UPDATE: iPoll currently only is available as mobile app.
iPoll (formerly known as Surveyhead) is one of the best legitimate online paid survey panels. It was launched by uSamp (United Sample, Inc.) in 2008. uSamp was founded by the creators of goZing.com at the same year (goZing.com was an established and well respected, one of the top online sample companies from 1999 to 2005).In April 2013, Surveyhead was rebranded to iPoll.
Is iPoll-SurveyHead legit and safe, or Scam?
First I just want to make very clear that iPoll/Surveyhead is a legitimate online/mobile survey panel, not a scam. They are in fact one of the top survey sites that offers many survey opportunities for their members. I have been paid by them and heard many others also never have had problems with them.
As I earlier mentioned, iPoll was created by the founder of goZing. goZing used to be my top earning survey panels during my early survey taking days. I logged and checked into GoZing site every day and made really good money taking surveys from goZing back then. So I am very glad to see that iPoll/Surveyhead pretty much just like the old good goZing!
iPoll/Surveyhead offers a diverse reward program, including Magazine subscriptions, Amazon gift certificates, cash rewards delivered by Paypal, MP3 downloads, merchant gift codes, virtual gaming gift codes and charity donations. They do not use point system.
- You Get $5.00 sign up bonus immediately upon registration.
- Minimum cash out threshold $10.
- To redeem Amazon, iTunes and other store gift cards such as Lowe’s, CVS, Lowes, BestBuys, Sears & Kmart, you must have earned $25.
- You can also redeem cash via Visa Prepaid Card when you reach $25 in your account. To redeem cash via Paypal or Walmart gift cards you need $50.
Who Can Join iPoll/Surveyhead
- Minimum Age Requirement – You must be at least 13 years old;
- Open to Countries/Regions – iPoll/Surveyhead accept members from ALL Countries
My Review of iPoll/Surveyhead
First of all, Surveyhead offers members TONS of surveys. For some reason I don’t receive their survey invite emails (for a long time since I joined Surveyhead I didn’t take any of their surveys!). To take Surveyhead surveys, I just log into my surveyhead account, and takes surveys from my account Dashboard.
Follow is a screen shot of my iPoll/Surveyhead account dashboard:
As you can see, you can choose any available surveys within your account, or try to qualify for more surveys. There are also profile surveys you can fill out to earn a small amount of reward. I also earned $25 which is enough for cash out at the time.
I log into my iPoll account about once or twice a week, usually there are around at least 20 surveys worth more than $50 in total waiting for me. I often quickly pick and try to take 2 – 3 surveys (the surveys that are short and offer good payout) and take the daily quick polls.
So it seems that iPoll doesn’t send members surveys all the time, the best way to earn money with iPoll is to log into your account and take surveys from your account dashboard.
Many of the their surveys pay between $1 – $5 but sometimes they have higher paying surveys such $10 or $15 surveys. Daily Quick Poll is very quick and easy. I really like that iPoll tells you how much each survey pay and how long it takes to complete the survey. Following is a screen shot of a $15 survey that I tried.
Among the surveys I tried I qualify and complete around 30% which is not bad, and usually take me about 5-30 minutes to complete. I have never experienced any technical problems taking their surveys.
iPoll also have product tests and online focus groups – and as you can imagine those surveys usually fill very fast, and you have to be log in at the right time to find them. This is also one of the main reasons I log in and check their surveys quite often.
For the surveys I completed generally it takes between one week to six weeks for the credit to show up on my account (the status of the survey changing from “Pending” to “Earned”). There is one or two surveys took much longer – one took about three months and the another one took about six months, but in the end so far no problems crediting my surveys. They do credit profile surveys right away though.
I think they are little slow crediting surveys, but acceptable overall.
Rewards & Payments (Paypal Payment Proof)
Survyehead offers rewards with different redeem levels, the lowest is $10 and up to $130. For levels between $10 to $25 only rewards you can get are magazine subscriptions. If you want Amazon or store gift cards you need to reach $25 – so that’s a little bit downside, but consider the number of surveys they offer reaching $25 is not really too hard. I have requested Cash reward via Paypal, and it took about four weeks to receive the payment.
Following is a Paypal payment (image, click to enlarge) proof from Surveyhead. Note at the time I cashed out, they only require $25 account balance for Paypal cash payment, now it’s $50.
Pros & Cons
Here is a quick recap of Pros & Cons of iPoll/Surveyhead panel:
- Very frequent surveys – one of the survey panels offers the most surveys;
- Many high paying surveys, focus groups and products;
- Many mobile surveys and local missions that are good paying;
- Offer a variety of reward options including amazon and cash via Paypal or prepaid cards;
- Nice member account interface;
- Reliable survey taking process and tracking;
- Good member support;
- Survey crediting occasionally takes a little longer;
- Cash payout through Paypal requires higher threshold ($50)
iPoll Mobile Surveys – How to take iPoll surveys from your smart phones?
iPoll introduced their Mobile app last year 2013. If you have a smart phone and you can take surveys on the go.
Here Is How It Works:
Step 1: Join iPoll online panel (at iPoll website) if you are not a member yet, since you will be using the same iPoll online panel member login to sign in the mobile app.
Step 2: Download the app to your Smartphone. You can do this by clicking the “Mobile” link on top of your account page to access the iTunes App store or Google Play directly on your Smartphone.
Step 3: Sign In the mobile app and take surveys. All you need to do is logging in using your iPoll online account login info and you will be ready to start taking surveys.
Each mobile survey or local poll you complete will add cash to your existing iPoll online/website account.
iPoll Mobile offers you two different type of surveys:
Mobile Surveys: These are the short qualifying surveys/screeners to determine if you qualify for the local missions, usually pay $0.25. Those are not the same surveys you log in your account online using your computer. As soon as your complete the mobile surveys, your credit will instantly reflected on your iPoll online (website) account as pending, just like the other surveys you take on your PC or Mac.
Local Missions: these are short surveys called “mission” about the businesses that are in your surrounding area. You can complete a survey about your local grocery stores or banks etc. while you’re visiting the businesses. The mission tells you store locations with map, and the pay is between $5 and $20 each!!
Step 4: Cash out – log into your iPoll online (website) account and request payment.
Some Notes & Tips
Usually iPoll sends survey invites to your email address, but there are far more survey available if you check them in the account dashboard. I suggest you check available surveys from your account frequently, such as very other day or two or three times a week, because the good paying survey’s quotas (many lead to product testings and fcous groups) fill fast.
2. Take profile surveys from time to time
You will notice that every time you log into your account, at the Dashboard page, on the right there are additional profile questions/short surveys. Answering those screening questions will likely increase your survey opportunities in the future.
3. Remain active account per the following Reward Policy:
A Rewards Account which has had no activity for a period of twelve (12) months will be deemed an “inactive” account and any Rewards accumulated in an inactive Rewards Account will be forfeited without compensation and shall no longer be valid or usable. “Activity” on a Rewards Account includes: logging into an Account and completing a Survey or attempting to complete a Survey or logging into an Account and redeeming Rewards or clicking on a Survey link in an invitation sent to the Account.
Conclusion & Final Thoughts
iPoll/Surveyhead is a top legitimate online and mobile survey panel and I highly recommend them! They remind me of the old GoZing which was one of my top earning survey panels back then. Today iPoll/Surveyhead is still one of the best survey sites that offer members a great numbers of online survey opportunities .