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July 2010 Survey Income

August 1st, 2010 at 01:42 am

For the newbies: I am a family practice physician and do a lot of online (and occasionally phone or in-person) market research and survey programs. These are for physicians only, not available to the general public.

July was a banner month. In addition to all the usual stuff, I got the first payment for the new iPhone-based program I started doing in May. That brought my total survey income for the month to $808. I believe that is the most I have ever earned in one month when no in-person programs were involved (the pay a lot more). This was earned entirely online.

August will probably be a little lighter because I was on vacation for one week in July and missed out on several surveys since I didn't have internet access. We'll be vacationing in August, also, but I'll have internet access the whole time so hopefully I won't miss any survey opportunities.

One of my survey programs shutting down

July 28th, 2010 at 06:40 pm

As I've posted, I do a lot of medical surveys for physicians only. Most are hit or miss and aren't done on any regular basis. A few are regular, ongoing programs. I like those due to the predictable income that comes with them.

I just got an e-mail today that one of those regular programs is ending in August. I figured it would end sometime soon because it was a thinly veiled promotional program for a new drug. Now that the drug has been on the market for a few months, I knew it was only a matter of time before they ended the program.

I was earning a $50 Amazon gift card every month from them, so I'll miss that. Maybe something else will come along to replace it.

June 2010 Survey Income

July 2nd, 2010 at 01:17 am

For the newbies: I am a physician and get to do a lot of medical surveys and pharmaceutical market research programs online and occasionally in person. These surveys are not open to the general public.

My survey income for June 2010 was $558, a very good month. My goal for the year is to earn at least $5,000 or $417/month. For the first half of the year, I've earned a total of $3,142 or $523.67/month so I am well on track to reach that goal.

Plus, I have not yet gotten my first monthly payment for the program I am doing via my iPhone. That will pay me $150/month. I started doing that in mid May so the first payment should come soon. I'm not sure what their payment schedule is. If I haven't gotten anything by mid July, I'll send an e-mail to ask when they send the monthly payment. That $150 will be above and beyond what I already earn which means my monthly average for the second half of the year should be $650 or more. I didn't know about that program when I set my goal for the year. It looks like I'll blow right past $5,000.