Opinion Outpost is a online survey research panel operated by Survey Sampling International, LLC, who has been the world’s leading provider of survey sampling solutions. Opinion Outpost offers its panel members the opportunity to take marketing research surveys in exchange for rewards.
Is Opinion Outpost Legit or Scam
First I just want to make it clear that Opinion Outpost is a legitimate online paid survey panel, not a scam! It is actually one of the best survey panels out there.
Opinion Outpost Rewards
Opinion Outpost rewards panel members Opinion Points for every survey they qualify and complete, and points can redeemed for following rewards:
- Cash – paid via Paypal. Minimum Redemption = 100 points ($10)
- Amazon Gift Card – Minimum Redemption = 50 points ($5)
- iTunes or Restaurant.com Gift cards – Minimum Redemption = 100 points ($10)
- For every survey you take – regardless of whether or not you qualify to complete the whole study – you will receive an entry into the $40,000 year-long cash give away. Every quarter a winner will win $10,000.
- Charity Donations – Trade in your points to support popular charity organizations. Also, Opinion Outpost will often donate to charities on your behalf
Who Can Join Opinion Outpost
- You must be at at least 18 years old
- Residents of the United States, Canada or United Kingdom
My Review of Opinion Outpost
How often do they send out surveys?
Opinion Outpost has plenty surveys and send out survey invites quite frequently, personally I receive 2-3 surveys invitation emails daily.
On their website they say that they “cannot say who or when any member will receive invitations. This is because each survey is customized and based around the research goals for each individual client. Depending on your profile, we may ask you to complete surveys more or often.” – so I guess they are saying it depends on your personal profile.
If you don’t receive survey emails from them, you can log into your account, and there is a “Take a Survey” link on your account dashboard and you can start taking surveys from there.
How much do they pay for surveys?
Generally they pay 10 Points ($1) – 50 Points ($5) per survey, sometimes 5 points for very short surveys.
They host most of the surveys themselves, and survey topics vary and generally interesting. Most surveys take about 10 -25 minutes to complete.
Opinion Outpost also has many high paying online surveys, focus groups and paid product testing opportunities.
How Fast Do They Credit Surveys and Pay?
They credited your surveys points immediately after you complete a surveys, which means you don’t have to wait for days or weeks to get credits. This is one of the reasons I really like Opinion Outpost.
I have redeemed a few times and requested cash payments. Before they are a little slow sending out checks, but now since they have Paypal and amazon gift card options, they pay super fast! I have redeemed cash via Paypal and I received my Paypal payment instantly!
Please note that in order to get paid cash via Paypal, you need to have a verified Paypal account.
Survey Payment Proof
Following is the screen shot of my Paypal payment ($10.60) received recently (January 2014) from Opinion Outpost.
How is the Panel Support?
Members support is pretty good in my opinion. I have contacted the support regarding login issues and received responses and had problem resolved within 2 days.
How do I get started making money with Opinion Outpost?
To start making money taking surveys with Opinion Outpost, just follow these steps:
Step One – Join Opinion Outpost survey panel
Click the following sign up links to join Opinion Outpost survey panel and fill out the sign up form.
Once you fill out and submit the registration form, you will receive an email from Opinion Outpost asking you to confirm your membership – please make sure to click the link within the email to confirm your registration.
Step Two – Take Surveys and Earn Points
After you become a member of Opinion Outpost, you will start receiving survey invitation emails for online surveys. They will let you know how many points you will earn for the survey and how long the survey last. You can also log into your account, and just click the “Take a Survey” button at the top of your account page.
Here is what member account looks like (I was looking at my reward history when I took this screen shot 🙂 ) As you can see, at your “account center” you can edit profile, redeem rewards, check survey history and reward history, and most importantly you can take a survey!
Step Three – Redeem Your Points for Rewards
Once you have earned 50 points, you can redeem the points for $5 amazon gift certificate, and once you have 100 points, you can redeem the points for $10 cash via Paypal. Just log into your account and redeem rewards there.
Opinion Outpost News and Updates
Thanks for being part of our community!
April 2, 2014 – Refer a Friend/Colleague and Earn Rewards
Update – Received two emails from Opinion Outpost with an personal referral link. You will earn $1 in points every time a friend joins and completes a survey through your referral link. You can earn a maximum of $5.
Nov.21, 2013 – Coming Soon: ALL NEW OpinionOutpost.com
Received an email from Opinion Outpost – “Same great site, even more accessible. We’re always working to improve how you connect with us. Beginning soon, you’ll be able to use an all-new, redesigned OpinionOutpost.com in ways never possible before. Now you can access your account, point balance, and redeem points wherever you are posted up with your mobile smartphone and tablet.”
Opinion Outpost is a very legitimate and reliable online paid survey panel. I have been with them for a long time and they are still one of my “top” survey panels and I definitely recommend it!