I'll admit I I used to take online surveys. When I traveled for work, I would whip out the phone and do a few we hen I was waiting at an airport. I always took the rewards as airline miles, as that was the best value for what I was doing.
I don’t do them anymore, other than to occasionally test a site. My reason for this is made all the more clear now that Publish0x is offering them. This site doesn’t mess around with points and bonuses, they just offer you a flat rate. When I looked tonight, the best offer was a survey that paid .52 for 14 minutes. Now, some quick math tells you that if you took this survey, your best case is 2.22 an hour.
I say best case, because you will only qualify for about one out of four surveys. So why am I bringing this up? Well, if you love taking surveys, feel free. Although, I would ask you to value your time more than that.
Here are a few things you could do instead:
Write a blog
Call your mom
Learn something new
Talk to a friend
Play with your kid
Make a little love, get down tonight
I don’t know your life, but even so, I think you are worth more than two bucks an hour. Also, I get the hypocrisy, I spend about 20 minutes writing these, and won’t pull in much more than .50. The difference is, I would be doing this for free because I like it. Would you do a survey for free?
(On my phone again, so sorry for the grammar.)