Do you find yourself skipping your favorite survey sites because its too long?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
January 5, 2011 6:22pm CST
I'm a member of a few decent survey sites but lately I've found myself skipping a few because there just soo long in time length. As some of you might know some survey sites tell you how long there gonna take but the time that they list isn't always the truth or correct. for example if they say 10 minutes it can turn out to be 15 or 20 minutes and if they say 20 minutes it can end up being 30 to 45 minutes even a whole hour. Quite frankly sometimes when I see a new survey appear in my inbox I feel like huh no instead of oh yes because its soo tedious, and boring, dont get me wrong I'm grateful for the few good survey sites out there but I wish more of these sites would make there surveys shorter who else can relate or agrees? please share your thoughts thanks.
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11 responses
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
15 Jan 11
I had joined a number of online survey sites, and have spent some time on them. But, I don't do that any more these days. Whenever I take a survey, some where down the line, a message will come up saying that I am not qualified. That's every time. Very disappointing. Just a big waste of time.
• United States
7 Jan 11
I am a member of various survey websites so I get chance to avoid long surveys and always try to do high paying surveys. So I don't skip survey websites but always skip low paying and long surveys.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
7 Jan 11
not really... all the surveys that i had received so far is at the right length and the money incentive is also right... so i have no problem with that... i admit that sometimes it can be boring... but if we want the money, then i feel that i have to earn it... so that is the price i have to pay... take care and have a nice day...
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
6 Jan 11
I can certainly relate. I hate doing surveys they are so boring, and half of the time I spend 20 minutes answering questions and then they tell me I don't qualify anyways, that is so frustrating I can't even begin to tell you. My time is valuable I don't have time to sit and answer questions for nothing. I could be doing something where I get something.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
6 Jan 11
Long survey sites can be discouraging to me. If they are too long, you have a better chance of not qualifying with them. They can make you feel like you are wasting your time. i like the shorter surveys. they accept you or they don't.
• Singapore
6 Jan 11
I agree with you, Apples. As much as I would like answer all the surveys that I get, sometimes I even wish I don't qualify and get that 1 point or 5 points, if that happens. I like those surveys that show the percentage of the survey you have completed, and how much more you'd have to go. But even then, these surveys take longer than expected. Nowadays, I try to make sure I have at least 20 minutes to spare before starting a survey, if I was serious about completing one.
@AmbiePam (50392)
• United States
6 Jan 11
I know what you mean. I don't even do the OTX surveys that sometimes pop up in various survey sites. Not only are they long, but one could spend 15 minutes filling out info, only to have them say to you that you don't qualify for it.
@peavey (16876)
• United States
6 Jan 11
I do sometimes, but not always. I tell myself I need the money! If I'm not doing anything else productive, then I'll go ahead with most surveys. I have quit a few in the middle, though, because they seemed to be unreasonably demanding.
@Naylani (111)
• United States
6 Jan 11
Oh, my gosh! I sooo totally agree. I love doin' surveys, but I swear, sometimes I feel like some of them will never end. The best ones I've done have video, or movie trailers, some of them have commercial clips, those are the ones that are more interesting.
• United States
6 Jan 11
I agree with you, even though most of the surveys I try to do I do not qualify for. That in itself is time consuming so if surveys are going to be along one, I usually skip it. I feel I spend more time trying to qualify for surveys than I actually doing them.
@maezee (34483)
• United States
6 Jan 11
Yep. I get impatient with these things too. If it's a 45 minute long survey that only pays $1 or an amount close to that, I would say no way Jose! Sometimes they under-exaggerate (if that's a word) as an incentive to get you to actually do it or at least start it (it's trickery). I can't do surveys very often. They're tedious, long, boring, and often times you get twenty minutes into the survey just to be told you don't qualify. Ugh!