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May 2010 Survey Total

May 30th, 2010 at 06:36 pm

For the newbies, I am a physician and have the opportunity to do lots of medical market research surveys, mostly online, some by phone and occasionally in person. For various reasons, mainly schedule conflicts and plain old laziness, I often fail to do a lot of the programs I'm invited to do and basically leave money on the table that could have gone into my pocket. Once again, last month I "saw the light" and vowed to get back on track and do all the surveys I possibly could. There will always be ones I simply can't do because of timing, location or failing to qualify, but I can't control those.

Anyway, in April, as reported earlier, I earned $396 doing surveys. Not bad but not great. I was sure May would be better and it was. Since there is no mail on Monday, I think my total as of today will be the final figure. For the month of May 2010, I earned $599.25, so just over 50% more than last month. That's more like it. There is really no excuse for me not earning at least $500/month from surveys. Now that I am doing that $150/month program on the iPhone, that number really should be at least $600-650. I just started that 2 weeks ago so I haven't yet gotten my first payment. That will come in June.

March and April 2010 Survey Income

May 3rd, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I realized that I never posted my survey income for March. Now April is over, too, so I'll update the last 2 months.

March was good and I earned $514 on surveys.

April I slacked off a bit again, partly because I was really busy all month between work, Passover and business at my synagogue and honestly partly due to laziness yet again. Still, for April, I earned $396 but I know it could have been a lot better than that.

Thanks to some increased expenses currently and upcoming including a costly car repair, some home repairs, an unplanned vacation (the cruise I posted about) and our usual summer vacation, I am more committeed than ever to maximize my survey income. The past couple of weeks, I have been really good about doing every possible survey program I can. I don't track money until it is received but I know I've done a few hundred dollars worth of surveys that I haven't gotten paid for yet (there is usually a lag of 3-4 weeks) so May should be a pretty good month.

I've also sold 6 books gotten by doing surveys since April 1 and I've gotten back on ebay. I had 2 items sell yesterday and listed 3 more last night. I will update my Ebay Challenge numbers as soon as I get a chance.