Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Survey Research?
- What are Online Surveys?
- What is a Focus Group?
- What is Mystery Shopping?
- Who pays for Survey Research and why?
- What about my privacy? Should I be concerned?
- Getting Paid For Sharing Your Opinions – How does it work?
- Who can participate in paid surveys?
- I don't live in the United-States. Can I participate in paid surveys?
- How much can I make?
- How will I get paid?
- What should I do?
- Who can get paid for his friends’ opinions?
- How much can I make?
- How will I get paid?
- Is Surveys & Friends a survey panel?
- What does it do?
- How is Surveys & Friends different from other survey sites?
- I would like to start immediately, is it safe to use my credit card online?
What is Survey Research?
Survey research is a legitimate and scientific process of acquiring data and opinions from the public. Researchers seek to determine the public's opinion regarding products, issues, candidates, and other topics. Such information is used to develop new products, improve services, influence policy, and is used by health care providers, the government, airlines, private businesses and others. The survey research process is necessary to improve or maintain quality of life.
What are Online Surveys?
Consumers answer questions on the Internet or they participate in online interviews (online focus groups) and in exchange they are paid.
Internet Research is a growing trend that gives marketers a reliable alternative to traditional ways of collecting consumer opinions. Surveying consumers on-site, over the telephone or through the mail is expensive and time-consuming. Online surveys are faster and cheaper. For this reason, developing large online panels has become a priority for marketing research companies and they are willing to pay for our opinions.
What is a Focus Group?
A focus group is a personal interview simultaneously conducted among a small number of individuals. The interview relies more on group discussion than on a series of directed questions to generate data. It is also called a group in-depth interview.
Focus groups are often held online using chat systems and they pay up to $300 for sharing your opinions in an interactive manner.
What is Mystery Shopping?
Mystery shopping is the practice of using trained shoppers to anonymously evaluate customer service, operations, employee integrity, merchandising and product quality.
Companies use mystery shopping to measure the performance of their services and keep customers as satisfied as possible. This way they maintain their reputation and prevent losing customers due to poor customer service. It costs 10x more to recruit a new customer than keep an existing one, and one unhappy customer will tell 5 other people about his bad experience with a service! Companies use mystery shopping to prevent this from happening. It's a fun job that pays real money. You can earn money to shop in your favorite stores, eat in your favorite restaurants, drive a car, see a movie at your local theater or to play golf!
Who pays for Survey Research and why?
Research assignments are ordered and paid by large corporations, government agencies, and institutions who know that listening carefully to consumers is important to their success.
What about my privacy? Should I be concerned?
Survey research companies will never reveal your identity, personal information or individual answers unless you specifically give them permission to do so.
As long as you work with legitimate research companies like the one listed in Surveys & Friends’ database, you shouldn't be concerned at all. Research companies handle consumers’ privacy very seriously and all the information you supply is combined with the information provided by other participants.
What should I do to start getting paid by survey companies?
This is a three step process:
1. Register with research companies listed at Surveys & Friends. Your details are stored in their databases and according to your profile they will invite you by email to participate in surveys and focus groups.
2. Fill out surveys and participate in focus groups and shopping surveys.
3. Get rewarded for your opinions.
Who can participate in paid surveys?
Anyone that is at least 18 years old! No special skill is required for participating in paid surveys. This is the perfect opportunity for students, stay-at-home moms, retired people, or ANYONE wanting to earn extra income from home
I don't live in the United-States. Can I participate?
More surveys are conducted in the United States than in other countries. However, survey opportunities aren’t limited to U.S. residents only. If you live in Canada, the United Kingdom or Australia, you can participate in many market studies conducted there and get paid too.
How much can I make?
Your income will mainly depend on the number of companies you register with and on your personal profile. Everyone is different so we can't say exactly how much you will make. You can earn up to $150 for shopping surveys and up to $300 for a focus groups session (in depth interviews). You won't get rich with paid surveys but you can make easy money and have fun.
How will I get paid?
The companies that pay for your opinions sponsor the surveys and focus groups you participate in. In general you are not paid directly by these companies but by market research firms that conduct surveys on their behalf.
You can be paid by check sent by postal mail, online using PayPal or with coupons that you can use in leading stores on the Internet. You will always know the details up front.
What should I do?
You should simply invite your friends to join survey panels. When they join you get a commission. When they answer a survey they get paid. It’s as simple as that. The exact process is explained in great detail in the members’ area.
Who can get paid for his friends’ opinions?
Anyone that is at least 18 years old and lives in the US, Canada, Australia, and the U.K.
How much can I make?
You can get paid $1 to $4 every time you refer a friend to one of the top online survey panels. Each friend can make you $10 to $50. It requires almost no work on your end and your friends will thank you for sharing this opportunity with them. It’s very typical that new members earn $150 - $250 in their first month just for applying our survey referring formula. Of course you can earn much more than that.
How will I get paid?
You can be paid by check sent by postal mail, online using PayPal or by wire transfer sent to your bank account.
Is Surveys & Friends a survey panel?
Surveys & Friends is NOT a market research company recruiting new members through an Internet survey panel, sending questionnaires to its members and rewarding consumers for their answers. This is absolutely not what we are doing!
What does it do?
Surveys & Friends is an exclusive guide showing how you can get paid for
your opinions and for your friends’ opinions. As a registered member you’ll
be empowered with insider information that isn’t shared anywhere else.
You’ll gain access to our extensive directory of pre-approved survey panels
saving you time and frustration among the many fake, scam and empty promise
sites. You’ll also gain access to our step-by-step instructions and
checklists that help you get through more surveys faster and maximize your
training. And, unlike any other Paid Surveys training site, we’ll get you
setup to earn additional payments for when your Friends participate and fill
We have been in the paid surveys business since 2005 under the Maximum Paid Surveys brand and we have taught tens of thousands of people how to make money with their opinions.
Surveys & Friends brings the accumulated resources available at Maximum Paid Surveys but it goes much further thanks to its innovative approach and state-of-the-art tools making it possible to leverage your income with your friends’ opinions too.
Millions of people worldwide want to earn a respectable supplementary income in the legitimate “paid surveys” market. Unfortunately most of them never will. Maybe even you. Because these days there are too many small-time survey panel companies, companies that don’t pay on time (or at all) and other new comers that are just pure scams.
Our goal is to help you earn real money in the shortest period of time. We know the exact best survey panels you should be registering with and we give you access to these as well as our training and our additional “get paid for your friends’ opinions” income system.
How is Surveys & Friends different from other survey sites?
What sets us apart from any other survey site is our innovative approach, exceptional value to customers, and integrity:
- Innovative approach: Surveys & Friends.com brings you a fresh and unique approach to making money with your opinion. Don’t look for something similar anywhere else as no other company has ever tried to match between paid surveys and social relationships in such a way. We have brainstormed a new paid survey concept that guarantees that you and your friends make money easily and ethically!
- Exceptional value to customers: Our accumulated experience since 2005 combined with our unique approach bring you the best-in-class training and directory in a winning formula to making money with surveys. It simply works!
- Integrity: We only tell the truth and really care for our members. We truly believe that we can help you make money online. Otherwise, we would be doing another job.
Is it safe to use my credit card online?
Yes! Your registration will be processed via SSL-encrypted secure servers, the industry standard, for a safe online transaction. Your information is 100% safe and secure!
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