What is Onepoll about…Is Onepoll a legit survey site, that you can trust? Or is it just a scam?!
I will give you a run through of what the site has to offer, as well as the criticisms of this site – and you can make up your own mind!
Let me know in the comments what you think.
Onepoll review In Brief:
Money Making Opportunity: Peanuts, (if you’re lucky).
Cost: free to join.
Vedict: It’s a legit site – but still has faced plenty of criticism, although that’s pretty normal for survey panels. (I will explain all this a bit further down).
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What is Onepoll About?
Onepoll is a straight forward survey site that is free to sign up to, although you will have to tell them quite a bit of information about yourself.
For example, personal details about your income, whether you have children, their birthdays/yours, your employment status and so on.
What struck me most about Onepoll was the size – there isn’t much too this site and yet, from the look of the welcome page, you’d expect a lot more.
How Can You Earn Cash?
You can earn via entering surveys – plus some money from referring friends, (which I explain more about below).
Upon arrival, there is a list outlining all the surveys that you can complete in order to make your first £2.50 – which is quite helpful to get your started.
However, you may be put off when you see how long the list is. I delved into the first mini survey – which took around 10 minutes and I had made 20p.
Every mini survey on the list would earn you 20p.
There are two types of survey – one is to make straight money from and the other is for competition entries.
Onepoll holds random prize draws/sweepstakes for money ranging between £100 and £1000.
In addition, you can also refer friends in order to make extra money, but there is a limit on that.
You can only refer 10 friends. You get 50p for every friend that signs up.
If that member makes £20, you get £1 and if they make £40 – they give you £2.50. While this is better than nothing, it’s really nothing to get excited about.
You can also only refer them via completing a form, filling out email addresses.
Unfortunately you have to make £40 before you can request a withdrawal.
This is outrageously high, in comparison to other competitors these days.
A majority of people signing up to Onepoll, will just not stay long enough to reach that threshold.
Most people who sign up to survey sites rarely take any action… many may take a survey or two and get bored and quit.
This is actually quite convenient for Onepoll, as it would mean they would have to pay out significantly less than other companies that offer a lower payout threshold.
They manage to get a vast amount of surveys completed, without paying anyone a penny.
Have you reached the payout threshold for OnePoll? Let me know in the comments.
By having a lower payout threshold, it encourages people to continue with the surveys but is also far more fair all round.
It seems many survey panels are lowering their threshold these days, which is better.
For example; I recently discovered another platform in the UK called OhMyDosh! You can get £1 for signing up and then can cash out from £10.
OnePoll Negative Reviews:
You don’t need to look far to catch a glimpse of multiple complaints against Onepoll.
One common complaint that arose time and time again was that they leave you hanging once you’re almost at £40.
Whereas there were once plenty of surveys to do normally, suddenly they all dry up once you’re almost at pay-out time.
This is a criticism I’ve seen made regularly through various sites, so this isn’t unique in that respect.
Although, I would say it’s unlikely that they purposefully stop surveys – the amount of surveys you get can regularly go up and down and how many you get accepted to, depends on various factors.
In any case, once you DO reach the payout threshold and have your payment approved, you then have to wait up to 28 days to actually receive it.
Why? You can ask for withdrawal via PayPal, so why would this take 28 days? I don’t know.
Again, this is not uncommon with some survey sites but… seems totally unnecessary to me. (Please let me know if an of these things change and also, share your own experience!).
Aside from all the criticisms though, I’ve also heard from perfectly happy customers who have received their money in time with no issues whatsoever.
So, it’s a bit of a mixed bag as far as people’s experience goes!
If you’re happy, (or not) with Onepoll – let me know in the comments!
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OnePoll overview – promotional Video:
According to their own promotional video, 91% of customers would recommend Onepoll.
Do you agree? What do you think makes Onepoll stand out to you?
PROS VS CONS
- Nice looking website.
- Easy to navigate and user friendly.
- Simple steps to your first £2.50.
- You can earn some money via recommending friends and family.
- Ridiculously high payout threshold of £40. They need to adjust this to match some of their biggest competitors.
- Not much going on, no variety.
- Lots of negative reviews.
- Limited awards.
- A long time to wait for payment, (up to 28 days).
Conclusion – is OnePoll Legit, Or A Scam?
Onepoll is not a scam, it’s a legitimate company online where you can earn a small amount of money by doing online surveys.
Many people have certainly been paid – even if it does take a long time.
Unfortunately, as is the case with many survey sites, they do also have some negative points.
For example, having a high payment threshold to avoid paying out to a majority of people who will sign up.
Hopefully they will change this soon to be able to compete with their competitors.
Also, stalling people from completing surveys when they are almost at target could be a potential red flag and it would be interesting to hear from other people who have experienced this.
Does it seem like a tactic employed to try and get people to give up and forget about it? I’m not sure… But I imagine a majority of people do give up after a long time of being unable to complete surveys.
Every time one person gives up, they’re let off paying out £40.
Basically, it seems they try and make it as difficult as possible for you to actually get paid.
The worry is that you will spend vast amount of time and effort on these surveys, only to be let down at the last hurdle.
How would it feel to suddenly have your account blocked or have no surveys to complete when you’re pennies from reaching their £40 threshold?
Ultimately, survey sites are very frustrating in general, they pay next to nothing for your time and effort and – at times – you will struggle to get any money at all.
Alternatives To Onepoll:
If you’re still interested in signing up to survey related sites – there are a whole bunch with far lower pay out threshold.
Personally, I prefer sites that are what I class as the “all-rounders” which include other ways to make money online too – such as pay to search, cash offers, cashback, watching videos or playing games.
That way, you have a much higher chance of reaching threshold more quickly – because certain other tasks can pay more and having a variety of things to do, can simply be more interesting.
My favourite online survey-related site is Swagbucks, because they have a a wide variety of ways to make money, (not just surveys) including some effortless ways, such as using their search engine or cash back offers.
Recently, I also reviewed 20cogs, which is a site where you have to complete offers, but can come out with a lump some at the end… More than likely £200+
Prolific is another great option, because they have really interesting surveys, they pay well and they don’t screen you out!
However, you will never make much from these type of sites. At best, they’re pocket money opportunities.
Watch out though, there are plenty of scam sites out there claiming you can make thousands from online survey sites – but this is completely untrue.
If You’re Fed Up Of Surveys? – You Could Be Making More!
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Do you have any views on Onepoll – or survey sites in general?
Let me know in the comments below!
All the best… 🙂