Many people think survey sites are a good way to make some extra cash. And you can make extra money with different survey panels like Survey Junkie and Opinion Outpost. In this PanelPlace review, we’ll check out another similar website.
So, we should start by clarifying in this PanelPlace review that PanelPlace isn’t actually a paid survey site itself. What it is is a sort of middleman between you and paid survey sites.
Sites like PanelPlace are called survey aggregators. I’m not a fan of survey aggregators, and I’ll state that there are better ways to spend your time. But if you want to learn more about PanelPlace, keep reading.
Let’s start by going into a little more detail about what survey aggregators like PanelPlace are, and what they do.
What’s a survey aggregator?
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Survey companies offer users a great opportunity to earn real money by completing legit surveys. The problem is that survey websites, and the market research companies they represent, might not have access to all the available surveys that are out there.
This leaves users on their own to search for the best companies to sign up for. Survey aggregators, like Panel Place, give these users an easy way to select good opportunities among different survey panels. Part of the reasons survey aggregators exist is to weed out the fake content and help people focus on legit companies.
What’s in it for the survey aggregator?
A survey company is generally hired by the consumer products company or retailer to perform market research. This might include things like conducting online surveys or product testing.
On the flip side, survey aggregators normally earn their money by participating in affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing works like a referral program in that the company gets a commission from each new user that signs up for a particular online platform.
Survey companies like Swagbucks or Harris Poll are always looking to add survey takers to their different panels and are willing to pay a small commission to companies like PanelPlace to bring them new users.
How does PanelPlace work?
PanelPlace was founded in 2012 as a global survey aggregator. You register and provide basic information to create a user profile. Once you’ve registered, PanelPlace will recommend some survey opportunities on legit survey sites based upon your profile information.
The theory is that instead of searching through different survey sites, you have a list of sites and other useful information at your fingertips. That should save you a lot of time and increase the number of surveys you can take.
Honestly, it seems that there are better ways to spend your time. While PanelPlace might appear to be worth joining, I don’t want to give you false hopes.
Matching up with survey opportunities
As previously discussed, PanelPlace doesn’t require much information. You don’t have to put more than your email address to get a list of sites to choose from.
However, PanelPlace’s ability to connect you with online opportunities is directly related to the amount of personal information you provide. At times, this might seem intrusive.
Those quality matches are made by taking into consideration your demographic information, location, as well as personality profile.
Information on Recommended Lists
PanelPlace doesn’t give you inside information on the sites that it recommends. It just sends you the recommended list with their links that they matched you with.
Of course, having access to useful information is the reason you signed up for PanelPlace in the first place. If you’re having to sort through pieces of information yourself, then you might as well cut out the middleman.
Other than surveys, PanelPlace matches you with job portals or freelance sites. They will also send you job opportunities.
Is that a good thing? Perhaps if you like useless spam.
All of this information will come to you through emails. You can expect get 3-4 emails a week. They update you on your surveys, job recommendations, and progress on the educational courses they offer on their site.
Downsides of PanelPlace
Some of the cons of that platform are the following.
- It doesn’t reward you for referring friends or family members: You can refer to a friend to join the site, but unlike other survey platforms, it doesn’t offer you anything in exchange for getting more people to join the platform.
- It doesn’t offer important inside information. PanelPlace isn’t a survey platform it is, but as its main job is to give you links of other survey platforms, it should offer more information on those sites.
- It’s not based in the United States. The website is tough to navigate for a native English speaker, and it’s even harder to actually find information on whether they still participate in surveys. Easier access would help.
So what makes this platform great? You might say I can do a Google search myself on paid survey sites. And perhaps you should.
For all my complaints, PanelPlace does appear to be a legit site. I’m just not a fan of survey aggregators.
PanelPlace doesn’t just help you save the time you’ll spend on searching, but also the mental energy worrying whether that site is a fraud or not. All the sites PanelPlace offers you a link to are legitimate.
To prove this to you, on their website they have a payment proof page. On that page, other members share a testimonial that they got their money.
You’re also rewarded with points when you offer that proof, so it’s a cycle of trust and making money.
It offers job opportunities
Online paid surveys aren’t the only thing PanelPlace offers. It also provides quality job opportunities, whether for freelancers or not. I can’t really comment, because they’re not job opportunities I would pursue.
It matches you with jobs that fit with your skill-set and experience and send you emails or notifications with them where you could apply right away.
For convenience, PanelPlace offers a mobile app for both IOS and Android. You can access everything you need to on the apps.
When you log into your account, you can browse all of your digital products. You can also easily upload your social profile image from the gallery to post recordings of your earnings. Also, instead of going to the website to get notifications of new opportunities or progress, You just get an instant notification on your phone.
While there aren’t any actual paid surveys on this site, there’s still a way for you to make money. The contests are held monthly. There’s usually a simple task to complete to get a chance of winning like sharing the link of the website on a social media platform like Facebook or Twitter.
There are usually 20 winners every contest and the reward is up to 10$. The contest itself is easy, with riddles you can answer or questions you can guess the answer to.
However, take notice that there are over 1 million members of PanelPlace, so there isn’t always a high chance of winning.
PanelPlace is essentially a place made to help you earn money. That’s whether by helping you land a job, completing an online survey or by helping you gain more skills. This is no different, finances tool is a new feature of the platform.
It helps you track your finances and puts you on the way of saving more money.
They also offer audiobooks and online courses with certificates. They’re paid, but they do offer you discounts. Those courses are also picked to match your desired skill-set and interests.
Health and Fitness Tips
There’s a health and fitness section on the website where you can access after registration. It offers many updated tips to get more healthy and fit.
Wrapping Up Our PanelPlace Review
PanelPlace isn’t for everyone, it has its drawbacks. However, a great thing about PanelPlace is that it’s straightforward and honest from the beginning over what it is and what it isn’t.
It does exactly what it claims it does.
Although PanelPlace isn’t my cup of tea, it matches you with a variety of opportunities, revolving around survey websites. It also offers educational content and job opportunities and it does all of that for free.