Qmee offers a few different ways to make extra cash online — including surveys, paid searches, games, and cashback — but is it legit, safe, and worth the time?
In this Qmee review, I'll break down how it works, who can join, how much you can expect to earn, and more, sharing personal experience using the site as well as reviews and data from around the web.
Key Points ⚡
|Location(s)||Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States|
|Platform(s)||Android, iOS, Web|
|Avg. Work Volume||A few opportunities a day|
|Ways to Earn||Paid surveys (mobile, tablet, and desktop), cashback offers, pop quizzes, searching the web, playing games, referrals|
|Payout Options||Charity Donations, Gift Cards, PayPal (gift cards are unlocked after one PayPal cashout)|
|Avg. Payment Speed||0 days|
For this Qmee review, I personally tested the site out for 10 days. More on my experience + earnings below.
Next, I did a bit of research into the safety, legitimacy, and reputation of Qmee, researched reviews around the web, added additional content, and finally edited everything together for this in-depth review. Enjoy!
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What Is Qmee?
Its main appeal? No payout minimums, even for PayPal cashouts. More details below.
- Founded: 2011.
- Name: Qmee Ltd.
- Founders: Nick Sutton, Jonathan Knight.
- Located: 8th Floor South, Reading Bridge House, George Street, Reading, RG1 8LS, England.
- Socials: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | LinkedIn
- Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Qmee Legit?
Yes, Qmee is 100% a legitimate company. They've been around for a long time, don't ask for any extremely sensitive information, they pay out quickly (in most cases, instantly), the surveys on the platform are moderated and curated well, there's no minimum payout, and they're active on socials and transparent as a company.
All in all, I found no signs suggesting that Qmee could be a scam.
Of course, just because something is legit doesn't mean it's worth your time! Keep on reading the review to learn more about how Qmee works, how much you can earn with it, and more.
Who Can Join?
- Age requirement: 16 years old.
- Country requirements: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
- Device requirements: iOS or Android for the app, or any desktop computer with a web browser.
- Payout requirements: Verified PayPal account.
- SSL certificate? Yes.
- Terms of Service: Here.
- Personal data collected from Qmee users:
- Email address, country of residence, and other non-personally identifiable demographic information (e.g. DOB, gender, marital status, work status, etc.).
- If you use Qmee's paid search feature (more details below), they will “store details of the searches you make when using the service” along with the pages you browse and how long you browse on them.
- PayPal address and email (for payment)
- IP address
- Do they ever share user data with third-parties? They share demographic data with their survey partners in order to match you with more surveys. Search data may be anonymized and shared.
- Can you delete your account and data? Yes. Contact email@example.com.
Is Qmee Safe?
Qmee is generally safe to use, or as safe as other survey sites and GPT sites at least. Due to the nature of this type of site, you will have to give up some personal information if you want to make money.
That said, the biggest security concern with Qmee is that they get most of their surveys from third-parties. While they do their best to get rid of any shady surveys, and Qmee users report them quickly as well, sometimes you'll come across surveys asking for too much personal information. Be sure to report and avoid these types of surveys.
TL;DR? As long as you're careful and particular about how you use Qmee, it should be completely safe to use.
Obligatory disclaimer: The above are my own opinions based on my own research. As always, do your own due diligence. Nothing on the internet is ever 100% safe and secure!
Qmee Support Quality
I've only had to contact Qmee support once, and it was a great experience. They got back to me on the same day, about 5 hours after I contacted them, and resolved my issue.
By the looks of it, they typically respond to all support queries within 24 hours.
If you look online, most Qmee reviews also praise Qmee's support for being quick, friendly, and helpful. They're active in responding to negative reviews as well.
How Qmee Works
Qmee works basically the same as any other survey site or GPT site. They refer their users (that's us) to different companies/offers to make money, and they give back some of the profits as an incentive. This is also called affiliate marketing.
Once you're signed up to Qmee, you'll gain access to surveys, cashback deals, paid search, and other money-making offers/opportunities. The more fully and accurately you fill out your Qmee profile, the more relevant offers you'll be sent.
Once you earn at least $0.01, you'll be able to connect your PayPal account to Qmee and cash out.
Here's a more detailed breakdown of the features/important points:
Note: Already know how Qmee works? Don't care? Skip to the review/rating + pros and cons by clicking here.
Filling Out Your Survey Profile
When you sign up for Qmee, one of the first things you'll want to do is fill out your survey profile. The more complete your survey profile is, the better Qmee can match you to surveys so you're not getting disqualified as often.
