What Is Survey Junkie
As the name implies, this is an online survey site. It is a place to take surveys that affect marketing research.
I am a member of “Survey Junkie” and have enjoyed participating in the surveys provided. I am not an affiliate of Survey Junkie although, they do provide a free affiliate program. I just want to give you an honest overall opinion of the site and the income earning potential.
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Who Is Survey Junkie For
Survey Junkie is for anyone that has some free time on their hands and doesn’t mind offering their honest opinions on products and services. There is an age and geographic requirement. You must be 13 years of age and live in the US, Canada, or Australia.
How To Get Started
Getting started is as simple as entering your email address. You will have to confirm your email address before continuing. Once confirmed, you are encouraged to complete a profile questionnaire which leads to more relevant and targeted surveys. This is not mandatory but helps in qualifying you for surveys. You will also receive reward points for completing the profile questionnaires.
Once you have signed up, surveys are provided for you. You may have to qualify for some regarding your age, race, sex, income, etc., and in some cases, not qualify. Survey Junkie still rewards you with a few points just for trying. You will also receive emails letting you know when surveys are available. Don’t wait to long because the surveys tend to fill up and close.
The way you are compensated for taking surveys, questionnaires, or other actions, is a point system. So, 1000 points is equal to $10, or 1 point equals 1 cent. The average survey generally takes 15 minutes and the rewards per survey vary. I’ve seen surveys ranging from 1 minute for 10 points, up to 20 minute for 160 points. You are not breaking the bank here but, can make some spare change influencing market research in your spare time.
Not Just Surveys
Survey Junkie also provides activities other than surveys that you can sign up for. In fact, I had received an email inviting me to participate in a study if me or any of my family were diabetic. The compensation was up to $750. Fortunately, none of us are diabetic. Here are the other activities:
- Product Testing – A brief online survey, followed by a product shipped to your door to use and keep, then a follow up survey about the product and your experience. $5 – $50
- Online Focus Group – A brief online survey followed by an online meeting with others like yourself to share opinions about a product or service. A webcam may be needed. $25 – $100
- In Person Focus Group – A brief online survey followed by an in person meeting with others like yourself to share opinions about a product or service. $25 – $150
- Phone Survey – You will participate in an online survey. A researcher will then contact you by phone to ask questions related to the product or service. $5 – $100
Once signed up for these activities, you may be invited by email to participate. The availability for these activities may be less than once a month.
What I Like About Survey Junkie
Personally, I like surveys. I know it seems crazy but, there are a lot of people out there just like me. It’s fun! It’s addicting! You become a survey… wow, they came up with a good domain name! I like the simplicity of the website. The colors are not obstructive. The amount of surveys are always adequate. It can sometimes be a change of pace to take your mind off things that trouble you.
Taking surveys can be entertaining, so, taking a few surveys and earning a few coins is better than watching TV and earning no coins. I just took a 10-minute survey and watched 4 video commercials and earned 40 cents. If I was watching TV I would have seen several commercials and earned nothing.
You will not earn a lot taking surveys but, your opinion does matter, as far as product research is concerned. An excerpt from Survey Junkie’s FAQs reads:
“2. How much money will I make for taking surveys?
You will NOT get rich by taking surveys.”
At least they’re honest!
What I Don’t Like About Survey Junkie
The things I don’t like about Survey Junkie are the same things I don’t like about all online survey sites. They can become time wasters. Just like anything you enjoy, it can take up time needed for other things. If you could make a full time income taking surveys, the story would be a little different but, this is not the case. You have to prioritize your time.
If you are trying to supplement your income by taking surveys, think again. When you do the math from the numbers previously stated in this post, you will see that the hourly wage is no more than $5 an hour, and that is on the high side. An average per hour would be less than $2. You would be better off getting a minimum wage job.
Final Thoughts – In Conclusion
As much as I like Survey Junkie, I don’t recommend it for an income source but, rather a necessary entity of consumer interaction. People generally tell manufacturers what they want through their purchases. What happens when there is a great product that could change or innovate something but, was never purchased because it needed a few adjustments or tweaks the manufacturer could have made if it had the input of those that would purchase it.
I encourage any and all to take a different outlook on survey sites. Yes, these sites are making the real money like the rebate sites but are providing a needed service for consumerism or capitalism, which is our economic system. Plus, if you want your opinion, or suggestion considered on a product, guess where it is going to be considered. It will be entered into a database through a survey site such as Survey Junkie.
Thanks for reading and if you have any thoughts or comments about Survey Junkie or survey sites in general, please leave them below.