AussieThink – Review

About AussieThink

Almost all people have opinions about certain products, issues and persons. It could be as simple as an opinion about the coffee you ordered or it could be a political opinion about certain government policies. Some opinions are very trivial and emotionally detached such as opinions about the weather. On the other hand, there are opinions that are emotionally invested such as opinions about religion, sports and politics. However, very few casual opinions will earn rewards or influence companies, governments and society in general. You have the opportunity to earn and influence companies and other institutions with the help of AussieThink. Your opinions matter and you have the power to change things for the better. The rewards that you will earn will only be just the bonus.

AussieThink is one of the pioneer market research panels in Australia that provide cash rewards. The company was founded in 2006 and has since then provided an online platform for bridging the information gap between the companies and their target customers. The companies want to know the needs, wants, preferences, buying habits and purchasing powers of their target markets. In this manner, they will be able to tailor their products (goods and services) to the market demand in such a way that they will minimize losing money on products that otherwise won’t be patronized by the target consumers.

The market research projects are crucial in developing new products and formulating effective marketing strategies. The results of the research projects will guide the companies in their decisions. This will result in better quality and more affordable products. In the long run, the customers will benefit. Your opinions and the opinions of others who belong to your particular demographics will collectively influence and shape corporate and institutional decisions. Some government institutions also regularly sponsor online surveys. Participating in these surveys will allow you to also influence public policies and government regulations.

Your earning potential will directly depend on how many surveys you are able to complete. Even if you are screened-out after answering a few questions, you will still be paid certain guaranteed minimum amount for just participating in the survey. The amount of compensation per survey varies depending on several factors such as the length of the survey, the urgency of the survey and the type of survey. Longer, in-depth and more urgent surveys have higher compensations compared to regular surveys.  

Your chance of being invited to participate in surveys will directly depend on how your profile is matched with the criteria of the existing surveys. Various companies have their own sets of criteria depending on their target market demographics. Virtually all products have specific target demographics such as in the case of cosmetics. For instance, most cosmetic products such as lipsticks are intended for female customers.

AussiThink relies on its pool of members when inviting specific respondents for the various surveys. The incentive system provides impetus for members to participate and complete the surveys. It is also a recruitment strategy, encouraging existing members to recruit their friends and acquaintances. The system also also attracts other other internet users who are actively seeking paid survey websites.

How does it work?

In order for you to become eligible to register, you must be at least 14 years old and a resident of Australia. You need to create an online account so that your profile can be stored in the databank of AussieThink. You have to complete the online registration form and you must have a valid email address to verify your newly created AussieThink account. You also need to provide a username and a password in order for you to to maintain the privacy and security of your account.

Once you have successfully created your account, your profile will automatically be matched with the criteria of the active surveys. You will receive invitations to the surveys that match your profile. You have the option either to ignore or accept a survey invitation. In most cases, you can answer the surveys at your own leisure but there are urgent surveys that need to be completed within a day or just a few hours. In most cases, you may temporarily set aside a survey even you have already started answering it. You simply need to save it first and take note of the deadline.

Aside from the monetary rewards that you will earn, you can also receive compensations for referring friends or acquaintances to join the website. You will earn referral rewards once they joined and participated in the surveys. You also have the opportunity to win in one of the prize draws.

You are not allowed to register multiple accounts using aliases. You are not also allowed to share an email address with others when you register. You should thoroughly read the terms and conditions of the website to know the details of other rules that you should follow. Initially, some of the survey invitations might be directed to your email inbox and treated as spam. You must make sure that you will mark the invitations as non-spam.

How to register?

Registering and creating an online account in AussieLink is absolutely free. I will take only a few minutes to complete the registration process. However, you must be at least 14 years old and a resident of Australia in order to join. You must have a valid email address and you should provide a username and password. You should complete the online registration form on this page: http://www.aussiethink.com.au/register/register.aspx. You then have to open your email to click the validation link in the auto-response email message sent to you by the website. Once you have completed the registration process, you simply need to wait for survey invitations.