There are many different paid survey sites online but they certainly aren't all created equal. Many paid survey sites make it difficult to reach the minimum payout, which can often be as high as $30, and some are outright scams. You have to be careful to sign up for the right sites if you actually want to make money.
Ipsos I-Say isn't like that. They are considered by many to be one of the best paid survey sites. Keep reading to find out why.
Currently Ipsos I-Say is only open to people in Canada and the USA. There are no other restrictions on who can sign up.
You can sign up for Ipsos I-Say by going to their registration page and either signing up with Facebook or filling out the registration form provided by the Ipsos I-Say website. You'll receive an email for confirmation when your account has been activated. This should only take a few minutes.
The minimum payout is 1000 points which you can trade in for a $10 Amazon or iTunes gift card. You can also choose to trade in 1500 points for a prepaid Visa card or a Paypal gift card.
You can trade in your points as soon as you have them and the electronic Amazon and iTunes gift cards arrive within 24 hours, but the Visa and Paypal gift cards can take up to three weeks to arrive. This is fairly standard among legitimate paid survey sites.
Ipsos sends most users 4 or 5 surveys every weekday and 1 or 2 surveys on weekends.
Ipsos is one of the survey sites that has caught on to mobile usage and they have a mobile app, although you have to be invited to use it. But the biggest advantage of Ipsos over other sites is their loyalty program, which will reward you with up to 600 extra points for taking 200 surveys within a year—that's less than 4 surveys per week.
Despite the number of surveys you're probably going to receive by email you always want to start your day by doing surveys from the dashboard because the dashboard shows you how many points each survey provides and what the estimated time is to complete each one.
Most Ipsos I-Say surveys offer either 45 or 90 points with most 45 minute surveys estimated at taking less than 10 minutes and most 90 point surveys taking 20 minutes or less. Occasionally they'll send you high paying surveys that give you 150 points. These are definitely always worth it. Surveys typically take significantly less than the estimated amount of time.
Unfortunately there is one issue with this method: the Ipsos dashboard sometimes has issues refreshing when you've completed a survey and can become clogged with already finished surveys. This is when you want to go to the backlog of surveys you've received from them via email. Most of the survey links you'll find in your inbox lead to a page which shows estimated time and points, others jump directly into the survey. You only want to participate in surveys when you know the points you'll receive and the estimated time.
You'll also notice that bigger Ipsos rewards are much better. Once you get into the highest reward levels the exchange rate for points changes dramatically. The biggest reward you can get them to send you is a $100 Paypal credit for 9600. Considering that a $10 Paypal credit costs 1500 points, it's easy to see how waiting for the highest reward level is always worth it.
If you're doing five 45 point surveys—that's just one survey every weekday—you can earn 1050 points per week, ending up with a $100 Paypal payout every two and a half months. And that's only doing one survey per day!
If you're interested in doing paid online surveys Ipsos I-Say is one of the best sites you can sign up with. You can make some decent pocket money in just a few minutes each day. Still, remember that if you want to make a substantial amount of money doing paid surveys you'll have to sign up for several different survey sites.