Ok surveys are making me mad, how do you make money off these?!

United States
March 21, 2007 5:38pm CST
I have been doing every survey they send to my box and I get through the prescreen and they say I don't qualify EVERY time. How do you get yourself qualified to take these to make $40 an hour?? I'm at a loss and am about to stop wasting my time, but I hate to give up. I just don't want to only do one survey every week/month/year they decide I finally qualify for one of them! Know what I mean?
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21 responses
• Serbia And Montenegro
22 Mar 07
Are you talking about GLOBALTESTMARKET? Haha, if you are, i am a member of that survey site too. And it's been a few months now. Like you, most of the surveys they sent me i am not "qualified" for. So, after a few months i thought, what the heck. I don't bother about that site anymore now.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
No, its every one I do from Viva Research to Global to Lightspeed. None of them seem to qualify me.
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@classy56 (2883)
• United States
21 Mar 07
most of they survey are timed.if you are answering the question to fast then you will get disqualify.most survey tells you how long it should take you to completed them.so try to complete them in that amount of time. an also look an make sure photos are not downloading while you are answering your frist question.before you submit your answer.an be sure to read the email closely about what the survey is about.usally it gives you a hint or tell you what the survey about.this will tell you what to pick on some of your chocies.i do lots of survey everyday an have done them for years.there is a trick to it.so just read everything carefully.an dont rush through a survey. an you will be fine.
• United States
22 Mar 07
I have tried this and it seems to work a little better, but its prolly just because I'm living in boonieville. No one wants an opinion from here... lol
@Bomber109 (202)
• Australia
22 Mar 07
The only way you can get more surveys is if you sign up for as many survey sites as you can (free to join, of course. Never pay anything for surveys). I often don't qualify for different surveys (or the quota is full), however i have signed up to enough companies to get, on average, 1 per day I qualify for.
• United States
22 Mar 07
Okay if you're sick and tired of not making money from surveys it's probably because yo u're at the wrong place. SURVEY SPOT IS GREAT AND I GET PAID ALLLLL THE TIME!!! www.surveyspot.com...no referals, just foreal so try it out! I promise it works, come back and let me know what you think....really it's awesome...surveysavvy.com is also good i heard, I haven't tried it though, but survey spot does...go for it!
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• United States
22 Mar 07
I'm a member and still never qualify. More at surveyspot than anywhere... It's probably my demographic. lol. I'm not in the most reknowned spot on the planet. Boonie city here!
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
hi tannie! good day! this is my first time to join this kind of site where you will be paid by joining discussion, posting blogs, reply and comments on blogs...dont really know how this things works but i wanna try if it's true...there is no harm in trying ... i will tell you if this will work in me..:D...God bless!
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@erikssion (109)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
I just do surveys online. But, already I hate it very much. You go on the survey for about 10-15 minutes, and then suddenly, when you thought it was over, it will tell you that you are not qualified. This just fires me up. That is why now, I hate them. No matter how much money you get for completing a survey I just don't care anymore.
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@Munira (484)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I do get fed up with the time wasted on qualifiers. But, I do get some points toward payout from NFO, even when I do not qualify.
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I have signed up with a lot of survey sites. I am disabled and do not have a lot that I can do and this helps occupy my time. I think that I get disqualified about 75% of the time. There are some sites like my view that pay you a small amount even if you do not qualify but most sites just leave you frustrated. I have been doing it for about a year and a half and the most I have ever made in one month is $95 so those that say they are making lots of money are just pulling you a fast one. The best way to make money is to qualify for a panel. One panel that I qualified for paid me $75 a month for five months. My view and clearvoice have been the best paying site for me but you can not sign up directly from their site. You have to receive an invitation from them. The way I got the invitation was through USApanel which sends mostly junk but every now and then sends a gem. Avoid sites like Pandaresearch and ECN they are sign up for offer sites even though they say taht they are survey sites.
• United States
22 Mar 07
I've already signed up for them and saw that. Like I said I got a lot of these through treasuretrooper.com Stumbling blocks to earning money online no matter what you try to do I guess!
@Stiletto (4584)
22 Mar 07
I just think these survey sites are such a huge waste of time and effort. No-one makes decent money using them and as you say - there is all that nonsense of answering about 20 questions only to then be told you don't fit the target group that they are looking for! To me they should be treated strictly as something that might bring in a little extra cash from time to time but they are in no way any kind of regular income. People that claim to be making loads of money using survey sites are usually trying to get referrals.
• United States
22 Mar 07
What I don't get, is that the survey site asks you these questions when you sign up. So I'm like WT? Why send me a survey I'm not going to qualify for, stick to the criteria you mentioned when I signed up and only send me stuff for my area! lol
@Carl79 (81)
22 Mar 07
All surveys have a target audiance, the reason why you dont qualify is probably because you dont fit that target audiance. The more survey companies you sign up for the more chance you will have. Dont expect to make $40 an hour though think more like $5. I have done some high paying surveys £35 for one that took 45 minutes was the best, however these are very few and far between. I would recomend only signing up to ones that pay cash or points that can be converted into cash. If it pays in prize draws give it a wide birth as surveys are time consuming and I dont think you have a chance in winning. Try American Consumer Panel they send a cheque after completing surveys I have received a few always for £3 for about 15 minutes thats about $5-6. Depends what country you reside YouGov is good, Ciao UK, Opinion World, I know you mentioned Lightspeed but this has worked for me I have received £60 into my paypal account from them in the last 3 months.
• Pakistan
22 Mar 07
czxc
• Pakistan
22 Mar 07
well one thing i tell u that most of the survey sites are just scam and nothing else so dont waste time on that
• Pakistan
22 Mar 07
well i tell u most of these sites are just scam and they offer nothing but a wastage of time.
• India
22 Mar 07
do not complete surveys.some of them are scam. goto www.bloggers.com and make blog if u r creative and your blog is useful u can't imagine how much u earn per day.
@badgirl1 (19)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I have tried to do those surveys also and I still haven't been paid for the trial survey and the first one that I did for them. They won't pay until I prove to them that I completed the survey with my credit card statement (thats because you have to use a credit card). First I won't show any one my credit card statement, but after completing these two surveys the companies came back and said they were not completed and they were on my end and with this survey company. So the end of this is don't believe them!!!
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I belong to a few survey sites and have been paid out $$ only in small amounts. The most I got in one take was $30 from greenfieldonline. Your2cents have paid me $26 in total and I have received gift cards from mypoints.com (which is not really a survey site but check it out if you like). I have not heard of any survey sites where you are able to make $40 an hour...if you do, let us all know :) I just do it to pass time and earn a little here and there.
@humpicas (82)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Some surveys can REALLY be a total freaking pain in the backside!!!!!!!! It's almost more trouble than it's worth really.
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
22 Mar 07
he he he, we have those in sweden as well and I also never qualifie, they ask me 2 or three questions and then Boooom. I guess they just need those answers *ha ha ha*
• India
22 Mar 07
its just the waste of time.....
• India
22 Mar 07
its just the waste of time.....