Yes, Google will give you money and you don’t even need to sell your soul. Google just wants to hear what you think by getting you to fill out surveys with their Google Opinion Rewards app for Android.
First install the Google Opinion Rewards which is available for free from the Google Play Store. You’ll have to set up the app first by filling out an initial survey which will then be used to decipher which kinds of surveys you will have to answer down the road, there will be one per week, each one differing in length and content. After answering the complete survey, Google will then credit your balance which you can then redeem on the Google Play store, including apps, books, games, movies, music and more. You can make up to 1 USD for each survey.
You will receive notifications informing you when a new survey is ready for you. Some users have commented about the nature of these surveys, some being political, others about your movie tastes, so it seems to be chosen quite randomly. When checking out the website for this service, it advertises it to businesses that then create their surveys, which they then use to figure out target audiences. The results are accumulated in a matter of days. Businesses must pay per question or per custom survey starting at 2K USD. So basically, you, the survey taker, are an anonymous contributor that helps companies find out more about what people want and think.
This app is only available in the USA for now, but perhaps it will arrive in other countries at a later point in time.
Has anyone ever participated in this before? What did you think?