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Global Test Market

Country: Australia (Int)

Global Test Market

Global Test Market is one of the long-time players in the online survey field, and is very trusted and legitimate. They have a wide variety of surveys available on a regular basis, and their payouts are fair and often generous. If you’re looking to add another survey site to your list, Global Test Market is definitely a good choice.

Surveys through GTM are given a value not in cash, but in “MarketPoints”. These points are awarded whenever a paid survey is completed, or a profile is filled out. Each point is worth $0.05 USD, and there is a minimum payout of 1000 MarketPoints, or $50. Every survey is different, but most award you with 20-50 MarketPoints. One unique thing about GTM is that you will be paid whether you actually qualify for a survey or not. If a survey is begun and not finished due to disqualification, you will still be given points. You won’t get as much, obviously, but it’s nice to get something for your efforts.

While there is generally a fair amount of surveys available through GTM on a regular basis, it can be hard to qualify for a lot of them. There is a lot of surveys looking for very specific people, so don’t expect to qualify for the majority of surveys you start. Thankfully you will still be compensated for your time.

The GTM interface is simple and functional. There’s no “fluff” or unnecessary information, and everything is where it should be. The site is very easy to navigate, even for those who are inexperienced with computers.

Many survey sites have sweepstakes or special raffles, but GTM is unique in that they offer both monthly and daily sweepstakes, so there is a much better chance of winning. There is a $300 daily prize and a $5,000 monthly prize.Every time you complete a survey you will recieve 3 sweepstakes entries, and every time you start a survey but don’t finish you will be rewared with 1 entry, so there are plenty of chances to win!

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18 Responses to “Global Test Market” »

  1. Comment by Eve — December 17, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

    I’ve been doing this for at least 5 years and have made $50… once. Surveys are worth 20-50 market points. That’s, what, 1-3 dollars. Meh. Lots of them are for sweepstakes these days. And guess how many times I’ve won that! (answer: never). I refuse to fill out the sweepstakes ones. Still, they have a decent number of surveys (always a couple a week at least for my profile) so there’s generally one to do. I get a lot of ‘repeat’ surveys, so I’m not sure what’s up with that. But I’ve never been part of another survey site, so I don’t know whether or not I should be asked about purchases at service station shops once a month or not.

  2. Comment by Eve — December 17, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

    Oh, wait, I just logged in and I have enough points for another $50. I guess I should log in to the site more. So, it’s an okay hobby.

  3. Comment by Melissa — February 22, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    I just spent 30 minutes or more completing survey questions from this site to be told that I didn’t qualify for the survey. Absolutely ridiculous and very unethical. I then did a google site to check out what others had to say about this survey site and have found a lot of negative reviews – not only my experience but much more frequent, the complaint that they disqualify people just before they reach their $50 payout for ‘rushing through surveys’. This complaint has been far to common and people are much too outraged by this for it not be a legitimate complaint.

  4. Comment by Anna — May 13, 2012 @ 3:10 am

    I have been doing surveys for GTM for nearly a year. Some days I have answered about 6 or 7 surveys in a row (yes I know – get a life) This is cos they usually offer another survey each time you complete one or dont qualify and they keep doing this till they run out of offers. So at times when bored, I have answered HEAPS of them & so given ALOT of my time.
    To my horror, I just logged in to try to see how much I have earned and it sais only 406 points. You need a minimum of 1000 to be paid ($50 I am told), WEll that is simply a JOKE. I have done HUNDREDS of their stupid surveys and they have only recorded a small fraction of them. I am DUMFOUNDED right now!!

    The rewards offered for surveys is minimal and we know that, so to not even pay ppl properly based on that minimum IS A DISGRACE. Incidentlly, the companies make a fortune for collecting the info, they just do not pass it on. Before computers took over surveys, I would go to a place and answer a few questions (Never longer than an hour) and leave with an envelope with $75 to $100 cash inside. Now these onlibe rip off merchants are making a fortune and ripping off the very ppl who supply them with th info needed.
    Has anyone else had this issue with GTM???

