What Is Brand Institute? A Review

Thanks for joining us today for our review of Brand Institute.

Lots of people these days earn money online by sharing their opinion. Our review will show you how you could do the same on the Brand Institute Platform.

What Is Brand Institute?

Brand Institute is a market research firm founded in 1993 specialising in a number of industries including pharmaceuticals and the healthcare industry.

Brand Institutes panel boasts of more than 7 million members worldwide, and gathers consumer opinions on products relating to healthcare.

If you have worked within the healthcare industry you will likely earn more taking surveys with Brand Institute, although they do take members without a background in this field.

With a medical background you can earn quite a bit more with this site than you would other survey sites. It is reported that the medical surveys pay between $5-$30 (or more), whereas the regular surveys on this site pay approx $2 to $5.

There is no points system like there are on other sites, you get paid by either cash (PayPal) or by check.

The survey site is open to anyone over the age of 18 and is available to countries around the world.

You can earn money from this site in the following ways

  • Taking medical surveys
  • Taking regular surveys
  • By referring others to the site

User Feedback

Reviews from users are more on the positive side than the negative. However it appears that users with a medical background had a much better experience, as they got more surveys,  and were being paid better for taking the surveys.

There were a number of complaints from some users that said they either hardly ever got surveys, or when they did they didn’t qualify. Not many of the users that recorded these complaints said whether they had a medical background, although I would hazard a guess and say they probably didn’t have a background in the industry.

VIP Program

You get rewarded for your loyalty at Brand Institute which I think is a great feature on any survey site.

You can apply for this once you’ve been an active member for 6 months. You will be required to complete a questionnaire when applying for membership in order to be accepted.

The main benefit to being a VIP member is that you will be able to view the surveys and have access to them before other, non VIP members. You will also get access to the referral program.

Referral Program

This is a high paying referral program compared to other survey sites. You get $5 for each non medical survey that those you have referred completes and $10 for each medical survey your referral completes.


  • High paying survey site for those with a background in the medical profession.
  • High paying referral program
  • VIP membership for those that have been with the site for 6 months
  • Free to join
  • Pays cash, and quickly to as there is no minimum redemption amount.
  • Positive reviews from users of the site


  • The pay for taking surveys for those without a healthcare background is considerably less.
  • There are a lot fewer surveys available to non healthcare members also.

Some Final Thoughts

Brand Institute is a legit company and we would recommend it to readers who have experience of the healthcare industry as you can earn a decent side income taking surveys with this company.

If you don’t have the experience then I will leave that one up to you and whether you may feel it’s worth your time. You can still earn from taking surveys here although it is going to be less.

The surveys do pay $2-$5 which is still quite good although the frequency of the surveys may become an issue for you.

Please leave a comment if you have had experience working with Brand Institute or if you have any comments at all to make about the things discussed in the review.

Star Rating 3/5-A good Survey platform for medical professionals. Surveys are well paid and there is a VIP program.

3 Star Rating



2 thoughts on “What Is Brand Institute? A Review”

  1. Let’s see if I have this straight.

    You mentioned that you can sign up for free which is always a bonus. This site does have surveys for nonmedical people but is mainly geared towards individuals with a medical background.

    You also mentioned that you could get paid for referrals, so if I know people from the medical field and get them to sign up, is this a one time fee when they sign up and do a survey or is it ongoing for the time they are a member?

  2. Hi Travis,
    Yes, this survey site will be a better experience for those with a healthcare background as they are likely to get more surveys and better paid ones too.
    You get access to the referral program if you are a VIP member and apply to join.
    The referral program sounds like it can be very rewarding, especially if you have friends/family who have a medical/healthcare background. You get paid $5 for each survey your non-medical friends complete, and a very generous $10 for each survey your medical friends complete.
    My understanding is that this continues for just over 12 months then you no longer get paid for any further surveys they complete.
    I hope this answers your questions Travis.
    Thanks for your interest in my review, I appreciate you dropping by.

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