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  1. Yeah, here I go complaining again! I just get so aggravated over these survey sites. Anyway, there are a couple of things that made my blood pressure go up a little. First are survey sites that have one of those stupid open ended questions that have nothing to do with the survey. An example is "Describe how you budget..." InnovateMR is notorious for these, and I absolutely hate them. I normally answer something to the effect that the question is not relevant to the survey and I refuse to answer. Normally, I can get by saying this and it moves on to the real survey. Other sites do them to, and it seemed like every survey I hit on today had that. And not one of them let me move on to the rest of the survey. So being petty and all, I decided to just write two words. I think you all can use your imaginations and guess what those words were. I was getting disqualified anyway, so I figured I might as well have some fun and break the monotony. The second thing that has been annoying me is several of the surveys I tried today had those questions as to what I do for a living. Since I'm completely retired, I pick retired. But nooooo, these survey sites today did not have that nor "I don't work" or "unemployed" as a choice. Then they want to know the revenue of the company I'm employed in, even though I did manage to select "other" and type in RETIRED in all caps. So these tone deaf survey sites think that someone who works in a company with half a billion dollars in revenue is gonna take a survey worth $1.34! No. They are delusional at best and booger eating morons at the worst thinking CEO's of large companies are filling these things out. I think it's totally ludicrous. What a bunch of idiots. So I'm going to make a nice cup of coffee and move on to my online Spanish lesson.
    8 points
  2. Have to say I'm impressed with the Paidviewpoint customer service...I was trying to do a survey today from them & the survey kept crashing at a certain point in the survey & I contacted them via email & within a few minutes they got back to me & credited me the amount that the survey was for & closed the survey...not many companies are like that's what all customer service should be like via an surveys online or via an app... Two thumbs up from me Green
    7 points
  3. Why can't survey sites be honest from the get go? 95% of the time surveys are MUCH longer than indicated. Do they want to lure us in and then tell us a 5 minute survey is 28 minutes?? I back out of this ploy over and over again. Wish they wouldn't waste our time. And sometimes it takes five minutes to see if we qualify for a supposedly five minute survey. In five more minutes we are told we don't qualify! (I won't even mention all the times that you finish a survey and then you are told that you don't qualify after the fact!. Well, I just mentioned it, sorry!) Why are we even getting surveys that we don't qualify for all the time anyway?? We fill out the profile. If we don't qualify, don't send it! Bottom line, be honest with us from the start, survey sites. If a survey is 30 minutes long don't say it is 5 minutes! AND if we don't qualify, don't send us the survey in the first place! (PS Steam is coming out of my ears right now!)
    6 points
  4. Here's to all of us hard working survey takers. May you all have a safe and Happy New Year! <3
    5 points
  5. I also get ones that say there are no right or wrong answers then why did you DQ me
    5 points
  6. 5 points
  7. I know I get lots of surveys that ask me also how many employees are in my company, and its annual budget and my title in the company, when I am retired. I just usually say one employee and other job. I think a lot of people that are doing surveys are either on disability or are retired.
    5 points
  8. I'm filing a complaint with state Consumer Protections in Georgia against YourSurveys. If you feel like you have been unfairly disqualified from surveys with no explanation through YourSurveys and they owe you points...please respond to this post. I'm willing to go to battle with this company on your behalf. Proof of help tickets your may have submitted etc... will be a big help!
    5 points
  9. I am just so sick and tired of completing a survey and then not getting credit for its completion. After I've wasted my time taking the survey it infuriates me to get the message " We are sorry, but you don't qualify" or " We've reached our quota", or better yet " This survey is now closed." This has been happening to me much more now than in the past and it's infuriating. I hate wasting my time. Besides I sometimes think this message pops up because they don't want to pay yet they want to use the info you've given them. Thanks for listening to my vent. Anyone else experiencing this frustration now more than ever??
    5 points
  10. A few weeks ago all of the surveys on my Qmee dashboard suddenly disappeared while I was perusing them. Also, I couldn't cash out. I knew I hadn't done anything wrong so I assumed it was an issue on Qmee's end and hoped it wasn't a ban for nothing, as often happens places. Finally contacted support. They replied within hours and passed along the fix for the problem (which was on my end) within 24 hours. I know customer support at these sites is often terrible or nonexistent, but I just wanted to recognize exceptional support in this case. And, no, this was not a paid endorsement.
