If you’re looking for a safe, hassle-free way of making money on your phone and online, Qmee is the one for you. Qmee is a company that offers you money for your time by completing their surveys and searching the web. The app is available to both iPhone and Android with a PC site as well, and also offers you very cheap deals on online products you may already enjoy. The Qmee app is one of my favourites, find out below if it’s right for you.
How Does Qmee Work?
After downloading and installing the app, you will see a few surveys available to you that are locked. This is because you will need to fill out a questionnaire about yourself and your preferences before surveys can be unlocked. The questionnaire is around 70 questions long, but it shouldn’t take you any longer than 10 minutes. I know this step is always really frustrating because you just want to start getting those rewards, but this is the apps way of making sure the surveys you’re given won’t screen you out. Frustration now saves a lot of frustration later.
After completing this you will reach the screen pictured above. This will be your home page where all your surveys (and the daily poll) will pop up. As you can see, the layout is quite nice and extremely easy to understand. The time they quote that it will take is normally a little longer than what it truly does take also, so you really get the feel their not hiding anything. The amount quoted for taking each survey will always pay out that much, however unfortunately, if you are screened out of a survey you will not receive anything.
Qmee also block surveys from being taken very quickly once an issue is reported with them. As Qmee themselves don’t actually make any of the surveys (even though you complete them all in the app), they have to rely on third party survey companies to produce quality material that isn’t dodgy. But it turns out that some of these companies don’t love the rules as much as most of us do. So Qmee will block surveys and give the reason why, such as “Detected for gift cards being offered” or “Survey is not full”.
Another feature you may have spotted on the screenshot are the 5 little pig icons up the top of the screen. Well, they call those Oinq’s. You can earn 1 Oinq a day by completing a survey, or answering the daily poll. Once you’ve collected all 5 Oinq’s, you will get 10% extra earnings on all surveys.
Is Qmee Legit?
I’ve been using this app for a while now and I can personally confirm that it is legit. With a 4.4 star rating on the Google Play Store, from a whopping 19,000 reviews, it seems most agree with me too. The apps design, being simple and overall transparent, is very reassuring that you won’t lose your money or have your identity stolen. Of course there will always be issues for some people, which seem to be fairly consistently the same things:
- Getting screened out half way through a survey
- Not receiving payment once the survey is completed
- PayPal option not working with some peoples accounts
We see the first 2 issues here on almost all survey apps because the companies providing the surveys are at fault. This could be due to any one of several reasons, but is almost always caused by broken link or cookie that isn’t relaying the right info back to the app. Unfortunately, all Qmee can do is try and make sure it won’t happen in the future.
In saying that though, these issues really don’t seem to be affecting that many people, considering there are more than 500,000 people using it. If you do encounter any issues, there is a support team on standby waiting to help 24/7.
How to Make Money With Qmee
Essentially there are 4 ways to make money from this app. While it won’t make you rich, it will make you a bit of money on the side. Firstly and most obviously, complete those surveys. One issue I’ve found with the app is that it simply doesn’t provide enough surveys, which can be super frustrating.
A very simple solution to this though is just use a second app, like Swagbucks who always have heaps of survey options waiting for you. The surveys on Qmee however will usually pay you anywhere between 40 cents and $2.50. This isn’t very high compared to other apps and websites we’ve seen, but they are also a little shorter than what most offer, with none normally being longer than 25 minutes.
Or another solution to this issue, simply go to their website and log in there. I currently have only 2 surveys available on the app, and their a little lower payout than what I’d like, but if I go to the website on my PC, there are 6 available including a 14 minute survey for $2.04
Secondly, after completing some of these surveys, you will receive a message (still in the survey), explaining that they would like to hear more from you about your responses. You can then give permission and details of how they can contact you, through email, phone call, or further surveys. Of course, you will obviously be rewarded for this and will find it is at a much higher rate than if you were just to do surveys alone.
Another option is to install their Chrome button plug-in, which will not only notify you of a new survey but will also pay you based on what you search and offer you coupons when online shopping. This is only for PC use at the moment; however it is a great way of maximizing your income through Qmee. Similarly to the Swagbucks rewards for searching, not every search you make will pay out, however the odd search that does pay will give you anywhere between $0.05 and $1. I really like this feature, as they are paying you for using the web how you would anyway. You can use both the Swagbucks search and Qmee plug-in at the same time, and be rewarded for both!
The last way to earn is through referral links. With Qmee though, it’s not quite as straight forward as a normal referral link. How it works is after you complete enough surveys over a certain amount of time, the refer a friend option will become automatically available. I believe this to be after a week or so of use. You are then given 3 options of how you want to refer your friends, through 3 separate links:
- Link 1 – You keep all of the reward, so you now receive £1/$1
- Link 2 – Your reward gets shared equally, so you and your friend both get 50p/50c
- Link 3 – If you’re feeling extra generous, you can give all of the reward to your friend!
The only annoying part about this, is that it only gets credited to your account after the person you referred cashes out for the first time with PayPal. This is basically just to verify they are indeed a real person.
The cash out options are actually very good for an app like this. As mentioned before you can use your PayPal account, or you can take the option of a gift card. The gift card section offers a few selections that will change based on your location and thankfully all the options are cards I would use, like groceries, App Store and Amazon. The best part of it all though, there is no minimum cash out with PayPal. This also means if you refer anyone, you can get the benefits from it after they complete one survey, if they choose to cash out then.
Qmee are also working on a charity option in the future and are currently taking suggestions for potential charities to give away to. I suspect this feature is not too far away from launching, as there is already an option for it in both the app and the website, which once you follow it displays the message “Cash out to charity isn’t available just yet”.
Can you Hack Qmee?
There are a few videos floating around YouTube of people claiming that it is possible to hack the app. While I can’t disprove all of them, I am confident that there is no way that people can currently hack this app. As it deals with real money and real cash outs, the app has to be very secured. If it were possible to hack the app or site at any given stage, the team at Qmee would be very quick to shut it down and ban anybody found to be using it. Bottom line is, if there is a hack that you find, don’t use it, it’s not worth getting banned over.
Is Qmee Worth Your Time?
Absolutely. The thing I like most about Qmee isn’t the fact the payout or the cash out options, it’s the fact that they make you want to use it. The simple design, the lack of glitches, not being screened out of endless amounts of surveys and the 10% Oinq’s bonus all make you want to use Qmee every day. I would suggest using Qmee with another app or site such as Swagbucks or Pure Profile so you can answer the highest paying surveys from each to truly maximize your earnings.
I really like using this app. Of all the apps I review, I really only use a handful of them day to day, but this is one of them. While this app won’t make you rich, if you spend the bus or train trip to work doing this every day, you could wind up with more than $80 a month. So, if you like the sound of it, why not give it a try?