Enlightly – Make Money From Your Smartphone

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UPDATE OCTOBER 2019 – You should now be able to withdraw any earnings in your Enlightly account – no threshold required. I just managed to withdraw the £1.45 in my account that’s sat there since May!

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2019 – still no response, still no surveys but their surveys are appearing on other apps like Curious Cat and Qmee. Unfortunately, I feel like this is one we just need to give up on. Shame.
Other apps/websites I do recommend at the moment are OnePulse, Prolific and PollPass – I cash out regularly from all 3 of these sites and don’t get screened out like Curious Cat and Qmee!

UPDATE JULY 2019 – I’ve had quite a few people get in touch with me and ask if I know what’s happening as they haven’t had any surveys in a while. I haven’t had any surveys since I cashed out at the end of May, I reached out on Instagram with a poll and over 100 people said they also haven’t anything recently – no one answered that they had. I’ve tried to contact enlightly through the app and via email for an update, but have had no response. As it currently stands – it doesn’t look good, but I will update this post if/when I know anything else!

Surveys Sites – while they’re never going to make you rich, they’re one of my favourite ways to make money when you have a spare few minutes, instead of mindlessly scrolling through the same social media feeds (which I can definitely be guilty of!)

Though lots of people say they are a waste of your time for the little reward/time ratio, I definitely think they can be worth a few minutes of your day. Though some definitely outrank others.

What is Enlightly?

Enlightly is a relatively new find for me. It does seem to be undergoing constant improvements but as such the app is only currently available on iOS -though their website does say that it’s coming soon to Android.


The payment threshold is £5. Currently you can cash out directly to your bank or Paypal, but they are working on a donate to charity feature and also other rewards including subscriptions. At the moment though, it’s just cash – but that’s my preference anyway!


They don’t have a referral scheme as it’s in it’s early days but I wouldn’t be surprised if this feature became available in the future.

How it Works

When a round of questions becomes available, you’ll get a series of quick fire questions which just require a one word click answer. Each question is worth 5p. When you first join, you will have ‘active missions’. The first mission is answer 50 questions – and on completion you’ll get a £2.50 bonus. The second is answer 100 questions – and for that you get a £7.50 bonus.


The app is well designed, user friendly and the questions quick and easy. You don’t have to complete an entire round to receive a reward – you’re paid for each answer, so it doesn’t matter if you don’t complete all possible questions in the round, as you’ll be paid as you go. The pay out threshold is quite low compared to other survey sites at just £5.


There aren’t any notifications when a new round of questions becomes available – so you have to check the app. The frequency of questions isn’t as good as some other sites either.


In conclusion, it’s not the best but it’s definitely not the worst. In 2 months I have cashed out £17.80 – but it’s been seriously little effort and so it’ll stay in my daily checklist.

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10 responses to “Enlightly – Make Money From Your Smartphone”

  1. Aiden says:

    Is Enlightly still Working? I asked this because I have not received any questions in months. Can you advise? I can’t even find an email address for support to email Enlightly. I feel so frustrated

    • katiesaves says:

      I haven’t had anything recently either! It seems to have gone very quiet.

  2. lee livsey says:

    I haven’t had anything for over 4 weeks and despite messaging them 3 times have never had a response. Maybe this is no longer available?

    • katiesaves says:

      Unfortunately I’m thinking the same! I’ve tried contacting them through the app and by email and haven’t had a reply either. Their social media hasn’t been updated in years either so can’t see I’ll get a response there. I’ve updated the post to say that there doesn’t appear to be surveys anymore and will update it if/when I know more.
      Such a shame though, this was one of my favourites.

  3. Joe says:

    Enlightly still works just not through the app or on their website strangely enough. I’ve seen Enlightly surveys through other survey apps I use like QMEE and Curious Cat app.
    Just doesn’t work on the actual Enlightly app for some reason.
    Enlightly was a very good app, but now just doesn’t work. Their twitter, Facebook and email never get a response.

    • katiesaves says:

      Same here. Very annoying that they’re going through other apps though when so many people are close to cashing out on the actual Enlightly App!

  4. Aiden says:

    I can see through other apps that the questions from enlightly do appear but when you actually sign in on enlightly there is nothing. I have also emailed them and still received nothing. Are there any more on the market like this as I found this app to be very enjoyable! Thanks

    • katiesaves says:

      It’s so annoying that they’re giving surveys to other apps! I still haven’t received anything back from them either.
      Personally, at the moment I like Prolific, OnePoll, OnePulse and PollPass.

  5. Ann says:

    They’re not providing surveys at the website any more, and they won’t respond to messages. Who can they be reported to?

    • katiesaves says:

      Such a shame that they can’t even respond to people and let them know what’s going on! I would just cut your losses and use other apps like OnePulse and sites like Prolific and Pollpass instead.
      I know that lots of people are just a few pence from cashing out which is really frustrating, especially as their surveys are on other apps like Qmee and Curious Cat!

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