- Jun 13, 2018
The topic of my next review is a pretty interesting site: OnePulse. I think the site has a few noteworthy features that are worth checking out - mainly its speed and ease of use. I’ve reviewed other sites that promise easy surveys, so it’d be interesting to see how OnePulse stacks up.
So here’s my OnePulse review. Read on to know if OnePulse is legit!
How to Earn on OnePulse
OnePulse is a survey site. There are lots of survey sites out there, but what makes OnePulse unique is that it provides these really short, micro surveys that it calls “pulses.” Seriously, these surveys are really short and easy to do. They never contain more than 3 questions, and I’ve never been required to provide written answers. All the micro surveys I took here were multiple choice. I’ve even taken a few 1 question surveys! I earned for literally two seconds’ worth of work!
Another good thing about these micro surveys is that you never get disqualified or screened out in the middle of taking one… it would be kind of strange getting kicked out of a 3 question survey, wouldn’t it?
These pulses come in two flavors: paid and unpaid. My initial reaction to the unpaid surveys was “aw hell no!” It doesn’t matter if it’s a 3 question survey; it’s still work, and some market research company out there is still benefiting from my answers.
So for a few weeks, I ignored the unpaid surveys and noticed something strange: I wasn’t getting any paid surveys! And then I learned that you had to take unpaid surveys to get to the paid ones. The more unpaid surveys you complete, the more paid ones you’ll get. It’s like a video game: you earn experience points, and higher XP opens up more opportunities.
Whatever. I hate this method. It’s sneaky and should be considered work.
My Hot Take: Yeah, like I said above, OnePulse’s method of providing surveys sucks. Just give me paid surveys, or none at all.
Earning Potential on OnePulse
Initially, my earnings were non-existent because I didn’t get paid surveys. When I started taking the unpaid ones, my earnings were still non-existent. But slowly, paid surveys started to trickle down, and I started earning regularly. (I still take unpaid surveys, just to keep the ball rolling.)
The average pay per micro survey is £0.20 (OnePulse is based in the UK), but can go as low as £0.15 or as high as £0.20. I earned an average of £5 every ten days, but I can’t tell how much you’ll be making because the site has a weird way of assigning paid surveys.
My Hot Take: At first glance, the earnings per survey aren’t bad, considering the fact that they only take a few seconds to complete. But here’s the rub: when you consider that you have to take unpaid surveys, those earnings don’t look too good. Basically, you need to take double the surveys (unpaid and then paid) to earn. Yeah, I’m not too into that.
Payout Options on OnePulse
Once you have a minimum of £5 worth of earnings, you can request a payout, which is sent via PayPal… instantly! Everything about this site is fast. Completing surveys is fast, and getting your earnings is fast, too. But take note: you’ll have to pay £0.10 for the PayPal transaction. Basically, you’re giving up your earnings from one survey for PayPal fees. At least processing is fast?
My Hot Take: I love the instant payment. That’s a pretty big deal when other sites make you wait ages just to process your payout request. But I’m not really a fan of having to pay PayPal fees.
How to Join OnePulse
If you’d like to become a member of OnePulse, simply sign up on their website and download their app on your smartphone. I’ll be giving you links below. Ka-chow:
Registration Page: https://www.onepulse.com/register
I like the fact that they have a mobile app. The app makes it super-easy to answer surveys while you’re on the go.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
OnePulse is legit… but I think they’re sneaky. By having to take unpaid surveys, they are in effect making you do double the work. Now, micro surveys don’t require much work (I’m not complaining about that), but you’re still being forced to do something you wouldn’t normally do. It’s up to you to decide whether this is worth it. As for me, I’d rather spend my time on other sites.
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So that’s my review for OnePulse. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried out the site? How many paid surveys did you get?
Let’s hear your stories!