Companies invest billions of dollars into marketing research. They always want to find out more intricate details of a consumer’s relationship with their product. Whether it’s a new television show or just an existing product line, companies like Disney, Samsung, and Sony go to great lengths to find out their ideal audiences.
Keep it simple, right? Nobody wants a convoluted sign-up process with a difficult way to differentiate between paying surveys and junk offers. This is where My Survey gets it right. Light on the graphics and minimalist design and heavy on the details where it matters – rewards.
This site succeeds where many other fail in simply letting the survey taker know exactly what’s going to pay out the best and soonest. The problem? The higher end surveys run out surprisingly quickly so you have to stay really on top of new offers.
Convenience: 5.0/5.0 – From sign-up to actual first survey offer, this site is somewhat streamlined. And with payouts in either cash rewards or gift cards, it’s not bad. Accessibility: 5.0/5.0 – Can only be accessed through a standard internet browser. The website acts really poorly when viewed through an Android tablet. Return on Time: 4.5/5.0 – Fairly decent in terms of getting a good return on time invested.
Privacy: 4.5/5.0 – Also par for the course in terms of requiring consent prior to disclosing personal information. For most product and service surveys, they will scrub out any personal information you provided in sign-up. Overall Grade: A+
One of the most well-known online marketing and survey research companies, Swagbucks has risen to a new level of popularity through social media. Getting surveys and completing tasks is but a few of the ways to earn “swagbucks” which then equate to either cash or prizes.
One of the most refreshing things about Swagbucks is their commitment to keeping it all above the belt. Whereas a lot of the shadier survey companies won’t be up front with how they distribute or take advantage of your information, Swagbucks lets you know exactly where it’s going to be sent. Not to mention a great setup, minimalist design, and timely customer service, Swagbucks has definitely become one of the crowd favorites.
Convenience: 4.5/5.0 – Seamless and fast setup and a great selection of paid surveys and evaluations. Accessibility: 4.5/5.0 – They even have their own app for Android and Apple platforms. Return on Time: 4.0/5.0 – Upfront and decent payout system. Privacy: 3.0/5.0 – Of course they’re always interested in getting your information to a paying third party company… They’ll at least be upfront and ask for consent. Overall Grade: A-
There are a number of great survey sites including these, Inbox Dollars and PrizeRebel. All of them will help you earn a few extra dollars here and there.