Qmee is an app that allows you to take surveys and earn cash (deposited directly to your PayPal account).
It’s one of the most popular survey apps that pay, and many beer money enthusiasts have it as part of their money making “stack” of apps.
But does it live up to the hype? Is it legit and worth your time?
No, not always. There are some things you should know first.
So let’s talk about Qmee.
- Type: Mobile app, website
- Platforms: iOS, Android
- Price: Free
- Registration required: Yes
- Earning potential: $0-$120 per month
- Realistic earning average: $5-$30 per month
- Time commitment: 20 minutes per day
- Estimated earnings per hour: $0.19-$1.20
- Download the app: Android, iOS
- See the official page
- Pays you in cash by PayPal
- No minimum threshold for payouts
- Plenty of surveys
- Website available so you don’t need to only use your phone
- Decent payment amounts
- Doesn’t require unnecessary personal details
- Complaints about random bans
- App is plagued with errors, especially when cashing out
- Lots of survey declines (screen outs)
Overall score: 7/10 (Decent)
Qmee is worth having on your phone as a secondary filler app for surveys. The surveys have a high rate screen out rate (nearly half), but you’ll often get enough to make up for lost time. The app also has decent customer service and a high risk of getting banned for no apparent reason, so cash out often. Qmee allows direct PayPal deposit to verified accounts. Focus on other survey apps that are worth your time, and leave Qmee for everything else.
Qmee is a survey app for Android and iOS. It’s similar to Google Opinion Rewards and SurveyMonkey– both of which have limited amounts of surveys so you can’t really “spam” or “grind” them all day every day.
There are other features of Qmee like earning from shopping and searching, but these hardly will pull in any cash and I don’t use them myself. So I won’t be reviewing them.
If your goal is to make money with Qmee, then you do the surveys. Ignore the other features unless you shop online a lot- to which then you can do some research on the shopping extension.
The surveys make you money and adds rewards to your stash in real time, which is one of the biggest motivators to do more. You can see your earnings jump up after each survey and it’s just so satisfying.
The main benefit of using Qmee over other alternatives is that there are usually enough surveys to keep you busy. Many apps suffer from having no surveys to take or only allow you to redeem your rewards in gift cards.
Qmee has plenty of surveys for the most part and pays you directly to your PayPal account, which is nice. But there ARE also gift cards for those who want them, such as Amazon, Starbucks, iTunes, and more.
How much can you make with Qmee?
Qmee has plenty of surveys for you to take, so it’s not like Google Opinion Rewards or SurveyMonkey, both of which limit you to just a few surveys per month whenever you get an alert.
Depending on how much time you have, you can make anywhere from a few cents to a few dollars per hour. On average, you’ll probably earn around $0.30-$1.20 for a full hour of surveys at a moderate pace. This is if you filter out the garbage ones.
Sometimes you’ll find awesome high paying surveys that’ll net you $3-4 in one hour. But most of the time, you’ll be fighting for pennies and taking surveys that decline you halfway through it, which wastes your time.
How to use Qmee
Qmee is easy to use and get working.
You make money by taking surveys that are released from various advertisers, schools, researchers, and more. These people are looking for valuable insights from a target population, and that’s where you come in.
You take the survey and submit it. Then you get paid by Qmee.
But only if were that easy:
Qmee makes money by charging the survey requesters and gives you a portion of the profits. They stay in business by being the middleman.
Get it? Does it make sense?
It doesn’t matter. All you need to care about are the surveys- taking them quickly and accurately to maximize your dollars per hour and make the most money with the app.
Each survey takes about 3-30 minutes to finish and you earn anywhere from just a few pennies to over a dollar each. It really depends on what you have time for and how fast you can take them while being accurate.
The specific range is 30 cents to 1 dollar, on average.
The surveys are easy, straightforward, and to the point. The UI and layout are easy to use and the app rarely has any technical problems like freezing.
So it sounds like the perfect app, right? Plenty of surveys with a variety of time to completion. But this varies depending on the “season.” Sometimes you’ll get a ton of surveys and other times it’ll be a ghost town.
This depends on the survey requestor’s supply of available surveys and how many people are using Qmee at the same time to complete them.
When lots of people are using the app and scouring for surveys simultaneously, then you’ll probably have a lot of competition to deal with and others will scoop up the surveys before you get a chance to do so.
