One of the least paid survey sites out there is Clear Voice Surveys, and I don’t think its because they are not good. Read a few reviews about them and you will see that those who are members of the site enjoy it very much.
I think the reason for its anonymity is the fact that they don’t advertise much on the web and so people are not seeing their ads and banners all over the place the way they are used to seeing ads from say companies like MySurvey or SurveyHead.
I myself wasn’t even aware of the site until recently, and I have been taking surveys for money for over 7 years now.
So, I joined Clear Voice Surveys a while ago in order to do this review, and here is what I have found…
Clear Voice Research, LLC
The market research firm that owns and operates CV (known earlier as PCHOnlineSurveys) is Clear Voice Research, LLC. This company carries CASRO certification and is based out of Denver, Colorado.
The panel in question here boasts of a constantly expanding base of member households around the world that are open to receiving rewards as compensation for participating in surveys on the web.
Clear Voice Surveys enjoys a working partnership with a number of top research firms in the country and clients belonging to sectors like manufacturing, retail, technology, services, and restaurants, with all them eager to know more about their customers, i.e. you.
EarningStation is a new rewards program that pays you for doing things you already do online. You can cash out after every $10 you make.
As for its bbb rating, The Better Business Bureau gives it an A on a scale of A+ to F.
There are also a total of 9 complaints in the past 3 years against the company and all are resolved. This is impressive considering that most companies have way more complaints against them than just 9 in 3 years.
Review of Clear Voice
If you are 13 years or older, participating and earning with this site is possible! (by the way, you may enjoy this post if you are a teen looking for online jobs)
Once you sign-up with the site and sign-in to your member account with CVSResearch, their brand new Health and Wellness profile greets you!
The data you fill in here is used to narrow down surveys where you are likely to qualify. That’s why it is important you fill such surveys without wasting much time.
CV hosts various kinds of surveys. This includes product testing and the occasional movie preview. Consequently, the site’s surveys are quite enjoyable.
The site also dispatches survey invites regularly via email. In my case, I receive on average around 2-3 invites per week.
At the same time, you are also able to check for available surveys on the dashboard by logging in to your account. By clicking on the link titled “My Account”, you not only know more about the surveys to which you got invited but also the ones where you didn’t.
Below is a screenshot of my dashboard from the account section:
The invitation you receive for any survey clearly mentions the survey subject, which allows you to decide beforehand if you want to proceed with the same.
Also included in the invite are details related to the compensation offered by the survey and its estimated duration.
Roughly speaking, the site’s surveys need a fair amount of time to finish (around 10-25 minutes).
The site also hosts many different types of surveys but I also think it has a higher proportion of surveys related to health and wellness. I also completed an interactive survey, which paid me $15.
Among the hallmarks of ClearVoice Surveys is that it rewards you with cash even if you are screened out (if you don’t understand why survey sites screen you out sometimes, read this article. it explains how surveys are done and why sometimes people don’t qualify), which contrasts starkly with the sweepstakes entries offered by most survey panels.
Yes, you are rewarded just 10 cents but that does add up rather quickly along with your regular earnings. This helps to achieve the threshold cash out figure earlier than usual.
Rewards & Payments
The site normally pays you $1-$10 for every survey completed. Occasionally, there might also be some short surveys with compensation for each being 25 or 50 cents.
Overall, I think these pay scales are fairly reasonable especially when one considers that participants are paid 10 cents just for attempting to qualify for a survey without any success.
The site requires you to accumulate at least $10 before allowing a withdrawal.
You can withdraw your rewards via 3 methods:
The first one is the PayPal method, where the site transfers money to your given PayPal ID.
- Gift cards
The second option consists of exchanging your earnings for gift cards from online stores like Buy.com and Amazon.com.
- Air Miles
These points can also be exchanged for airline miles on a large number of frequent flier miles programs.
I’ve used the Amazon.com gift card payment route on a few occasions and got my money quite fast.
Important – You should cash out your minimum earnings ($10) as early as possible. Do this with every survey site. Get paid first before you commit to a survey site for the long term.
Once you earn a reward by completing a survey, it’s valid for a period of one year before it expires. If this reward, by any event, remains unclaimed on the 366th day after it was first deposited, it will expire. Subsequently, it’s subtracted from your account balance.
So, if you’re rewarded $5 on 15th January, 2007 and it remains in your account come 16th January, 2008; it stands expired and is subtracted from your total account balance.
The company chooses to redeem your rewards based on the chronological order of their awarding. As such, reward funds that are “oldest” are deducted before “newer” ones.
This is a practice that some other survey sites indulge in and I’ve never really understood the reason behind the same!
Few Things I like About this Panel
- Processing time for rewards is very low, zero waiting!
- The site pays you a minimum figure (10 cents) even in case of your being disqualified, which constantly adds to your account balance!
- The site also has in place a support system over phone, which means you can seek help from a real individual in times of need.
Is it Safe and Legit?
Clear Voice Surveys doesn’t have a single negative review against it, is simple to deal with, pays generously, and is legitimate in every sense.
As such, this company ticks all the boxes, which means I fully endorse this site to all my readers. Here is their registration link if you decide to join. Good luck.
If you have to only sign up for one paid survey site to make money with, I recommend Ipsos-iSay. Ipsos is the most fun and well-paying panel. Give it a try to see how you like it. It is free anyway!