Online Surveys

Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:34 pm

I am curious to know if anyone is involved as an affiliate for these Online Survey programs like Paid-Online-Surveys.com for example. I am not promoting there service as of yet because I am still trying to get a feel for the validity of the concept.

Has anyone, who promotes these programs, actually signed up to receive and complete these surveys ? If so, what experiences (good/bad) have you encountered ?

I must admit that the idea sounds good from both sides of the spectrum, if the service is genuine.

Any thoughts ?

Joel
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:26 pm

Joel,

Do a search - there are several threads covering online surveys.

Cheers,
Charlie.
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:50 pm

Good threads (I just found some) and I totally agree with the gist.

The survey co. repackagers are a bit of a scam since they imply you can make any kind of 'big money' at all. In reality, online surveys pay very little, when they pay. Most put you into a pool to win some widget or other.
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Survey Companies

Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:27 am

When I was a newbie back in 1998, I signed up for every survey imaginable. Now I am down to just a reliable few companies. Some, like Harris Polls, give you points for completing each survey. I prefer points because you can accumulate them and redeem for prizes. A few other companies sent me products to test. One was a face cream and the other was microwave popcorn.

As far as the others who more or less pull your name from a hat, only once did I receive a check for $50. Others will send a few dollars here and there but by the time I receive it, I do not remember what it was for.

I doubt very much that it would be worthwhile to sign up with any of these companies as an affiliate.
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Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:53 pm

I got into it for a few months. Made no money at all!!

Every survey I took (40-50 of them) was for a entry into a draw.

I did however get a inbox full of spam.

In my experience it is a complete waste of time.

Like everything, somebody must make money on them or they wouldn't be around still but in my opinion it is a big waste of time.

Spend that time writing good content articles.
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Pay for taking surveys....

Sat Mar 13, 2004 10:53 pm

I actually bought one of those one time. It was just a list of URLs, many of which were dead or not working at all, and many of which were duplicates or, sometimes, even triplicats. I complained and got my money back.

The best one I've found is Pinecone Research. They pay you $5.00 for every survey you do. The surveys aren't long, and the company is very good about getting you a check on time. You won't get rich, but it might pay your monthly ISP bill. :)
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Re: Pay for taking surveys....

Fri May 21, 2004 8:31 pm

Sblork wrote:I actually bought one of those one time. It was just a list of URLs, many of which were dead or not working at all, and many of which were duplicates or, sometimes, even triplicats. I complained and got my money back.

The best one I've found is Pinecone Research. They pay you $5.00 for every survey you do. The surveys aren't long, and the company is very good about getting you a check on time. You won't get rich, but it might pay your monthly ISP bill. :)
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I take surveys for E-search and they pay 3.00 -15.00 per survey. You usually don't get 1-2 monthly. I was searching for more that paid. If you did enough it could add up. Does anyone know of any more? And thanks for the info. I didn't know about that one so I'll give it a try. C'Ya
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Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:38 am

I personally would not affiliate myself with Paid Survey sites because they have a reputation for being a scam. They lead you into believing that they will take care of you and make sure you get paid when in reality all you get for you $30 membership fee is a text file with a few hundred urls in it.
They sad thing is people pay to join these site not knowing that there are free websites that give you even better information on more survey companies. There are a few good free survey sites out there like arlanas coner, but the best I have come across is survey-networks.com, they have over 400 sites listed and descriptions to each one.

http://www.survey-networks.com/
http://www.100megsfree3.com/arlana/surveys.htm
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Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:13 am

jenyy wrote:There are a few good free survey sites out there like arlanas coner, but the best I have come across is survey-networks.com, they have over 400 sites listed and descriptions to each one.


Jenyy

Have you tried any of these? If so did you actually get any money?

I got into this when I first started my quest to make a living online. EVERY SINGLE ONE I did said "I will be entered into a draw to win" Ya right, sure I was.

I did this for about 6 weeks never made 1 cent.

I agree completely scam and a waste of money.

Dave
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Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:14 am

sophist

You do have to be choosy about which ones you sign up with. But for a fact you can earn cash by taking surveys.

This is a invitation letter I received yesterday from Esearch.com:

Hello again. Today we would greatly appreciate your input on a short
survey. It can be found at the URL below and you will need your ID
above to enter. To thank you, respondents who qualify and complete the
survey will receive $5.00 (via Paypal.com by November 15) The survey
should take about 10-minutes.

Research partner CA Walker and Associates is hosting the survey and
collecting the data. They have agreed to the Esearch.com privacy policy
and as such, you will never be contacted or solicited as a result of
your participation.

Thanks always for your help. It is GREATLY appreciated!

Janet Westergaard
Esearch.com, Inc.


Some surveys pay less some more, usually they will tell you what the incentive is in the invitation letter. Hope this helps.
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Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:14 pm

Annas Congrats

I signed up with ESearch but haven't heard a thing from them since. Oh well AM is doing well for me right now.
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Paid online surveys

Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:30 pm

Fact: There are tons of survey companies that DO pay people to take surveys. I'm aware of at least 300.

However, not all of them pay in cash (though many do). Many pay in gift certificates and sweepstake entries.


I won't say you'll get rich doing them. Fact is, the pay varies widely. There are so many factors involved, one can't generalize. Some people join 2-3 survey companies and receive no surveys. They then call it a scam. It is not a scam. But, there are no guarantees.

