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5 Proven Ways of Making the Most of Online Paid Surveys

published June 8, 2023
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Do you ever feel like you're missing out on opportunities to make extra money?

Paid surveys are an easy and convenient way for people to earn money from home. With a few simple tips, you can start taking advantage of this easy side hustle and unlock the potential of quick surveys for gaining additional income.

In this blog post, we’ll be exploring five different techniques that you can use to optimize your survey-taking skills and maximize the money you make from each survey offer.

Keep reading to enhance your experience while enjoying this profitable venture.


Check your dashboard regularly

For survey app users being on top of every survey opportunity is a no-brainer: they will conveniently receive a push notification whenever a new survey is available. But for those still signing in to LifePoints using a browser, it’s always a good idea to check your surveys dashboard regularly. 

Some paid survey sites clog their user's email addresses with invites. Some users received up to 30 emails a day, one for every new survey available to them. Spam much? Maybe.

At LifePoints we strive to be the best-paid survey site, so we decided to limit the emails our members receive daily to avoid clogging your inbox. Our members will still receive an email notification, but some surveys fill out so quickly that the study can close before they have time to open the email notifying a new survey invite.

Therefore, if you don’t want to miss out on any opportunity to earn new points, it’s always wise to sign into the panel and check if there’s any new survey waiting for you. You can do it during your lunch break while waiting for the bus, or whenever is more convenient and you have time to start (and complete) a new survey. 


Surveys are more frequent during standard office hours

We understand some people are night owls while others are early risers, but not all surveys are.

Legit-paid survey sites are run and housed by companies that work during weekday office hours. Consequently, the highest number of surveys are usually available during workdays.

Our members can also take surveys over days when they might have more time to relax and enjoy giving their feedback on a wide variety of topics. So, paid surveys are also available during the weekends. But if your goal is racking as many points as possible and never missing out on a survey opportunity, completing surveys during standard office hours may adjust better to your earning expectations.


Most paid surveys are designed to take in one sitting

When participating in surveys for money, it's crucial to plan your time wisely and know the estimated duration of each survey.

Additionally, it's important to keep in mind that surveys often have quotas, meaning there is a specific number of participants needed before the survey is closed.

It's possible for popular surveys or those with appealing incentives to fill up quickly, so it's best to take them as soon as you get invited to avoid missing out. With short, quick surveys that last between 5-10 minutes, we suggest a quick reaction to avoid the disappointing “Quota full” alert.


Should I answer surveys honestly?

Do you wonder if you should answer surveys honestly? The answer is a resounding yes.

The quickest way to make money taking surveys is to answer honestly and accurately. Rushing through the surveys or falsifying information will not help you or the company conducting the study. Providing meaningful, honest feedback is crucial to get valuable and impactful results. Therefore, always avoid rushing through the surveys or providing inaccurate information. Also, have these 10 tips present to understand best practices when taking surveys for money.

If you think that you're not receiving enough survey invites (or not as many as you would like) this could be due to 3 reasons:

  1. Surveys depend on the volume of work available, which fluctuates over time Fortunately, at LifePoints we pride ourselves on offering a generous number of surveys to our members, with an even more exciting variety of topics.
  2. Specific profiles required 
    Some surveys may require a specific profile, such as having children, owning a car, or having a pet. If you don’t meet any of the criteria of the surveys up for grabs, be patient and wait a few days, as surveys for different consumer profiles will surely come up.
  3. Your account requires additional assessment
    If you have already ruled out your survey invitations being delivered to your spam folder, your account may need further investigation. We recommend reaching out to our Support Team to ensure that everything is operating correctly.

Lastly, it's important to note that answering dishonestly or pretending to be someone else is not a smart move. Eventually, contradictory answers and discrepancies will get caught during quality checks, and your account may be suspended for violating the golden rule of paid surveys, which is to always answer honestly.

The quality of responses is everything in market research, so it's better to focus on providing honest and meaningful feedback rather than trying to accumulate more points. We understand you want to rack up as many points as possible to redeem faster. But if you focus on the quality of your answers, not the quantity, very soon you’ll see yourself redeeming exciting survey rewards.


Can I get disqualified for giving a specific answer?

One question on many peoples' minds is whether a specific answer can lead to disqualification when taking surveys for money. The answer isn't straightforward and depends on the situation at hand.

If your profile doesn't match the desired consumer for a particular survey, you may get disqualified for giving a specific answer. This situation is known as "screenout" or disqualification, and it's a common practice in the market research process. However, this doesn't mean the end of the road for you. It just means that specific survey was not a good match for you. If you don't qualify for one survey because you don’t own a car and the study is designed for car owners, you may be eligible for another one that matches your interests, habits, and lifestyle better.

On the other hand, professional market research companies don't evaluate survey takers based on their religion, beliefs, sexual orientation, political views, race, or age. So, if you're asked about your political preferences, for instance, you're free to respond honestly and with peace of mind. Your account will never be penalized for giving an honest answer and this won't affect your ability to receive new survey invites or earn points. On the contrary: your honesty is crucial to ensure the studies are valid, and companies rely on valid data. Fabricating profiles or lying about your answers is what may lead to account suspension.

To sum up, a few disqualifications here and there due to honesty are a better approach than trying to cheat the system. Therefore, if you're ever asked a challenging question in a survey, don't worry. It won't negatively affect your chances of receiving more surveys in the future. And you’re free to skip that survey if its topic doesn’t make you feel comfortable – see the section below.


Do I have to respond to every survey I receive?

Absolutely not. In line with the previous point, surveys are completely voluntary. Of course, we would love to see you enjoying the experience enough to take as many surveys as possible. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering a specific question, or you’re not loving a particular survey topic, the choice is entirely yours.

Participation is voluntary, so you can either exit that survey or choose “prefer not to answer” if that option is available. Neither of these actions will affect your account status. You will keep receiving new survey invites even if you opt out to respond to a particular one.


In Conclusion 

The online paid surveys world also has its own nature and rules. That’s why it’s always a good idea to get familiar with the dos and don’ts of online paid surveys, as well as explore users’ frequently asked questions about paid surveys.

If you’re interested in LifePoints, we will welcome you to our community with open arms. Our market research panel is the house of an exciting global community of 5 million, and we are happy to welcome new members like you. Sign up by clicking here or using the button at the top right-hand side of this page.  

Still not convinced? To help you save time, we’ve rounded up this comprehensive guide with the 23 frequently asked questions about LifePoints paid surveys.

If you have any other questions, we will be happy to address them. Our goal is to provide you with the most useful information and our Support Team will be happy to address your questions.