This is why I don't like surveys!

United States
September 19, 2009 10:00pm CST
I could make extra money most likely on surveys but I won't! I am signed up on three 3 survey sites were I can get points for stuff. Those sites I love! Signing up for paying sies got me know where! I was never infromed of any or when I was I the surveys were closed when I went on the site! Then there was one survey site were I got get points for stuff. That didn't last long! I would start surveys and be half way through them then be told I didn't qualify for the survey! That pissed me off! Now I just stay with the 3 where that I am guarenteed points everytime I do a survey and get stuff every time I get enough points! I like that!
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16 responses
@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Sep 09
I have been there too, where I would start a survey, and part way through, I would be told that I wasn't qualified for it. To me that is a waste of time to even start it. I don't mind doing surveys as long as I can complete them. when I start them and can't finsh them, then it becomes a big waste and so frustrating too. There is only one survey sige that I do, where I can complete them and get paid the net day after completeion. One survey site where I am not qualified most of the time is greenfield online. I get lots of surveys to do, but can't omplete most of them. I sure don't make much money from them at all. The onely one I get paid consistently from is pinecone research. I have been with them for awhile and have always got got paid afterwards. So, I have consistently made money with them. Good luc to you and happy mylotting.
3 people like this
• United States
21 Sep 09
Thanks for the response! I would like to try and make some extra money from surveys if they pay! I'll ckeck out Pincone research!
@satan88 (586)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
20 Sep 09
yea i know exactly what you mean i just did a survey like that. i've been doing it for 10 minutes and then just when it was about to be over. they sent me to the page where they say sorry try again next time. i was so pissed !
3 people like this
• United States
21 Sep 09
that is how I'd feel when they did that! It happen to me alot!
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I used to do pretty well with SurveySpot with their paid surveys, but in the past several months I have been qualifying for fewer and fewer of their surveys. I do use a couple of sites that have points for rewards, but I really only like the ones where I can use my points for gift cards. I don't care for Zoompanel, because all you can get for your points is merchandise, and I'm not impressed by most of it. Right now, my favorite is MySurvey. You get points for surveys, and even if you don't qualify you still get 10 points. Then you redeem the points for cash. I believe 1000 points is $10.00.
2 people like this
• United States
21 Sep 09
Zoompanel was awful! I used to beong to that survey site! I hated it! That was one site that wasted my time by letting me go through a survey and then say I'm not qualified when I'm half way done! Never again!
@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Sep 09
blue65packer do you by any chance belong to mysurvey.com. that is one good site for me, as i have never beenturned down for a survey and always make lots of points, I can average at least ten or twenty dollars ina monthor so and add that to what I make at mylot and it really does help;.besides they are fun as they are qwuestions on new products and we get a chance to have our say in what is good or bad about them, we actually influence how they are made, what they are sold for, and how popular they are.its a fun thing to do. ihave beenon that site for 3 years now. and love it. I get cash checks in the mail and can spend it anywhere I want
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• United States
21 Sep 09
No I'm not on MySurvey.com. I should check it out! Thanks!
@SQD444 (679)
• India
20 Sep 09
YEAH .. I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS LIKE... AGAIN I HAVE BEEN CHECKING A LOT OF SURVEY sites that promised to pay .. and i have been wasting a lot of time afte that and at the end when i reach the payout minimum and request payment i never get it credited.... thers are not practically good methods to know the sites that pay for real... almost 95-98% of such sites are bogus and scam
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• United States
21 Sep 09
Thanks for the response! Happy Mylotting!
@tifa17 (7)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
yeah your right me too i really hate surveys.and many surveys sites are scams.be sure that its a legit site or else your wasting your time on that hehe
1 person likes this
20 Sep 09
On one website I was getting paid for surveys, but since they've changed to points I've realised that a lot of my survey entries aren't counting and are put down as 'partially complete' when I completed them! I emailed the website and they took no notice :(
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I know how you feel about survey sites. I signed up for several survey sites in the past six months. Many of them found a way to bump me from the survey before i could finish. Then there would be no payment from them. My best survey experiences have come from Inbox Dollars, Send Earnings and Greenfield. If you have not tried them yet, I think you should. Good luck!
• United States
21 Sep 09
Thanks for the response! I might look into those sites!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I hope I was able to give you some insight. I know i have wasted a lot of time and energy on survey sites that just weren't worth it. Let your mylotters know how you make out with your survey searches. Good luck!
@snowy22315 (56268)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Sometimes survey sites are good and sometimes not so good. Most of the sites I like offer money but I do like one survey site that just offers points for gift cards. Opinion Square is a pretty good site for that. I get frequent surveys from them and have gotten several Starbucks cards as well as movie tickets.
• United States
21 Sep 09
Most of the stuff I have erned through points have been pizza hut gift cards,McDonalds,and starbucks.
@jugsjugs (13045)
20 Sep 09
I do surveys and i do find that some of them pay very well where as others you can get into by 10 mins and then they say you do not qualify or that they have reached the number of people they need.I do the ones that pay by paypal as well as the voucher and the points.The way i look at it as long as you get something that is better than not bothering and not getting anything.
• United States
21 Sep 09
Good point! Thanks for the response!
• Indonesia
21 Sep 09
yes, some of them are scam
@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
20 Sep 09
There ia a lot of scam on the internet so protect yourself by joining only sites that have been proven to perfom by others
@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I've been doing surveys now for two years. I won't say I haven't been burned by some of them, but then, I've also gotten a fifty dollar gift card, and other stuff to try out. A good thing to do is keep a record of the surveys you do, or even make a spreadsheet to keep track of what sites work for you and those that don't. Surveypolice is also a must, to check which sites are legit. They used to have a forum, but it's gone now, unfortunately.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
20 Sep 09
OTX is the worst, I don't even bother with them. But I have lots of sites that earn me money and gift certificates. Are you familiar with Survey Spot? I make about $10 a month with them and there are several others I've joined. I probably get about $40 a month in points and cash between them all.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
I know your sentiments very well. I was also signed for over 5 different survey sites and only one of them constantly sends surveys. I got bored with it eventually because every survey I got disn't find me qualified after doing the screening. I gave up on all of them about 5 months ago. It was only last month that I realized that I actually get some points even on surveys I wasn't qualified on. If I had known that long ago, I may have reached the payout by just answering the screening test and not the actual survey itself.
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
20 Sep 09
I personally never like survey sites. Mostly such sites only serving certain countries members. And so far i never found a survey site which serving my country. I can understand this situation because survey can be done only on where a product sold in a country. Mostly surveys are about consumers products, financial services, or website which only for certain area. So that's why international members can't do it because they don't have any experiences with that things. There's also alot of scam survey sites. Usually such scam survey sites serving international members with a high rate. But they won't pay the members anything. So, for international members better don't try to doing a survey site because we couldn't get any profit. I hope there's an international survey site one day so everyone can try such site. Good luck and have a nice day. Happy mylotting.