Just wondered if anyone else on here does valued opinions?
I've been using them on and off for some time and have probably had £60 in vouchers over time so its worth my while though not going to change my life. However recently I keep finding I'm being screened out half way through long surveys. Its really annoying and a huge waste of time as you don't get paid
Also right now I'm on £9.75. They pay out at £10. Normally they credit me right away but they've put my last 2 surveys in pending credits and its been like that for 2 weeks now. I could really use the amazon voucher as well right now.
Hi, yes I have found the same with the screening too. I'm quite new to the survey thing so I just figured it was the way it worked! But sometimes there seems loads of questions before they then say you are not suitable! Very annoying..
I also have enough pending to get my voucher - there was an update in the last few days so I don't think it is any worse than normal. Doesn't hurt to kick them though.
If I get screened out after 10 or so questions, or after giving data, I lodge a complaint (link on the invitation email). This gets you an auto reply, then a standard fob off. I then reply to the fob off and have got some credit if I am abusive enough.
Also using onepoll - surveys only pay 10p or so but if you are screened out, it is after one question so less faff.
Thank you. I think I'll try complaining more I'm sick of being kicked out after completing loads of questions. What annoying me right now is that they seem to credit instantly but as soon as I get close to cashing out everything goes under pending credits
I use onepoll as well. They are easily my favourite because although as you say you don't get much for each survey they tend to be very quick at screening you out and the surveys don't take long. I've cashed out from them 3 times now. Took me quite a while to get there but they really do pay and £40 is a good sum when you finally get there. I'm on £5.05 at the moment so it will be some time before I cash out again. Never know may make it in time for christmas!
I do Valued Opinions and OnePoll too (and IPSOS Access Panel which is good). VO are a bit crap for holding your credit as pending, haven't noticed it being any worse than usual lately. OnePoll is my favourite, I achieve £40 on average every 5 or so months which is very handy for a few minutes work each day. I do them on my lunchbreak usually.
sign up for the sites; valued opinions, onepoll, rewarded opinions, yougov etc etc.
you need to grab the surveys as soon as they drop into your inbox, or regularly check the sites. The pay rate works at about £2 an hour or less, but if you aren't doing anything else at that moment, might as well.
cash out (vouchers, paypal, whatever) as soon as you reach the threshold. Never leave it to build up, you don't know how long the site will be there. Be patient; yougov pays out at £50 and takes most people about two years as the surveys aren't frequent.
you will often get screened out of surveys - onepoll pay less but screen out after one or two questions, VO pay more but take more questions to screen you out which can get irritating. If the survey is clearly something that is of no relevance to you, don't bother. Oh, and you don't have to fill in the bit at the end about 'what you thought of the survey' if you don't want to - just press 'submit'.
occasionally there is a jackpot - I got one where I was sent a free pack of biscuits and paid £5 for my opinion of them. Nice biscuits, too! Surveys that are a bit more complex -testing products, websites etc are better payers. You can also have fun telling them that no, you don't 'feel close' to a brand and that an advert is really irritating.
yougov won't screen you out but ALWAYS want you to use your points for a prize draw. Don't. Some surveys are only for a prize draw entry, again I wouldn't bother.
set up a shortcut to onepoll on your toolbar and check during the day - there aren't normally new surveys out of business hours.