Tips for Online Survey Taking

Category : Tips and Tricks

There has been plenty of discussion about the legitimacy of doing online surveys for extra cash, and we can all agree there are plenty of solid options. Once you decide this is something you’d like to do, you should make sure you’re doing all you can do for the most success.

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Following are some tips to keep you on track.

1. Sign up with more than one online survey company.

Once you’ve performed your due diligence (see our post “Not All Online Surveys are Created Legal”), don’t be afraid to sign up with more than one company. Completing surveys for more than one company helps better assure you’ll be able to complete as many surveys as possible. While there are sometimes duplicates on surveys, you have a good chance of a diverse set of options.

2. Set Up an Email Account Just for Survey Completion.

This is as much for your own personal sanity as anything else. Having a separate email specifically for survey completion keeps your everyday email inbox unclogged (or, at least, less clogged). Tie your Paypal account to this email for payout purposes.

3. Make sure your personal profile (or panelist dossier) is filled out completely.

Your personal profile is the demographic data the surveys need to determine if you may or may not be a good match for a specific survey. Make sure you fill it out immediately, that it’s complete, and if any applicable information changes, update your profile. For instance, if you move from California to Ohio, or you get married (or divorced), update that information.

4. Have Realistic Expectations.

Completing surveys online can be a great source for extra money, but it shouldn’t be considered a replacement for a full time (or even part time) job. Don’t think this is an easy, get rich quick career. When choosing your survey site, make sure they aren’t touting unrealistic expectations to get you to sign up. This is a sign to watch out for.

5. Don’t Try to Tailor Your Answers to What you Think They Want to Hear.

Well established survey sites keep watch on how surveys are completed, and if you are caught fabricating information, you may lose your option to do the surveys and your account could be shut down. When completing surveys, keep the following in mind:

  • Don’t rush. Moving too quickly through a survey gives the appearance of not being truthful.
  • Don’t make up answers. If your answers are inconsistent across different surveys on the same site, you send up a red flag.
  • Be honest. False information is much harder to remember than the truth.
  • Provide well thought out answers when asked open ended questions. Basic responses like “yes” or “no” aren’t enough. Using profanity or typing gibberish will both likely get you disqualified from the site.

6. Check for new surveys frequently.

The more highly recommended survey sites have a constantly rotating inventory of surveys. This may sound like you’ll always have a bunch to choose from, but that may not necessarily be true. You may not qualify for all of them, and sometimes, the company requesting the survey need only a specific quantity of responses. So while you may be a perfect fit for a survey, they may only need 100 responses, and you are number 101. Get ‘em while they’re hot.

When considering your options, you should know the following about PointClub:

  • Not every panelist is eligible to complete every survey; a fact we’ve already discussed. If you try, but are deemed ineligible, Captain PC has the authority to grant you points regardless of completion. We are the only online survey site to provide this payout.
  • We grant signup bonuses and extra points for completing your initial panelist dossier.
  • We have one of the lower payout thresholds at $25, which you can take as payment to a Paypal account or through a variety of gift card offers.
  • We give away points every day via our Facebook page. Don’t leave out that daily checkin!

Haven’t signed up yet? Now is a great time to begin earning that extra pocket cash! Join Pointclub today!

If you have questions on your account, or need clarification on any process, please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.

76 Responses

  1. Baby Dory Ferrer says:

    More surveys addition to my daily point rewards!

  2. Pamela says:

    Please have not been able to take part in any survey since I joined point club its always no survey available how am I going to make the extra cash!

    • blogpointclub says:

      Good afternoon!

      We would like to assist you with your question. Please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.

    • Susan Cain says:

      Hey Pamela,just checking in to see if you’ve gotten your first survey yet?
      I’m in the same boat,haven’t had my first survey since signing up! Keeping my fingers crossed….maybe for both of us!

  3. slat says:

    i need more survey so that i will be busy

  4. Joyce Winston says:

    Yes, increase the extra point for 12 to 50. You could spend more than the time then disqualified you. That don’t a person feel good.

