We all know that there are many survey sites out there, but my favourite amongst them has to be Prolific Academic. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the site, it focuses on providing you with interesting and academic surveys. Naturally, payment varies per survey, however rest assured that there are plenty of high paying ones available as well as the occasional bonus attached.
How to earn
One of the reasons why Prolific Academic is my favourite survey sites is due to the fact that it only shows surveys that you are eligible for: meaning you will never get screened out of surveys! Provided you complete your survey within the time allowed, you should be credited. One thing to bare in mind is that the researcher may choose to reject your survey but not before providing Prolific Academic with a reason or issue. You yourself may also contact the research to ask for details on why it was rejected, or even appeal the decision!
Once you’ve looked through available studies, you come to useful information including how many spots are left in the study, an estimated completion time and the reward amount etc.
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Once you have reached the threshold of £5, you can get paid via PayPal. All you have to do is log into Prolific Academic and request this, which can be done at any time. It’s worth noting that if you request payment under £20 then you will be charged PayPal fees, so it might be worth waiting until you’re over £20 in which case Prolific Academic covers these.
Payment is very speedy and only takes a few days to reach you.
A little bonus addition to Prolific Academic, is that through their referral program, it’s possible to earn 10% on your first cashout. It’s simple to do: all you have to do is get your link from your Prolific Academic account and share it to friends and family.
As previously mentioned Prolific Academic has to be one of my favourite survey websites. Being screened out of surveys is one of my pet hates but this never happens on Prolific Academic. Furthermore, their customer service is brilliant! Whenever I had a problem, like a researcher rejecting my survey, they were very quick at getting it sorted. They actively listen to their users and try to improve their service in any way they can. Admittedly their referral program could be a bit more generous (either a flat referral fee or even 10% of earnings for a year) but nevertheless it shows they’ve listened to their customers.