How much do online surveys pay?

The amount of money you can earn taking online surveys can vary greatly. Most product related surveys generally pay between $5 and $20. These type of surveys typically involve rating a specific product based on quality and taste. For example, you may be asked to rate the taste and quality of a particular candy bar product like Three Musketeers, Snickers or Mounds. The entire survey will contain a questionnaire and a separate section for you to add any recommendations or additional comments. For this type of survey you will probably earn about $7.

Then there are product surveys that pay participants in both cash and products. An example of this type of survey would involve participants rating the quality and effectiveness of a cleaning product. This survey would also generally contain a questionnaire and a section for you to add suggestions or comments. You will probably earn about $5 for your participation, or be given the option of receiving a discount coupon or a free box of products.

Online surveys that involve rating the effectiveness of health related products such as aspirin or cold medicine will sometimes pay between $15 and $20. These type of surveys are generally a little longer and can take up to 35 minutes in some cases. This includes answering a three to four page questionnaire and also filling out a section explaining your personal medical history. There are some people who are hesitant about taking this type of survey because they don't feel comfortable sharing personal health details. These surveys are administered by both market research firms and pharmaceutical companies. The pay is typically between $15 to $30.

Although most customer surveys don't pay any money, there are a few businesses out there that are willing pay in order to get feedback on a specific product. This includes businesses that are in the process of launching updated models of DVD players, laptops, iPods and iPhones. Unlike most traditional online surveys, these type of surveys are usually very hard to find. However, if you are fortunate enough to find one you can earn anywhere from $25 to $50. Some of the companies that have launched “paid” online customer service surveys are Samsung, Motorola and Apple. In most cases the online survey invitations are sent to customers who have recently purchased their products and services online. So, the next time you are in the market for an Apple iPhone or Motorola Blackberry, purchase your product from the website so you can increase your chances of being selected to participate in a paid online customer survey.

In regards to the paid online surveys on Mechanical Turk, most surveys pay between $.50 to $2.00. These surveys involve rating things like an online travel service, grocery store chain, and also ranking which major credit card companies offer the best customer service and interest rates. Although the majority of surveys on Mturk pay below $2.00, the upside is that you can generally find online surveys to take on a daily basis.


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