  5. Adrian Oliver says:

    I am going to give it a try and I am liking this so far

  6. Lynn Bernier says:

    I get disqualified a lot, why is that. I don’t make up answers, etc so as not get disqualified. I give the best qualified answers, so I don’t know why that is happening

  7. I need as many serveys as possable please. I am trying to build a home for homeless children i dont want any hand outs ill work for it.

  8. Judy Ann Carrier says:

    Trust me when I say this, I have done my share of surveys online. I am excited that point Club because it really sounds legit and they don’t leave you high and dry if you’re not eligible for survey. Again I am looking forward to it and “Bring Em On” 😁😁😁

  9. Judy Ann Carrier says:

    I am looking forward to PointClub Surveys. “Bring Em On” 😁😁😁

  10. Belinda Pearson says:

    I need more surveys. Thanks!!

  11. Vicki Reeves says:

    Love this site, I am not getting rich but it does help with some of the extra’s I wouldn’t be able to get otherwise. I sign in everyday and do any avail. survey’s as they come in. Need more survey’s though but it is the holiday season so I forgive you guys for taking some time off. God Bless and have a very Happy New Year.

  12. Aldelia Hardy-Gardner says:

    How do I see how many points I have?..

  13. moustafa hamada says:

    I am honored to work with you as I want to increase the profits sent to me as a result of my work

  14. Sabrina T says:

    I’ve tried several sites, and still yet I’m waiting for that extra pocket $. One account sits with over$30 and my payout was $25 and still I have not received any $ for my time. I hope this site is an honest one.

  15. Zeny Ramos says:

    Hi, more survey please… Thanks.

  16. Atul says:

    M just waitnig for LVL 10 to get work from here…gud afternoon..

  17. Julianna Salazar says:

    Eberytimf I try to open a survey it says no response times out

  18. Zeny Ramos says:

    Why i didn’t receive any survey? So sad.

  19. Jamie says:

    I got redirected here after emailing the first day I received points and surveys qualified for also half the ones they sent now I do not and now the ones they send I spend time answering those don’t get them and then just when I fee like I qualify for one it has an error I don’t get those points or it tells me some error with the system so I have emailed and got told to come here so far I was liking it the first day was like great I can get 6000 points awesome now none

  20. Claudia Rosanna Maldonado González says:

    Good morning, I’ve kept my account active all week, I’m new here, I’m from Venezuela. but I would like to know why I do not find available surveys please?

  21. Racheal says:

    I’m yet to complete any survey it keeps saying disqualified on the status or didn’t work out. it never goes through.

    • blogpointclub says:

      Good afternoon!

      Our customer care professionals would like to assist you with your question, but cannot do so from the blog. Please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.

  22. MeowMeow says:

    Have tried dozens of surveys over 5 days and actually was able to complete only 1 besides initial demographics survey. Not going to make any $$ unless I can actually complete them.

    • blogpointclub says:

      Good afternoon!

      Our customer care professionals would like to assist you with your question, but cannot do so from the blog. Please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.

  23. Luana Graff says:

    I do not qualify for alot of the surveys! I am very honest. Is it my age?

    • blogpointclub says:

      Good afternoon!

      Our customer care professionals would like to assist you with your question, but cannot do so from the blog. Please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.

  24. Oyindamola Sanda says:


  25. amelita delos santos says:

    I am now in the 2nd level and i haven’t participated in any survey. “There is no available survey at the moment ” how can i increase my points with no survey available.

    • blogpointclub says:

      Good afternoon!

      Our customer care professionals would like to assist you with your question, but cannot do so from the blog. Please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.

  26. Husna Abdul says:

    have not got any survey since I signed up

    • blogpointclub says:

      Good afternoon!

      Our customer care professionals would like to assist you with your question, but cannot do so from the blog. Please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.

