Invoke Interactive surveys are a very important part of taking paid surveys online because they are usually the highest paid form of survey you will encounter. Invoke Solutions is one of the companies that allow for live, real-time chat where multiple persons are shown pictures of products, asked questions and everyone gives their answers simultaneously over the course of 60 minutes up to a couple hours. It is similar to being in a chat room only you get paid from $10 up to $200, with the average incentive being $35. A typical Invoke Interactive survey email invitation will look like this:
Thank you for agreeing to participate in our online interactive survey. This survey will be hosted by our research partner for this project, Invoke Solutions. In order to participate in the survey, you will need to follow the instructions below. SPACES ARE LIMITED! Please remember that by logging in early or on time and completing the entire survey, you will be entitled to a $20 incentive.
ONLINE INTERACTIVE SURVEY DETAILS
Your session is scheduled for Thursday July 17th 2008, at 5:00 pm EST/ 4:00 pm CST/ 3:00 pm MST/ 2:00 pm PST. Duration: Approximately 75 minutes.
The single most important thing is to click on the email invitation and complete the screener IMMEDIATELY because these high-paying surveys DO fill up within a matter of minutes. The second most important thing is, after having received the email above, or something similar, make certain that you log in to the survey site at least 30 minutes early because they do qualify more persons than they have available spots and the first ones logged in will get those spots.
Once you have qualified and logged-in, the Moderator will explain the rules of that particular session and ask everyone to give their name, where they are from and something they enjoy doing. This is just to test that everyone is properly set up for the session. Sometimes there will be a webcam and microphone involved which can make for technical problems.
Once you have been shown the product, the Moderator will ask you questions, some of which will be multiple-choice, but others will be open-ended, meaning you have to type your thoughts, feelings, impressions, etc. I always try to give the best possible information concerning the product, something unique that I like or dislike about it. The Moderator may ask for you to elaborate further on your opinions, either publicly or privately. Try to stay on topic as I have been dismissed for making comments unrelated to the topic on hand, such as political comments when the topic is healthcare.
You must complete approximately 65% or more of the questions to qualify for the incentive. This figure may vary depending on the survey company. I have encountered Invoke Interactives from SurveySpot, Toluna, IPSOS I-SAY, HCD, SurveySavvy, USA Talk Now, Datatelligence, 20/20 Research and Opinion Place. Invoke Interactives are so lucrative that a single incentive of $100 or $200 can make a survey company shoot up to #1 in your survey list overnight, which is why you must always be on the look-out for them in your inbox!