Avoid The Research Study Run Around

If you have been in this business very long, you probably know what I am talking about by “Run Around’. Most of the online work will have an introduction form that qualifies you to take the actual “paying” work. From time to time, you might get yourself caught in a loop where you do not qualify for one pay opportunity but you are given a chance to qualify for another one. Then you do not qualify for that opportunity and are given a chance to qualify for yet another survey. This can go on and on, and it’s a huge waste of time. Here are three ways that you can avoid getting caught in this trap.

1. Fill Out Your Profile
Filling out your profile completely will allow the survey company to match you to the right surveys that you are more likely qualified to take. If the survey website has additional unpaid or low paying surveys designed to get even more information out of you, take them. Swagbucks, for example, has low paying questionnaires that allow you to enter more information about yourself. They help to improve your success rate and will ultimately help you make more money.

2. Don’t Fall For Trick Questions
Many surveys will slip in trick questions to eliminate people unfamiliar with a topic and to see if you are paying attention. For example, one survey that I recently took asked me which auto repair jobs I have recently done. One of the choices was changing spark plug fluid and there is no such thing as spark plug fluid. They just want to make sure that you know about the subject and aren’t just blindly answering questions. So, pay attention and know that they will try to trick you.

3. Avoid Spammy Survey Websites
There are many good survey website but there are many bad ones that just want to waste your time and trick you into signing up for services. If you find that a website is just wasting your time and pushing other services on you, stop using it. Don’t give them the benefit of the doubt, cut your losses and move on.

Our Survey List

Here is a list of a few of our favorite survey websites. Give them a try, they are all free to sign up for.

Our Top Pick [Updated July 2020]

  • Swagbucks Swagbucks is one of the most trusted names in paid surveys and they have a number of tools that can help you make money. Do paid surveys, watch videos and even play games and earn. They are also currently giving away sign up bonuses for new accounts.
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