Brand Institute is a brand identity consultancy, but also offers a number of other services like for example market research, and therefore they offer paid surveys that you can participate in.
If you want to know the details about what Brand Institute surveys are about, what the site offers, how much money you can make on it, whether it is relevant for you to sign up for it and more, I will go over all this in my review below.
What does Brand Institute Surveys offer?
As mentioned above, Brand Institute is not only a survey site, but in this review, I will focus on the survey aspect, as that is what my website in general is about. But for background purposes and for seeing who is behind the surveys, you might find it useful to first know a bit more about Brand Institute in general.
It is a brand agency that helps companies develop aspects like their name, design, strategy and market research. As a part of their market research, they offer different surveys that you as a consumer can participate in. They work a lot with pharmaceutical companies and medical research, and some people therefore think that the surveys are only for people working as doctors, nurses or in other health related fields.
That is however not the case. There are also surveys about various other topics than medicine or health, but doctors or people working in similar fields, will get paid more to participate in certain surveys.
So in short, as a consumer and as a person interested in getting paid for giving your opinion, Brand Institute offers you to participate in surveys and getting paid for that. As a company, Brand Institute offers a number of other services, that you can read more about on their website, if that is what you are interested in.
You will receive an email invitation when there is an available survey you can participate in, so you do not have to visit the website itself very often.
As a panel member, you can also sign up to a VIP membership. As the normal membership, this is free to sign up for. You can however not apply for this until you have been a member for at least 6 months. Read more about the VIP membership in my advice below.
How does Brand Institute pay?
When you participate in surveys, you will earn dollars. When you sign up, you have to chose whether you want to be paid through cheque or through PayPal. This cannot be changed later for some reason I do not quite understand, but that is how it is. So make sure to make the right chose for you from the beginning.
For regular surveys, you will usually be paid between $2-$5 dollars per survey. For surveys regarding medical research, you can earn $5-$10 per survey. As a medical professional, you will earn more for the surveys related to that field and can make $10-$20 per survey. In general these rewards are high for a survey site. Especially if you are a medical professional.
How much time should I expect to use to make money on Brand Institute surveys?
This is a very difficult question to answer. The site gives pretty high rewards for surveys compared to many other survey sites. But you will also not be able to take very many. How many, will depend on where you live as well as a number of other things like your age, your health condition, your interests, your profession etc.
But most often, you will be offered somewhere between 1-4 surveys per month. Be aware that it is very possible that you will not qualify for all of these even though you get an invitation for them. That can be very frustrating, and even though you can sign up from anywhere in the world, it seems like it can be very difficult to qualify for surveys in many countries. If you are a member, please let me know in a comment below how it is in your country, as it would be great to get some more information about this.
Luckily, you will fairly quickly find out whether you can do the survey or not. Once you click the link in the email invitation, you will be taken to the survey. You have to fill out some initial questions, that can take a couple of minutes, and then you will find out whether you actually qualify or not.
As you can guess from the above, participating in surveys at Brand Institute, will not make rich or a full time income. But like with any other survey site, it can be your chance to give your feedback and get paid while doing it. And in regards to the health related surveys you can, it can be a part of gathering new information about certain diseases for the companies that Brand Institute works with. Whether you see this as a positive or negative thing, is up to you to decide.
In which countries is Brand Institute surveys available?
You can sign up no matter where in the world you live as long as you are 18 years old. But even though you can sign up from anywhere, it seems like it can be very difficult to actually qualify for surveys in many countries.
Brand Institute is not necessarily available in your local language, but you can chose which of the available languages you want to participate in surveys in. The available languages are: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French and Japanese.
Conclusion about Brand Institute
The big advantage of signing up for Brand Institute is that the rewards are in general higher than many other survey sites.
The big disadvantage is then that you do not get invitetd to very many surveys, and that it can be difficult to actually qualify for them. This can be very different depending on where you live, so you might qualify for a lot more surveys than me because you live somewhere else. If that is the case, please let me know about this.
So the conclusion must be that is seems promising, but unfortunately for me, I have not been able to really benefit from it, as I have a hard time qualifying for the surveys. I cannot say whether it will be a success for you and how many surveys you will qualify for. But it might be worth the try as it promises good rewards, if you live in a country and has a background that will allow you to qualify for more surveys.
If you like me, have a hard time qualifying for the surveys on Brand Institute, or if you just think it does not sound very appealing to you, there are many other good survey sites you can give a try. You can check out my favourite sites by clicking on the link below.
How do I sign up for Brand Institute?
If you click the link below, you will be taken to the website where you can sign up.
If you decide to sign up, I have written a few extra advice below, that can be good to know.
Extra advice and tips
- Sign up for VIP membership:
Once you have been a member for 6 months, you can sign up for a VIP membership. As the normal membership, it is free to sign up for. You will not automatically be accepted however. You will have to fill out an application and give some information about why you wish to become a VIP member. The advantage of this membership is that you will then be able to participate in what is called open surveys. That means you should be offered more surveys. These will not be send as an email invitation, but you can find them on the website itself.
The VIP membership also used to include that you could earn a commission by inviting other people to join the site. But that has been stopped in the beginning of 2017, so that benefit is no logner available.
How many extra surveys that will be available with a VIP membership is hard to say. Like with other surveys on Brand Institute, I have a hard time qualifying for any, and can therefore not give any definite answers. But if you are a member for 6 months and qualify regularly for surveys, there is a good chance you will also qualify for the extra surveys you get as a VIP member.
- Be patient – but not too patient:
As you can understand from my review, depending on where you live, it can be difficult to qualify for the surveys at Brand Institute. But if you become a member, then give it a chance and do not give up just because you do not qualify once. Try it our several times, but if you continously do not qualify, then there is also no need to keep going. There are many good survey sites, so find another one that is a better fit for you instead. You can find info and reviews about many of these site by having a look around my website.
If you have any questions or comments, just drop a line below. I will make sure to get back to you. Also, if you have any experience with Brand Institute yourself, it would be great to hear from you and hear your experience.