    5 points
  11. I get some that say I'll be on a team and have a certain amount of points or money. The instructions on one of them today were so detailed, I just don't have the head for these. There were so many "if this" and what to keep and who would get what on your team...I just clicked off. I love Prolific but I wish some of the researchers would make them more simple. It's a turnoff, for me, anyway.
    4 points
  12. Whoever said "There is no such thing as a stupid questiion" obviously never took an online survey.
    4 points
  13. Lots of online articles about this. Here is one headline "Paradigm Sample Buys Tellwut Panel Assets"
    4 points
  14. Tellwut is now owned by paradagam sample.I am so dissapointed with site now too.I dont have a lot of trust for paradgam sample. dont like the cookies the use and the dam tracking.Sandy you dont have it wrong at all.I wonder why we allow these surveys to walk all over is.I find it sad but when i finally reach cashout I will call it a day.wish you guys the best
    4 points
  15. Did a survey from Pure Profile, got to question about 'How many people live in your household' the 2 choices adults over 18 & children under 18. There just 2 adults so answered with 0 in children - but error (see attached) each value must be greater than or equal to 1. So answered 1 & was able to complete. Sent them a query as there is obviously a problem with code:- "On demographics page wouldn’t let me move on (see attached) - there are no children in my house, but putting 0 (the truth) I got error. So I put one (not true) and it worked!" today got a reply Thanks for getting in touch. It appears that this study has now been paused which is why you were unable to continue. We're sorry to hear that you weren't able to fully participate in this activity. There are a given number of responses we need for each activity and once we have the required amount, the activity is closed. If the activity goes live again we'll add it straight back into your Pureprofile feed. We apologise for any inconvenience this might have caused you. Please let us know if we can help with anything further. Does that really answer my query!
    4 points
  16. My survey calibration chart. 5 minute surveys, 8-10 minutes 10 minute surveys, 12-15 minutes 15 minute surveys 20-22 minutes 20 minute surveys, 25-30 minutes 30 minutes surveys, 40-45 minutes Anything longer than 40 minutes, pack a lunch. My rule of thumb is, I don't do any surveys with time listed over 20 minutes. If a survey does not list a time or a progress meter, I do not take it.
    4 points
  17. I know most of my posts on here have been rants. But this one is a rave! Anyway, the number of surveys I can find on any survey site have gone way down for me over the summer. Even sites like Prolific have dried up. But lately, I have been getting surveys daily on Qmee. I have the app. I average $2-$3 a day on there. They have so many surveys, and new ones pop up every few minutes. Ironically enough, this is my biggest money maker now. And I can cash out any amount and get the money in my PayPal account quickly. Today, I made over $3.00 and that was in about 25 minutes.
    4 points
  18. I think that the frequency of these vapid open ended and meaningless questions are apparently from same the playbook, "Creating Surveys for Fun and Profit" that these survey panels get from the conventions they attend. This strategy is good for screening out the mindless dummkopfs & minions of stupid bots trying to make a fast penny. A properly trained AI can pass this. When asked for what I do, I try to find something close to part-time consultant or something close to "I'm not going to tell y'all".
    4 points
  19. Same here. Also retired and get the question about where I work with no option for "retired" as well as the "how many employees" one. Another type survey are those that ask if you use a specific site (like Etsy) and even after explicitly stating that you do not , they ask away every possible question about the site.
    4 points
  20. I have also had that question many times and my profile says I'm retired and don't work so why am I getting that survey.
    4 points
  21. Of course it was cint, survey about food & eating out. I answered that I'd been to McDonalds in the past week. Next question:- "Please describe in detail what YOU ate, including ALL ingredients and components. For example: Tomato soup with sourdough bread and butter. A grilled chicken breast coated with garlic butter, with broccoli, wholegrain rice, and tomato sauce. Mushroom risotto with salmon. " I answered that I'd had a quarter pounder with cheese & regular fries. Got disqualified !
