Giving up on survey sites
By Judy Evans
December 6, 2018 6:20pm CST
I’ve just cashed out on a couple of survey sites and now I’m unsubscribing from them. It has taken me ages to cash out and I’m fed up with being kicked off surveys and/or taken to ones I didn’t click on. I also don’t like the deceit of getting part-way through a survey then suddenly getting the ‘sorry but the quota for this survey has been reached’ message. For a while now I’ve believed it’s my age (72) and my gender (female) that has gone against me but to be fair I’m a dead loss to those who run surveys. I don’t watch any commercial TV and never have done, I watch very little free-to-air TV, I don’t follow any sports, rarely go to movies (am I starting to sound boring?), never know what shampoo I regularly buy or how much it costs, rarely listen to the radio, don’t read newspapers or magazines and Vince deals with all the financial issues. And what's more, they never ask if I myLot. So we’ll all be better off if I unsubscribe. But just to show I’m not always boring, here’s me on a flying fox in Confolens in France.
45 people like this
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
With all the traveling you do, I'm not surprised you don't watch TV, read newspapers, or listen to the radio. You're very active, so I wouldn't say you're boring. I love hearing about your adventures. That picture takes courage. I couldn't do what you did there.
@judyev I joined one and initially was awarded rather a lot of airmiles for my trouble. Then I started being declined when asked my roll in my company if I had the last say in ordering office supplies etc. They never had catagories I could tick regarding work. So I quit - surveys that is, not work.
• United States
@thislittlepennyearns @JudyEvans @rakski @arunima25 I used to do surveys way back but gave up on them before I could cash out on them. I lost patience. I did get some good focus group payments outta some but so many people are trying to do online work for extra pay that it's hard to even get into focus groups anymore. You have to be diligent with the email notices for surveys and pick up on them quickly to qualify before their quota fills up. I don't check my email enough to do it anymore. It also takes too much time and work for little pay.
• United States
I do pretty well with surveys but I hate the late disqualifications as well. Yesterday I started one and it had me watch 12 minutes of whatever I wanted on YouTube to evaluate what I watch and how I use it. As soon as I got done watching the 12 minutes of video it disqualified me which was a waste of my time! Most of the surveys I earn from seem to want the opinions of my kids more then they want my opinion.