I really wish I hadn’t wasted eight months of my life trying to earn $50 from Panda Research. I thought it’d be so simple to get paid for reading emails and filling out an occassional survey. Boy was I wrong. First of all, it became annoying fast. The surveys are the kind you get when you go to a site advertising a free product. You know the ones that say fill out your information and press submit. Then while it’s processing you are told to pick an offer in order to receive your freebie. Anyway, each “survey” is awarded a dollar amount. For filling it out you get $0.50, $12 or some other amount of money. Some of the surveys require you to purchase a product.
Well, I was fine with clicking on emails. I figured after I received my first $50 I’d know how long it took for a pay out and if it was worth the effort I was expending. Just as I was getting close the company posted new rules. You can only earn $25 by clicking on emails. This means surveys must make up the other $25. The problem with this is that I’ve accrued almost $43, most of which was earned by clicking on emails. They’ve placed a hold on $11 and the other $25 will only be released if I participate in the scam-like surveys. Basically, I’m out of $43. I’m canceling my membership.
There are good survey sites; my favorite is Pine Cone Research. They mail a $3 check every time you fill out a survey. Panda Research was too good to be true. The emails often paid 5 to 15 cents per click. And as the information below shows, there are times you will fill out a survey and not be paid. Whether it was my fault for not following instructions or the survey site for not acknowledging my work, the result was the same: no money for me.
Approved Balance Remaining in Your Account: $28.5
Would you dump this survey site? What do you suggest I do?