$50 Bucks? Yes Please!
So – I know many of us get kinda tired of signing up for survey companies and then not making much money. I know I've done my fair share of “qualifying” for surveys, only to be told that I am not qualified after I've spent a good 5 minutes on it. Regardless, I still have a fair share of survey companies that I stick with it, and am always pretty pleased with my earnings.
But it's good to keep an eye out for new survey companies to add to my stash. I'm especially loving survey companies with an app version. I just upgraded my iphone 6 to the iphone 8plus. And I love it because the screen is a bit bigger (which my old eyes find much easier to look at! lol). But I am on my phone a lot, and I find myself with time on my hands when I am waiting in lines or on car rides or just waiting in general and/or bored in general. So surveys that I can do through an app make the whole process easy and useful for that downtime.
Earn Just Installing the Survey App Though?
Yep — that's why I'm adding this one to my list. Nielsen has been in the survey business for years, but now they have a mobile app that allows you to make money just by installing it. And guess what else, you can make up to $50 in one year just by installing it. So – my thoughts… why wouldn't I participate?
You might be thinking, but what's the catch? There really isn't one. Because Nielson makes the following points, very clear:
At Nielsen, we're all about understanding computer and mobile trends – the types of applications you use, the content you view and listen to, as well as the websites you visit on your computer, phone, tablet, e-reader, or other registered mobile device.
Your everyday activities as a panelist will help us understand how people use their computers and mobile devices. It doesn't matter if you use your mobile device a lot or a little or how you use it, the information on your usage is important to us and a valuable contribution to our research!
Plus, you will be rewarded for your participation! Active members receive sweepstakes entries for their registered computers and earn points for participating with a mobile device, up to $50 per year! Please see the Rewards section for more details.
And if you check out the “Rewards section”, you'll see it states:
For registering at least one computer you will be entered into our monthly sweepstakes. For each mobile device you register you will receive up to $50 a year.
Oh, and by the way, the monthly sweepstakes is for $10,000! Yep… every month there are 400 winners and the TOP winners, take home $1000 each. And someone has to win, so why wouldn't I get in on a chance at that!?
Can Anyone Join and Install the App?
There are some requirements for who can sign up. I suggest reading them all over and making sure you meet the requirements. They seem pretty basic and standard — but I never just sign-up for something without checking out requirements and details.
In order to be eligible to join, you must meet all of the following requirements:
– Be at least 18 years old and capable of entering into a binding contract.
– Be the owner of any computer and/or mobile device onto which you authorize the software download.
– If there are any minors within your household, you are the parent or guardian of any minor with access to the devices you are registering.
– You agree to inform those individuals with access to your computer and/or mobile device on which the software is installed that you have agreed to join the panel, and these individuals have given you their explicit consent to be a part of the panel and to be subject to the panel membership agreement.
– If you are installing the software at work, you have the permission to do so from your employer.
What if I Decide It's Not for Me?
You've signed up and decided for whatever reason you don't want to be involved in their project anymore. Not an issue, you can decide to leave the program at your discretion. You just log into your account and opt-out.
But if you do sign up and stay involved, let me show you again, exactly what the benefits are — here is a screenshot from the Nielsen site.
Nielsen company has been known for TV Ratings for years and years (we're taking 90 years!) — they truly are a trusted leader in media measurement. Also – in case you were worried about it, Nielsen is collecting your web use data — NOT your name, not your passwords or login IDs — your personal info is not “attached” to the data. I was somewhat concerned about this, so I checked into it. It won't slow down your devices either. The company states clearly on their website:
“Your privacy and security is Nielsen's top priority. The app is easy to install, won't slow down your devices, and sends us anonymous data about how you use the Internet. Our App never collects the content of visited websites, and we do NOT collect user IDs, passwords, or other private information.”
My Final Thoughts…
Well — after reading over everything, I've obviously decided to sign up. I installed it on my new iphone and it was easy and painless. I feel like I'll start with my iphone and then maybe add it to my computer and laptop as well. I have an ipad too, but it's so old and slow — I think I'd wait until I have it replaced some day down the line. But you can earn up to $50 a year PER DEVICE. So — I'm thinking, because I use my phone, computer and laptop regularly — that could mean $150 for me per year by just doing what I do every day without any changes at all. SWEET!
If you're thinking it's something you'd like to try out too, here is the link to sign up. I'd love to hear if you're trying it out too in the comments below! Sometimes it's fun to compare notes and see what others are experiencing (good and bad).
**Some folks are saying their device was unqualified or not accepted. I looked all through the FAQ and ToS and I don't see anything about it being limited to “certain” devices or specific operating systems. So I'm not sure what the hiccup there is. I have an iPhone 8+ and it worked fine. My friend in Indiana has an iPhone 7 and it worked for her. It appears that folks with Android phones have been accepted too from what I've read. If I find out any details I will post them here.