Survey Sites

@zoey7879 (3104)
United States
August 29, 2009 5:15pm CST
I have to say that most "paid" survey sites just piss me off. I found one that pays out at $25.00 ... I spent hours completing surveys, and spending extra time double checking that I had completed them, only to find later that the site has a disclaimer that you may not be paid for all surveys. Out of $27.00 +, the site has me down for $5.30... I waited three weeks to see if adjustments were made. None. Worse than that, I hate sites that gather 18 million pieces of statistical information about this and that and then say that you're not eligible to participate (so you've essentially filled out the survey for them anyway and getting an excuse). I miss Ciao (around this time last year)... I made several hundred dollars in a two month time frame from it. I'm also glad that, even though it's not much, that Mylot pays out for your time and effort.
15 responses
@PamelaL (252)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Ya, what really irratates me is how they have you fill out a complete profile when you join, in order to send "surveys" that match... but they never do. A few times I've been paid .50 when doing through inbox dollars or send earnings. And then there are the "surveys" that are actually "offers" and I've learned to be very careful with the fine print on those!
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I dont even bother with Inbox Dollars anymore. Ive been credited for less than 1/4 of the stuff that I've done on there.
• United States
29 Aug 09
I can understand how annoying it is. There are only several survey sites that I would only consider. There is one that always gives you points anytime you are invited. If you are really what they are looking for then they offer you around 2 to four hundred points. Filling in surveys is a lot of work and then it seems to me that some of them list their surveys during mid day and by the time I get home from work most of them have their limits filled and they aren't available for you to take anymore. I don't do surveys for fun, I do them for the extra income. Additionally, I would like to know where some of these people go and say that they make $100 a month. I have never made that kind of money and believe me I try just about anything. If you know of good ones let me know and I will also let me know. Just list me as a friend.
@kttribal (253)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I know that it is possible to make $100 a month. I have done it. Needless to say though it took a lot of WORK!!! doing lots of repetitive tasks disguised as surveys. paid, though, some of them did not. It is working freelance as a writer, and you can do the same on this site under their tasks bar. It can really help in making the min payout. I do articles for another site but they are pretty much paying the same amount for the same amount of work.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I'm a member of a survey site that used to pay out at ten dollars but they took forever for the check to actually get to you. Now they've raised there payout to twenty dollars by check and you can get like a fifteen dollar visa prepaid card or something like that but it would also probably take forever to get it in the mail. I still like using the site though because I've made fifty dollars from it and I'm close to earning another twenty. It also sends you links to your surveys and every time you don't qualify or complete the survey you earn at least a jackpot entry towards winning five thousand dollars. pm me if you want to check it out.
@missytia (387)
• Australia
24 Dec 09
Ciao annoys the crap out of me. For me, they're one of those surveys sites that ask me heaps of questions, then to tell me i don't qualify and I don't even get anything for my time. Others at lease give me .20 or other small amount, just for attemping it in the first place.
@cutex87 (78)
• Indonesia
12 Oct 09
Well, i know which survey did you mean. well, just for info, that survey actually is not scam. but, the survey's job is rarely come. to improve your payment, you have to search referal. and the important thing is do not cheat the TOS. CIAO is good web. I'm swear, All my earning in paypal are come from Ciao. However, not too much, all are $25, in 4 times payout. So don't dream you will have hundreds dollar from ciao. they will curious, you are cheat them.
• United States
4 Sep 09
Hi Zoey, I signed up for a few sites myself. There is a site that I know for a fact is legit that is driving me nuts too. I have almost $10.00 in pending and it's not moving over for the life of me. I don't always get paid for the offers or surveys I complete. I hate that. So, I have to bust my chops to complete surveys/offers not knowing if I will get that $0.50...Grrrr...know what I mean? LOL Olivia~
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I do have a couple of survey sites that I do surveys for; but, the payout for most is not that good and none of them pay "several hundred dollars in a two month time frame". But, every one of them has paid me when I requested payout. None of my earnings has ever "disappeared" or not been credited to me. I do not cash out as soon as I reach payout though. For me, this is my Christmas money and depending on how fast they pay - I usually start cashing them out in Sept or Oct to make sure the money arrives early enough for Christmas shopping.
• United States
30 Aug 09
There are many legitimate and quality paid survey sites out there. It all depends on finding them. Although, not everyone will be successful with them because it has a lot to do with demographics. I personally make anywhere from $100-$300 from paid surveys alone, not including referrals. Some of my favorite sites are Opinion Outpost, Lightspeed, Pinecone, and Valued Opinions. -Danielle
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
30 Aug 09
initially i was also very excited by the prospects most survey sites projected only to learn that they make sure you do not reach the payout level. i have now abandoned all survey sites. whenever i get an email from any survey site i simply delete it.
• United States
30 Aug 09
I can definitely relate to your situation. I've chosen to stay away from the websites that indicate that they'll pay you for surveys, because I've found that you go through one screen after another, filling in all sorts of information, just to find out that you don't get paid. And the end result is they get all your information, and it ends up being that you did it all for free. I'm looking forward to being here at MyLot. I just started, but it seems interesting. :)
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
30 Aug 09
Hi Zoey, I share your sentiments. I've been sent an invitation to sign up in a paid survey site, which I did. I filled up a long questionnaire. After that I got a confirmation email of my membership. Then they started sending me surveys - in trickles, and then made me answer some set of questions and in the end told me I didn't qualify. I still receive some emails from them but I stopped entertaining their surveys since then.
@laurahen (596)
• Canada
30 Aug 09
I really like survey sites and get a least two surveys in my inbox every day. I do get surveys where i don't actually earn any money and i just don't do them. The best survey site that i'm a member of is opinion outpost. I get so many surveys from them. Since i have joined i have earned $103. I have a link to this website on my profile. Another great website is webperspectives. I've earned about $50 from this website. Basically with survey site you just need to try them out and not take them too seriously. I-pos and lightspeed and harrispoll surveys are pretty good as well but i haven't been getting surveys from them recently. I'd try these one out and you will be able to make some money.
• India
30 Aug 09
If u know any survey sites then please tell me because the survey sites that i have joined says i do not qualify after finishing half of the surveys.So i think that whether survry sites are scam or they really pay.
• United States
29 Aug 09
Wow, I can understand why you would be pissed! I do a couple smaller sites and all of the surveys are cash surveys. They offer several chances to earn from their surveys each week, but usually you are asked a few questions and they decide right then if you qualify. Only once have I been eliminated during the survey. Most of these sites have $5-$10 payout levels and I've cashed a few times from each and just qualified for another payout yesterday. Hope you find one that works for you... I'll send a friend request and see if you are interested in one of the sites I earn with.
• India
29 Aug 09
I also share similar kind of experience.Initially i kinda got excited with the idea of surveys but later i lost interest only because I think i never get to the end of the survey.Most of the surveys are geo targeted and the few surveys that are targeted to my country says that the responses are completed or i don't come in the requirement area or something so i finally lost my interest and left the survey sites