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  1. 9 points
    Someone on /r/beermoney recommended this app to me a few months back, called Hatch - it's actually by C-Space, who are also responsible for the best-paying, awesomest private survey community of the handful I'm a part of, so it's not too surprising that this app also pays well for your time. It is surprising that it's so completely flown under the radar, so I was wondering if anyone else here uses it, and to people who don't, to recommend it. You don't get surveys from it very often, and it never proactively informs you of them, you have to check it periodically - but when you do snag one, it's super worth it. Like Pinecone, they periodically invite you to complete short (couple minute) surveys for no pay, but then use your responses, if you qualify for what they're looking for, to invite you to surveys that are still pretty short, often interesting, and pay pretty nicely - the least I've gotten is $3, the most I've gotten is $10, and their surveys aren't that long (though, oddly, for an app-only site, they do often include some writing - I don't mind as much, because I completely refuse to give up my Photon Q, the last-ever Android phone with a proper keyboard - otherwise I'd probably be more irritated. But I'd be irritated all over the place, which is why I refuse to give it up. :p) The really nice thing about it, too, is they clearly read all our responses, and if they like your response, I learned, they will pay extra - I've gotten $5 bonuses on top of the $5 original pay, twice now, in the few months since I started using it. They only pay in Amazon, and it takes a few weeks to get paid, because they process everything manually (though according to the site, they're working on getting payment more automated, but who knows when that's going to happen, if ever). Still, I'd highly recommend it, so I figure I would... actually highly recommend it.
  2. 8 points
    If you're seriously asking us how to lie and be dishonest just to make a few cents, you'll probably want to think about doing something online besides surveys. Dishonest /inaccurate results are probably one of the reasons the rest of us have to jump through hoops to prove we're sincere.
  3. 7 points
    I'd say the best answers for each question would be the truth.
  4. 6 points
    I had a product test a few weeks ago for a 7-up product & when the product arrived at my home it was infested with ants...the worst thing I've ever seen..looked like ants were laying eggs all over the product.. I contacted the company & sent them pictures...then I get a phone call from them & they try & give me the third degree on the phone like I was the one putting the ants in the box..like really??? somehow they came up with the answer that it was from their warehouse where they ship the product from...needless to say I never drank the product & they sent me another one a day later & this time it had no ants in the box...found it very classless that they would try & accuse me of doing something to the product...like HELLO! I'm trying out your product & getting paid to test it so why would I want to do something so awful as that..
  5. 6 points
    Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to SurveyPolice & our members who come out here & vent our frustrations or give companies some credit...This site is a great place to keep up to date with all that's happening in the survey world..so thank you to the people who've come up with this site to give us a place to chat about survey sites... Merry Christmas to all!.. Greeneyeddevils
  6. 6 points
    ..you know what I mean................... don't do this or that or we will reject you So that means I won't get your lousy 40 cents? whodeefreakindoo
  7. 6 points
    i dont post one here much... but i thought i would let everybody know i received a survey thru mintvine.. 45cents for 30 mins.. when i clicked on it... it was a qualtrics survey ( spell check )... anyway.. it included a message from the person sending out the survey.. name , email, phone number etc.. so i emailed her and told her that.. although i would love to take the survey.. mintvine is only paying out 45 cents and do you think this is fair... would you take a survey for 45 cents.. this is her response copy and pasted below... Thank you so much for your email regarding your compensation. I really appreciate you taking the time to complete my survey. I contacted Qualtrics about the very low rate of compensation you brought to my attention and I want you to know that this was not the amount that you were supposed to receive. Forty five cents for a 30 minutes survey is indeed unfairly low. They are looking into the matter as we speak and will follow up with you for a resolution shortly. Thank you again for the important role you have played in my research and I hope you have a wonderful day. Respectfully, Katherine White right after that mintvine closed out the survey.. right as i was taking it ( go figure ) .... tired of these sites thinking they can get over... sometimes it pays to find out who is actually sponsoring the survey and let them know whats going on..
