June 16, 2009

Survey (Go to the) Head of the Class…

Posted in 1 tagged , , at 11:05 am by surveygirl46

Ok.  I don’t know if it’s because Survey Head was getting a lot of bad press from former Survey takers not yet paid. Or if my emails did any good, OR if they got a new head of survey management but i OFFICIALLY made $27 and they actually sent it to my PayPal BEFORE 2015 rolled around! Yay!

They do give you $5 when you sign up

They do give you $5 when you sign up

I think the cartoon survey heads are creepy...

I think the cartoon survey heads are creepy...


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May 26, 2009

Survey Head (ache)

Posted in 1 at 7:12 pm by surveygirl46

But WHO is Really Getting Paid? You? Or the Scammer Company?

But WHO is Really Getting Paid? You? Or the Scammer Company?

Ok, this is probably my first bitch post about any of the survey places I have worked with but I told you I would lay it on the line so here goes….

On Survey Head, you have to reach $25 to cash out.   Technically I am at $37 right now, and if you can relate, need it more than ever since I turned in my last YooHoo can for a nickel on Monday.

Every day when I check the site my available funds are creeping ever so slowly towards that mark, but HERE is my beef with Survey Head:  One of those pending surveys is worth $10 and here is what makes it worse:  1. That survey was taken at the end of MARCH!!!  2.  I personally confirmed that $10 survey with the  sponsor who arranged that survey in conjunction with Entertainment Tonite.  That was back in April.

When I emailed Survey Head I get prompt polite emails back from them.  They are always apologetic and very personable and state that their staff is behind and is getting to this survey in question as soon as possible.  I know, it’s probably not the email-repliers fault, as usual it’s most likely the never-seen  powers-that-be. 

But still, Come On Survey Head.  This is not just fun money for most of us taking these surveys.  We work hard enough on  your site trying to get accepted by one survey per day as it is.  And one more thing: Please don’t make us poor survey-takers suffer through any more surveys we THINK we have been accepted into based on the 5 or 6 minutes we put into them; ONLY to all of a sudden be taken to a screen that says: Thanks but you didn’ t qualify!

Survey Says…..That’s BULLSHIT!  And asks the question, Are you a SCAM?

PS – I couldn’t obtain a logo that I could download here for  you but I did find a few unhappy survey takers on the The Survey Police. com in regards to this company.  Take a look below for what they had to say:

SurveyHead Unresolved Complaints
(only complaints screened for sensitive information are shown)

Case #: 1050 Plaintiff: Soly Submitted: December 15, 2008 Last Updated: May 17, 2009
Hi, I requested a payment over a month ago for $26(they say it takes 2 weeks in pending , it took 5 weeks) and they just told me that my payment was cancelled due to irregulatities. They did not tell me why especifically and they do not respond!!!
thanks for your help,
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Case #: 1048 Plaintiff: william Submitted: December 14, 2008 Last Updated: May 17, 2009
I have eleven surveys pending dating back to 11/9. This is unexceptable. No replies to my three emails either.
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Case #: 1030 Plaintiff: Donetta Submitted: December 09, 2008 Last Updated: May 17, 2009
I requested payment on 11/10/08 for $27 and to date 12/09/08 I still have no payment have sent over 2 dozen emails from the website and my personal email address, none are being answered but now suddenly I don’t qualify for ANY survey.

 

HMMMMM…..Don’t worry I will pay SPECIAL attention to this one! I will get back to you as soon as they show their true colors….

May 16, 2009

Just an Update on Taking Surveys Online and YouData.com

Posted in 1 tagged , , , at 10:18 pm by surveygirl46

Hi!! I just wanted to let you know that taking surveys online does pay off.

After months of taking them online day after day after day (do i sound weary? LOL), I finally got a panel review from a company named Greenfield and made $25 for 90 minutes!! It will credited to my palpay account within 2 weeks.

Also a new email click program recommended by I’ve Tried That.com (check out his website, full of useful tidbits). YouData.com starts out slow – you have about 1.25 or a little more per week that you click on and get credited for; they promise to have more pay clicks available in the near future; this is there first few months of operation.

But the good news is, they transfer the money into paypal EVERY week. You can easily make 5 or 10 readilly available bux a month. I know that is peanuts but hey, it’s gas money for the moped or wine at the Dollar Store.

Please check them out. YouData.com

Survey Says….definitely worth your time:)

May 2, 2009

Textbroker.com YAY AGAIN!!

