Earn $50 for Travel Survey
I did it and it was easy
I signed up online (it took 5 minutes) and they assigned me a travel date for three days after I signed up. You will receive an email with your travel date, a link to their Daily Travel app and a PIN that you need to register. There is also an option to fill out the survey on paper.
On my assigned travel day I had to go to seven places via bus and walking. You follow the instructions in the app. You must have Location Services turned on.
You click on a button in the app when you start traveling, when you reach your destination and when you depart. It came up with locations that weren’t always correct so you may have to manually enter information. Everything I did was in the Loop or River North. I’m not sure what will come up in more remote locations.
You are recording your locations, time spent at locations and travel time
Basically they are recording your travel time and your the time spent at your destination. You also have to record how you traveled (drive, bus, train, walk etc.) and the cost of travel – which in my case was bus fare or $0 for walking.
The app was a little clunky
The app explains how it works. You have to remember to record every time you do something. In a couple cases my travel time or time at a destination wasn’t correct. You can manually correct it. And if all your doing is driving to and from the office then it should be really easy. I would say I spent about 30 minutes total logging everything in and fixing it.
Finalizing the survey
When I went through the app to finalize the survey the day after my travel day I could not get it to work. I called the number provided in the initial email, on a Saturday morning, and they answered right away. I answered some of questions and they finalized it for me over the phone. This took about 15 minutes.
$50 for 50 minutes of my time
Summary: I spent 5 minutes signing up, 30 minutes recording and fixing my travel and then 15 minutes finalizing my survey over the phone. I received my payment within 2 weeks. Cha-ching! A super easy way to make $50 and help with transportation planning.