Google makes money from you by analysing your internet activities, displaying adverts and so on. Turn the tables on Google and get the Alphabet company to pay you to use your phone instead.
It’s nice to be able to get something out of Google instead of the other way around and you can do this with the Google Opinion Rewards app for Android.
When the app is first run you are asked several questions designed to test your general knowledge and make sure the app is working OK. It takes only a minute to answer them all and then you are set to answer surveys.
This app sits on your phone and does nothing most of the time, but every now and then it displays a notification that there is a survey it would like you to complete.
It must be done within a certain time period, such as some time in the next 24 hours. As long as you check your phone once a day, you won’t miss the surveys.
Open the app, tap the ANSWER SURVEY link at the top and a information screen describes the nature of the survey. I have had shopping surveys so far, but apparently there are various other types and you might be asked which logo you prefer, which promotion is best, and when you plan to travel next.
The surveys are very short and you may be asked just one question, but it could be several.
Surveys don’t take more than a minute of your time and they don’t come along very often. Maybe once a week on average.
After completing the survey, which may take all of 30 seconds, your account is credited with cash.
You won’t get rich answering Google surveys, but you do earn a little money each time and it all adds up. There was one survey that asked if I used any of the services listed. I said no and still got paid.
The money is credited to your Google account it is displayed on the app’s home screen. The money cannot be transferred to a bank and it must be spent in the Google Play Store.
At the end of the month you might have enough money in your account to buy a music track or even a cheap game.
You might find this app hardly worth the bother, but really it is no trouble to answer a few questions and it is nice to see your balance increasing each time.
Try it and earn some money to spend in the Google Play Store.
App: Google Opinion Rewards
By: Google Inc.
Android: 4.1 and up
Verdict: A simple app that offers a way to earn a little money.
I have been answering surveys and making money for several months and can now afford an album. Here's what I bought with Google Opinion Rewards.
So I got a free album just by answering a few survey questions. Today's survey, which took me to £8.03, was a single question, "Do you rent your home or do you own it?" or words to that effect. It's money for nothing.
- Written by Roland Waddilove
- Created: 28 November 2016