What is Global Test Market?
Global Test Market is an online survey panel that has more than 4 million member across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. It was founded in 1999 and is powered by Lightspeed GMI, one of the worlds largest providers of market research.
What you earn
For each survey completed you will earn between about 90¢ and $5. This is awarded in MarketPoints to be redeem for gift cards. Once you have $50 worth of points(1200 points for PayPal) you can redeem them with one of the over 200 partners, which include PayPal, Walmart, Amazon, and more.
For every survey disqualification you earn sweeps tickets for the quarterly drawing. Every quarter 103 winners are drawn and win a portion of the $2000 quarterly sweepstakes. this is dispersed as follows:
- One first prize of $500 in MarketPoints
- Two special prizes of $250 in MarketPoints
- One hundred special prizes of $10 in MarketPoints.
Occasionally you will be offered to take part in a special study. These can include online communities,projects, and diaries. These are a great way to earn extra money as they generally pay very well.
If you are invited to join an online community you will sign up and complete community specific surveys, discussions, and polls. For example, communities I have been invited to through Global Test Market are automobiles and technology. These online communities pay in a variety of ways which include per survey, per time period, or with sweepstakes.
Special projects are my favorite because they pay very well. With these projects you will join a project for a certain period of time, usually about a month, and join in on discussions about how products could be improved. This could be things like shaving products and your technique. the goal is for the merchandiser conducting the study to learn how to improve their products based on what the consumers need. These can pay close to $100 just for discussing how you feel about things a few times a week.
A very common thing that Global Test Market invites it’s members to is diaries. Here you will track your daily activities for a certain period of time, usually one month or less. Two common diaries are beverage consumption and spending habits. These can pay an average of about $30 per diary.
My Overall Opinion
I like Global Test Market because of the special studies that they send out rather frequently. They also have a pretty decent qualification rate. Like all survey sites you will not earn a full-time income and should not be used with the expectation of that happening. The only drawbacks of Global Test Market compared to other panels is that the customer service is not very helpful and there is currently no referral program in the United States.