- Jun 13, 2018
Among the different ways to make money online, survey sites were the ones I was most skeptical about at first. For starters, why on earth would a site want me to fill out surveys? Were they trying to secretly gather my data or install some sort of malware in my laptop? Sure, they offer cash in return for my participation, but those rewards often come across as bait.
Well, it turns out they’re completely legit… or most of them are. Survey sites provide a valuable service to companies doing market research. Those companies hire the survey site to send out surveys to their members. Those members, in turn, get paid by the survey site for completing those surveys. Win-win… or win-win-win, rather.
I’ve tried a lot of survey sites, and have a pretty good feel for what makes one legit or a scam. Today, I’ll be giving you my MindField Online review. I know there are already a few MindField reviews elsewhere on the interwebs, but here’s mine.
My first impression of MindField Online was pretty good. The design was boring, but at least there was no shortage of information relating to their business. So plus points for that. One thing I didn’t like, though, was the excessive use of stock photos. It may seem shallow for me to call them out on this, but I have a hard time trust a company 100% when it has an over-reliance on stock photos. It looks like they’re hiding something. Well, are they? Read on!
How Can I Earn on MindField Online?
You take surveys and you earn cash - it’s that simple!
But of course, that’s not all there is to it. For starters, anyone 15 years old and above can join the site.
After you register you’ll have to fill out a few Member Questionnaires. Filling out the questionnaires is completely optional, but don’t mix it up with surveys. You won’t get paid for completing those questionnaires. But don’t skip this step, because it’s really important.
The info the site gets from those questionnaires will help them assign surveys to you. See, some surveys may not suit certain demographics. I love design and organization, which is why the site doesn’t assign me surveys that involve topics like politics or business planning.
Earning Potential on MindField Online
The site will send you notifications via email when there are surveys for you to take. There were weeks when I hardly got any surveys. So my earnings weren’t that good.
For what it’s worth, MindField does have a referral system. You will earn $1 when one of your recruits completes their first survey.
You can only get your earnings via PayPal or cheque. PayPal payouts are processed within 5 to 10 days. Cheques will take up to six weeks for delivery.
Do note that there’s a $5 minimum cashout. It’s not a super high amount, but you will still have to do a bit of saving up to be able to withdraw your earnings.
MindField Online: What’s Good, and What Sucks
Here’s a quick list of things I thought were good about the site… and things I thought flat-out sucked.
Low minimum withdrawal - $5 isn’t to restrictive an amount. I like that!
Getting booted out of surveys - It’s frustrating to be in the middle of taking a survey, then all of a sudden you get disqualified from completing it! The site claims they do that when either they’ve accumulated enough data overall, or that they learn you aren’t qualified to take the survey. If that were the case, why did they let you take it in the first place? This system has to go!
Long payment processing time - I get it; snail mail takes longer. But six weeks? And ten days for PayPal? I don’t like having to wait that long to get my earnings - especially since my earnings on this site aren’t that high anyway.
They close new sign-ups periodically - Who knows why they do this. Maybe they run out of clients? Either way, it’s not a very good sign when a survey site is dormant.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
MindField Online is legit… but not the best option out there. There are sites that actually pay you even if they disqualify you from completing a survey. But MindField Online doesn’t have the best user experience out there.
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This review is based on my own experiences using MindField Online. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you had a different experience using the site?
Let’s hear your stories!