Making Money with Paid Surveys Case Study #1- Valerie

One of the most frequently asked questions from our Facebook followers and visitors is - How much has anyone actually earned from paid surveys? And this is why SurveyCompare decided to put together a case study for you and interview some of our survey takers.

SurveyCompare asked few questions to Valerie who lives in UK and has been taking paid surveys to get some extra money.


How long have you been taking paid surveys?

Around 2 years now

Do you have any other jobs?

No, I am retired

How many different survey companies have you tried?

Probably 5 or 6

Which survey companies do you like the most?

Valued opinions

Why do you like Valued Opinions the most - how this company is better than others?

Easy, uncomplicated surveys. I like the voucher system - they can be used in lots of places, M&S, Tesco, etc.

Do you do surveys every day?

Yes, most days

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

From a few minutes to 45 minutes

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

Probably I complete 8 or 9, sometimes I'm not suitable...probably my age!

What do you usually earn – gift vouchers or cash?

I usually take amazon vouchers, you guv enters you for prizes,

Solomon, he helps on the laptop

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

I usually save amazon vouchers for Christmas presents

What is the value of your average earnings per month?


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


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

Yes I could earn more. I joined 3 more yesterday! More for Christmas!

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

Only that brain juicer won’t open on my pc

What is your top tip for taking surveys?

Always be honest, even about your age

Have you tried any other home-based jobs?

Not for many years

What's the best question you've ever been asked in a paid survey?

If I could choose any car, what would it be? A Maserati of course!

Read the rest of our Case Studies: #2 Mark, #3 Sara, #4 Katie, #5 Emma, #6 Carol, #7 Adam.