Receiving survey disqualifications can be super annoying. It can be very tempting to lie to try and avoid survey disqualifications but here I give you my best tips on avoiding them completely.
Firstly let me start by saying that receiving a survey disqualification is not the same as being screened out from a survey. Being screened out usually happens because a survey is full, or you do not meet the required quota.
Receiving a survey disqualification is often because you have been caught out not telling the truth, or breaking a rule. Survey disqualifications cannot be undone and with some survey companies it can lead to you actually having your membership revoked, and any earnings would be forfeited.
Honesty helps avoid survey disqualifications.
With regards to surveys honesty is the best policy. It is easy to remember what you’ve said if you’ve spoke only the truth. I’m not suggesting that you be dishonest on surveys but depending on the subject matter or questions being asked it is true that you can get into more surveys by bending the truth.
If you are going to bend the truth then always be honest about your location. This is usually one of the first things that a survey company will check and just by providing your postcode, or town, they can work out quickly if you’ve lied.
Always be honest when answering questions based on survey demographics. These are the most common to be checked and survey companies do not like it when you lie during these questions, particularly as these are the ones that are likely to be checked automatically to allow you to progress into the main part of the survey.
Look out for fact checking questions
These questions are often found just after the survey demographic questions. They are often very simple questions. One example of this sort of question would be to asking what automotive vehicles you have in your home.
Towards the end of the survey, after you’ve completed the main part, you will then be asked how often you drive or use a specific automotive vehicle. Obviously if you have stated that you don’t own a bicycle and then 50 questions later you’ve stated you cycle daily to work this could indicate that you’ve lied.
Some survey companies will instantly disqualify you and others will wait until you cash out to surprise you with the news that you’ve been caught out lying.
To summarise it is usually best to be honest. The main exception to this is when you are asked how often you complete surveys. Despite the nature of survey companies, and the frequent invitations they send out, they usually instantly disqualify you from a survey if you state that you complete them frequently. This is the best time to bend the truth, if you want to try and avoid survey disqualifications.