Legit opportunities to earn from home are few and far between, but some do exist. I just discovered Consumer Village, which is one of the few and rare legit, non-spammy online survey companies. It is the online market research arm of Gongos Research, which is a well-respected research organization. I really like that their site is free of advertising and since I signed up I haven’t gotten any unwanted spam emails (yay!) and I like the good reviews I found for Consumer Village online.
Consumer Village works like many survey companies in that you earn “tokens” (versus points, like most have you earn) as you take surveys and participate in online discussions that can be traded in for prizes and awards. They encourage members to visit once or twice per week so that they don’t miss out on any earning opportunities, although you can participate as much or as little as you’d like.
To start earning tokens that can be redeemed for prizes:
— You’ll be emailed a confirmation that you need to click before your account is active
— Login and complete what they call “profilers.” I completed three of these “profiler” surveys in about 15-20 minutes total. These provide Consumer Village with even more specific information about your shopping habits so that you can matched against the most appropriate survey opportunities.
— Complete surveys as they come. Visit their website and participate in the discussions happening in their forums. Earn tokens, buy prizes. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I just started with them late last week and haven’t been sent any token-earning surveys yet, as I just completed my profilers this morning,but I’m impressed so far. Everything I’ve filled out so far has been easy and not taken nearly as long as they suggested; it seems like they always say it will take 15-20 minutes and I have completed it in 5-7 minutes. I don’t have personal experience yet with how quickly you earn tokens and can redeem them.
Your turn: Have you been part of Consumer Village before? What has your experience been? What do you look for to find a legit, non-spammy online survey company?
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