Welcome to my Maru Voice Review
With most survey panels being based in the US you forget that there are survey panels for other countries out there, this includes Canada, UK and even Asia.
Today I would like to cover a survey panel that is Canadian based but has also expanded to the UK in the past few months called Maru Voice. I have reviewed many survey sites already and from seeing what other people have to say about them that did encourage me to review them.
Obviously as I am from the UK I won't be able to participate in their surveys but the aim of this review is to give you as much information as you need to know about them and also answering the question on whether Maru Voice is legit or not.
What Are They?:
Maru Voice is a Canadian survey panel that pays people to complete surveys
Maru Voice is a canadian survey panel based in Toronto, Ontario and are owned by a company called Maru Blue. You probably wont have been familiar with the name for that long as the company changed there name from previously being called Angus Reid Forums.
The main and only opportunity they have to offer is through surveys, in which members can make money for each survey that they complete. These thoughts and opinions that they give go along way as they help the development of local Canadian business, products and services
Getting started is quite simple with Maru Voice and requires you to answer a set of questions to make an account, these consist of your age, your background, where you live. The whole point of this is too understand more about you with profile questions so that they can send out the right studies to you.
While most survey panel registrations are quick this one will take you slightly longer than normal however it will still take you less then 5 minutes to do.
Once you have made an account with Maru Voice you will start receiving opportunity's to make money doing surveys. For every survey you complete you can expect to earn between $0.50 and $2 which seems to be the standard paying rate for surveys in the industry.
These surveys will also generally take between 5 and 20 minutes to complete, some times the amount you get paid does depend on how long a study but not all the time. For e.g a survey that is 20 minutes long might reward better then a 5 minute survey, but as I say it does depend.
Another additional incentive is that for every survey you do you get entries into the monthly prize draw which is $1000 for Canadian residents and £1000 if your with the UK panel. You probably won't win but its a free chance to win some extra cash.
Maru Voice pay out once you have reached 5000 points which is $50. You can request a payout in various forms which consist of cash with PayPal or the choice of gift cards.
Its a positive when a panel you participate with is based and located within your country as a long with getting paid you get to influence businesses within the UK and not just worldwide like some panels.
This can be a incentive for many people to join as I know not all people are bothered about getting paid and care more about having a say. This still goes for the Maru Voice UK as well as residents from that country get to give opinions on businesses products, brands and services within that country.
This is one of the main positives that caught my eye at first with the members who complete more surveys getting access to more surveys, it makes sense really. As being active more and completing lots of surveys should ream some kind of benefits which is the case with Maru Voice. This is something that other survey panels should introduce, however for the ones I know off that already do it make it not worth your time.
For instance with Prizerebel one of my go to survey panels i use daily they give you a 7 - 13 cent bonus each day when you earn roughly 158 cents with them. Has you can see while its a little bonus its very small.
Its always a good idea to check the reviews as you can see what people don't and do like about something, with this site I noticed that while the majority of reviews are good, some being the more recent ones have picked out how the panel is not as good as once was. While these are just opinions some of the complaints that arised often was not having many surveys and rewards not being issued out which is something to bear in mind.
Another problem that is often encountered with survey panels is the low earning potential that comes with most. Sure you will make money with survey sites depending on which ones you use but most do have different potentials when it comes to how much you can earn.
With Maru Voice the invites are quite low so you only expect to recieve a few surveys per month, there is the positive that the more surveys you do the more invites you get which means technically you can earn more and more per month but as its surveys were talking about and only a dollar or so per one there is still only so much you can get.
One of the most common complaints I find with survey panels is that they set the threshold way to high this means that members often have to complete dozens of surveys before they see any money. I much prefer lower thresholds for two reasons, the first one being so that you can test to see if they payout as no one wants to complete like $50 of surveys only to not get a reward. The second reason its just more convenient and means you can get your money faster, some survey sites will set high thresholds but not offer many opportunities to earn in return making it a grind to get to the amount needed to withdraw.
The threshold at Maru Voice like I mentioned earlier is $50 which is quite crazy and when you take in that the general amount you can expect to get paid per survey is $1 then you can already see that it may take some time before you will see any earnings.
To add if you compare the threshold here to industry competitors such as the likes of Swagbucks and SuperPayMe who both pay out from as little as $1 you can see a huge difference in the kind of effort needed in order to see money in your account.
Maru Voice is legit however I wouldn't class them as a site worth your time. By all means check them out and maybe get a feel of what they have to offer but personally I feel there are just better survey panels that excell in all areas whether that's more opportunities to earn, more rewards or even notably a lower threshold.
Again if you are Canadian you can sign up and try them same goes for the Maru Voice UK panel that was launched towards the back end of last year. If you do sign up do leave a comment down below sharing what you think of them.
What do you think to Maru Voice? Have you tried the Canadian or even the newer UK panel?
Let me know by leaving a comment down below, I'm interested in hearing what you guys have to say 🙂
Hi my names Josh, the owner of Best Survey Sites For Making Money. My aim is to show people legit ways to make an income online while also reviewing scams that are only out to take your money.
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