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Valued Opinions Review
By David Harris
“Valued Opinions” is a paid survey site owned by Research Now Ltd., which is under the umbrella of parent company E-Rewards Inc. If you get to Valued Opinions through valuedopinions.com, you are at the U.S. site.
You can also become a panelist through ‘Valued Opinions’ if you are a resident of the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, but the addresses for the companies from those countries are slightly varied.
Valued Opinions is a reputable paid survey company. Unlike some companies, though, you can no longer get paid with cash, check, or through a Paypal account.
(This is becoming a more common practice in the industry, in part because scammers have found they can send you checks purported to be from these companies – but they are not from the reputable company itself. It is fraud, promising to pay you “big money” to be secret shoppers or other things, and they try to get your credit card number so they charge you and hope you don’t notice.)
But again, “Valued Opinions” itself is indeed a legitimate company.
For completing surveys you can expect to earn rewards valued between 50 cents and $5 per survey, and once you accumulate enough credits for $20, you can get vouchers or gift cards through companies like Amazon.com, Visa, Macy’s, Marriot and a few others. (The list of available companies is admittedly not as large as some other sites.)
The number of paid survey opportunities you can expect varies with Valued Opinions as it does with any company, but it appears 2-6 a month is a reasonable number to expect.
You will also be sent surveys called “Hot Topics” from Valued Opinions which do not earn you monetary credits, but rather give you opportunities to increase the number of surveys you might qualify for as it broadens your “profile”. It is a good idea to fill those out if you want to maximize your earnings potential.
New members are also entered into a quarterly sweepstakes to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. This would be on the low end of sweepstakes prizes compared to some companies, but I wouldn’t think signing up to take surveys in hopes that you will win a sweepstakes is a good reason to participate in the first place.
Some people who are members of multiple survey taking companies are also a bit concerned that it can take up to 28 days for a completed survey to credit to your account, but this is also not uncommon, as many companies – including Valued Research – wait until the survey is completed and closed before crediting their members’ accounts. (However some do credit instantly.)
If you are looking to make a significant amount of money in a short amount of time, participating in survey taking opportunities is certainly not your best route. But if you have time to spend and like expressing your opinion on products and services, and don’t mind the fact the monetary compensation is rather small, then perhaps paid survey companies could be a fun thing for you to become involved with.
Valued Opinions will not make you wealthy… but they are indeed a reputable survey company who’s members overall seem to be pleased. If you don’t mind not receiving your compensation in cash, check, or Paypal deposits; signing up with Valued Opinions is a legitimate way to get a small amount of compensation doing something that might be fun for you.
I do not recommend “Valued Opinions” even though it is a legitimate business.
Thanks for reading…
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