I came across PanelBase surveys as I’ve been looking into how to make some extra money online. This journey has taken me to some paid survey websites. Some paid survey sites are much better than others, so I try one at a time and see if it’s worth it.
Over the past week I tried PanelBase Surveys. I signed up on Monday morning and wrote this post on the Sunday evening.
How to sign up to PanelBase Surveys
Before you signup to PanelBase, follow this link to sign-up to Quidco. By signing up to PanelBase Surveys via Quidco, you will earn 50p cashback. This doesn’t sound like much but it is minimal effort so why not. Also, you will earn £5 from using my referral link once you’ve earned £5 of cashback. So it’s worth doing this if you don’t use cashback sites already!
Anyway, enough about Quidco. Now you can signup to PanelBase.net here. You get £3 just for registering.
Next, you need to fill out your profile. There are 18 sections in the profile categories to ensure you get invited to the correct surveys.
Then you are ready to start making money.
What I like about PanelBase Survey.
The payout threshold is £10. I think that’s a decent amount! You can carry on saving your survey money or withdraw once you reach £10. I’m planning to withdraw every time I reach £10 because:
- it’s better in my bank account – you never know if PanelBase will disappear one day along with your money due to going out of business or being hacked
- it will motivate me to keep doing surveys to get to £10 again
I also like that they are quite good at sending you the surveys you won’t get screened out of. There are some paid survey sites that send you anything, then you start filling it in and get screened out. It’s frustrating when it happens over and over again! On the occasions you do get screened out on PanelBased, you get entered into a prize draw that happens each month. The prizes you can win are:
2 x £50.00
10 x £10.00
20 x £5.00
100 x £2.00
250 x £1.00
I think that’s pretty decent!
You can also do mini polls that give you an extra entry into the prize draw. They are usually just one question, so it’s worth a chance for an entry to the prize draw!
I also like the emails you get. It tells you if you can take the survey on your phone or not, the length and the reward. This prompts me to do the survey pretty quickly. I recommend using an email you check regularly.
What I didn’t like about PanelBase Surveys
Well, doing the surveys. I mean, I don’t mind it but I’m not going to pretend doing surveys is fun. Otherwise, you wouldn’t get paid to do them. They are painless and simple enough, they are just boring.
The other thing is that if you don’t start the survey quickly, you can miss out and end up not qualifying. But you still get an entry to the prize draw, so that’s pretty decent!
What I’m going to do with my earnings
Overall, I’ve enjoyed using PanelBase so far. £10 in a week is decent, but £3 from the was from registering. I think I’ll aim for £5 a week, which is £20 a month. Not bad when you’re just killing dead time.
Then I’m going to withdraw that to my Monzo account to start making a sinking fund for Christmas. £20 a month would give me £240 a year to spend on Christmas presents. Not bad!
Have you ever used PanelBase surveys before?