[ratings]Consumer Village is an online community (forum) launched by Gongos Research (a leading market research company) in 2007. Members of Consumer Village earn Tokens (points) for taking online paid surveys and other sponsored activities. Consumer Village members also have the opportunity to constantly interact with and engage in chat with other members of this private online community.
Members earn Tokens (points) every time they take a survey or participate in sponsored activities. Tokens(points) are redeemable for amazon gift certificates. Minimum payout level is 500 token ($5 amazon gift code).
Open to Countries/Regions
Minimum Age Required to Join
18 year old
Survey Frequency and Quality – I don’t receive survey invitations from Consumer Village very often, about 4 -5 survey per month. But I do like their surveys. Typical surveys last 10 – 15 minutes sometimes shorter and survey topics are interesting. They also have other paid sponsored activities such as polls and dialogues (discussions, which usually are quite interesting to see other’s people’s perspectives.). Half of my earned tokens were from the discussions.
Survey Rewards and Payments – Typical surveys reward 100 Tokens ($1) or more, and if you don’t qualify for the surveys you will get 20 Tokens.
Each time you accumulate 100 Tokens, five cents ($.05) will be added to the Consumer Village charity pool. This is in addition to your individual incentive – it will not come out of your earnings.
Being a member of Consumer Village you also have access to in-person, high paying focus group and product testing studies. Most of these in-person activities will have individual cash compensation of $50 – $150 or more if you qualify and participate.
From time to time, they also have so called “Exclusive Portals” that you can be invited to. These portals will allow you to earn additional Tokens towards your incentive and towards the Village charity pool.
There will also be monthly sweepstakes drawings that will based on level of member participation. About 30 sweepstakes winners are paid out through amazon.com gift cards (usually $10).
I have been paid a few times via Amazon gift certificates and so far no luck getting into high paying focus groups or product testing though.
Customer Support – is helpful and friendly. After a couple of years being a member I found out that somehow my account was deactivate. This is when I had to contact customer service. I emailed firstname.lastname@example.org and to my surprise I actually got a response quickly. In the email they let me know that their system automatically disables inactive accounts after a certain period of time, but not to worry – they can reactivate them whenever that happens. So my account was re-activated. 🙂
How To Get Started and Tips
To get started, first you need to take a “enrollment survey” – it takes between 5 – 10 minutes, take your time and answer all the questions carefully. After taking the survey, you will receive an email informing your membership.
Once you become a member you will start receiving invitations for online surveys and discussions. Please be patient cause it does take a while to start receiving invite emails. If you are lucky you might receive invitation for focus groups or those “Exclusive Portals”.
Overall, I think Consumer Village is a very good online survey panel and community. They offer good and fun surveys and other opportunities (such as discussions and focus groups) to earn rewards. I highly recommend you to sign up with Consumer Village!
Join Consumer Village (USA Only, at least 18 year old )