  8. 6 points
    Was surprised to see this in my inbox this afternoon...great for Christmas Shopping!.. Hi, Congratulations! You have been selected as our Voice of the Month for November on Vocalpoint Voice! You provide such an incredible contribution to our community, and for that, we are rewarding you with a $100 E-gift card of your choice! We would like to highlight you as our monthly winner on the community next week! Please provide some facts about yourself that we can share with your fellow Vocalpoint Voice members. Remember, this is your time to shine, so take advantage of your time in the spotlight and tell us alllll about yourself!
  9. 5 points
    I assume so, but I had this image of a sheet over the PC and the window blinds drawn...
  10. 5 points
    It's all about filling quotas. The originator of the survey, i.e. the Market Research company that was hired by the original client who needs the data, will either build the survey themselves, or contract it out to another company. The survey is then offered up to various channels to fill the quota for completes based on the survey's required demographics. Often times they are first hosted on the companies native panels, e.g. IPSOS I-Say will use their own panel site. If the quota is not filled then it will be released on alternate channels, either survey routers or individual panels the company has a relationship with. Usually once it's released on alternate channels these channels take their "cut" and the incentive is reduced. As somelady says above, once in awhile the alternate channel will pay more than the original, but that's probably because the originator offered it to them at a higher rate in an attempt to fill the quota faster (higher incentive = more respondents). The annoying thing is that this can often turn into multiple layers of channels, e.g. Panel A -> Panel B -> Panel C. The more layers you get the more complicated it is to return a successful survey complete back to the original panel. I think this results in some the dead-ends we see when we complete a survey and it never returns back to the original panel that offered it (Cint comes to mind).
  11. 5 points
    Any one else get a bit annoyed with surveys that want you to type in every type of some product or company you've heard of, when they then just show a list of them to pick from? I mean what's the point? I've actually got into the habit of writing in 'why bother asking when the survey is going to show a list?', and still end up being able to complete them.
  12. 5 points
    I heard back from yougov today, and because it was their fault that I got the extra Amazon GC, they told me I could keep it and cash it in. That was nice of them.
  13. 5 points
    I just won the August sweepstakes for Consumer Village!! Just for participating on Consumer Village in August, you have been selected as a Sweepstakes winner! A $10.00 bonus has been applied to your account and is available for cash out immediately, if you’d like. Such a nice surprise, made my day.
  14. 5 points
    How many millionaires are sitting in front of their computers filling out a survey worth maybe 50 cents? Ridiculous.
  15. 5 points
    If so many people weren't lying just to qualify, they wouldn't have to do that im surprised at how many people will blatantly brag on forums about what lies they used to get qualified and tell others the "correct" answers to qualify. Then they get all pissed off that someone reports them and they lose their reward
  16. 5 points
    I have about 5 survey companies nearing cashout and now receiving no surveys. Do you have the same experience? . If we do not receive surveys after 1 year we should be able to cash out and unsubscribe although cashout not reached. They have my work for zero reward. .
  17. 5 points
    Can I say I'm tickled pink?Cause I am........... Congratulations! You have been chosen as a winner for the Socratic Forum monthly drawing! A $100 credit has been added to your account. Thank you for participating in our surveys. To access your reward please login to your panel account. We hope you enjoy your gift! Sonia Hall It was there and I cashed out!They said I should get it in 4 to 6 weeks.If I remember right this is the biggest amount I won on any site.
  18. 5 points
    I was taking a survey about hair care and a page said "sorry, you don't qualify to complete this survey but we still want to ask you questions about your hair." I exited out without answering the extra questions, I didn't care about the dq points, it was the principle. At least they were honest, most surveys just keep asking questions after you dq without notifying you.
  19. 5 points
    Hello Everyone.................................................... Sorry for not posting sooner...................................................... I've been taking care of my 93 year old mom who has quit caring for herself so it's extra work for me............................... I've had back and foot surgery recuperating and my fur baby had cataract surgery last month, he was blind from having diabetes. So very nice to be missed. Thank You all ........................
