Do you earn taking online surveys ?

@greenline (14864)
Canada
December 3, 2009 1:40pm CST
There are many advertisements about online surveys, that one can make lots of money taking online surveys right from home. I had joined a few of those programs, but so far, quite disappointing. I have not made any money at all from taking the surveys. Every time, about half-way through the survey, the message would come up saying that I am not elligible. Just waste of time. How about you ? Have you joined any of the programs ? Do you earn taking the online surveys ?
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@AmbiePam (50943)
• United States
3 Dec 09
Sounds like you have taken those OTX surveys. Are those the ones you are talking about? I hate those things! Yes, I am able to make some money through survey sites. It's not fast cash like so many people want. But over a couple of months I earn a nice little sum for really not spending much time on it. I've been lucky to only end up using legit and paying survery sites. I always check them out very well before signing up.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
4 Dec 09
Ambie are they for the UK as well if they are will you PM me your Link
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@AmbiePam (50943)
• United States
5 Dec 09
I'll check for availability in your area. But you might already be signed up with them. I haven't been online much lately, but I'll check it out and get back to you.
@minx267 (14765)
• Hartford, Connecticut
3 Dec 09
yes, but after many disappointments - I found only one site is worth it. Pinecone research. they pay me $3 per survey. and they never tell me I don't qualify after filling out 15 minutes of the survey.
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
that's good...so how do you apply for this pinecone research? I wanna try it too. I love filling out surveys.
@minx267 (14765)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Dec 09
well, that is whee it is complicated.. 1) they don't do referrals- they will place banners up on many sites when they are looking for more people. and 2) I think they are only open for the US. :( I am not positive of that though. Everyone should always keep an eye out for their banners. :)
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
4 Dec 09
I do surveys. I stay away from OTX surveys they never pan out. I have about 20 sites. Most are points that you cash in for gift cards. Some do pay per survey. I do pretty good.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
4 Dec 09
If you are from the US it is easier. Most sites are for US only.
• Australia
5 Apr 10
I have certainly earned by doing online surveys & have even qualified for some product testing too. I will admit that it can be hard to earn by doing surveys because you have to not get screened out & be able to complete the survey...my suggestion to you would be to keep at it because once you have qualified & completed a few surveys, you will soon see the rewards come through.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
28 Dec 09
I have a few online survey programs that I do online that gives me a little extra spending cash. It's nothing to shout from the roof top about that's for sure. I made 35 dollars just from one survey once, which was the most I ever made at one time. It's a pain sometimes to take one and be hoping for the money and I get the I'm sorry speech. I think I do about 5 of these survey programs. One gives me money for referrals, which is about 2 dollars. I don't think it's not bad because you could probably earn more in referrals than you would do in actual survey taking. If you can get a lot of referrals, I would be more than happy to give you the name of the program. I mean 10 dollars in just 5 referrals alone. I think you just have to get them to take one survey to collect.
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
I have joined so many surveys sites before , I never earn from it. They are just popping out on my computer and they will say you will earn $3 here and when you got to answer all and you are expecting the pay , there is no payment you will receive. Meaning some of the surveys sites are total scam. It is just a waste of time. I lose my hope over surveys sites and I never joined eversince.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
5 Dec 09
Yea, I am earning, though not much through an online survey since last two years. This site sends me surveys regularly and many times I am not eligible, but it keeps sending me periodically. I 've been paid after an year and now also I've completed the required points and am expecting my due payment anytime.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 Dec 09
I do not participate in any of those online survey sites that pay as I am not all that trusting of them. I do however do online surveys through a reputable company here in Australia. They have been collecting information on behalf of government agencies and large companies for as long as I can remember and now they do it online. They do not pay in cash, but you get reward points, which you can swap for certain items like gift vouchers for popular stores, charity donations, etc. I always get the gift vouchers and then use them to buy things at the stores that I would normally be spending money on, so this way, it is just like getting cash!
@ybong007 (6657)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
It the same for me, the recipients are usually those who are in the US, UK, Canada and other developed countries. I have yet to come across a survey for Asian countries. Cheers!
