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Paid Surveys And Their Place On The Internet

The Internet has become, far and away, the most important single element in market research in the world today. This is the case because it is the most participatory part of the media – there are very few people who have access to television, news media and a wide range of consumer items who do not also have an internet-connected computer. What this means is that the computer, the TV and the print media are all in competition to win the interest of consumers with opinions – […]

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The Importance of Incentives for Surveys

Carrying out a survey is a good way of finding out public opinion. Whenever we see an advertisement on the television, a company will often use in their broadcast certain statistics which have been arrived at through carrying out surveys. The strength of public opinion is of incredible importance to everyone – to public or private companies, to political organisations and to anyone who believes that a groundswell of opinion means something. However, there are occasionally problems when surveys are carried out, because they do not always […]

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The Importance of Opinions for Companies and Individuals

The last few decades have seen a rise in the importance and the use of focus groups. They are used for a number of reasons and by a number of organisations. The extent of the desire for people’s opinions by businesses and political parties among others has grown, as they realize that the difficulty of delivering what the public wants decreases massively when you actually go and ask the public directly. Paid online surveys are a massive part of this, and they are an increasingly sophisticated way […]

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Be Paid For Your Opinion And Help Gather Information

The process of completing an online survey is relatively simple, when looked at objectively, and the benefits for you can go far beyond getting your voice heard by companies and other researchers. Beyond that, there is the chance to actually get paid for doing something that many people are happy to do for free. This is something that cannot be underestimated, particularly when it is taken into account that a survey or two need take no longer than half of your lunch break. It is a way […]

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Don’t Assume Your Voice Will Be Heard

The important thing to remember about paid online surveys is that they will, in many cases, have been commissioned by companies wanting to know what the public really think. The company is not naïve enough to think that the public will give unbiased answers in a poll commissioned by a specific company, so they wisely keep their name only as prominent as those of their competitors in any paid survey. For example, if a rep for Budweiser asks you directly what beer you drink, you will be […]

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Zoom Panel

An online survey company that does market research for a variety of fast-food restaurants, including McDonalds and KFC. A couple of their other clients include General Mills, Proctor and Gamble and Microsoft. Zoom Panel makes the grade of one of the “legitimate” online survey sites on the internet. Membership is free for this site. There are no fees involved and they will not share your information with telemarketing companies. They also promise not to “spam” you inbox with a variety of ads. Rewards are based on points. […]

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Work From Home 4 Dollars

There are over 500 online companies offering money for people who want to work from home doing surveys and earn a full-time income. Beware of such sites that promise you riches for nothing; they’re a scam. While there are some legitimate sites that pay a few dollars to take a ten minute survey, there are others that are not legitimate. Many of these sites simply exist to gather your personal information and sell it to telemarketing companies. A few of them are downright scams that require a […]

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Vindale Research

Vindale Research advertises that it covets “the finest minds” in online research. Signing up for this website was easy; I simply entered my name, e-mail address, gender and birth date and they sent me an e-mail. I opened the e-mail and clicked on the confirmation and was a member. The site advertises that it has a “zero tolerance spam” policy. Vindale Research pays its members monthly through their Paypal account, but you have to have a $50 balance in order to get paid. Surveys are easy, but […]

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The Survey Pro

Those interested in doing “paid surveys” online must realize that although some sites are legitimate, others either want money in exchange for registration into their data bank, or simply want to collect as much information about you to sell to telemarketing companies. Thesurveypro.com is of the latter. I clicked on the site and entered some basic information, such as my name, address, age and e-mail address. I then pressed the button to “join” the site, that promised to pay me for participating in online surveys. Thesurveypro.com then […]

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Survey Spot

If you enjoy taking surveys online, Surveyspot.com is an ideal way to make a few extra dollars in the privacy of your home. Best of all, Surveyspot will not give out your personal information to its advertisers, so you don’t have to worry about getting dozens of phone calls from people trying to sell you everything from health insurance to an online education. To participate in Surveyspot.com, you must be at least 18 years old. Only one person from each family can sign up for the site, […]

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