So you have participated in 10 surveys and have only completed 3 out of them? It can be super frustrating, but it is normal and to be expected. We will explain a bit about why this is the case.
Market research is a big deal, and there are thousands of surveys available to millions of people worldwide. However, the market researchers for a specific survey are only looking for a specific group of people to answer the few questions in that particular survey. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack! And you might be just the needle they’re looking for ;-).
So the first thing they do is give you pre-qualification questions about your living situation, income, country of residence, etc., to ensure that you fit into the group of people they’re interested in. And this is the first part where you could get disqualified.
If you made it into an actual survey, there will still be a few leading questions for the market researchers to make sure that you can relate to the subject matter, for example, buying the product they’re interested in. If not, out you go, as otherwise, your answers would not help them find the answers they’re looking for.
And then there’s the third case scenario: Surveys only have a certain number of people that are supposed to answer them. For each survey participant, a market researcher has to pay - so they will only want the response count that’s necessary for them to get all the answers they need. As there are many different platforms like us that are offering surveys to their users, it could be that when you started the survey, there were still a few participants needed, but by the time you were about to finish it, the survey was closed because they’ve got the desired number of participants.
All these scenarios are common and normal but pretty annoying. And that’s why you’re getting a consolation prize for it - your disqualification reward. Depending on the partner, that can be bigger or lower. The best ones are the ones that give you an amount depending on the time you spent on that survey, so you can make a mental note when that happens and do more surveys with the partner that rewards you the most for disqualified surveys, as this will happen often.