    • Comment by Adam — May 15, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

      Hi Anna, sorry to hear about your frustration with Global Test Market, obviously I have no idea how many surveys you have completed, but there is two things to consider, one is that you have 400 ppoints which is equivalent to $20.00 wich depending on how many surveys you have completed is not bad going as this is money that you have made from home. The other thing to keep in mind is that surveys do not usually pay straight away, they go into a pending status and what usually happens here is that it will remain pending until the survey has filled it’s quota, has been diven the ok, by the company paying for the market research and finaly Global Test Market has been paid them selves.

      I know it is frustrating but you may find over the next several weeks that you get more points paid to your account, I’d be interested to know if this is the case.

  5. Comment by henry — April 3, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

    Just wondering if you’ve had any success with this site? Looks promising but ive seen mixed reviews!

    • Comment by Adam — April 10, 2013 @ 11:43 am

      Hi Henry, I’ve had alot of success with Global Test Market, well worth joining in my honest opinion.

  6. Comment by John — May 23, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    I stopped filling out their surveys after my $50 never arrived. I wrote to them at least 10 times over the 6 moths period. Only got the system generated reply that someone would contact me. No one has ever contacted me to explain why I did not get paid. Additionally, this must me one of the poorest paid survey site. You need to have 1000 points before you can cash it in. On average, each survey gives you 35 to 40 points. You do the sum how long it will take you. Also, there are many surveys with no point, just a sweep. Lastly, the surveys are much longer than other survey sites even for a petty 30 point survey. My advice. DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS SURVEY SITE

    • Comment by Adam — June 6, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

      I find it interesting that you have problems with more then one survey site, the question begs to be asked were you 100% truthful in your answers and were you giving each question due consideration before providing your answer, or were you rushing through everything?

  7. Comment by John — May 23, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    I forgot to mention one disgusting trick this site uses. Be very careful. Sometimes you get screened out in the middle of the survey after you have spent more than 5 or 10 minutes. I guess if you don’t answer the way they like, they screen you out and do not have to pay you. That really makes me really angry. DISHONEST

    • Comment by Adam — June 6, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

      Hi John, most often surveys will use control questions and internal timers, if you are rushing through questions expect to be kicked out or if you answer the same question with two different answers you can expect to be kicked out as well.

  8. Comment by sandy — June 11, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Have been with GTM for a very long time and the only complaint I have is that they sent me the wrong check , months ago and I can’t get a straight answer out of them as to what became of mine. I have sent query after query, emails, whatever but they simply don’t give a straight answer. I returned the incorrect cheque like they said but have yet to hear what became of mine. This dates back since January and I only wish they had paypal then. Wish I could find a managers email or something am so tired of all this. But it is the first and only time I have had this problem.

    • Comment by Adam — July 1, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

      Hi Sandy, I had a similar issue with another site in the past it was a one time thing and it just didn’t get sorted, in the end I let it go and continued with the site as I had made plenty of money from them in the past and I still do so today. I also find sending emails and using the contact us page barely works with any sites, it would simply be an impossible task for some sites to answer every query, particularly sites with hundred thousand plus members. Whilst is no excuse it is just the way it is.

  9. Comment by Hmmm — July 1, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    Seems to me that Adam may be writing to you all from his desk at global test market….

    • Comment by Adam — July 1, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

      HaHa not at all, if I was I wouldn’t allow some of the comments to be posted.

  10. Comment by sandy — July 1, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    Thanks Adam I guess you are right. Apart from this problem they are not bad to deal with.

  11. Comment by Eric — January 3, 2014 @ 11:43 am

    GTM have (recently?) changed their reward scheme… in addition to being able to redeem cheques, I am now able to redeem gift cards – starting from less than 500 points for that matter of fact.

  12. Comment by Melissa — March 7, 2014 @ 5:18 pm

    Any screening for a survey should be done in a matter of a few questions. When you are “screened out” after more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes which is what happened to me, this is not screening at all – it is an unpaid survey disguised as a paid survey. There are other survey sites such as ”Your Voice” which are far more reliable and honest than this site.

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