Paid Survey Tips - Before You Get Started

Discussion in 'Paid Surveys' started by Nirvana, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Nirvana

    Nirvana New Member

    New E-mail Account

    Before you start making money online surfing doing offers, create a brand new e-mail address just for the offers, surveys, etc. that you will be doing. In fact, having multiple e-mail addresses and alternating between them helps increase approvals.

    Private Phone

    Sign up for a totally seperate phone number

    http://www.grandcentral.com/

    http://www.ewealth.com/showthread.php?t=17284

    This service gives you a brand new phone number that you can give out when completing surveys, offers, etc. And you can check your messages on line. This way, your home phone will never ring with additional calls.
     
  2. Swisscow21

    Swisscow21 New Member

    ya the new email account is a must for this, if you dont you will be riddled with endless emails, my fiance started doing the surveys and within a week her new email had over 600 messages in it =D
     
  3. Nirvana: New E-mail Account

    Before you start making money online surfing doing offers, create a brand new e-mail address just for the offers, surveys, etc. that you will be doing.

    Using a different email is a very good idea, and instead of opening a few different emails for each site use the gmail + trick.

    It is explained here
    http://lifehacker.com/software/gmail/instant-disposable-gmail-addresses-144397.php

    Nirvana: In fact, having multiple e-mail addresses and alternating between them helps increase approvals.

    I have no idea where you picked this up. Please explain yourself.

    Swisscow21: my fiance started doing the surveys and within a week her new email had over 600 messages in it =D

    If these emails had nothing to do with surveys then you did not sign up to survey sites. Survey sites don't send you spam emails.
     
  4. mlynn

    mlynn Member

    You might also want to also a free Paypal account if you don't have one, since some survey companies pay cash via Paypal.
     
  5. mlynn: You might also want to also a free Paypal account if you don't have one, since some survey companies pay cash via Paypal.

    Opening a paypal account would be a must, if you want to sign up to certain survey companies.
     
  6. happygal

    happygal Member

    There is no need for multiple email addresses if you are signing up to do actual surveys. They aren't offers and you won't be dealing with "approvals."
     
  7. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    One disposable email address is usually enough.
     
  8. lonalen

    lonalen New Member

    I agree, a new disposable email is vital, but one is enough. However, it is handy to filter your incoming email depending on the sender. Gmail has great filtering features and the gmail + trick is perfect for this, but I have found that it seldom works when registering for sites because they don't accept the + sign in an email address.

    But you can also filter on e.g. sender and in gmail it is very simple to just create a separate label for each survey company, and then filter that company's email to the right label and you will have all your emails nicely sorted automatically. When you sign up to 40-50 different companies it is nice to have things in their right place for efficiency.
     
  9. lonalen: but I have found that it seldom works when registering for sites because they don't accept the + sign in an email address.

    That could be a problem.

    lonalen: But you can also filter on e.g. sender and in gmail it is very simple to just create a separate label for each survey company, and then filter that company's email to the right label and you will have all your emails nicely sorted automatically. When you sign up to 40-50 different companies it is nice to have things in their right place for efficiency.

    If you are using the plus feature to find out if you are getting junk mail by signing up to a certain site then, the filter feature wont figure that out for you.
     
  10. seems1

    seems1 New Member

    Thank you for the tips.. they are really helpful. Signing up for any online surveys is not good too.. we have to be careful because many of those who ask for initial payments are scams. your tips are helpful...
     
  11. kristan

    kristan New Member

    I've found that one email address is plenty - I DO have a seperate email for my paid survey offers, but it is just so I can quickly sort through them and not have any lost between others in my regular mail box.

    Happygal is right, because they are surveys and not offers, one email address is really sufficient.

    I haven't found a need to have additional phonelines, either. One is good! (and good to have - I've noticed that focus group opportunites usually call me instead of email!)
     
  12. turney

    turney New Member

    I must say i received a few calls after signing up with one company that was for completing offers etc.

    I couldn't handle the completing offers side of it at all. Earning very little for having to remember to cancel payment after a certain time etc. I now just stick to mostly straight surveys where i get no spam and no calls. It seems to suit me better.

    I agree with seems1. I could not bring myself to pay for a survey list. What if the sites they gave me were already ones i knew of, and i am assuming that would be the case.
     

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