In this survey review, we’ll take a look at Tellwut. Tellwut is a paid panel site that enables respondents to answer online surveys in exchange for incentives, such as PayPal and Giftcards. This is a panel run by Paradigm Sample located in New York, USA, which is a company offering clients access to market research data. By taking online surveys and filling out questionnaires, respondents are able to impact new products and services.
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.
Your demographics, job profile and hobbies will match with the surveys you’ll receive from Tellwut, which means they should be interesting and relevant. You might also occasionally get sent free products to test from home, such as mobile phones. We at Huginx have signed up and taken surveys with Tellwut over several weeks to check how the portal stacks up compared to similar sites.
Is Tellwut a legit survey company?
Tellwut is indeed a legit survey site. The company behind Tellwut, Paradigm Sample, is a professional market research provider serving a multitude of clients all over the world. This means that Tellwut is not a scam, and you’ll get paid for the surveys you complete according to their terms. We recommend paying attention to the exact terms when signing up for the survey portals, so you know what to expect.
What about data protection – is my sensitive data safe?
Just like other panel providers, Tellwut will monetize and share your survey data anonymously in order to deliver valuable research to its clients for market research purposes. These clients may use this data to develop and improve products, for example, to track the brand awareness of a consumer brand such as Siemens. Personally identifiable data, like your name, email address and phone number will be treated in a confidential manner and shared in a very restricted way
Signing up with Tellwut – how to get started
You simply need to register on the site to earn money by taking surveys. Then, after you’ve verified your email address, you’ll receive five to seven new survey opportunities per week. When you have reached the payment threshold, you can request to redeem your reward (e.g., PayPal).
How much can I make taking surveys with Tellwut?
It’s important to remember that taking surveys with Tellwut will not replace a full-time job. You might have seen ads for survey-companies promising hundreds of dollars per week in “income”. After reviewing 500+ paid gigs all over the world, our team at Huginx has still not found a single consumer panel that you count on as a substantial source of income. When we tested Tellwut, we would earn between $0,5 and $3,50 per survey. Earning a few bucks per week from online surveys will eventually lead to a decent amount though, so it all comes down to how persistent you are over time
What about the survey experience?
As with most other panels, on Tellwut you’ll be asked to fill out a set of qualifying questions before you get access to the real surveys. These questions are called screenout questions, and you’ll not get paid for them unless you are accepted into the surveys. When Huginx tested the surveys on Tellwut, we qualified for roughly 1 out of 4 surveys, which is in line with many other similar survey sites. Once you get accepted into the survey, the user experience is usually adequate. Note that many questionnaires are much simpler to take on a laptop than a mobile, especially in the case of matrix questions.
Top Rated Panels
- Transparent payment system
- Low redemption level
- High incentives compared to regular consumer survey sites
- Good selection of payment options
- Interesting survey opportunities
- High qualification rate
- Simple user interface
- Surveys are not always mobile-friendly
- Complex questions which can take a lot of concentration and time to fill out
- Consistent survey quality
- Good survey experience
- Rewards are in line with survey length and efforts
- Surveys on topics that you are familiar with
- Low redemption level
- Not a big earning possibility (usually less than $10 per month)
- Limited reward options
- Expiration of unused credit after 1 year
- Free to join
- Earn referral commissions
- Fair incentive level
- Good survey experience
- Professional MR company
- There is no signup bonus
- The minimum payout threshold is high
- PayPal and bank redemptions can take up to 30 working days to process
- Owned by one of the largest market research companies
- Above average payout per survey
- A low threshold to redeem rewards
- Easy to qualify for surveys
- Low volume of survey opportunities
- Technical glitches using the Pinecone Research app
- It is a free platform
- No payout threshold
- Gives loyalty credit if you do not qualify for a survey
- Complete confidentiality in your responses
- Above average incentive levels
- Limited earning opportunities
What can prevent me from cashing out?
You cannot withdraw to PayPal if you don’t reach the minimum payment threshold of $10. Also, our advice is to be honest and attentive in answering your surveys to avoid rejected submissions. Only one account with Tellwut is allowed per person and attempts to create multiple accounts to earn more money are considered fraud. This could result in you being banned and losing the rewards accumulated in your account.
This is how we review gigs
Disclosure: While HuginX is editorially independent, we may earn commissions on sign-up links.
- Intelligent screening question matching you quickly with surveys
- Wide selection of reward options
- Nice way to earn extra cash, but don't expect to get rich
- Total flexibility, take suveys when you want
- Long, open-ended question that can take a while to answer
- It isn't very pleasant when you have to screen too many times.
- There are some long, difficult matrix questions