Whenever your info changes you'll want to update it in Qmee as well.
Tip: Don't lie on your profile. That will do more harm than good.
When I filled out my profile, it was super easy. The questions they ask are pretty general and if you don't want to answer something you can just skip it.
Qmee surveys come in all different varieties. I've had political surveys, gaming related ones, surveys about shopping, banking surveys, and the list goes on.
Here's one of the highest paying Qmee surveys I've seen recently:
There are even some Qmee surveys that require a webcam, and they usually pay more because of that. Here's an example of one:
How does Qmee have so many surveys? Simple: by collecting and curating surveys from multiple research companies.
This is good because it means there's always a large supply of surveys. Almost any time I log on there's at least one survey available. More surveys = more (and better) earnings.
However, there are some downsides to this system as well:
- You get asked the same beginning questions very often (e.g. what’s your gender, where are you from, when were you born, etc.) – Sadly this is just a part of taking surveys, luckily it usually doesn't take up too much time.
- Some sites aren’t mobile-friendly – Qmee usually weeds these out pretty fast, but if you’re one of the first ones to take a survey you might need to be the one who reports the problem.
- Some surveys ask for too much information – These are the ones that (as mentioned above) you'll want to avoid and report.
The Daily Poll
The Qmee daily poll is an anonymous multiple choice question that all Qmee users can participate in. Simple as that.
It only takes a few seconds to answer the daily poll and seeing the results is pretty interesting, however, the big benefit of filling it out is that it keeps your streak going.
Speaking of streaks…
Streaks are fairly new to Qmee and they're pretty important. By having a 5-day streak, you'll earn 10% more for each survey you complete.
To keep your streak going you need to either complete a survey or answer the daily poll.
I make sure to log on every day just to answer the daily poll so I don't lose my streak. It's super quick and it's worth it when a high paying survey finally pops up.
I'm not sure if this is a permanent feature, but just recently I got a paid pop quiz in my daily poll section. I had 10 seconds to answer a question and $0.03 for getting it right. It was honestly pretty fun!
Qmee searches are probably what the platform is most well-known for. It's often talked about as the place that pays people to search the web.
It's true too, Qmee really does pay you just to use Google. Can you earn a lot just from searches? No, but over time you might be able to rack up a decent amount.
I've earned $0.43 so far from searches and that's just from using Google naturally how I always do.
Here's an example of a paid search I had recently:
What I really like about the Qmee search feature is that it isn't intrusive at all. Some similar sites make you use their own search engine but with Qmee you can simply download the extension and use Google and earn.
Quick Qmee search tips:
- Don't try to game the system – Qmee can detect fraudulent searches so use Google like you normally would to avoid losing paid searches forever.
- You can get paid searches on Amazon
A lot of GPT sites these days have cashback offers and Qmee is no different. Shopping at different sites through the Qmee site or app will earn you some easy money, but only if you're willing to spend some first!
All the paid games I've seen so far on Qmee are mobile only. Like most paid game offers, you'll need to download an app and reach a certain milestone or, in some cases, spend money within the game.
The Qmee extension isn't just for paid searches. It's mainly for that, but it also alerts you when new surveys are available, and you can use it to check your balance quickly.
Qmee App Review
The Qmee app is probably one of my favorite things because it allows you to do surveys on the go. You could be in a waiting room, watching TV, or doing something else while filling surveys to pass the time.
The fact that the surveys on the app are so mobile compatible as well is just impressive. They weed out the non-compatible surveys pretty fast.
Another bonus to using the app is the deals section. Some deals are mobile only, so this app doubles as a cash back app.
Qmee Referral Program
The Qmee referral program is interesting because they don't let you access it right away. It actually took me about three months to gain access to it.
The good thing about this is that it makes you use Qmee and really test it out before you can start recommending it to other people. Once you've been using Qmee it for a while, the referral section will automatically show up on your account.
Once you're in you'll notice that the Qmee referral program is a bit different from other similar referral programs. Instead of just one invite link, you get three.
The three different links let you choose what happens with the $1 referral reward:
- Link #1 – You keep 100% of the reward ($1)
- Link #2 – You share the reward equally with your friend ($0.50 each)
- Link #3 – You give 100% of the reward to your friend ($1)
I've never seen another referral program like this and I really like it!
If you want to help me out and get an easy $0.50, sign up with my link and I'll get $0.50 too! Means a lot, thanks!
