Do you like taking surveys? How about getting paid for it? This is exactly what Ipsos i-Say offers to you. If you join their site, they will send you surveys and they will pay you for it. In this review, I will show you how does it work. Moreover, I will dig deep to figure out if they are legit and if they deliver on their promises. Finally, I will analyze if they are a good opportunity to make extra money, or a waste of time.
There are a lot of paid survey sites these days. All of them offer easy money for a little bit of your time and information. These offers are quite alluring, aren’t they? Who wouldn’t want to make some extra money while doing nothing but completing interesting surveys? However, one should be careful to avoid scams and sites that will waste your time for nothing.
Before I cut to the chase, I want to point out certain facts. Survey sites, even the reliable and trustworthy ones, are not an opportunity for everyone. They are good only for those who like surveys. It is so because no one can make a lot of money on survey sites. Usually, you can make just a couple of dollars a month. But, if you like surveys and join multiple sites you can probably make $50 – $100 a month. That’s nice pocket money for something that you actually do for fun.
If you’re in there just for the money, don’t bother, find a part-time job. You will end up spending a lot of time taking surveys or searching for them. And the pay rate is nowhere near as good as any real job.
What Is Ipsos i-Say and How It Works
Ipsos i-Say is a paid survey site. It is an online section of Ipsos Group S.A., a global market research company. Ipsos is one of the largest market research companies worldwide. So, they are a real and respectable company. Therefore you can rule out legitimacy and scam concerns right away.
Ipsos i-say is available in more than 30 countries worldwide. You just have to be 18 years old or more, to be eligible. It takes a couple of easy steps to join in. You have to answer some questions and after that, you will receive an activating link. As soon as you have done this you can start taking surveys.
How To Earn Money
Ipsos i-Say is focused solely on surveys. You will receive invitations through your email for available surveys. Completed surveys will earn you points. Usually, you will get between 10 and 90 points per each completed survey. First of all, you’ll get a couple of qualifying questions. But, even if you don’t qualify you will earn 5 points. When you receive an invitation for the survey, it will inform you how long will it take and how many points you will earn.
When you collect 500 points you can redeem your rewards. You can choose between gift cards and cash via PayPal. Gift cards include Amazon, Starbucks, Visa gift cards and many more. Whatever method you choose, 100 points have a value of approximately $1. The frequency of surveys depends on your demographics. It should be between 1 and 8, averaging 4 surveys per month.
There are a few more ways to earn points. Ipsos i-Say has a loyalty bonus program to reward you with additional points. After you complete 10 surveys you will receive 50 points, for 50 surveys you’ll get 200 points and for 200 surveys maximum of 600 points.
Referral program allows you to earn more points. You can get 100 points for each person you refer to. Referral is considered successful as soon as referred individual completes the first survey.
After each survey, you complete you will be offered to take part in the Poll Predictor game. You will be asked to predict the percentage of ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers to a particular question. The closer you get to the correct percentage, the more entries for sweepstakes you get. These prize draws are held every other week. There are several other sweepstakes opportunities. For some of them, you qualify automatically. For others, you can use your points if you want to enter.
Major Pros and Cons
Clarity – They don’t promise you to get rich. It is quite obvious what can you expect for joining the site. The number and the length of surveys, the number of points, you know all the facts beforehand, more or less. I like this because it can be very frustrating when you don’t know what to expect.
Sweepstakes and Poll Predictor – I’m not a fan of sweepstakes, but it is a chance to win bigger prizes. Poll Predictor won’t earn you points, but it gives a bit of variety to your Ipsos experience.
Loyalty program – When you win extra rewards just for being a member, it makes you feel good and appreciated. Even though it is not a huge boost, it is a nice addition.
Referral program – The same goes for the referral program. Any kind of bonus is always welcomed by users.
A limited number of surveys – This is the most often complain. Average of 4 surveys per month means that some users will get one or maybe none. So, it takes time to collect any meaningful amount of money.
Technical issues – It can be very frustrating if you can’t complete the survey because of some glitch. Actually, all glitches and technical problems are irritating.
Customer support – Sometimes they are slow to reply, sometimes they don’t reply at all. This is a weak spot of many survey sites. I guess it has something to do with numbers, as Ipsos i-Say has 3 million members. It is not an excuse, though.
Ipsos i-Say is a legit site. In my opinion, they do deliver on their promises. However, their ratings are average. While I couldn’t find major downsides to this site, apparently some users could. I read a lot of these negative reviews. Some of these critics seemed to be unfounded. Others blew some real issues out of the proportion. Anyway, It all starts with some technical issues. But, if it happens often, or you don’t get any assistance to solve the problem, it can be a trust breaker.
On the other hand, there is a big number of satisfied and loyal members. So, I think they are worth a try. They are not my top choice, but in order to earn some money, you need to sign up for multiple sites anyway. With an average of 4 surveys per month, you will spend between 1 and 2 hours on the site in one month. It is not a big waste of time. And if you don’t like the experience you can quit it without regrets.