I am a lover of surveys, as my regular readers will know. One of the first questions that I had when starting out was ‘How to join Pinecone Research?’. I found a link that allowed me to sign up and I have been a member for years now. Please note that the PineCone Research links in this post will sometimes redirect to other survey panels when Pinecone aren’t taking on new members. Do check back regularly if you’re looking to join.
*Pinecone Research surveys pay £3 each, £4 for long-standing members. I personally find that the surveys take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete, on average. The surveys often lead to product trials and the same amount of money is paid for the follow-up studies. I’m not allowed to talk about the specific products that I have tested but I have had LOTS. Typically I find that I get at least 1 product trials per month. I have been a member for a number of years now and the surveys are nice and frequent.
Today I am going to share with you some of my top tips for completing surveys.
I regularly write about survey companies here. I’m a bit of a fan of surveys as I can pick them up as I want. I don’t have to worry that if I miss surveys for a day or two that I will be penalised. I do not have to worry about being disturbed if the phone rings.
Recently I have been on the lookout for new survey websites. One website that I have come across is Mintvine (now known as Branded Surveys). MintVine (now known as Branded Surveys) is *free to join, like almost all of the sites that I write about. Payments are made via Paypal and while I’ve only had one so far it was made promptly. As with most companies there are survey profiles to fill out. It is best to get these done as soon as you join. Survey profiles allow companies to send out relevant surveys and waste less of your time.
Upon joining survey websites the first thing you will usually be prompted to do is fill in profile surveys. These profile surveys usually cover basic information such as your survey demographics.
Filling in profile surveys will help companies decide which surveys you are most suitable for. If you state that you travel frequently for work then you may receive regular surveys on your travel arrangements or the companies that you use for your travel arrangements.
What are profile surveys and what are they used for?