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30Apr/100

Try Out Product Sampling

Are you an early adopter of technology, gadgets and gizmos? Are you the first to see every blockbuster movie? Are you on the cutting edge of every fashion and fad? If you answered answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, then you are sure to love being a product tester. A product tester is a regular consumer or potential consumer who is sent a product in the mail to try out, evaluate and then report findings on a survey or product review.

 Many survey sites have client corporations who desire more feedback from consumers than just an online survey alone can provide. It’s one thing to imagine how a product would work, taste, smell, or last but quite another to actually experience these product attributes first hand. When companies provide survey takers with a product to sample, they can look forward to data rich with valuable opinions and insights that can be incorporated into the product development and marketing processes. This makes the consumer experience for everyone!

 Often, an opportunity to participate in a product sample will come after completing a “screener” type online survey. However, not every online survey ends with the promise of a product sample, that’s for certain. You may be asked at the end of the paid survey if you would be willing to use and evaluate a product if sent to your home. Often these products can be labeled generically so that you provide unbiased answers without the brand’s reputation influencing your opinions.

 Compensation for participating in product testing is as varied as the companies that have product sample programs. Usually, the reward for trying out the product and completing a short survey is just the product itself. This is great, especially if it is something that you really like! Often, you will also be sent coupons and other incentives for purchasing the product in the future and to share with friends. Some product sampling projects that are time consuming or have lengthy paid surveys will offer additional compensation such as cash, extra reward points from the survey site, or even additional merchandise.  To find survey sites that offer product sampling, visit SurveyAdventure.com and start exploring today!

27Apr/100

Speedy Tricks for Taking Paid Surveys

Taking paid surveys is a fantastic way to make extra money in your spare time. Problem is, with a never-ending list of work, family and volunteer obligations; it seems that “spare time” can often be quite rare. In the event that I do have a chunk of free time that I can devote to completing my paid survey invitations, I have found a great way to streamline the process. The more streamlined my process, the more surveys I can take, and the more money I can earn! And, it will work for you, too!

 Whatever Internet browser you use (such as Explorer of Firefox)  to attend to your daily tasks is just fine for your regular surfing. But, consider downloading an alternative browser called Avant Browser that will allow you to open multiple pages at the same time.  In the browser, you can go to your “favorites” and hit “check account” which allows you to open all the listings in your paid survey folder at the same time. One after another, the pages will quickly open as separate windows; now you can scan each page for new updates, log in for daily points, check your account and other activities before exiting out. This process will eliminate unnecessary minutes wasted typing in web addresses and also remind you to visit all your sites daily.

Use the Avant Browser in conjunction with a form filling program, such as Roboform, to save even more time. Form filling software allows you to automatically enter all of your specified contact information with the click of one button. You name, address, birthdate, gender and other demographic information can be saved and pulled up time and time again to cut minutes off your paid survey taking time. You can even have the program save “passcards” that save every username and password.

For the budget conscious, the great news is that the Avant browser and Roboform form filler are both free downloads. Any person serious about taking paid online surveys should seriously consider incorporating them into his or her survey taking routine. For other tips and tricks on taking surveys and to find a comprehensive database of survey sites, visit Survey Adventure and start exploring!

24Apr/100

How to Increase your Survey Referrals

A referral in the paid survey world is when a member of a survey site invites others to join through a “click through” link. Referrals are a win-win situation for everyone involved; the survey site gets more visits and “customers”, the member who initiated the referral earns a bonus for helping to drive in website traffic, and the new member gains access to all the perks of taking surveys for money. Since referrals are a great way to boost your paid survey earnings, learning how to maximize your referrals is the key to making the most of your experience.

 The first way to maximize your referrals is to directly email all your friends and family about the opportunity to take surveys at the chosen site. Use the pre-formatted email that most survey sites offer; some are not editable while others can be modified to include a message of your choice. Or, some sites will allow you to cut and paste the embedded referral link into your own personal email.

 A second suggestion for increasing referrals is to take advantage or your email signature. The signature feature of email programs lets you compose a “stamp”, so to speak, that will be left automatically at the end of each email. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can edit your signature to include a referral link. The more views your referral link receives, the greater chances for someone to take the extra step, click through and join -- earning you a referral bonus. If you are worried about being “spammy”, this is a more discrete way of letting friends, family and associates know of your free survey opportunities than detailing it in the body of your email.

