Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Surveys for money

In my free time, I get paid to take surveys and test new products. Periodically, I receive emails from a few sites and I check them out when I have free time. Funny thing is, I used to have more time to do this sort of thing when I worked outside the home. Apparently, I didn't have enough to do at my job :).

Just today, I found out I am going to be trying out two new products. The awesome thing about doing this is, I get free product, plus, upon completion of the offer, I am paid for my time! I can't remember what the compensation this time is.

There's always a quick screening type of questionaire after which I find out if I meet the qualifications. In other words, everyone is not eligible to take all surveys.

At American Consumer Opinion, I got to try a new (not on the market yet) body wash. It was fun, plus I received a full size body wash and a check for $10.00! This is one of my favorite sites as they have a decent, regular payout. For example, they pay anywhere from $2.00 up to $10.00 per survey.

At Global Opinion Panels,you can redeem points for prizes. The minimum points needed for redemption is 5000, which is equivalent to $5.00. 10000 points is equal to $10.00 and so on. Currently, I am up to 6990. This may not sound so great, but free money is still good money.

Finally, Your 2 Cents sends a check when your account reaches $10.00. You have to request it, though. I have requested $24.00 so far and I have $7.00 in my "account".

Even though there isn't a ton of money in doing surveys, it's fun and worthwhile. I have checked into others and they are either scams or not so great. So, check these out and have fun!


  1. Dear Carolyn,
    I'm Vanea Alexander Bell and we met each other on Wayne's site. I want to say to you that you have a very healthy sense of humour and i like it, but i can't understand some people who don't taste it... I like your last comment from waynejohn.com very much! You see? There i've start the whole thing with my comment and i created a perfect climate for joke, then appeared another funny comment about a imaginary passion of John's for sexy cats. After that you closed the circle with your short and funny comment, which was deleted! And why? There, i think that it were more appropriate a very good portion of laugh from wayne's part! He didn't taste the whole thing! By the way, similar situation was that about his pool. Another good cascade humour! Carolyn, please excuse me for my bad, bad english and i want you to know that you are more than welcome to comment free in my blogs! Cheers dear...

  2. Lol, actually, I was wondering if I had accidentally deleted it. I didn't want to, but I realized that after I had done that it was gone. I really didn't mean to delete it.

    Oh my sexy cats. lol

    Good start to the blog Carolyn! Are you going to share how much you make from those services?

  3. Hey, guys! I am late as usual on reading, and I apologize for just now seeing your comments. Hmmm, will have to see why I am not being notified via email about these!

    Vanea Bell, I am so glad you think I am funny! I welcome you and any comments you may have!

    Wayne, Hmmm I was wondering if I was being innapropriate as usual! And, yes, I will be very glad to reveal how much I make with these services. I will get back to you on that...