Advantages Quick and easy online survey work
Disadvantages You need a mobile phone to register
~ UPDATED MAY 2007 ~** Sadly, Quickwise seem to have closed down. Their accounts appear to have been taken over by another market research company called www.opinionbar.com. If you were a member of www.quickwise.co.uk, then your account (and earnings) should have been automatically transferred to www.opinionbar.com. Please see http://www.opinionbar.co.uk/uk/helpdesk.asp for additional help **
The review below relates to Quickwise whilst it was still operating:-***WHO ARE THEY?***
***WHERE CAN I JOIN UP?***
If you want to register then go to www.quickwise.co.uk. However, please note that you will need a mobile telephone number if you want to join. This won't be a problem for the majority of people nowadays. However, if you're like me and one of the few people left in UK without one, you might want to ask a friend. I have registered my partner's mobile telephone number and he is sporadically irritated by text messages from QuickWise, which he forgets to tell me about… Luckily, the email notification is sent almost simultaneously so you get the message somehow. More on that later…..
~ Home - follow this link to register with them and join the QuickWise panel
~ Operations - aims of QuickWise
~ News - subscribe to their quarterly newsletter
~ Facts about QuickWise - brief history and background to company
~ Contact us - contact emails and addresses
~ FAQ - informative and well laid out
So you've read through the FAQ (OK - skimmed it then), and you've decided to sign up with them. You have to be 16 or over and resident in UK. It's the usual form to fill in giving name, address and email address. You also have to give them a mobile telephone number. They also want to know about your income, household (children, pets and partners), age, income, occupation, qualifications and so on. Finally they want to know about your internet connection and what sort of packages you have on your computer (speakers, Windows Media Player and so on).
Once registered you can log on using your mobile telephone number and your chosen personal password. Once logged in you will be welcomed by name and you now have a rather bewildering choice of options:-~ Answer survey - respond to your email or text message invitation
*** HOW DOES IT WORK***
For each survey, QuickWise make a random selection from their panel members. Initial contact is made by a text message to your mobile telephone. The text will inform you that there is a survey they would like you to complete once you have logged into the site. However, don't worry if you have your mobile switched off during the day (or someone forgets to tell you….), as they also send you an email telling you about the survey as well.
***WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?***
Payment is made in points and most surveys reward you with 100 points, which is the equivalent of £1.00. You can claim a choice of rewards as shown below when you reach a minimum of 900 points (although some need a miniumum of 1,800 points before you can claim them).
If you don't like gving out your bank details, you can wait and request a payment by cheque at 1800 points (or £18.00). However, be aware that they will charge you a rather hefty admin fee of £2.00 for this privilege.
The surveys themselves are quick and easy to follow with the images loading quickly. Some of them have played a short advert and asked for your comments on it. QuickWise will ask you what format you want to view the advert in (Windows Media Player or Quick Time) at the start of the survey.**MY EXPERIENCES**
***RULES & REGULATIONS***
QuickWise promise that they won't give out your details to any third parties. In eighteen months I have received no spam, no unwanted phone calls or texts, nor any third party emails - just survey invites.
I would recommend joining QuickWise. Yes, the surveys are rather thin on the ground and you won't make a fortune fast. However, when you do get some work, it is easy, quick and well paid. A huge plus point in their favour is the very generous 300 points just for joining as this puts you 33% of the way to your first payout. The surveys are usually on new products about to hit the market so they can be rather interesting. You've got nothing to lose by registering with them as you will only ever hear from them when they have some work for you.
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