Mobrog is another one of many surveys-for-cash sites. Sure, they do pay cash, and some sites pay more than others. Some have point systems while others credit cash to your account so you know exactly how much you've earned so far. But imagine you spend all day clicking away; one site pays you $3 and another site pays you $3.30...what difference does it make?
I've always said that I'm not particularly keen on acknowledging the use of surveys-for-cash schemes as a way of making money online because it's unproductive and you barely collect some pocket money, and if you start looking for surveys purely to make money, that'll defeat the purpose of "surveys". Anyway today, I'll look at Mobrog and see what's available on that site.
Paid survey site
Splendid Research GmbH
Free to join
What Is Mobrog?
Mobrog.com is a pure surveys-for-cash site that's available across some 80 countries across the world. The company is based in Germany but you will be directed to the relevant registration page specific to your country of residence upon signing up. Multi-languages are available accordingly.
You can take surveys either on your desktop, on a browser of your device, or on the mobile app that's free to download. The majority of the surveys are operated by third-party research companies, so every time you start a new survey on a browser, a new tab will open and you'll be redirected to another site.
Mobrog says on average it pays between $0.50 and $3 per survey, but like many other survey sites, you'll rarely find surveys that offer more than a dollar and actually let you complete.
Registration with Mobrog is free and when you sign up, you'll be asked to confirm your email address. When you log in for the first time, you'll be asked some basic questions about yourself such as;
- Living circumstances (house owned or rented, spouse/no spouse, etc.)
- The number of children.
- Household income level.
- Work (employed or not, your occupation, the industry you work in.)
- The highest educational level you've had.
- Illnesses you may/may not have.
- Product-related questions (whether you have a car, computer/electronics, etc.)
You need to complete the initial set of questions before you're offered your first paid survey. This initial test results never actually seem to personalize the choice of surveys available to you. Despite the fact that I answered I had "no children", the first question I was offered seemed to be kids' toy-related, and I was disqualified.
Most of the surveys are run by third-party research companies who will ask you the same qualification test questions each time. So I'm not sure how your answer to these initial questions will be reflected on the actual surveys, or even if they're anything to do with the surveys at all. But anyway, the surveys will only be available to you after you've answered the initial questions.
The Surveys - Good and Bad
I'm from the UK and there seem to be plenty of surveys available at all times, the availability may depend on your country of residence but I assume there are plenty in the USA. I actually have not seen any surveys that pay more than £0.38 (which is equivalent to $0.50). That's one good thing.
What I think is bad is they don't indicate what each survey is about. It looks like any surveys come automatically in the line, and the responders have no choice but to pick any of them and are indeed required to go through the qualification questions (household income, work, education, etc.) each and every time.
They Don't Organize Survey Types For You
Like I said at the beginning, there are many reward programs or GPT ("get paid to") sites out there, and most of them are affiliated to research companies who provide surveys. The larger number of responders complete the surveys, the more the program owner will make money. Each time you click to start a survey, you'll be sent to those research companies' sites one after another, and each research company has its own eligibility test before you can start taking the surveys. It would be good if the reward program could organize the responders' database and send them to the survey that's relevant to your personal circumstances, but they rarely do that. Unfortunately, Mobrog is also one of them that randomly send you to third-party survey sites.
Apart from the surveys, you are provided with a unique referral link that you can share with your friends and social followers. Every time you get someone to join Mobrog and, only when that person completes 3 surveys, you'll be rewarded with $1. There'll be no recurring commissions no matter how many surveys your referrals answer.
The referral reward system may sound like a nice extra, but if you think about it, $1 is equivalent to answering 2 x surveys. So it may be actually quicker (or feasible) to earn that amount by completing 2 surveys yourself rather than to encourage someone to join and complete at least 3.
You can redeem your rewards one the threshold of $4 is reached (£4 in my case). For security reasons, you can only redeem up to twice a day with a maximum amount of $6.25 (or £4 in the UK).
It means that you're advised to cash out your balance pretty frequently.
And this also means that - hypothetically speaking - no matter how many surveys you complete every 24 hours, you won't be able to earn more than $12.50 (2 x $6.25) per day. You see what I mean? If you earned exactly $13 every single day (I don't know if you can earn even half of it...I'll come to this in a little while) but you'd be wasting 50 cents a day because the maximum Mobrog allows you to withdraw is $12.50 per day.
There's the other alternative. While you may not be able to earn enough money to pay your bills, your small earnings with Mobrog can alternatively be sent to EcoMatcher, as sponsorship for a tree.
EcoMatcher is a B-Corp Certified Social Enterprise. In short, EcoMatcher itself is a profit-making company but it primarily helps charity groups. You buy trees. But your trees are planted in a forest somewhere in the world, which you can track. Good, right? Read more about EcoMatcer.
How Much Can You Make With Mobrog...Realistically?
Well, Mobrog says it will pay from $0.50 - $3 per survey, and each survey won't take more than 5-10 minutes. But the reality is this. I did try various times of the day, just over an hour in total, and never earned a penny - I wasn't qualified for any of the available surveys. I was re-redirected from one to another, then to another.
I don't know if I was plain unlucky, trying the surveys at the wrong times, but from my other surveys-for-cash experiences in the past, I can tell you that you'll never usually make the amount that you're promised at the beginning. "$0.50 per survey that takes up to 10 minutes" does not mean you'll make 60/10 x $0.50 = $3 per hour. That's hardly the case.
Surveys-For-Cash - Don't Spend Too Much Time, Don't Rely On Them
I don't mean to single out Mobrog - all the paid survey sites are more or less the same as far as the payment rates and the productivity are concerned. You waste a lot of time to earn very little.
After all, surveys-for-cash sites are not designed for you to make money, and it's pretty much a one-way system if you think about it. You give your information to them and get a small reward as a gesture of goodwill. But you're not getting anything else from them, right? You're not learning anything and you're barely receiving anything useful for yourself in return. You're just endlessly clicking all by yourself, not interacting with anyone, the job is forever horizontal - well, it's not even a job. Let me be clear once again; I'm not denying online surveys. Surveys are run for research purposes. Not for the users as a way of making money.
Also Read: “I’m Homeless. Can I Make Money Online?”
Mobrog Pros and Cons
Mobrog Review - Conclusion:
Unfortunately, Mobrog or any other survey sites will not help you make a substantial income, but if you are desperately short of cash and feel that every cent counts, I would suggest that you set some time aside toward the end of the day and use it to take surveys.
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