heres a perfect example of their practices...
survey about Topic: Purchases you've made recently.
I took the survey yesterday and at the end it asks for your address. But This morning in my surveyspot email account, I had 3 emails about extended warranties and a couple insurance emails. The day isnt over yet! lol
Like I say, In my opinion I might get 3 out of 10 that are actual BUT almost each of those gets me spam that is "conveniently" related to the survey I took.
The one a couple days ago, I got was a $5.00 survey and then after 25 minutes and at 99% of completion was told they had enough response and thanks for my time, Then I was routed back to surveyspot for the chance for a drawing in the sweepstakes.
Yes I have made some money from them. I will hold to the fact of ALWAYS use a seperate email for them.
I just checked my folder, Appears I have done 6 "paying" surveys, but only been credited for one. They say that I did not qualify for all the other ones. They say they pool surveys from everyone and even though you "complete" a survey, you still may not get paid for the survey if the company doesnt feel you passed the demo that they are looking for.
In plain english, When I worked for Datacorp years ago. We would poll for major companies. A company would hint what at the results they were looking to get. So we would do a 1000 test pols, then we would group the best 500 that would sway towards the companies main goal. Its an age old marketing ploy. Thats the main reason I pay no attention to anyone "statistics" Stats are made upon what is actually wanted, not of actuall results.
I remember at datacorp one survey we went as far as having close to 10,000 responses just to turn over 500 that were in the companies favor. Of course the company at their meeting said nothing about the 10,000 people just picked and chosen the ones that would make their point proper. Sad to say, That is still in practice today.
Heres how much I actually made from surveyspot taken right off the site..
" Survey ID Date Reward Type Payment Type Amount
New Five Dollar Entertainment Survey
260733 12/14/07 Survey Reward Check $5.00
Summary of rewards by payment type
Payment Type You Have Minimum Amount* Eligible for Payment
Check $5.00 $5.00 YES"
Thats the only cash survey out of all of them I taken and passed that I am getting paid for.
Last week I took 2 $5.00 surveys and one $3.00 survey for them. Although at the end of the survey it all looked good. I in the end according to surveyspot didnt have the demographic the company was seeking.
So stay on top of the company and keep detailed track of the surveys you take.
Also, take note of the general overall scheme of the auctions, and then notice the emails you start receiving.
I do recommend signing up with them. BUT with an email only for them.
And also, as for the most recent "spending habit" survey I took where they wanted my address, I bet within a week I start getting mail at home that is about new product warranties. I will post back later if and when that happens.