How do I get and qualify for more online surveys?

Completing and keeping your profile surveys up-to-date will qualify you to participate in more market research surveys that are relevant to your lifestyle and interests. You may access these profile surveys by logging into your survey panel(s) account.

What is the process for taking online surveys?

Surveys invitations are sent via email and can be taken at your leisure. All you need is a computer and Internet access. On average, it takes 5 to 20 minutes to complete a survey. You will be rewarded for every survey you take.

How many rewards can I earn for taking online surveys?

Payment for surveys can vary widely from site to site and from survey to survey. Expect to be compensated one of three ways: with cash (anywhere from $1 to $75 or more per survey), with points that can be redeemed for prizes, or with sweepstakes entries. In some instances you may also be rewarded with new products to try. The amount of the reward will vary depending on two factors: survey length and Urgency of the online survey.

Why am I being asked the same questions in surveys I have already answered in my profile surveys?

Survey Panels do their best to ensure that if you tell them your age, for example, they won’t ask you for the same information again. But sometimes it’s unavoidable, and they ask for your understanding when this does occur. It can happen, for example, when you participate in a survey along with other respondents whose information is not known.

To ensure consistency among responses, market researchers will sometimes ask everyone for basic information on age, gender or location (including you). They know that being asked for duplicate information can be a bit frustrating, and they try to reduce the need for it to the extent possible.

I have not received survey invites, what do I do?

Survey invites may not be making it into your Inbox. Your email provider may be flagging survey emails as SPAM and moving them to your junk folder. To ensure that you receive all of survey invitation emails, please add survey panels email address to your list of trusted senders, address book or contact list.

I have a problem accessing a survey, what do I do?

If you are having problems accessing a survey, it may be due to one of the following reasons: Technical: Please ensure the following technical requirements are met:

  • You are using a recent version of a popular browser, for example Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera
  • JavaScript is enabled
  • Cookies are enabled
  • Some surveys require the Adobe Flash Player

Survey was temporarily unavailable:

Please wait a while and return to the link and reattempt to complete the survey. If none of these reasons helped you, or if the problem persists, please contact survey panels.

The survey does not work when I open it using the browser on my mobile phone?

Surveys are designed for best use on a computer. For the best experience, please use a web browser on a computer to complete online paid surveys.

Why am I often screened out of surveys?

Market researchers are often looking for the opinions of a very specific group of people – for example, users of a particular brand of soap. If you don’t meet the qualifications for a survey you might be “screened out” or get a message that says you’re “not qualified” to complete the survey.

Don’t take it personally! Screen-outs are a normal part of the market research process. The more they get to know you, the better they’ll be able to send you surveys that you DO qualify for. And they’ll still reward you even if you “screen out.”

How to Avoid Survey Scams?

While there are a lot of reputable survey panle sites on the web, there are also a lot of not-so-reputable sites.

Avoid any survey site that:

  • Requires you to pay a membership fee
  • Guarantees you a set income
  • Does not make clear how you’ll be rewarded for your participation
  • Asks for too much personal information – you shouldn’t have to give out your Social Security Number, credit card number or your bank account information
  • Does not post a privacy policy
  • Sells member information to third parties

Where to Find Reputable Survey Companies?

While a simple web search for “Online Paid Surveys” will turn up lots of opportunities, it won’t necessarily turn up the most reputable opportunities. For that, it’s best to trust the opinion of experienced survey-takers.