LapisLee's Top Five Survey Panels (December 2011)

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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 $9138.63 in 48 months from 21 survey sites, which is $190.39 per month. The average survey site earned $9.07 per month. About 15% of my earnings are from product tests and Invoke Interactives. Another 10% is from survey sites that I don't earn enough per year to bother keeping track. 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.

Here are the top earners for December 2011, along with screenshots of my recent redemption requests.

My Current Top Five Paid Surveys List (December 2011)

  1. MySurvey
    • Total Earned Since Joining: $791.14
    • Total Earned This Month: $31.59
    • Monthly Average: $17.60
    • Last Payment Received: $30 PayPal on December 27
    • Joined: February 2, 2008
    In December I completed 12 surveys out of 15 attempted for 3475 points ($31.59). Five (5) points were awarded for survey disqualifications. Only five of the surveys I completed were for more than $1, but I did complete the lucrative Business Diary for 2000 points ($18.18) and was invited back in January. The product tests are the main reason I stay with this site.
  2. GlobalTestMarket
    • Total Earned Since Joining: $1039.90
    • Total Earned This Month: $23.75
    • Monthly Average: $23.33
    • Last Payment Received: $53.50 on November 30
    • Joined: March 1, 2008
    In December I completed 15 surveys for 475 points ($23.75). GlobalTestMarket, along with Opinion Outpost, is one of the survey panels that I always complete surveys with first because I have earned over $1096.65 over the past four years. I frequently receive email invitations for surveys worth 60 ($6), 80 ($8) and 100 ($10) points and in October I received a phone interview for 1500 points ($75).
  3. OnlyCashSurveys
    • Total Earned Since Joining: $320.25
    • Total Earned This Month: $20.75
    • Monthly Average: $15.57
    • Last Payments Received: $25 PayPal on December 12 and $25 PayPal on December 31
    • Joined: March 23, 2010
    In December I completed eight surveys for $20.75. OnlyCashSurveys is, in my opinion, the fastest rising new survey panel and although it is a clone of Surveyhead, I take a lot of surveys with both panels and earn a surprising amount of money each month. In November I earned $55 with OnlyCashSurveys.
  4. Toluna
    • Total Earned Since Joining: $822
    • Total Earned This Month: $20
    • Monthly Average: $17.13
    • Last Payment Received: $20 check on December 19
    • 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 primarily take surveys from Toluna at the end of the day (or night) when I have exhausted all other survey panels offering surveys worth $1 or more.
  5. Opinion Outpost
    • Total Earned Since Joining: $1169.90
    • Total Earned This Month: $15
    • Monthly Average: $25.82
    • Last Payment Received: $50 PayPal on November 22
    • Joined: February 4, 2008
    In December I completed 16 surveys for 150 points ($15). Last month 14 of the 16 surveys I completed were for 10 points ($1) or less. 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 $10.


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