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LEGIT Testable Minds: Answer Psych and Behavioral Surveys for Top Dollar - Scam or Legit

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Holden

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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.

Referral Program

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.

Earning Potential

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.

Payout: $3

Opinion Exp 1 (Category: Social Psychology)

This project involves making judgments about your own and other people's decision making.

Payout: $3

Payout Options

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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Your Turn

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!

 

msmoneybags

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I signed up for this about a week back, and got an email to finish signing up, you must have a webcam to get verified, apparently they want you to hold your id so they can see your face, and ID to see if they match. so I canceled my account.
 

ruthmongare

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I did my first test but unfortunately failed. The second one required application of java but I didn't know how how yo tackle the task. The last time I checked there were no tasks to be done. Since then I haven't checked the site again.
 

msmoneybags

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so for an update from this site. Sept 1st I made my post, which is right up above, a couple days later received an email from them, asking if the reason I was wanting to close my account was because of the signing up process, I wrote back to them saying yes, that I didnt have a webcam to get verified nor did I feel comfortable doing so even if I did, they emailed me again, and asked if I still wanted to close my account, I told them If I didnt have to verify by webcam sure I would keep my account, Never heard back from them lol!

From what @katkat and @ruthmongare are saying it sounds maybe this site is more of a hassle?
 

ruthmongare

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so for an update from this site. Sept 1st I made my post, which is right up above, a couple days later received an email from them, asking if the reason I was wanting to close my account was because of the signing up process, I wrote back to them saying yes, that I didnt have a webcam to get verified nor did I feel comfortable doing so even if I did, they emailed me again, and asked if I still wanted to close my account, I told them If I didnt have to verify by webcam sure I would keep my account, Never heard back from them lol!

From what @katkat and @ruthmongare are saying it sounds maybe this site is more of a hassle?
Ooohh sorry to hear your story. For me, I have never been able to receive a cent from the site, so my account is still at 0. You really need to be checking the site oftenly because questions are answered very fast and you might be locked out.
 

Shellyann36

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so for an update from this site. Sept 1st I made my post, which is right up above, a couple days later received an email from them, asking if the reason I was wanting to close my account was because of the signing up process, I wrote back to them saying yes, that I didnt have a webcam to get verified nor did I feel comfortable doing so even if I did, they emailed me again, and asked if I still wanted to close my account, I told them If I didnt have to verify by webcam sure I would keep my account, Never heard back from them lol!

From what @katkat and @ruthmongare are saying it sounds maybe this site is more of a hassle?
I don't like using my webcam for surveys either. I keep my camera turned off on my computer most of the time unless I am video chatting with family. I don't even feel like holding my license up to the camera for a survey site to see. It is a bit too invasive for me.
 

Amos

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Thanks for the Testable Minds review, Holden.

Was testable minds a scam? Definitely not. Testable Minds is legit. They do pay you, and they pay good. But I only used it for about two months before moving on to other survey sites.

My first time using the site was a bit rough. I had to face repeated error messages, which was pretty tiring. But they managed to get their act together. Eventually, I got Testable Minds notifiers and was able to check out the rest fo the site.

Here’s my hot take about Testable Minds:

If you use it, keep in mind that the user base is ultra-competitive - and that’s because slots for each survey is extremely limited. For example, the first two tests I found had slots for only 10 users. The others need about 50. That’s not a lot, considering the fact that their aim is 100,000 members (not sure if they’ve reached that goal now). So you really need to jump on the opportunity when it comes.

Whether or not you make it in time is a big deciding factor on how much you make on Testable Minds. The payout per test is awesome, but, like I said, you need to be lucky enough to be online when those tests become available. It’s pretty disappointing logging in, only to get served an L when you find out all the slots have been taken.

There was some initial confusion about the minimum payout… first, it was $10, then it became $20, then it became $30, as Holden mentioned. But the good thing is they pay in about two days. So props to them for having expedient payment processing.

This may sound like a negative review, but it really isn’t. I think Testable Minds is legit, but they do need to work on their user experience a bit. I don’t think they can adjust the slots per test - it is what it is.

But by all means, give it a go!
 

NickBlaine

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I like the behavioral and psychological premise of Testable Minds. And I really don’t mind accomplishing longer surveys - hey, I’ve had more than my fair share of lengthy tests in school - provided I’m well compensated for them. And from what I initially gathered, the site pays a bit more than the usual payouts from other survey sites. So I said, why not give it a try? Here are my thoughts and feedback based on my experience with Testable Minds so far, presented in bite-sized information:

I actually had fun answering a lot of the surveys. I think most of them are from the Cognition tests, and I would like to think of myself as being pretty good at remembering faces. It was like roleplaying as a crime witness, as Holden already mentioned in his review.

The initial, minimum withdrawal is admittedly high, but still pretty doable. $20 is definitely something you will work for, but after that, you can cash out again as soon as your account has $10 in it.

Don’t expect daily surveys. There are rows of days that I didn’t get to answer anything on Testable Minds, which put my first payment cash out on hold for a bit. But there are also days when I would get several notifications for available surveys in my email.

So overall, it’s kind of been a lukewarm experience for me at Testable Minds, though I would honestly say I like doing the surveys here, and given the opportunity, would love to do more of them.
 
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The signup process was a big hassle I remember that quite well ( I did the photo id with picture thing). I understand why some people don't like to do it but I guess they want to make sure you are who you say you are (not some person from abroad pretending to be american to make some cash on their surveys).

Besides that my experience with testable minds is very postive. As mentioned before in this thread their surveys are quite long so make sure you got some coffee and about 20-30 minutes to finish it. The questions are also quite different from the standard surveys but as their name and tagline implies their surveys are different :) They also don't have surveys every day. I use them every other day and when I finish a survey here and there when they are available. They are definitely legit and if you don't mind going through their signup process with the verification then they could be a good way to make some extra cash. I received several payouts from them so no issue on that end either.
 

Burt Maklin

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It’s pretty interesting to see that people are digging Testable Minds. It’s totally legit, but it was a bit of a hassle to become a member of this site. You have to really prove your identity, since they’re pretty particular about how legit you are and the answers you provide them. This alone should tell you that Testable minds isn’t your typical survey site. They’re pretty legit… and by legit, I mean their surveys are both legit and a bit more complicated than your usual surveys. Sometimes I like to complete surveys on other sites while I take my bathroom break at work (don’t judge me! It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes – my boss won’t even notice I’m gone), but with Testable Mind surveys I can’t do that. These surveys tend to be on the long side of things. (Definitely not doable during bathroom breaks, that’s for sure!) Also the topics are more complicated and require more of your attention than other types of surveys. I’ve written before about how I like passive, kind of no-brainer tasks. So Testable Minds definitely isn’t for me. But if you like a more involved type of survey site, give Testable Minds a shot!
 
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