As you may already know I regularly make money using survey sites, and one of my favourites is Prolific Academic. If you enjoy science or want to participate in real scientific studies you’ll love Prolific Academic too.
What is Prolific Academic
Prolific Academic is a scientific crowdsourcing site, researchers post their studies and participants earn rewards for taking part. The studies are usually very interesting and I enjoy knowing that I’m helping with real scientific research.
What sets Prolific aside from others
Compared to survey sites, Prolific offers a good payment per hour. Often payment is set at £5+ per hour and studies often take no longer than 5-10 mins to complete. The best thing about Prolific is that there are no screen outs! A screen out is where you start a survey but during the pre screening process you are rejected for the survey. As long as you keep your pre screening surveys up to date on Prolific you won’t get screened out of any studies. This saves so much hassle when you’re short of time.
Payout is simple with Prolific. You can either use Paypal with a 2.9% + 20p fee, cash out with circle at under £20 and you’ll incur a 1% + 10p fee. Or you can accumulate £20 and cash out with circle for free.
How to get a steady stream of studies
To get a steady stream of studies on Prolific you will need to keep your pre screening questions up to date, you will also need to keep your prolific score in tact. The more accurate your submissions the better your score will be. The better your score the more studies you will receive. To improve your score you will need to ensure you are completing the studies accurately & reading through the questions thoroughly. They do sometimes throw in some test questions to check you are reading.