At first sight, Myiyo seems like a classical paid survey site apart from the slightly strange name (we will get to the meaning of this name shortly). But is Myiyo actually a good survey site to join that is worth the time or is it a scam site to stay away from?
In this Myiyo Review I will share my experiences with you after having tested the site for a while know, so you know what to expect, if you decide to join.
What is Myiyo and what does the site offer?
Myiyo has existed for more than 10 years now and was created by mo’web research, so it is site that has been around for a while, and has a solid company behind it. It is based in Germany, but also offers surveys in other parts of the world (later I will get to which parts of the world you can join from). On the website, Myiyo explains that the company is adhering to Esomar’s guidelines and lives up strict demands within the field of market research. This is very nice and gives credibility and this is very important for a survey site. It does however not necessarily mean that it will offer the right options and opportunities for you. So let’s look into what Myiyo offers:
Myiyo is almost what I would call a classical paid survey site. With that I mean that the focus is on just paid surveys, and this is how you can mainly earn. Today, many survey sites has a lot of other ways to earn than just paid surveys. Personally, I like using both sites that are only focused on surveys and reward portals that give a lot of options like for example PrizeRebel and SwagBucks.
The big advantage of a survey site like Myiyo that is mainly just focused on paid surveys is that it is usually very easy to use, and it is quick to get an overview and find out how to use the options on the site. These types of sites might not have as many daily options as some bigger reward portals, but I still really like using them, because they are so easy to use. For me, the best way to get the most out of paid surveys are to join both types of sites.
Myiyo has a decent amount of paid surveys available, but the exact amount depends on where in the world you live.
When you first join Myiyo, there are a couple of ways to get a good start with some free points. You will get your first 100 points just by confirming your email. When you fill out your profile info, so that you can better be matched with surveys, you will get another 500 points. So that is great way to get started with a bit of points.
As mentioned above, Myiyo is first of all a paid survey site. It does however also have a couple of other things you can use it for. One of these things are the community part of it. You can connect with other members and befriend them, you can post videos and images where other members can vote for your posts, and you can vote for other people’s posts.
It can be a fun way to spend a little time and connect with people from all over the world, and there are sometimes some interesting little videos posted. It is however not a very active community. There is some activity, but not a lot. Personally, I also prefer mostly focusing on the surveys or tasks when I am on survey sites, as it is easy to get distracted by watching small interesting videos etc. It can however be very interesting to connect with other members, so it of course depends on personal preferences. But do not expect a hugely active community – you should first of all join Myiyo, if you are interested in the surveys.
When you join Myiyo, you will have the title as novice. In time, you can get a higher membership level, when you are more active. When you experience increases, you are supposedly able to have a lower payout threshold, but I have not personally been able to confirm this. If you have, I would to hear from you in a comment below.
Except from surveys, there is one other way to make money on Myiyo. You get a link that you can share and invite other people through. If somebody you invite joins Myiyo, you will get 500 points which is equivalent of 0.5 euro. So not a lot you can earn this way unless you know a lot of people that want to join. But still a nice way to be able to make a little extra. Be aware that you will not get your reward before the person you invite has finished at least one survey.
Myiyo is free to join and use.
What’s with the weird name?
When I first found Myiyo, I was a little confused by the name. It seemed a bit strange to me, and I did not know how to pronounce it. But there is actually a meaning behind the name, so as I am thinking that I am not the only one wondering about the name, I will tell you what the meaning is.
The pronunciation is like “my eye oh”. The platform was originally named “in your opinion” and the new name Myiyo is an abbreviation of this. Meaning My is put together with the first letter of each word from “In Your Opinion”.
How do you get paid?
Every time you do surveys or invite a friend, you earn points, that can then be exchanged into cash later. 1000 points is worth €1, and you will get paid in Euro no matter what country you live in. So what it will be worth in your local currency, if you live in a country that does not have Euro, will depend on the current exchange rate.
Once you have earned 20000 points which is equivalent of €20, you can request a payout. You can get paid through PayPal, which is my favorite way of getting paid from survey sites, because it is so easy, and you can use PayPal for so many things. A really great thing about Myiyo is that it pays the PayPal fee, so there will be no fee for you when cashing out.
In South Africa and Turkey, you can also have the money transferred directly into your bank account.
The last way to get your money is by donating them to charity. Myiyo has a cooperation with the Charity “Three Little Birds” that supports any group in need like for example homeless people and disadvantaged. You can choose to donate any amount of your earnings to this charity.
How much money can you make?
How much money it is possible to make is of course important to know before joining. It is however very difficult to say as it depends on how many surveys you decide to take, how many of them you qualify for, and also where you live, as the amount of surveys you will be offered depends on this.
Even though Myiyo only offers paid surveys and no other way to earn, it gives you decent opportunities. If you take as many surveys as possible, you will be able to make some nice extra money on the side. Not as much as on some sites that offer other ways of earning as well, but it can be a great extra site to join, and to do the surveys you can, as it offers surveys you cannot take on other platforms.
Just remember that when it comes to paid surveys in general, you will not become rich from doing them. You can make some nice extra money, but I always make sure to make it clear that it will not make you a full-time income. If you know this, and join with the right expectations, paid surveys are a great opportunity.
Can you use it on mobile?
Myiyo does not have an app. But you can still easily use it on your mobile phone or tablet, if you prefer doing surveys that way. The website is mobile friendly and easy to navigate on your phone. Most of the surveys are also available on mobile devices, so it is definitely possible to use Myiyo on your phone even though it does not have an app.
If you have confirmed your email, you will also receive an email every time there is an available survey. You can then just click the link in the email on your phone.
Who can join?
Myiyo is mainly aimed towards the European market, but there are also some other countries that can join. You can see the image below to see in which countries Myiyo is available. You can actually join no matter where in the world you live, but if you do not live in one of the countries that is listed on the website, you should not expect to get any surveys, and then it is not really worth being a member.
Myiyo is definitely not a scam, and there is a reliable company behind it. But let’s sum up the pros and cons to get a better overview and see, if it has what you are looking for in a survey site.
- Easy to use
- Decent rewards
- Pays out through PayPal and pays the fees
- Has existed for many years
- Not as many opportunities as some other sites
- Payout threshold is a little high
To sum it up, I think Myiyo is a pretty good survey site. It does not give as many opportunities as some other sites, as it “only” offers paid surveys, but it has surveys you cannot find anywhere else. Also, you can get paid through PayPal, which I personally think is great and especially great that Myiyo takes care of the fees that are relataed to PayPal. So Myiyo can definitely be worth joining, if you live in one of the available countries. But I would recommend also joining other survey sites, to get more opportunities as Myiyo alone does not necessarily give you opportunities every day.
How do you sign up?
It is very easy to sign up. You just need to fill in your name, email and gender, and then you will receive email to confirm your account.
If you have any questions, comments, or have any experiences with Myiyo yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.
- Money/time ratio
Myiyo is a survey site that is very easy to use. As it more or less only has surveys as a way of earning, it does not offer quite as many opportunities as some other sites. But in some countries it does have decent opportunites and because it is also so user-friendly, it can definitely be worth to join as an extra site.