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American Consumer Opinion

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Type of Business: Paid Surveys
Skill Level Needed: none
Income Potential: $10+ per month
Recommended: No

American Consumer Opinion

by David Harris

“American Consumer Opinion”, found at, is a survey panel created by Decision Analyst in 1986 as a mail survey panel which 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, and 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.

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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 who becomes a panelist with American Consumer Opinion 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 American Consumer Opinion 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, and 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 demographic, you could of course get many more.

Another program American Consumer Opinion has is an affiliate marketing program. 

In this program you put their banner on your own website, and 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 having over 8 million panelists from around the world, and it is a legitimate company. 

Nobody can make a living doing online surveys only.

However, if you are looking for a way to make a very small amount of money with a survey company, or looking to sign up with additional survey companies to make more money, American Consumer Opinion appears to be just as valuable as most reputable survey companies. Otherwise, we don’t recommend it.

I do not recommend “American Consumer Opinion” because Survey Junkie is a much better option…

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2 Comments/Reviews

I have had it with this company. I cashed out May 3, 2016, still no check. I have been contacting them and get no reply. Contacting via email and on their facebook page, but now looking for a phone number and I will start calling them next. I fulfilled my end of the deal by doing the surveys, now it’s time to pay me for my efforts. It takes way to long to get your money, which is ridicules.

I’ve been a panel member with this company for several years. They’ve been pretty good except when it comes to cash-outs. In this electronic age, cash-outs should almost be instantaneous. It’s already been 3 months, and I still haven’t seen my promised cash-out. The excuse being that their representatives have a limit as to how many cash-outs they can put out each week. That’s of no consolation and it’s pretty poor management in my opinion. I’ve decided it’s time to move on.


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