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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 9th Jan 13, 2:28 PM
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    Making cash from online survey sites - new MSE guide
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    • 9th Jan 13, 2:28 PM
    Making cash from online survey sites - new MSE guide 9th Jan 13 at 2:28 PM



    Hi all, we've updated our Survey Sites guide to help you make cash from online surveys.

    How did you find the info? If you're a survey stasher, do you have any other sites you'd add?

    Thanks
    for your help!


    MSE Jenny

    Last edited by MSE Jenny; 28-01-2013 at 3:23 PM.
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    • pepperpop
    • By pepperpop 22nd Apr 18, 11:42 AM
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    Pay for online surveys etc
    Hi there new to this which are the best online survey/task paid websites I tried signing up to figure 8 go in and see tasks set but says i need to log in then doesn't accept my log in? Any other i can try?
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 22nd Apr 18, 1:27 PM
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    Existing information on the subject

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/make-money-surveys
    I'm the Board Guide of the Referrers ,Telephones, Pensions , Shop Don't drop ,over 50's , Boost your income and Discount Code boards which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum runnning smoothly .However, please remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    • The_Bloodster
    • By The_Bloodster 17th May 18, 4:53 PM
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    Over the last year I cut back on the number of surveys I do. I arrive at work early and do them before work begins and on my lunch break, but only do certain surveys outside of these times. As a result I've made around 30% less which isn't bad considering how much I've cut back.


    Here's the companies I use from best to worst including those I've knocked on the head completely, might be a bit of an essay but hopefully some people will find it useful:


    Populus Live - Despite the high £50 threshold it doesn't take that long to reach it, mainly because their surveys pay at least £1 and can pay as much as £5. Obviously the higher paying ones are longer, but they still seem a lot less tedious than many other sites. I still do these surveys as and when I get an invite.


    Prolific Academic - I feel more inclined to give helpful answers on here, probably because a lot of it is helping students with research projects rather than say whether seeing a brands advert makes you think it's a market leader and all that nonsense. The pay is decent too, the downside is having to sign into the site to find the surveys, e-mail invites are rare.


    Yougov - The first site I joined, it takes a while to get to the £50 threshold but I never get screened out the surveys and they never take anywhere near as long to do as they specify.


    Your Say Pays - It's one you need to visit the site as they hardly ever send e-mail invites. Surveys aren't that frequent but they are nice and short and I qualify for most of them, when I don't it's normally after just one or two questions. Have also done phone surveys and focus groups through them.


    Opinium - Nice short surveys that I rarely get screened out of. The downside is invites aren't very frequent and the surveys get full pretty quickly, if my invite is a day old you can pretty much guarantee it will be full.


    One Poll - I have this open throughout the day at work. Surveys only pay 10-20p but they are quick, some are just one question.


    Opinion Bar - Surveys can be quite lengthy but they do pay £1 and give you 10p if you don't qualify, though I do qualify more often than not.


    Mind Mover - I only do actual Mind Mover surveys which are quite often to do with food. The partner surveys are very tedious, they used to pay well but they don't anymore so I stopped bothering with those. Unfortunately I get invites for partner surveys on an almost daily basis whereas actual Mind Mover surveys are pretty rare.


    New Vista Live - Another site where I've stopped doing partner surveys for the same reason. Actual New Vista Live surveys are similar to Populus Live but tend not to pay as well and are less frequent so it takes ages to reach the £50 threshold.


    Panelbase - Surveys are pretty tedious but the rate of pay is decent for a survey company. I've had warnings for doing them too quickly so only do them when I'm at work.


    Pure Profile - Best thing about this site is the 5p for not qualifying, but it's a slow one and the e-mail I receive from them don't tend to be surveys invites so I just ignore the e-mails and login to the site to find the surveys.


    Mintvine/Branded Surveys - I find most surveys are poorly paid and they've stopped the consolation points for getting screened out, I just do the odd short survey I find plus the daily poll


    Mingle - Don't qualify for most of the surveys and invites aren't all that frequent.


    Crowdology - Small threshold of £4 but still takes ages to get to.


    Global Test Market - This site has seriously gone downhill. It is the site I've earned the most money from but the reduction in reward per survey coupled with the time spent getting screened out of the many survey invites I get is making it less worth it. Quite often these days I open my inbox to find lots of invites from them but just delete them rather than take part as I really lack motivation to do them these days.


    Panel Opinion - The surveys themselves are ok but they are so rare it seems barely worth it. I think I joined 3 or 4 years ago and have made £10 and am half way to my next one.


