Hannah’s Top Five Survey Panels (November 2011)

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Sadly, I was not invited to test any products this month. I did, however, qualify for two usage diaries and one online community, which will each pay either $25 or $30 when completed. The online community requires me to log in once a week at my convenience and give feedback about a major toy company’s product ideas, which is definitely fun. :) As a side note, if you want to learn more about those special survey types, I highly recommend you sign up for the e-mail list and review the 7-day course on this site, as day 6 goes over special survey opportunities.I decided to add a few panels to my list this last month, and I am very glad that I did. The handful of new panels I added brought in over $110, and when you add what I earned from my previous panels, my total for November was $236.99. This is especially impressive because I took quite a few days off over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The extra money allowed me to pick up a Wii for my husband’s Christmas gift. (Shh! Don’t tell!) Here is the list of my top five paying survey panels (November 2011):
    1. Opinion Outpost
      • Total Earned in November: $67.50
      • Total Earned since Joining: $287.10
      • Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Once again, Opinion Outpost topped my list. As Opinion Outpost rolled out their new site, there have been numerous glitches, but despite that, I earned more this month than I did last month. I usually cash out frequently. I love that when I cash out, I get my payment instantly! Here is a screenshot of my recent Opinion Outpost PayPal redemptions: Opinion Outpost Earnings November 2011
    1. SurveyHead
      • Total Earned in November: $55.90
      • Total Earned since Joining: $55.90
      • Date Joined: November 2, 2011
SurveyHead was one of the new panels I added this month. I was surprised at just how much I earned in such a short time. As most of the reviews say, it can take a while for the money earned to move from “pending” to “earned” status, but even so, $34.40 of my earnings cleared by the end of the month, and I’ve requested my first $25 payout. I don’t mind waiting a little while to get paid, as long as I get paid well! Here is a screenshot of my recent Surveyhead redemption: Surveyhead Earnings November 2011
    1. GlobalTestMarket
      • Total Earned in November: $29.75
      • Total Earned since Joining: $29.75
      • Date Joined: November 3, 2011
This was another new panel for me this month. I have not actually received a payment from GlobalTestMarket yet, because of their high cashout threshold of $50. However, I was greatly pleased to see how much I earned so much in the first month I was with them. If this continues, I should be able to cash out by Christmas. Here is a screenshot of my recent GlobalTestMarket points balance: GlobalTestMarket Points Balance November 2011
    1. MyView
      • Total Earned in November: $14.39
      • Total Earned since Joining: $41.55
      • Date Joined: September 21, 2011
MyView is in the “slow and steady” category for me, I suppose. They don’t pay out very much per month, but the little bits add up. My last cashout was back in October, but I’m within a few surveys of being able to cash out again. Here is a screenshot of my last MyView cash-out of a $20 Think Geek gift certificate : MyView Payment October 2011
    1. SurveySpot
      • Total Earned in November: $10.50
      • Total Earned since Joining: $10.50
      • Date Joined: November 7, 2011
SurveySpot was another of my new panels this month. The company that owns SurveySpot recently bought out Opinion Outpost. As a result, most of the same surveys are available at both sites, but Opinion Outpost pays twice the amount for the same survey. I ended up not taking very many surveys at SurveySpot because I didn’t want to mess up my chances of being paid more at OpinionOutpost, but it would be relatively easy to double my earnings at this site. Here is a screenshot of my last SurveySpot PayPal cash redemption for $10: SurveySpot Payment November 2011 Do you have a list of favorite survey panels? Please leave a comment below and let us know some of the survey panels that work best for you.
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  • Kim December 04, 2011 Reply
    Hi Hannah,
    I've been with Surveyhead since March 2011 and they do have quite a few surveys waiting when you log into their site. I've cashed out a few times. The downside I found with this survey panel is that they will invalidate some of the surveys you have pending and usually the ones you spent a long time on. Customer support can only say I did something wrong. I don't speed through surveys and I answer honestly and give my opinions. I cut down the amount of surveys I do for them now and may not do anymore because I don't agree with they are doing.
    • Joe the Admin December 04, 2011 Reply

      Have you tried reaching out to Jessica directly at Surveyhead. I know she has helped many of our members out. You can also post on the blog here:


      and she will usually reply fairly quickly and request you contact her. Be sure to keep specific information about any surveys that you took that you feel were incorrectly invalidated.
  • joshcohen December 04, 2011 Reply
    great list! i've been thinking about signing up for surveyhead, but haven't read great things...i think now i might!
    • Hannah December 04, 2011 Reply
      After my 1 month there, I'd recommend SurveyHead! The only thing I can see (so far) as a negative is that their support is VERY obviously not based in native-English speaking countries. I had one (thankfully minor) issue that I have not had any success resolving yet, mostly because I don't think they understand what the problem is. (In their defense, it is a rather odd, browser-specific, issue.) However, I've heard that you can email jessica@surveyhead.com for additional support, so I am trying that next, and fully expect the minor issue to be resolved. :)

      The nice thing is that nearly every time I log in, there is a large list of surveys waiting for me, and I qualify for a decent number of them. So my earnings are definitely piling up!
      • Hannah December 09, 2011 Reply
        Just to follow up on this- I did contact Jessica at jessica@surveyhead.com , and she was able to quickly and completely resolve the issues that I had. So, I'm fairly pleased with that. :)