Just Found A New Survey... At Least For Me

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  1. Von Jones

    Von Jones Very Well-Known Member
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    It's called Across the Fence. It's aimed at home owners. You do earn points for rewards. I just completed my first survey (15 mins.). Just thought I would pass this information along. Check it out.
     
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    Registered for some survey group a few months ago. Supposedly, each survey had a certain point amount. Those points could be converted to dollars for use in a rewards program. Almost immediately after registering, my SPAM folder was inundated with dozens of e-mails. I bet I was getting 30/day of nuisance SPAM e-mails. And, of course, there were others that made it through the SPAM filter. I cancelled the registration and within days my SPAM was back down to almost nothing.
    This was not the survey group you noted above. And, right now, I can't remember what the name of the survey firm was. After all, we who post to this board can use memory loss as a normal body function!!:)
     
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    I used to belong to a number of survey places... and did rather well with them for extra cash. But then like @Will Lawrence mentioned, I connected the dots between when I joined those places and when my mailbox started getting so full of junk. It got totally out of hand and that was even a mailbox *created* for things like that!

    Bottom line, there were thousands of mails every time I checked (more than once a week!) and I had to totally close the mailbox down because it was a pain to keep emptying it before they closed it down *for* me. :(

    That said, thank you, @Von Jones ... this really does sound like a good one if they pay in cash. Or points that convert to cash, I should say.) Amazon codes are okay for me, too... but I don't do places for "things" to earn... don't need them. :D
     
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    I call it the yin and yang factor.. Those sites aren't set up to benefit YOU. :)
     
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  5. Von Jones

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    I've been participating in surveys now for over a year and have learned that the spam can be avoided by deselecting the 'receive emails' option usually located at the bottom of the membership application. This is one negative that I heard about survey sites. After the 1st month I haven't had that happen since.
     
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    Those sites are known for selling e mail addresses!! Same as game apps that you download to laptops and tablets and phones!! You can later unsubscribe, but it may take weeks to stop.
     
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    I signed up for a few of the survey sites too:
    *surveyspot.com
    *inboxdollars.com

    Not bad, but slow to make money. Even slower for me was swagbucks.com. Some people love it, but it was way too slow for me.
     
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    Inboxdollars is a keeper for me. I like survey sites that pay cash no matter how small, it adds up in time.
    I have given up on swagbucks after my first cashout. I rarely go there now since there are no offers that really interest me.
     
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    Yes, I'm afraid @Ken N Louis is right here... I have always marked that I don't want mail from them or their affiliates, but they do indeed sell the list of people who signed up with them. They don't dishonor it and send mail themselves, but everyone they sell the list to can (and do) start bombarding mailboxes. :(
     
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    I've been doing the surveys on YouGov when I remember. The trouble with using a backup email address is you have to remember to check it regularly. I also do surveys with Ipsos. I've yet to cash out on either site, though. I use Paidviewpoint, and have cashed out one time. Even though it takes a while, i know they're legitimate, so will continue to use them. I found Swagbucks too confusing. I like straightforward sites.
     
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    I also do the YouGov surveys, and I like those because they never rule you out, like some surveys do. On some of them, like Ipso, I answer most of the questions, and then they say I don't qualify; so I have wasted all of that time and effort for nothing, usually, although some of the surveys do give you kind of a little consolation points for at least trying.
    I have done Paidviewpoint for several years now, and made over $100 there. It takes a long time to accumulate points; but the surveys are easy to do.
    I forgot that I had not cashed out there for a while; so I just cashed in another $15 Amazon GC and then ordered myself a seed sprouter tray for the Aerogarden .

    Another survey that I like is called Survey Monkey.
    They do not give you points, but they do give points to any charity that you want to donate them to, and mine go to Doctors Without Borders.
    You do get to spin for a chance at a $100 Amazon gift card each time you take a survey, and don't get disqualified for surveys.
    Lately, they have also been sending me invitations to test computer-type products, as well. So far, we have received New Trent Airbender keyboard cases (which sell for up to $70) for both mine and Bobby's iPads , plus some accessories for the Apple Watch that Robin tried out.
    They send you the product, and then you answer a short survey on how well you did or didn't like the item you tried out.
     
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    I did the YouGov for about three years
     
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    I signed up for this website, @Von Jones ; and it looks like it will be an interesting website; but I couldn't find where the surveys are that you do and get points. Can you tell me where to look, or do they just send the surveys to you ?
    Maybe they will have some products for people to test (and keep) , too, like the Survey Monkey does.
     
