OpinionWorld.com Reviews – Legit or Scam?


OpinionWorldOpinion World (www.OpinionWorld.com) is a market research site that pays members for taking surveys.  Opinion World has been around for a couple of years now, and though they used to be available internationally, they are currently only available to US residents.

For those of who you don’t know, market research or trying to make money taking surveys is one of the oldest and most popular ways of earning extra money online.  While you won’t become rich or even be able to replace your regular income by taking online surveys, it is an easy way of making some extra money.

Each market research company operates in a unique way, so it is important to understand the policies and characteristics of each company before you sign up.

Making Money with OpinionWorld

Many market research websites entice their customers by promoting the idea of making money taking online surveys, because that is the “easy” method that most potential members are thinking about.  In order to make money, all you have to do is answer questions about things you already think or believe, or your own personal habits.

But once members sign up at these other companies, they quickly realize that they are expected to do much, much more than simply take surveys every once in awhile.  There are ads to watch, referrals to make, consumer panels to join, and product trials to sign up for.  Sometimes it can get a bit complicated and even expensive – if you don’t cancel those trials on time, you can get charged for products or services you never truly wanted.

But OpinionWorld is one of the rare market research websites that simply wants you to take surveys.  It’s free to become a member and you won’t be pestered to participate in anything other than the occasional survey.

However, Opinion World doesn’t offer traditional monetary compensation.  Instead, you will be given points for the surveys you complete (on average roughly 100 points per paid survey) and once you receive 1000 points (which equals $10.00) you can cash out your account and either request a gift card from one of their retail partners, or you can request the funds added to a PayPal account.

Strategies for Earning with OpinionWorld

Opinion World is also different from other market research companies in that it offers you shorter, less detailed surveys to take on an almost daily basis, however, you won’t be paid.  Instead, when you complete these surveys, Opinion World will donate money to charity.

The surveys for which you actually get paid come far less frequently, anywhere from once a week to once a month.  However, there are some things you can do to increase your earning potential.

  1. Keep your profile updated.  The more specific you are with your details, and the better you are at recording changes to your profile, the more likely you are to get surveys that you will qualify for and therefore get paid for.  Any life changes from losing a job to having a child to switching from regular to decaf coffee will make a difference in the surveys you receive, so be diligent.
  2. Take advantage of the “extras.”  Every once in awhile OpinionWorld will send you an email, asking that you update your profile, or confirm some information for them.  Often they will offer you a small point reward for doing so.  So do it!  It will take two seconds, and you’ll reach your redemption level much quicker.
  3. Enter yourself in the drawings.  Opinion World chooses randomly selected prize winners from random drawings they do on a regular basis.  Make sure you are always entered for these drawings.
  4. Finally, take every survey you are offered.  Maybe a survey looks too long or you know before you take it that you might get disqualified.  Do it anyway.  Every time you are disqualified from a survey (and therefore don’t get paid) OpinionWorld enters you into a “Thank You” prize drawing to ensure that you haven’t exactly wasted your time.

The bottom line is that Opinion World never pretends that you’ll get rich taking surveys, they won’t bombard your email account with offers from their partner companies, and they have a reputation for reliably paying their customers.  In the world of market research, this makes OpinionWorld a legitimate company to work with.

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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for " Opinion World " is 1 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.

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    Syra says:

    May 13th, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    I have been terminated from the survey without any reasons. OpinionWorld still owe me $20 from the 3 1/2 hrs survey I answered last week. This is ridiculous as it is as also after saying it will never sell your information to third party, it is and now all I got is spams, terminated account and unsettled balance. Very outrageous!

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    Alex says:

    May 12th, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    It’s been fine for a few months, when I claimed my latest payment through paypal my account was suddenly terminated for violating their terms and coditions. All I’ve been doing is doing their surveys and claiming when I have enough points lol.


  • Michiel says:

    April 30th, 2017 at 6:24 am

    It looked legit at first and I think it was befor SSI took over, but I’m waiting for 5 days for a new survey invitation, and they keep saying that I have to complete my profile…. hmmmm… wait I already did that twice even if it says 100% complete!

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    Emre says:

    March 31st, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I was a member and I filled in surveys dailly and I made in 1 week 10€. Yet they didn’t payed me and even worse I goth banned! Do not waste your time on this awfull site!!

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    Margot says:

    March 2nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Awful waste of time, complete scam. Do not join up

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    Jilly says:

    January 19th, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Also had the same problem as others with being terminated when I came time to cash out the reward.

    In my case I had already cashed out as small $10 reward and that went well so I continued to do surveys. Accumulated another 1000+ points went to cash it out and suddenly was terminated, no reason given.

    Yes I have emailed them but don’t expect a reply.

