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November 2013 Survey Income

November 30th, 2013 at 04:33 pm

I usually just give a quick review but let me give a little more detail again for those who haven't been following along. I'm a physician and in addition to my practice, I do a lot - and I do mean a lot - of medical surveys, market research, focus groups, etc. as a way to make some extra money. The past couple of years, I was pretty consistenly averaging about $600/month doing this. Then in May of this year, my wife left her job and has been at home since then. I set out to replace as much of her income as possible by stepping up my survey business. My goal was to bring in at least an additional $200/month ($800/month total). As you can see on the sidebar, I've done a good job. Starting in June, my average has actually been just over $900/month.

For the month of November, I knew my total would be good. As I posted last month, I had the opportunity to do a few particularly lucrative programs in October so I knew that income would come in this month.

So for November, I earned $1,444 making it my best month of the year and bringing my 6 month average to $992.67. That brings my total YTD to $8,996. My goal for the entire year was $8,000 so I'm already about $1,000 beyond that and still have one month left to go. Sometimes it is tough to keep up with all of the surveys but seeing these numbers really helps keep me motivated.

"Found" $330 of survey income

November 23rd, 2013 at 06:01 am

Those who follow know my story. I'm a physician and do a lot of market research surveys as a 2nd income. I post the results every month. I actually work for a lot of different companies in the course of doing this. When I say a lot, I mean in the 25-30 range, so it can sometimes be hard to keep track of it all.

This morning, I logged into one site. I had done a survey for them last night and noticed that I was eligible for another so I went on to see if I could do it. I screened out but while there I checked my earnings history.

Much to my surprise, it showed that I had a balance of $330 in my account. This company used to automatically pay any earnings to my Paypal account. Apparently, they stopped doing that at the beginning of September. Now, the earnings accumulate in my account and I can go in and collect them in various ways - requesting a check, a prepaid Visa card, an Amazon credit, or shopping from a merchandise catalog.

There are some benefits (which I'm not entirely clear on - I need to read the details) of keeping a $100 balance in the account so I put in a request to be sent a $230 check. It should come in about 2 weeks, so that will give my December income number a nice little boost. From now on, I'll certainly remember to pay more attention to this particular company site. No reason to let them hold so much of my money.

October 2013 Survey Income

November 1st, 2013 at 05:54 am

To recap, I am a family practice physician. I get to do a lot of medical market research studies and surveys and it provides a nice side income. My goal for the year is $8,000.

For the month of October, I collected $897 from survey payments which was great. My goal has been $800/month since June and my average for June-October has been
$902.40 so I'm ahead of that. November should be a very good month. I did 3 large studies in October and those payments should come in this month ($425, $175, $175) along with all of the usual stuff.