The formula to reach FI has an income part and en expense part. I wonder how I can increase the income site of the formula. For my nob, we commissioned a paid survey. I was curious to see how you can make money with this.After some googling, I found a survey. The site looked quite nice and surveys can be completed on an app . The advertise to pay between (10 cents and 3 EUR per survey). Not something that would make me rich. Curious by nature, I was intrigued. I decided to give it a try and I enrolled.
In order to get surveys for your profile, you need to leave some personal details. Some of these details went further than I anticipated, like income. Completing this bagged me some cents already!
A few days later, their app notified me of a survey and I started full enthusiasm. This was soon reduced enthusiasm as the user experience of the app is below par. It looks to be some hybrid app and the integrated questionnaire is not responsive at all. Not so easy to fill in answers and find next buttons.
The questions are in line with surveys that you sometimes fill in for free after visiting a website or so. This was in line with my expectations.
As I did more surveys, the frustration increased. I started to see difference between the advertised award and the reward at the end of the survey. (I did not do the effort to log my finding at that time, I wish I did).
Some surveys were stopped after 4-5 questions because my profile was not ok. Weird, these questions can be found in my profile. Sometime they ask for your birthday and then your age…
After making a whopping 4,5 EUR, I wanted to call it a day. I forgot you need 5 EUR to do a transfer to paypal, so one more survey and then I did a transfer.
This transfer was actually very fast and easy to execute. You can only transfer multiples of 5, unless I did something wrong. So, The remaing cents on my accounts can stay there till further notice
All in all, I consider this an interesting experience. I learned how the survey end of these companies work. Might be useful for the job.
Will it help me get FI faster? Probably not. For me, it is not worth my time for the amount of money I was able to make via this survey tool.
Do you have any experience with survey tools?