Consumer Village is an online survey panel owned by Gongos Research.
They do not have any kind of record with the Better Business Bureau, but they have been online since 2007.
You’ll definitely want to pay attention to the details I give you about this panel. It might not be exactly what you think it is.
Getting Signed Up
Signing up with Consumer Village is a little different than signing up with some other sites. In this case, you start by actually taking a survey.
Basically what they do is ask you for all of the information that you would normally have to give; they just ask you with the questions set up as a survey.
It should only take 5 to 10 minutes for you to get through the initial survey.
If you haven’t signed up with a survey panel before, they generally want to know things like your gender, age, and what you do for a living.
There is a very good chance that you are eligible to join this site. There are only two qualifications that you absolutely must have.
The first is that you must be a resident of the United States. The second is that you have to be at least 18 years old.
How It Works
The way that Consumer Village operates is also a bit unique. You will participate mainly by going directly to the site. You can actually participate as much as you want because of this.
You don’t have to sit around waiting for survey invitations. However, they do send survey invitations from time to time. The surveys here tend to be pretty short and to the point.
Once you go to the site, you will be able to see the topics that are open for discussion.
All you really have to do is give them your input on any or all of the topics that are open. It really is that simple. It reminds me of posting in an online forum or message board.
This is one of the few panels that does not offer cash for your opinions. Your rewards for participating come in the form of Amazon gift cards.
How often you get them and what each one is worth both depend on how much you participate.
Also, for each time you participate in a survey or discussion, Consumer Village will give some money to charity.
What You Can Expect
If you decide to sign up with this site you have literally nothing to worry about. You won’t earn any cash, but really that just takes away all the things that can go wrong with receiving a check in the mail.
You can buy just about anything on Amazon these days, so it doesn’t make much of a difference anyway.
With this panel you will have a lot of control over how much you earn. That is always a good thing.
It is also very easy to participate since they also have a mobile app that you can use no matter where you are. There are a lot of things to like about this panel.
Have you been using Consumer Village for a while?
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