You earn points by completing surveys, which can pay anywhere from $2 to $75 per completed survey.
The longer and more detailed the survey, the higher the pay. There are also focus groups you can join and they will pay even more. Finally, if a company is interested in getting their new products into the hands of testers, they have those limited opportunities as well.
One differentiator with Survey Junkie is that if you do not qualify for a survey, you still earn some points for it.
A lot of other sites will not give you any points if you don’t qualify (DQ), which is a shame because some of the demographic questions can take a while to fill out.
Being DQ’d over and over again, with nothing to show for it, is very frustrating.
Many survey sites will trot out their statistics – how they’ve paid out millions, how you can make a lot of money doing surveys – but we all know that’s not true.
Survey Junkie is honest, here is their answer to the question of “How much money will I make for taking surveys?”
Their answer? “You will NOT get rich by taking surveys. The rewards for each survey will vary but with commitment and regular participation, you’ll have the opportunity to earn extra cash each month.”
Market research is a notoriously fickle industry and while your opinion is valuable, it’s not lucrative. You’ll earn points, turn those points into cash or gift cards, and you can turn what is otherwise downtime into earning time.
You won’t buy a vacation home with the proceeds but with Survey Junkie you’ll be happy to have spent the time answering surveys.