Online surveys can be an easy way to earn a little “fun money”. I have done surveys for Pinecone Research for nearly ten years and I believe they are one of the best online survey companies. They do not accept applications for new participants very often, but they are currently accepting applications at http://www.pineconeresearch.com/signup/ds710.aspx*. There is a limit of one registration per household.
Once you have been accepted, they occasionally send short household questionnaires to determine if you qualify to complete a survey. There is no compensation for completing these questionnaires, but your name is entered into a sweepstakes for a cash prize. When you qualify to complete a survey, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the survey and the survey deadline. Surveys generally take 20 minutes or so to complete and the compensation is usually $3.00. Occasionally, you may also be asked to try a product sample and give your opinion of it, which can be very interesting. The best part is that in addition to providing the product, they also provide compensation for completing the follow-up surveys.
If you have any questions, you may contact Pinecone Research directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note: This is not a paid referral program. I have had nothing but good experiences with Pinecone Research and want to share that with anyone who may be looking for a great, reliable survey company to work with.