What is the optimum ratio of Time versus Money for Surveys completed?

By Christina . Created on Oct 20, 2019
Our time and opinions as consumers are very valuable! If a survey is too long with many overlapping questions, the participant may start to get bored, and thereby unreliable. So what is the optimum ratio of time versus money? For example 10 minutes = 10 cents OR Depends on how enjoyable the survey experience is.
Lifestyle 531 votes | 13 Comments
At least 1 cent per question

At least 1 cent per question

Depends on how enjoyable/entertaining the survey is.

Depends on how enjoyable/entertaining the survey is.

Great question...it has to worth the effort but not so long that your attention wonders. 10 mins top

Great question...it has to worth the effort but not so long that your attention wonders. 10 mins top

By Jeff
on Oct 21, 2019
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Joel said 3 days ago
Retired
Milan said 4 weeks ago
How about a buck for every 10 minutes? Most of us don't live in the third world and don't live by third world standards!
Hugh said 4 weeks ago
Retired
Great question...it has to worth the effort but not so long that your attention wonders. 10 mins top
EvaCanada said 4 weeks ago
There could be more options in this poll. Some survey hosts let the survey payers use you for 15 or 20 minutes answering questions before they say "Sorry, you didn't qualify for this one." They already got the answers they want, you've already done the survey, and they cheat you out of your $0.20 per hour. I've never encountered this with Ipsos i-say, but another site.
Christina said 4 weeks ago
I agree. Or they say ‘sorry, survey already filled up’ then why advertise it? A crucial question should be at the outset not 10 questions in.
Depends on how enjoyable/entertaining the survey is.
Ana said on Oct 21, 2019
Depend
Depends on how enjoyable/entertaining the survey is.
Pam said on Oct 21, 2019
I participate because I want to share my opinion and like getting rewarded for doing so. I get annoyed when I've answered 20 questions and then get the message I do not qualify and will only receive 5 points for my time.
Depends on how enjoyable/entertaining the survey is.
Toad said on Oct 21, 2019
That annoys many of us.
MarieN said on Oct 21, 2019
@Toad, it certainly DOES annoy many of us, it annoys me so much, that I just cashed in for $50 in e-gift cards a couple of days ago. Olive Garden/Long Horn/Cheddar's, HURRAY!!
Depends on how enjoyable/entertaining the survey is.
Damien said on Oct 21, 2019
There will be no getting rich by doing these. None. I enjoy sharing my opinion and learning about what companies are interested in. Get much beyond that and you will find disappointment.

You can easily "demand" more for your time to fight "income inequality", by getting a "job", adjustedfare.
MarieN said on Oct 21, 2019
Well stated, Golf Clap!! ;-)=)
Depends on how enjoyable/entertaining the survey is.
adjustedfate said on Oct 21, 2019
Ya can’t be serious 10/10 cents. No wonder income inequality has been able to get so far out of hand Folks your time and opinion is worth way more more and you should be demanding it. Like the old saying “you give an inch they’ll take a mile”.