Citizenme App Review: Quick $0.10-$0.30 Surveys

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The CitizenMe app has more than 300,000 digital citizens who want to take control of their data and get rewarded for it.  It’s said to be the most trusted app for anonymous opinions as well as quick payments.

If you want to get paid taking surveys and exchanging your data, then it’s one to consider.  Keep in mind, like the many survey apps out there, you won’t make much, but it could be on to consider if you’re looking to make a few dollars a day/week.

What makes this app stick out above most is that people like it because they can share their data and then get rewarded for it.  As long as you’re sharing data, you can get rewarded.  The more you share, the more you can earn.  Again, keep in mind you won’t make much doing so.

In today’s review, as in all of my reviews, I download the CitizenMe app and put it to the test.  I will show you how it works, what you can make as well as if it’s worth your time.  As always, I’m 100% honest, only promoting what I feel is worth your time.

What Is CitizenMe and Who Operates It?

CitizenMe doesn’t have much in regards to who’s running the app.  I had to do some digging and found out they were founded in 2014 to help people take control of their data and get rewarded in doing so.  The app helps you build a digital profile, securely storing any answers you give them so that you never have to answer the same question twice.  The more data and answers you provide, the more you can earn in rewards.

CitizenMe doesn’t store any of your data nor do they share it with third parties.  What you share with the company is stored strictly on your phone and kept 100% anonymous.  From what I read, they are serious about your data and want to protect your data the best they can.

With a philosophy stating that you should be in control of your data, it seems like a company with good morals.  If you’re going to be exploited by corporations, why not get rewarded in doing so.

The company is based in the United Kingdom and appears to be 100% legitimate.

Signing Up

To start signing up, the app will first ask you for your email as well as to create a password so that you can log back into your account in the future.  Once you confirm your email, you can start earning rewards.

You can sign up either via the Google Play Store or iTunes.  At the moment, it appears the Android version seems to be much more popular than that of iPhone users, but nonetheless, you can download it for either phone version.

The nice thing about the app is that you only have to be 13+ and it’s open to users worldwide.  Even though anyone can sign up, you may be limited to how much you make, depending on where you reside.


After you sign up, you will then be presented with a dashboard, which will look something like this:

The app will ask you to fill out your profile app before you’re able to do anything else.  The profile app is about 10 questions long and will help the app get to know you.  Since surveys are based on your demographics, the app will need to know which targeted surveys it should send your way.  This process is very quick in comparison to most survey-like apps.

After you complete the profile, which takes about five minutes at most, you can then start earning on the app.

When you’re on this list, be sure to pay attention to the right side to see what kind of reward you can receive.  If it says “fun,” then it’s just a fun survey and you won’t receive anything.  However, if it’s a paid survey, then you will see a pay rate next to it.  So, for example, that “Global Lockdown – 25 January” survey will pay £10.  Even though the company pays in pounds, it will convert to your local currency when you cash out via PayPal.  To know how much you can get, use Google as a quick currency converter to get an idea.

Green means cash, whereas blue means fun.  If you see a red color, then anything you make will be donated to charity.

Most surveys only take minutes to complete and usually pay about £10 to £30, on average, but you can see higher payouts than this.

Connecting Other Apps

Aside from taking surveys, you can also connect other apps, such as your social media profiles and Google Fit.

When you connect other programs to your app, such as Facebook, Twitter and so forth, the app will create what’s known as MeData.  This is data that you created and collected, and the app allows you to see a “digital mirror” as to who you are.

For example, you can see your Facebook interests, YouTube likes and even Twitter persona.  It tells you a lot about what you have shared online.

Again, the app doesn’t store any of this information, as it’s all stored on your phone.  This data is intended to provide you with a digital snapshot as well as provide you with more survey opportunities.


The cool thing about CitizenMe is that they do pay out via verified PayPal accounts, as long as you link it to your profile.

Once you earn anything, you earn your cash immediately, making it one of the lowest thresholds in the industry.

When you first sign up, just make sure you connect your PayPal account to your CitizenMe account.

Pros and Cons

The internet seems to have mixed reviews.  For what it is, people like it for the quick payouts, however, some don’t like that you can’t make much.  In my research, here’s what I found:

The Pros

  • pays instantly via PayPal
  • very simple surveys
  • data is kept private
  • can get a data picture

The Cons

  • you won’t make much ($1 to $6+ a month)

As I write this, the app has more than 12,000 reviews on the Google Play Store with a 4.3/5 rating.

Final Thoughts

6/10CitizenMe is a 100% legitimate app, but I don’t think you will make much.  And, when I say that, you’re lucky to make maybe $1 to $2 a week.  It’s not much.

I like the philosophy behind the app in regards to your data, but it’s not one I’m going to download.  Again, it’s not a scam at all.  In fact, it’s a reputable company.  It’s just one that won’t make you much.

That’s going to wrap it up for now.

As always, if you want to comment on this company, you’re more than welcome to sound off in the comments below.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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