Earning Extra Income Online

United States
October 10, 2011 3:44pm CST
I have discovered the dark side of doing online surveys...the inability to finish a survey because they claim your phone number is invalid...yet they use it to bombard you with phone calls every hour or being rejected from finishing a paid survey because you don't fit the criteria. Not to mention trying to "win" prizes by completing a "short" survey, only to find yourself still doing surveys to get to that conclusion two hours later. And THEN they tell you that you failed to complete 8 offers and you can't claim your prize. I'm done doing surveys. Has anyone here had at least a modicum of success doing them?
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12 responses
• United States
11 Oct 11
I don't like at all when they ask you all these questions and then you are disqualifed. What after all this. That is what I don't like the most.
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• United States
11 Oct 11
I've found that it's usually the surveys with the highest pay out price that will drop the participants the most. They really, really don't want to part with their cash.
@sanofer (525)
• India
11 Oct 11
i have seen the dark side of online surveys within two days itself and left them.after completing so many details,they will inform us that we are not qualified for the surveys.we wont get much money from those sites.it is better to spend time in mylot which help us to earn aswell as learn at the same time.
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• United States
11 Oct 11
I agree. Mylot is a much nicer, less stressful environment anyway. ;)
@jstory07 (68413)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Sep 15
I only dso three survey sites that I know will let you finish the surveys before kicking you out.
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• United States
15 Sep 15
I've never found any sites like that except Mechanicalturk.com and even they have switched over to the kind that won't pay out.
• Preston, England
13 Sep 15
I find their payment rates too high, they ask the same questions over and over and frequently reject you as suitable for that questionnaire after you already answered half its questions.
• United States
13 Sep 15
I do hits on mechanicalturk.com and you can earn several dollars in one day if you can find higher paying hits. Some of them are lower paying but you can do thousands of them in one day as they are simple tasks. :) I hate doing surveys as a rule, but I used to do them often in MT. Only now they are starting to get more like the other survey sites, so I tend to avoid the surveys now.
@rakski (18823)
• Philippines
12 Sep 15
I am now a member of aipsurveys. I try to member before but like you I am dismayed also after I finished one survey with .03 that I earned.
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• United States
12 Sep 15
Yeah, you just can't make a living, or even pocket change that way, unfortunately.
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@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
10 Oct 11
I don't really like to do online surveys, First, I don't like to easily share my private information. And also, like ollenz said above, if a survey related to my mobile phone, they can rob my phone credit without my concern.. (well, this kind of survey is really common on sharecash, that's why I never download anything from sharecash, lol). But, I have many friends who got their payment from an online survey without any big problem. The site's name is ipanelonline. Well, sometimes there's few -even none- surveys in a month, but if you already reach your minimum payout, you will get your money. And also, they won't tricked you so you can't reach the minimum payout. So far, they're really honest, and as a proof, several of my friends had been paid. Anyway, before you join any survey sites, have you already checked http://www.surveypolice.com/ ? People said they will give you great review and insight before you join any survey sites . Not all online surveys are scams, but most of them, yes, it is..
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• United States
10 Oct 11
Thank you for that good advice...in fact, thanks to all of you for the tremendous input. :) I appreciate it.
• United States
10 Oct 11
I used to do a lot of surveys that I would earn $20 a month just by doing them. I would just give a fake number and my email that I have for spam. Don't want them calling me for some bogus thing. Now I rarely do them since it's very hard to actually finish them. Plus it takes even up to hours just to finish one survey. Worst part is answering the survey for an hour and then you can't finish it cause of the quota. You waste an hour of your time and you didn't get a single penny for it. I rather spend an hour or more on myLot than on survey sites.
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• United States
10 Oct 11
I agree. MyLot is certainly less stressful and more fun. :)
@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
10 Oct 11
I never take any survey if I must use cellphone for it, too risky for me (in my country this become a way for them to steal our phone credit). By the way, which site you talking about...?
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• United States
10 Oct 11
I'm talking about any survey sites. There are hundreds of them out there. I had to join four of them just to join one. lol.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
10 Oct 11
I am not wasting my time on online survey programs any more. I had joined a number of them, and have taken several surveys. Every time I take a survey, at some point down the road, a message will come up saying I am not qualified. Very disappointing ! So, that's it. I will not take any suyveys any more.
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• United States
10 Oct 11
Yeah, I think the not qualified message is the most common denominator in these surveys. I don't know who they are looking for but apparently that person is not of this world. lol.
• United States
10 Oct 11
Nope they don't pay me enough to do any of them, I couldn't do it anymore. There are other sites that you can make extra cash.
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• United States
10 Oct 11
I agree. Sites such as this one for example. I found that there was too much hopeful build up and then an extremely stressful non-event that followed. Don't need it.
• United States
11 Oct 11
Try Ipsos-Isay, Saynation, Toluna, Planet Panel. Check out surveypolice.com for legitimate survey sites. I have had success doing online surveys with the sites I listed. What you did most likely are scams designed at wasting your time.
• Philippines
11 Oct 11
I subscribed to donkeymails.com before. At first, they will tell you that you will earn like 25 cents per survey. After I answered maybe two or three surveys, they notified me that I will be earning .003$ or something. After knowing that, I cancelled my membership right away. I immediately thought that I was being scammed.
• United States
11 Oct 11
I hear you. I had the very same thought when I joined a survey site and discovered that my $2.00 earnings had become something closer to 50 cents.
• Philippines
17 Oct 11
That's awful. That's one of the reasons why I don't trust survey sites. I haven't been able to find one that's worth staying on. MyLot is different, though. Yeah, you don't that much but you still earn. Even though it's not much, you're assured that you'll get paid.
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