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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
    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?
  3. 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.
  4. 7 points
    Everyone, including Survey Police, THANK you for your perspective on this. I agree with so much of what has been sad. GOOD LUCK to us all and STAY WELL!
  5. 7 points
    This was a nice surprise Congratulations! Just for participating on Consumer Village in July, 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. Thanks for being a valued member of Consumer Village! Your Consumer Village Moderators
  6. 7 points
    I'd say the best answers for each question would be the truth.
  7. 6 points
    Yesterday, something amazing happened. You will not believe me when I write this. I qualified, completed & actually got paid for a SAMPLE CUBE survey! Yes, you did read that correctly, there is nothing wrong with your eyes. I normally just click them off when they come up but this time for some reason I just did it. They are still useless but I just thought I would let you lot know that miracles do happen. HA HA
  8. 6 points
    Folks, I would like to start a discussion for a Panelist Bill of Rights. This is because The conduct of the Survey and Marketing industry has is in serious deterioration and a decline that seriously impacts panelists. A bill of rights is not about getting a favored position, that's what negotiations are for. This is about how we are treated uniformly. Also Professional Survey Company and Marketing organizations are woefully inadequate for the Panelist. There are panels that cheat panelists with impunity. Here're some topics that I think would be relevant, this is not in any particular order, there are probably multiple categories besides rights here. I imagine Y'all have many more 1) Tell us when it's a survey or a router. 2) complete screening up front or pay a proportional fee the longer it takes to screen out, including full price if screened out at exit. 3) Surveys must have abort provisions, and when we quit, a selection list why it was aborted. 4) Show us our complete survey history, completed, screened out, aborted and missed. 5) Tell us up front the organization that the survey is for. Some survey companies are terrible, and we want to not undertake for any price. 6) Minimal trackers, tell us which ones are being used and pay us a share for the ones producing revenue. 7) Agglomerate our own multi-point reporting system based on the value, support, integrity, payout and so forth and publish it. 8] develop a Survey Persona and reputation system so panels are less dependent on CAPTCHA and other bot barriers 9) Access to all our "rewards" that have been earned. 10) when an account is restricted because of TOS/TOC violations, state the infraction, the relevant section(s) and remediation process, Don't just send the whole TOC document, that's FU support. 11) Is the survey it a single topic or an Omnibus survey
  9. 6 points
    I try to avoid JD Powers for the same reason that they are long and boring.
  10. 6 points
    Actually, I am worried about how many surveys we will be losing in the next weeks/months. We are taking an income hit with my husband not managing the After Care programs at his school since our schools are now closed. While we don't need that money to keep the lights on, it is a noticeable loss to our monthly bottom line. I'm trying to get thru as many as I can before the survey well dries up. I'm also seeing lots of surveys that have added questions on to the end regarding coronavirus.
  11. 6 points
    Usually the first thing I do when I come to Survey Police is read the reviews. I find many of them entertaining, and it gives me ideas as to which survey companies I may be interested in signing up for; and which survey companies to avoid like the plague. I’m already signed up for the top five survey survey sites for 2020. Plus I have a couple of additional companies I am doing okay with. When I read reviews from others on many sites, there seems to be a recurring theme. Many of them have been with the survey site for at least a year, some for many more years than that. I am seeing people that have been loyal to a particular survey site 15-20 years, getting royally screwed. Unlike most businesses, survey companies do not appreciate your loyalty. It means jack squat to them. I find this appalling and very disappointing. People that have been with a site a long time are getting arbitrarily removed for no apparent reason, and being accused of cheating, rushing, or even being a bot. These survey companies are absolutely disgusting parasites. There needs to be a lot more regulation by the government of these survey sites. I know, nobody likes big government, me included. But what these survey sites are pulling is criminal. And it seems like the majority of them are doing these sketchy shoddy practices. Complaining does nothing. They go right back to being terrible. Make no mistake - these sites are raking in huge amounts of money off the backs of all of us taking surveys. There should be some type of minimum wage for survey takers. Oh, but we’re not employees, just “independent contractors”, so we have absolutely no rights or recourse. I spend on average of 4-6 hours a day, seven days a week doing surveys. It is actually something I consider a hobby, that I enjoy despite my constant complaining. I get pretty passionate about all my hobbies, and start noticing patterns and such. Yep, life ain’t fair, but I think we survey takers deserve a lot more respect and compensation than we are getting. Just me venting, which I believe I can do on this thread. Thanks for listening to me rant.
