If you are doing online paid surveys, you have probably also tried to be rejected for some surveys. Sometimes it can maybe even feel like you are disqualified for most surveys and you are getting frustrated about this?
There are reasons that you do not always qualify, and below I will explain what these reasons are, and how to qualify for more surveys.
Am I not qualifying because survey sites are scams?
If you often do not qualify for surveys, you might have had this thought – “maybe survey sites are just scams, and it is not really possible to make money on them”.
I know how frustrating it can be to continously not qualify, and often I do also not qualify myself. But I also know by now that sometimes that happens (and sometimes a lot). I do however also know that it is possible to make some extra money on surveys, and I have figured out how to navigate the best way, so I do not have to become frustrated about not qualifying.
Not qualifying for surveys at a certain site does not mean that it is necessarily a scam site. You cannot use this as an indicator alone to see if a site is a scam or not. Nobody qualifies for all surveys, and everybody that takes surveys, have tried or will try not to qualify for several surveys.
There are a number of factors that decides how often you will qualify, and if you have an idea about this, it will make it easier to understand why you do not qualify and what to do to qualify as often as possible.
Reasons you do not qualify for surveys
This list will explain the main reasons you will not qualify:
- You do not pass the screening:
In the beginning of each survey, there will be a few screening questions. That is to make sure you fit in to the target group of the survey. That can be questions about age, habits, gender, where you live, etc. If you think about it, it makes sense that surveys have these screenings. For example, if you do not drink alcohol, it does not make sense that you participate in a survey where a vodka company wants feedback on their new product. Very often, that you do not fit in to the target group, is the reason you do not qualify.
- The site does not have surveys in your country:
Some survey sites offer surveys all over the world, but others just allow you to sign up no matter where you live without actually having surveys for you. An example of this is Vivatic, where everybody can sign up, but if you do not read the conditions, you will not know that they actually only offer surveys to people living in the UK or the US. So you can become a member, but only have access to something called micro tasks that pays very little. If you do not know this, it is easy to get frustrated about a site like this, but it is actually just because it is not ideal for the country you live in.
- Some platforms on a site are not for you:
On certain survey sites like CashCrate or ClixSense, you will get access to surveys from different platforms, once you are logged into the site. These sites are some of my favourites, but still I often do not qualify. But mostly when I try to take surveys from a certain provider/platform. I am for example within CashCrate offered surveys from a place called YourSurveys – I have never yet qualified for a survey from them. That does not mean you will not, but from where I live, it seems they do not offer surveys – or at least not to me. So I have just stopped clicking on these, and instead just click on the ones where I regularly are able to qualify.
- The site is a scam:
It is of course also an option that the reasons you do not qualify for any surveys, is because the site is a scam. But if you have looked for the signs that a survey site is a scam and not found them, it might very well be because one of the other reasons. As mentionend above, that you do not qualify for surveys cannot be used as an indicator alone to see whether a site is a scam.
What to do to qualify for more surveys?
Before getting in to this, I want to make one thing clear – there is no trick you can do to qualify for all surveys all the time. If somebody tells you that, it is probably not true, and it might be because they are trying to sell you something without being completely honest:-)
You will keep not qualifying for certain surveys, but the way to get the most out of survey sites is by knowing how to navigate, so you optimize your time. This will lead to you enjoying it and give you success with surveys.
The main points to consider to optimize your participation in online surveys are:
- Find the right survey sites:
Different survey sites have different options and are available in different parts of the world. Some surveys sites might be the best to use in South Europe, while others are the best in the US and so on. So a part of finding the right sites is to look at the conditions for each of them and sign up for the ones that sound most relevant to you. Sign up for several at them same time, and then test them out. You will quickly figure out which ones offer the best opportunities for you. To get you started, you can also check out my list with the best paying survey sites, where you can get a quick overview of what some of these sites offer.
- Click on what is working:
As mentioned above, some survey sites offer surveys from different sources. Try as many of these sources as possible, and after a while, you will know which ones you regularly qualify for, and which ones you never qualify for – and then just click the ones that are working for you. That will eventually save you a lot of time and frustration:-)
- Do not give up right away:
Sometimes people sign up for a survey site and only try a few click, and when that does not work as expected, they quit. Be a bit more patient, if you want success. Click around a bit and try the different options, and also try several days. I have for example noticed that many survey sites do not give very many surveys in weekends. So if you sign up in the weekend, and then do not give it a chance for a bit longer than just one day, you might miss out on what the site has to offer.
- Fill out your profile information:
Most survey sites has a section with your profile, where you can fill out a bit of information about yourself. Especially the sites that send emails, when there are surveys available, use this information to match you with surveys. That means that at some sites, you will get more invitations for surveys, if this profile info has been filled out and kept up-to-date.
- Manage your expectations:
This is a point I often mention in my articles, but it is very important, and therefore I want to mention it again here. To get success with surveys, you have to manage your expectations and be realistic. It will not make you rich or a full time income. If you expect this, you will probably be very impatient and give up before you have really given it a chance. It is however definitely possible to make some extra money on surveys – but you have to find the right sites and know that you are doing it to make some extra pocket money (not to become rich) and to contribute with your opinion and input to the companies.
I hope this info has helped you to get a better idea about how to qualify for surveys or more importantly how to navigate the right way, so you can get the most out of survey sites.
If you have any question or comments, just leave a comment below, and I will make sure to get back to you.