How's the survey hunt going Britt?

In yesterday's blog "How to Make More From Your Side Hustle" I mentioned that my boyfriend and I would experiment how much money we could make in one day by taking online survey's.

Drumroll please.

$0. A big goose egg.

See what happen was I did not take in account that myself or my boyfriend may not be eligible for certain survey's or that there would be no survey's available. Because I don't take survey's often (possibly once a year) I was only registered with a handful of companies. 

So what is a girl and her guy to do? Find other companis to do survey's. 

Simple right?

Well....not so much. 

Here's the thing, survery companies come with a high level of spammy websites looking to get your information. I spent hours sifting through websites with pop-ups after pop-ups, sign-up forms after sign-up forms. After reading a boatload of comments on Twitter and other articles I found a handful of reputable sites that either offer cash via PayPal or points that can be redeemed for gifts. I'm beta testing this all out before I post to give my honest opinion and results. 

What makes a site reputable? Here are my top 3 factors: 

  1. No Pop-ups - If your old enough do you remember using the internet in the late 90s early 2000s when flashy pop-up ads dominated a large part of your screen. If I click on a site that has no pop-ups or flashing ads I will stay longer and continue my investigation. 
  2. They don't advertise things not related to surveys. To me this is a clear indication that the company is out to get your information if they are advertising non survey related services or products.
  3. Check their online reputation. People will talk, look for comments under blog post or articles, on social media and review sites.