Approximately 15 months ago I went through a frantic period of signing up for every internet survey site that I could possibly find and as a consequence, was bombarded with literally hundreds of emails, as I forgot to tick “that” box! A few months later I weeded out the good from the bad and closed my account on many of the sites and ended up with just a few, which delivered what they promised. One of my favourite sites is One Poll and this review discusses my experience with them.
WHO ARE ONE POLL?
One Poll were launched in 2003 and according to their website they are recognised worldwide. Basically, they gather information on literally thousands of topics; the results of which can be found in national newspapers, television, mobiles and radio. Companies are able to approach One Poll and request they run a survey on a particular subject and there are a number of testimonials on their website from well established retailers, such as Phillips, Clinton and Bisto.
JOINING ONE POLL
As previously stated, I initially joined One Poll in approximately January 2010 and since then, the website has been considerably updated. It is extremely easy to navigate and a real positive with One Poll is that I was not requested to provide reams and reams of information about myself, unlike some survey sites that ask you almost everything. The only data required is simply your name, email address and telephone number. I have to say that I was extremely dubious about inputting my telephone number, particularly as we are not listed in the telephone directory, as we have previously been subjected to dozens of marketing and nuisance calls and as a consequence, we were forced to change our number. However, in the entire time that I have been a member of One Poll I can honestly say that I have not received one telephone call from them. You are also assured when providing your personal information that it will not be sold to any third party. You are finally asked to choose a password, which needs to be typed in twice and you’re then ready to actively participate on the site.
WHAT TYPE OF SURVEYS HAVE I RECEIVED?
When I initially joined the site I read amongst their marketing blurb that I could expect to receive between 20 and 30 surveys each day, but this is a rather ambitious claim from One Poll, as this has never been the case in my experience with them. The payout for surveys was varied with the majority offering 5p and whilst this may seem rather mean, the survey was perhaps a single word answer. For example, a question such as “Do you like chocolate?”, which required me to either tick the yes or no box and as a result of answering this question a credit of 5p would be added to my account. When I first joined I received rather too many surveys offering me free entry into a prize draw for a £10 Amazon voucher and I have yet to be informed that I have won a prize, although thankfully, these types of surveys are now rather scarce. The surveys are generally based on a topic, which is currently in the news and the last few weeks have seen me answering many surveys relating to the Royal Wedding.