The Respondi Mingle Survey Site

Mingle is the online department of Respondi AG, a company with a long and successful history in the market research industry. Mingle has around 300,000 active members though this number is ever increasing. The Mingle website was formerly known as the Respondi Panel and was first available to the opinion eager public in 2005. Mingle have a specific focus on making sure that market research is ethical and follows best practice. The company adhere to strict national guidelines regarding data protection as so you feel as though there is a good level of security and that your personal details are safe. Mingle also promise not to inadvertently spam you which can actually happen all too often with some websites.

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Mingle is the online department of Respondi AG, a company with a long and successful history in the market research industry. Mingle has around 300,000 active members though this number is ever increasing. The Mingle website was formerly known as the Respondi Panel and was first available to the opinion eager public in 2005. Mingle have a specific focus on making sure that market research is ethical and follows best practice. The company adhere to strict national guidelines regarding data protection as so you feel as though there is a good level of security and that your personal details are safe. Mingle also promise not to inadvertently spam you which can actually happen all too often with some websites.

Mingle also mingle the email opt in and the initial questionnaire process, which ask you to answer ten simple questions about your demographics into one process so once this is complete you are a fully fledged member. Once you are a member of the site you are then required to give a few more details about yourself and in total there are a further ten categories to complete regarding your career, home life and lifestyle. When I first joined I didn’t have time to fill in all the categories, or I just wasn’t in the mood.

The member profile page has a straight forward set up and the Mingle Survey Site, it shows you your points and your available surveys. It also provides a clear way to redeem your Mingle Survey Site points. There isn’t a sense of community with the Mingle Survey Site and it really appears to very much focus on surveys without the whistles and bells of other survey sites.

The surveys are straight forward and always let you know how many points the surveys are worth as well as how long the surveys are anticipated to last. I find that market research companies are good at understanding how long a survey will take as, well, they have undertaken a lot of market research in this area and Mingle is no different. On average a 15 minute survey does take 15 minutes. Mingle also provides surveys via your smart phone and this functionality always serves to make survey sites easier to access and to maintain site activity.

Mingle points can be exchanged for Euros with 1000 points needed for 10 Euros. For those in the United Kingdom this works out at about £7 or £8 depending on which way the Greek or other significant financial incumbents economies are currently faring and how much commission the fat bankers in charge of your bank choose to take for the transaction. Points can also be exchanged for Amazon vouchers and 2000 points is enough to get you £12 in Amazon money.
The final option is to use your points to buy muesli. Yes, you read that correctly, you can get around £15 in to your bank account, £12 for a wide variety of goods at Amazon.co.uk or £12 to spend on muesli from mymuesli.co.uk. I have not got my head round this and would like to know the statistics for those who chose this option.

The Mingle Survey Site surveys range from around 50 points up to around 200 points though some surveys are worth substantially more and the site do have some occasional super point surveys which can provide you with bonus points so it is worth watching out for these. Whilst prize draws are not a major feature of the Mingle site these do appear on an ad hoc basis and come with substantial prize funds, so again going on to the site frequently does seem to help your earning potential on this site.

As well as the chance to buy muesli, Mingle also provide you with the opportunity to donate to a list of international charities such as Amnesty International and the World Wildlife Fund with a minimum donation of 2000 points or 20 Euros (£16 depending on the lap of the Gods). Mingle will also donate to charity anyway should you be screened out of the process so even if you chose muesli you will also be doing something morally good at the same time.

Mingle provides pure surveys to its audience and keeps things simple. The website design, interface and functionality are all very basic but extremely functional and practical and can be used by a wide range of user. The earning potential with this site appears to be in the higher range than many other survey sites. To be within the best chance of getting the most rewards it is recommended that you visit the site often, however frequent visits do not lead on their own to increased points as is the case with some other sites. Mingle is great for those who don’t have a lot of time for survey sites but want to see solid financial results.