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What is YouGov?
YouGov is a company that gathers people’s opinions on everything from brands, poilitcs, public affairs and other topics of general interest and pays them for their opinions. Users earn points primarily by completing short surveys on a variety of topics. All the points that users earn can be spent on Gift Cards, Merchandise or withdrew into PayPal cash – you also get a 2,000 point sign-up bonus. If you’re interested, Sign Up Here.
YouGovs surveys are usually kept between 5-7 minutes long with around 20-30 questions- the longest survey they claim to offer is around 20 minutes long. The surveys they offer can be focused on anything from politics, current events, celebrities, brands and products.
Although YouGov does sometimes have its members perform product testing, it’s not focused on that area and finding useful information on what they offer is difficult. I wouldn’t recommend joining solely to test products, but it’s a nice little bonus that may be worth participating in if you get invited.
You’ll receive 2,000 points for every referral that completes 4 surveys in total after signing up under your link. From what I can tell this is a one time reward so don’t expect to earn much from this.
The minimum withdrawal amount is $15 (25,000 pts) for U.S. members and £50 for those in the UK.
500 – 1,000 points
This isn’t a complete list of rewards, some rewards may vary depending on location.
2. Amazon Gift Card
3. Best Buy Gift Card
4. Prepaid Visa Gift Card
Pros and Cons
- Easy Sign-up.
- 2,000 point sign-up bonus.
- Adequate selection of reward/withdrawal options.
- Surveys are kept short (usually).
- Website is very difficult to navigate and needlessly confusing.
- Useful information is either very difficult to find or nonexistent. Their FAQ needs a lot of information added/updated.
- You have to wait for surveys to become available to start earning.
- Referrals can only earn you a one-time bonus of 2,000 points.
For a first time impression, YouGov falls painfully short of impressing me in the least. Between the scarce information I could dig up about their services and the terrible website design; which made navigating the site very difficult, I cannot recommend using this website. I’ll update this review if they ever fix these issues.
- First, you’ll need to create a YouGov account, click here to register.
- Fill out the welcome survey to earn your 2,000 points and fill in any other required personal information for your account.
- Check back often and complete any surveys that are available to you.
- Invite friends on Facebook or via the referral link to earn more.