Survey Taking Advice
Welcome to Big Dog Surveys. If you are here, you are looking to get into survey taking. Paid surveys and studies are a great way to make ends meet but there are some things that you need to do. Keep reading and learn what you need to know to be successful at survey taking both in person and online.
In Person Work
This is what most people want to do because in person work or focus group work is interesting and pays very well. These jobs are paid for by local Mobile market research firms in order to get consumer opinions on upcoming products and services. These jobs are in high demand which does make them hard to get. That is the chief drawback to this type of work. You really need to know someone to get a job in many cases. Still, you might be able to sneak in there if you fit a unique demographic or if you just have a little luck. To get started with focus groups, you need to get your name on as many company databases as you can. Here are some that you can start with.
- Graham & Associates
- Research Strategies
The sure thing in the survey world is the online survey. These jobs are plentiful and easy to get. They can also be done anywhere that you have computer access. The downside is that these jobs pay less than in person work. To counter this, you will simply need to do more of them. Practice, practice and practice and you can greatly decrease your per survey time. This will allow you to complete as many as ten surveys in an hour, which is when you start making good money. To take advantage of this speed, you need to have a good survey site list to work with. Always be adding websites to your list. Such as the ones at the top of this page.
Survey Taking Tips
- Choose a quiet work space.
Turn off the TV and concentrate on your surveys to really increase your speed.
- Have a separate browser folder for surveys.
This will allow you to open all of them at once in tabs.
- Make a separate email account for surveys.
This not only protects your personal account from spam but also allows you to keep all survey information organized in one place.
- Learn to skim questions.
With a little practice, you can learn to skim questions and know what they are asking.
- Watch out for trick questions.
Especially when skimming, look out for trick questions that tell you to enter a certain answer.