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    Fabian says:

    December 1st, 2016 at 6:43 am

    the same happened to me. i do some surveys than iam offed a 3 and a half hour survey that turned into a 4 and a half hour survey and as soon as i finish it i try to review my account and nope… its terminated. so i try to contact help desk and now they want my full name, address, date of birth and location..WTF! errr NOPE. its a shame i did not look for reviews before i wasted so much time.

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    Re says:

    November 23rd, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Once i reached the point to redeem, they suddenly terminated my account… it is so suck….. what are they doing. ONLY SGD15, It totally waste my time. Opinionworld you own me. Anyone dun waste you time, can’t believe they terminate my account on such small amount.


    alvin says:
    December 19th, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    yes, happened to me as well, never be able to redeem any points, they just keep telling me to wait another 72 hours, then try again, but that NEVER work, it is a scam, stay the hell away from them.

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    Jordon says:

    July 19th, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Completed 3.5hr survey for $30 reward. Upon completion attempted to view my account and received notification that I breached guidelines and had been terminated. Don’t use opinion world!!!!


    Jordon says:
    July 30th, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Update they got in touch with me and credited my acc with the points. Delete my comment or disregard thanks

  • Soumyajit Sen says:

    March 7th, 2016 at 4:13 am

    I’m from India. I have joined opinionworld 2days ago. I’m still unable to get invitations. I complete my profile 100%


    Michiel says:
    April 30th, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Me to!
    I go every hour to the site for 3 days, and it still says that I don’t have invitations and that I have to complete my profile. I click on profile options and what does it say? “100% completed”. So….

    A big F to this site

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    Sammy says:

    December 11th, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Has anyone actually lost any money to this company or has anyone lost anything because of the information they provided to them in the surveys? please respond.

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    MissLed says:

    September 27th, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Unfortunately, I too had the same thing happen to me as other reviewers here. I joined OpinionWorld a few days ago, completed a few surveys (one of which was lengthy and was awarded a generous number of points) and decided to try and cash out as soon as I reached the minimum required points just to see if OpinionWorld was all it claimed to be. At first when I went to cash out I received a message saying that all new accounts were reviewed before being allowed to cash out and I would have to wait until 72 hours had elapsed since signing up to cash out. I went back after the 72 hours had passed and again tried to cash out. At this point I was redirected to the terms and conditions and automatically logged out. When I tried to log back in, I received the message informing me that my account had been terminated due to violation of the terms and conditions, which, I can assure you, I have not been guilty of. I’m disappointed this all turned out to be a scam, but thankful I discovered this fairly early on before investing too much valuable time in what has turned out to be a complete waste of time.


    alvin says:
    December 19th, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    yes, it is a scam site, stay away from it

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    pc says:

    September 21st, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Opinion World “Help” centre DOES NOT HELP or RESPOND to my 2 emails sent to them over 2 months back. I was asking why I stopped receiving surveys suddenly AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, why I AM UNABLE TO LOG INTO MY ACCOUNT. The 866 toll-free number was also not connecting at all which I have tried many times. Seems to me that these people, by deleting me for no reasons & probably others as 2well , ROBBED our accumulated rewards points. I have 5000-6000 points when I checked my account few months back that I have accumulated over one year.

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    PSF says:

    August 3rd, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I have had the exact same experience as John above. I completed hundreds of surveys over about a year with no system problems or anything. BUT when I went to redeem my earnings, I suddenly get a message saying my account has been terminated!!! Funnily enough, I can still log in and can still do surveys and everything else on the site, the only thing I can’t do is redeem my eranings…hmmm. AAbsolute SCAM!!!!!

    Such a waste of my time and effort. I am so ANGRY!!!!!

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    SAF says:

    July 12th, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I have been taking surveys for about 5 years and have been able to earn an extra $2000.00 per year. Opinion World is the worst. They will send you 30 surveys and only 1 will be for pay. The others will be for a prize draw or a charity donation. Don’t bother with these people. Go to Toluna, Your Free Surveys, Opinion Outpost, Survey Savvy.

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    James says:

    February 4th, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I searched google when my account was terminated and found this so I was not alone. Same situation as John.

    Please do stay away from OpinionWorld unless someone can prove me wrong.

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    John says:

    October 22nd, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Yes Opinionworld is absolutely a scam website: my account was terminated without an explanation when I tried to redeem with them. I advise people to stay way from them unless they want their time wasted and money taken away.

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    billy says:

    January 30th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    “SCAM WARNING” One of the first surveys I get is a 3 hour long survey and promises to pay $30 once complete. I complete this survey honestly and accurately, which took me 2 days, and only after completion it gives me a message saying “My survey wouldn’t be used because one of numerous reasons”. WHAT ABOUT ALL MY TIME WASTED.

    I write This to warn others and hopefully they won’t go through what I did. I feel like such an idiot, money is tight at the moment so I would nearly do anything to make ends meet.

    I highly recommend TO STAY AWAY FROM.


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