American Consumer Opinion
|Overall Rating:||Overall Rating|
|Type of Business:||Paid Surveys|
|Skill Level Needed:||none|
|Income Potential:||$10+ per month|
American Consumer Opinion Review
by David Harris
American Consumer Opinion found at acop.com, is a survey panel created by Decision Analyst in 1986 as a mail survey panel that went online in 1996.
Decision Analyst has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, which is a positive sign.
It is free to join American Consumer Opinion.
Despite the name, they are open to members from all over the world.
The compensation system is point-based, with 100 points equaling $1.
You must have 1,000 points ($10) to “cash-out”.
You can be paid by check or a deposit into your Paypal account, or you can choose to donate your earnings to a charity.
One aspect of American Consumer Opinion that is different from some paid survey companies is they do not actually post surveys on their site.
Rather company vice-president Ann Parks will email you a link to the web address of the survey.
For all surveys you qualify for and complete, you will receive 100-5,000 points.
If you receive a screener (a shorter survey consisting of 20 questions or less), you will receive 10-50 points.
It is advised to complete the screeners as well, as those typically update your profile so you can get more full survey opportunities.
Also, for everyone you refer, that becomes a panelist with ACOP you get an entry into a monthly drawing for 5,000 points.
Frankly, that compensation appears to be on the low end as far as referrals go.
It appears most people who signed up and became panel members with ACOP are pleased with the amount of money they get paid per survey.
If there is an issue with this company, it is often that they simply do not get many survey opportunities.
Or they don’t qualify for many.
This is a common complaint in the industry.
To American Consumer Opinion’s credit, they do say in their FAQ section you could expect so receive several survey invitations a year.
Depending on your individual demographics, you could, of course, get many more.
Another program ACO has is an affiliate marketing program.
In this program, you put their banner on your own website.
For everybody that clicks on the banner and signs up with American Consumer Opinion, you get 50 cents.
In just over 15 years of being online, American Consumer Opinion has grown to have over 8 million panelists from around the world.
Nobody can make a living doing online surveys alone.
This would be a hobby at best to make a little extra month.
AmericanConsumerOpinion appears to be just as valuable as most reputable survey companies.
Otherwise, we don’t recommend it.
Update: A lot of members are complaining about either getting slow paid – taking months to get paid or not getting paid at all.
Member complaints are being met with deleted accounts or ignored inquiries.
I do not recommend American Consumer Opinion because of what’s mentioned above as well as Survey Junkie being a much better option.
Join Survey Junkie free here: http://www.FreeSurveyJunkie.com
Thanks for reading the review