Surveyhead Panel Tips by LapisLee
Editor's Note: This article was originally posted in March 2010. Survey panels do change over time, so you may find that some of this information is no longer accurate. However, the general principles remain the same and we hope you will find it useful.
Surveyhead has rapidly moved into fourth place as one of my best earning survey sites over the past year. I earned $261.80 and received $211.30 since February 5, 2009 and here are a few tips for achieving results comparable to mine.
- Tip #1 – Complete Your Profiles
Most people have no problem filling out their profiles on Surveyhead because you receive $0.20 for each of the nine profiles you complete, in addition to the $5 that everyone earns upon registering. They also remind you to update your profiles after each survey, so at least several times per year you should mentally remind yourself to check and see if any of your personal information has changed and update the appropriate profile; although, I have found that I have received plenty of surveys from Surveyhead relative to any other panel that I am a member of and usually Surveyhead pays slightly more.
- Tip #2 – Check For Surveys on the Website
You will occasionally get survey invitations through your email account, but I have added Surveyhead to my Browser Menu bar (Internet Explorer 7) so that I can check it early and often. There are only a few sites that this is absolutely essential and this is probably the best one of those few.
- Tip #3 – Check Your Rewards on the Website
Located under the ‘My Rewards’ tab is a well-organized ‘Account Snapshot’ of all of the surveys you have taken along with the status explanations, as below:
Cash out Threshold: This is the minimum amount you need to earn before you can cash out.
Needed to Cash out: This is how much more you need to earn before you can cash out.
Sweepstakes Entries: This is the number of times you have been entered into our cash sweepstakes.
Earned:This is the money that you have successfully earned from taking online surveys.
Pending: Before funds can be released to you, we must validate the survey data.
Invalid: We have determined that you should not receive credit for this survey due to invalid responses. Please review the Surveyhead terms and conditions.
Confirmed: We have confirmed your request to receive/donate funds. It may take up to 4 weeks until your request is fulfilled.
Requested: We have received your request to redeem/donate your reward. It may take up to 4 weeks until we can verify that this request is valid.
It is completely normal for surveys to remain in ‘Pending’ status for over a month and, sometimes for longer than six months. It is also normal to have several surveys that are marked ‘Invalid’. I earn so much money so fast with Surveyhead that I have not even bothered to email them concerning the four surveys worth a total of $3.25 that are still pending from last year. I also am not too concerned about the survey marked ‘Invalid’ from December 7, 2009.
- Tip # 4 – Be Patient!
The single most important tip that I can give anyone that is a member of Surveyhead is to be patient! Not only does it routinely take from one to two months for completed surveys to be moved from ‘Pending’ to ‘Confirmed’, but once you request your payment, which becomes available after you have $25 in confirmed earnings, it takes exactly eight weeks before your cash-out request is moved from ‘Requested’ status to ‘Confirmed’ status, at which point you will receive an email stating that “Your recent PayPal cash out request has been approved from Surveyhead. You will receive your PayPal payment to the email address provided within 2-3 days.” I have never known Surveyhead to not pay me and it is for this reason that you must be very patient with them. When your cash out does arrive via PayPal, you will often find that you have not only requested another cash out, but that you are well on your way to a third $25 cash out!
Surveyhead is one of the very best survey panels for me and has been for the past year. Many good things have come to me from answering their surveys honestly and accurately. Yes, they are very slow at confirming pending surveys and redeeming your cash out requests, but they are definitely one of the top earning legitimate survey sites out there. If you follow these simple tips, I think you will find they will also become one of your top earning survey panels.
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