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Opinion Outpost, Livewire Checks Arrive

March 14th, 2008

After pulling out the old scanner and fiddling around with IrfanView, I finally got some suitable pictures of the last two paid survey checks saved, along with some other images for use with later posts. The first check was from Opinion Outpost, which lately has rivaled GlobalTestMarket for being the highest paying survey company currently in my repertoire. This time I saved up $50 worth of points before cashing out.



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Additionally, I have received $10 PayPal payments recently from Lightspeed and Creations Rewards, along with two more $5 payments from Pinecone Research.

Meanwhile, check payments are beginning to arrive from my relatively recent discovery of Livewire. This company works somewhat differently from most of the others that I have had experience with so far. They do not have any kind of system for members to log into accounts or accumulate points. Instead surveys are sent by email on a first-come-first-serve basis, and if you manage to complete a survey, the incentive amount is sent to you as a separate check. After initially receiving a $4 check from them that I have since deposited, this $10 payment arrived a few days ago and gave me a chance to scan the image.





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Livewire accepts a broad range of demographic profiles but is geographically limited to United States residents. Unfortunately, they do not seem to have any kind of referral or affiliate program. However, their “projects” as they call them are easy to complete, and I have not had any problems with them regarding crediting or payments. Yes, for curious searchers out there, this means that they are not a scam. Meanwhile, if you happen to live in the USA and want to sign up, you can do so at www.joinlivewire.com.


4 Responses to “Opinion Outpost, Livewire Checks Arrive”

  1. comment number 1 by: seowriter

    Hello. I would like to talk with you about the advertisement at your Blog. Could you please contact me via email.

    Waiting for your email.

    Thank you

  2. comment number 2 by: Karlonia

    @seowriter:

    I have sent you an email. Thank you for your inquiry.

  3. comment number 3 by: Fabien of Small Fish Big Money

    Hey Karl!

    Congratulations on all these payouts! It is great to hear about them. There was a time when I had started doing surveys, but then I got lazy, I had all these companies sending me emails about surveys and I deleted them all. I think I lost $100+ by doing that.

    Then I decided to take a web adventure, this is when Small Fish Big Money came to fruition! It has been great seeing you there and I hope I see you more soon.

    Thanks for the insightful comments you leave at the blog, I have been meaning the do the same for you, but time is always of the essence when I am balancing school, friend and blog.

    Kind Regards,
    Fabien

  4. comment number 4 by: Karlonia

    @Fabien:

    Yes, the paid survey gig can bring in significant income once you have some experience. It’s like having a lot of little revenue streams flowing into your email address without the need for capital outlay or business expenses of any kind, other than what it costs to maintain an Internet connection. Eventually I’m hoping to generate enough revenue from this site to make paid surveys obsolete (or at least an optional side benefit). At the moment, however, they are still my #1 source of income, much to my chagrin.

    I already have your site bookmarked in my Entrecard droppers folder, so I will be returning there every one or two days when I make my regular rounds. In most cases, if a site has any content that falls within my realm of interests, I will wind up commenting on something every fifth or sixth visit.

    Although I probably have more time to concentrate on blogging than most people, keeping up with lots of comments can be difficult because my attention is divided among dozens of other blogs that I have encountered through the Entrecard system and through search results. Nevertheless, the value of the backlinks and networking is vital to take this site to the next level and allow for some type of meaningful monetization.

    Fortunately, your site has some good content that falls within my current knowledge and interests, so I am able to make substantial comments there and benefit from any information that you may have available. My theory is that if you are able to discover some type of successful strategy that I have not, I will be able to incorporate the knowledge gained into my own efforts and increase my skills and expertise.

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