Making Money with Paid Surveys Case Study #2 - Mark

After receiving positive feedback on our first Case Study on making money with paid surveys with Valerie, SurveyCompare continues to publish our Case Studies for those who are trying to find out how much people actually earn with paid surveys, how much time it takes to get paid, how many surveys one has to take in order to get the rewards and many more.

In our second Case Study we interviewed Mark from Lowestoft, Mark has been taking paid surveys for years:

Mark, 50, Lowestoft

How long have you been taking paid surveys?

5 years

Do you have any other jobs?


How many different survey companies have you tried?


Which survey companies do you like the most?

Vivatic, Valued Opinions, SurveyCompare

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

The surveys are more regular and better paid.

Do you do surveys every day?

Most Days

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

Between 5 minutes and 40 minutes.

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


What do you usually earn – gift vouchers or cash?

Both gift vouchers and cash.

Mark's table
Mark's work space

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


What is the value of your average earnings per month?

£10 - £15

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?

Possibly, if you had nothing else to do all day.

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


What is your top tip for taking surveys?

Be truthful and make sure you read the questions properly.

Have you tried any other home-based jobs?


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

Whether my age was 1 year old!

Read the rest of our Case Studies with: Sara, Katie, Emma, Carol, Adam.