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I think it's high time we name some of the worst survey sites based on experience, and hopefully to make them offer fair compenation for time spent. I just received this:

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56p for a 30 minute survey? Seriously? :D

I know there's quite a few people who use it a lot, but I'd include Panelbase on there now due to the high amount of screenouts. I tried one the other day and was screened out on the very last screen, which isn't the first time. I've completely given up on them now.
 

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"Approx 31 minutes".

Some people might say "Approx 30 minutes" so I like the fact they are so precise in their approximation!

People will do it for 50p.

The next survey will be for 45p

and so on.

I do very little surveys anywhere as they are paying less and less.

I do

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and thats about it.
 

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I never know If it’s the survey site paying a pittance or the client paying the survey site one!
 

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Well, let's vote with our feet and weed out who's the baddie. I reckon the survey sites are trying to cream off the surplus value.
 

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The thing is, there's aspects of survey sites I really like but none have them all. Populuslive never screens out and pays very well (£4 for 20 minutes), but they don't have enough surveys to cash out and they only cash out at £50 using a cheque which takes ages to arrive and ages to cash into the bank. Populuslive with a lower cashout and instant paypal would be amazing. I suppose they're slightly different sites, but still. Populuslive is heavily involved with political surveys so really we should inundated with them this month.
 

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Well, let's vote with our feet and weed out who's the baddie. I reckon the survey sites are trying to cream off the surplus value.
Indeed. I would never have heard of Prolific if it wasn't for this site, but for me it's far and way the best of the bunch right now. I wonder why it's never mentioned in the top lists of money making sites. Never seen it :/
 

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Opinion Outpost are awful as are NewVistaLive. Very little payment for long surveys. Toluna are another. I have been with them for years but closed the account last week. It will be the same with Maximiles when I have spent the points I have.
 

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I like prolific and it is my best earner but they don't offer a referral bonus so a lot of money bloggers don't promote them as much as they should. I quite often get screen outs from Populous live. I get annoyed at having to provide the same demographic information each time but they do pay well. I think most survey sites either have very few surveys or lots of low paying ones.
 

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Are we including SWAGBUCKS in this wall of shame?
 
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Yes Swagbucks should be near the top. Are New vista and Toluna still active?
 

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Are we including SWAGBUCKS in this wall of shame?
They are rated highly all the time and I always wonder why. I tried it once about a year ago but wasn't impressed.
 

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They are rated highly all the time and I always wonder why. I tried it once about a year ago but wasn't impressed.
who in the right mind is rating swagbucks highly lol
 

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Yes, that was just the first result in the list on Google, but I'd expect better from Moneysavingexpert :(

They have Isay at number one, too. I used to like that but not been on it since I was randomly thrown off.
 

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I've got a blog post pending about whether a survey site is being promoted because it is 'good' or because the referral scheme pays.....

Most only care about the latter, not the former.
 

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I've got a blog post pending about whether a survey site is being promoted because it is 'good' or because the referral scheme pays.....

Most only care about the latter, not the former.
Click my links
 

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ciao that was bought out by toluna defintely was teh worst.. 10p for 20 minute survey !
Think at the moment opinion outpost is defintely bad.. it is run by ssi which oddly can pay 50p on their quickthoughts app for 5-10 minutes or 0.75 on valued opinions (they bought it!) yet pay 0.25 on the opinion outpost site.. Makes very littel sense
Populus / Prolific are the best ones out there. New vista isnt too bad 1£ / 0.75 just need to predict where the buttons will appear and click before it times in.
 
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To be fair to the green site there are people giving out excellent advice regarding debt and helping people stay out of court/facing bailiffs. It can be difficult seeing some of the stories of people hoping to sell something on ebay just to pay the minimum on the credit card/buy school shoes for the children.

Some have been so low they have asked is there a way out or would their families be better off if they were dead and the debt was written off. Following them as they start a DMP and now seeing that many are debt free/virtually debt free is inspiring. I can only say that there is always a way out but others quote laws so well they are giving people hope that they can get their lives back.
 
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