With MySurvey no longer around, how does its replacement, LifePoints, add up? Join us as we get to the bottom of it in our MySurvey review.
MySurvey (LifePoints) Review
MySurvey used to be one of the oldest platforms for making money by participating in online surveys.
We say “used to be” because the platform no longer exists. While you can still find the original URL on Google, once you open the page, you’ll be redirected to LifePoints. In early 2019, Lightspeed Research shut down both MySurvey and GlobalTestMarket and merged them into LifePoints instead.
While GlobalTestMarket still has its original site available and we’ve reviewed it under that name, we’ll be referring to MySurvey as LifePoints for the rest of this review.
How Does LifePoints Work?
Being a new platform, LifePoints has a sleek, modern appearance and a dashboard that works rather well. Most of the clutter that made MySurvey a bit of a nightmare to navigate has been stripped away.
Of course, LifePoints continues to use surveys to perform market research on behalf of Lightspeed Research’s many clients. These surveys are easily found in the dashboard and come with an estimation of how long they’ll take to complete. The duration estimates are typically very accurate, with only a minute or two deviation that usually depends on your internet speed, rather than the survey itself.
However, there are a few surveys that take almost twice as long to complete, so be wary of that if you don’t have a lot of free time to spend on LifePoints.
That said, you often have a lot of surveys to choose from at any given time. And you’ll qualify for about 30% of them too, which is pretty impressive.
Sign Up for LifePoints
When you visit the LifePoints website, you’ll find a few links to the “Join Now” registration page. The easiest ones to find are located in the top-right corner and the center of the home page.
All you need is your name, email address, and a password to get started. As soon as you get the confirmation email, you’ll be asked to fill out a few profile questions to help LifePoints better gauge your specific demographic. They use this information to display as many eligible surveys as possible.
Alas, as we mentioned earlier, you can expect to only match with 30% of your eligible surveys in any case.
That said, it only took us about 10 minutes from start to finish before we could get started with the paid surveys, which isn’t too bad.
Get LifePoints Rewards
Like MySurveys and GlobalTestMarket, LifePoints focuses solely on providing surveys. This can either be a pro or a con depending on whether you want other options for earning points.
You can, of course, choose to enter their sweepstakes competitions, which reward you with more points. The only thing we don’t like about this set-up is that LifePoints seems to have continued the less-than-ideal practice employed by GlobalTestMarket: when you get disqualified from a survey while taking it, LifePoints automatically enters you into the next sweepstakes.
It’s a small niggle, but with millions of members, your chances of winning are very low, so we’re not a fan of the sweepstakes consolation reward. On the other hand, maybe you’ll be luckier than us.
You can also earn some extra points by referring new members. How many points you’ll get is still a mystery, though.
How Much Money Can I Make With LifePoints?
LifePoints isn’t the best platform for making spare change. On average, you’ll earn between 35 and 60 points for the surveys you complete, though there are a few that reward you with up to 200 points.
You’ll need to earn at least 1,100 points before you can make a withdrawal via PayPal for $20. It took us the better part of a month to make as much while spending 2 to 3 hours logged in.
Even though we qualified for about 45% of the surveys based on the pre-survey questions (which, by the way, are mostly repeats of the profile questions already answered), we were only eligible to complete 60% of those (or 30% of all the surveys we attempted).
Obviously, that means we got entered into a lot of sweepstakes, but the odds are pretty much stacked against you with those because of how many other members there are. As mentioned earlier, we never won any of them, but maybe you’ll have better luck!
Is LifePoints a Scam?
Being a new platform, there are obviously a few issues with LifePoints.
They seem to have adopted GlobalTestMarket’s nasty habit of letting you finish 80% to 95% of a survey before disqualifying you (always suspicious in our books) and a lot of members have complained that it still takes up to 2 weeks to receive PayPal money and no one has gotten any gift cards yet. But LifePoints is very new, after all – so it’s likely to take up to 2 months for those to arrive, as was the case with GlobalTestMarket.
All told, it’s still a little early to make a definite call on whether or not LifePoints is a scam, but so far, they seem to be legitimate.
Why I Like LifePoints
As was the case with MySurvey and GlobalTestMarket, LifePoints is available to users from almost everywhere. That’s always great, especially because some of the better platforms limit themselves to the US and the UK, despite having clients with an international presence.
When surveys do pay (i.e. don’t boot you when you’re nearly complete), they pay fairly well too. And we do like that you can redeem your points for PayPal cash.
Even though it’s too early to say for sure whether LifePoints is as legitimate as the companies that died to create it, we do think that will prove to be the case. If Lightspeed Research can iron out the kinks they left in, LifePoints could easily become one of the best. It certainly has the potential.
- Available in most countries
- Sleek, modern interface
- Good rewards value, even if it can be difficult to earn
- If you do win the sweepstake, the rewards are fairly attractive
- Points value seems a little inconsistent
- Sweepstakes entry in lieu of points for some surveys
- You need 1,100 points before you can redeem points for PayPal cash
- You’re limited to surveys
- Disqualifications at 80% to 95% complete
- No gift cards seem to have been received yet
- Non-existent customer support
We wouldn’t join LifePoints just yet. Give the company a few more months to find their feet before diving in.