  20. 5 points
    You guys do realize that you are basically asking to be hacked by giving a company the ability to monitor everything you do on the internet, right? I know several ITs who will tell you the same thing. Every time you log into your bank account online, it is very possibly your password can be hacked. You could argue and say "Well, it's a legit company". But, do you actually trust EVERY single person behind the scenes working for that company who has access and sees everything you do and type online? Not smart at all. Yes, I was also offered a good paying opportunity to do this same thing through Neilson, but I declined. They still promised me $5 just for taking the poll saying that I'm not interested. So, I'm sure the pay is decent.....but at the threat of identity theft or bank account hacking is not worth it.
  21. 4 points
    Sorry if this doesn't belong here, feel free to move it. I was qualifying (Not!) for a survey and it was asking me health questions, they had told me they would protect all of that and not share, and of course, I didn't qualify. Sooooo, within couple of hours I started getting emails from unknown sites trying to sell me cures for the conditions I mentioned. Not one condition, but 3 different ones. So they aren't passing that info on? Suddenly everyone in my house is healthy and perfect. No issues. No one's business.
  22. 4 points
    Yeah, they all do that but what gets me is when another site pays more for the survey than if you took it on the site that made it. Or when I get mindfield surveys on other sites and qualify but I haven't qualified for a survey on the mindfield site in a few years.
  23. 4 points
    I hope you enjoy our community and find it to be an important resource in your survey taking endeavors. Please go through the following list BEFORE posting outside of the Survey Takers Lounge. 1. Read through the rules posted here 2. Post a little bit about yourself on the Introductions thread here 3. Search before making your own thread - there is a LOT of information all over this forum and there is likely a thread already posted that is similar to what you wanted to say. 4. Have fun!! =) Join in some of the forum games in the Survey Takers Lounge!
  24. 4 points
  25. 4 points
    I had chocolate once. It was 2 individually wrapped extra tiny squares of chocolate in a medium sized box that was insulated with Styrofoam, 3 packs of dry ice and a little thermometer. The chocolate was worth about 20 to 30 cents retail so cost of packaging plus shipping was probably 100 times more than the actual product. The chocolate tasted horrible too. I gained some respect for chocolate makers after that.
  26. 4 points
    My favorite with them is the squirrels. The gecko can go. Still my all time insurance commercial is Sheryl's She Shed. Thinking of getting one of those myself.
  27. 4 points
  28. 4 points
    Sounds like the deodorant study stinks. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
  29. 4 points
    Why survey companies look for people like 'Looking for senior oil executives'. Looking for people with over 500,000 to invest' Do they honestly think that senior oil executives and the like or people who a spare half million want to spend their time answering questions about what personality traits a brand of car would have if it was a human? May be there are such people but if I had a spare half million I would be lying on a beach in Hawaii not doing surveys. LOL What do you think?
  30. 4 points
    Merry Christmas everyone!
  31. 4 points
    Ditto the above. Happy (and healthy and safe) holidays to all!
  32. 4 points
    I actually love the surveys during election time. I'm sick of getting this one particular one (I live in Illinois also) but I look forward to this time of year in the survey world. I know, I'm weird.
  33. 4 points
    They have been teasing me lately with the wacky points. Yesterday they said I could do a 10 minute survey for 4340 points and when I clicked get started, it said I didn't qualify without asking me a question.
  34. 4 points
    I just completed a survey on Oneopinion that was worth 21,000 points! It seemed like it took forever, but I am not complaining. I had to rate a commercial for a prescription which I have never taken, but I am familiar with. I take another drug in the same category, and I am sure that is why I qualified. I wish they were all that many points. Now I have enough points to cash out for a $100 Amazon GC. BTW this was a voice five survey that I never qualify for. There is no way I will make $600 before the end of the year unless I do this survey 20 more times. The survey probably took me 45 minutes to complete.
  35. 4 points
    I was the person that contacted Support because the other day I couldn't start a new topic or reply to anything here. I received a reply in about 10 minutes. Being the weekend I didn't think I would hear from anyone until at least Monday. Now I come tonight and see I can reply and post once again. I don't know what they did but want to say thanks for doing it!
