This post may contain affiliate links.
I first wrote about Prolific Academic back in February 2015. I have grown to love Prolific Academic and most of their studies are fantastic. If you want to sign up you can do so here. I thought it was about time I gave my readers a Prolific Academic update.
My Prolific Academic update – payment for studies
The payment for studies is based on a minimum rate of £5 per hour. Some studies may be just 2-3 minutes long, for around 50p, and some may be much longer. The biggest study I have completed so far was either £10 or £15 and was credited within a few days.
You can request Paypal payments from £5, but if you wait until £20 there are no Paypal fees to pay. I always wait until £20+ to cashout and have been hitting cashout at least twice a month, sometimes more.
Joining Prolific Academic
Prolific Academic is free to join. You will need either a valid University email address or a Facebook account. Once you join there will be some basic survey demographic information to fill out. Specific surveys may also have profile surveys which are usually just one or two questions long. You can join up by clicking here.
Prolific Academic update – my experience so far
I must say that I’ve had a pretty good experience here so far. These surveys don’t disqualify you. At times I’ve found the opposite of this. However, this has just been teething problems. Prolific Academic still paid me. Payment was made for my 3 surveys.
The author of surveys checks your results themselves. This is a great system, mostly. On occasion I have to chase my approvals. Although there seems to be a manual system in place now. This is working much better than it used to.
Prolific Academic update – my earnings so far
In June 2015 I had made over £100 already. As of January 2017 I’ve made around £700. If you want to join you can do so here. As of today my earnings stand at £354.32! A nice tidy sum for 9 months worth of surveys.
If you like making and saving money then be sure to check out this great list of posts.