FYI, Paid Surveys

Online Paid Surveys

paid surveysThe buzz about paid surveys has not diminished as of yet. I have noticed new companies offering earning opportunities through surveys. My issue has always been being able to qualify to complete the survey and earn a reward. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Companies create surveys to discover how patrons feel about their brand or products, to improve systems or services within their organization, and to see how they measure up to their competition. A start up company may want to question a certain demographic to decide which product to market and to what audience. There is only one company I can think of where users are not required to qualify for surveys and that is PaidViewpoint.



No Qualifying Required!


This site has been my favorite from the beginning when I was introduced to it a few years back. I had been taking surveys for quite a while before then, but didn’t often qualify. PaidViewpoint doesn’t require any qualifying; if there is an open survey on your profile, you are eligible to earn the reward! Of course most times you have to answer emails quickly to get to the survey because it may be labeled ‘first-come-first-serve, and those are usually the higher-paying surveys (many of which I have missed 🙁 )

The base of your pay per survey is totally reliant on your trait score; which is what they use to gauge how honest your answers are. The highest score any user can receive is 10,000. Once you reach that level you will be eligible for more survey invitations and higher payouts within the surveys. Most ‘trait’ surveys will only ask 10 questions and reward you with $.10. Here is an image of what it looks like upon log in when there are surveys available.




You only need to have accumulated $15 in your user account to request your payment via PayPal. The surveys are short and fun and anyone can join as young as 14 years of age. It usually takes 24-48 hours to receive your pay which is much quicker than most survey sites; not to mention most want you to have $25-$30 in your account before requesting your payment…then you still have to wait for them to process it and send it to you.

I had joined so many survey sites and not earning any money that I could spend (because you can’t cash out funds until you’ve reached the amount set by the site), that when I came across this site it was instant infatuation. We all have opinions, why not get paid for sharing them? There are testimonials across the internet of individuals earning hundreds per week taking surveys, but that has not been my experience. I do know that with these jobs you have to keep at it to actually earn.

There are a bunch of survey companies, but if you’ve noticed I left one out, let me know. The companies I list will be free-sites because I’m personally cautious about paying to do something we can already do for free, and would never try to get someone else to do it either. I have learned over the years how to do many things free that others choose to pay for. I will say though, that usually “paid” services get you to your destination quicker (depending on what the service is). I hope you enjoyed this article and I hope you find some of the sites I list interesting.


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    1. Hi, Catherine. No, it’s not just you. I can’t say I haven’t earned ANY money doing surveys because I have. But it is difficult to “qualify” to complete most of them. I seriously do not believe these claims on the net of people living off of completing surveys regularly. I’d sure like to hear from one who has…how can any of us make money from them if we can’t even qualify? Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂

  1. Hey, Audra! I have done my share of paid online surveys, although I never made it to the paid part! Generally what would happen is I would either answer a long list of prequalifying questions of which I end up not qualifying for. If I did make it to a survey, they sometimes could be very repetitive and perhaps quite long. That was not the issue. The issue was when the link would break, and there was absolutely NO WAY to retrieve any of your information that was entered already…poof GONE! No proof you ever did it! Once, twice…okay. When it happened all the time, it was a waste of my time and a major annoyance to say the least! I was done! It just didn’t work for me.
    You have done a fine job of highlighting the positives and negatives of this kind of work. I wish you would have been available when I was out there getting frustrated! LOL…
    Thanks for an interesting post!

    1. Hi, Rita. Thank you for sharing. It is frustrating trying to ‘qualify’ for surveys. I had signed up for more than 10 before I found ONE that actually made me money. They’re worth it if you have the patience. lol Thanks for the feedback and come again soon! 🙂

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