  36. 4 points
    While I appreciate that.I would also like something for the 3 to 5 minutes I put in to just "trying" to qualify.Just add all those 3 to 5 minutes ,by the oh lets say 10 surveys that I tried to do that day , and that I did not qualify for.Do the math that is 30 to 50 minutes pi--ed in the wind and for nothing.Don't tell me most people wouldn't get irritated by that.While some of us do stick around you can see why most wouldn't want to .I think it shameful, but I can also see where it is my own fault for thinking survey companies would have compassion.This is not directed at Tellwut but for all survey companies out there who choose to treat others so badly.Still trying to make a buck and grumbling the whole time while I am trying_lol.
  37. 4 points
  38. 4 points
    The terms high paying... and "surveys" just don't go together in my mind. But anyhow, like Trueblue said, what do you consider high paying? I've been more and more offended lately with the "do this 20 minute survey and we'll give ya a quarter, kid" garbage.
  39. 4 points
    I would (and I did). Remember PointClick? When it shut down suddenly leaving everyone with $$ owed , I was contacted by 2 reporters and was quoted in 2 different articles. Still have the printed versions here. I've also been on TV - was the sole eyewitness to a drunk driving accident and was interviewed by 2 different TV reporters.
  40. 4 points
    Anything that actually asks me questions about new potential products, rather than asking me a million questions about the products I already use, or about the advertising of those products. Especially if they're about new potential products in things I really care about, being mainly the categories of food (including both restaurants and groceries), travel (airlines, hotels, cruises, other transportation, etc.), or financial (credit cards, bank accounts, etc.) But not if they're about advertisements of those - then they're just about advertisements, it doesn't matter what they're advertising. Advertisement surveys are boring. Surveys that ask about actual products in those spaces that are existing products are ok too, but I only get excited when they ask about new products. Obviously also especially any product where I get to actually try the product. I miss getting those - haven't gotten one of those in ages. And I agree with peach6, political ones can be interesting, too, as long as they're sufficiently unbiased, but also, that these days I just want to stop even thinking about politics, cause it's gotten too depressing. As far as "structure"... doesn't really matter, as long as it's not too repetitive, doesn't ask me the same question multiple times, doesn't ask me the same question multiple times, doesn't keep repeating itself, and doesn't ask me the same question multiple times. And as long as it's never a giant grid of checkboxes mapping multiple companies to multiple adjectives, especially the ones where I can tell they're just using it to anonymize the one and only one company they actually even care about the results of. Other than that, I'm pretty flexible.
  41. 4 points
    I assume the main goal of survey companies is to get people to do their surveys so they can get paid by the companies who hire them. We all complain as survey payments are cut but it continues to get worse. Who is still doing these 20 minute surveys that pay $1 or less? There must be people doing them or the companies would have to increase payments. Either that or these survey companies are scamming their clients to the same degree they are cheating us.
  42. 4 points
  43. 4 points
    Are you serious? I sure hope not. If so, I see you being kicked off your first panel within a month
  44. 4 points
    When I see this on a 50 cent or less survey I get angry but then smile as I respond with a word or two and write, this is your 15 cents worth. What level of quality do these companies expect when the pay a pittance?
  45. 4 points
    yeah that did it.. I did a 75 point survey and all of a sudden I have the 5 and 10 pointers again
  46. 4 points
    I find this question to be silly on their part.If your trying to trip people up and find if they are on the up and up then why give them the heads up?
  47. 4 points
    I had one that I actually qualified for I was shocked
  48. 4 points
    I don't know about yall, but ive about had it doing these things. I used to have a pretty good amount of fun doing them, but not now. im just tired of the gipping, the lying, the lower payouts, well, just about every thing under the sun now. im burned out to put it mildly. im on disability and it helped me a lot doing these surveys, but the stress is getting to be too much dealing with all the problems and the emailing that are cropping up all the time now. how I long for the good ole days a few years back. SIGH!!!!
  49. 4 points
    I was doing a survey for them and accidentally exited out after a few questions.So I reopened and started doing it again it asked me what I liked about the product .I answered it's chewy good with a soft center that taste just like cereal.Then they ask what I don't like, I said probably to many carbs and sugar.Then I realized I was doing a dog treat survey and not for the new frozen treat for people.Oh my lord this is what I get for doing 2 surveys at once.Gosh I hope it doesn't get me kicked off the panel...........
  50. 4 points
    Hi, I am new to the forum from India name is chandhu
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