I'm Almost Done With A Survey Site

@Susan2015 (17544)
United States
December 5, 2015 2:51pm CST
After these last two weeks, I’m almost done with the Vindale survey site. Last night it directed me to a survey and it took me about 20 minutes. But at the end of it, it froze when I had it 91 percent done. I tried refreshing the page over and over but it wouldn’t let me go forward. What a big waste of time this was. Last week I did 4 surveys in a row. So far I’ve only been credited for one. It is almost time to let this one go. Plus when you make $300 in their calendar year they want your social security number. They say they have to have when you make $600. I understand this, but they aren't getting it.
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18 responses
• Ecuador
5 Dec 15
It's really strange to hear that you're disappointed with survey sites, especially considering you are from the US. I've heard you can make a living from taking surveys if you live in the US or Canada.
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• United States
5 Dec 15
I don't think anyone could 'make a living' doing surveys...unless you do hundreds and hundreds of them a week.
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• Ecuador
5 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill It's maybe exaggerated to say that someone can make a living completing surveys, but I remember having seen some sites that paid up to $20 per survey (to people in the US, of course). That's a good amount if you take them daily.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
5 Dec 15
@Asylum I get a ton of spam.
• United States
5 Dec 15
I guess it is time for you to quit...I wouldn't waste time.
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• Centralia, Missouri
5 Dec 15
were you the one that suggested crowdtap? I'm loving it.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
5 Dec 15
@Jessicalynnt No that wasn't me. Will check it out though, thanks!
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Dec 15
@Susan2015 I do think you might like, surveys are short, and fun. no immed rewards, but I have won 5 dollar gift cards in oct and nov!
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@Jessicalynnt (48172)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Dec 15
try crowdtap!
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• Ecuador
5 Dec 15
Does it work only in the US?
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
6 Dec 15
@ricextreme I have no idea. You can go to the sites and see.
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• Ecuador
6 Dec 15
@Susan2015 Ok, I did it, and as expected, it's only for US residents. Their website reads "Membership in the Program is open to individuals only (not corporations or other legal entities) located in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia."
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@Asylum (45915)
• Manchester, England
5 Dec 15
I wonder how much personal data you have given out so far and how much spam it will generate.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
6 Dec 15
@Asylum Not the most important data.
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@Asylum (45915)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 15
@Susan2015 You will have supplied your email address along with shopping habits and your preferences, which will be immediately sold to countless other companies who will end up contacting you.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
6 Dec 15
@Asylum Some of that has already happened. I get a lot of spam.
@TheHorse (48573)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Dec 15
I occasionally do polls for E-poll. I'm not sure how much I make, but I've come away with a few $20 Home Depot gift certificates and such like.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
5 Dec 15
@TheHorse The two main ones I do are very good. I've gotten two $25 Applebee's ones and money from the other one. The Vindale takes a lot of surveys to get to $50 and alot of time.
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@TheHorse (48573)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Dec 15
@Susan2015 Yeah, the ones I get from E-poll are quite occasional. I signed up years ago, and just never completely stopped doing it. I kind of enjoy when I get to leave comments. Hopefully someone gets a laugh out of them. I'm pretty honest. Can you imagine me being able to anonymously respond to "What words come to mind when you see this celebrity?" with a picture of Kim Kardashian or Justin Bieber in front of me?
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
6 Dec 15
@TheHorse They wouldn't like my answers to those so called celebrities.!
@Drosophila (16886)
• Ireland
5 Dec 15
For the time it takes, sounds very pointless.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
5 Dec 15
@Drosophila Yes, for 20-25 minutes and the survey is 75 cents usually.
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@Drosophila (16886)
• Ireland
5 Dec 15
@Susan2015 I think survey sites are serious waste of time. There are enough content oriented sites that rewards their members better.
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@slund2041 (3497)
• United States
6 Dec 15
I am sorry it is messing up like that for you. It might be time to give it up. I never made much working survey sites.
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@just4him (81724)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec 15
I'm having trouble with Inbox Dollars. The amount has been frozen for several days no matter how many e-mails I view.
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@norcal (3280)
• Nevada City, California
5 Dec 15
I tried a few survey sites a few years ago, and I never collected one dime from any of them. Apparently my opinion is not worth squat.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
5 Dec 15
The two main ones that I like I have gotten gift cards and small amounts of money. The Vindale one is more and more a waste of time it seems although it pays but you have to do a ton of surveys.
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@norcal (3280)
• Nevada City, California
5 Dec 15
@Susan2015 Every survey I did would string me along for ten minutes before it told me I did not qualify.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
6 Dec 15
@norcal I've had some like that too.
@poehere (15696)
• French Polynesia
6 Dec 15
I personally find them a waste of time and no matter what they want all the info and never want to pay for it.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
6 Dec 15
Some of them can be a big waste of time. The biggest one I just dropped.
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@poehere (15696)
• French Polynesia
6 Dec 15
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@Blondie2222 (16312)
• United States
7 Dec 15
I won't get on sites that need your social security or any kind of information like that. To me it's a scam site. Sorry you keep losing your progress when trying to do surveys though that can be frustrating.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
7 Dec 15
@Blondie2222 I won't ever give them my Social Security number.
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@lovebuglena (2020)
• United States
6 Dec 15
I would certainly be skeptical about giving away my ssn. I recently joined the swagbucks site where part of the way you earn is by taking surveys. Some surveys are more than 10 minutes long and it can get annoying doing them. Sometimes I do some and I get disqualified after answering a certain set of questions. I guess the responses I give means that I am not qualified to continue on. There are other ways to earn on the site, one of which is participating in offers, but I can't bring myself to try that out yet. Not sure I need any of the offers they give.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
6 Dec 15
@lovebuglena I tried Swagbucks but had too much trouble trying to get into their site. Not sure if it was my internet or their site.I quit that one over a month ago.
@marlina (57093)
• Canada
5 Dec 15
My advice: do not waste time with those sites, I think they do this on purpose.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
6 Dec 15
@Marlina I think the Vindale one is doing that on purpose.
@amnabas (9702)
• Karachi, Pakistan
5 Dec 15
I always these survey sites are wastage of time.
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@Susan2015 (17544)
• United States
6 Dec 15
@amnabas They can be sometimes.
• Canada
6 Dec 15
I don't have the time or patience for surveys.
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@amadeo (42141)
• United States
5 Dec 15
I do not do survey.Have no interest.Beside they never listen to me
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@snowy22315 (29961)
• United States
7 Dec 15
Oh Vindale is a scam survey site. Read reviews on sites..Pinecone is one of the only ones I bother with anymore.
@kaka135 (13425)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 15
Have you been paid by that site? I am always lazy to work on survey sites, as it may take very long time to do the surveys. Sometimes when I have answered many questions for quite some time, I was told I am not eligible for the survey. I did get paid by a few survey sites, so I only work on these sites. But I have missed many survey opportunity as I am lazy to answer so many questions.