LapisLee’s Top Five Survey Panels (October 2011)

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Here is my Top Five Survey list for the month of October 2011. This month I included recent check and PayPal scans I received from several of the survey panels in my top 5.My Current Top Five Paid Surveys List (October 2011)
    1. GlobalTestMarket
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $979.90
      • Total Earned This Month: $115.00
      • Monthly Average since joining: $22.25
      • Last Payment Received: $50.50 check on September 9, 2011
      • Joined: March 1, 2008
In October I completed 18 surveys for 2300 points ($115), including a 1500-point ($75) phone interview on electronics. Here is a check scan of my last GlobalTestMarket payment received.
    1. Opinion Outpost
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $1087.80
      • Total Earned in September: $54.80
      • Monthly Average Since Joining: $25.07
      • Last Payment Received: $57.70 check on October 4, 2011
      • Joined: February 4, 2008
In October I completed 28 surveys for 548 points ($54.80). I am concerned with the increasing ratio of 10-point ($1) surveys to others. Last month 16 of the 28 surveys I completed were for 10 points ($1) or less. Opinion Outpost has now merged with SurveySpot, which means all of the surveys now come from the same company; however, Opinion Outpost has added PayPal and now allows you to cash out at $10. Here is a scan of the last several payments I redeemed from Opinion Outpost. Opinion Outpost Payment
    1. SurveySpot
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $739
      • Total Earned This Month: $33
      • Monthly Average Since Joining: $16.80
      • Last Payment Received: $50 PayPal on October 8, 2011
      • Joined: January 30, 2008
In October I completed seven surveys for 3300 points ($33), including an Invoke for 2000 points ($20). Here is a screen capture of my last PayPal payment from SurveySpot. SurveySpot Payment
    1. Toluna
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $727
      • Total Earned This Month: $20
      • Monthly Average Since Joining: $16.16
      • Last Payment Received: $20 check on August 26, 2011
      • Last Payment Requested: $20 on October 12, 2011
      • 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 completed two 150,000-point ($30) Invokes, which have not yet been credited to my account. Here is a scan of my last payment from Toluna.
    1. MySurvey
      • Total Earned Since Joining: $770
      • Total Earned This Month: $9.45
      • Monthly Average: $17.56
      • Last Payment Received: $10 PayPal on October 25, 2011
      • Joined: February 2, 2008 2008
In October I completed 13 surveys out of 31 attempted for 995 points ($9.45). Five (5) points are awarded for survey disqualifications. This survey site is much better when the free test products are considered; however, I am beginning to wonder why I bother with so many 20, 30 and 50-point (45 cents) surveys. 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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    Comments (10)

    • LapisLee November 23, 2011 Reply
      It was scheduled for 90 minutes, but finished in less than an hour.
    • Samanta S. November 22, 2011 Reply
      How long did the phone interview take to complete?
    • LapisLee November 07, 2011 Reply
      I haven't tried anything but online surveys and product tests, but now that you mention it, I will have to investigate all of those possibilites. There are no in-person focus groups anywhere near Lynchburg, VA. I live in the sitcks!
    • Hannah November 07, 2011 Reply
      Question for you about GlobalTestMarket:
      I noticed on their profile pages, they offer "Mystery Shopping" as well. Have you ever done/tried this with them? Which methods are you signed up to take, and which have worked well for you? (The list they have is: Online surveys, Online focus groups, Text message surveys on your mobile phone, Phone interviews, In-person focus groups, In-home trials of new products, Mystery shopping)
      I'm leery of giving out my phone number, but wonder if those surveys pay better. Any thoughts?
      • Ivalene December 15, 2011 Reply
        I thank you humbly for shanrig your wisdom JJWY
    • LapisLee November 03, 2011 Reply
      Opinion Outpost has completely changed everything about their website since merging with SurveySpot. The jury is still out on how good they will be this month, but I have made $5.50 with them so far this week.
      • Hannah November 07, 2011 Reply
        I earned $17.50 with Opinion Outpost in the first 4 days of November. I've actually gotten more surveys since the new site rolled out, even figuring in all the downtime. I'm not sure if this is because everyone else is fed up with the site, so they aren't taking surveys and they aren't filling up, so that there are more surveys for me, or whether it is a permanent change.

        It has been frustrating to have the site be down, or be unable to take surveys, at various times, but it seems to be getting better, so I'm hoping it will continue to be a good moneymaker.
    • Su November 03, 2011 Reply
      That's awesome you were able to make so much with Opinion Outpost. I got tired of never qualifiying with them that I just forfeited the few points I had and cancelled. Not worth my time. I will have to check out Global test market, haven't heard of them before.
    • LapisLee November 03, 2011 Reply
      Last month I did my first Interactive with GTM for $75 making it one of the best, if not the best, month for me with them. With Opinion Outpost being co-opted by SurveySpot and SurveySpot not offering as many high-paying incentives lately, GTM comes out as the clear winner in a number of ways.
    • Laura H November 03, 2011 Reply
      Wow, that's a great amount with GlobalTestMarket! They were actually my top earner this time around, too...I'm liking that panel more and more as time goes on. :-)