This post is my Global Test Market review. please note: GlobalTestMarket has been moved to LifePoints survey panel.
Global Test Market is a global online paid survey panel founded in 1999 as an division of GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.) GMI is one of the world’s leading providers of market research and serves more than 1400 clients in more than 60 countries worldwide, and provides a global solution for companies that wish to conduct online consumer research across multiple countries.
Is GlobalTestMarket Legit or Scam?
First I want to make it very clear that Global Test Market is LEGIT, NOT A SCAM! In fact, it is one of the BEST online survey panels. Personally I have never experienced any problems getting paid.
Market Points – Members earn points for completing online surveys, and Market Points can be redeemed for following rewards.
- Cash (via Paypal/Check) – $10 by Paypal = requires 230 Points; For check payment you must have 1100 points to redeem $50.
- Amazon, iTunes e-certificates and gift cards for other popular stores and restaurants such as: Applebees, Autozone, TJMax, CVS, BabyRUs, Kohl’s, OfficeDepot, ToysRUs, Friday’s and Macy’s.
- Minimum points required for amazon and iTunes gift cards is 230 points ($10).
- MLB (Major League Baseball) e-certificate
- Various prizes and merchandise.
You must accumulate 1100 points (equivalent to about $50) in your account before you can cash out.
Following is the screen shot of Global Test Market reward page, as you can see you can cash out via amazon, check or paypal.
Sweepstakes Entries: If you screen out a survey, you’ll still get 10 quarterly sweepstakes entries.
Who Can Join Global Test Market
- Minimum Age Required to Join: Must be 14 years old and up
- Open to Countries: Worldwide – 49 countries
- You may have only one active account at any time. Only one account per mailing address is allowed.
My Review of GlobalTestMarket
Global Test Market is definitely one of my favorite online survey sites.
GlobalTestMarket offers members numerous online surveys. On average I receive 3-4 survey invite emails daily. Within the survey email, it indicates survey number and reward for survey completion which is market points 99% of the time. Also Whenever I log into my GMT account, there is always a long list of surveys waiting for me to take.
GlobalTestMarket provides members a wide diversity of market research survey opportunities. Many of their surveys are quite easy and interesting, usually take about 10-25 minutes to complete. Personally I have done many product testings and online focus groups for them. I especially loved the new brand name products I tested.
If you have kids and teens, I highly recommend you join this panel, because they often have very good paying surveys for kids and teenagers. My kids have taken many of their surveys and earned quite bit of money! 🙂
Survey Rewards, Crediting & Payment
Like I said 99% of the surveys reward market points, usually from 35 points to 100 points, and every time you take a survey, you will earn sweepstakes entries whether or not you qualify and complete the survey.
Majority of the online focus groups I have participated required less than an hour of my time and pay minimum 600 points!
One thing I really like Global Test Market is upon completion of a survey, they immediately credit points to your account accurately, so no waiting period of survey crediting!
I have cashed out rewards many times since I joined GTM several years ago, and have always received the cash payment via check without any issues. I am so glad that GTM now offers cash via Paypal option, and hopefully this will help those who don’t have a bank/checking account or those have had problems receiving payment check in the past.
Watch the following video which explains how you to redeem your points/rewards:
Global Test Market provides professional customer service to it’s members. Personally I have contacted customer service many times, and have always received response with 48 hours, and my issues have always been dealt with and resolved to my satisfaction.
Pros & Cons
Here is a quick recap of Pros & Cons of Global Test Market Survey Panel:
– Frequent survey invites;
– Fair & good survey compensation;
– Good quality surveys, such as many product tests & focus groups;
– Many surveys for kids & teens;
– Good survey tracking system, especially credit surveys immediately and accurately after completion;
– Wide selection of rewards, including cash via Paypal/check, amazon and various popular gift cards;
– Good member support
– Only con I can think of is you have to accumulate minimum 1100 points before you can cash out. The good news is that points do add up quickly if you take their surveys regularly.
Other Notes & Tips
Refer a Friend
Current GTM members can refer their friends and family. For each referral you will earn 20 market points (about $1). Just log into your account, and on the right, there is a “Refer a Friend” box. Just enter your friend’s email and click “Invite Now” button. GlobalTestMarket will send your friend a email and invite him/her to join the panel.
Mobile App & Surveys
GlobalTestMakret has a new mobile app for members to take their new mobile friendly surveys, which are designed specifically for your mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet. So far I have received very few mobile surveys (in the survey email invite, it clearly indicates if it’s mobile surveys), hopefully they will have more in the future.
Tip#1: Complete your profiles
This tip actually applies to other surveys panels as well. Go to GTM and login int your account, you will see the “Surveys” page. At the bottom of the page is the “Profile Surveys”. Clicking the “Show all Profile Surveys” link displays all the profile surveys available. Currently from here you can see 7 profile surveys (at least to me): personal details, lifestyle, health, working life, finances, what you drive and purchases, with the date last completed. Each of those profile surveys takes about 5 minutes to complete.
This tip also is true to other survey sites. I remember when I first started with GTM, often time I ran into the “Sorry this survey no longer available”. You can begin with the high paying surveys. For example I always take the surveys for my kids as soon as I receive them because those surveys usually ofter more points and easy to qualify.
GlobalTestMarket is one of the very best online paid survey companies, and I highly recommend it! What do you think of Global Test Market? Is it one of your favorites?
UPDATE: GlobalTestMarket has been merged with MySurvey into LifePoints, and you can use your old/existing GTM account information to log into your LifePoints account. Lightspeed is the company operates LifePoints, they did a good job transfering/combining GlobalTestMarket and MySurvey into LifePoints!