Posted in 1 at 2:05 pm by surveygirl46

Just an update on my favorite article broker and cyberheroes Textbroker.com.  I rode  Ozzy’s crazy train, remembering to take a lot of wine on the trip, and wrote three more articles this week for Textbroker.com  This was possible because my sleep patterns have changed from needing at least 6 hours a night to grabbing 15 minutes anytime I can.  This sleep change is possible only because I am unemployed in a normal sense at this moment.  By normal sense I mean I am not presently shackled in a cubicle prison, serving out a weekly jail sentence that I brought upon myself by forcing upon the jailer the signed indentured-servent promissary note also known as a job resume.   Hmmm….Now that I have stepped back from my Stockholm Syndrome I kinda don’t want to go back.  As usual, I digress.

Anyway, my total of four articles, which were easy to research on the internet and write up, came to almost $27.00 that will be in my paypal account by the 10th of May!!

I know that doesen’t seem like a lot but check out the site if you like to write.  The work is researchable on the internet, you can pick which articles you want to write as long as you stay in  hour rating class.  You can write as many or as little as you want, and you don’t have to pull teeth to get your money.  It is paid once per month through your paypal and Textbroker.com follows their own rules! 

Plus, I have been rated excellent by the clients I wrote the articles for and they increased my rating to 4, which I mentioned last post, and now I am getting higher paying articles!!  Ok, off to sleep too much wine…..

April 28, 2009

YAY Textbroker.com!!!

Posted in 1 tagged , , , at 8:32 am by surveygirl46

For those of you wanting to earn a quick buck or two from learning to write articles – this is the site for you!  The actual address is www.textbroker.com

In a nutshell, they accept newbies from all over.  Read their profile and then send in a short (1 think it’s maximum 200 word) essay that you pick from the four they give you.  The catch is, you can’t write it in first person, as I am now.  You have to write 3rd person, or in the objective.

You write it there at their site and click it – off it goes to be rated.  The ratings are: stars -1, 2, 3, 4, 5.  I don’t really know what the rating for star 1 is, I haven’t seen any articles for them in the assignment area.  Star 2 is an adequate writer. Star 3 is a good writer (that’s what I scored), star 4 is an exceptional write and star 5 is a professional. 

You have a chance to change your rating via the articles you write for them.  I will admit that the article base can be a little strange.  They have articles like “What to do about dirty armpits” and so forth.  But writing the articles is pretty easy work, and Hey!, you have the world wide web at your fingertips for research.

I have already completed one article and have another in the queue waiting for approval.  As a star 3 I make 1.5 cents per word.  OK, not alot of money I admit, but those 2.16 articles add up AND they have no limit on how many you do per day, at least not for now.

So, if you are sitting around and tapping your computer keys in an obsessive-compulsive manner like I have been known to do, you might as well tap out an article or two and make some Top Ramen money!!  Also, if you want to be a serious article writer down the road then this is the site in which to find your paid practice venue…..

Survey Says……You can do THAT!!

April 25, 2009

A Couple of Survey Companies to Sign Up With (and the downside, OF COURSE)

Posted in 1 at 12:45 am by surveygirl46

 

 

HELLO to ALL those future users of my knowledge and GREETINGS to the couple of followers I already have, thanks to the art of extortion – !!

Here is my first attempt at providing you with simple yet helpful information on making a little moolah from your home computer (you can do this while pretending to be interested in what your mother-in-law is babbling about on the phone OR cleaning the wax out of your ears). I will present information on a total of one, sometimes 2, free to join companies or practices each time I post. I don’t want to give you so much information that it’s confusing;  and as I am confusing enough at times all by myself it is YOUR safety I am concerned with. Also, I don’t want the posts to be so long that you get bored and LEAVE, therefore missing out on all those subtle yet amusing random sentence “fillers” that I pride myself on. So without further ado, here is the good and the not so good on the first survey company on my list of internet things with “extra-dough potential”:

Survey Head – Google the name just like that. Survey Head is an online survey-taking site that you can join for free. You will know that you have reached the right site when you see the moronically happy-looking disembodied floating head. You almost expect to hear a Don Pardo-like voice screaming “Tell her what she’s wooooon!” emanating out of your speakers. Anyway, once you get past questioning your mental state for what you are about to waste your time on, go ahead and set up your account by answering the same 100 boring questions that will most certainly be in your future if you decide to become a professional online survey taker.