Qmee Payout Options
We're getting to the good stuff now. Getting paid out is what it's all about!
Right now, Qmee offers three different payout options:
- Gift cards (Amazon, Apple, Old Navy, Xbox, Playstation, Starbucks, Uber, and more)
- Charity donation
However, for your first payment, you either need to go through PayPal or you can donate your earnings to charity.
The reason you need a PayPal account to cash out your earnings to yourself (and to unlock gift cards) is because Qmee uses this to verify your identity. If you don't (or can't) get a PayPal account, you're kind of out of luck, which really sucks.
Heads up! Make sure to link the proper PayPal account for your first cash out because once it's linked, it can't be unlinked.
Qmee Earning Potential
Ok, this is probably what you came for. How much money can you actually earn with Qmee?
To get right to it, in my personal experience (more on my test below), surveys on Qmee pay around $1-$4/hour. This varies due to factors like disqualifications and survey lengths.
This lines up with the data we've gathered from other Qmee users as well, who reported these earnings stats:
- Highest $/hour: $5
- Lowest $/hour: $0.50
- Avg. $/hour: $2.58
- Highest $/month: $70
- Lowest $/month: $2
- Avg. $/month: $26.46
Note: For the paid search feature, think of it as passive income. You'll earn a couple of extra cents here and there.
My 10-Day Qmee Earning Test
In order to really get a feel for the platform and to help me write an accurate Qmee review, I tried to do at least one survey each day for 10 days straight.
Sometimes I did more than one survey, sometimes I wasn't able to do any because there either wasn't any available, or the ones that were available disqualified me.
Here's the summary:
- Day 1: Completed a survey for $1.03
- Day 2: Completed a survey for $0.56
- Day 3: Completed a survey for $0.52
- Day 4: Completed a survey for $0.54
- Day 5: Got disqualified after about 5 minutes and earned nothing 🙁
- Day 6: Got disqualified a few minutes in and got 9 cents for my efforts. Better than nothing!
- Day 7: Got to do a pretty interesting (and fun) survey on video games, got paid 54 cents for it. I took three other surveys as well but got disqualified from two and the other just didn’t work well on mobile. Took another survey later in the day and made 63 cents.
- Day 8: Took a quick 5 min survey and earned 26 cents
- Day 9: Got disqualified from one survey, took another 14-minute survey (that really took 20 minutes) and earned 46 cents.
- Day 10: Took a 5-minute survey that actually only took 6 min! Finally an accurate time. Made 29 cents for that one. Since that survey was so short I took another and earned 22 cents
- THE RESULTS: After this 10-day test, I racked up a whole $5.19.
Honestly, I’m pretty happy with this amount since I only did about 1-2 surveys a day spending anywhere from 5-45 minutes each day.
The types of surveys I got really varied, but there were surprisingly a lot of political ones. I also got that cool video game one and I remember taking one that was about beer.
Qmee Payment Proof
If you're like me, you need to see it to believe it. Here's my Qmee payment proof:
And here's another one (just cashed out while writing this review, literally got the money instantly after requesting):
Qmee Review and Rating Breakdown
- Earning Potential
- Work Volume
- Payout Options
- Payout Minimum
- Payout Speed
Qmee is one of the better survey/GPT sites out there. It has no minimum payout requirements, offers payments via PayPal, gift cards, or charity donations, and it curates and moderates it's surveys and offers really well. It also offers some unique earning opportunities and features (e.g. paid searches, streaks, polls, etc.) that set it apart.
Qmee Pros and Cons
- No payout minimum – This is amazing and extremely rare. For this one reason, Qmee is one of my favorite survey sites.
- Quick payouts – A minute after requesting my money to my Paypal account, the money showed up. Same with gift card withdrawals.
- Streaks – Qmee streaks are super easy to maintain and the 10% earnings bonus for surveys is awesome.
- Large supply of surveys – Qmee collects surveys from multiple companies so they almost always have work available.
- The mobile app – Doing surveys on the go, in waiting rooms, while watching TV, etc. is just awesome. The app works really well too.
- Not many disqualifications – I had quite a few disqualifications before filling out my profile, but once I answered the general questions and got my profile strength to 98%, I rarely get disqualified anymore. If I do get disqualified, it usually happens in under a minute so it’s not a huge loss.
- The surveys are interesting – Not all of them, but while taking some of them I’ve actually learned some new things and had some fun. That's pretty rare for surveys.