The only issue in contention is the validity of the claims surrounding paid surveys.

No one can say how often you'll receive surveys or how much you'll make doing surveys. Of course, no surprise, the more survey companies you sign up for the greater your odds and potential.

Now, just because they don't send you any surveys, that doesn't mean they are scammers!


To my knowledge, the survey companies do NOT spam. If you worry about getting spammed by these survey sites, just use a "throw-a-way" account at Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. They may send you a lot of survey requests and you won't quality for all of them. But, is that spam?

If you get tired of receiving emails from the survey companies, all you have to do is click an UNSUBSCRIBE link that all the survey companies make available. Or, create a filter. You could create a filter such that whenever an email with the word "survey" in the subject header came in, the email would be blocked out or directed to your trash bin.

Good luck with the online surveys... that really do compensate participants.

Good day,

Chris James
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This one Works.

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:25 pm

Hey! Here is a great paid Surveys site. I am currently signed up for it, and I've made $10 in one month, for hardly any work.

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Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:56 am

I hope this does not get deleted it's an article I recently wrote for an ezine.
I removed all links to my site.


Guide to Getting Paid For Online Surveys

I'm sure you have seen the advertisements in newspapers, magazines,
and all over the internet that claim you can make THOUSANDS a month
taking surveys on the internet. Companies claim that by paying up to
$40.00 to join their club you will make thousands a month.

This is simply untrue. After paying to join these clubs you will get
a list of hundreds of sites that claim to offer "paid surveys". You will
then have to join each company one by one. Companies like these are
just taking advantage of the fact that the average person doesn't know
they can find the same information for free that they are charging
$40.00 for.

I have found several companies that will pay you to take surveys,
test products, and participate in online focus groups. They are all
absolutely free to join. And it is the exact same information you would
get if you paid one of these "survey clubs".


The truth is,
You probably will not make $2,000 a month from taking online surveys.
But if you follow these few simple steps you can make some extra money.

Before I go into how to get started, let me tell you a little about
how this works and why companies pay you to do this......

Big companies pay billions of dollars a year to promote and advertise
their products. They pay market research companies to conduct studies
and find out how the public reacts and relates to their products. These
market research companies conduct studies of each product and give reports
to the companies that hired them. The big companies want to know what the
public is thinking. So the market research companies give everyday people
from all walks of life the opportunity to join their panels and voice our
opinions. In return they give a small payout for your time, usually $5 - $20.

Market research studies are conducted in several ways. Online surveys,
product testing, telephone conferences, and mystery shopping are some
of the more popular methods. And anybody can participate in these studies.

When you first sign up with one of these companies you will be asked to
fill out a profile. This profile will ask you questions about your age,
income, ethnicity, marital status, education, employment status, children,
and may ask about things like your health, what type of car you drive, if
you own your home and other questions like that. This is so that when a
company asks them to do a study of a certain group of people they have a
list of qualified participants. An example of this would be:

A dog food maker wants to know how women between 18 and 24 that own a dog
feel about their product. If your profile matched that they would send you an
invitation to participate in that survey, or test that product. There would
be no point in sending that to people who don't own dogs.

O.k. Now that I have told you why these studies are done, I will now tell
you how to get started and how to avoid scams.

The first step to getting started is obviously finding companies to join.
This can be hard. There are millions of companies that pose as paid survey
companies so they can get your information and sell it to advertisers. You
will then start receiving lots of offers to buy the types of products you
said you were interested in when you took your profile survey.

A good place to start is (site removed)
(site removed) lists several paid survey companies and is totally free.
They also have a forum where you can find other people and information on
all types of work at home topics. And a blog where they rate every
"paid survey" company and expose the fakes. Whenever you are considering
joining a "paid survey" company you should always check wahmservice to see
what they have to say about it first.

Now that you have found a legitimate source. It's time to GET PAID.
The second thing you need to do is sign up for a few companies. Some
companies may send you 4 or 5 paid surveys a week. And some may send you
1 paid survey a month, or none at all. It all depends on who and what
they are looking for at the time. The best thing to do is sign up for
as many ofthese companies as you can. I would recommend starting with
10 or so. That way you will probably get paid surveys daily.

There are about 500 companies you can join. Here are a few links to
some of the best. These are major companies. You will find the alot
of other market research companies will use these companies for their
studies because of their large number of panelists. Therefore these
companies send more surveys than alot of others.

NFO My Survey

GoZing Surveys

ECN Research

Global Test Market

E-Poll

NPD Online Research

Ipsos I-say

American Consumer Opinion

Greenfield Online

Survey Savvy

Survey Spot

Test Spin

Harris Poll

Pinecone Research

Net Ratings

Homescan Consumer Panel

Cunningham Research/Datatelligence

Poll Cast


You should sign up with all of those. It may take an hour or so.
But it's well worth it. Then once you get used to it you can go
back to wahmservice forums and find other companies to join.
The ultimate goal would be to be registered with a hundred or more
companies. That almost guarantees you will receive several surveys
a day. And will have the chance to earn lots of extra money.

After being with some of these companies for awhile you may receive
invitations to participate in focus groups. Sometimes these will be at
an office in your area or they may be an online chat or conference call.
You can be paid up to $250 for your participation in a focus group. But
these are not everyday. Maybe once a month.
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