Nielsen is a professional research company and the world's leading provider of media and marketing information, including the Nielsen TV ratings. Our mission is to learn about what people watch, listen to, and buy, as well as what they do online. Filling out our survey and registering your devices is an opportunity to become a part of important research insights. Nielsen operates in over 100 countries and employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide. Total revenues were $6.2 billion in 2016.
The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and is currently a component of the S&P 500.
In 2018, American Marketing Association ranked Nielsen number 1 among top 50 Market Research Firms in the United States.
The Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel is a free rewards program that pays you to collect data about how you use the internet. This includes information such as what browsers you use, the speed of your internet and how often you surf the web.
Keep in mind that the Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel is available for desktop, tablet and mobile devices. The more devices that you register the more you earn.
The longer you leave their software installed, the more points you earn. These points can be exchanged for either cool prizes or a gift card of your choosing. From the last time I checked, there were at least 50 different gift cards to choose from.
2. Why join?
By participating in Nielsen research, you can improve products and services you use online today. Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel combines your unique internet usage with people like you to build a picture of internet behavior.
By using the internet as you do every day, they invite you to make a difference - and you can win prizes!
Nielsen gives away $10,000 each month.
3. How much can you earn?
The amount you earn with Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel depends on a number of factors:
- Quantity of devices
- Device type
You Can Have Multiple Devices
The best part about Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel is that you can register multiple devices. Eligibility for devices is device and population based. As long as you haven’t reached the limit for the specific area that you’re in, you can keep adding devices.
For example, let’s say in your city there’s a registration limit of 100 devices, but only 10 devices are registered thus far. This means you can register 90 more devices assuming no one else does for you. In a sense, you can have unlimited devices.
The more devices you have registered, the more you can earn.
Your rewards are calculated a bit differently depending on the device that you’re using. If you’re using their desktop or laptop software, you only earn entries into sweepstakes for $1,000 or more. These sweepstakes are drawn multiple times a year.
You don’t have to do anything to participate. As long as you’re a continued member of Nielsen Digital Voice you’re going to automatically be entered into the drawing.
Here are just some of the countries in which you can use Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel:
- The United States
- Hong Kong
- Many more
When registering you will choose your location. Generally English-speaking countries earn a bit more than their counterparts, but this shouldn’t discourage you from registering if you aren’t. This is very easy money once you have an account setup.
If you can’t understand the current language, you can always switch it. In this article, all examples are based off of the US.
4. How do I get started with Nielsen?
- First step: Sign up then follow the instruction to answer their registration questions which tell them more about you, your household, and the devices you use.
- Next step: Download their safe and secure Nielsen App to all of your registered devices. It is noninvasive and won't impact device performance.
- Finally: After you've installed the app, get points which will be slowly accumulate in your account just for using the Internet as you do today!
4. Cash out
Once you reach a minimum of $5 in points (805 points) you can cash out for a gift card or prize of your choosing. You can claim the prizes on their rewards page.
If you’re a Desktop user for Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel, your points are used to enter sweepstakes instead.