GoWebSurveys or gowebsurveys.com, is a survey site offering virtual points in return for your time taking surveys. Once you have accumulated enough points you can exchange them for gift cards from online retailers such as Amazon. However, there’s a big catch; read our review to find out if this is a recommended panel site or not.
What company is behind GoWebSurveys?
The company behind the website is called Global Survey (globalsurvey.gs) which lists its headquarters in Ahmedabad, India with representatives in other locations such as the US (Orlando, Florida). The company is active in the research community and participates in congresses such as IIEX and Quirk’s. In terms of corporate memberships, they are currently not members of either ESOMAR or IA.
How to get started
It’s not really clear from their website which countries they are actively recruiting participants from. However, the registration form is asking for a US zip code, and the gift card examples are from India, so we will assume they accept new members from the US and India at least. Their terms also mention that “You must understand English.”
How much can you make on Go Web Surveys?
You can earn points with Go Web Survey for each survey you complete. Share your opinions and earn points that can be converted into cash or shopping vouchers from a variety of popular retailers, such as Amazon, Flipkart, Chroma, and more. The number of points you earn depends on the survey’s complexity and can range from 15 to 200 points. Each point is worth 1.00 Indian Rupee ($0.012).
Once you have a minimum of 5000 points in your account, you can redeem them for gift cards from the reward catalogue.
Here are some examples:
- Amazon vouchers
- Flipkart gift cards
- Croma electronic gift cards
- Bag Bazaar gift cards
- Paytm gift cards
Red flag: Very high redemption level
5 000 points mark the minimum redemption level, which equals 5 000 Indian Rupees or $60. This is an exorbitantly high level, keeping in mind that a survey complete could be worth just 15 points ($0.18) . Most likely you’ll need to take surveys on a daily basis for months before finally being able to redeem your hard-earned cash. If you fulfil all their other terms. This is a huge red flag which leads us to not recommend signing up for GoWebSurveys.
What can prevent me from cashing out?
The biggest risk of not cashing out is not being able to reach the extremely high redemption level of 5 000 points. Also, if they consider that you’ve violated any of their long list of terms, you risk account suspension (and the loss of your accumulated points). According to their terms, they can also hold back payment unless you provide a valid ID and proof of address. The high redemption level in combination with their strict terms makes it very difficult for participants to ever get their reward.
This is how we review gigs
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- Several gift card options
- Extremely high withdrawal limit
- Very strict terms
- Lack of transparency
- Technical glitches