    4 points
  22. I'm ok with it when they ask it right away, because you can choose to continue or not. What upsets me is when you've spent 15 or 20 mins on the survey, are about to complete it, and it requires your address at the end with zero warnings or ways to opt out.
    4 points
  23. Yep, I had an incident with savanta once and was treated the same way. I'm serious about my surveys and answer homestly. So, when ever I always check the address bar to see which company has come up. and when I see savanta, I close the window. Savanta did not pass the ethics quality check.
    4 points
  24. One Opinion, like most of the Dynata owned survey sites, has gone drastically downhill lately. Most of the survey invitations I receive are the ones where they don’t disclose how much they are worth or how long they will take. I won’t do any of those. It doesn’t leave me with very many other surveys to do. There are broken links, or it won’t go back to the site to give you disqual credit of 50 points. I’ve taken a break from them and will probably dump them. They are a waste of time and are a terrible site. Dynata should not be in the survey business. They are crooks who screw survey takers left and right.
    4 points
  25. IPSOS has tolerated my curmudgeon butt for 5 years and today they gave me an award, 20 points. That's 20¢. I can't even buy anything in a canadian dollar store on a good echange rate. I think I can buy a pack of Chinese chewing gum, if some one else pays for the other million packs in a shipping container load.
    4 points
  26. Has anyone else noticed how many surveys are available on Prolific now at any given time? This is probably the best survey site out there right now. At any given time, there are over 15 surveys available and many of them are shown to be less than 6 min long. Probably the best paying opportunity right now. I would log on and just do a couple at a time, but a person could just sit down and work on their surveys throughout the day and make some good extra cash. Most surveys on there come from Universities, so I am guessing they are playing catch up now from all the shutdowns. Check it out if you are looking for a good, legit survey site with a lot of survey opportunities.
    4 points
  27. This looks like a shill. I dropped Toluna once they demonstrated how resolute they were on their forfeiture policy. The demonstrated it again when the shutdown a panel they had created, "Expert Outpost". They shut that panel down and members lost their stranded points. Toluna knows who I am, and bombs any survey fielded for them that I encounter. I suggest find a panel with ethics
    4 points
  28. Every time I receive a Pinecone email offer, the first or second question in the screening process just freezes. I have not been able to complete a survey fot them in over a month. How do they not realize how much they suck now??
    4 points
  29. SurveyEveryOne.Com decided to pay me my withdrawal cash out into my paypal.com account's earnings. Appreciate everyone's prayers for me.
    4 points
  30. Yeah, well these survey sites and their bulls*** is enough to put anyone in a coma!
    4 points
  31. I am surprised and glad that you got your money. I hope you don't plan to continue to do surveys with them again.
    4 points
  32. I won't do any surveys where they want me to download anything. I just got one today where they want me to download an app on my computer so they can track where I go. No thanks. I think it was digital reality. I also passed on one where they asked me to send them my junk mail.
    4 points
  33. There are certain survey sites/routers that I will not do. JD Power is a total scam. I’ve never successfully completed any survey from them. Peanut Labs is a sketchy site too, and I don’t trust them. Any surveys that start with the question “what work/position do you do?” without leaving me an “I don’t work/retired” option I X out of. If they want me to scan in a copy of my drivers license, that is a hard pass too. If it’s just a thing to join another survey company, I won’t do those either. There are so many things that I could probably write a book! I have become much more picky about what I will accept as far as taking a survey. I’ve found out over time that most survey sites do not reward loyalty, will throw you under the bus in a New York minute, and will do everything they can to screw you out of your earnings. Many will get to where you cash out, and then they’ll pull a fast one and dump you. That should be totally illegal. Many of the survey sites will take your personal info and sell it to every con artist and grifter out there.
    4 points
  34. Final update. I had a Christmas miracle today. I was finally given my reward from One Opinion. It only took 7 weeks, numerous emails, a BBB report and about 8 different attempts to get my reward only to have it cancelled immediately. The other day they finally forwarded my email to their tech department (um, why didn't they do that in the first place?), fixed whatever glitch was in my account, and when I ordered a reward it did not get cancelled immediately. Today it showed up in my inbox. Funny thing is, every time they unpaused me, they would send me dozens of emails a day for surveys. Like they thought I'd do them for free???? It was a nice run before Dynata took over. I can now happily close the books on them, delete them from my bookmarks and be done with them.
