LapisLee’s Top Five Survey Panels (February 2012)

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I started keeping records of my online paid surveys January 31, 2008. I spend an average of three to four hours per day taking surveys. I have earned $9751.58 in 49 months from 21 survey sites, which is $199.01 per month. The average survey site earned $9.48 per month. I have added the dates that I joined each site as well as whether they have PayPal, Invokes or product tests. About 15% of my earnings are from product tests and Invoke Interactives. I do not keep track of prizes or free products, but I do include contest wins. I only add in points accumulated after they have been redeemed due to the difficulty of calculating point values. This month's product tests include natural cat litter, puppy pads and cough drops.

Here are the top earners for February 2012, along with screenshots of my recent redemption requests:

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1. Opinion Outpost

  • Total Earned: $1332.40
  • Total Earned This Month: $53.50
  • Monthly Average: $27.19
  • Last Payment Received: $50.50 check on January 13
  • Last Payment Requested: $53 on February 9
  • Joined: February 4, 2008
In February I completed 53 surveys for 565 points ($56.50) out of 164 attempts. That is an average of $1.07 per survey completed. Opinion Outpost has merged with SurveySpot, which means all of the surveys now come from the same company; however, Opinion Outpost has added PayPal and also allows you to cash out at 1000 points ($10) now.

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2. GlobalTestMarket

  • Total Earned Since Joining: $1137.40
  • Total Earned This Month: $42
  • Monthly Average: $23.70
  • Last Payment Received: $53.50 on December 30
  • Last Payment Requested: $50.50 on January 27
  • Joined: March 1, 2008
In February I completed 17 surveys for 840 points ($42). That is an average of $2.47 per survey completed. I was able to complete one online panel for 200 points ($10) on February 27 and another for 100 points ($5) on February 3.

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3. Surveyhead

  • Total Earned Since Joining: $714.50
  • Total Earned This Month: $28.50
  • Monthly Average: $19.31
  • Last Payment Received: $25 PayPal on February 6
  • Last Payment Requested: $25 on March 2
  • Joined: March 23, 2010
In February I completed 16 surveys for $28.50. That is an average of $1.78 per survey completed. One was marked “Invalid” on February 1 and if you get three Invalids they will suspend your account. Usually, an Invalid signifies that you took the survey too fast or missed one of the quality control questions like “Please check 3 for quality control purposes.”

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4. Toluna

  • Total Earned Since Joining: $822
  • Total Earned This Month: $20
  • Monthly Average: $17.18
  • Last Payment Received: $20 check on January 4
  • Last Payment Requested: $20 on March 7
  • Joined: February 11, 2008
This site requires the most amount of time and effort relative to my earnings. I am now skipping all surveys for less than 3000 points ($1). I guess I am only willing to do enough work to earn $20 every other month or so.

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5. MySurvey

  • Total Earned Since Joining: $791.14
  • Total Earned This Month: $8.70
  • Monthly Average: $17.96
  • Last Payment Received: $10 PayPal on January 9
  • Last Payments Requested: $15 on March 2 and $20 on March 10
  • Joined: February 2, 2008
In February I completed 12 surveys out of 13 attempted for 870 points ($8.70). That is an average of $0.73 per survey completed. Five (5) points ($0.05) are awarded for survey disqualifications. Only three of the surveys I completed were for more than $1. The product tests are the main reason I stay with this site.

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Comments (2)

  • Jenna July 01, 2012 Reply
    Who said joining paid survey sites would be easy? It takes time and dedication to achieve a reasonable payout. Hardly everybody gets that lucky to have high cost per survey answered.
  • Kim April 11, 2012 Reply
    Hi,

    I participated in a panel discussion for toluna at the end of march. It last 2 weeks. Do you know if they are quick to send the incentive? I find if I email them they take a while to answer.
    Cheers,
    Kim