Are you a homemaker, a retiree, a student, or just someone who is able to operate a computer/laptop and go online, and needs some extra money? What do you think of some flexible, hassle-free activities that you can complete while listening to your favourite music and be rewarded? Even better, it requires absolutely no training, experience, or investment.
We are talking about participation in online surveys. In the “old” days, companies employed social survey interviewers who received training to hold questionnaire sheets and pens, and stand amid a crowd of shoppers to solicit consumer opinions. As an online survey panellist, you will be the one providing these consumer opinions, but all in the comfort of your own home, at your leisure, and without having to speak to an interviewer. Best of all, you will be rewarded for your time and effort.
Anyone can participate, given that online paid surveys merely require access to a computer with an internet connection. Given this convenience, it is a wise choice for young people or part-time workers, as the very nature of online surveys makes it accessible for those from all walks of life and who have the time and connectivity to get involved.
If you are the kind of person who likes to have your voice heard, then taking part in online research allows you to speak your mind on consumer products and services. Your opinions will have a direct influence on the development of products and offer you the satisfaction of knowing that you had a hand in the development of the next big thing.
Online paid surveys work very well with people who are looking at earning some extra cash from the comfort of their own homes or whenever they have some spare time in the office. Online paid surveys also suit ideally to people who get bored easily and need constant variety in their routine. Many people complete their online surveys while in between chores. The process is simple, and each survey usually takes 5 minutes to complete.
In short, regular, modest money is guaranteed when participating in online surveys. Whether you are an opinionated person, one with an eye for detail, or someone who wants to put their skills and passion to practical use, online market research is an avenue for your opinions.
Everybody watches TV. Or do they? Recent research* conducted among adult Australians confirmed that 98 percent of the Australian population regularly watches TV at home which makes the habit of TV viewing truly a universal one. In fact, a recent poll by the LiveTribe market research panel revealed just how much Aussies like their television. Turns out we literally surround ourselves with as many TV screens as we can possibly fit in our home and go after as many TV channels as we can afford: 43 percent of LiveTribe members said they have three or more TV sets at home, plus the third of them said they either have or are considering a Pay TV subscription.
While TV watching is one of the things that truly unites us, the way we watch television varies depending mostly on the age group we fall into. With the spread of broadband and mobile devices our TV viewing habits are changing too, from smartphone TV streaming to Internet TV. Here is how it breaks down:
Survey: 71 percent of Australians have already switched to digital TV
Conventional television remains the main TV viewing platform with the reach of digital terrestrial television (DTT) having grown to 74 percent of Aussie homes. By the way, if you still have not switched to DTT, it is about time as the analogue switch-off set to 2013 is approaching.
Survey: More Aussie homes record their favourite shows and sport
Being able to record TV programmes is a great feature, especially for sports, and playback recording has grown to be in use by almost 50 percent of Australian homes. Also, 78 percent of Aussie homes are now connected to the Internet meaning more TV is now viewed online. Major TV networks in Australia are now running on demand websites where viewers can catch up with their favourite TV shows and have discussions with other viewers. You can also discuss your favourite TV shows and sports on the LiveTribe Forum run by thousands of our members.
Survey: Bringing a tablet to every home
More TV today is being viewed on the go via tablets and smartphones. 15 percent of Aussie families are using tablets and younger demographics are also using their smartphones to watch TV.
Those are some interesting statistics showing some ongoing trends in the development of television and the way we access information and entertainment. How do you watch television and which devices do you use? Tell us in your comments.
*Australia Multi-Screen Report Q1 2012 http://au.nielsen.com/site/documents/MultiScreenReportQ12012_FINAL.pdf
Online market research is a concept that is popular all around the world and many people are enjoying their time on this perfect stay at home job. As a member of online survey panel, you get to share your views about consumer products, service sectors, automobiles, gadgets, commercial advertisements, forthcoming major sponsorship events, and so on. Paid market research can encompass practically all topics, from personal health to political issues that we come across in all aspects of life.
In paid surveys, your opinions can directly influence the development of products and services from several companies. Most people find that it gives them the utmost satisfaction to know that they can make a difference and help shape the future.
Usually, legitimate survey panels such as LiveTribe offer free registration to all the potential panellists. Respondents to such online paid surveys can choose the category in which they would like to offer their opinion or feedback. Nobody expects you to sit for hours together at the desk, staring at your computer monitor. You can opt out of a survey at any point too.
Trusted panels such as LiveTribe are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its members. This means that your personal information will not be shared with third party companies and you will not receive spam or other unsolicited promotional items as a result of joining paid market research.
To carry out this “job,” you have to complete profile surveys that involve answering basic questions. It is important to keep your profile up-to-date in order to qualify for surveys. Survey invitations are sent via email if you meet the criteria. It is up to you to participate in the surveys and they can be answered at your leisure, whether it’s first thing in the morning when all is still quiet, or last thing at night when everyone has gone to bed.
The best part is when you are rewarded for completing those surveys. Generally, you receive reward points, the number of which depends on the survey length. Once you have earned enough points specified on the survey panel site, you can redeem your rewards. This process is again simple and straight forward and you can make your redemption in either plastic cash or kind.
