Archive for the ‘surveys’ tag
Are you counting down the days until your next holiday? Technically, you could ask that question on any day of the year. No matter how much you love your job, you probably love having a day off even more. After all, aren’t we all working for the day when we don’t have to work anymore? Clearly, it is important to make as much money as possible to help with your eventual retirement. Here’s the truth about iPoll: You’re not going to be able to retire on the money you make with our online surveys. Sorry. However (and it’s a big “however”), you can certainly make enough to supplement some weekly spending or gift buying. Every bit of extra cash helps, right? That’s why you need to approach iPoll Mobile Missions like a side job and this is one job for which you don’t want to take time off.
Full disclosure, I once worked as a spy. My mission: visit banks and evaluate how well the tellers were doing their job. I went about this task by submitting deposits slips that were filled out improperly. If the teller spotted the mistake, they were on the ball. If not, well, I can only imagine that my feedback probably led to some sort of employee re-training or disciplinary action.
Okay, so maybe this wasn’t 007 level spy work – and yes, I did hum the James Bond theme every time I went into a bank for a mission. But what I was doing was essential market research for that establishment. Like all forms of market research, my spy missions were aimed at improving the services and finding out what customers really desired in their banking experience.
“Your profile is now up-to-date! Our Personalized Profiling System will have a survey for you as soon as possible.” That is the message that just popped up after I completed a fresh round of profile questions. I was asked about my current car, how many babies I have in the house and if I plan to buy a jet ski (Hyundai, 1 and no… for the record). The minute I hit send, I could practically hear the algorithms working to find me a new Mobile Mission. That can only mean one thing: Cha-ching! There will be more cash coming my way. I just need to keep calm and keep checking the iPoll app. Oh, and listen for those pings!
“We like the way you think.” This statement is the first thing visitors to the iPoll homepage will notice, and it pretty much sums up the iPoll experience. Your opinions matter, and they also can earn you rewards. Luckily, iPoll makes sharing your thoughts on new products easy. You don’t have to write an essay. Instead, simply follow the prompts to rate a business, product, movie, or anything else for which your opinions are considered gold. To make your thoughts count for the most, however, requires you to become proactive. This means activating all the Mobile Missions as they pop up and completing them before they expire. Otherwise, as they say, “you snooze, you lose.”
The Ping Is the Thing
As nice as it might be, iPoll is not going to come knocking at your door to ask your opinion. The closest you may get to a door knock is a cell phone ping, and that’s still a pretty good reminder. You might have already experienced a bunch of “pings” in your iPoll journeys. Here’s a hint: iPoll loves when you get near banks, grocery stores, convenience stores, and gas stations. Sometimes you might drive by too quickly for iPoll to get a lock on your location and send out a ping. So keep in mind this little adage: “slow down and let the pings happen.”
Time to get real. When we buy Halloween candy, we pick out the treats we really like. The secret hope is that no one shows up at your door on October 31st. Then you can proudly proclaim, “Well, I can’t let this candy go to waste.” Yes, I’ve been guilty of mini Reese’s Cups overload in the first week of November. Will I succumb to the temptation again this year? Nope. Who am I kidding? Yes, probably. I’ve already got two bags of the chocolate gold chilling in the fridge. I actually picked up my treats over the weekend and was treated to more iPoll Mobile Missions then I’ve ever had on a single day. iPoll was on fire!
Summer was so last week. Literally. It ended last week. This week, we welcome fall to our calendars, which means we have the opportunity to see the annual foliage color show. Although summer is the traditional vacation time, from a visual perspective you can’t beat fall. We’ll spend the week exploring those hot zones for changing leaves. While you consider the possible road trips and fresh baked pumpkin pies (can’t happen soon enough), you should also be stepping up your iPoll Mobile Mission game because iPoll is definitely stepping up theirs.
At any given time, something is trending. The number crunching wonks that work for various Interwebs marketing companies would like nothing better than to have their employer top the trending list. Of course, there is no way to guarantee that every trending topic is a positive one. For the most part, trending topics are like an instant snapshot of the zeitgeist of that moment. How’s that for fancy talk? As of this writing Miss America, Seahawks, RG3, Brandon Marshall and the Green Bay Packers are what’s trending on Google. Yes, you get a lot of football stuff on Monday morning! Here at iPoll we’re all about what’s trending. We want to keep you engaged and get the conversations flowing. We also want you to participate fully in as many Mobile Missions as possible. This is how trends are born.
Groucho Marx once quipped, “I’d never join any club that would have me as a member.” Sadly, this meant he never joined any club, because who wouldn’t want to hang out and trade barbs with Groucho? Today there are many versions of clubs all around the world. These run the range from ancient orders to Dungeons & Dragons to book clubs and afterschool programs. Joining a club lets you pursue a hobby or simply increase your social interactions. However, there aren’t many clubs that let you earn money by joining. iPoll would be that rare exception. When you become part of the iPoll Mobile Mission Club, you have a chance to earn cool cash every time you step out of your door.
As we head into the finals for the World Cup Soccer, excitement has reached a fevered pitch. Even if your favorite team has been drummed out of the competition, you’ll pick a new favorite to cheer on until the final goal has sailed into the net. In a way, this is similar to participating in iPoll Mobile Missions. Too much of a stretch? Follow along my train of thought, if you will. Since starting with iPoll, I’ve had a favorite Mobile Mission: the hunt for cereal. As it happens, I had the chance to repeat that mission and score again, thus advancing my iPoll rewards account. Then the cereal mission dropped out. Was I sad? For a little while, until a new Mobile Mission came along to provide me with even more money in the bank. World Cup Soccer… iPoll Mobile Missions: same theme, different arenas.
The Quick Movie Survey
I live in an industry town. Everywhere I go, I come across evidence of this industry. If I’m not driving by the actual movie studios, I occasionally spot a movie or television show being filmed on location. Just this past weekend, I spotted a mini-crew down the block. They were filming a guy and girl walking down the street engaged in a heated discussion. Obviously, this was for one of the thousands of reality shows. Sadly, I didn’t recognize either one of the “actors.” However, last year NCIS: Los Angeles filmed just outside my house. It was pretty cool.
Parents have the responsibility to decide what they should share with their children. Obviously, you don’t need to sit down with your five-year-old to discuss your 401K investments. You also don’t need to talk about Congress’ low approval rating, or tension surrounding security at the upcoming Winter Olympics. What you can discuss with the young ones are things that matter to them: what is for dinner, what to watch on TV, and what the Tooth Fairy will be bringing in exchange for that missing cuspid. I would argue (although some may argue against me) that encouraging children to have and share opinions will go a long way towards getting them ready for socialization in the real world.