- Jun 13, 2018
What’s up peeps? Are you ready for another survey site review? I hope you are, since there are so many scam sites out there. I’ve been writing these survey site reviews to help you separate the scam sites from the legit ones.
Up next, I’ll be reviewing Rakuten Insight. Ever wondered if Rakuten Insight is legit? Read my review to find out. Let’s get this show on the road, shall we?
Rakuten Insight: First Impressions
The website of Rakuten looks pretty professional. Clean design, sensible layout, and extensive information. The latter is particularly important to me, because before I actually register on a survey site, I’d like to know first how it operates.
The company is owned and run by Rakuten Insight Global, a major market research company, which operates in Europe, US, and Asia. It’s good to know that the survey site has a large company behind it.
My Hot Take: Overall, a pretty good first impression. There’s nothing shady about this site - quite the opposite. It looks respectable, dependable, and professional.
How to Earn on Rakuten Insight
You earn points (called “EPoints” by the site) for completing surveys. You can then redeem these points as cash or e-vouchers for various online stores.
After registering (which I’ll be tackling in a bit), you will receive email notifications whenever a survey becomes available. The site will send you surveys that are appropriate to your profile. For example, if you’re a construction guy like me, chances are the site won’t send you surveys about cosmetics.
You will have the opportunity to provide demographic information (such as your age, location, job, number of people in your household). Since surveys are matched to your demographic, I suggest you provide as much info as you can. That way, you can ensure you get assigned more surveys.
The surveys are pretty easy to complete. In my experience, they can take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
My Hot Take: The surveys are pretty decent, but there aren’t any other methods for earning. No referral program, no micro tasks, nothing. That is pretty disappointing, since the more methods a site has, the more opportunities you will have to earn.
Earning Potential on Rakuten Insight
Every 100 EPoints you earn on the site is equivalent to $1 in real-world money. Earning for surveys range from a few cents to a few dollars, depending on the length and complexity of the survey.
I think earnings will vary from member to member, which is why I highly recommend you complete your demographic information. That way you can get more surveys (and, as a result, get more opportunities to earn)
My Hot Take: Earning potential on Rakuten Insight is okay. Nothing to get overly excited about, but not as bad or good as some other sites.
Payout Options on Rakuten Insight
Once you’ve accumulated a minimum of 500 points (equivalent to $10), you can request a payout, either as cash (sent via PayPal) or e-voucher for various online retailers.
My Hot Take: I’ve always been partial to cash, but I like the fact that the site offers vouchers for those who need it.
How to Join Rakuten Insight.
Memberships are only open to US residents ages 16 and above. Bit of a bummer, but it is what it is. If you’d like to join the site, I’ll be providing a link to their sign-up page below. Ka-chow:
Registration Page: https://us.m.aipsurveys.com/agreement
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
Rakuten Insight is legit! I wish the site had more earning methods (especially a referral program) but I think the site is pretty solid. This won’t be my first choice when using survey sites, but I can see myself using this as a backup site.
Rakuten Insight Screenshots
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So that’s my Rakuten Insight review. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you used this site? What were your experiences like?
Let’s hear your stories!