Radial Insight Review: Instant Rewards? Yes!

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In today’s post, I wanted to review yet another survey site, Radial Insight surveys.  It’s one I haven’t mentioned much before, but I did see someone bring it up the other day.  And, whenever I see a company I have never heard of, I love to review them in depth before recommending them.

It looks like another survey site, where you will be rewarded to share your thoughts.

So, if you’re a fan of survey sites and want to make a few dollars here and there, let’s see if the company is worth your time.

What is Radial Insight?

According to the company’s official website, Radial Insight is a public opinion and market research firm that works with businesses, non-profits and politicians.  The company was founded in 2009 and provides survey opportunities to its panel, all of which can be taken either from your phone or desktop.  All surveys are about 10 minutes at most and rewards are sent instantly, as long as you qualify.

Signing Up

To sign up for Radial Insight, you can do so via the “join our panel” sign-up link, found in upper-right hand corner if using your desktop.  In doing so, the company will ask for your typical information, such as your name, email address, address and so forth.  It’s not much, but it will take you about a minute or so to sign up.

The only downfall to the company is that they often meet their quota, which means you may find the registration page closed.  If you do happen to see an error message, then don’t be discouraged, as they do open up registration on occasions.  Just make sure you keep checking in.

To qualify, you must be at least 18 years old and reside in the United States.

The Surveys

Once you sign up, Radial Insight will email you surveys directly, most of which average 10  minutes or less, according to the site.  You can also sign up for SMS alerts if you want the invites much quicker.  Just make sure you attempt to take the surveys as soon as possible before the quota is filled.

The company, unlike most, does not have a dashboard you can check, so it’s important to check your email and SMS to see if a survey arrives.

The nice thing about Radial Insight is that you will qualify for a lot more surveys than most competitors.  In fact, I have read that almost 90%+ of the surveys you take will let you finish.  This is a plus as so many survey sites disqualify for most surveys you take, which can be a big bummer to some.

How many surveys will I get?

Once you join, you will usually get two surveys right away, but after this, you should expect about one to two surveys a week.  This will greatly depend on your demographics.

As mentioned, most surveys take about 10 minutes, on average, to complete.

How much do you make per survey?

Surveys range anywhere from $1 to as much as $10, but this will depend on the length and complexity.  The nice thing about the platform is that all surveys pay at least $1 from what it seems.  Plan on receiving about $1 to $5 per survey, about $5 to $20 a month in total if you complete every survey sent to you.


Aside from the survey option, the company will also reward you whenever you submit a receipt for any purchase made from a variety of online retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Costco, and, to name a few.

If you buy from any of these retailers, then you will have to install a special add-on so that you can send in your receipt.

In doing so, you will receive a small reward, but it isn’t mentioned as to how much.


The great thing about this site is that once you finish, you receive your reward instantly.  They pride themselves on no banking, no gimmicks or points.  It’s as simple as getting paid what you’re promised immediately after you’re done.  The only downfall, at least to some, is that they only pay in Tango gift cards.

After completion, you can choose from a variety of Tango gift cards, which include prominent retailers such as Amazon and Apple, to name a few.  You can see a variety of the options available to you in the screenshot below.  This will be sent to the e-mail on file with a number and PIN.  Just follow the instructions to convert this Tango card into a retailer of your choice.

Unfortunately, at the moment, there’s no PayPal option.

The Pros:

  • instant rewards
  • higher-than-average survey rewards
  • reputable company
  • very few disqualifications

The Cons:

  • not a lot of earning potential
  • registration isn’t always open to new people
  • only gift card options
  • a lot of people don’t like the small increment payouts

Final Thoughts

7/10The cool thing about Radial Insight is that they pay instantly, so if you want your money now, this is one to consider.  However, just because they pay instantly, it doesn’t mean you can log in and start raking it in.  Unfortunately, you will be lucky to make $5 a week or about $20 a month.  If you’re cool with that, then sign up.  If not, I would consider something else.  There are a lot of survey sites that can make you a few dollars as well, all of which you can find here.

That does it for now.

As always, if you want to comment about your experience or add to what I have written, 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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