- May 16, 2018
When it comes to business, I think consumers have the power. That’s something I like to tell my students, who sometimes feel they can’t affect any sort of meaningful change. And by power, I don’t just mean the power to choose which product to buy and support. Our opinions as consumers matter. And guess what? Companies invest big money in figuring out what the market wants and responds to. Market research is big business.
I tell my students survey sites are a great way to help sway the business decisions of corporations. These corporations hire survey sites to conduct surveys among qualified members of the site. The info obtained through these surveys are given to the corporation, which uses it to make more informed decisions. So yeah, you have a voice. And companies will listen!
I always recommend survey sites to my students. Apart from that great feeling you get when providing feedback, you also make some pretty decent money from these sites. Not enough to make this a full-time career, of course. But enough to supplement your income, whether you’re a student, or a professional such as myself.
So for today, I will be discussing LegerWeb. They look pretty professional, based on first impressions. There are a few things about the site that are pretty standard among survey sites, but it also has some unique aspects.
Is LegerWeb a scam? Read my LegerWeb review to find out!
Getting to Know LegerWeb
LegerWeb is a Canadian company, and was founded in 2004. With so many survey sites popping up, it’s good to find one that has been in existence for well over a decade. (Man, I feel old) I usually take it as a good sign if a survey site has been operating for a long time - it means they must be doing something right, right?
They claim to be the largest Canada-based survey site, with over 400,000 active members. (Membership is open to residents of both Canada and the United States)
How Do You Earn on the Site?
Most of us here will be familiar with the concept of survey sites, but for those who are new, this is how it works: A company will hire the survey site to conduct surveys. These surveys are an important part of the company’s market research efforts. The survey site will look through its user base and assign the survey to the appropriate member. (For example, if a survey involves sports gear, the site will assign it to members who are into sports.)
Now here’s what’s in it for you: for every survey you complete, you will be rewarded, either with a set amount of cash or points. If you get points, you can later redeem it as cash or gift cards. And that’s about it, in a nutshell.
On LegerWeb, you take surveys to earn “Leger Dollars”, which is basically their term for points. Surveys on LegerWeb are a bit on the long side - they may take around 5 to 10 minutes each to complete. That’s all right with me because longer surveys tend to pay better than short ones.
Right now, you can only redeem your Leger Dollars as real-world money. The site doesn’t offer any gift card options. But I’m okay with that. I’ll discuss their payment options in greater detail in a bit.
How Much Can You Earn on LegerWeb?
Each survey you complete will earn you $1. Some of the longer surveys can earn you twice that amount.
As for your monthly earning potential, as an academic, I hate saying “it depends” but… it depends. Your monthly earnings rely on several factors, including how many surveys get assigned to you, and how many of them you complete. It would be a good idea to always stay on top of site notifications, so you don’t miss an opportunity when it comes along.
Recruit Friends and Earn More!
Referring friends is another great way for you to earn on the site. You’ll get either $1, 2 Air Miles, or 1 contest entry for the first survey each of your referrals complete. This is a great way to earn, and on some months my earnings from referrals were actually than my survey earnings!
Once you have at least $20 in your LegerWeb account, you can request a cash out. Take note that the minimum amount is always $20. So if you have, say, $28 and withdraw $20, you won’t be able to withdraw the $8 later on (unless the eventually accumulate $20).
You can receive payment as cheque, or you can convert your Leger Dollars to Air Miles.
Since cheques need to be sent by mail, it can a few weeks for it to arrive (not counting their processing). It’s slightly disappointing, since PayPal is widely used and more convenient. I imagine some people may not have weeks to wait for their money to arrive.
You can also use your Leger Dollars to make a donation to either the Canadian Cancer Society or Sun Youth. And yes, the organizations will send you a tax receipt for your donations. But take note that the $20 minimum is still in effect when you donate to these groups.
Here’s one of the great things about LegerWeb, if you’re a resident of Canada: they hold contests regularly. These contests take place every month - every first Tuesday, to be exact. There are five possible prizes to be won:
- C$ 100
- C$ 1,000
- C$ 1,000
- 1,000 Air Miles
LegerWeb: the Good and the Bad
Here’s a summary of the good and bad with LegerWeb:
It pays well per survey
Their rates are a bit higher than other survey sites. Which is good, because there were times when they had few surveys available for me to take.
Cheque Payment Only
Come on, it’s 2018. I’m surprised they didn’t send me surveys via snail mail also.
Contests are only open to residents of Canada and Quebec
I know contests should be looked at as a bonus program, and not an actual way to earn. But it would have been nice if the contests were also open to residents of the United States. Spread the love, right?
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
LegerWeb is very legit! The pay per survey is great, and the team is very professional. Highly recommended!
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This review is based on my own experiences using LegerWeb. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you given this site a try? How were your earnings?
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