BAD NEWS:

Survey Head will bring up a list of the surveys available for taking, the percentage of your entry chances, and the money amount you will get credited to your account if you are accepted for the survey. I always pick surveys based on the highest paying survey first. If the reward amounts are all the same then I select the one with the highest percentage rating of getting in. It CAN go like this:

You select a survey. After answering another onslaught of the same boring questions about age, gender, and geographic location you are usually transferred to the actual company giving the survey. Now the questions become more in-depth, and are usually related to the product or service that the survey is for. A couple of pages later you figure, hey it’s been a few minutes, Your IN, right? Survey SAYS…….maybe NOT. A lot of times you will suddenly be slammed back home to confront that annoying jamby head that pops up with a little screen that tells you UNFORTUNATELY you didn’t qualify for THIS survey, however, would you like to try another? If you say yes, sometimes there will be some to take, sometimes there won’t. Just be persistent. When you start to get frustrated at your sudden survey rejection, take a break and Google Joyce Wildenstein’s latest plastic surgery disaster in her quest for notoriety as a demonic, deranged feline experiment gone horribly wrong. Survey SAYS……That always does the trick for me!

NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS:

If you remain persistent, have time and the patience to keep checking back to Survey Head, you can earn cash daily! One boring day I did nothing but play on the computer, take some surveys, click on paid email programs and eat, eat, eat. Imagine my surprise when along with a few pounds, I also gained about $6 in credit for that days surveys! I think the total time spent from application to completion of all the surveys was probably no more than 4 hours. I could have probably gotten the man hours down to 3 or 4 but I was taking care of other household errands in between working online. I had a lot of patience that day and I know it was a weekend because I remember that FINALLY I didn’t feel like slitting my wrists when I woke up in the morning. But I digress..

Here are some practices I follow as they have proven to be effective for me:

  1. Check Survey Head earlier in the morning and later in the evening. In fact the later you check in online at night when you are up drinking wine or smoking “whatever” the more survey choices there seem to be PLUS they’re easier to get in to. It HAS to be because, unlike us, the decent folk of the world are already asleep in their beds having wholesome dreams.
  2. Make sure to answer the age, demographic, employment type and gender information honestly. I KNOW it’s boring as hell to repeat the same old same old EVERY time only to risk NOT being qualified pages later. However, I have found from experience that you never know for sure what kind of demographic information they are looking for at the time that will qualify you so don’t even TRY to second guess. 
  3. Keep Survey Head along with the other websites you frequent often on a favorites list. That way you can stay online and do other things but get back fast to their site if the sudden urge to survey hits you.
  4. DO try some of the other listed surveys there even if they look boring or you think that you won’t get in because of the percentage ratio. I have been kicked off surveys that rated a promising 75% entry potential only to be accepted by surveys that I supposedly only had a 15% or less shot at AND paid out at a higher rate. 
  5. DO try the higher money paying surveys first. I am noticing that there has been a lot of $2 to $3 dollar offers along with the usual $1 offers and they FILL UP FAST. But it doesn’t hurt to check just in case. In fact, I just took a break from writing this blog and went to Survey Head’s site to make sure there wasn’t anything I was leaving out of this post. I found a $3 survey and immediately clicked on it. Unfortunately, I didn’t QUALIFY, surprise, surprise, but I did take another $1 survey on their list, and for 5 minutes pain-free work, I made a BUCK!!
  6. Do get a PayPal account if you don’t have one already. The basic account is free to sign up for. Survey Head pays through PayPal only from what their site says. One thing about PayPal you should know is that they are not user-friendly with YAHOO mail accounts and they tell you that on your site. I recommend you get a GMAIL mail account, also free. One more thing is that I haven’t actually cashed out on this site yet. You have to reach a $25 limit before you can cash out. Also you can GOOGLE information on Survey Head if you want reviews. Trust me; there are plenty out there good and bad. There are people who will tell you they NEVER got paid from Survey Head and people who will tell you they have had no problem whatsoever getting their money. I will tell you this. I took a $2 survey that didn’t show up on my pending file so I contacted Survey Head right away by email. I got a return email that very day saying not to worry that they would handle it. So SOFAR I’ve had a good experience with them. I will update you on my first payout as I am only $1 away from the limit!!

Well, I hope this has been informative and not TOO boring. I will continue to update you with any new developments that may change my opinion of the survey site, or make it even better, as they occur. I will also be bringing you information on other FREE different Moolah-making companies and programs that I have joined, or un-joined, as the case may be, in the future.

Survey Says…….Have a great day!!

 

 

 

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