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    Sure thing, @Yvonne Smith. After you have logged in at the top across from the site's name you will see Available Activities just click on it for the list of activities and make your selection. After you have completed a survey the 'red' + sign will turn to a 'green' check mark.
     
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    I think that I am not on the correct site, @Von Jones . The one that I found is an Australian website, and it is listed as acrossthefence.com/au. It does not look anything like you are describing.
    If you have a referral link, please post that; so we can find the right page. I have done several searches using those words, and can't find anything that looks like it has surveys.
    Here is the link that I signed up at; so if that is the right webpage, then I am missing something !

    http://www.acrossthefence.com.au/Default.aspx
     
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    That is definitely not the site I'm on. Here is the email address that I have to receive invites to surveys. I didn't see a referral link when I looked.so I'm guessing there isn't one. http://acrossthefencecommunity.com/. How come it didn't turn blue like yours? Oh, there it is.
     
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    Okay, everyone. I have just found out that the site is a private online community. So I guess that means you have to receive an invitation. Yvonne and I both contacted the site's moderator for more information on how to join this community. We will keep you updated. I apologize for any inconvenience to those who tried to access the site.
     
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    I heard from the site moderator at Across The Fence. Here is the response.

    Hi Yvonne,

    Thank you for your interest in inviting your friend to join Across the Fence! Unfortunately we are currently not accepting new members at this time, but we'll be sure to announce it in the community if we ever start opening the community to friends of members. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

    Again I apologize for the inconvenience. The next time I will read more thoroughly before making a reference.
     
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    Yes, they wrote back to me as well, and said that they are not taking any new members right now. I guess that you were lucky to get invited, and if you discover which survey company sent you the working referral, maybe you can jut tell us that and we can sign up with the same survey company as you did, and get referred in that way.
    Thank you for sharing it with us anyway, @Von Jones . It was a good plan, it just didn't come together like it was supposed to; but your heart was in the right place to think of all of us.
     
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    I only do the Ipsos surveys as a backup activity, and because I enjoy the Poll Predictors and chance to win items. Eventually, though, the points should add up to a gift card. What I truly like about Ipsos is that they will sometimes have product trials and also focus groups. That's where the money really is.

    You Gov is a slow goer for me, but I'm sure eventually it will culminate in some sort of payment.

    That's a shame that they're not taking new members @Von Jones, it sounds like a site that many here would be interested in. Hopefully they'll open up the membership again at some point.
     
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    Ha, after posting this, I decided to check in with Ipsos, and completed a few surveys. It was enough to push me over the cashing out threshold. I got the message that it would take one to three weeks for me to get my money in my PayPal account, so I'm interested to see how long it actually takes. Some companies say that, then you get it a lot quicker than you expect, but I'm not sure that will be the case, since I haven't even gotten an email acknowledging my requested cash out yet.
     
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    I had given up on Ipsos for a while because the surveys would always get stuck on just one question and I couldn't complete it. I did make my frustration known to the support team. They responded with change to Internet Explorer instead of Google Chrome. What!? What kind of answer is that? Well to avoid the problem I just didn't start Ipsos when their surveys popped up as a partner of another site. I would say it has been four maybe five months now and one popped up and I said to myself, "Hmmm, let me see if I can get through this survey on Google Chrome." It works fine now. I haven't reached a cash out yet but I'm getting there. Yea!!!
     
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    Hmm, that's a weird response. Ipsos is usually pretty responsive to me, although it may take up to a week to hear back from them. Usually sites recommend using Chrome instead of another browser. I've noticed lately that more and more sites seem browser specific, though. I use one for promotion of my shops, and for one of the shops I have to use Firefox, although i use the Chrome extension for the other shop with the same promotion app. It's weird, but I've learned to work around it, and I'm paying them. My computer is getting older, so I'm noticing more of these inconsistencies. I guess it's how they force you to upgrade your tech. I had the same issue when i was using an Apple iPod Touch, the apps were starting to not work with my system, which is why I ended up getting an Android tablet, because it was a lot cheaper than replacing/upgrading the touch or buying an iPad.
     
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    My favorite survey sites are pineconeresearch.com and opinionoutpost. com . Both places you build up points by doing surveys that they send to you and you can get gift cards or cash, by check or Paypal, or you can order from stores from their rewards page. Also you never lose you points from month to month or year to year. I hate sites that if you don't use them within a certain time they delete them. But I have been a member of both of them for years and am very satisfied.
     
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