I have recently looking into all sorts of Apps that can make or save you money and this one was brand new to me, so I downloaded it to check it out.
I’ve reviewed many Apps now and so far, there aren’t yet Apps that can make you significant money, but are usually just a bit of fun…
In my Citizenme review today, I will share my personal experience with the App, what other people think and conclude whether it’s worth your time downloading.
Will I keep this one loaded on to my phone? Or will it get a prompt delete from me?! Let’s find out.
What Is CitizenMe About?
When I first came across this app, I was a bit confused at first.
It said I could make money from sharing my data with businesses, but how?
Well, we share info all the time online and many companies use all that data information for free.
The difference with this App, is it pays us for sharing certain data – although, you won’t always make money from the activities here, (I will explain further in a moment).
The creators of this App are based in the UK, but you can access it from many Countries – as long as you have either an iphone or android phone.
Signing Up To CitizenMe…
It is easy to sign up, you simply do so with your email address and create a password.
When you’re signed up, there are some simple slides that give you basic info about the App.
Initially, you’re asked to answer a basic survey – which was 5 simple questions, including things such as:
- your age,
- Why you signed up to Citizenme,
- How you heard about Citizenme.
I was then offered another survey, which said it would make more paid surveys available to me.
After I’d been through these though, there was nothing else for me to do unfortunately.
On the main dashboard, there are some different options, which are laid out in different colours.
- Insight, (where you find out exchange results).
- Donate, (you can exchange your results).
- Earn, (where you can do paid surveys).
- Fun, (just for fun – exchange results with others.
There are quizzes relating these sections.
Some quizzes you do will heighten your chance of getting a paid survey.
However, many of the surveys are just for fun.
For example; there are some tests that analyse your Facebook likes and activity and can share an insight into your personality.
Personally, I found this quite accurate and amusing.
Apart from one quiz result that said I was most likely an engineer… I’m not sure how it got that info.
Another one told me some info about my local area, as you can see below:
I found the tests quite fun to do while I was waiting for some food to cook, but unfortunately… they weren’t cash surveys.
I was hoping there would be cash surveys right away, but seems as though they do need to build up a fair amount of information about you first.
As You scroll thorugh the dashboard, there are purple tiles and these are quizzes you take in order to qualify for paid surveys.
The more you complete of the purple tiles, the more you increase your chance of getting a paid survey.
There had been very little available to me at first, but gradually over several hours, more quizzes became available, (not paid ones though!!!).
A good thing about these little quizzes, is that they are very short.
There is also one section called “communities,”… (which still baffles me).
After several hours, one community did become available. I didn’t really understand what was involved though.
Although I joined the community, I am not sure what happens after that and no other info was available to me.
Update: Several Days After Uploading!
I’m disappointed to report that several days after uploading this app and doing plenty of the quizzes…
I still have ZERO paid surveys to do. 🙁
I’m not sure if it’s just me .. or if this is a common issue.
I went back online, to see what other feedback I could find about this app…
Citizenme Feedback Online:
There have been a bunch of really good reviews online.
One common positive point was that the surveys are really short and to that, I agree.
On App store, it currently has 4.3 stars – but less than 200 reviews as I write this.
On Google Play, it currently has 4.2 stars, but over 5000 reviews.
However, despite the overall good reviews... There have recently been complaints of an error.
Some people have completed surveys, only to be told there is an error, as they are only allowed one PayPal account. See below.
As you can see, the support team have been replying to these complaints and saying they will resolve the issue, which is good to see.
Unfortunately, these very recent complaints have been bringing down their overall score and feedback online and issues have been arising for several months.
Even if you do manage to get paid though, it seems the surveys are very infrequent according to reviews.
The review below says the app used to be good for earning £1 per month.
It can be very frustrating with other survey sites when you’re stuck on a super-long survey, (especially when you then end up getting screened out).
Short surveys are a massive bonus.
If you want a survey site that won’t screen you out – try Prolific.
How Much Can You Make With Citizen Me?
The income is going to be fairly low with any survey sites, but most surveys on this site will tend to be under £1 and that’s to expected when the surveys are so short.
Although, I’ve actually seen plenty of long surveys that are well under that £1 anyway – so it’s not bad when you’re only taking seconds to answer these!
However, you won’t make anything at all if there are zero surveys, (which is the current issue for me right now!).
I’m hoping the paid surveys will come eventually, but this is more something you will do for fun at this stage.
No Payout Threshold:
One impressive aspect of this App, is that it pays out immediatley – as soon as you have completed a survey.
You may have only made 20p, but it will still pay you shortly after.
I think this could be both a Pro and a Con… because, really it’s nice to save up your money to a reasonable amount to withdraw.
You’re not going to notice such a small amount going into your account.
It would be nice to have the option to delay payment, if you wanted to.
PROS VS CONS
- Fun layout and some entertaining surveys.
- Easy to navigate, well designed.
- Instant PayPal payment, there isn’t a payout threshold like most survey panels – which is really good.
- Many good reviews and feedback online.
- You can enable push-notifications, which means you shouldn’t miss out on a survey.
- A lot of the initial surveys, you don’t get paid for.
- You won’t earn much.
- Paypal only, (will be an issue for some).
- No referral program.
Is CitizenMe app worth your time? Will I Keep It Installed?
Have you experienced this app yet? What do you think? Let me know in the comments.
I will keep this app installed for now, just because I want to see if any actual paid surveys come up! I will keep you posted.
Whether this app is worth your time or not, depends why you want to join.
If it’s because you want to make good money online, then no – it’s not worth it.
As well as only earning a very small amount, it seems a bunch of people have had issues with payment recently.
Although, hopefully all those cases were resolved, as it seems their support team are quick to answer any negative feedback).
However, if you’re just looking for something to do for fun, while, (possibly) getting a v.small financial reward in the process – then you may this app.
If it’s survey sites or apps you’re after, you may want to check out these other posts:
Beyond Apps And Survey Panels:
I started off online, by doing small income opportunities and entering competitions/sweepstakes online.
I actually didn’t even think about the possibility of making too much money for a long time – I didn’t even understand that bloggers made money at first.
….I thought they all just did it as a hobby!!!
But once I did start reading more about the online world, I started to understand that there were lots of different ways people make money online.
I personally went the blogging route and I wrote a step-by-step free guide for how you can do that – right here.
If you’re not sure where to start and you need guidance & support, check out the free training here.
I hope you found my Citizenme review helpful and , if you would like to share your personal experience with this App…
I’d love you to leave me a comment below!
All the best,