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Prolific Academic Update – Find out just how I’m getting on!

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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.

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.

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Carolanne Kate Minter

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

That's crazy how have you done that? I never seem to be suitable to any surveys.

Wayne Tew

Wednesday 6th of January 2016

Going to take a look Katy, thanks for sharing this info!


Friday 20th of November 2015

Ah great! I love Prolific Academic not only because their surveys are very well paid but they are almost always very interesting and different to complete so it doesn't feel boring. However, I am rarely eligible.

Anrola (@anrola99)

Thursday 19th of November 2015

Sounds like you have done great out of them!

Jacob Barnard

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

Wow! That's amazing, I've been using it for a while now, but I'm not earning nowhere near £50 a month! #Mental!