Hannah's Top 5 Survey Posts (January 2012)
January was an extremely low-paying month for me, but I think that is mostly my own fault. I had gotten a bit burnt out with taking all the surveys and started to ignore the invitation emails when they came in, so when I did catch up, most had already reached their quota. I also did not take surveys every weekday, but only took surveys a few days a week. I didn't think it would make that much of a difference, but apparently it did! I will have to buckle back down and work harder on them this month. Over the last two months, my slacking off dropped my earnings from $236.99 (November) to $184.20 (December) to only $69.54 in January. The moral of the story is that if I want to continue to earn anything by taking surveys, I have to spend time at it!
Here is the list of my top five paying survey panels (January 2012):
- Total Earned in January: $12.00
- Total Earned since Joining: $331.60
- Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Opinion Outpost was even more disappointing this month. Part of that is due to the fact that I did not check for new surveys often, and part of that from the fact that when I DID check, I disqualified for a much higher rate than was usual. Their Amazon.com reward option was up for a short time in the middle of the month, but promptly went down again.Here is a screenshot of my recent Opinion Outpost redemption:
- Total Earned in January: $7.00
- Total Earned since Joining: $15.50
- Date Joined: September 21, 2011
I learned something very important about Valued Opinions this month... they do not always send out invitations via email. I logged in yesterday to check my balance, and found FOUR surveys waiting for me. I qualified for some of them, but that was the first time that I had found surveys without getting an email first. It makes me wonder how many others I missed out on by not logging in regularly. The nice thing about Valued Opinions is that every survey seems to have a good reward amount for the time spent. Surveys regularly are for $2 or more, much better than the pennies other companies pay. I still haven't reached my first $20 payout, but I plan to log in more often and see if I can keep the income coming!
- Total Earned in January: $6.50
- Total Earned since Joining: $48.25
- Date Joined: November 3, 2011
I thought I would be able to cash out in January, but that didn't happen. Instead, I found myself at 965 points, THIRTY-FIVE short of being able to cash out! Thankfully, I got a 30 point survey and an extra 20 points from a friend referral on February 1st, and that brought my total up to cashout level! I requested my first check and it should be arriving soon. Here is a screenshot of the email confirming my cashout request:
- Total Earned in January: $6.27
- Total Earned since Joining: $22.68
- Date Joined: October 17, 2011
I received a few surveys this month, and was able to cash out, and am about a quarter of the way to cashing out again. MySurvey is definitely not one of my favorite sites, though, as I find that the surveys I qualify for tend to have low rewards for the time spent.
Here is a screenshot of my January 2012 MySurvey redemption:
- Total Earned in January: $5.25
- Total Earned since Joining: $81.15
- Date Joined: November 2, 2011
I spent much less time at SurveyHead than I should this month. Every time that I did log in, there were tons of surveys waiting for me, but most were longer (40 minutes or more) and I didn't feel I had the time to do them. If I had, this would have been a much better paying month! Regardless, enough of my older pending surveys became available that I was able to request another cashout.Here is a screenshot of my recent SurveyHead PayPal redemption:
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