Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Surveys Part 1

So I posted awhile ago that I was going to attempt some survey sites and see if they were actually worth the time and effort put into them. To be honest, I really haven't dedicated much time to doing surveys between my job, family, and blogging, plus some days I just didn't feel like it. I get frustrated with survey sites for a couple of reasons. One of the reasons is that when you first sign up, they usually have you fill out a bunch of questionaires and small surveys to find out all about your life. You would think they would use these surveys to ensure that they send out specific surveys to certain people that match their criteria, right? Instead, they send you links to every survey and the only way you get credited the money or points is if you qualify and finish the survey. Many times, you will spend a few minutes on the survey only to get a message saying that you do not qualify. Most sites will give you some sort of compensation for these few wasted minutes but it is typically something very small such as an entry into a drawing. I have signed up with a few different survey sites and will regularly update on how they are working out so far.

 The first one is IMReportCard Research.

 With IMReport Card, you are sent various surveys typically on a daily basis. Each one has a set amount of money you can earn if you finish the survey. If you don't qualify for the survey, you are credited 10 cents to your account. It doesn't sound like much, but eventually, that 10 cents can add up. I think if I spent time doing a few surveys each day with this site, I would make a pretty decent amount. 

MySurvey is the next survey site I tried. I stopped doing surveys for them for a little while because twice in a row I was in the middle of a survey and the website froze and I couldn't continue or get credit for what I had done. I sent emails to the contact email address explaining the problem and got no response. The surveys seem to be working fine now. With MySurvey, you earn points for the surveys you complete; some are very short while others are longer. The points can then be redeemed for prizes such as gift cards, and hundreds of other items. As long as the surveys continue to work, I don't think it would take long to earn some nice prizes if you do them on a regular basis.

 Feel free to leave a comment and tell us about your survey experience!

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