Recent consumer research stats show that socially responsible consumerism is on the rise globally with Asia-Pacific leading the way. According to one global online survey* a typical average socially-conscious consumer today is an individual under the age of 40, focused on choosing green products and services as well as willing to pay more for products or brands that promote social and/or environmental good.
Globally, two thirds, 66 percent, of consumers say they give preference to products and services from companies that are willing to give back to society. Fewer consumers, 44 percent, are prepared to pay more for such products, the report says. It highlights differences in social consciousness of consumers depending on the age and region. Generally, younger consumers give more preference to brands they know give back to society and support good causes while consumers from Asia Pacific surpass consumers from North America and Europe in their willingness to support socially responsible brands. 70 percent of consumers in Asia Pacific indicated their willingness to buy social responsible brands over brands that do not support such causes, compared to 64 percent in North America and 55 percent in Europe. Also, consumers in Asia Pacific are more generous than in any other part of the world when it comes to the willingness to pay more for a socially responsible product or service, according to the report.
With no separate figures released on the state of consumers in Australia and New Zealand, LiveTribe released an online poll asking our members whether they will be willing to buy from a brand that is socially responsible even if it meant paying more. Only 27 percent of the LiveTribe panel were willing to do so, while 41 percent said they definitely not. In the study the lowest concentration of socially-conscious consumers was found in the Netherlands and the highest in the Phillipines.
*The Global Socially-Conscious Consumer online survey among 28,000 consumers by Nielsen, March 2012 available at http://au.nielsen.com/site/documents/NielsenGlobalSocialResponsibilityReportMarch2012.pdf
Participating in online market research is very much the trend these days. Many opinionated individuals looking to have fun and have their say online stand to be a part of this trend by joining LiveTribe, a survey company that recruits members to take part in business surveys, opinion polls and instant win surveys.
Being a member of LiveTribe opens the door to a wealth of online rewards, amongst which are points you are guaranteed to receive each time you complete a survey. The more surveys you take part in, the more points you can collect.
A minimum accumulation of 11,000 points will entitle you to the redemption of a gift voucher worth $10. You can also choose to accumulate up to 110,000 points, which can then be converted to a voucher that is worth $100. Enjoy shopping with your voucher at popular affiliated retailers which include Amazon, Flight Centre, iTunes and Bigpond Music. LiveTribe points are easily accumulated and never expire.
These points are also generously awarded to you whenever you refer a friend or relative to sign up as a member of LiveTribe, when you complete a members profile or suggest an opinion poll. Simply completing registration as a new member of LiveTribe will bring you instant 500 points. If a member suggests a poll and it gets approved, the member will instantly receive 1,000 reward points.
Besides the material rewards, you can also do your bit for charity with LiveTribe. Your online rewards can be channelled to various organisations to contribute to a good cause. For example, if you are devoted to environmental preservation efforts, being a member of LiveTribe is also a great way to increase your green commitment. LiveTribe has partnered with Rainforest Rescue in a joint green effort so with every completed survey you will have the opportunity to save the 20 m2 of rainforest.
With LiveTribe, you can earn rewards online, and contribute to product or service improvements and charity at the same time.
If you considered taking part in market research and would like to earn great rewards for your opinion, LiveTribe is the ideal place to do just that. Not only does LiveTribe offer a great range of free online surveys for which its members get rewarded, there are also quick surveys or fun polls to participate in. Polls are updated every day and are an entertaining way for you to see the opinion of our vast community on a particular subject. With up to 10 different topics being discussed every day, LiveTribe polls offer answers and opinions to many current topics and issues.
The great thing about LiveTribe’s online polls is that they will earn you additional rewards. LiveTribe members are invited to suggest polls for the website: if your suggested poll is published you are instantly rewarded with 1,000 reward points! Simply by suggesting a question that the community will find interesting you get to accumulate more points which can later be redeemed of any of the current rewards or alternatively donated to a good cause through one of the charities LiveTribe supports!
All you need to do to be able to regularly participate in polls on LiveTribe is to become a member. You can then suggest and answer fun polls, a simple and fun way to earn rewards for sharing your opinion online!
LiveTribe continually rewards its members for participating in various market research activities. We are also proud to see that for many of our members the biggest reward of all is the opportunity to donate money to charities by simply taking free online surveys.
This year alone Rainforest Rescue received $2,800 on behalf of the LiveTribe community who has been continuously supporting the organisation. That’s right, members can simply choose to have LiveTribe give $1 to a nominated charity as a reward for participating in an online survey. With accumulated efforts from all LiveTribers, the Rainforest Rescue was able to receive a substantial amount to assist them in carrying out their mission of saving rainforests around the world.
LiveTribe endeavours to reach out and help a great range of charities. LiveTribe members can also choose to donate their reward for taking surveys to CanTeen. CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer – is a national support organisation for 12 – 24 year olds who are living with cancer, and is the only organisation of its kind in Australia. Just by giving their opinion in free online surveys, Livetribe members can provide help and support to young people who need it the most! During our recent campaign for one of CanTeen’s initiatives, Terrific Picnic, through our panellists LiveTribe helped collect over $2,500 in donations for CanTeen.
