My Review of Consumer Village

Consumer Village is a good one because it’s not just surveys.  They have focus groups, discussions, and a wide variety of survey topics.  They also reward you when you participate in topics or surveys that moderators control, which is a unique system that most other panels don’t have.

Survey Invites: Low
Regions: North America
Minimum Age: 18+ Adult

Rewards: Amazon Gift Cards
Redemption Balance: $5 (500 Tokens)
Processing Time: Incentives are calculated at the end of every calendar month and dispersed via email by the 15th of the following month.

Average 7/10
Quality 8/10
Frequency 6/10
Payment 5/10
Support 7/10

 

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Insider Tips for Success

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They have a monthly sweepstakes where they award 30 $10 prizes
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Each time you respond to a new sponsored topic in Consumer Village, you will earn Tokens towards the sweepstakes
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They donate $0.25 per 500 points redeemed for charity
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Get started by joining Consumer Village. The registration process takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Be sure to read all the questions carefully
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from [email protected] that gives you instructions on how to create a username and password
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Be sure to login to the members area and complete your user profiles to increase your chances of receiving paid sponsored surveys and dialogues

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User Reviews (8)

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Ricky

April 15, 2011

I recently joined and enjoy it very much because they are a modern research company doing research on products and activities I often use/participate in. A few of my buddies work at Gongos and can't stop talking about how interesting and fun their jobs are and how well the company treats its workers, and how well the employees get along with each other.
star-sm-4

BetsyH

January 3, 2011

Never heard of Gongos/Consumer Village until I saw it mentioned on a Communispace screener. I figured if Communispace was concerned about them then they must be a panel worth investigating. Things started off slowly, but this year I got to participate in 3 specialized communities and one focus group. As a result this is one of my top 10 panels for 2010.
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Laura H

December 18, 2010

I joined Consumer Village six months ago, and have received nine survey invitations since then. I've completed three surveys, but have also been giving partial points on three others on screen-outs. So while you may only receive one or two invites a month, I've found that I have a relatively good rate of completion with the site, coupled with with those 'goodwill' points given for unsuccessful attempts. Consumer Village also tends to host some of the more interesting survey topics, and they are rarely more than 15 or 20 minutes long. So even though this company may not be quite as active as some other panels, I definitely feel that my time is well spent as I'm just cents away from my first pay-out.
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Andy

December 16, 2010

Consumer Village is a private communicate panel which pay our amazon gift certificates for your participation.They use tokens to rewards members who complete sponsor-topic surveys/dialogues/flashpolls.For survey:100 tokens or more,if you don't qualified get 20 tokens.For dialogues/flashpolls:30-75 tokens.The tokens system is a little complicate.It has eleven levels and when you reach the level you the amazon gift certificates at the beginning of next month.For example when you reach 1000 tokens level,you earn $10.when you reach 2000 tokens level,you earn $15.They don't send invitation frequently.Averagely one survey per week.Sometimes focus group but seldom. Each month you have a chance to win sweepstakes when you completed the survey even you don't qualified.I won one time with $10 amazon gift certificates.Also you can communicate with other members in the forum for fun though you don't get paid by the activities.Now they provide I`C mobile apps to members who own iPhone or iPod touch.You get more rewards to participate on your iPhone. All in all I like the panel.Reliable and Reputation.
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Stephanie L.

