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Should you sign up for Palm Research Kenya? Find out here.

Palm research Kenya is part of palm research which is an international survey site based in the US. Unlike many US based online survey sites, palm research accepts  clients, including Kenyans.
Palm research Kenya panelists can earn money through filling out online surveys, testing new products or referring new members. If you are looking for a survey site to earn some extra money on your free time, then you can try out this site, but first read through this post so as to make an informed decision.
Advantages of palm research Kenya.
As compared to other survey sites which accept Kenyan panelists, palm research has many advantages which include:
  • Palm research has a lot of survey questions which if you dedicate your time to filling them can earn you some reasonable amount. There is also a dedicated button for daily surveys of around $ 0.5 each, and members can fill up to a maximum of 3 surveys per day. 
  • Unlike other Survey sites in Kenya, palm research Kenya pays you real money to fill out surveys. Others just promise you gift cards or airtime, which is not meaningful for anyone who would like to make real money online.
  • Most of their surveys don't require a lot of time, about a maximum of 10 minutes.
  • Palm research has an active referral program that allows you earn 10% of all the earnings that your referrals make.
How to register for Palm research Kenya.
In case you would like to try palm research in Kenya, follow the following simple steps to register:
  1. Go to palm research Kenya
  2. Click on sign up
  3. Fill in the required details including your email. Ensure that the sign up email is the same as your PayPal email, since your payments will be send to that email.
  4. Submit the details.
Once you submit the required basic details, an activation link will be send to your email. Click this link in order to activate your account and officially become a member of Palm research Kenya.
Earning with palm research Kenya surveys.
One more promising fact about palm research is that you can begin earning immediately you activate your account by 
filling in your profile details. All other survey sites consider these questions a must before you earn with paid surveys since these are demographic questions which will decide which surveys you will be invited to participate in.
Palm research Kenya payments.
Most surveys on this site costs around $ 0.5 to 0.7 per survey. Once you reach a minimum of $.10 you can request a payout through PayPal. 
Note that there is now a good partnership between PayPal and M-pesa, and you can easily transfer the money once it is credited to your PayPal account directly to Mpesa.
 Shortcomings of palm research Kenya
Like any other research site, palm research seems to also have a set of its own shortcomings, some to me which include:
Poor mobile site set up. When you look at the general design of palm research website, it doesn't look like that of an international organization. Navigating through various questions is quite hectic, and I think this was done intentionally by palm research. Why?
Under the daily surveys, you are only allowed to fill up to three surveys per day. If you exceed this, your account will be terminated and you will loose all your earnings. What is interesting to note is that you can be given more than three daily surveys, and there is no proper indicator of how many daily surveys you have filled, so the probability of making a mistake is quite high.
While doing my research on palm research, I came across this comment on surveypolice.com
".......in 2011 and 2012 I had my payouts no problem. In 2013 I requested a payout, and when it didn't arrive I tried to log in and check and found my account had been suspended. And my hard-earned survey cash would not be sent to me, ever.
I emailed and complained and was told that it was because I breached their rules. I was doing more than one daily survey per day...." (Source: surveypolice.com)
There are also other complaints including some members claiming that during the initial registration period, they are given surveys, but when they are almost reaching the payment threshold they are no more surveys, meaning they will never get paid.
Should you Sign up for Palm research Kenya?
This is a survey site I would have easily given a rating of 4 out of 4, but from the many complains I have seen about palm research, I had to change my rating to half.
Since most of these complaints seems to be years a go, the only way to find out is to sign up and wait, but it would be not good to spend your time and resources to work for someone only to wake up one morning and find all your earnings gone.
I therefore suggest that before signing up for this site, first look around and see if you can find a more trusted one.
I had to update this post to give my honest opinion based on my personal experience with palm research, after being an active member for a while now.
I have been doing a research for a while now, and wanted to answer the following questions:
1. Which survey sites accept Kenyan panelists?
2. How much can one make while filling online surveys in Kenya/Africa?
3.Which is the best survey site for Kenyans?
One site I was interested in is Palm research, and out of the many survey sites I have interacted with, palm research is the most useless of all.
Palm research

Why? It keeps sending me daily surveys but when I click the link I reach a dead end, " no more surveys to fill"

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