 A third recommendation for getting the word out to recruit referrals is to post your referral link onto a discussion forum or some other form of social media. Before “selling” the survey site, check with the rules of each forum to see if posting referral links is allowed. Using your own Facebook page and Twitter account is another good place to leave referral links, especially if you have lots of followers! Remember, the more eyes that see your referral link, the better chance you have of earning bigger bucks!

21Apr/100

Paid Survey Referral Programs

People all over the world are taking paid surveys as a way to voice their opinions and make some extra money at the same time. Most paid surveys dish up a couple dollars here and there; over the course of a month your earnings can add up to a nice amount that will supplement a “day job” but perhaps not be enough to live on. If you want to maximize the amount of money you earn taking paid surveys, take advantage of the referral programs that many survey sites offer to members.

The typical referral program allows the member to refer friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and whomever they please to join the survey site under a special invitation. A referral invitation is usually a composed email that features a click-through link that takes the recipient to the survey homepage and registration site. When your referral signs up to be a member, the unique link followed is associated with specifically to your account and you will be credited with a bonus.

The bonus for completed referrals varies from survey site to survey site, but can include perks such as cash, points for merchandise, extra entries into sweepstakes and more. In addition to a one-time bonus, some survey administrators may also have programs that allow you to earn a percentage of your referrals earnings each and every time they take surveys. This can really add up, especially if you have a large network of referrals working for you.

Like money surveys, most referral programs operate on an ongoing basis, not just a one-time event where you have to invite anyone and everyone you know at once. Usually, you just log onto your account and head to the referral section where you can access the referral emails. Also, the referral code that is embedded into the email link can also be used as a link on your web page, blog, or even be shared as a forum post or Twitter “tweet”.

18Apr/100

Muscle Your Way Into Health & Fitness Mystery Shopping

blog gymIf you enjoy going to the gym and keeping fit, mystery shopping in health and fitness businesses might be a welcomed work day for you. There are actually reputable mystery shopping companies that are looking for people who are familiar with the health and fitness industry, are articulate both in person and in written communications, and have a fine-eye for detail. In return for your stealthy undercover work and quality feedback, you can earn great perks ranging from a free gym membership to actual cash compensation and more.

 Becoming a secret shopper in the health and fitness industry is not to be taken lightly, it’s a weighty position. As the hired eyes and ears for a client company, you will most likely be asked to pose as a customer who needs some sort of assistance. The assistance you “need” could include a tour of a gym facility and explanation of the membership contract, descriptions of nutritional products and how they work, personal training services, specific customer service questions and more.

 It is important to clearly remember your interactions with staff; the client company will typically ask questions about your overall consumer experience and the details about the staff you came in contact with.  Questions might include -- Were you greeted upon entering the facility? If you had an appointment, did you have to wait? Did staff seem well-versed about the company’s products and services?  In addition to questions about staff and customer service, you will need to pay attention to the atmosphere in general. Was the workout floor uncluttered? Were the weight machines in good repair? Was the locker room clean?

 After your visit, you will be asked to report your findings from the undercover audit through an online paid survey, telephone interview, written report – or any combination of the three.  This is your time to shine and flex your feedback muscles; objectively communicate your experience on the mystery shop in a concise, professional and not overly subjective manner. The quality of your feedback, combined with your dependability while on-site at the job, is your key to getting return mystery shop invitations in the future.

15Apr/100

Sharing Personal Info on Paid Surveys

blog confusedTaking paid online surveys can feel like a leap of faith for many people. Having to enter personal information and opinions over the Internet and hitting the “submit” button can make both newbies and seasoned survey takers apprehensive about the whole process.  How do you know if something "good" or "bad" is going to happen once you click. One way to feel safe online is to only sign up with only top-tier, proven survey sites. Visit an online survey database, like SurveyAdventure.com, to see lists of the most popular survey sites which have proven to be legitimate resources.

 Another way to allay concerns about a survey provider and what they plan to do with your information is to read their privacy policy. For example, do they identify you individually in market research projects or as part of the collective? Do they keep all your information confidential, only to be shared with the stated client, or do they sell email lists and data to third parties? If you have any questions about how a survey site protects your privacy, contact them by phone or email. If you don’t receive a speedy response that satisfies your query, drop them like a hot potato. 

