MySoapBox wants your feedback on the things you already use, buy and do every day. Whether you like it, love it or hate, they want to hear from you. And, in exchange for this feedback, they reward you for your time.
This company isn’t as popular as the many I often list, but it’s one I see from time to time. As I always love to review a website before I start to promote it aggressively, I often create a review to let you know how it works, if it’s worth your time and how much you can make. Basically, I’m saving you time if it turns out to be a scam/dud.
In today’s review, I want to review MySoapBox. I have used it for a few weeks now, so I feel I have a decent idea as to what it’s all about.
Should you join? How much can I make? How does it work?
As in all of my reviews, I’m always 100% honest and would never recommend a product/service I wouldn’t use.
What is MySoapBox?
MySoapBox is part of the MySoapBox Sample company, which is a member of the company, Interview Service of America, ISA for short.
As I mentioned in the introduction, this company is considered to be an online membership community that offers you the chance to voice your opinions, no matter what they may be through the studies you participate in. Picture it almost like any other research company if you have joined one before. You answer questions and get rewarded for your time.
In joining this service, it will be your job to share your honest opinion, essentially helping these brands improve their product/services.
To sign up, it’s no different than any other survey site as they ask for some personal information, such as your name, birth date, etc.
The entire process takes about three to five minutes complete is required to get started. As a note, you will need to confirm your phone number in order to proceed. If you’re uncomfortable in doing this, then the company will not let you join as it is mandatory.
To qualify, you must be at least 13 years old, unless you’re in the EU, where you must be at least 16+. As of now, registration is open worldwide.
When you log in for the first time, MySoapBox asks that you setup a profile before you continue. This is as simple as selecting an avatar, your display name as well as your time zone. This part takes maybe 30 seconds at most and allows you to browse the website almost immediately.
Upon logging in, the dashboard is very simple, and it will look something like this:
As you can see, there’s nothing much to it. You can either click on your surveys tab or your redeem tab, both of which I will cover in detail below.
Your Surveys Tab
In your surveys tab, you will find the active surveys you can take at the moment.
The dashboard is very simple to use. You will see the survey name, how many points you can earn as well as the date it was posted.
On this page, you can also see your current balance as well as the surveys you completed in the past.
As a note, take that core profile immediately so that you can gain access to all of the survey options. This core survey will learn more about your demographics so that the company can send you targeted surveys in the future. If you fail to do this survey, you won’t get future invites.
How many surveys will I get?
As with any research company, the number of surveys you see will greatly depend upon your demographics. Seeing your demographics are much different than mine, you will find that I could receive 200% more than you could. It will vary, but on average, members have stated they received anywhere from 1 to 10+ surveys a month, sometimes more. As I mention in all research panel related reviews, be sure to fill out your profile in detail so that you can receive as many qualified invites as possible. This is the first survey invite you receive when joining.
How much are the surveys worth?
The nice thing about the site is that the surveys that you do receive can be worth at least $1, on average. Of course, it depends on the survey provided, but the average value tends to be worth much more than the average survey site. Plan on surveys being between 500 to 2,000 points, about $0.50 to $2+ in value.
MySoapBox uses a points system, with each point worth $0.01. It’s a system that many research sites use, but thankfully, they make it easy to know how much a point is worth. To make it simple, every 1,000 points will be worth $1.
To cash out, MySoapBox asks that you have at least 25,000 points to start redeeming, a high minimum in comparison to the many research sites. However, seeing they do offer high-paying surveys on occasions, you may find it easier to reach this threshold than you thought. When you do cash out for the first time, you can then cash out at 5,000 points every time after.
When it comes time to redeeming, the company offers a variety of gift card options, from Amazon.com to Best Buy, Walmart, Nike and so many more. You can also donate to a charity if you so choose. At count, it appears they have about 50+ gift card options, many coming from popular retailers you’re familiar with.
The biggest downfall is that there isn’t a cash option, so if you’re looking for a PayPal payment or even a Visa prepaid card, this isn’t a choice, unfortunately. Only gift cards.
If you do get the chance to cash out, it can take up to 10 days to receive your reward. All rewards come in the form of an electronic gift card.
What Everyone Is Saying
As in all of my reviews, I always like to see what people are saying online. Since it’s not always about me and my opinion, I like to comb the internet and include both the pros and cons I found via third-party websites.
Listed below is everything I found online, broken down for easy skimming.
- only have to be 13+ to join (except for EU, where you need to be 16+)
- tons of gift cards to choose from
- good customer service
- some surveys seem to be interesting
- 100% free to join
- have to give out your phone number to verify
- need 25,000 ($25) points to cash out at first
- no cash option
- seems to take a while to reach minimum threshold
- works with some survey router companies, which are known for not crediting
- lots of disqualifications (this is common among many research companies, however)
For one, the company rarely sends out surveys, and even when they do, it’s hard to qualify for them. I read countless reviews where people said it would take one to two years to reach that $25 minimum threshold. That’s a long time, when I could reach $25 in less than two days on Swagbucks. Many other options work in the same way but make it easier for you to cash out.
And secondly, they just don’t seem to send out invites. I logged in multiple times for a few weeks and maybe saw one or two invites. This isn’t much, when again, Swagbucks or even Survey Junkie have a ton of invites daily. If I’m going to log in, I want to at least see some opportunities.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t at least give them a try, though. You could always sign up and check them out for a few weeks. In that time, you should know if it’s something for you or not. You can always delete your account if you don’t like what you see.
Now, as always, I leave it up to you.
Have you tried MySoapBox?
What do you think?
Have any questions?
That’s what the comments section is for. Feel free to sound off as long as you stay on topic, of course!
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