Does anyone do paid online surveys?

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EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 06:32:54

I'm thinking of signing up to a couple of those paid survey sites to make a little money in the middle of the night when I've got insomnia. Has anyone tried them? Any advice on which ones to join/avoid?

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Middleagedmumoftwo Mon 10-Apr-17 06:45:32

I have signed up to some before, but to be honest most of them pay peanuts, around 60p for something which can take half an hour. The only one I found that paid real money was 'Take part in research' but you only qualify for their surveys very occasionally as they are looking for specific things...I did an online task for them that involved logging into discussions about new cars over a two week time period, and it did take up a few hours but I got paid £150. They also invited me to a group discussion at a hotel recently that paid £50 for attending but I was ill.

EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 07:07:34

Thanks for sharing Middle. I guess I wasn't expecting to make loads - it's just dead time in the middle of the night. Although 60p for 30 mins is rather less than I hoped unless there's loads of surveys to keep doing.

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LynetteScavo Mon 10-Apr-17 07:23:51

I signed up once for a laugh. I spent a week of my holiday doing them for fun. I never received any money now come to think if it.....after a week I got bored. I think you could swap points for Amazon vouchers but it was something line 6 months of intensively completing surveys for a £10 Amazon voucher hmm

redexpat Mon 10-Apr-17 07:26:52

I do some but am v selective. Every other month or so i get £5 in my paypal account.

EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 07:28:09

Ooh which sites do you use red?

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EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 07:29:17

I might avoid that one then lunettes - which one was it, if you remember?

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EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 07:29:53

Dammit - autocorrect. I meant Lynette of course.

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MirandaWest Mon 10-Apr-17 07:30:00

I do opinion research - surveys are between 25p and 75p mostly and take maybe 10 minutes (often less). Rarely get screened out. Once you get to £20 you can get it paid into your bank account.

annandale Mon 10-Apr-17 07:30:18

A couple of times I have managed £5 on swagbucks but it's quite a slog and can take a month or more to get there.

MirandaWest Mon 10-Apr-17 07:30:45

My autocorrect didn't help there. Is opinium research

EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 09:47:30

Ooh those sound interesting. Thank you.

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Fluffycloudland77 Mon 10-Apr-17 10:20:04

I do valued opinions & Ipsos I say.

I get about £50 a month.

EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 10:25:54

Wow Fluffy. That sounds great!

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Dangerismymiddlename Mon 10-Apr-17 10:31:54

You'd make more money matched betting which despite the name is not betting but completely risk free.
There's a current thread about it here
And a good video that explains it here

IAmTheWorwax Mon 10-Apr-17 17:34:45

I do opinion outpost and pine cone research. You have to be accepted in to the pine cone one but it's worth applying as you get £3 per survey, although sometimes you only get a few a month.

Opinion outpost can be a slog but if I have a spare 10 minutes I'll check if there's any surveys going and fill them in. I've made about £15 worth of amazon vouchers over a month.

I'd recommend you set up a new email address for them and even a fake phone number too.

EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 19:22:23

Thanks Worwax. That's a good idea. I really don't want to get inundated with spam or anyone calling my phone. I'll look into those companies... They sound good.

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EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 19:27:24

Interesting idea Danger. I don't think I'd trust myself to do something like that while half-asleep in the middle of the night. I'd be afraid of falling asleep halfway through and forgetting what I had/hadn't done. I can see the appeal though.

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disABLEdMummy Mon 10-Apr-17 19:30:26

I do You give (£50 cash out) and I haven't really kept on top of how often surveys appear and still reckon I've made about £300 but that's over 4 years or so. Would obviously have been more if I was more vigilant

EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 20:51:19

Thanks Able!

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Obsidian77 Mon 10-Apr-17 20:58:47

Hi op they mostly don't pay very well at all but if you're up anyway...
Bear in mind you get screened out of a lot (ie u don't complete the survey as they have enough people). Also, they all have payment thresholds; so you can't cash out until you reach a limit of £30 or so. Some pay cash (via cheque or PayPal) and some only do vouchers.

These have lots of surveys but don't usually pay much
Inbox Pounds
My Survey

These pay a bit better but have less frequent surveys

Valued Opinions and I-say are kind of in the middle.

EasterRobin Mon 10-Apr-17 21:49:51

Very helpful - thank you Obsidian!

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specialsubject Wed 12-Apr-17 19:50:13

Gave up on valued opinions as they screen out after collecting lots of free info.

Onepoll are worth it although they stop sending surveys when you are 5p off cash out. Email them and they will pay up.

Yougov screen out less - dont do Oracle surveys as they are just prize draws, and make sure you aren't answering ' a few more questions ' at the end.

Whatusersdo is the best pay rate even though they have just slashed it, but two surveys a month is good going.

EasterRobin Wed 12-Apr-17 20:52:24

Thanks Special. That's really helpful!

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LuxuryWoman2017 Wed 12-Apr-17 21:04:24

I make a fair bit. Panelbase is good and I've had £20 in nectar points in 4 days through e-rewards plus a tenner through valued opinions. I also do I say, had an amazon voucher last week.
I spend about 45 minutes a day and have several tabs open and work them simultaneously. Mintvine is good too. You won't make a fortune ando I suggest a separate email address for surveys and comps. I have had hundreds of ££ worth of test products through isay and nectar canvass too.

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