- Jun 13, 2018
Up next is a survey site review for our Australian friends – YourVoice. A friend of mine uses this site, so I figured it would be great to share this review for the Earn That Buck community.
So here’s my YourVoice review. Ever wondered if YourVoice is legit or a scam? Read on!
YourVoice: First Impressions
So I checked out the site, and things looked pretty good, if somewhat plain. The design was nothing to write home about, but the content at least was pretty thorough. YourVoice’s website had a pretty detailed FAQ page, which is one of the first things I look for when visiting a survey site.
The site is owned by a company called Survey Sampling International, LLC. I read up about YourVoice in a survey router site, and it claims that YourVoice is owned and operated by Nielsen, the global market and media research behemoth. I’m not sure if that’s true, or if it was a case of mistaken identity. Either way, I’ll just assume it’s wrong and that YourVoice is owned by Survey Sampling International.
My Hot Take: There’s nothing here to get excited about, but neither is there anything to get alarmed over. Overall, a pretty neutral first impression. Let’s explore the site further, shall we?
How to Earn on YourVoice
Once you’re done registrering (which I’ll be covering later), you wait for surveys to get assigned to you. Notifications will arrive via email, so make sure emails from the site don’t get flagged as spam.
For each survey you complete, you will earn “e-points” which you can later redeem as cash. Surveys take anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes to complete.
These surveys are assigned to you based on your profile. For example, if you’re a foodie, there’s a pretty big chance that if the site gets any food-related surveys, they will be assigned to you. Conversely, don’t be surprised if there are times when you don’t get any surveys.
You may also get disqualified in the middle of taking a survey. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you did anything wrong. It could mean that the site already reached its quota of answers from other members, or that the site decided you’re not a good fit for the survey after all. YourVoice doesn’t offer any consolation points when you get disqualified, which is sad. Other sites offer nominal earnings for their members who get disqualified.
What About the Referral Program?
Well, there ain’t none. Not having a referral program is a pretty big negative for me. Since you won’t always qualify for surveys, a good referral program would have been a good way to keep your earnings flowing during those lean times. But YourVoice has none of that.
Every quarter, the site raffles off $5,000 AUD. That’s $20,000 AUD every year! Every time you complete a survey, that’s one entry to the raffle. And while the prize amounts may seem big - and they are - you can’t count on raffles as a steady way to earn money. It’s a nice bonus, but don’t get your hopes up.
My Hot Take: Having surveys is a bare minimum for survey sites. It’s the bonuses and alternate earnings that make it special. A quarterly raffle is nice, but it’s not a reliable way to earn money. Overall, I think YourVoice’s earning methods are pretty mediocre at best.
Earning Potential on YourVoice
Surveys pay anywhere from $1 AUD to $15 AUD, depending on its length and complexity. It’s pretty average for any survey site.
Your earnings will depend on the number of surveys you qualify for, so it’s impossible to find a baseline for different people’s earnings on this site.
A sad note, though. I’ve read grumblings that members 50 years old and above rarely qualify for surveys. That sucks, because I think the site is missing a large market. But that’s the site’s loss.
My Hot Take: Based on comments, earning potential on YourVoice ranges from mediocre to not so good. I would manage my expectations when using this site.
Payment Methods on YourVoice
Once you’ve accumulated a minimum of $10, you can request a payout, either via PayPal or prepaid credit card. It’s good to have a cash payout as the primary payment method, but I know other people would like to get gift card options.
Also, yet more people have been complaining that their accounts were terminated just before they requested a payout. So, beware.
My Hot Take: Payment method is pretty mediocre. PayPal is the barest of minimums. But the news that people’s accounts have been deactivated is pretty alarming to me. That pretty much voids all your earnings. Like I said earlier, beware.
How to Join YourVoice
If you’d like to join YourVoice, you have to be at least 14 years old and an Australian citizen. Their registration form is in their homepage below, which I’ll be linking to. Ka-chow:
Membership is also free, so if things go south while you’re using this site, the only thing you’ll lose is time.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
YourVoice is legit… but just barely. I won’t consider them a scam, because they don’t request money outright for memberships. But they do require an investment in time, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone try this site when there’s a risk they’d come up dry.
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So that’s my review of YourVoice. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried out this site? Got anything to add?
Let’s hear your stories!