 Understanding how the information you submit is used helps explain why you need to furnish it in the first place. Your contact information, such as name and email address, is needed to send you invitations to take surveys via email. Often, a home address is required so that any money earned, product samples, and other rewards can be mailed to directly you. Demographic information about your age, gender and other markers are required to target specific surveys that fit your profile. Depending on the client and their products and services, online surveys can be targeted to certain age groups, parts of the country, educational levels, gender and more.  Another often requested piece of personal information is your household makeup –number of children, annual income, own or rent home, level of involvement in purchase decision-making, etc.

 Hobbies and interests are also sought after information by corporations; this helps executives target what products to develop, what media to market in, and how to further align the company in a way that appeals with your lifestyle. The more information you reveal about yourself in the profile section of survey sites has a direct correlation of survey invitations you receive in your inbox. So, if a resource for free surveys meets your approval, don’t hesitate about sending in your personal information.

14Apr/100

Speedy Tricks for Taking Paid Surveys

Taking paid surveys is a fantastic way to make extra money in your spare time. Problem is, with a never-ending list of work, family and volunteer obligations; it seems that “spare time” can often be quite rare. In the event that I do have a chunk of free time that I can devote to completing my paid survey invitations, I have found a great way to streamline the process. The more streamlined my process, the more surveys I can take, and the more money I can earn! And, it will work for you, too!

Whatever Internet browser you use (such as Explorer of Firefox) to attend to your daily tasks is just fine for your regular surfing. But, consider downloading an alternative browser called Avant Browser that will allow you to open multiple pages at the same time. In the browser, you can go to your “favorites” and hit “check account” which allows you to open all the listings in your paid survey folder at the same time. One after another, the pages will quickly open as separate windows; now you can scan each page for new updates, log in for daily points, check your account and other activities before exiting out. This process will eliminate unnecessary minutes wasted typing in web addresses and also remind you to visit all your sites daily.

Use the Avant Browser in conjunction with a form filling program, such as Roboform, to save even more time. Form filling software allows you to automatically enter all of your specified contact information with the click of one button. You name, address, birthdate, gender and other demographic information can be saved and pulled up time and time again to cut minutes off your paid survey taking time. You can even have the program save “passcards” that save every username and password.

For the budget conscious, the great news is that the Avant browser and Roboform form filler are both free downloads. Any person serious about taking paid online surveys should seriously consider incorporating them into his or her survey taking routine. For other tips and tricks on taking surveys and to find a comprehensive database of survey sites, visit Survey Adventure and start exploring!

12Apr/100

Paid Surveys for Every Mom

blog baby momThe opinions of mothers are popular with many types of industries, and there is good reason why! As the female parent of a child (or many children), a mother typically provides the day-to-day care for their children, acts as a support person for her spouse, and may also take care of aging parents. This important role as nurturer and caregiver creates many opportunities to make important decisions in the marketplace, from what brand spaghetti sauce to purchase to which health care provider to use.  Participating in paid surveys is a great avenue for mothers to speak up on important topics, influence the future of various products and services, and make a few extra dollars at the same time!

 Taking paid surveys is ideal for mothers in all life stages. A mother with a baby or toddlers at home will appreciate the chance to share her ideas and insights from the comfort of home without having to pack up the diaper bag and a fussy little one for a car ride across town. For harried mothers with school-age children, paid surveys are a great way to pick up supplemental income to put towards the ever-growing food, clothing and college savings budgets all during down time between extra-curricular activity chauffeuring – sometimes even on a smart phone. Even empty-nesters and retired mothers will find that taking surveys at home is a convenient way to make a difference while not having to get caught up in the rat race.

 Give your opinions on the products and services that you use on a regular basis. Since mothers are usually the “chief operating officers” of the home, they are in charge of making most of the purchasing decisions.  Providers of paid surveys want to hear what mothers like you have to say about many industries including (but definitely not limited to) groceries and household products, health care providers, educational services, clothing and accessories, and products for infants and children.

