Join the mindswarms community and earn money participating in research studies.
- Complete your profile, browse studies, apply, and we’ll notify you with studies right for you.
Share your wisdom
- Record 40-60 second videos of yourself responding to study questions.
- Receive $10 to $50 (and sometimes more) per study in 24 hours via PayPal.
-Bug fixes and improvements
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Not a scam, just rare opportunities
For a while, I was just wondering if I was wasting my time. Had it for 3 months and kept filling out prescreener surveys but not qualifying for anything. I was like “is this just a scam to collect my info with these prescreen surveys (that take about 5 minutes each)?” But patience pays off and I eventually got to take a video survey. That part was easy (since I already had a phone mount for online classes I teach) but I can’t say it was fast. The 10 questions and recording were easy enough but the videos took a few minutes each to upload (on my high speed connection), so in all, it might have taken 20 minutes... so don’t start it in between important activities. However, I was paid quickly by PayPal. I hope I get another! It’s certainly worth the download.
Just downloaded; already see issues
Edit: Also, you would think with an app there would be push notifications for the studies offered, but they only email you. Personally if I had known they only sent emails I would’ve never signed up because it makes it seem little like a scam to me.
So on the site it says that the surveys are mostly done via recording. I decided to download the app because although I have a fairly decent webcam my computer’s microphone doesn’t aways work. The app sends you to Apple’s settings to turn on the camera and microphone which had NEVER been how those work (it has been on an app basis, but the app has to make the request) that makes a major feature missing by default because it’s clearly coded wrong. I don’t even know if I should trust the people behind this if they’re going to get something so simple that’s the fundamental basis for how this functions wrong.
I have nothing but good things to say about this little app. Some of the reviews that I read for things like this crack me up (You’re seriously going to complain because they send things through email instead of pushing notifications to you? How much of a princess are you?).
They do a good job of sending you information about the studies you qualify for. It only takes a few minutes to complete qualifying surveys, and they’re good about sending you information before studies to ensure success. They also pay very quickly.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.