    Opinion World - They've never been the best paying and are quite unreliable too and the surveys are tedious, but it was always a site you were pretty much guaranteed surveys would be there when you'd login. However in the last few months they've all been prize draw surveys so I've more or less given up on them now.


    The remaining ones are ones I stopped bothering with:


    My Survey - I got banned from there but they wouldn't tell me why, but they were possibly the most tedious surveys of them all.


    IPoll - Surveys were ridiculously lowly paid, the reward would then be pending for ages and then I'd get several rejected, not worth it.


    Opinion Outpost - Like Opinion World but even more poorly paid (prior to Opinion World becoming prize draw surveys)


    We Pay Per Survey - Survey invites more often than not would just take you round the houses and end in nothing.


    Survey Network - They would flood my inbox everyday with a ridiculous number of invites. A couple of months in I realised I'd only actually completed 2 surveys for them so I just cut my losses.


    Toluna - Basically everything that's wrong with a survey site.
    Originally posted by Planet Switzerland

    I just want to say thanks. I have been clearing email old emails in last few weeks and deleted a membership to a survey site that I haven't used for 3 or 4 months. However my issue was I couldn't remember the name at all. After looking through the first 10 pages of this thread nothing jumped out at me so I started looking backwards. Come to your list and YESSS found it. Mingle was the one. I don't seem to get many emails from them and just wanted to check my account with all this GDPR lol. Thank you very much for your list

    • prizerebeldan
    • By prizerebeldan 7th Jun 18, 9:48 AM
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    How do we go about submitting our survey site for possible inclusion in the next update? thank you.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 7th Jun 18, 8:48 PM
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    Send an email to forum team
    I'm the Board Guide of the Referrers ,Telephones, Pensions , Shop Don't drop ,over 50's , Boost your income and Discount Code boards which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum runnning smoothly .However, please remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    • Spendingqueen
    • By Spendingqueen 23rd Jun 18, 12:34 PM
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    Spendingqueen
    After spending several months filling in surveys for half a dozen companies, I decided not to bother with most of them, as some often screen out after spending 10 minutes or so with nothing but a draw entry as reward. Toluna was easily the worst and with such a big company the odds of winning must be huge. To add insult to injury, they take months to send the vouchers.
    I have found Ipsos and e-rewards the best, particularly e-rewards who pay even if you screen out and where I have earnt over 10,000 avios points in a year.
    Originally posted by chutneyprincess
    I have been waiting 9 weeks now for an amazon gift card from toluna - How come valued opinions can issue one in less than 2 minutes! The customer service for toluna also seems very poor, you get screened out at the end of the surveys. Once I have finally cashed out I wont be doing anymore. Shame there are so many people willing to do things for barely nothing and bad customer service.
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 23rd Jun 18, 1:18 PM
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    What's happened to My Survey? Their site's been down for a while.
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow " JOB DONE!!
    This should now read "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!!
    • allison445
    • By allison445 23rd Jun 18, 5:43 PM
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    What's happened to My Survey? Their site's been down for a while.
    Originally posted by Sea Shell
    Was down for me for about a fortnight just started working again today
    I've still been getting email surveys but when you finish it now redirects to a page which says your points will be credited in the next 7 days
    • Sallya
    • By Sallya 23rd Jun 18, 6:37 PM
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    I have had similar issues with My Survey. Have finally got back in today to find my points balance has been reduced. Prior to the website issues was about to claim a £5 M&S voucher. I often complete a survey, am about to hit the submit button only to get a prompt advising I have already completed the survey. Unable to report as no longer have access to the survey reference number . . .
    Last edited by Sallya; 23-06-2018 at 6:39 PM. Reason: typos
    • fly-catchers
    • By fly-catchers 24th Jun 18, 12:21 PM
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    I competed that 3 part National Buying Surveys 1-3 - 1500 points a while back. It said that the points would be added in10 working days. Just before that date arrived the site went offline. Now finally I can log on and see surprise surprise that these points have not been added. Instead it still shows that survey as yet to do! And when I clicked on it the message said survey finished! As it took ages to go through those 3 parts will be most annoyed if I don't get the points. Contacting them in the past has always been a slow and pointless experience!
    • Boohoo
    • By Boohoo 25th Jun 18, 2:46 PM
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    I competed that 3 part National Buying Surveys 1-3 - 1500 points a while back. It said that the points would be added in10 working days. Just before that date arrived the site went offline. Now finally I can log on and see surprise surprise that these points have not been added. Instead it still shows that survey as yet to do! And when I clicked on it the message said survey finished! As it took ages to go through those 3 parts will be most annoyed if I don't get the points. Contacting them in the past has always been a slow and pointless experience!
    Originally posted by fly-catchers
    I had forgotten about this survey untill i saw this threadlast week and i recalled that i also did the NBS. I checked my balance and i too have not been paid.
    I sent an email to them and i got a reply back saying they dont credit points untill the complete survey has been ended and the it takes 7-10 working days for reward. Also other stuff about incomplete/errors/time outs during the survey will not count and if i have not got my points by start of July contact them again.
    While i was looking at my account i noticed that i had a querie about a NBS during 2016 and it was the same issue which took 4 months and lots of emails to get the credit.
    I think they are trying not to pay out and/or having cash flow issues.
    • easterappeal
    • By easterappeal 26th Jun 18, 8:55 AM
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    I had forgotten about this survey untill i saw this threadlast week and i recalled that i also did the NBS. I checked my balance and i too have not been paid.
    I sent an email to them and i got a reply back saying they dont credit points untill the complete survey has been ended and the it takes 7-10 working days for reward. Also other stuff about incomplete/errors/time outs during the survey will not count and if i have not got my points by start of July contact them again..
    Originally posted by Boohoo
    I've done the NBS on two occasions on MySurvey, only ever received the points for one instance. Their site seem so old and error-prone that it feels like they'll always have an excuse to dodge paying out if they want to.
    • Boohoo
    • By Boohoo 12th Jul 18, 10:54 AM
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    I competed that 3 part National Buying Surveys 1-3 - 1500 points a while back. It said that the points would be added in10 working days. Just before that date arrived the site went offline. Now finally I can log on and see surprise surprise that these points have not been added. Instead it still shows that survey as yet to do! And when I clicked on it the message said survey finished! As it took ages to go through those 3 parts will be most annoyed if I don't get the points. Contacting them in the past has always been a slow and pointless experience!
    Originally posted by fly-catchers
    I checked mysurvey account last night and there was a 1000pts credit on my account.
    When i looked at it i was given the points yesterday but the Ref: No's didn't mean anything to me as i was expectint 1500pts for the NBS.
    Sent an email and the reply was that was all i was getting as i didn't do all 3 survey's but i did. Explained this in another email and the reply was that the points were for the 2 survey's as the 3rd was not completed but i was told by mysurvey that it was but they were waiting for the survey's to be checked by some other company before mysurvey will pay out.
    I argued the point again in an email that you have to do all 3 surveys to get the 1500 points and the reply was i was given the points as a goodwill gesture and that is that and goodbye.
    A 1000pts are better than none but not the 1500pts i wanted for doing the surveys.
    Has anybody else been paid out yet?
    • Lokolo 2
    • By Lokolo 2 19th Jul 18, 5:15 PM
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    Has anybody else been paid out yet?
    Originally posted by Boohoo

