- Never pay for information about a survey company or to sign up to join. All reputable companies are free to sign up, they want you to joi because your participation keeps their customers coming back.
- Participation is important. In my experience, the more surveys I participated in, the more surveys I got.
- It can take time. You may only get one or two surveys every few months. As long as you participate, the frequency will usually increase over time (especially if you sign up with more than one company).
- Small amounts add up. Doing a few surveys here and there can add up to bigger amounts over time. You can also participate in surveys to try products. I have tried air freshner, shampoo, shaving cream, razors and even pizza! They shipped the pizza to me in dry ice.
- Make sure you complete your profile after you sign up, this helps increase your chances of more surveys because they are able to target you based on the information you provide.
Why should you do online surveys?
- Try new products for free
- Earn money or prizes (depending on the survey company)
- Share your opinion and influence product development
If you are interested in taking surveys online, here are some of the sites I have used and recommend:
Nielsen Home Scan (No Landline Required)
Join Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel (No longer available)- Earn valuable points, which are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toy, gift cards, and more. If they are accepting panelists in your area, you’ll receive a price gun that you scan your groceries and coupons to earn points. This is a fun activity to do while you’re putting groceries away (I’ve done it!) and the longer you’re a panelist, the better the prizes get.
Synovate Global Opinion Panel
Join Synovate (No longer available) , a leading global provider of market research information and analysis with over 60 years of experience. Synovate provides its panelists with a voice to be heard by some of the largest companies in the world. You can make a difference by helping companies improve everyday services, be the first to test consumer goods and help design new products before they appear on the shelves nationwide!
Their minimum payout is only $5, so you can start earning quickly.
(No longer available).Do you have opinions you want to share? Would you like to see different types of products in the marketplace? Do you enjoy doing surveys? Do you like the chance to win prizes or get rewards? If you said ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, Shoppers Voices (wants to hear from you! Becoming a member of Shopper’s Voice® is easy and membership is free. All you have to do is complete the survey and you will automatically be eligible to receive exclusive money-saving coupons, free product samples, and other special offers by mail and email. Plus, you’ll also be instantly entered into our Grand Prize draw for $10,000 cash.
Most of these survey sites are only open until the quota of signups is reached, so get in while they are open and start earning!!!