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Does anyone do paid online surveys?
EasterRobin · 10/04/2017 06:32
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?
Middleagedmumoftwo · 10/04/2017 06:45
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 · 10/04/2017 07:07
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.
LynetteScavo · 10/04/2017 07:23
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
redexpat · 10/04/2017 07:26
I do some but am v selective. Every other month or so i get £5 in my paypal account.
EasterRobin · 10/04/2017 07:29
I might avoid that one then lunettes - which one was it, if you remember?
EasterRobin · 10/04/2017 07:29
Dammit - autocorrect. I meant Lynette of course.
MirandaWest · 10/04/2017 07:30
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 · 10/04/2017 07:30
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.
Fluffycloudland77 · 10/04/2017 10:20
I do valued opinions & Ipsos I say.
I get about £50 a month.
Dangerismymiddlename · 10/04/2017 10:31
IAmTheWorwax · 10/04/2017 17:34
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 · 10/04/2017 19:22
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.
EasterRobin · 10/04/2017 19:27
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.
disABLEdMummy · 10/04/2017 19:30
I do You give (£50 cash out) and Onepoll.com. 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
Obsidian77 · 10/04/2017 20:58
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
These pay a bit better but have less frequent surveys
Valued Opinions and I-say are kind of in the middle.
specialsubject · 12/04/2017 19:50
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.
LuxuryWoman2017 · 12/04/2017 21:04
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.
EasterRobin · 13/04/2017 06:11
Ooh Luxury. You are making me optimistic that this might not be a crazy idea! Thank you for all the info.
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