October 21, 2010

I’ve been a member of Consumer Village since about mid-2009. I’ve earned about $115 with them so far (including a $75 focus group on medication last year that paid cash via check). The other $40 consists of Amazon.com gift card codes. Surveys are pretty standard. There are a lot of topics on food and grocery shopping. The layout of surveys is simple and clean, too. Surveys generally pay 75-200 tokens. Their incentive structure can be a bit confusing at first, but basically you earn tokens for taking surveys or participating in discussions, and there are certain token payout levels where they send you an Amazon.com gift card code through e-mail. For example, when you reach 500 tokens, you get a $5 gift code. Then at 1,000 tokens you get another $5 gift code. At each 1,000 token level after that you get $15 (except for 5,000, where you get $20, and at 10,000, where you get $50). After reaching 10,000 tokens, you start back at the top of the incentive chart (where you get $5 for 10,500 tokens, $5 for 11,000, $15 at 12,000, etc.). I’m currently at around 5,000 tokens so far and expecting two more gift card next month. Payment is calculated at the end of each month and sent via e-mail by the 15th of the following month. I’ve had no issues receiving payment. I did qualify for a focus group with them last year when I first joined, which was a pleasant surprise. It was both online and on the phone. I earned $75 for it and got the check within a week or so. It was pretty nice. I get a few surveys from them a month and participate in several discussion topics per week. The discussion topics are where I earn the majority of my tokens. I’m currently a part of one community where we discuss candy product ideas for different holidays, as well as another community which has to do with mobile devices and our opinions on various consumer topics. You get invited to these communities mainly through responding to surveys and qualifying for them. You get points for participating in forum discussions, surveys, and rating new product ideas each week. It’s fun and I get a new invite from them every week that links me to a new survey or discussion that pays anywhere from 75-100 tokens per topic (in some cases more, but that’s only on rare occasions). Customer service is pretty good, too. I had a problem receiving surveys to my new email address, so I posted a question in the technical support forum on the website. They got back to me in a day or so and quickly resolved my problem. I also had an issue with a gift card that was sent to me and they resolved my problem within a day or so. They are very efficient and courteous, unlike so many other market research companies out there that I’ve dealt with on so many occasions. Consumer Village is a great site and I highly recommend signing up for it. While surveys are few at times and it’s a little slow to start out with, they are pretty easy to qualify for and there is an opportunity for focus groups and joining fun communities. I just wish they’d send out a few more surveys each month and it was a bit quicker to reach token payout levels. Other than that, I’ve been very satisfied with them and truly enjoy the various discussion topics I take part in.
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jennifer

September 10, 2010

good and fun
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Eric

July 5, 2010

I like the site because unlike some other sites, they email me when a survey is ready for me to take (so I don't have to login to the site too frequently). At least half of the time I qualify and the other times they at least award 10 or 20 tokens for attempting the survey. I'm not even sure how many tokens I have accumulated so far but I doubt it is enough for anything since I haven't taken too many surveys. The surveys aren't too frequent but they are interesting for the most part and they pay a fair amount. I would definitely recommend this site.
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Lee New

June 11, 2010

My information on Consumer Village, which is powered by Gongos Metacommunity, is limited because I have only received one $5 Amazon gift card so far for reaching the 1000 token level; however, they did pay me $100 via check for an Invoke Interactive earlier this year, which places them 21st among my active survey sites with $105 received. Consumer Village uses a token-based system to determine the incentive amount Villagers will receive. Every time you hit a new Token Payout Level (1000 = $5, 2000 = $15, 5000 = $20, 6000 = $15, 10,000 = $50) you will receive an Amazon gift card via email for the specified amount. The amount of your incentive is calculated based upon your participation level. Since your Tokens never expire, every time you participate in a sponsored dialogue, poll or survey adds to your Token total and counts toward the Token Payout Levels. Once you reach 10,000 Tokens you start back at the top of the incentive chart. For example: there will be a $5 payout at 10,500 Tokens, a $5 payout at 11,000, and a $15 payout at 12,000, etc. Surveys are worth from 20 to 150 tokens and open surveys are shown on the website at: http://village.gongos.com/ . Occasionally they will send you an email invitation, but it's probably best to check out the website fairly often. There is also a forum for discussing various topics, but I have not yet participated and I am also not sure if there are incentives involved. Here is the link: http://village.gongos.com/forums/ . I haven't needed to contact support for any reason yet, but there is an email available for questions: [email protected]