The OpinionPanel Community is the UK’s largest youth research panel – founded in 2004, they have over 140,000 members. If you’re aged between 16-30 years old and looking to earn some easy money, this is for you. You share your opinion and earn points which can be redeemed against Amazon and other shopping vouchers!
£10 of credits (1,000 points) just for signing up!
Once you’ve joined, you’ll get 1,000 points for free, that’s worth £10 in Amazon or other shopping voucher credits! You can claim your vouchers once you reach 2,500 points, which is worth £25 in voucher credits. That typically requires you to take part in about 15 surveys to hit the 2,500 point threshold. Once you’ve claimed your £25 shopping voucher, you get 1,000 points again so you can start earning towards your next voucher!
50p – £5 in credits per online survey, and around £40 per online focus group
The OpinionPanel pays fairly for your time; each online survey you complete being worth 50 – 500 points (50p – £5 in voucher credits). There are also opportunities to earn more through research opportunities like online communities and focus groups – which often pay £40+ in cash! Even if you don’t qualify for a survey, you’re entered into a monthly prize draw to win £50, and they also run competitions to win other prizes too.
What’s the catch?
There isn’t one! The OpinionPanel Community conduct research with big brands, universities and even the Government, who all want to hear your opinion on different topics. Their sister company is a research agency called YouthSight, you may have seen them quoted in the press. They gather up client questions and pay you to answer them!
So why not take advantage of these paid opportunities and get your voice heard at the same time? Your views will frequently end up contributing to political polls, help universities to improve their student experience, get fed back to policymakers, brand strategists or marketing specialists… As an OpinionPanel Community member you have a lot of clout!
They are members of Fair Data and a Market Research Society (MRS) Company Partner bound by the MRS code of conduct. They only do market research, so they’ll never send unwanted emails, offers or discounts (there are plenty of other places for student discounts), they don’t pass on your personal details to anyone or try and sell anything to you. Everything you tell them remains confidential and anonymous.
Journalist? Writer? Blogger?
As well as taking part in research, The OpinionPanel community gives members the opportunity to get their work published on the Community blog. Articles written by members are posted every few days – perfect for an aspiring writer to get their work published! The author of the most popular article every month earns £50 via PayPal!
What do we do in our spare time?
Good stuff. They are big supporters of World Land Trust, a charity that works to protect threatened habitats and endangered species throughout the world. We recently funded the purchase of 5 properties adjacent to the Pangi Forest Reserve in Borneo, helping to protect the critically endangered Bornean Orang-utan.