The methinks app pays you to share your opinions with researchers online. Yes, it’s one of the many like it out there, but the question is if this is an app even worth downloading. It has more than 100,000+ downloads on the Google Play Store; however, the ratings aren’t as great as most survey apps.
According to the company, they will connect you with businesses that pay you for your feedback on a wide range of topics. Talk to these businesses in your free time and you will be rewarded in doing so. Indeed, they are legit, having been around since 2016, but is it worth it?
Whether you have heard about this app and want to learn more about them or you’re looking for another research-like app out there, let’s see if this one is worth your time.
How methinks Works
methinks provides its thinkers (you) with gigs that match your passions and interests, and this will be based on the profile you fill out when you join.
Once you create your profile, you will open the app and head to the gig tabs, where you can find a list of jobs available, all of which you will need to qualify for. Just because you see a gig, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to start immediately since the researcher will have to approve you before doing so. Usually, you will get notified within seven days after you apply. You can always check the status of your application on the Application History tab.
When do apply, the app highly recommends you turn on push notifications so that they can alert you whenever your application is accepted and/or new gigs are available. Some gigs are first serve, so you may have to jump on these opportunities fast.
All gigs will have different requirements and they can all vary in how they work. You will have simple surveys, app tests or even video interviews with some researchers. Everything that you need to know will be in the project details, and of course, like all survey sites, you can choose which options work best for you. You will also know what you’re going to make.
Before you accept a gig, just make sure you read all of the requirements before you accept a gig so that you get approved. Generally, as long as you follow the directions as noted, you shouldn’t have a problem getting approved.
As you can see, since it’s your first time, you will be asked to create an account as well as build a profile so that they can connect you to specific projects. methinks is open to users worldwide, and you can sign up if you’re younger than 18 as long as you have your parent’s consent.
Creating an account is very easy, as all you have to do is connect your Facebook/Google account or you can create a new account on the platform, which just asks for your email and a password.
Building your profile, however, will take a little longer, as this will ask you about your interests and demographics, such as your lifestyle, shopping habits, etc. If you have ever joined a survey site before, it works just like it.
You won’t get paid for filling out your profile, but it’s highly recommended you fill it out so that you increase your chances of getting more jobs.
All of your paid gigs will be found on your menu tab near the bottom. It will say “Paid Gigs.”
It is here you will see all of the newest jobs at the moment, including the pay, the type of job as well as the topic. Job types include testing apps, taking surveys, focus groups as well as meeting one on one with a researcher.
If any of them sound of interest, you will want to click on it to find out information.
So, for example, if you were interested in that Korean food survey, you would click on it and you would see something such as this:
This is where you will see what the job is all about as well as what’s expected of you. You can see that they are asking you to view some pictures and then offer your opinion. If you were to apply and get accepted, you would earn $3 PayPal cash.
To apply for these jobs, you will need to have your profile filled out. Again, while it’s optional, you’re going to have a very hard time applying to these jobs as most ask for this information. It takes a few minutes, I know, but the app is fairly pointless if you don’t.
As mentioned, once you apply, it’s then a waiting game.
You will find all of your statuses in your “application history.” Once approved, it will show up in the “my projects” tab.
Again, it’s important to keep tabs on this area as this is where you will see your active jobs.
The nice thing about methinks is that they offer two great payout options: PayPal and Amazon.
No matter what your balance is, you will get paid every Friday. That means there’s no minimum, but you have to wait until Friday. This isn’t a bad thing.
- simple tests
- easy to use
- mobile friendly
- PayPal and Amazon payouts
- no minimum payout
- open to all
- not a ton of jobs
- won’t always get approved (depends on demographics)
Final Thoughts7/10I didn’t know much about methinks before I went in, but the more I played around with it, the more I liked it. The app was easy to use, the jobs paid fairly well and they have great compensation options. As mentioned, the company is legit, so you definitely don’t have to worry about getting scammed.
If you do sign up, just open it up every day by habit or even set up notifications whenever a new job arrives. When one does, jump on it and see if you can get approved. While you won’t get rich using the app, I think you can make up to $20+ per month, depending on which jobs you apply to as well as your demographics. Some may even make more or some may make less. Again, depends on how many jobs you get approved for.
That does it for now.
As always, if you want to comment on your experience, you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments below.
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