If you just finished reading theFIRST PARTof this article I hope you enjoyed it and that you will find the rest of the tips and tricks useful. For the rest, this article is the second part of the tips and tricks on how to make more money from online paid surveys. For the first part of this article please go HERE.
10) If you take a vacation always, try to find some time to check your email and attempt the surveys. When I go on vacation, I login every couple of days and try the surveys and if I don’t have time to complete them, I still attempt them but do my best not to qualify. What? Not to qualify? How would that help with making more money from paid surveys? Well consider this. If you leave for 2 weeks and don’t attempt to complete these surveys, many survey websites will lock your account (without notifying you even most of the times). And believe me even if you try to argue with them it won’t help. That is why usually, when I am in vacation, every 2-3 days I try to login and not qualify for surveys since I don’t have time to sit down and try them. That way you can spend 10 minutes, keep your accounts active, and then continue your vacation or break.
11) Always have the latest version of flash installed on your computer. Many surveys show videos and usually require the latest version of Macromedia Flash. If you don’t have it, then they will ask you to install it, but some websites will not let you retake the survey because you started it once already. I know this sounds weird, but that’s how some paid survey websites operate. In addition to this I noticed that many survey websites “do not like” Firefox. For this reason, I recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer, even if it is just for taking surveys.
12) If you start a survey and spend a really long time answering questions and then you get the never wanted message that you didn’t qualify, I would recommend that you send an email to the survey website and of course don’t forget to give the code or number of the survey. It is noticed that some companies do this as a trick so that they don’t pay you or the work you did to complete the survey. Just be careful if it happens to you. For me, 15 minutes or more is a long time. If a survey company continues to do this then drop it. Cancel your account after getting paid any remaining earnings from that survey website and focus on the survey websites that are fair. The same applies if the survey gives you an “error” after you have been answering questions for a long time. They got their answers, which they are going to use so you should be rewarded. In addition, after you have some experience with paid surveys, if you notice that you spent an hour on a survey and that you were rewarded a ridiculous amount of money (i.e. $1.00), I would definitely contact the survey company and complain. The compensation amount really varies from one paid survey website to another, but still if you do the math and you notice that it is less than $5.00 an hour, which I consider the minimum, I would complain. I guarantee that nothing will happen. In fact many people I know have told me that those survey websites don’t even reply to your email. Well, that is fine. Again, just cancel your account, focus on the fair paid survey websites, and if you would like to do something more, give them a bad review on one of the following websites:
13) Some of the survey websites give you after completion of surveys automatically an entry in sweepstakes. Some though ask you to play a game in order to enter the sweepstakes. Make sure that you play the games. That way you take full advantage of anything that the survey websites have to offer. A few of the survey websites that pay in points give you extra points with these games that are added to your account and then you reach faster a reward. One example of these types of surveys is OPINIONSQUARE
14) Try to be invited in a focus group. If they ask you during one of the online profiles of the paid survey website if you would like to be part of a focus group sometime in the future then definitely say yes. Sometimes they will pose this same question at the end of your completed surveys. This question is usually intended for future surveys so that they have you in mind for potential focus groups. Focus groups pay extremely well and you should expect to be paid more than $30 an hour.
Well these were my tips for making more money online with paid surveys. I hope they will be useful to all of you. If you would like more information on paid surveys please go ahead and read a “Field guide to online paidsurveys” and a list of the Top 10 Surveys. In addition, if you need advice on surveys or on how to make money online please try my website or my BLOG.