Prolific Academic is a survey company that is based in Oxford England. The company is owned and operated by Prolific academic Ltd. The survey site is opened worldwide and basically does studies and surveys from different Universities around the world. When you participate in one of the surveys it helps the students at the University complete their studies. Furthermore, you will be taking surveys or even testing apps and games for different scientific studies around the world. This is a great way to help startups get the information they are looking for about a new app or game they want to market. Once you start a survey the site guarantees that you won’t be kicked out of the survey halfway through. They are also paying you in cash for your time and not in points or rewards. If you’re looking for a decent survey company to join, I’d recommend this one. The studies are interesting and once you start a survey, you are guaranteed that you’ll finish it.
How Does It Work?
- This is an international company and anyone worldwide can create an account and join the survey panel.
- The site is free to join. Just fill out the registration form with your name, email address, and password. Submit the form to the company to get started.
- When you fill in your registration form, you’ll have two options to choose from. You can sign up as a “Recruit Participant” or as a “person to take part in studies”.
- You’ll need to check the box for a person to take part in studies. This way you’ll be offered surveys and will earn money for taking them.
- The site will make you confirm your email address and your phone number
- Once you’ve completed the registration it will be necessary to complete your profile. The profile consists of a questionnaire that has 100 different questions for you to answer. The questions range from hobbies, your habits, and your lifestyle.
- You won’t get paid for filling out this questionnaire. However, it is important that you complete this if you want to be invited to any of the surveys the site has to offer.
- You should check your account several times a day to see if there are any surveys for you to take.
- Log into your account and go to your profile page. Click on the tab for “Studies”. If there are any available studies for you to take they will be listed in this section.
- The site doesn’t send out emails for new studies. It will be necessary that you check the site to see how many new studies are available for you to take.
- If there are any surveys for you to take, the description of the survey will be posted in the studies tab. You’ll see what the survey is about, how long it will take you to complete the survey, and how much the site is offering to pay you for your time.
- The surveys will pay £0.50 to £3 for each survey. You can find surveys that pay more now and then.
- It is important that you check the site several times a day. The surveys are offered and they are filled on a first come first serve basis. The surveys will fill up rather quickly, so you’ll need to be quick if you want to take one of the surveys.
- The amount of money you’ll earn taking surveys is based on several factors. The surveys are offered according to the profile questionnaire that you filled out when you first joined the site. You may have the opportunity to earn £2 to £50 or more a month for completing the surveys.
- Most surveys take 5 to 25 minutes to complete.
- The site has a referral program that supplies you with a referral link.
- You are free to share your referral link with your family, friends, in an email, on your website or blog, or even on a forum.
- When a person uses your referral code to sign up, you’ll receive a one-time referral bonus of 10%. The money you’ll earn is based on the person’s first cash out with the company. If the person cashes out with £20, you’ll earn £2 in your account.
How Are You Paid?
- The company only pays you through PayPal.
- You’ll need a verified PayPal account in order to be paid.
- The company requires that you link your PayPal account with your profile.
- You’ll need £5 in your account before you can redeem your money.
- The site processes payment twice a week. You will receive your earnings on Tuesday or Friday.
- Your earnings will be charged the PayPal processing fees. This is normally a 2.9% + 20p charge in your account.
This is an excellent survey site to join. It is international and doesn’t have any restrictions. The site pays you in cash and they process payments twice a week. The different studies are interesting and when you start a survey, the site won’t kick you out of the survey and refuse to pay you. The company does different types of surveys and a lot of the surveys you take will be for different Universities around the world. The only drawback when joining this site, you’ll need to continue to check the site several times a day for a new survey to take. The site doesn’t send out email notifications when they have posted a new survey. You’ll need to be quick because the surveys fill up rather fast. It is a good idea to keep a tab opened on your computer that you can check every hour or so to see if a new survey has been posted in your profile.