LiveTribe offers an exciting array of rewards and for participation in online surveys, and believes that being able to contribute towards the benefit of world changing charity organisations feels like the most rewarding prize of all!
Not only is LiveTribe.com a home to one of the best-paid online surveys and informative and interactive polls, it is also a place to check out if you look for great online competitions with impressive prize pools and guaranteed wins. Smaller competitions with individual prizes ranging from $50 to $500 are held every month throughout the year while major draws with prizes ranging from $3,000 to $25,000 are held up to four times a year. Usually smaller competitions require some creative effort from members and a bit of luck to win. Since the total prize pool is shared between several winners, chances of each participant to win are higher. Winning in a major draw is not only about being lucky. Members can boost their chances of winning the major prize by doing more surveys – that way getting more entries into the major draw – plus also by exchanging their points for extra entries.
In August last year LiveTribe.com held its biggest Giveaway up to date. The total of AU$29,500 was split between 10 winners with the top prize being a whopping AU$25,000. Members had up to 8 months prior to the draw to accumulate as many entries as possible to increase their chances of winning the major prize. Getting entries into the draw is an easy and straightforward process – LiveTribe members are being automatically rewarded with entries for every completed activity (i.e. surveys), plus members can always trade their points for more extra entries.
The $25,000 Giveaway in August has been followed by the $5,000 cash giveaways conducted every three months.
LiveTribe’s next big draw – the $5,000 Voucher Draw – is just a month away. The rules of the draw have not changed – LiveTribe members are still receiving automatic entries thus getting more chances to snatch the big prize at the end. Join LiveTribe.com now and start accumulating entries today. It is easy and it gives you a real chance to be our next big winner!
Market research surveys, the main specialty of www.LiveTribe.com, have the purpose of looking into current consumer behaviour as a response to different products and services on the market. People’s individual responses and reactions gathered through polls and online surveys are subjected to careful quality control and, apart from providing valuable data to companies that conduct such research, also help see bigger socio-economic trends. Also, by comparing data from different studies in different parts of the world, certain predictions can be made about the future of a particular industry.
Recently Google conducted research that revealed that Australian consumers lead the way in the smartphone technology ‘revolution’. The research showed that 37 percent of the Australian population regularly use smartphones and smartphone applications. One of the conclusions that was made based on such statistics, is that Australian businesses need to adapt by generating more smartphone applications and services to follow the popular trend. At the same time, the research sparked a rumour that home PCs are a thing of the past and that the PC industry is nearing its death.
Such rumours, however, prove to be exaggerated if we look at another market study results. The study was held in the U.S. and clearly indicated, after a wider demographic of consumers was surveyed, that PCs are not going anywhere and are, in fact, here to stay. The research revealed that 82 percent of U.S. households own at least one PC. And while the younger demographic – particularly people in their teens – are among main buyers of smartphones and main consumers of smartphone applications, at home they still prefer PCs (or laptops) to smartphones and even tablets.*
Such information is valuable to businesses and producers as it allows them to respond to consumer behaviour and adapt accordingly. Comparative market research studies are of particular importance if one wants to be able to see a bigger picture and make short-term predictions about the future of any given industry.
LiveTribe.com is launching a series of poll to find out more about what type of computers the Australian consumers lean towards these days. Results will be published in one of the upcoming articles.
*Research results published on mashable.com, http://mashable.com/2011/09/14/pc-consumer-trends/
For businesses, online surveys can provide the opportunity for researches to measure factual information on market satisfaction about products and services as well as the ability to test a specific market. For participants, online surveys are a great way to provide valued opinions online while receiving online rewards and prizes for participating in discussions and surveys. At LiveTribe, we have always articulated that participating in online surveys is a great opportunity to interact with like-minded people that appreciate the fact their opinions matter.
As a LiveTribe member, you can be assured that all projects undertaken by LiveTribe are handled responsibly. Your participation is always valued, rewarded and completely voluntary. Our members always have a choice to decline invitations they receive at any moment. As a member of Australian Market and Social Research Organisation (AMSRO), LiveTribe.com strictly adheres to paid market research industry guidelines established and monitored by the Australian Social & Market Research Society of Australia (AMSRS) and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR). We also have ISO2700 in Information Security Management and adhere to the Privacy Act.
LiveTribe is a socially and environmentally responsible organisation: we are a proud supporter and donor to many Australian and international charity organisations and groups such as Earth Hour (for sustainability and a better environment), Dry July (supporting adults living with cancer), CanTeen (supporting kids living with cancer), Clean Up Australia (promoting recycling and educating on climate change issues), Rainforest Rescue (saving rainforests) and others.
Being a LiveTribe member, you will regularly participate in paid surveys that open up your chances to win in regular draws and competitions, like the $5,000 Cash Draw that will be held at the end of March, or donate to charity and lots more. As you participate in our paid surveys, you will discover why LiveTribe is trusted by many organisations and thousands of people.