A recent study in the UK revealed that moms are asked 300 questions every day! I'll save you the math—that's approximately one question every two minutes and 36 seconds your kids are awake.
Nobody pays you to answer those (other than the obvious satisfaction you get from fielding inquiries like, "Why can't I put crayons up my nose?"), but I discovered as a member of the Pinecone Research survey panel, I can make money by responding to just a few more questions a day.
Pinecone Research is a favorite of ours here at The Krazy Coupon Lady, and after trying it for myself, I can see why. The sign-up process to become a panel member is quick, and responding to the surveys is a super-simple way to make a few extra bucks.
If you're waiting for the catch, here it is—they only open up a limited number of panelist spots at a time, and you can only claim a spot if you have an invitation to join. Basically, they work through a referral system and prefer you "know someone" in order to join.
Now for the good news—you know me! I've got an invitation with your name on it, and if you hurry, you can join now.
Sign up now
The sign-up process takes less than ten minutes from start to finish, so you can do it now and still have time before bed to hit that pint of ice cream you've got stashed in the back of the freezer. (Don't try to deny it.) Here's what you need to do:
- Go to the Pinecone Research website.
- Fill out a short initial questionnaire (gender, age, ethnicity, education level, and contact information).
- Check your email for a message with a login and password.
- Follow the link in the email and sign in.
- Fill out a short 5-minute survey about your household, income, and basic purchasing habits.
That's all there is to it. Pinecone Research will contact you when opportunities become available.
I mean, I've never heard of anyone striking it rich by completing surveys, but making an easy $3 for about 15-20 minutes of my time sounds good to me. People generally make $10 – $30 a month for responding to Pinecone surveys. Sometimes I cash my payment out through PayPal, and sometimes I decide to put my points towards prizes or rewards.
Some of the prizes include:
- Movie tickets
- Sports and recreation prizes
- Home goods
- Health and beauty prizes
The one major complaint I've heard about Pinecone Research is people saying they don't receive survey invitations. There may be a couple of reasons for this. First, companies hire Pinecone Research to collect information from individuals. The companies use the data to better their service, fine-tune marketing, or develop new products. If you're not getting surveys, it's possible Pinecone doesn't have any companies that need information from your demographic.
Another likely reason for a lack of surveys may be your profile settings. I noticed shortly after I signed up that I had my frequency setting at "1 survey every two weeks." Once I adjusted my settings, I started seeing survey invitations more frequently.
One last question
Why have you not signed up yet? Get on the Pinecone Research survey panel today and get on your way to earning some quick and easy cash just for doing what you do best…answering questions!