Welcome to another Total Lifestyle Freedom Business review. Today we explore another online survey company that has been around a long time. Paid Surveys are quite popular so we thought we would help you out and find the best paid opportunities online. This is what brings us to this Zoom Panel Review.
I just want to be honest with you and let you know that I am in now way affiliate with this company. I make not money from them and there is absolutely no affiliate links in this review.
With that said and done lets move on to the review.
What its All About
- Company: Zoom Panel
- URL: ZoomPanel.com
- Cost: Free
- Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Zoom Panel is an online survey panel community. Previously owned by SurveyMonkey but as of 2013 it is owned and operated by another company called CriticalMix.
Zoompanel members participate in different research tasks such as :
- Online Surveys
- Product Testing
- Mobile Surveyrs
- Virtual Shopping
- Virtual Magazine Reviews
In exchange for your work you receive different kinds of rewards.
How Does it Work?
To get started is relatively easy.
Its honestly as simple as filling out a form, handing over your email address and you are ready to go.
You will then wait for Zoom Panel to contact you about completing a task.
Here Lies the first problem.
Once you hand over your email your inbox will be flooded with emails from this company. Yes you will be spammed! Like most survey companies out there (like opinion outpost) they collect emails in order to market to them.
With the use of autoresponders you will be marketed to 24 / 7
This means your inbox will be spammed to oblivion!
Can You Make Money?
Understanding that Zoom Panel works with many different research companies. This can be a good or bad thing. Its a good thing because you have many different companies to work with.
So whats the bad thing?
The bad thing is that it can become troublesome to get paid. The reason why is because each of these companies have different payout thresholds.
A payout threshold as a level of earning before you can cash out. This can be as small as $10 and up to $100.
It gets tricky when..
You are working with several companies that take a long time to send you another task to complete. They might send you a survey that gives you $2 but then take 2 months to send out another.
The common Zoom Panel Complaint around the internet is that it is a real battle to hit the threshold. And with dealing with so many different companies it can be overwhelming to manage and track.
Some also felt cheated of earnings because they just could reach the threshold.
So this means that you can’t rely on this money to pay any bills because you just don’t know when you are going to finally get paid.
Is it a Scam or Legit?
Despite the numerous complaints scattered around the internet i don’t believe that Zoom Panel is a scam. It is a legitimate business and some people have made money doing it.
Now is it the best way to make money online?
Definitely not. You are literally making cents per survey and with the large thresholds and huge time periods between work I see this as more of a waste of time.
Is it Worth it?
From my honest opinion and experience making money on the internet I am going to say:
No, Zoom Panel is not worth it!
There are much better ways to make money online. And if you are dead set on making money with online surveys then there are much better opportunities than this one.
I would also like to mention that this business model is not scale-able and there is no way to grow your income.
What makes a business scale-able?
When you have systems in place that can allow duplication of the process.
So keeping that in mind, there is no way you can scale this kind of work. The reason being that you have to physically do all the work yourself.
There is no automation or duplication.
This is the main reason why I dont do any online survey work.
Instead I choose to create simple websites that promote other companies products. I sell these products and make a commission without having to fill out any surveys.
I don’t even have to talk to the person buying!
These websites make me money every month and to increase my income I just build more websites. This is the definition of scalable income!