Hello! In our last member feature, we learnt from a long-time survey taker Mario about his tips in completing paid surveys. Today, we have Janae from Singapore to tell us about her paid surveys experience.
Unlike our usual member feature who are working adults, Janae is a student. Despite that, she is a regular survey taker who has joined PanelPlace since 2013 and has uploaded many earning proofs.
In this post, Janae is going to share her PanelPlace story and what other factor contributes in encouraging her to continue doing paid surveys.
Janae's Thoughts While Participating In Online Paid Survey
1. Hello, could you give us an introduction of yourself?
Hi, my name is Janae. I’m currently a student from Singapore Polytechnic. I love to read and swim. I really like to explore new places and I have gone on a few mountain expeditions in Malaysia. I really love water; not only I enjoy water sports like swimming and kayaking but I also love to relax near places with water.
2. How often do you do surveys?
Usually I do surveys when I check my email and receive notifications. These are usually irregular and I could do surveys while travelling or at home.
3. What is your favorite Survey Panel and why?
I really like surveyon and AIP surveys. I like how they are very organised and their surveys are easy to find. I also know when I’ve completed a survey since the survey option is removed once I completed it. The criteria to redeem my rewards are also very fair as they don’t require too many points for redemption.
4. Are there any particular survey topics you enjoy doing the most?
I do not have particular topics that I enjoy but would prefer shorter and more concise survey as it gets very boring to finish after a while. It would also be good if the questions asked are very specific and ask more on opinion rather than having to think of an answer.
5. Could you name a few of the most interesting or unexpected questions you have gotten from a survey? What was your reaction?
There was one survey I got about combining the zoo, bird park and night safari into one attraction. I think that was a very interesting topic and very relevant to me as well. There were also videos and advertisements that we could give our opinion on. That was definitely one of my more memorable surveys.
6. Could you share with us your PanelPlace story?
I am not sure exactly how long I have been a member. I decided to join PanelPlace as a platform to organised all my surveys as it can get a bit messy. I also really like how PanelPlace lets their members upload payments from each survey provider to show how trustworthy each of them is.
7. Have you had any reservations about paid surveys before joining us? Has your thinking changed since?
I was unsure about how much I would earn through doing surveys as I thought it would just be a waste of time. I was also scared that I might need to do a lot of surveys before getting any money but surprisingly it was not the case. Through doing surveys I have managed to earn enough to add onto my pocket money since I’m still a student.
8. What do you think about paid surveys?
I started it to earn some money but I realized that it also helps companies to get opinions from us. It’s kind of mutually beneficial where we earn money and they get opinions about their products or advertisements. Currently, not many people would be very interested to do paid surveys as the payout is still relatively low, especially if compared to a working adult pay. But for students or non-working adults like housewives, I think it gives them a small income source and it’s very flexible. One tip would be to check for surveys at the end of the day daily as some surveys might expire or fill up within a day. That will help in collecting points for people who have time.
9. What was the biggest problem you faced when doing paid surveys for multiple survey panels?
Sometimes the survey may not be available or already filled up when the link is sent to me so I would have wasted time clicking on the link. Some surveys may also be sent multiple times even after I have done it and clogs up my inbox. Doing surveys from multiple panels are also quite messy as I need to be sure surveys from which panels have been completed and which haven’t.
10. What would you tell people who are considering doing Paid Surveys?
It definitely takes quite a lot of patience to finish the surveys especially if it piles up over the week. There might also be certain long surveys that get really vexing to finish but the amount of time we use to complete plus the flexibility of it is are equal to the rewards earned.
11.Is there anything else you would like to say to the PanelPlace community or team?
Really appreciate the effort to find and collate the different panels available so we don’t have to find them ourselves.
Thank you so much, Janae, for your kind words! We are glad to be able to help you and other members to connect with different panels. We wish you all the best in your study and in your paid surveys experience.
Hope you guys enjoy this talk with Janae and learn more about paid surveys. For students out there that want to earn additional pocket money, you can join paid surveys to earn a reward by simply sharing your feedback. What if you are not a student anymore? Don’t worry, paid surveys are looking for people with a diverse background, so everyone can join and start sharing their opinion.