  27. Gloria Ann Warren says:

    I’m don’t seem to be qualifying cause I don’t work I’m disabled

  28. lora doubra says:

    really? that’s nice

  29. Goodevening, I have many surveys to receive.I guess I can do it all but i haven’t received any payment on survey…What should I do?

  30. Cheryl L Williams says:

    I am happy with the survey opportunities Point Club offers me. I give honest answers and I have been disqualified more than being able to complete certain surveys but I appreciate the 12 points I’m given for trying. I just want to say thank you and tell others just keep trying why not you are provided with the opportunity that I think is awesome!

  31. Don’t rush to sign up with online surveys,remember this will be your businesses,take your time and search that will work best for and your country.

  32. gena says:

    I got a GC card of 25 and I still do not get the payment and from that day or sent me more polls and podium comments that I read but so far I have been wrong

    • blogpointclub says:

      If you have questions on your account, or need clarification on any process, please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to help.

  33. Cheryl L Williams says:

    Thank you Point Club you rock!😂

  34. Althea Hayes says:

    Glad to have job. No comment yet

  35. Cheryl L Williams says:

    Thanks Point Club for sending consistent surveys my way sometimes I qualify and sometimes I don’t but I’m definitely going to be consistent with checking into site several times a day don’t want to miss the great opportunities you keep sending me😀😀😀

  36. Cheryl L Williams says:

    Your site is fun and rewarding win or lose I love your big toothy grin you keep throwing surveys my way and I really appreciate you Thank you Point Club😀😀😀

  37. Muhammad Haleem says:

    i have joined from last one week and until now i did not get any single survey.

  38. Cheryl L Williams says:

    I’m on a roll, keep me rolling Point Club thanks!

  39. Christal Bailey says:

    How long does it take for another survey to come in??
    An I see no option to know how much you earn of if your earn..

    • blogpointclub says:

      Good morning, Christal

      It is difficult to assess your situation through blog comments. Could you please email us via our Contact Us page, and give our customer care department a brief explanation of your pain point (customer care and blog management are separate, so they will not have this post to reference), and they can provide guidance.

      Thank you

  40. Jeffrey says:

    First time on the site. It is very professionally done. I just took mu first survey and recieved 1000 points for answering questons about my favorite subject: beer! Cool.

  41. Ezra says:

    Am just new here and no any survey have been issued to I don’t know how to get one please help.

    • blogpointclub says:

      Hello, Ezra!

      Our support team may be able to assist you with determining what might be going on. Please email them at, and explain with as much detail as you can what you experience, and they can take a look for you.


  42. Rafiqul Islam says:

    I couldn’t get any survey till now. I need at least one survey per day .

  43. Thomas says:

    I have been filling out surveys with various sites including point club. Since February I have earned $202. Once all my surveys clear on point club I can add another $50 to that, the hard part is the waiting on the surveys to clear.

  44. Helpful information. Fortunate me I found your website by chance, and I’m stunned why this accident didn’t took place earlier! I bookmarked it.

  45. bernice says:

    hi pointclub i have not have any surveys for a couples of months pleae more mission and survey thank you

  46. chisanga simwenwa says:

    From the day I joined, I haven’t been given any survey’s. How is it so. Need some help here.

  47. martin gedney says:

    ROFLMAO after reading some of these. Would love to work with you guys. Sounds like a real ball.

  48. James Baker says:

    Thanks PointClub! Ur the best! Really!

  49. Patricia says:

    I’ve been doing surveys for almost 2 years now, it took months to figure out which sites are legit,interesting ,pay well considering it’s not a job and Point Club is one of the best,it’s one in my top 3.If you can get 1,000 it’s aday,you get a 25.00 gift card and do that everyday and save them you can actually have around 325.00-350.00 for Xmas .If you got 30 mins a day you have extra Xmas money.Just a tyhought for you.

  50. Tammy Smith says:

    Just signed up!, Lots of mixed responses I have been reading. However I will do my due diligence and see how it goes

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