Wednesday, August 31, 2005

A word about online surveys

In a desperate moment last October, I signed up on a website (and I'm sorry to say I actually paid money) to get information on online surveys. "People are making a good living taking surveys" I don't believe in these fictional people.

Well, if you'd like to know what I have gained from my survey taking in the last 11 months--Maybe $30 and a shampoo and conditioner sample, and 269 junk email in the last 24 hours. That doesn't count what actually gets through my filter which a promptly delete.

Online surveys are great if you just want to give companies your opinion. If, however, you'd like to be compensated for your opinions, it is basically like the the amount of money (or in the case of surveys--valuable time) you spend really going to pay off? It's a gamble.

I do have a few sites I regularly take surveys for, so if you ever want to do it, I'll refer you and you won't have to pay me a dime. Just post a comment and I'll hook you up.


At 1:54 PM, Blogger maddie said...

Lissa, this goes back to your post about who you think most needs a blog. Okay, so I agree that Emmy would be a great blogger IF she ever blogged....see the key is getting her to actually take the time to do it. Sadly I am not sure if her great reservoirs of wit will ever see the light of day (other than in e-mails to you and do I wish I had saved some of her more creative ones. *sigh*) Maybe between the two of us we can encourage her enough that the rest of the world with be as blessed by her humor as we have been. Hope you are having a great day...and internet surveys are such a let down. I hate the ones that you answer like 100 questions and then they say before we can send you your prize you have to buy one of our products! That just burns me!

At 9:12 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

The sites I do surveys for don't require you to buy anything and protect your privacy. Sometimes I get movies, but mostly food type stuff. It helps that I am the primary grocery shopper for my family.


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