 A quick way for mothers to begin taking these free surveys is to sign up with online survey sites found through a database such as SurveyAdventure.com.  Use these resources to find legitimate paid surveys offered by market research companies, in-house departments of corporations and educational institutions. Sign up and speak up about those topics that influence both your family and families around the country; you’ll feel so satisfied knowing change has been initiated. In addition to helping Corporate America sell more family-friendly products, you’ll earn all types of great perks such as cash, coupons, gift cards and points that can be turned in for useful merchandise. Additionally, many survey sites offer big cash prize draws just for signing up and being an active member! Be a smart mom and check out money surveys today!

9Apr/100

Mystery Shopping in the Casino and Gaming Industry

blog casinoTaking mystery shopping assignments in the casino and gaming industry is a sure bet way to have fun, earn a little extra money, and help companies maximize the customer experience for all guests. Similar to secret shopping in retail store locations, an assignment in casino mystery shopping requires driving to various properties, using and evaluating the various services undercover and providing candid feedback through required forms and online surveys. Taking on evaluations in the casino and gaming industry are only realistic for those folks who reside in states that allow gambling (especially Nevada), as long-distance transportation is not typically be reimbursed.

 However, for your time, most administrators of mystery shop assignments will pay some sort of compensation or with in-kind services like free casino chips, complementary meals, or other products. The perks of casino mystery shopping will vary on the type of job assigned and the company you are working for. To ensure that you are paid and invited for future jobs, each project much be completed in a completely professional manner with a high-level of attention to detail. Remember, casino mystery shopping is not about getting wild, playing card games or getting free drinks, it is about gathering valuable data on the “guest experience” that can be used by management to make improvements as needed.

 Both large casino properties and smaller gaming establishments are looking for honest and truthful critiques of their many products and services. This is where you step in as the undercover eyes, ears and taste buds of the corporate office, analyzing every last detail to make sure it meets quality standards. Before going on an assignment, review and familiarize yourself with the requirements and paid survey questions listed out for your visit. You don’t want to “out” yourself by standing around in the lobby with a pencil behind your ear, a clipboard under your arm and a stopwatch around your neck.

 Typically, you will gather data on objective questions like how long you stood in line to cash out your chips and also answer opinion-type questions such as what you thought of the interior decorating. Some other common areas of interest include the quality of the table games dealer, beverage server, cage cashier, restaurant and buffet, security, valet and more.

 Casino mystery shoppers must live a local that permits gambling and gaming, be willing to work at odd hours in the day and night, must have keen observational skills, and be able to communicate well verbally and in written reports submitted through online surveys. Based on the quality of your work, you will develop a relationship of trust and dependability with a particular mystery shop business or survey sites that will hopefully score you more and more work in the future.

6Apr/100

Be Picky About Survey Panels

Many people new to the world of paid surveys often question if there is a magic number of panels to sign up with. If you type in a query of “paid survey” or “online survey” into your web search bar, literally millions of results will appear. This can be completely mind boggling and cause confusion about how to sort out the legit sites from the more questionable survey sites. This is why belonging to too many survey panels in the beginning of your survey career, isn’t necessarily better. A better option is to check out an online database of validated survey sites, such as Survey Adventure, and register with no more than 5 to 10 in the beginning. This keeps your workload focused on survey sites with the best reputations and prevents your inbox from being inundated with “surveys” and special offers from lower-rung survey sites.

When visiting survey databases, peruse through the listings of top survey sites often set aside in a special list. These “best sites” are can be ranked in several ways; by those most popular with panelists, those with the largest payouts, or those that offer the most frequent invitations, or those that are just generally good all-around. Take the time to click through the links for each survey site and read through the home page and FAQ of each program to completely understand the survey site’s preferred demographic panelist, specific requirements, and compensation system. After you feel well versed with the options, pick out the online survey providers (5 or 10) that appeal to you the most and begin creating a profile on each web site.

After you have set up your profiles, invitations to take surveys will arrive through email. Act on these emails as soon as possible to show the survey sites that you are a conscientious worker, ready and eager to work. If you let an invitation languish in your inbox, you are sending the message that you are not a dependable participant. This is one of the major reasons to limit your survey panel memberships to 5 to 10 to not become overburdened with surveys that you can’t keep up with, even if you wanted to. After a few months, when you are in the swing of taking paid online surveys and are familiar with how often each sends invitations, you can add new sites, one at a time, to fill up any extra free time you may have.