Kate’s Good Deals and Pecuniary Opportunities
Make $$$ By Doing Online SurveysClear Voice
This is my favorite survey company these days. Their invitations are frequent and every survey pays you something. Many of the surveys are innovative and therefore involving and fun.
Pine Cone Research
An elite survey site which immediately pays $3 per survey. They offer paying product tests; I’ve done quite a few and enjoy providing this type of feedback. During recruitment periods, they will place banner ads. If you see one, know that you are being offered a rare opportunity. In the meantime, press this link; at the moment the window is open for new referrals.
A classy site which recently was acquired by another classy site, Lightspeed Research. You earn points for each survey taken and redeem them for gift certificates or merch. These days the only way to become a member is to be referred by a member, so if you are interested send me an email and I will arrange for an invitation.
I recently collected $13 within a week of joining. No complaints!
Those four survey sites have the KateBB Seal of Approval. I also recommend the following three, with reservations:
Global Test Market
Earn points redeemable for cash. When you reach the $50 level, you may request a check; for me, that usually happens twice a year but you may do much better. Perhaps my age has something to do with it. Demographics play a large role in market research.
Harris Polls Online
Harris Polls are incredibily famous and their online surveys are well designed and usually not over-long. Incentives are slow to accumulate, however. They recently added PayPal for incentives and also offer merch.
If you work in IT, management, or the professions, Test Spin may be the perfect site for you. Many of their surveys fit these categories and remunerate at a much higher level than surveys that are less intricately targeted. Nevertheless, I have stuck with them over the years and still qualify for a survey or two per week. Paypal transfers or gift certificates are the rewards.
Most of these sites also offer automatic sweepstakes entries for each survey taken, and people do win them. In 2011, I won $250 from Clear Voice.
Another perk of survey site membership is that sometimes you may have an opportunity to join a panel through a firm called Communispace which provides sophisticated and interesting surveys and discussion forums. You’ll get an automatic $10 Amazon certificate each month, along with other Amazon certificates throughout the year for special projects.
Now to the sites I do not recommend. ACOP (American Consumer Opinion): BEWARE!!! It used to be one of the finest but has come under wide criticism by former members (myself included) who were cavalierly stripped both of their memberships and their accumulated reward balances.
I would also advise you to avoid these other sites which seem reputable but don’t pay much, if anything: Toluna, NPD, Synovate, Ciao, Ipsos I-Say, Survey Spot, Mindfield Online, Zoom Panel. They take up too much of your time for too little return.
Nifty background info on survey sites may be found at Survey Police.
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