Case Study #8: Making money with paid surveys - Chelsea

This time we spoke to Chelsea - a stay at home mum from Swansea who has been taking paid surveys for quite some time now and is ready to share her experience with some of the UK based survey companies.

If you want to read any of our previous Case Studies please follow these links: 1. Valerie, 2. Mark, 3. Sara, 4. Katie, 5. Emma, 6. Carol, 7. Adam.


Chelsea, for how long have you been taking paid surveys?

• I have been taking part in paid surveys for about 4 months.

Do you have any other jobs?

• No I'm a stay at home mum.

How many different survey companies have you tried?

• I have tried a few sites .

Which survey companies do you like the most?

• Vivatic is one of my favourites there are always surveys available and my experience with them has been brilliant.

Why do you like this or these specific survey companies the most - in what way this company is better than others?

• They always have surveys available and there are also tasks and writing jobs you can do for money and in my experience with Vivatic has been brilliant. Also it doesn't take long to meet the minimum payout.

Do you do surveys every day?

• I try to do surveys most days.

How much time does it take to fill in surveys in order to earn something?

• It varies from 5 minutes to maximum of 20 minutes.

On average - how many surveys you take during one week?

• I take around 10 surveys a week.

What do you usually earn – gift vouchers or cash?

• I prefer cash paid in to Paypal which I know is a safe and secure site.

How do you choose to spend your earnings – cash or gift vouchers?

• I spend my cash on treats for myself.

What is the value of your average earnings per month?

• I earn £ 25 a month doing paid surveys, it is not much but for doing next to nothing every little helps.

What's the most you've ever earned from a single survey?

• £ 1

Do you think it would be possible to earn more money with paid surveys and how?

• Yes, I could spend a lot more time to earn more money but to be honest I don't have that much free time.

Have you had a bad experience with any of the companies?

• No.

What is your top tip for taking surveys?

• Enjoy them!

Have you tried any other home-based jobs?

• No.