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Teen Surveys -
A Safe, Rewarding Online Activity for Teens
In a world of Dateline predators and
inappropriate content on MySpace, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that
there are good internet sites for teens. There are many sites dedicated to
higher learning and fun teen activities for the millions of teenagers that
access the internet each day. An often overlooked online activity that can
be both fun and rewarding for teenagers is online teen surveys.
Each year corporations spend billions of dollars on advertising. They hire
market research companies to test there advertisements and do research on the
best ways to market to certain demographics. One of these key demographics is
teenagers 13 to 17 years of age. Several of these companies offer cash and
prizes in exchange for teen opinions on new products, movies, and teen trends
in general. Online teen surveys are a great way for teens to express their
ideas, influence the new products and services that enter the teen market,
and earn cash and prizes.
Sounds good, but how does it all work? The market research companies usually
host an online panel that they invite you to join. After you join, they then
gather information about you, specifically age, hobbies, interest, etc. so
that they can match you up with the surveys that are best suited for you.
After you become a member, you will begin to receive survey invitations via
Upon completion of the survey you will receive any incentives that
were promised in the email. While volunteering this type of information
online does not seem like a good idea, especially for teens, it is actually
a safe, confidential environment for teens to express their opinions. This
is of course if you stick to the legitimate market research companies, and
not the thousands of scam sites on the internet.
Taking online surveys is a completely free process, and if a site requests
money then that is usually the first sign that it is a scam and should be
avoided. True market research firms are prohibited from charging fees. Also,
if a site asks questions too personal in nature and seems suspicious (no
company street address, contact information, etc) it should be avoided. Some
quality paid survey sites that offer teen membership are WhaddYaKnow (A
division of GreenField Online), E-Poll, NFO MY Survey, Your2Cents, and
American Consumer Opinion to name a few.
Teen Surveys can be a good after school activity, and serve as a
mini-part-time-online-job for teens that will allow them to earn a little
cash, gift certificates, and prizes. Parents, it is important for you to
monitor your teen’s online activities, and make sure that they only join
quality paid survey sites like the one’s mentioned in this article.
About the Author:
Joe Melki is the owner of Online Paid Surveys, a web site that offers free, paid survey
site listings, searchable by regions of UK, United States, Canada, Australia,
Asia-Pacific, and International. Listings have detailed descriptions, incentives
offered, reviews, and ratings.
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