  12. 6 points
    Usually I pass on the webcam surveys because I haven't combed my hair. But I've done a few that have you watch a TV commercial (usually), and record your facial reactions. The webcam is only activated for a short time while the commercial or whatever plays, then it's the typical survey questions. Of course, I may be sorry one day when my face shows up on some porn site.
  13. 6 points
    I hate peanut labs, think they are a total scam. If I get any of their surveys, I will simply X out. They are just ridiculous and should not be in business at all. The way they treat survey takers is downright criminal. I’m boycotting them. Fortunately, I don’t see too many of those in the survey panels I belong to. Before I knew what they were about, I’d try in vain to complete any surveys through them, and never really got anywhere. They just suck.
  14. 6 points
    We've all had them. Sometimes I can't believe these questions were approved by a group of adults. In taking a survey about frozen french fries, one of the questions was "which brand helps you spend more time with your kids?" What does that even mean? These are the types of surveys that I really hope companies aren't using to make decisions. People (me included) are clicking anything to just get thru the nonsense.
  15. 6 points
    Thank You He made it through surgery which took 6 hours he had an Annereusym repaired He is in ICU and is doing okay
  16. 6 points
    Do You blame her if she quit lol
  17. 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..
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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..
  21. 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!
  22. 5 points
    Got paid today which is great however the payout was higher then I thought they said it would be.I was paid a gift certificate to Amazon for $150 - wasnt the pay suppose to be $50? I would hate for them to come back to me and say I owe them $100 - especially if I go out and spend it.
  23. 5 points
    Pretty sure in-home product tests will be going away for a while, but I bet they will be back. I think a lot of companies will be interested in how this virus affects purchasing going forward, so we may get a lot of discretionary spending type surveys to see how our responses will compare to pre-virus. Pretty sure the air travel and cruise-ship business are in for a hit, they'll want to know how bad. Also surveys on how our habits will change long-term afterwards (or not). So maybe the survey business will not be affected. Maybe it will increase a bit longer-term.
  24. 5 points
    As the economy slows down, there will be less market research done as there will be less things to create surveys on, and besides companies will need to prioritize how they spend. We'll see an uptick in COVID 19 surveys of course, but I wonder if those surveys reflect too high a level of dissatisfaction they too will be cut. It looks like the survey panels themselves already mostly work remotely, so they may not be effected,except they will get fewer surveys to administer.
  25. 5 points
    I may just be a debbie downer, but I fear that with the stock market tanking, the potential unemployment rate going to 20% in the next few months, survey corporations will want to hoard all the funds they have. This means not only fewer surveys to take, but more unscrupulous failure to pay out on the surveys that we do complete for them. Already they use flimsy excuses and dishonest practices to conveniently derail our compensation, so I can see it only getting worse.
  26. 5 points
    The last thing I need for someone to see is me without makeup, undone hair, and a scowl on my face. I don't want that look biting me in the behind down the road. Nope, not doing them. I don't think my camera works anyway.
  27. 5 points
    As soon as I see a JD Power survey, I treat it like a virus and X out of the screen.
  28. 5 points
    Peanut Lab, Ipsos, CINT, Sample Cube, are all lame scamming garbage sites. As soon as I see them on my dashboard, I click the x button, do something else and come back.
  29. 5 points
    Mainly it's been me beetching and moaning about points not received after taking a full survey, crappy customer service, rewards and things of that nature. There have been times I have mentioned the site and more or less said I'm not the only one ticked off about this, if you don't believe me, check out Survey Police, we are legion. Lo and behold it's worked sometimes, I get my way. So maybe we have some pull. I'll remember to copy and post one next time it occurs.
