Is Opinion Outpost (OpinionOutPost.com) Another Paid Survey Scam?
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Like MySurvey.com OpinionOutpost.com is not a scam! Yes I know it's hard to believe, but the fact of the matter is there are legitimate work at home survey companies despite what you may have been led to believe because of all those clickbank ebooks. Recently paid surveys are getting a bad name because there are so many clickbank merchants who compile a list of real survey companies that pay work at home seekers but they make you pay for this list. But it's totally unnecessary as sites like this provide you a complete list of these companies for free.
Now that this out of the way, let's discuss Opinion Outpost. When you first visit the website you may be a little turned off by the whole western motif. I know I was but I didn't want that to affect my judgment so I joined anyway. To my surprise OpinionOutpost.com is very similar to MySurvey.com in terms of the set up and how they reward their users.
Users are paid by points. But don't let this dissuade you or jump to any conclusions. The points are equal to real hard cash. 10 points is equal to $1. But you're probably wondering how many points are usually awarded for doing a survey. In my experience the surveys I've received range from 20-50 points. I know it's not a lot but OpinionPost.com makes up for this by providing you with a lot more surveys then most companies out there. I get a survey almost every 2-4 days which adds up fast by the end of the month. By the way when there is a new survey to take they will email you so you don't have to worry about missing out on some possible money.
The other great thing about OpinionOutpost.com is that the surveys tend to be quick which I love since I try to do surveys from multiple survey companies to increase my total income as a survey taker. (You should too.)
Cashing out your points is painless, you just log into your account, request the money you want based on your point balance and a check is sent within a week or two in my experience. It doesn't get an easier than that people.
So do I recommend OpinonOutpost.com?
Damn skippy I do. Opinion Outpost is the real deal. They're not a fraud or some type of rip off. I haven't heard much in the way of complaints either. So for this review of OpinionOutpost.com I'm giving them 2 thumbs up! Give it a try, you have nothing to lose.
Update: As of 12.30.09 I wouldn't really waste my time with this company. Recently there have been too many reports of long pre-qualification surveys where no compensation is being provided. At least with a company like MySurvey.com you're always provided some compensation even if it's a screener question.
Unlike many of the folks that have complained, I actually reached out to the company via email to hear their side of the story. My hope was that they would fix the issues reported or at the very least address the concerns. That was several weeks ago and I haven't heard jack from them. So that tells me a lot about a company. That being said, I would skip them based on the fact that you may end up taking a long screener survey that you don't get paid for. I find this unnacceptable when you have other companies that will provide some compensation for this. So why bother with these guys?
Hopefully they'll make some changes in the near future but right now I would keep it moving. Some folks are still making money taking their surveys. But there is a risk that you may take a long as screener survey and not get paid for it. If you're fine with that risk then feel free to proceed. Good luck either way.