Crowdology is a platform where registered members complete paid surveys for market research. The main business of Crowdology is to help companies and agencies to gather information about customers’ needs and preferences. It was established in 2012 by Redshift Research Ltd, a well-known market research company with offices in London and New York. The company has over 2 million registered members across the US and UK.
This is how we review gigs
Disclosure: While HuginX is editorially independent, we may earn commissions on sign-up links.
Is Crowdology a legit survey-site?
Crowdology is a legit survey site that you can join from the US and UK. Crowdology has a rating of 1.7 on Trustpilot. Most panelists described the site as reliable because it has plenty of survey questions and a high payout. Moreover, other panelists liked the platform’s quick cash-out system. Despite some cons, Crowdology is real and trustworthy.
Data Privacy: Any reason for concern?
Crowdology strictly follows the General Data Protection Regulation to protect your data and maintain your account privacy. Additionally, the company does not sell your confidential information to third parties.
How to get started
The Crowdology sign-up process is pretty simple and creating a new account is free. Enter your detail, including full name, email address, location, demographic information, age, and gender. Provide accurate information as this will determine whether you qualify for surveys. Agree to terms and conditions. Login to your email account to confirm your email address and verify your new Crowdology account. After successful registration, you will receive invitations to participate in surveys. Each email notification will have different survey questions, so you can decide if you want to participate. Crowdology is only available to US and UK residents. Moreover, you must also be 18 years and above to use the site. You will be rewarded with $10 after signing in and completing simple survey questions.
What about the survey experience?
Even though there is no Crowdology app, the website is mobile-friendly. The more profile information you provide, the greater your chance of receiving more invites relevant to your demographic. Their aim is to match the number of surveys given to you with your level of interest in completing them. Questionnaires are interesting, many of the topics focus on everyday topics, products, and popular issues which get coverage in leading magazines and other media outlets.
How much can you make on Crowdology?
The Crowdology platform does not use a points system, values are always clearly displayed in dollars. You can earn 40 cents to $10 per survey, and your earnings will be deposited to your account once it hits the minimum of $8. Generally, most surveys take 2 to 15 minutes. The minimum cashout threshold is set at $8, which is considered low for a survey platform. It only takes 2-4 days for the funds to reflect on your Paypal account, and the usual fees apply. Crowdology also pays its members in gift cards from a number of participating brands, including Amazon. The minimum cash-out threshold is still only $8, but the gift card can take up to 4 weeks to arrive.
What can prevent me from cashing out?
Crowdology has checks to make sure respondents are attentive and honest in their survey answers. Failure to do so will have your submissions rejected. A person is allowed to create only one account, creating multiple accounts in an attempt to earn more money is strictly prohibited. This will cause you to be banned and you will lose all money accumulated in your account. But the most common reason for you not being able to cash out is when you did not accumulate enough credits in your account.
Daniel Williams – Our Editor in Chief: Dan is from Oxford, UK and is one of our reviewers who’s been with HuginX the longest. With a background in membership support at one of the largest survey companies, Dan has a lot of inside knowledge of the Market Research industry and has helped us refine our reviewing criteria. When Daniel is not working with reviews, he likes to go hiking with his dog Charlie.
- No point system, payment is made in cash
- Short time to finish surveys, usually from 2 to 15 minutes only
- Payments take two days to reflect on your PayPal account
- Crowdology surveys can be completed via your mobile device
- No referral program
- Amazon vouchers take up to 4 weeks to arrive.
- High disqualification rate
- 2% fee for withdrawing your money using PayPal