GhostyZA wrote: Good day everyone at Ysense.
I can't help but feel annoyed that 99-100% of the surveys I try participate in is not a match for me. I understand companies target a specific market but after all this time at giving survey sites a go, it feels like I won't get anywhere with surveys unless I work in some corporation that has 100k+ employees.
Of all Survey sites I attempted, I must admit you probably won't find anything better than Ysense but even on a website like this so well organized with so many new daily surveys, in the last 3 days I was only accepted to complete 1 survey which was listed under tasks.
Why am I doing surveys? I am unemployed, the only pay service I have access to is Payoneer as they accept banks internationally unlike Pay-pal that requires you to have a credit card if you not an American. The only real experience I have is photography and working IT for 5 years, still being able to complete a survey feels like winning the lotto that is how rare it is. It feels these companies offering surveys only seek out full time workers who work in a huge corporation so I have no idea why almost everyone on the web suggests to take surveys to earn some extra income when it is almost near impossible to actually complete a survey.
I am not blaming any survey hosting website, I just think it's ridiculous that these companies target people who are most likely earning a very good income already and these people will only most likely do surveys if for some reason they will not be able to work for a few months, for example, pregnant moms.
For the rest of us who are desperate to try and earn something online to be able to buy groceries or maybe want to save to start paying for some affiliate marketing program, surveys is not the way to go unless you willing to wait 3 months for 10 dollars, if you lucky.
In all honesty, those who suggest to students to take surveys, please don't, because if it's hard for me to earn something from surveys, I can't imagine how students are struggling. Maybe I am wrong about all this and maybe the only reason why I am not lucky with surveys is because my locale is South Africa.
Despite this, I won't be leaving Ysense anytime soon, I will just keep trying and hopefully be lucky enough to make at least 10 dollars a month.
*Sighs* Excuse me for venting but the town where I am from, it's difficult to get a real job, the other website that pays for projects that I am part of isn't providing enough consistent work which is why I tried turning to surveys on the side but even that feels like I still reached a dead end and the only way for me to get to the other side is to dig and dig and dig, slooowly but eventually I will dig myself out of this hole.
From all my research I've done over the years, if I would recommend anyone to do surveys, I would tell them there is nothing better out there then Ysense but in the same breath I will let them know not to get their hopes up at completing many surveys, not if they from South Africa anyways.
Thanks for reading guys, I hope venting is tolerated here
You need to be clever to qualify for a survey. You say you have 5 years of experience in photography and IT. You Must be doing something like doing freelance photography or freelance it consultancy, If you are not you should join a freelancing site, then instead of saying you are unemployed in the survey you could say you are doing part time work or doing freelancing and actively looking for job. if you have a studio or planning to open a studio you could say you want to start a business in future or you are business owner if you have a studio right now. Always remember you are the boss of your own house, i mean who isn't! Everyone buys groceries, foods, electronics, floor cleaner, toilet papers etc for their houses.
I hope there is enough pointers for you in my reply. Best of luck.