Getting Paid To Watch TV By The Nielsen Company
Sometime in October I got a phone call from the Nielsen company.
If that name sounds familiar to you, there is a reason.
This is the company that measures TV viewership in tons of homes across the United States.
And when you see the viewership ratings for a show, then you can probably bet that the data came from Nielsen.
Now, when I saw their name on the caller ID, I got very excited.
You see, I’ve always wanted to be a Nielsen family because it seems like all of my fave shows get cancelled early on.
On the call, I was asked about my household’s TV viewing and the number of TVs in the house.
It was a brief phone call that ended with the representative asking if I would like to record my household’s viewing habits for a single week for them.
Of course, I agreed and the rep then advised me that a package containing a viewing diary (for each TV) and $30 in cash for my time would be arriving in the next few weeks.
A few weeks later, I got a bright orange envelope with the viewing diaries and six crisp $5 bills.
Using the diaries was an easy process.
All you have to do is write down what you are watching at the time that you are watching it.
And if it is something from your DVR, then you have to also note when it originally aired.
Once the week is up, I just had to seal the diaries and send them back in.
And that was it.
So, all I had to do was watch TV as normal and record that I watched something. Not bad for a cool $30, huh?
If you see Nielsen pop up on your caller ID, then I highly suggest that you answer.
It just might make you $30 richer too!
February 2019 Update: Today I received a Nielsen TV survey in the mail addressed to the household at my address (so not specifically to me/my family, just to whoever is living at this address – and it’s not the same address I was at previously) and inside was a survey and two crisp $1 bills.
The enclosed letter told me that if I fill out the survey by the deadline (two weeks) then I will receive five more dollars via the mail. So, now it appears that the rate for these surveys is $7 total.
Note: I do not work for Nielsen and cannot help you get paid by them. I was randomly selected for a one-time payment.
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