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February 2011 Survey Income

February 28th, 2011 at 05:02 pm

For the newbies, I am a family practice physician and get to do a lot of professional surveys and market research programs. These are not available to the general public. They pay quite well though can sometimes be mind-numbingly tedious or boring. Most of the time, they aren't too bad.

I had a fantastic February, earning $1,126 in survey income! Looking at my totals from 2010, I see that I beat my best month last year by over $300. Got to love that.

I don't expect to repeat that anytime soon, but I never know what will come my way. I recently got an invite to participate in a new executive panel from a company I already work with. The info said the pay scale would be substantially above the usual surveys I've been doing. I'm waiting to see what comes of that.

January 2011 Survey income

February 8th, 2011 at 10:41 am

I am a physician and get to do a lot of online, telephone and in-person surveys. These are for doctors only, not available to the general public. My income goes up and down based on how diligent I am at answering all of the requests I get. Sometimes I do more. Other times I slack off and do less, or I get really busy with other things and don't get to do them before quotas fill.

January was a slower month. I earned $484. Not bad, but a glance at my numbers from last year will show that is below average. Work has been very busy because my partner has been away a lot. So I often see the invites in my e-mail but by the time I respond, they've already closed the study. Yesterday alone, I got 5 different survey invitations. I managed to do 2 of them. I screened out of 2 more and the 5th one was closed by the time I responded. There simply aren't enough hours in the day for me to do 5 surveys, each taking 20-30 minutes. At least one of them I would have screened out of anyway because it was about a condition I don't deal with. And I did at least complete 2 of the 5. I did another today at lunch. I also have an ongoing survey that I do every week via the iPhone and I'm doing my best to keep up with that. I did not earn the payment in December due to not entering sufficient data so I'm being much more vigilant about that since it pays me $150/month. I won't let that happen again.