These five tips will help you get more paid surveys and earn as much money as you can in the long run taking them.
1. Complete Your Profile Survey & Keep It Updated
You might not get paid just for completing your profile survey, but don’t let that stop you from completing it. Completing your profile survey helps survey sites match you with surveys that you are more likely to qualify for, and it opens up more paid surveys and opportunies to you.
Your demographics play a major role with how many surveys you get. For example, there may be a lot more surveys for people who have babies/children than people without, and more surveys for people who are single or divorced than those in a relationship. That can change at anytime since it all depends on who businesses want to hear from.
If you don’t complete your profile survey, they won’t now much about you, and as a result, they wouldn’t send much surveys your way, if any at all.
2. Check Your Email Every Day
Companies conducting market research close their surveys either after a certain amount of time or number of responses.
Leaving the surveys pile up in your account until the end of the week isn’t such a great idea. I have seen a survey close the very next day after it went live. I’m not sure if it was a Friday or during the weekend, but I think there are a lot more people who take paid surveys at certain times of the day/week than others.
*It helps if you have a dedicated email address for surveys, but if you don’t, see if you can filter surveys to its own label/section in your inbox.
3. Take Your Time
You are sometimes, if not always, being timed for each survey you take, and you will not be credited if you finish too fast or if you take too long. Don’t worry about how long you should take. Just take your time to read and respond as if it were a test that pays you for each question you get right(…if only).
4. Tell the Truth
I’ve seen lots of guides for “gaming” paid survey sites, and one very common method they shared was lying to prevent getting screened out of a survey and to recieve more surveys.
Lying will eventually, if not instantly, get you banned, and you’ll lose all the money you have made. It’s not worth it.
5. Find Better Opportunities
There are lots of paid survey sites. There are those that:
- pay more per survey
- has more paid surveys
- compensate you for each survey you take even if you did not qualify for the paid survey
- only send you paid surveys you are eligible for
If you feel unsatisfied, try out a different survey site. A quick google search should bring you to a list. Keep in mind that scams do exist, so you should know how to tell if a paid survey site is legit.