- Jun 14, 2018
Lately, looking for good online survey jobs has become so tough that I’m beginning to believe there are no more left of them. I don’t think I’m being unreasonable about finding surveys for money that is worth my time and effort. You know what I mean, the survey panels of the kind that:
- Pays well
- Doesn’t get you screened out in the middle or tail-end of a survey
- Doesn’t require an unreasonable minimum payout amount
- Is available internationally
- Was good when it first started out, and is still good at present
- Is fun and entertaining.
In this manner, I came across Triaba, because a friend has been on it for a year and recommended it to me. In this article, I aim to explore what makes it a legit survey site, or if there is a potential for it to be a scam.
First things first - what is it?
Triaba is a paid survey panel that promises users earnings between $0.50 to $5.5 for each completed online survey. It is available in 63 countries all over the world, from Argentina to Lithuania, through to Venezuela.
It truly is a survey site in every sense of the word, because there are no other tasks available in it for users except to complete surveys! The website’s home page features both Google Play and App Store buttons on it, but when I clicked on them, I was directed to pages for Opinion APP, so I’m just going to assume they are one and the same company*.
(*I was right, upon closer inspection. Both are owned and operated by Cint AB, a company specializing in market research.)
How long has it been around?
Triaba is based in Norway and was founded on June 9, 2009 (which I find surprising because I’ve never heard about them until my friend brought Triaba up!).
Is registration free?
Yes, signing up is free and there are no maintaining fees required. You simply have to fill out the signup form (kind of like a pre-qualification process to determine what kind of surveys you will be a good fit with) with basic info before clicking “submit”. A special note: Triaba pays via PayPal so make sure to sign up using the same email you use to transact with PayPal.
How do I start earning extra income from Triaba?
After your email confirmation, Triaba will start sending invitations to complete surveys via email. Surveys can be expected within two weeks of signing up, but if your profile is generally a good fit with what their market research requires, you might get invitations for surveys a lot sooner than that. Under their FAQs, Triaba advises to expect anywhere between one to seven surveys per month.
As well, their Facebook page, blog, and Twitter are pretty active in announcing current competitions and how to join them. Prizes to these competitions are usually PayPal cash payments or gift vouchers. You can also check out new survey panel announcements in your country via these social media sites.
Does it pay well?
As previously mentioned, completing a survey on Triaba can earn you anywhere between $0.50 to $5.5, depending on the length, complexity, the company requiring it, and other issues of the survey. Aside from PayPal cashouts, there is now a choice to get Amazon gift cards (at least in the US). I would venture to say that this is the going rate of most survey sites I’ve joined, anyway. There is no general information on the payout threshold before you can cash out, but I’m guessing it depends on your country, though from US- user feedback it’s around $5.
So far, there are more good feedback and reviews about how honest the site’s expectations are, how much they compensate, and the overall “transparency” of Triaba when it comes to paying people, compared to complaints about issues with it. Actually, I have yet to find a single complaint about not getting paid, or getting screened out during a survey! Based on the correspondence on Facebook, Triaba seems to take any kind of question or review seriously by trying to answer them one by one.
Triaba is definitely legit, and even complies and adheres to the AAPOR Code (American Association for Public Opinion Research) and follows ESOMAR's Code of Conduct. The only issue I have with them is the lack of a referral system, but it’s actually kind of refreshing to discover that an international survey site has been around for some time now, and allowing people to earn a decent amount of extra income without going through the hassle of getting continuously screened out or disqualified.
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Are you currently a member (or would like to be one) of Triaba Survey Panel? How are you liking the experience, so far? Share with us your feedback, and if it’s something you would recommend to other users here.