Always remember that participating in online surveys should be a source of extra income along with your regular job. So don’t get too stressed about it if things don’t go your way.
Before signing up for online survey sites, you must set up a separate email account just to receive your survey invitations. This is because your inbox can become quite congested with invites over time. Setting up a separate email account can also help separate your personal and work emails from the rest of your survey invitations.
After finding online survey sites, fill out your profile. It’s important that you take time to fill in all the profile questions, and that you update your information regularly. Major life events like marriage, graduation, the birth of a child, etc, should be updated if applicable.
After your profile is complete, it may take a few days or a week until you’re sent a survey. Make sure you add the company's survey invite email address to your contact list to avoid it ending up in your spam folder.
It’s a good idea to take the time to maintain a spreadsheet of the date you joined a particular site and the time taken to earn enough points to make a redemption. By doing this, you can figure out which surveys are worth your time and effort.