    4 points
  35. Well i tried the new IPSOS and it's worse. I wonder what their software acceptance testers were, yes men? All surveys are now routers and I was looped five times before I aborted, there are no longer survey time estimates, screen outs are only a point, and the poll predictor doesn't work. They use some of your old account info and require it to be refreshed before every survey attempt and then ignore the information, requiring the panelist to re-enter the same old information over and over. For a company so reliant on information, I wonder why IPSOS requires panelist tedium. They now deliberately incorporate attention checks that must be answered correctly. The attention checks are very obvious.. The payouts seem the same, but I have not tried to claim a reward yet. I'm not sure I'm inclined to work up to the payout threshold. I don't recommend The new i-say. I submitted a support ticket to IPSOS apprising them of this post
    3 points
  36. Happy New Year to all Be Safe
    3 points
  37. I just did a 250 point survey on yougov. One of the questions was about James Bond, and it asked if I would be receptive to a woman playing James Bond. I told them no. Why would a woman be named James? I have no problems if they have a woman who works with James Bond, but to have a woman play the James Bond character is definitely a no for me. I still need 1400 points to cash out, and so receiving mostly 150 point surveys, it is going to take a while.
    3 points
  38. I've never made it past that first screen with demographic questions. it is so tedious on my tablet that I can't be bothered with them.
    3 points
  39. One I encountered for the first time today: Are you currently in a coma? Sometimes I'm not sure how to answer these honestly.
    3 points
  40. I notice that lately, Pinecone has been posting their surveys on other sites, like OneOpinion. Only thing is that they are the exact same surveys they post on their own site, but pay way less through other sites. On OneOpinion, it may be 50 cents, or a dollar at the most, vice $3 through Pinecone themselves. I will not do Pinecone surveys on other sites because of this.
    3 points
  41. @Alexium - Don't be surprised or offended if nobody believes you. Posting proof of payment will not help so please don't. Honestly it feels like this thread is not genuine. You ask for advice then just days later post huge earnings. Also you said "My sister in law has 36-37 people already." then posted "proof" claiming it is you who has the referrals. I personally am not impressed and this now feels like a bait and switch type inquiry. @Everyone - MLM is not illegal at least in the USA. Avon, Amway, Herbalife are MLM and quite successful for some but a huge money pit for others. Pyramid schemes are illegal in many countries. I'm not going to try and explain the difference because to me there is little difference and I don't care to research it to the point of being able to clearly explain the difference. As always do your own research before joining any "be your own boss" company. I'll leave this thread open for now but am tempted to lock or possibly just delete it.
    3 points
  42. mikedorb

    W-9

    You said you received a W-9 form in January. Am I correct? I might be wrong about this but I think you are supposed to report your earnings for any survey site where you earn at least 600.00 in a given year. Did you earn at least 600.00 from this panel in 2020? If you did I think you need to report it as income when you file your 2020 taxes. When you cashed out at the end of December if they paid you on or before 12/31 it would count as 2020 income. If they paid you after 12/31 then I think it would go toward 2021. I believe that is how it works.
    3 points
  43. Well it took me a month and several e-mails but Ipsos finally came through .
    3 points
  44. it's been a bit since I did surveys for some extra money but I decided to start up again! And for that time I truly forgot how much it majorly sucked to do a 20 minute survey, be told explicitly that I qualified, but then the router site after tells me that in the end I actually didn't qualify. Thanks peanut labs, I love it On the bright side though I can give some raving with this rant! Years later and I still love quick rewards, so quick to respond and understanding about these sorts of situations. I remember when I first started I wasn't the keenest on them, but I feel like they really turned it around in being one of the few survey companies who actually keeps users updated on problems (I'm still amazed when their payment system was bungled a couple years ago they gave frequent updates on facebook each step of the way), and have replies that rarely feel like the typical canned response.
    3 points
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