Thursday, April 24, 2008

HCD Surveys

HCD Consumer Research panel is an online survey panel I want to tell you about. It is only open to individuals at least 18 years of age or older. Membership at this time is limited to residents of the United States. Only one person per household is eligible to sign up and take surveys.

So far I've only received political surveys from them, although they say that they also issue surveys with topics such as, entertainment, health care, political, food and beverage, and financial. Some of surveys seem to have a video theme, e.g. watch video, answer questions.

So it’s pretty simple. The surveys are usually fifteen minutes or less and they pay in points that you exchange for cash. Surveys are normally 100 to 200 points per survey but considering those 100 points = $1.00, it can add up quick. Once you have accumulated a minimum of 1000 points you can cash your points in for $10.00 or you can just let it accumulate and have a bigger pay out later. Points are only good for US Dollars.

When you are ready to cash out you just go to your account and request payment and they mail you a check within 2 - 4 weeks. Make sure you fill out your address properly when filling out your profile to make sure your checks arrive.

They also encourage and welcome you to leave video and text comments about the issue on the website. If you upload a video comment to their site, you will earn 200 additional points ($2)! The video must first be approved before it is posted and points are awarded.

You can sign up for HCD Surveys here:

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