@JenInTN (27548)
• United States
5 Dec 09
I do take online surverys for a couple of websites. I had a dry speel to and hated to be half way through and not be eligible. Then I went through a time when I was doing very well with a site or two. I just don't like the ones for sweepstakes entries. I usually don't take those.
@borg246 (541)
• Malta
4 Dec 09
Taking online surveys is very persuasive because they present you with plans on how you can earn big. Unfortunately, things are not as good as they seem. I have spent lots of dedication to all survey websites I have used and have sadly not recieved a penny. When I would contact them or ask for support I would recieve no reply and they make me feel as if I was nothing and of no importance to them. I had over $200 that I should have recieved but nothing ever came to me. My conclision, it's a waste of time and you don't earn a penny, so think wisely before thinking of wasting your time on any online survey website. Good Luck!
• India
4 Dec 09
i also had joined such surveys in past.my own experience also is the same.actually they collect data about people they are intended about.but since they do not tell about thier intention beforehand that creates such problem.suppose they tell it in advance about what their survey about ,then there will people who will provide fake data accordingly.to eliminate the problem i think they do not tell what are they interested in and that becomes our problem in the way to its completion ,popping up the messege.
• United States
4 Dec 09
I like you have joined several survey groups with nothing but time wasted being told that I don't qualify. I recently heard of Pinecone and looked them up they are available in the us only you can register and then wait for an email from them telling you if they are looking for people in your area. The only other survey group that I know that doesn't have a payout limit and pays weekly is dollar survey but just like the others you don't qualify often, but I can say you take a survey with them. Your money is in your paypal account that Friday.
• India
4 Dec 09
Hi friend.Another good discussion created.I am sharing my own experience here regarding this discussion.I had got an e-mail few months back in this context.I registered by paying $10.They give me id and password and also a list of 105 survey sites.They says that you had to registered with all of them.so i started to register one by one and in a month i registered with all companies.I had tried to my level best but get nothing in return.Yes friends nothing in return.They are a big scams.I had wasted many hours in taking surveys but till date i get nothing.I am not able to qualify for the survey.The companies send me surveys which are between $1-$50.But the main thing is that you cannot qualify for these surveys and you will get nothing in return.They follow certain criteria in this context.Truly speaking i had not earned nothing.I had registered in survey companies like Corpscan,Survey head and many more like that.I was able to qualify in certain surveys but unfortunately i didn't reach the minimum payout.I was very sad and from that point i stop participating in these surveys.These companies really make it difficult to qualify the individuals for the surveys.So i personally advised to my friends to not waste their money in these survey sites.Rather invest in some profitable websites from where you earn some bucks.Best of luck. Happy Mylotting.
@aerous (13465)
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
I do the same with you, my friend. I am disappointed to those websites offer a survey. Now, I know that most of the online survey is scam. There is no such a good survey online...
@TipsyY (9)
• Latvia
4 Dec 09
I was joined many servers end I was earned 0.00 $ :( I tried to work very hard I sit on my computer 24h end moor END I GET NOTHING :(:(:(:(
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
4 Dec 09
Yes I have, but it is once-in-a-blue-moon thing. And no, I didn't joined any programs or make any purchase in order to earn more. Right now I am searching for ways to earn extra income but I haven't been much successful in this path.
@Eskimo (2317)
4 Dec 09
I've been doing surveys for years, don't make an awful lot of money, but do earn some. A couple of them have draws rather than payment and I've won twice on them, one was $500 so I've come out alright so far. Another one (which I'm not allowed to name) sometimes sends me new goods to test out before they are put on general sale. Like you it really annoys me to be screened out of the survey after spending some time answering initial questions, especially as they should know the answers to these anyway (from profile on the website)
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
4 Dec 09
Hi there Greenline The same here and it makes me mad so I have given up on them all together as I was sick of getting them starting them and then being told that I am not eligible for them so I have given up I would like to know what Surveys these People do that do make money on them
• Malaysia
4 Dec 09
i m trying too but still get nothing. He he