Today, I’ll be reviewing Testable Minds, a relatively new survey site. The company is run by academics, professors, and programmers. They cover more sophisticated topics such as testing your perceptual ability and your memory. In short, this is a survey site after my own academic heart. As a college professor, I need to be objective while reviewing the site. I will try my best! Read on for my 100% objective and impartial Testable Minds review!
How to Earn on Testable Minds
Once you’ve signed up, you can start taking surveys, which are part of psychological/behavioral experiments from leading universities.
Take note that these surveys and tests are a bit more involved than your run of the mill survey. Their surveys may take a while to complete - around half an hour. Because of this, they require you to complete the surveys on a desktop or laptop. When you start a survey, a timer will come out. If you’re on mobile, that timer will not appear.
I won’t count that against them because this is their niche. If you’re into longer surveys, this is the site for you.
Testable Minds also gives you the option of inviting friends to the site, and earning from their participation. You’ll get $1 when each of your recruits cashes out for the first time. Most newbie survey sites go all-out with their referral programs in an effort to build a large user base. And other sites even offer earnings down three levels of recruits. Testable Minds’ referral program is a bit… mediocre. Not bad. But certainly not the worsts.
Because these surveys are more complicated, the payouts are also pretty good. Take a look at some of these studies currently on the site:
Witness's memory and confidence (Category: Cognition)
Test your memory as if you were a witness of a crime, and answer questions about what you have seen as in a real interview.
Opinion Exp 1 (Category: Social Psychology)
This project involves making judgments about your own and other people's decision making.
Once you’ve accumulated $30 worth of earnings on the site, you can request a cashout. They currently only pay via PayPal, which is not a big deal to me. PayPal is the standard for me, and I don’t mind not having other payment options. But you need to be aware of this if you prefer direct bank deposits.
The minimum withdrawal is pretty high - almost restrictively so - but that amount gets lower the more withdrawals you make. This is one of those scenarios where I recommend withdrawing your earnings as soon as you meet the minimum amount
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
Testable Minds is legit! (And that’s my objective opinion!) The surveys are engaging, and the payouts for each one is great. They have a high minimum withdrawal, but that’s okay - your earnings per survey is pretty high.
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This review is based on my own experiences using Testable Minds. Now it’s your turn to share! How have you tried out this site? Which tests did you take, and what were your earnings like?
Let’s hear your stories!