  30. 5 points
    Me! (Not true even in the remotest sense of the word, but I just could not resist!)
  31. 5 points
    I think we all need to take a break from the surveys and do something else for are own sanity they definitely have not been profitable lately I hope they will pick up soon.
  32. 5 points
  33. 5 points
    God bless you both. I just saw your post. May his recovery be swift.
  34. 5 points
    I’m glad to hear he is doing okay. You both are in my prayers.
  35. 5 points
    Sometimes I think that the people who make up surveys are a pack of lunatics.
  36. 5 points
    These are some of the thing I put in when asked those personal questions depending how I feel at the time. I am not comfortable giving you that information. This one lets me continue most of the time. I don't want to give you that information. I wouldn't want you turning it over to the gov if they ask. And I especially don't want you to have this info for free, you are not paying for it and if I dq you get my info and I get nothing. - this one always get an instant dq I am not comfortable giving you that information.I also think it violates my privacy and you are not paying for the info. You are violating GDP by asking this.
  37. 5 points
    I don't think a strike would be effective. Because the turnover these survey companies have is just too much and they often claim millions of members. So a 100 or thousand strikers would not be noticed. There's no easy way for a person to affect these survey companies and they know it. To be noticed, you have to be entrepreneurial, think bigger and use leverage. I've use the professional organizations like MRS, ESOMAR and others to send complaints, so that's a letter writing campaign. If you get the attention of management this way, it's usually upper level. You may also have to make contacts at the state level regulatory, like for the survey lotteries and drawings, those are regulated by gaming laws. However, I doubt that many of the people doing surveys think it's worth the effort, you would like to be an activist to pursue this course. Perhaps the best way to gain a following would be to find a journalist that covers surveying, at least a couple of articles written and attached to a news organization and persuade the person that there's a story here. Another thing that can be done is write survey reviews at SiteJabber.com, at least there they don't throttle you for being accused of "griping".
  38. 5 points
    Hope you all had a good one.
  39. 5 points
    Another major pain is the one (thankfully it hasn't cropped up for a while) where you're presented with 6 groups of 6 men (who all seem to range from early 20s to mid 30s, how diverse!) and have to answer ridiculous questions about their imagined responses to various products. I'd sooner work on an oil rig or down a coal mine than addle my brain doing this garbage.
  40. 5 points
    Oh yeah. Those totally suck. And don't forget the ones asking you questions about companies that you would have no reason to know the answer to, like how well they pay their employees, or whether they have a good company culture, or whether their leadership team has strategic vision.
  41. 5 points
    I have been a member of Survey Honey for 1 yr and have cashed out once. The only reason I received my money was because I wrote down the date I cashed out and waited and waited. I waited so long that I contacted them and they lied and said they already sent my payment in Feb. I then checked my Paypal and they had JUST sent it! I have another cash out for $26.37. I have contacted them several times to pay me what I'm owed with the answer stating they are going through an update. It shouldn't take long to send a survey taker their money for all of the hard work WE put in. If they can't pay the survey takers then they need to shut the business down. It's NOT fair that we have to wait and wait and wait even being ignored. SO I don't recommend Survey Honey or any other company that takes advantage of their survey takers. Always write down your cashouts, and the date when you did so, because they think that we will forget.
  42. 5 points
    NevadaJones, I'm so glad you got your payout. I'm not giving up on them completely but still going there less then before. So many signs point to them being another failing site. When they temporarily deactivated me, they gave me the same list of things to do. There's no way I'm clearing my cache every time I go there for a survey, and all their other suggestions are just ridiculous. Making a mental note to myself: Next time I fly to Paris for lunch I won't do any One Opinion surveys. lol
  43. 5 points
  44. 5 points
    I assume so, but I had this image of a sheet over the PC and the window blinds drawn...
  45. 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).
  46. 5 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ........................
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