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  1. Marlinda Davis says:

    Hey there! Thanks for writing this lengthy and detailed review about AskWonder. I had actually been looking into this as it sounded similar to mystery shopping, just doing research instead. After reading your review, I’ve decided that it wouldn’t be something that I’m interested in. Thanks so much for saving me time and stress. I’d rather make real money online!

    Take care,

    Marlinda

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Marlinda!

  2. Great read!  I had never heard of AskWonder, and it seems like a great concept on the surface, but after diving into all of the details you provided, it doesn’t sound great at all. I’m guessing the people who can live up to those last four “qualities” are super-rare genius types that are hard to come by. This reminds me of a transcribing gig I did a couple of years ago.  You had to listen to recordings and type what the people were saying. It took like an hour for each one and you’d make like $.50. No thanks.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Shannon!

  3. Wow, this doesn’t sound much fun. I can’t believe some people are actually willing to work under these conditions. I mean, it’s free so I get that they want to try it out. But how can you work on something like this long-term? 

    You can get fired for almost no reason and you do a ton of work for a meager payout. I can’t imagine that people who join this can’t find something better, especially with the list of skills they have to have for the job!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Yup, bingo 🙂

    2. Well, I have tried joining as I live in a 3rd world country where 1 dollar is 6500 times our currency. So 16 a day is way more than minimum wage here but still 100 bucks a month is NOTHING you need to find good prices to squeeze every penny and have something to eat that month. Did I mention it is not even enough to pay college here?

      Still. I agree with the review. I have just started and all the questions I’ve seen have a partial answer or not an answer at all. When I found an answer for a question they said that the information I found didn’t match what the client asked and therefore my 4 hours of research were thrown into the toilet and flushed down with a big piece of excrement. I also dislike not being able to see what kind of research will I be doing. You get a pop-up that says you have 20 seconds to accept a mysterious question. What if is something you can’t research? They don’t care!

  4. I have to say that you’re an optimist if I’ve ever seen one to be able to pull any pros out of a business like this.  I’ve never heard of them, but I can’t see how they could be in business for any amount of time.  It’s too bad that they even are in business at all.  Like you said, it’s a waste of time and talent that could be used elsewhere.

    Thank you so much for your review.  I wouldn’t want myself or anyone I know to fall into this trap.  Thank you 🙂

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thank you 🙂

  5. Strahinja says:

    Hi Stephan,

    I didn’t know a program like this existed. It’s definitely not a dream job nor does it pay off. I’m glad that I read your post because if I had run into this earlier, I would probably have tried it, at least for one or two weeks. It somehow sounds attracting with the name ‘AskWonder,’ but your post gives the whole picture, especially when I saw the comparison of good and bad things at the end of your post.

    Thanks for this.

    Regards,

    Strahinja 

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Strahinja.

  6. Scott Hinkle says:

    Thank you for the comprehensive review.  This is too much like the many survey sites I’ve tried in the past.  It’s either too much for what they offer or too few opportunities to make it worth while.

    Based on your review I can safely pass this site right on by without thinking I’m missing something.  I can’t imagine how I’d feel for being “fired” arbitrarily and I’m sure the pay for the effort would really not work for me.

    Thanks again.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Scott!

  7. Andy Zeus Anderson says:

    While not illegal, the practice these companies do is unethical. They know you will never make a living wage unless you are in a 3rd world dirt poor nation where the US Dollar is like 100+ of your local currency. U.S., Canadian, and UK workers will never find much value for that amount of effort. The fact they are cutting people without pay could be one of two things, the poor quality of workers or clients, or the number of people trying to game the system and then cry foul when caught. Even major brands like Swagbucks and Polling Point have such claims against the BBB.

    Still, the best use for a program like this even if $16 a day is good money to you is to take the funds from it and put them into creating a better online business through affiliate marketing. With $8-$16 a day in earnings you can buy top-of-the-line training, website hosting, a domain name and have some money left over to promote until the site grows popular. I would in no manner consider AskWonder a living.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks for chiming in Andy!

  8. I am really in shock, it is incredible, right now, to find a business like that. Is it legal what they do when fire their workers without warning and without payment? How long does it take to complete a research to answer questions like the ones you wrote? For sure not 4 hours, and only for $16, with luck… what kind of joke is this? Of course the feedback about AskWonder is angry and resentful. I agree with you it is an unethical and possibly criminal enterprise. Thank you for sharing this review.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Maria.

  9. This is a great review. Thank you for your ‘grittiness.’ I could feel you ‘giving the finger to AskWonder.’ It is great that you are here to give insight and hopefully prevent some poor schmuck from wasting his valuable time learning the hard way.  Cheers to you! I was ripped off a few years ago on a ‘make money online’ scam and I am still paying off my lesson. I wish you had had a review about that then.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Robb.

  10. Hi! I’m a Wonder analyst. I think that this review isn’t fair, Yes, It’s a slow process until you learn how to make good research. But it’s not like there are impossible researches, as the ironic examples above. Yes, there are difficult topics, and you have to get creative, but that’s the challenge of the work.
    Almost twice a week there is a lot of work and they pay extra bonuses for doing 2 to 4 jobs in 24/48 hours. On those days I did $100 in one day. Pretty good for a part-time gig, uh.
    The training is paid. They paid $32 for the first training and $64 for the second training. All in one week. Still good money.
    Of course, applying inst’ paid. But I don’t know what are you expecting about applying for a job. That took me one hour. I don’t think it’s a lot of time.
    In one week I received my writer application, it is like a promotion, and now I get paid double than researching. So, if you have what it’s needed, you can make a good career.
    I think like any job, you have to have what it’s needed. It’s tuff, of course, it’s not “taking surveys”. But the money is very good. Yes, it’s true that you can make $2000 a week. It’s not an invented number. I started one month ago, and I’m making $1000. So, if you unblock all kinds of jobs, of course, you will get to that number!
    Bad/incomplete/subjective reviews are not good for the people looking for good opportunities.

    1. I’m glad that it’s working out so well for you Mariana, but there are others who beg to differ based on their experiences. Wishing you continued success!

    2. The training is NOT paid and I find it very fishy that “Marina” would claim it is. And AskWonder also “tricks” people into believing the training is paid. The wording in the Camp Wonder invite states that you will receive 30 dollars for their 6 hour long training camp.
      But it turns out that’s ONLY if you’re hired.
      Terrible company.

  11. They need to be reported to the New York State AG. Horrible company that is ripping virtual employees off.

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