Cafe Study – Review

About

As a market research company, Cafe Study relies on paid survey rewards systems to motivate respondents to completely answer the survey questions. It is one of the most popular paid survey websites in Australia that serves as a go-between companies and their target consumers. Cafe Study bridges the information gap between the producers and the intended market. The website gather and analyze the opinions of respondents that belong to a particular demographic. The client companies utilize the opinions as basis for their product developments and product placements. The respondents earn rewards by simply providing their opinions about certain topics and by reviewing certain products.

Cafe Study rewards 2 to 40 points per survey and up to 500 points for forums. You can earn $1 cash equivalent per 10 points that you earn. However, you need to earn at least 200 points in order to be eligible for payout. You can redeem your reward points as cash. Surveys vary in length depending on the company and the information that is needed but the longest surveys may take up to 30 minutes to complete.

Mechanics

Just like other online market research websites, Cafe Study relies on a pool of member respondents for opinions on various topics. The members of the website are prescreened for every survey based on their demographic profiles. The surveys have corresponding reward points whether the respondents are able to complete them or they are screened out after answering just a few questions. There are filter questions that further narrow down the qualified respondents, allowing the companies to be highly precise in gathering the information that they need. As a member, you will regularly receive notifications for surveys that are intended for your particular demographic. You may also be invited to participate in quick polls or in depth forums.

You should expect a wide range of topics to be included in the various surveys. Most surveys focus on specific topics or products. You can expect topics about consumer products, advertising ideas, upcoming movies, gadgets and even about politics. The companies that commission Cafe Study need the pieces of market information based on your opinions for their product development and marketing strategies. You will never be asked to buy anything or pay fees just to participate in these surveys. You will be the one who will be paid for answering the surveys.

The volume of survey invitations that will be sent to you will vary depending on the information that you provided in your personal profile. The surveys target specific demographics based on age, gender, educational background, preferences and other factors. You will know the approximate time necessary to complete a survey. An estimated survey time is provided in the survey invitations. You will also know the points that you will earn per survey. You will earn guaranteed points even if you are screened out after answering just a few questions. There are filter questions that will determine whether you could proceed in the next questions. One example of a filter question would be “Do you have HBO cable subscription?” You may either be screened out or allowed to proceed depending on your answer and also depending on the information needed by the survey sponsor. You will automatically earn 2 points if you are screened out.

If you are interested in interacting with other members, Cafe Study has an online community where you can ask other members any question about certain issues related to market research or specific products. You may also upload videos in the video section of the online forum. The videos could be any product review about the goods and services that you like or still continue to be confused about.

If you are on the go, you can still conveniently access your dashboard using your smartphone. You can register your mobile device and survey invitations will be directly sent to your phone. You can complete answering the surveys using your smartphone. There are survey opportunities that are exclusively tailored for smartphones. Notifications are sent directly sent to your phone and can only be accessed using a mobile device.

Redeeming points

There are several things that you should remember when redeeming points. You need at least 200 points or equivalent to $20 in order to be eligible for payout. Each completed survey will earn you between 10 and 40 points depending on the length. You are guaranteed 2 points if you are screened out after answering a few questions. You can redeem your points as cash, which is deposited directly into your elected bank account. Aside from the minimum point requirement, you can only redeem points in blocks of 100, namely, 200 points, 300 points, 400 points, etc. Your points do not have expiration dates provided that you remain as an active member.

Privacy

As a market research website, Cafe Study is concerned only about the opinions you provide in the surveys. You remain anonymous in the survey results and your personal data will not be sold to third parties for marketing purposes. The website is owned by Edentify Pty Ltd, which is an Australian registered company. It has strictly complied with all the principles set forth in the National Privacy Principles, which specify the manner how information should be collected and maintained. However, you should be careful about the information that you share in the member discussion sections. You should not reveal any sensitive personal and financial information in these sections.