Thursday, April 23, 2009

Paid Surveys | Tips & Tricks - Part 2

This entry is the continuation of my previous post on part 1. A quick recap: Tip 1 - Use different Email Account, Tip 2 - Recruit more referrals, Tip 3 - Register to more survey sites, Tip 4 - Beware of paid survey scams.

  • Tip 5 - Complete Profiles
  • Usually, you will be asked to answer some basic questions about yourself along in the registration process such as marital status, gender, current job, household items and etc. Some companies might even require panel member to choose from the designated topics that interest them. Survey profiles are also known as "demographic profile", "screener" and "short survey". You MUST do this step properly as all online survey sites will refer to your profiles to start sending invitations. This is to ensure that you will receive the appropriate studies that match your daily lifestyles and thus, increasing the chances to qualify for the given survey. Most of paid survey company do not reward/compensate any incentives for the profile completion but some of them will. Take Your2Cents for example, they pay $1 of bonus cash rewards for each time a panelist completed a profile. ^_^

  • Tip 6 - Read Your Emails
  • Always remember to check you email as frequently as possible because all survey invitations will be delivered through your email address at any time of the day. Also, please note that some(maybe all) of studies have an expiry dates, and any attempt to take the paid surveys after the expiration date will become utterly useless as it won't count as part of your earnings. There will be several problems that may arise from this behavior. The first one is that you have unintentionally cut down one chance of making extra cash from online survey by refusing to respond to the offers. If you are in a bad luck, the single invitation that you've missed out might be the highest compensation you will receive, among others. The second problem is your credibility. By failing to check your email and respond to a survey invitation, you will give a considerably bad impression to the company. You may think that missing one or two surveys is not a big deal, but the survey company think otherwise. You are "virtually" telling the company that you are not interested into taking their surveys and as a result, you will get less invitations in the future. That's not where the bad news end, at worst possible situation, you might be banned from their network if you keep missing and failing to respond to the survey invitation.
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