Stephanie’s Top Ten Survey Panels – August 2011

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August was a little better than July for me for survey-taking, although not by very much. Survey-taking has still been very slow for me as invites aren’t as plentiful and qualifying is more difficult than usual. I’m still in a bit of a survey rut, but I hope that changes in the next couple of months.Toluna did not do as well for me as last month. There are no Invokes to be found and the one that I managed to find got cancelled at the last minute. It wasn’t a good start to August. Opinion Outpost has gotten a little better and is sending me more surveys. Global Test Market has also gotten better for me, although it will still take a long time for me to cash out again with them unless I receive some very high-paying surveys soon. I’m still trying out SurveyHead and its other websites again, which seems to be going well with the amount of surveys I receive and qualify for. I did not get many product tests at all in August, but some months are like that. Rankings are based mainly on what I earned for the month from each survey company, as well as the number of survey invites. Here are my current top earners for August 2011:
    1. Opinion Outpost
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $593.00
      • Total Earned in August: $20.00
      • Last Payment Requested: $83.70 check on June 20, 2011/li>
      • Joined: August 12, 2008
Opinion Outpost has been a little better for me this month. I received more surveys than July that I qualified for, although many only paid from 10-20 points. Things are still on the slow side with them, but they are gradually getting better. I’ve been meaning to cash out with them again, which I will do in September.
    1. SurveyHead
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $663.00
      • Total Earned in August: $20.00
      • Last Payment Requested: $25.00 PayPal on August 31, 2011
      • Joined: August 15, 2008
I’ve still been taking surveys with SurveyHead and its other websites lately. I’ve been qualifying for quite a bit more of them and managed to cash out again recently. I just hope it doesn’t take forever like it has before to receive payment. I’ve been pretty happy with them lately, mainly because I’m qualifying for their surveys again and it seems like they have a lot more available than they used to have. We’ll see how things go with them in the coming months.
    1. Toluna
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $850.00
      • Total Earned in August: $15.00
      • Last Payment Requested: $20.00 check on August 30, 2011
      • Joined: August 15, 2008
I qualified for an Invoke in August, but unfortunately it was canceled. Invokes are so hard to come across nowadays on Toluna and it getting canceled was very disappointing. Besides trying to find Invokes, I have been taking part in the usual surveys that pay an adequate amount of the time invested. Sadly, I didn’t earn very much this month with them and I still need 20,000 points to cash out again. Toluna definitely isn’t as good as it used to be.
    1. MySurvey (merged with Lightspeed)
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $510.00
      • Total Earned in August: $15.00
      • Last Payment Requested: $25.00 Amazon.com gift card on July 22, 2011
      • Joined: October 22, 2008
I’m still doing well with MySurvey and qualify for a lot of their surveys. I get several invites from them a week. I also got a couple product tests from them in August, which I enjoyed. I’m hoping to cash out again with them very soon.
    1. GlobalTestMarket
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $350.00
      • Total Earned in August: $15.00
      • Last Payment Requested: $50.00 check on June 20, 2011
      • Joined: September 21, 2008
Global Test Market is slowly picking up for me. In August, I received a lot more surveys than I did in July and qualified for a pretty good amount of them. Things are slowly getting better with them, although I am a long ways away from cashing out with them again. I really wish you didn’t have to wait until you receive $50 worth in points to cash out. $25 would be great, but that’s just the way things are. It just seems to take forever to reach 1000 points.
    1. E-Rewards
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $155.00
      • Total Earned in August: $10.00
      • Last Payment Requested: Two $25.00 GameStop gift cards on August, 30 2011
      • Joined: September 4, 2010
I took part in a lot of surveys for E-Rewards in August, many high-paying ones. I also cashed out for another GameStop gift card recently. I still really love this survey panel because of the frequency of surveys they send me and the amount I qualify for.
    1. MyView
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $350.00
      • Total Earned in August: $10.00
      • Last Payment Requested: $25.00 Amazon.com gift card on July 5, 2011
      • Joined: November 12, 2008
I haven’t been very happy with MyView lately. I’ve noticed their surveys are getting longer and longer for less and less points. It really is frustrating. It’s hard to find a good-paying survey for the time invested. Many times, their surveys are longer than it is stated on the front page. I still enjoy their magazine surveys, though, which I qualify for 95% of the time since I read a lot of woman-oriented magazines.
    1. Synovate (Global Opinion Panel)
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $188.00
      • Total Earned in August: $8.00
      • Last Payment Requested: $25.00 e-voucher on July 31, 2011
      • Joined: August 15, 2009
I hardly received any product tests from Synovate in August compared to previous months. I still got a few surveys from them, but much less than usual and usually not involving product tests. It was a disappointing month for Synovate.
    1. Valued Opinions
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $380.00
      • Total Earned in August: $8.00
      • Last Payment Requested: $20.00 Amazon.com gift card on July 27, 2011
      • Joined: September 5, 2008
I received more surveys from Valued Opinions this month compared to July. They have still been slow for me, but I do get a few invites from them a week. I’m hoping to cash out with them again in September for another Amazon.com gift card.
    1. Ipsos I-Say
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $150.00
      • Total Earned in August: $8.00
      • Last Payment Requested: $15.00 check on August 31, 2011
      • Joined: September 16, 2008
No product tests this month from Ipsos, but I did receive a lot of surveys. I get at least one invite from them each day lately. I qualify for a good amount of them, but they usually don’t pay very much. I still enjoy most of their surveys, though, even if many are routed through OTX (a survey company I’m not very thrilled about). 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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