MySurvey.com – Get paid to take surveys!
I’m always on the look out for ways to make some extra income. Paidtwice wrote a while back about how she uses survey sites to generate a little extra snowflaking cash, so I thought I would try it as well. I chose MySurvey for my first trial just to see how it went and insure I actually have enough time to fill them out.
Joining the MySurvey community is relatively quick and very easy. Be aware though, they do ask for a bit of personal information. This of course is so they can better target surveys for you. Once complete, you select your user name and password and you’re registered.
Right after you register, you immediately receive three surveys that pay a total of 45 points. These are basic surveys that provide additional information to MySurvey about your preferences, likes/dislikes, and demographic. The surveys allow MySurvey to better target surveys in your direction. The nice thing about these surveys is they pay you to take them. Pay you that is in points.
Earning MySurvey points
MySurvey pays you with points. 1,000 points has a cash value of $10.00 and having at least 1,000 points allows you to cash out. The points earned vary from survey to survey. They can be up to 1500 points depending on the length and content.
The nice thing about MySurvey is that they send surveys to you. You don’t have to access their site to find surveys. When they have one that fits your profile, then send it to the inbox in your MySurvey member center.
Redeeming MySurvey points
There are multiple options for redeeming points:
- Cash or Check
- Cash/Check delivered to a designated charity
- Various merchandise options available through MySurvey.com
I really like the fact they offer a charity option and the current list of available charities include:
- American Heart Association
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- I Have a Dream Foundation
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- National Emergency Response Team
- UNICEF Imagine…
- Save the Children
Note though, charity donations are not tax deductible.
Impressions thus far
So far I’ve enjoyed my experience using MySurvey. The surveys generally take 5 – 15 minutes and offer points values in line with the amount of time you will invest. For example, a 15 minute survey generally pays about 40 points. Surely not get rich quick money nor is it better than than minimum wage, but definitely good snowflaking money for either paying down debt or saving some extra cash.
I’m going to continue to use it and will keep you posted on my thoughts and any tips or tricks I might come up with.
This article is part of an on-going series called Money Saving Money, where each Monday I’ll share a tip on how to save money.
Are you a MySurvey user? What are your thoughts? Have any insider tips or tricks? How about other survey sites? Any recommendations? Add a comment!