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The following is a guest post from Koupon Karen. This is the second post in a series.
I have more information about taking surveys and earning money and I want to thank Jenny for letting me share more with her readers. The last time I explained the process of signing up for surveys and a few do’s and dont’s. I hope no one had any troubles getting started and have already started earning money. If you haven’t, that’s OK it may take a little while. Just make sure you filed out the profile or the first survey. Sometimes that takes place of the profile.
One thing I’ve told my readers is taking surveys can be a great way to pay for your Holiday gifts. You don’t have to cash out when you meet the minimum. You can keep the money there and then in August or September start cashing out so you’ll have your cash and gift cards to make holiday purchases. It’s possible you will have enough to cover it all and then buy yourself something too!
Another good thing about taking surveys is sometimes you may get products to test! That’s a really fun part. One time I was sent 6 boxes of tissue. I had to use 1 box each week and take a 5 minute survey each time. Buy the end of the review, I had only put in about 30 minutes of work. I didn’t count using the tissues as work because I just use then as I normally did every day. So in the end I got 6 FREE boxes of tissues and then was paid $50.00 for doing the product review!! How sweet is that.
I’ve product tested diapers, wipes, food, frozen snacks and so much more. You never know what you might get. You also never know when there will be a product test at the end of a survey so make sure you take as many as you can. Even if they don’t pay, they may pay off in the end.
Now it’s great taking surveys and making money, but my favorite reason for taking surveys is knowing that I was able to give my honest opinion on either an existing product or service, one that they are developing or one they feel they need to change. They need our opinions. That’s why even if the survey isn’t going to pay me, if I have the time I still try to take them. Of course if I have a $20.00 survey sitting in my inbox, sorry but I’m going to do that one first!
Someone mentioned in the comments from the last post that they were invited to be part of a $140 Focus Group once That can happen too!! Wouldn’t that be great! $140 for giving your opinion. Perfect!! Another person mentioned that she does two surveys per month for one company that pays $3.00 per survey. That ads up to $72 for the year, not bad either! Those surveys probably averaged about 20 minutes each.
- ePoll – ePoll is another good one but I don’t receive many invites from them. I get about 2 a month. Most of them are paid. I just looked in my account and one survey I’ve taken was for a drawing. I still don’t mind because the surveys are pretty good. Now that’s me, you could be different. It all depends on your profile. Always make sure you update it. You earn points for each survey and they average about 500 points per survey. 3500 points will get you a $5.00 gift card.
- SayNation! – I’ve been finding a lot of people don’t know about SayNation! I don’t know how I found them but I joined SayNation! about a year and a half ago. I receive a LOT of survey invites each week. Sometimes a few a day. Of course I don’t qualify for them all but some weeks I do qualify for about 4-6 if not more. Again it depends on how much time I have to take the surveys. You earn points for each survey completed and even the ‘screener’ surveys will yield you a few points. You can cash them in for paypal, gift cards or prizes. It does take 4 -6 weeks to receive your prize but I always get it! I prefer Paypal or Walmart.com but they have a lot of choices. I’ve contacted them a few times and the customer service is slow, but good. Their surveys average about 1000 points and 12,000 points will get you a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card, just to give you an idea. Now when you join SayNation! you must take the first survey, this is your profile survey and you’ll earn 250 points for doing it. There may also be a few more surveys waiting for you right away in your account. They will email you when there is a new survey or it will be listed in your account. I have found that sometimes I get an email, but it’s not in my account so check both places.
- Survey Savvy – I really like Survey Savvy too. I get about 3-5 invites some weeks and I seem to qualify for a lot of them. But what I like about Survey Savvy is they have, from time to time, higher paying surveys. I’ll take a $10.00 survey any day that’s for sure! Of course you can’t expect to always get something that high but I’ve had really good luck with them. They will send you emails when there is a survey available or you can look in your account. They pay cash and once you reach $10.00 you can request a check. I’ve never had a problem getting paid by them. I believe I’ve done product testing with Survey Savvy as well. It’s hard to remember who sent me what.
I’ll be back again with more! Hope your enjoying these reviews. I’ve enjoyed sharing my experience with you all.
Disclosure: This is my honest opinion of these companies. My words are my own and I have not been compensated by these companies to say anything about them. However when you join some of them, it does helps support my blog.