Saturday, October 24, 2009

An Update on IM Report Card

Since the last time I posted about IM Report Card, there have been quite a few updates to the program that are worth taking note of. In my opinion, they are definitely all changes for the better.

First of all, while you can post comments on sites of at least 50 words, you will not get paid for them unless they are at least 100 words. This change was actually made a while back, but I just haven't gotten around to writing about it until now. This is pretty easy to reach and ensures that people are giving enough detail and that they have actually used the site they're writing about. My tip: write detailed comments, then copy and paste into MS Word to make sure you have written enough.

Another update is that now you cannot cash out unless at least 25% of your earnings are from writing comments. This should not be a problem for anyone using the site legitimately. It's just a way to make sure that people are actually contributing instead of just randomly grading sites they haven't used.

Finally, owners of the sites being reviewed now have the option to write "rebuttals" to user comments. Unless you're a site owner, this won't really affect you at all. Basically, it just allows them the chance to state their side of the story.

To join, click here: IM Report Card.
For more information about IM Report Card check my Review.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Paid Survey Review: My Opinion Now

I've been holding off on writing this review because I wasn't getting many surveys when I first signed up. However, I've recently seen a huge jump in survey invitations so I thought that I'd share. My Opinion Now is a quality paid survey panel that compensates you with RewardPoints that you can redeem for a fairly large variety of merchandise and gift cards. At this time, they do not offer cash, but the rewards are still pretty good. They mostly include electronics and gadgets, but you can also get iTunes gift cards and magazine subscriptions. And you can earn enough points for the latter pretty easily, since the surveys definitely compensate you well for your time. You can also earn additional points by referring new members. You should also make sure to fill out your profile surveys so you can qualify for more surveys.

Click here to sign up: My Opinion Now

Monday, October 12, 2009


RepNation is a site that's very similar to BzzAgent, except for the fact that most campaigns pay in cash. As a member, you can earn RepRewards by completing various tasks, which usually include product tests, surveys, or simply spreading the word about new products and brands. Compensation also includes getting to keep any products that you test. You can earn more RepRewards by building up your member profile, which is also beneficial in that it allows you to qualify for more tasks. You can fill out profile surveys, upload a photo, and upload your resume. You can give as much or as little information as you like, but the more you give, the more opportunities you'll get. Each month, you can also earn a little extra by submitting your "Monthly Stats." Basically, this is just a list of what you think is hot right now in various different categories, including TV, music, and more.

Once you reach a minimum of 25oo RepReward points (equivalent to $25), you can request payment via Paypal.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Paid Surveys at Springboard America

Springboard America is a fairly new paid survey panel, but I like it a lot so far! They send surveys very frequently that are usually worth between $1 to $5. The surveys are unique compared to other panels because they are more interactive and fun. They are also very easy to complete and take very little time to do.

However, there is a major drawback, which is the fact that you have to have a minimum of $50 in your account before you can request payment. Although it might take a while to make this much, I still think it's worth adding to the list of panels to join since it's not very time-consuming. It should also be noted that they only pay with checks, and it takes up to six weeks for you to receive them. Like a lot of survey panels, you do also have the option of donating your earnings to charity.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Paid Surveys at Datatelligence

Another great paid survey panel is Datatelligence. Not only do they conduct regular online surveys, but they also host many high-paying focus groups and at-home product tests. I haven't had any experience with their product tests, but the focus groups I have participated in with them were very simple and not too time-consuming. One of them only lasted a week and took between 5-15 minutes a day. It paid over $20 for what ended up being less than an hour of work! They send email invitations for these and other surveys fairly frequently and I've had a lot of luck qualifying for them. The only negative thing I can say about them is that the rewards system is kind of difficult to figure out. Still, I definitely think it's worth a shot.

And don't forget, every time I add a new survey review, I also add it to the Paid Survey Directory (so it's always updated.)
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