Wednesday, May 13, 2009

AMD Insight Panel

This is another site I had not heard of! Doing surveys for ten years now, don't know how I missed a few of these! lol Every now and then, like now, though, I start searching for new sites, just to make sure I'm not missing out on anything too exciting!

This one is for AMD... this one is exciting to me, not because of the rewards, but because I'm a technology nut! I love impressing people, with my ability to put together computers in no time, etc.! lol So many people still go with those old sterotypes, and this isn't something a lot of them consider, "girlie"! lol

Anyway, they do surveys, etc. to get your opinions on technology, etc. They do offer points, which can be redeemed for Amazon gift certificates... an added bonus!

I signed up, so we'll see what happens! Here's the Link!

AlphaMom's Lab

This was a new one to me, but maybe I didn't join in the past because their basic surveys just offer an entry into a drawing... and the odds aren't great... 1 in 1000, BUT, they do offer online, as well as in person focus groups, where they pay well. So, I just signed up tonight, and don't have any personal experience, but it's always nice to get a good focus group! Here's the link, in case anyone's interested!

Dell Product Tester - Notebook PC

Please be aware that we have posted a recruitment for a notebook beta test 2 days ago. Please consider to follow the link below to apply for this beta test.

In our Dell Beta Tester community we have also posted a link to this opportunity - if you want to access it later.

Here is the recruitment link for your reference:

Apply Here

If you have already applied for this beta test, we woud like to thank you for your support - sorry for the inconvenience of contacting you again.

You do have to return the laptop after the test, but still, this would be pretty cool!

Opinions on Opinion Outpost?

I've been a member of Opinion Outpost for a long time. While they have always been great about sending checks quickly and accurately, and there are other positives, I have recently been debating my membership. This is a tough one.

With Opinion Outpost, I always know I can make some money. I can, often, cash out at least $5 every few days. A few days ago, I cashed out $5 one day, $10 the next, and $5 the next. I hate to leave something that reliable... the other positive is... even though it's rare, I know (unlike with Greenfield and a few others) that real people do win their contests. I, once, won the $50 instant win... made up for quite a few of those where I answered too many questions, only to find out that I didn't qualify, and therefore would be paid nothing.

The problems I'm having with Opinion Outpost... first, like I just mentioned, all those surveys I screen out of. At least on most of their surveys, you screen out pretty quickly, so not a lot of time is wasted, which is more than can be said for a lot of companies. The real problem, however, comes with the fact that I'm starting to question their, hmm, how should I put it? Integrity? Ok, first, this only happened once, but it really, really made me angry... I completed a LONG survey. It was one that wasn't immediately credited, no big deal. But then, I get an email from them a few days later... saying I took TOO LONG to finish the survey, so I wouldn't get any credit at all, after spending all that time! Oh, talk about boiling! I wrote them back, and explained that I understand the whole "timing surveys" thing, to ensure that panelists are, in fact, reading the questions and answering honestly and responsibly... but to say I took too long?! This wasn't something where I left the computer and forgot the survey... I was actually completing it! I told them, if anything, that should show them that I was taking the time to read the questions carefully, so that their client would receive the most accurate information possible. No luck.

The other problem, that's making me wonder about them, and this one happens more often than it should... I complete a survey, yes, do the entire thing, and get the screen thanking me for completing the survey... then, it doesn't redirect me to Opinion Outpost to be credited. THEN... Opinion Outpost gives me some crappy message, saying I didn't qualify or the study was full, or they had too many answers from my demographics... you know all the excuses they can come up with. This happened again yesterday, and I am NOT happy about it.

Overall, I think Opinion Outpost is a decent company... but where do I draw the line? I AM giving them my valuable time, and my opinions, which yes... those are worth money, or we wouldn't have so many companies offering to pay to get them. Companies make money from our opinions, as they get our ideas on how to better market their products to people like: US!

Anyway, even with my complaints, I still don't think I can unsubscribe just yet, because I do earn regular payments from them... but if these problems keep happening, it won't be for much longer. I'm already doing pretty long surveys for them for a measly buck or two a pop!

What do you all think? What are your opinions???

$100 Paid Online Research Study for Men in Relationships

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- Male
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If you qualify, we will send you further details and an online application to


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$60 Paid Research Study - Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging Auto-Status Study (requires three members per group and can earn upto 60USD)
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This has to be done as group of three people and must qualif before being paid for the study.