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This is an excellent way to make some extra money, I'm a member of a few survey websites and I make about $20-30 a month. My full time job and school cut back on the surveys I can do but if I had more free time, I'm sure I could make more money doing them

There are tons of survey sites out there and if you do a search you can find loads of companies. Or if you want, PM me and I can give you some links

I do them also. Have been asked to test products too.

Sub: #1 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 09:50

whiterock73 whiterock73

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We can keep a list of such website and your personal advice with it. I heard that some surveys will take more time and will pay you very less. Can we share the websites which you have tried and can be useful for others.


Sub: #2 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 10:34

Vikas Vikas

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YES!! Please let me know the 'legit' websites. There are SOO many ones, that aren't legit, that you have to pay for, etc. Some surveys ask you for SOO much personal information..then you get 'no where' with them. Yes..'Vikas'...would be nice to "share the websites."

Sub: #3 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 13:21

sdchargers_63 sdchargers_63

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there are some that i have signed up for that once i signed up i decided wasn't going to work for me..but there are alot out there that are free. Survey Spot,, Lightspeed, Ipsos.Isay are the ones i do.
Some topics don't interest me so i don't do them, but others I don't earn alot of money and most pay points that you can cash in for items.. I got to test dog food, shampoo and cereal..

Sub: #4 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 13:38

whiterock73 whiterock73

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And speaking of surveys, have you guys ever done live focus groups? You go in for different topics, are paid good money for two hours and are usually fed. The least I've ever made for a focus group is $75 for about two hours of work. Not bad. Not bad at all. What you do is sign up with Marketing Research companies in your area and are put in their databases. They call you when they have a survey and give you a screener to see if you qualify.

Sub: #5 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 18:07

kscornell kscornell
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No i have never done a market research group..have been asked when i sign up for the surveys, but maybe because i am such a small community there is nothing here. These aren't the secret shopper things are they?

Sub: #6 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 18:14

whiterock73 whiterock73

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It's in the same family--but this is where you actually go to the facility and meet with other people who are close to you in age with a moderator and talk about the product. Sometimes you also get free product.

Sub: #7 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 18:21

kscornell kscornell
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then no i have not done anything like that..I must be in too small of a community.

Sub: #8 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 18:24

whiterock73 whiterock73

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Here's a list of the sites I'm a member of that have paid me

Lightspeed Panel - I'm able to cash out for $10 every 6 weeks. Surveys tend to last about 20-30 minutes if you qualify. You earn points for every survey you qualify and complete and you can convert those points either to cash or to buy merchandise from their shop. Cash however is paypal only but you do receive the money in 2-3 days.

MySurvey - This one is very slow earner for me. I'm lucky if I get maybe 3-4 surveys a month from them. The upside is if you do happen to be a match for a lot of surveys, you do get 10 points for just taking the survey even if you don't qualify for the rest of the survey. Cashout is 1000 points or $10 and checks generally take about a month to receive. Another upside is, you get 150 points for each referral. If you know a lot of people or know how to advertise this can really add up!

Surveysavvy - I've only qualified for a couple surveys but qualified for an incentive task where I got paid $15 for giving them info about my printer activity at work. Pays by check and I received the check in about 3 weeks. They also have a referral program where you receive an average of $2 every time one of your referrals completes a survey.

Opinion Outpost - This one is spotty for me, I receive maybe 8-10 survey invitations a month and I'm lucky if I qualify for 1-2 a month. When I do qualify for a survey they pay generally about $1-5. Cashout is $5 by check and takes about a month to receive. You also get paid $1 for each person you refer who completes a survey.

i.think inc. - I get maybe a survey once or twice a month but I generally qualify for it. You get paid by check after each survey you complete and it's generally only a couple bucks. Checks take about 4 weeks to arrive.

Global Test Market - This one is my favorite. You get 5 points if you don't qualify for the survey and up to 100 points if you qualify and complete the survey. Cashout is 1000 points which equals $50!! I get about 5 surveys a week from them. Checks take about 6-8 weeks to arrive so be prepared to wait. They also have a referral program where you get paid 20 points for each referral that signs up and completes a survey.

I'm a member of a few other survey sites but they are either strictly reward sites (merchandise only) or I have yet to qualify for a survey, or I don't have enough to cash out so I cannot in good faith list them because I don't know for sure if they pay.

Sub: #9 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 20:23

drjonah drjonah

(Posts: 244 | Credits: ) are right about qualifying for alot of the surveys, most times you don't, but there are those where you do..just have to be patient i guess. I just did one and got $20.00 for watching a video. took about 45 minutes and was fun to do.

Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 03/14/2008 - 20:37

whiterock73 whiterock73

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