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4 Tips for Successful Survey-Taking


4 Tips for Successful Survey-Taking

4 Tips for Successful Survey-Taking

Online surveys have become a source of income for a variety of people. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or a student, there’s a survey out there built for you. It’s not always clear how to get started though. What does it take to do the right surveys in the right way and make money for it? Here are a few tips.

Complete the Profile
Have a detailed and robust profile page. Profiles that include demographics, lifestyle and preferences are used to determine your eligibility for surveys. There’s no use sending out a car insurance survey to someone who does not have a car after all. Put a bit of time and effort into your profile, and you’ll waste less time and effort later.

Stay Alert
Many surveys are uploaded a day, and you should remain aware of them. Thankfully, survey-takers will often have alert options available within their accounts. Sites such as Crowdology UK will send out invites to surveys that fit your profile. Check your email to stay informed though. Many surveys have either a time limit or a participant limit. If they hit that limit before you notice your alert, you’ve lost your chance to participate.

Organize Your Inbox
Along with staying alert, you’ll want to stay organized. Dedicated survey-takers can sign up for multiple sites and be receiving a number of alerts a day. That can quickly clutter up the inbox as alerts get buried in unrelated emails. You’ll want an automated way to organize the incoming emails. You can open a separate email account for your surveys. If multiple emails is too confusing, try using labels or folders to split surveys from your everyday correspondence.

Refer Friends
Getting a friend to sign up for a survey site is a good way to benefit yourself. There are sites that offer one-time rewards in the form of money, points or gift cards. Others offer a percentage of the money your friend first makes. Whichever the method, they are rewarding you for marketing their business.

It’s not hard to make money while completing surveys. In fact, it can be a fun and relaxing pastime. Set up your accounts, keep it organized, and pay attention to special promotions to take full advantage of survey sites.


Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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