How to Qualify for Online Surveys
Online surveys can be a great way to earn extra money and the more surveys a person takes, the more potential income is possible. To maximize survey taking options, one should register for multiple survey sites.
Sometimes survey takers find that although they are sent plenty of surveys, they are often disqualified for many of them. Although this is part of the online surveys process, there are definitely ways of reducing these occurrences.
Keep Account Information Current and Up to Date
All account information on all survey sites joined should be kept current with periodic updates and as much detail as requested. Some websites offer a main profile questionnaire with multiple interest questionnaires in a variety of topic areas. Taking the time to fill in the extra questionnaires will increase the likelihood of being selected for surveys that are applicable to you. This initial registration information is used as an early pre-qualification to determine the type of surveys matching the survey takers information and interests. The survey website may ask for only the survey takers information directly or may ask for the relevant information from all household members. Persons or households with broader ranges of interest are likely to qualify for more surveys.
Check Your Email Frequently
The survey taker should be readily available and should answer all surveys or requests to take surveys promptly. Email and survey websites should be checked frequently. Online surveys are often offered on a first come first serve basis with those responding first that have the right qualifications being offered the survey.
Trying to qualify days later for a survey after the invitation has been received is at best difficult, as the survey will likely be closed a few hours after it has been opened. Checking your email frequently will minimize this problem.
It is important that honest answers are provided when answering surveys. The survey company is looking for objective opinions and quality answers. Answers should be complete, thorough, and directly respond to the question. Thoughtfully expanding upon the multiple choice answers when requested is beneficial. Well-written responses will be better accepted and will likely improve the chances that company will request that you complete future surveys.
Cash is Not Always King
It may be slow when starting out with online survey taking. One may wish to take some of the less desirable surveys which do not offer cash but only offer coupons or redemption points. These are a great place to start and likely to lead to future cash surveys if done well.