Understanding Online Survey Rules

Understanding online survey rules are very important if you're a regular survey taker. Before getting extremely frustrated about not receiving a survey reward or payment on time, check the survey panel’s site to see what their policy is regarding processing times. You may find out that it can take up to a few weeks to receive your reward. Read on to find out other info related to survey rules.

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Understanding Online Survey Rules

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Understanding online survey rules are very important if you're a regular survey taker. Before getting extremely frustrated about not receiving a survey reward or payment on time, check the survey panel’s site to see what their policy is regarding processing times. You may find out that it can take up to a few weeks to receive your reward. Read on to find out other info related to survey rules.

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Where To Find Relevant Info Regarding A Panel’s Rewards Policy

- The Panel’s website FAQ

- Terms of Service

- The rewards section of your account

- The SurveyPolice site

- Ask the panel

Why It Can Take Time To Get Your Incentive

Administration

The administration is typically the main reason for delays when it comes to online surveys. Depending on a panel’s access to resources and size, it could take a while for rewards to be delivered. Processing rewards can be time-consuming work for the panel, so try to be a little patient.

The survey is still open

A panel won’t award incentives for survey participation until the survey has closed. When a survey is still open, the project is still “in progress” so to speak.

Eliminating cheaters

Survey panels take the research they do very seriously. In fact, researchers may even employ tools to eliminate fraudsters and cheaters. Due to this, it can take time to review data from surveys to ensure that it’s of quality.

Getting paid by the client

Some panels won’t pay their panelists until they’re paid by the client for the survey.

E-Rewards vs physical rewards

If you've asked for a gift card, it’ll always take longer to receive than a digital e-voucher. So keep that in mind.

What To Do If It’s Actually Been Too Long

If it’s been months, remind the survey panel that your incentive is long overdue.You could also find out if others are having the same issues as you. If your issue is unique, it’ll most likely be resolved quickly.

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