Prolific Academic

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Prolific Academic is a survey company that I love – it is one of my top 5! Each of the surveys on Prolific Academic pay a rate that is equal to at least £5 per hour. This is pretty high for survey companies. Most of the surveys are short and still highly paid. The highest one I’ve had was actually worth £20 and took me around 45 minutes. It involved playing a game and was great fun!

Make money with Prolific Academic

Prolific Academic are a crowdsourcing platform that allows academics, with a valid university email address, to post research. In turn, subject to meeting eligibility requirements, you can complete these survey. The academics have someone to provide research results and you can make some nice money too.

My further education ended before university. Despite this I receive a steady stream of surveys from Prolific Academic throughout the week. On occasion they are loaded up during the early hours of the morning also, which is great for us night owls.

Registration is quick and the initial questions to sign up are short and concise. Registration is free, as with all survey sites I have wrote about thus far.

To check for surveys I just log in when I have time. Throughout the weekdays, Monday – Friday, during term time there are usually a couple of surveys each day. Sometimes I see 3 or 4 in one go and make a nice amount of money.

Prolific Academic surveys tend to be interesting, on topics that I am knowledgeable about, and the questions testing you are paying attention are quite obvious too. I know accuracy checking questions aren’t to everyone’s taste but I find they keep me paying attention, so at least they serve their purpose.

The important part… the money from Prolific Academic!

So far I have earned around £1000 with Prolific Academic and payout is quick via Paypal. The minimum payment threshold is £5. There are currently the usual Paypal fees for receiving this. If you wait until you reach £20 you will avoid the fees. I always receive my payouts within 24 hours, so far at least.This makes Prolific Academic one of the fastest that I use. Personally I have found that the number of surveys available for me to participate in have already risen which is fantastic.

*Sign up now and get started on earning your first £20!

If you’re looking for other ways to make extra money only I’ve got a HUGE LIST! Also, check out my top 5 survey websites.

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Make money when you get paid to complete surveys from Prolific Academic. Earn more than £5 per hour.

9 Responses

  1. Sarah-Jayne July 16, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Thank you for such a helpful article! I’ve joined via your affiliate link 🙂

  2. Shawn April 21, 2016 / 5:01 am

    Another important thing about them is that you don’t have to complete long screener surveys to qualify for the paid ones.

    You mentioned there being a fee when cashing out under £20. How much is it? A few pennies or a whole dollar(s)?

  3. katykicker April 28, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    That is great work Jan! Glad to hear it!

  4. Nai Nai June 9, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Thanks for this. I signed up after reading this on May 29th and 12 days later have made £67.90. The tip about the notifier in Chrome helps loads.

    • katykicker June 10, 2017 / 8:23 am

      Thanks so much for sharer – I’m so happy you’re doing so well. Great work!

  5. Trilby August 22, 2017 / 3:21 am

    I tried to join Prolific Academic per your affiliate link but the drop down box with countries only showed countries beginning with “A”. I couldn’t seem to get it to show any more than that. 🙁

    • katykicker August 22, 2017 / 6:46 am

      Sorry to hear that – have you contacted Prolific Academic to let them know? Or tried an alternative browser?

  6. Patricia O March 10, 2020 / 5:00 pm

    Pardon me if I’m being obtuse and not at all prolifically academic but are you saying one does not have to have a university degree to take part in this scheme?

    • katykicker March 11, 2020 / 3:34 pm

      Hi Patricia, you’re absolutely right! Anyone can join x

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