Frequently Asked Questions
Survey companies (market research companies) are hired by corporations and governments to conduct studies on the needs and wants of consumers like you. These survey companies need people (panelists) to join their online survey panels so they can conduct these surveys. When their panelists complete a survey, they offer a reward such as cash, a gift voucher, merchandise, a contest entry, etc. as a “thank you” to the panelist for giving their honest opinions. It’s win-win for everyone: the corporation finds out more about their target market, the market research company gets paid by the corporation for conducting the study, and the panelists get a reward for completing the survey.
That depends on a variety of factors. Some of these include the length and complexity of the survey, how easy it is to qualify for it as well as how many people are allowed to take the survey. An online survey that is short, and simple and can be answered by anyone will pay much less than say a survey aimed at males aged 35-40 who smoke. You can make anywhere from 50 pence to over 50 pounds per completion.
Again, that depends. You will be invited to take more surveys by registering with multiple online survey companies; the more you sign up with, the more invitations you should get. Regardless, most market research companies seem to send their panelists an average of around 1-3 surveys per month however some also offer daily opportunities.
No, there is no limit to how many survey firms you can join – it’s completely up to you. Remember, all legitimate companies are also free to join and will never ask you for any money. Instead they will reward you for your time!
Market research companies need this information because most surveys are based on demographic information. Ex. Women in Bristol might be chosen to be surveyed on a topic and the survey company needs to know where you live in order to know whether or not you should be contacted for a particular study. Another reason is that in order to be able to send you your reward (if not done electronically), they need to know where you live. Companies who mail their panelists payment cheques need to have an address associated with a user. Lastly, you might be asked to do product testing in which case, again the survey company needs your address so that they can send you the product to test and get your opinion on. Legitimate market research companies will never sell your information on to anyone and real survey companies will never identify you personally to a client; you will always remain anonymous.
That’s okay – you’re under no obligation to do so. When you receive an e-mail asking you if you’d like to complete a survey, it’s up to you if you think it is worth your time or not. Survey e-mails typically contain information such as the topic of the survey, the length of time it should take you to complete it, as well as what your reward will be for completing it. If you don’t wish to do the survey, simply delete the e-mail, and wait until a more interesting study arrives in your inbox.
No, there is nothing for you to pay. Survey companies will pay or reward you for taking the time to complete their studies honestly. They have no reason to ask you to pay for anything and are more than happy to have you available to participate in their questionnaires when they need you.
Yes. Many sites offer membership to kids who are as young as 14 years of age. Here you can find a list of uk teen surveys.
Yes, you can be a resident of any country in the world and be eligible to take online surveys. For a complete list of international survey companies, please visit Surveybounty.com.
Easy – simply visit our online surveys list page and start with the first company listed. Click the “Join Now” button and you will be brought to the survey company’s website. Complete the form to register as a panelist and check your e-mail where you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration by clicking on a link. Click the link and you’re done! Do this for all of the market research panels listed on our website in order to potentially receive the most amount of online surveys. After this, check your e-mail regularly for online study invitations. Fill out the surveys you’re interested in, and collect your rewards!
Yes. Although it can be a legitimate way to earn money through assignments, you must be quite careful when selecting who to sign up with as a secret shopper. Never pay for this information – it is available on the internet for free. We have written an information article about it here: Mystery Shopping UK
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