    I seemed to get my points for that one eventually but the issue now seems to be redeeming rewards, for the past 3 weeks I have been trying to redeem points but there is always an error where it says to contact customer service. I have done that twice now and they say there is an issue with the site and they do not have an ETA for when it will work again!
    • Debtfreemooo
    • By Debtfreemooo 28th Aug 18, 6:51 AM
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    Surveys that donít screen
    Are there any paid survey websites that you conpleteva profile then are only shown surveys that for you and donít screen out out after spending five minutes answers each one ? Like on prolific all those that you are shown you are 100% eligible for.

    Thanks
    • Ivana B Rich
    • By Ivana B Rich 28th Aug 18, 2:11 PM
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    Are there any paid survey websites that you conpleteva profile then are only shown surveys that for you and donít screen out out after spending five minutes answers each one ? Like on prolific all those that you are shown you are 100% eligible for.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Debtfreemooo
    Pinecone, Testable Minds and YouGov are the only others that I know of.

    Beyond those it's pretty hit and miss unfortunately.
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    • greengiant00
    • By greengiant00 28th Aug 18, 2:13 PM
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    Really good guide. Thanks Jenny
    • mrsyardbroom
    • By mrsyardbroom 2nd Sep 18, 9:12 PM
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    I've found Branded Surveys really good. I only signed up a few weeks ago and have already cashed out three times. I go to the site several times a day and check for surveys. It's no good relying on the emails as the surveys are already closed by the time you get the notificaton .
    • mrsyardbroom
    • By mrsyardbroom 5th Sep 18, 6:07 PM
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    Having posted the above I've just completed one of the longest and most boring surveys I've ever done only to be told, "this survey is closed."
    • DevilsMoJo
    • By DevilsMoJo 7th Sep 18, 11:32 AM
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    Has anyone received Mindmover surveys about the food and drink eaten yesterday and been able to complete them? I always get screened out for not having a dietary restriction or allergy
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