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Make money with YouGov surveys

I’ve recently cashed out £50 from online surveys. Once it hit my bank account, I knew it was a genuine side hustle and wanted to share it with you! Without further ado, here’s all you need to know about how to make money with YouGov surveys.

The Frugal Frenchie

Make money with YouGov surveys

What is YouGov?

YouGov is a survey site which allows you to take part in polls, surveys and gives you the option to enter competitions to win money with the points you earn. You can also earn extra points through their referral programme.

Finding and completing available surveys

Although you can check manually yourselves, you do get contacted by email, whenever there are surveys available to take. They can vary in time, often being between 5 minutes and 20 minutes. Like Maru Voice Surveys, another site I’ve previously mentioned, they let you know how long they’ll take so you can decide whether you want to participate or not.

Make money with YouGov surveys

Surveys can be completed either on a computer or on your phone. It’s easily accessible with wifi and you don’t even need to download an app for it.

How many surveys can I complete?

YouGov surveys are not as common as other survey sites such as Prolific, as these are surveys used in governmental research rather than academic research. Having said this, if you don’t want to receive multiple emails, you can change in the settings how many surveys you receive. I personally have mine on the option as many as possible.

You could probably expect one every few days.

How does their referral programme work?

On your account’s homepage, they give you a unique link that people can use to sign up with. My personal link is what I have been using throughout this post. You get awarded points when somebody signs up and completes their first survey. It’s a great way to gain points passively and they very helpfully allow you to share the link straight away on all major social media platforms.

Make money with YouGov surveys

How do you get paid?

With every survey and referral you make, you get awarded points, a bit like Maru surveys. All surveys are rewarded 50 points and after 5000 points, you can claim your £50 and get it transferred straight to your bank account. It only took a few days until I received mine. All you need to provide them with are the standard details for bank transfers: account number, sort code and name.

Let me know if you sign up or how you get on! Also, if you have any questions, leave them in the comments below!

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