Opinion Inn: Legit or a Scam? (review)

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Completing surveys is one of the easiest side hustles online if you find the right company to work for.

There are a lot of them out there, and frankly, I find more than 80% of them to not be worth your time.  It has always been my goal to research as many survey companies to save you time as well as let you know what think of it.  I wanted to create the world’s most money-making website and will continue to add as much content as possible.

In today’s survey review, I wanted to check out Opinion Inn, a survey company that pays you for your opinion and gives you a $10 sign-up bonus.

Is this true?

We’re about to find out.

As always, I’m 100% honest in my reviews, only recommending what I feel is worth your time.

Let’s begin.

What is Opinion Inn?

Opinion Inn is one of the many market research firms online that’s always seeking participants to answer survey questions.  And, in exchange for your time, you can earn rewards.  It’s free to sign up and you can get started almost immediately.

According to the main website, you can get paid $0.50 to $100+, depending on the research requirement, and you can even get the chance to win $500 if you complete at least five surveys in a month.  As stated, they also have one of the industry leading $10 sign-up bonuses, however, there is a caveat, of course.

Yes, the company is legit and they are not considered to be a scam.

At first glance, the website looks promising, but is it worth your time?

How it Works

To get started, it’s extremely simple and works just like any other survey site.

First, you will be asked to sign up and create an account.

As you can see, this will include giving them some information such as your name, email, date of birth as well as some geographic questions.  Nothing fishy here.

Then, once you activate your email address, you will have to wait up to 72 hours to get your account activated.  This is a bummer since 99% of the companies out there don’t have this process, but I can understand why they do so for screening purposes.  After all, you will want to keep a good reputation.

NOTE:  When you sign up, you may not get your zip code accepted.  While they seem to be open to participants worldwide, it mostly accepts people from the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.


If you do get approved, you can immediately start answering survey questions for cash.

Whenever a survey is available, you should receive an email notification letting you know an opportunity is available.  However, like most survey sites, just make sure you log in as quickly as possible because there are only so many slots available.

Aside from the email notifications, you can also log into your dashboard at any time and see if any are active at the moment.

Now, the problem with this site is that you don’t get rewarded the minute you finish.  Instead, it can take a few days, sometimes weeks, before you see your balance update.  This can be a problem for some, but I want you to keep that in mind.

How Much Do Surveys Pay?

Honestly, the company says that you can make up to $100, but whenever I logged in, I saw next to nothing, but when I did, the sweet spot seemed to be in the $2 to $4 range, which is great.  The surveys are about 10 to 20 minutes, which is about standard for the industry.

What I did find is that if you have professional experience for a specific profession and/or experience, you will receive more surveys than, say, a college student.

When you do sign up, make sure you always fill out your profile in detail and make sure you keep it updated throughout the year.  The more they know about you, the more survey invites you can receive.  And, again, remember that surveys go quickly, so if you see a notification, jump on it before it disappears.

Your results will vary, but I think you can earn about $7 to $10~ a month, maybe less, maybe more.  It will highly depend on your demographics.

Cash Prizes

The cool thing about the site is that if you complete five surveys in a month, you have the chance to win $500.

This is a raffle, of course, and your odds of winning will greatly depend on the number of entrants.

Five surveys should be doable, but I feel you will have to log in frequently to complete them.

Cashing Out

The biggest downfall to the site is that you will need at least $25 to cash out.  This is one of the highest thresholds in the industry, seeing most are in the $1 to $5 range.

The pro, however, is that you do get that $10 sign-up bonus in the beginning to at least help you out.  That means your first cash out requires only $15 from you.

Opinion Inn lets you cash out with PayPal, that’s it.  You won’t find gift cards, which can be a negative to some; however, most like cash, so this isn’t a big deal.

The Pros:

  • easy to use
  • $10 sign-up bonus
  • PayPal cash
  • decent survey payouts
  • available worldwide

The Cons:

  • can’t get in right away (may have to wait 72 hours)
  • not many surveys
  • lots of competition

Final Thoughts

3/10In the end, Opinion Inn seems to be an okay option for professionals as well as people who are in management positions, particularly larger companies.  This seemed to be the target for most surveys I saw.  If you fit that mold, you may see more invites than others, but you still won’t make much.

No matter who you are, don’t expect much.  I’m thinking maybe $5~ per month.

Yes, the company is legit, but it will take a while to reach that relatively higher $25 cash out.  I think it will take at least three months to see a cash out.

If you sign up, just wait for the notification and then try the survey.  If it seems to work out, most of their surveys do seem to be a pinch higher than most, which is nice.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on your experience, feel free to do so in the comments below!

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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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