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December 31st, 2011 at 08:52 am

I signed up for Toluna and just did a survey worth 12,000 points. I'm always skeptical of these kinds of sites. Do any of you have any experience with them? Is it worth bothering?

5 Responses to “Toluna? ”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    Good Luck.

    If you value your time at all, these sites are worthless. We have had good luck with local focus group companies who pay $500-$100 per hour. But online, even the highly recommended ones I tried really just paid pennies per minute. I have no patience for it when I could be using that time to make more money doing just about anything else. I haven't tried Toluna specifically but have tried some of the highly recommended survey sites. Very very time consuming to earn even $5. I'd rather get a second job at Wal Mart, personally. Then work for $1 an hour or whatever...

    To be fair, I don't shop and am not the domestic head of household so I never qualify for any of the good surveys - never qualified for PineCone, etc. If you do all the shopping in your house you might have a better chance than I at actually making some money. I am aware that some of my frustration comes from just being an odd demographic (female who does not grocery shop, etc.)

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I think there are a couple on SA that have used that site.

    I understand MM point, but if you are on the computer anyway, might as well make it count for something. I use Swagbucks to search and watch videos while I'm doing something else.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'm kind of agreeing with MM at the moment.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    @ccfree - for surveys, you certainly can not do anything else while you are taking a survey. Just to be clear I am talking specifically about surveys - they can be VERY time consuming.

  5. patientsaver Says:

    I agree with what everyone here has said, however, being underemployed, I do them anyway when I have no paying work and I averaged $75 a month from Toluna and all the others. (See my 2011 income breakdown.) Toluna seems to have the most surveys available, but like most of the others, they take a long time to mail you a check and yes, it's doubtful it's worth your time. Unless, like me, you'll do almost anything for money.

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