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YouGov are one of the most well known UK survey companies. Their surveys regularly feature in a variety of newspapers and on topical panel shows on the TV also.
I quite like knowing that I’ve taken part in these surveys as often they help to shape policies and political changes, which is great.
I wouldn’t say that I am going to get rich anytime soon from YouGov! I typically receive 2-3 YouGov cashouts a year now, which is down from 2015-2018 time, despite completing all of the surveys that they email me. It HAS been a very quiet year for surveys, so I hope it’ll pick up again soon!
I’m not sure if this is because of a higher amount of panellists to choose from now, or something else, but my own survey demographics haven’t changed much in this time.
YouGov surveys are short and sweet, typically paying 50p per survey, and they will email you when a new survey is live. Often at the end of surveys there are questions that may feed into future surveys, which means they won’t really try to send your profile surveys for you to complete for free.
Surveys depend on demographics and they have a LOT of political surveys, which I personally find very interesting.
Obviously not everyone enjoys talking about politics but there are lots of other surveys on YouGov too. *Sign up now for free!
The beginning few questions tend to be a little repetitive when starting the surveys but it is very rare to be disqualified from these.
I *think* these questions are usually just to confirm it’s you answering the survey and stop any fraud going on.
It is worth completing the free prize draw surveys they email from time to time, if you get invited to them, as these appear to feed data into their system with regards to further upcoming studies.
They ask a variety of questions but are generally super fast. I usually get more surveys after I complete these ones. Often relating to the questions that were asked.
I used to LOVE YouGov. Short, snappy, easy studies, but in the last year or two they’ve gone downhill a little for me. I had an issue where my account was froze, and they stated I’d put my own date of birth wrong… Very odd!
Alongside this I’m definitely receiving less studies than I used to. Still, the odd £50 throughout the year is always nice, and it feels like a substantial amount.
How long does a Yougov cashout take to arrive?
At present, I find that, on average, a cashout takes about 22-24 days to arrive. My cashouts always arrive within the quoted time now and have done for several years, before this they used to be slower! I actually wrote an entire post dedicated to YouGov cashouts before!
I have always found that a YouGov Paypal cashout is the quickest to arrive, however, in 2020 I’ve seen this change and bank transfers have been arriving in around 10 days. *Sign up now for free!
How to get more surveys on YouGov?
Make sure that all of your on-site information is accurate, and up to date. Fill in any profile surveys that they have and make sure you check your emails frequently, to avoid missing out.
Make sure that you’re providing accurate information and update any time you have a new child, buy a new car or make a huge financial change in your life, such as a mortgage, getting married or taking on / paying off credit.
Is YouGov a scam?
Absolutely not! I’ve been a member for at least 5 years, but possibly a lot more! I have had £100s in that time, from paid surveys, and focus groups, and similar market research opportunities.
Make sure you’re using the official YouGov website and you’ll be grand!