- Disqualification bonus – I got disqualified from a survey but they still gave me 9 cents for trying which was nice (this has now happened to me multiple times).
- The community – Other Qmee members can report surveys that don’t work or are asking for info they shouldn’t be which means higher quality surveys and nothing scammy.
- You can usually see what the survey is about before you take it – Some just have general titles, but others will say things like “Technology” or “Market Research” which means you can pick and choose from the surveys that interest you.
- Qmee detects when a survey is full – If they notice people getting declined near the end of a survey, they’ll stop others from taking it. This is great because getting declined from a survey because it’s full is super frustrating!
- No points – Qmee lets you know the exact amount of cash you’ll get for each survey, there’s no points system.
- Survey time estimates seem off – Every survey seems to take me longer than it says it should take. A 10-minute survey usually takes me 15-25 minutes. I even entered a survey once that said it would take 14 minutes, and then the survey provider said it would take around 25 minutes.
- You need a PayPal account – This is something that actually doesn’t bother me too much, but I can see it being a problem for others. Your first Qmee payment HAS to be through PayPal to verify your identity, so if you don’t have PayPal you’re screwed
- Not a job replacement – This goes for all survey sites but it's worth mentioning. Qmee is only meant to be used to make extra money.
- Buggy mobile notifications – I got a notification on my phone that said I had a hot survey available but there was no survey when I went on Qmee. Not a big deal but still a bug.
- Not the best gift card selection – There are some good ones to choose from, but more would be better.
Other Qmee Reviews
I was curious to see what others were saying about Qmee so I went over to their Facebook page to find out.
I couldn't include everything, but here are some of the Qmee reviews I saw from other users there (names are blurred for privacy):
Qmee Sign Up (How to Get a Free $0.50)
If Qmee sounds like a good fit for you, sign up with this link to create your Qmee login and you'll earn a free $0.50 bonus after your first cashout. I'll get $0.50 too which really helps me out. Thanks!
Tip: You can cash out whenever you want so you could earn $0.10, cash out, then get a free $0.50 and cash out again. It's basically free money.
If you're looking for Qmee cheats or some sort of hack to boost your earnings, I'll tell you right away:
They don't exist.
There's really no point in trying to game the system as it will most likely just end up getting your account banned.
I've already heard of people trying to cheat the Qmee searches and it just doesn't work. Qmee catches on pretty quickly to fraudulent activity.
Plus, even if you did find a Qmee hack that worked, why would you want to ruin the platform for everyone else? Just use Qmee the right way or don't use it at all.
Now although no hacks or cheats exist for Qmee, here are some tips to help you earn more in less time:
- Install the browser extension – Gives you the possibility to earn with searches and also lets you check your balance/new surveys on the fly.
- Get your profile strength above 90% – If you can do this you'll get disqualified from surveys less and you'll get more relevant surveys. Saves a lot of time. My profile strength right now is 98%.
- Answer questions honestly – Don't rush through surveys or hit answers at random or you'll just end up getting disqualified more and receiving fewer surveys. Answer honestly and you'll do much better.
- Get the mobile app – Doing surveys on the go, while sitting on your couch, etc. is so much easier on mobile. Make sure to enable notifications so you don't miss any surveys.
- Pick and choose your surveys – It was clear to me during testing that some surveys are better than others. It may sound obvious but look for the ones that pay out high and take the least amount of time. Don’t bother with any surveys that you don’t think are worth the time.
- Be sure to keep your daily poll streak – This will give you an easy 10% earnings increase on surveys. The polls are pretty fun too.
Qmee Alternatives and Similar Opportunities
Here are some Qmee alternatives to check out:
- Swagbucks (review) – Offers surveys, paid search, cashback, paid games, and more.
- Prolific (review) – One of the best survey sites.
- Cointiply (review) – Similar to Qmee, but pays in cryptocurrency.
- PaidViewPoint – Inconsistent but quick and easy surveys (plus, no disqualifications).
- Pinecone Research – No minimum payout requirements and $3 per survey.
For more alternative opportunities and ideas, check out these guides:
- Paid survey sites – Full list of the best paid surveys.
- Paid web testing and app testing – List of sites that pay you to test other websites and apps (no experience required).
- GPT (Get Paid To) Sites – These sites pay very small wages for a variety of different tasks — very similar to Qmee.
- Focus groups – These offer some high payouts for easy work but they're infrequent. Try Respondent.io or User Interviews.
- Micro job sites – Full list of sites offering paid tasks and other small jobs.
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