- Jun 13, 2018
Right now I’m going to review one of the most talked-about survey sites out there: Forthright. The site was formerly known as innoPoll. I’ve never tried innoPoll, but Forthright seemed like a good site to try out.
So here’s my Forthright review. If you’ve been wondering whether Forthright is legit or not, read on!
Forthright: First Impressions
There’s a lot of hype with Forthright. A lot of online commenters have mentioned that Forthright is one of the best survey sites they’ve used. When you first check out their website, I can see why people love this company. I think Forthright’s website looks pretty rad. The design is excellent (no cheesy stock photos or free website templates!), and the info is easy to read and understand.
If you’re like me and usually head straight to the FAQ page, you’ll notice that there isn’t much info on that page. And that’s because all the info is where they should be - in their corresponding sites. I’ve noticed that other sites simply dump all the info into the FAQ page and leave the other pages empty (or even non-existent). I appreciate how Forthright tries to present their content properly.
My Hot Take: My first impression is excellent. I’ve reviewed quite a few great survey sites recently, but Forthright is on a whole different level, as far as design and content go. Now that we’ve covered the first impression, let’s hop right into the actual experience of using the site.
How to Earn on Forthright
Forthright, as you may have gathered by now, is a survey site. For any beginners out there, I’ll explain what survey sites do. Companies pay Forthright (and other survey sites) to provide surveys to its members. The info taken from these surveys are turned over to the company, which uses them to make better-informed business decisions. For example, an energy drink brand may want to know what sort of new flavors the market would respond positively to. So it hires Forthright to send out surveys. Most of these surveys will be targeted to a particular demographic. That energy drink company may want only athletic people to take the survey. So Forthright will try to have only qualifying members take the survey.
The market research industry is huge. According to CNBC, companies in the United States spend over 1 trillion (yes, that’s trillion!) per year on research and development. Since Forthright is making money this way, they, in turn, pay members such as us for completing those surveys.
You can earn on Forthright three different ways:
Proprietary Surveys - These are surveys that Forthright itself provides.
Partner Surveys - These are surveys that, as the name implies, are from third parties, usually Pinecone Research and Univox Community, and are routed through Forthright. (Other sites actually provide partner surveys exclusively - they are called survey routers.)
The great thing about Forthright is that you get paid instantly after you’ve answered a survey. That is such a big deal. No more counting and converting points, no more waiting long processing times. You finish a survey, and get paid right away. That is awesome!
You will usually have to answer pre-qualifying questions before you can take a survey. This is done to ensure that you fit the survey’s target demographic. There is also a limit of three surveys you can complete per day. On average, these surveys take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes to complete.
Sometimes, you will be disqualified in the middle of taking a survey. That could be because of two things: 1. The site already reached its quota of answers or 2. The site decided, based on your current answers, that you aren’t the survey’s target demographic. It usually sucks to get disqualified because that means wasted time (and no earnings). But on Forthright, you get paid a nominal fee when you get disqualified. No more wasted time! How cool is that?
Participating in Product Testing - You can also earn by receiving sample products and giving your feedback about them. But to be honest, product tests don’t become available very often. In fact, I’ve never seen one become available yet. But if you luck out, this would be a pretty good way to earn.
My Hot Take: Everything looks pretty good here. There are no alternate earning methods like watching videos, reading emails, and other micro tasks, but it’s no big deal. What I do miss are referrals. Most survey sites have referral programs, and it’s pretty strange that a site like Forthright doesn’t have it.
Earning Potential on ForthRight
As mentioned earlier, surveys take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes to complete. On average, they pay around $1 to $3 dollars, depending on the survey’s length and complexity. I’ve heard about surveys paying more than $5, but I’ve never encountered them personally.
Forthright also gives a Loyalty Bonus - when you complete three proprietary surveys, you get a bonus credit sent to your profile!
Your actual earnings will depend on how many surveys you qualify for, and whether you spend the time completing them. But let’s assume you complete three $1 surveys a day. That would amount to $21 a week - not bad at all! But it’s still recommendable to manage your expectations. The earning’s are good here, but it still won’t amount to anything more than pocket money. So don’t try to take surveys to pay the rent.
My Hot Take: Earning potential on the site is really good! There will be times when you don’t qualify for surveys, and those times can get plenty frustrating, but just keep trying to qualify, and eventually you’ll start making money.
Payout Options on Forthright
Now, this is where the site really shines. As soon as you complete a survey, you get paid immediately! You can choose to have your earnings sent via PayPal, Tango, bank deposit, bitcoin (via Coinbase), Amazon Gift Card, or as a donation.
Yep, no minimum withdrawals to try and reach, no lengthy process times - just instant payment!
My Hot Take: This is the best thing about Forthright. And I think they’re payment processing is one of the best - if not the best - in the industry.
How to Join Forthright
As of now, only residents of the United States can join Forthright - although I’ve heard that they’re working on opening memberships to other countries. There’s no age requirement, but most of the surveys are for the 18 and up demographic.
To register, simply visit their website and head over to the registration page. I’ll be providing the link below. Ka-chow:
Registration Page: https://www.beforthright.com/join
One of the great things about Forthright is that their site is “mobile first.” That means it was designed specifically for use on mobile phones. This makes it easy for us to complete surveys while away from our desks (which, for me, is actually the best time to take surveys!)
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
As if there was any doubt: Forthright is legit! This is one of the greatest survey sites I’ve ever tried, for all the reasons listed above. If you’re looking for a survey site to try, I easily recommend this site. Give it a try!
On a related note: last month I reviewed a bunch of crappy survey sites. It seems this week is the exact opposite. I’ve been reviewing a bunch of awesome survey sites, including Forthright. Hope this trend keeps up!
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Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried Forthright? Was your experience as good as mine?
Let’s hear your stories!