While that’s nice, any side hustler will know that’s not enough to make some serious cash. Qmee is the answer to that because here you have plenty of surveys to take, BUT there are some glaring issues also.
The problem with Qmee
The main problem with Qmee is that about half the surveys you take will get you screened out.
The app has plenty of opportunities to make some side money, but you’ll get denied from a larger portion of them. The only way to “make up” for this wasted time is to take more surveys and take them quickly. This will put you ahead overall.
This is WASTING your time. Spending minutes taking a survey only to get declined halfway through it is NOT worth the effort.
Other survey apps pay you more for your time and Qmee isn’t always the highest-earning app available.
Some users do complain that you hardly have any surveys, but this wasn’t my experience with it. But I DID have a bunch that was declined/rejected because I wasn’t the target demographic from the survey providers.
And this is a common complaint with Qmee users:
Sometimes you’ll get a bunch that you can quickly take in a row and rack in the cash.
Other times you’ll get declined one after the other and it’ll just piss you off because you’re wasting time. There’s no way to “pre-screen” or match with a survey requestor, which is something that QMee should have by default.
Other than that, you can pull some nice side money. Even with all the rejections, you can balance them out with plenty of other surveys.
Qmee supports PayPal withdrawals and you can redeem any amount you want.
There are no threshold minimums, which is nice. I suggest you redeem every week or on some schedule rather than an amount because some users have left reviews that they got banned.
No point in keeping such high amounts in your account only to lose it. So redeem often. It doesn’t cost you anything.
Compared to other survey apps, Qmee requests a reasonable amount of personal data to use it. You don’t have to give up access to your unnecessary details.
So for anyone out there that’s concerned about their privacy, this is one of those apps that’s doing it right.
Is Qmee worth it?
Don’t expect to get rich with it, but it’s worth your time if you’re idle.
For example, when you’re waiting for your food, appointment, your ride, the bus, or even just bored at home. You can always pick up Qmee on your phone and take a few surveys here and there.
The Qmee website also allows you to complete surveys and works a lot smoother in my opinion. It’s less prone to errors, so if your app constantly freezes up or throws an error message- try their site.
For real hustlers, you’re not going to want to grind Qmee as other apps pay much higher hourly rates.
But for those looking to just earn some small money, this app is worth your time. No fluff and no BS. Just plain easy and quick surveys- as long as you’re OK with getting kicked out constantly.
The rejection rates on Qmee seem to be lower than other survey apps from my experience, but being declined is sky high. They’re not as good as SurveyMonkey Rewards, which has nearly 100% approval rates so you know you’ll be paid for each survey you attempt.
Remember that rejection rates are your survey being rejected AFTER you take it. Decline rates are being “screened out” and not paid DURING the survey. They’re too different things.
Does Qmee pay?
Yes, Qmee pays at any amount and you can withdraw straight to your PayPal account. You do need to have a verified account though. So if you’ve been banned from PayPal, you’ll need to find a workaround.
There are gift cards you can redeem if you don’t have a PayPal account.
But you’ll be addicted fast. Seeing those dollars add up gets you hooked on the app.
Is Qmee legit?
Yes, Qmee is a legit survey app that pays you by PayPal and allows you to withdraw relatively quickly. The app does have some flaring issues, such as declined surveys.
There are plenty of legit apps on the app store, so don’t limit yourself to JUST Qmee. You should use it as a filler app for when you have nothing to do. That are other survey apps that pay more.
As mentioned earlier, this is the most annoying problem with Qmee if I had to pick one- and it’s a big one.
You can be halfway through a survey and then you get screened out, which means all that time you just spent answering all those questions was wasted for nothing.
Other than that, Qmee does pay and you can earn pretty quickly compared to other survey apps. I’d recommend it in your “stack” of survey apps. It’s easy to do when you’re bored or waiting for something and you can rack up a few bucks here and there.
Qmee won’t make you rich, similar to any other survey site. You shouldn’t come in expecting to make nonstop cash all day every day.
This is best for picking up some extra surveys when you’re bored or other sites are out of surveys for you to take (like Amazon MTurk).
There are more efficient uses of your time compared to Qmee, but if you’re feeling daring, Qmee may be worth a try. Just don’t expect a high approval rate for your surveys and expect to be declined now and then.
Use the app when you have nothing else to do or no other survey opportunities.