My favorite survey company, Pinecone, is accepting new members.
Pinecone Research is one of the oldest and most respected names in marketing research. Panelists take short surveys, for which they are pre-screened, to evaluate new product ideas.
My husband and I have both participated in Pinecone in the past and found the surveys to be brief (and even enjoyable) — and best of all, we got paid right away.
Once you sign up for Pinecone, check your email from a confirmation email from Pinecone. There will be a link to a brief survey (it took me about 5 minutes) so that you are pre-qualified for your surveys. That way you don’t have to waste money answering questions and then finding out you don’t qualify.
The money isn’t going to make you rich, but if you’re online a lot anyway, it is a nice way to pay for a coffee date with your spouse.
Note: Pinecone awards 300 points per survey. Points can be used to purchase gifts, gift cards OR cash. Here’s how to get the cash payout: Go to “Featured Awards” > “Cash Option.” 300 points is equivalent to $3, which you can choose to receive via PayPal, check, or Reward Mastercard.