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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Top Paid Survey Panels and How to Be Successful at Completing Surveys

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Did you know that I was a survey panelist before I started blogging?



Yes, I've been answering brands surveys for the past 8 years to help make extra money for my household. I was even featured in many different national publications about me completing online surveys for cash and free products.



Some people think that they're a waste of time but I beg to differ because I get cash, gift cards, and merchandise just for completing surveys for top brands in my spare time.



Big Brands are in need of consumers help about their up and coming products that are in the works, and they need people like you and I to give our opinions.

 

I will admit that some survey panels are pretty lousy and is hard to qualify for the majority of surveys they send you.  I hate it when you're in the middle of completing a survey and then all of a sudden the survey closes out because you don't qualify anymore.  I don't run into this problem too often because I know of good survey panels to join.  Here is my list:


1. One Opinion

2. I-Say

3. Global Test Market

4. Harris Poll

5. Toluna


Here are Ways to be Successful at Completing Online Surveys

 

1. Create an email dedicated for your survey invitations so you'll not miss an opportunity to complete a survey for cash.


2. Complete surveys as soon as possible before it fills up and no longer needs peoples' opinions with your demographic.


3. Always tell the truth. Survey companies need truthful people to evaluate their products. If you lie, companies will not know if they need to make any improvements to their products. Also you can get yourself removed from their program and not get paid.


4. Do not speed through a survey. Survey companies can not use your survey if they noticed that you sped through it. Your survey will look like your answers are untruthful and can not be used which will lead you to getting removed from the program and not get paid.


5. Sign up for more than one survey program. The more survey sites you sign up for, the more surveys you can fill out for cash!


6. Always fill out your demographic information with each survey site your signed up with. This helps survey companies know which surveys is better suited for you and more than likely will qualify for.


7. Never expose information about new products you seen on a survey to anyone. That can lead you getting kicked out the program.


I hope you found this post helpful.  If you have the spare time, paid survey panels is a great way to earn extra money in your free time.  Also if you're looking for more ways to earn money from home, check out my other blog, and if you would like to become a product tester check out this post.




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62 comments

  1. Thanks for the tips Lou! Did you already do a post on monetizing a blog? I was looking through past post I didn't see it if you have please link it here. Thanks!

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    1. Hey Cookie,

      No not on this blog but I can write one up soon.

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  2. I also started off with surveys when I first starting working online. When I have spare time outside of work I still participate with a few companies.

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    1. Yeah same here Victoria. This year, I'm not cashing out of any survey panels until around Christmas time.

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  3. Great tips Lou! Something I want to look into and now, I can be smart about it :-)

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    1. Yeah Kathe, online surveys is a great way to make pocket money and get free stuff like merchandise and gift cards.

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  4. I've done a few of those and made a couple bucks - They also have local research companies that will pay good money to have you test their products. We have P&G here in Cincinnati, and they will pay you to try out their cleaning products, make-up, diapers, and other items. Great way to make extra money!

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    1. I've heard of P&G! I get there emails but can't do their product testing since I'm not in Cincinnati.

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  5. This is so good to know. I have toyed with the idea for a while, but I still have yet to decide who to sign up with.

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  6. I actually use epoll.com and LOVE them because like you said.... I hate filling out a survey and then 5 mns later being told I do not qualify.. Epoll only sends you surveys you qualify for.. I need to revisit some of the surveys you listed and see if I have the same experience.

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    1. I've signed up with Epoll but never had the chance to do their surveys. Since you really like them I'll start doing their surveys when I get the time.

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  7. Hmm. Good to know! I've always wondered about these. Thanks for the helpful post!

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  8. These are great tips and things I didn't know!

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  9. When I had time, I did surveys all of the time! They were great for little luxuries

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    1. me too !! i made some good money on focus groups on line too. :)

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    2. Same here Brett! Focus groups are the best! I just got paid $100 for doing a focus group.

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  10. Thank you Lou! I belong to Pinecone, but that is the only one now. Thanks for the list of your favs!!

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    1. Pinecone is by far the best company!

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  11. You know, this is something I bet I would be super good at pumping out and bringing in some extra cash. I never even considered this! Definitely will now. Thank you!

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    1. You'll like it Katy. It may seem time consuming but it's the prefect way to earn extra money on the side.

