Application Process: Easy
Pay: Varies by task
Flexibility: 10 out of 10
Panda Research is a site that focuses only on surveys. The surveys and offers range anywhere from $0.25 to $100.00. The surveys that offer more usually makes you either have a credit card to try a trial or buy something. However, I have done some where all I did was fill out a form with my e-mail and then do the survey to get $3.00. It took only five minutes to do!
Sign up is very easy and you can get started right away. They usually have about twenty to thirty surveys available at a time, with more being added all the time. Let’s say you find a survey that is worth $0.50 and is about Vacation. So you click on it and get to the summary page. You read very carefully what you will need to do in order to get your $0.50. The instructions will tell you exactly what you will need to do to get the credit. In this case, it says to fill out the evaluation with your name and e-mail to receive credit. So you click on the evaluation button and do what you were instructed to do. You then go back to the summary page and click on the survey tab to fill out a couple questions about the site you visited. This is very simple and you just rate the site and process you went through with the evaluation on a scale. In all, this took about three minutes and you got $0.50!
You can also make money by reading paid e-mails. These are e-mails that are advertising current offers at Panda Research. So you not only get $0.01 to $0.25 for reading the e-mail, but you get to see other ways you get to make money. Plus, it is quick and easy!
Some of the surveys at Panda Research confirm immediately while some take a day or two to process. You will receive an e-mail when the survey goes through. Also, you can check the status of your survey on your own by going to your account status tab. This will give you a list of all of the surveys you have ever taken and what their status is.
If it has a green looking clock, it means that the survey was viewed and is pending. If you did not fill out the evaluation or survey right, then the survey will most likely stay at this status until you go back and redo it. However, the downfall is that it doesn’t say if you didn’t complete the evaluation or the survey. So you don’t know which one to redo. I recommend letting it sit for a few days to see if it will process before trying to redo the survey. I’ve had some that took a couple days to finally do through. A grey check means that it has been approved so it will be added to your approved funds. A white exclamation mark with a red background means that your survey was reversed because they suspect fraud or another issue. This can happen if you give the survey wrong information about yourself and they find out. A white X with a grey background means that you viewed the survey but it expired. This happens when the survey is no longer being offered.
PayPal is the only way to get paid with Panda Research, so make sure you get one! Payments are made on the 1st and 15th of a month and in multiples of $50. So if you make $58.99, you will receive only $50 and the left over will count towards your next payment. When you have at least $50, you can request payment. They will not automatically pay you, so you have to remember you will need to request the payment. There is also a mandatory 30 day wait after you request the payment.
Currently, only US citizens can register to get paid with Panda Research. You also have to be 18 years or older. Your email address has to be valid in order to sign up with Panda Research. You cannot use website accelerators or proxy servers. Also, only one account per household is permitted at Panda Research. If you don’t obey the rules, they say you won’t get paid.
I’ve almost made my first $20 with Panda Research. This is with very little effort too. I’ve probably only put an hour into the site to see if it was possible to actually make money. While I haven’t requested a check yet because I am not at the threshold, I have seen others post their checks to prove that it is possible to make real money here. So what do you have to lose?