What has been your experience with survey sites and with market research studies

United States
March 26, 2012 4:40pm CST
What has your experience been with survey sites and with market research studies, etc.? Which companies are good and are not? What tips would you give to someone who wants to make extra income in this way? I have made some money and gotten some products from: Zoom -- movie tickets and a toaster (after what seemed like a long time) Mylot-- Money, Money, Money... $10 at a time (Took a long time) Mypoints-- Movie tickets, Panera, Amazon.com certificates, Starbucks, Macys (Took a long time) Opinion Outpost--Money (Took a long time) MyGov.com-- Movie Tickets (after what seemed like a long time) Pinecone Research-- always $3 a servey like old faithful... Very nice. and Peryam & Kroll Research Corp has been good at inviting me for taste tests. and they pay upon completion of the tests... I am wondering what other survey companies out there are worth my time and how you find out which ones are good and which ones are stinkers to avoid? I'd like to find out how others get money from doing this and how much is actually possible... In my experience, not a lot for a whole lot of surveys. Wondering what your experience is?
5 responses
• India
27 Mar 12
My experience with survey sites hasn't been great.I would rather say they are boring because opportunities of earning for UK,US,Europian people are more than those of Asian subcontinent people.I have left working for survey sites long ago as they suck.Anyways congrats for being on a happier side.I wish I could earn like you.
@mmall69 (194)
• India
30 Mar 12
yes..you are right...More opportunities for US people only..very less for Asia Particularly for Indians...
@txgrl21 (819)
• United States
27 Mar 12
I use most of the sites you mentioned but I will give you a few others I enjoy. Swagbucks is one of the easiest in my opinion, I usually qualify for a lot of their surveys and not only can you exchange for Paypal but prizes as well, also plenty of others ways to earn bucks. I've been paid several times by Cashcrate as well, lots of surveys available and offers as well. The bad thing with them is it takes a month after requesting payout to have check sent out. I've been a member of Inboxdollars and Sendearnings for 5 years, have not worked on these two in the past year but definitely got payments from each several times. I used to use Surveyspot as well but I gave up on this one cause I had the hardest time qualifying for their surveys. I think realistically anyone could make $100/month if they apply themselves. The problem is nobody has all the time in the world to dedicate to surveys. The companies I mentioned I would reach payout once or twice a month. Usually $20 or $30 payments. I have a blog with reviews on most of these if you want to read more, good luck!
@mmall69 (194)
• India
27 Mar 12
Hi, Swagbucks accepts international members???most of the sites offering online jobs including many of the survey sites accepts US members only..please let me know if there are any sites which accepts international members.Thank You
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
30 Mar 12
as regards survey sites my experience is normal such as in amny cases you need wait a bit more than other gpt sites to receive your earning but if you are able to complete many surveys or research studies you cn earn decent money...so as regards site it depends i was paid by toluna,globaltestmarket,ann parks,my surveys and so on...so they are notas bad as many nomally thinks about them!!
@TheIzers (680)
27 Mar 12
I have been member of opinion post and clearvoice for couple years and just last year I stopped because I was too busy with may research paper. As far as I remember both site are very good, I cashed hundreds dollar from them, the trick is pick survey that value over $3 and keep checking when you have time because survey that value more is quickly gone. I am now only join in baker and nutrition aisle, they both very good. Baker pays $10 for one survey and nutrition aisle give $15 every month just to participate 4 times in the discussion plus if you start a discussion and you get most response we will get another $25 if we are first 100 people who answer the survey we got $10. Said you active in this community just participate 4 times in a month $15 + start a discussion $25 + first 100 people answer the survey $10 = all together $50 in a month very much easy to earn money from this company. well this is what I experience. Some people are luck in this community because when they participate more and become members of the month (3 people) they even got another $25, I never become one because I have not much time to stay more often there.
• United States
27 Mar 12
I used to do surveys for SurveySpot, but they become time-consuming and they don't give good incentives for your time. Some surveys may have incentives $1 to $5 for 15-20 minutes. My experience with doing surveys hasn't been that great. I'll sign up for a few surveys here and there, however, the surveys come in a bunch. There are times when I'll sign up for just one and it'll have me sign up for many other surveys. And yes, it does get overwhelming. I was recently given an extensive list of maybe over 50 surveys. Currently, I complete surveys for Harris Poll and American Consumer Opinion. I really don't see much incentives out from ACO. Harris Poll is difficult to qualify for points for cash.