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  12. I'm signed up for a couple of survey sites, and it took so long to qualify/complete the first survey. It's rather annoying, like you said, to get halfway through and be shut out. I'll definitely check out your list. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. You forgot JD Power. They pay a lot for each one!

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    1. I forgot about them! Well I actually do their surveys through some of the panels I've listed above.

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  14. I had someone asking me about this recently! I will send her this page!

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  15. I've spent time off and on doing surveys. They're fun to do at nightime when I'm watching TV, and I love the ones that offer the awesome cash and gift card payments in exchange!

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  16. Thanks for the tips. I've actually never done any paid surveys before. I guess I always thought they would take forever to complete.

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    1. No, they usually last for 15 to 20 mins.

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  17. Great tips. I tried to do surveys after my son was born several years ago and i got frustrated because I'd get kicked half way through. Will definitely check out your list.

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  18. Awesome tips, thanks for sharing the top sites. I've dabbled with survey sites in the passed, I need to start up again. It's such a fun and rewarding way to earn some extra cash and goodies.

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  19. Thanks for the tips! I honestly thought they were a waste of time, but I now see they may be good

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  20. When I was a stay at home mom I loved Pinecone Research. They always paid quickly and also had some really fun products to test.

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    1. Yes they are by far the best survey panel! Just hard to get into since they're by invite only.

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  21. Wow, Louida! I haven't completed a survey before, nor did I have any knowledge of the info you've provided in this post.

    Thank you so much for another excellent post...

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    1. You're welcome Courtney, I'm glad you've enjoyed it.

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  22. I've wondered about survey programs many times. I haven't done any because a 20 minute qualifier just doesn't seem worth the time if you aren't chosen.

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    1. The money really does add up but like I said if you have time to spare, why not use it to make extra money instead of not doing anything at all.

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  23. Thanks for the great tips! I haven't done surveys for money before but this is very helpful. - Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

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  24. I used to do a lot of surveys for cash, points, and free stuff. I've gotten so really cool stuff before!

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  25. ********CLIXSENSE.COM is the best site that i have found. depending on how many surveys, offers and task u can complete you can make good money! I make like 40-60 bucks a week. And u can get it in a check which takes like 3-5 days to get to ya, or u can send it to your pay[al. and u only have to have an $8 minimum to cashout!!

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    1. I didn't really care too much for Clixsense.com back in the days because it was a lot of work for hardly no money. They must have gotten better over the years so I'll check them out. Thanks Sarah!

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  26. Thanks for sharing these great tips! I used to complete surveys for extra money for the holidays but not so much anymore....cash, products, etc,,, If you have the time, it could help out with the bills.
    -Janel C. http://www.amomstake.com

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    1. I currently use paid surveys for extra money for the holidays as well.

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  27. I tried a few. Got $60 for one last summer that took me 2 hours to do. Not a bad turn around. I just still have a hard time knowing which ones will be the best payouts.

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    1. $60 for 2 hours is really good! You much have done a focus group.

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  28. Great tips. I've done a few of the survey sites.

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  29. Great ideas & tips! I will be sure to use them!

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  30. What great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I can always learn new ways to make money at home. This was great!

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  32. I used to do lots of online surveys - it's a fun way to make a little extra cash online. I rarely have time to do them anymore, but still recommend it for others.

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  33. Thanks for all the tips. I have done a few surveys in exchange for a gift card. :)

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  34. I used to do surveys a lot more, but I always ran out of time! I should rejoin those sites.

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  35. Pinecone was my favorite! I was about $70 my first year with them. Then I stopped getting surveys. I've been trying to get back in, but I guess now I'm older with kids I'm not needed as much. I keep applying just incase though.

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  36. Thanks for sharing these great resources! I'm always up for making some extra cash!

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  37. I've tried online surveys, but I never qualify for them. I eventually give up. lol

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  38. These are some great resources. I used to do a lot more surveys but always drop out eventually!

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  39. I love doing survey's especially when the companies actually use what they get in the survey's. To get paid for it is even better :)

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  40. Thanks Louida for sharing with us. How much can one roughly earn per day doing surveys compared to the time invested in.

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    1. It really depends on how many surveys you do and how many you qualify for.

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  41. i'm new here please some advices some help ....thanx

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    1. Hello! What can I help you with?

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