How to Do Surveys Fast: 9 Tips for Completing Online Surveys Faster

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Do you want to do surveys fast? Are you looking for tips that will help you complete more surveys within a short period? This article will show you how.

Online paid surveys can be time-consuming in some cases. Over the past few years, the nature and designs of surveys have improved. They are more interactive. However, you can still get tired when you come across lots of questions that you need to answer the same way.

Although it is better to be efficient than it is to be ‘fast’ when it comes to completing online surveys, however, there are some steps you can take to increase the rate at which you complete online surveys legitimately.

In this article, we will look at nine things you can do to complete surveys faster and efficiently.

Let’s get started.

1. Update Your Profile and Complete Profile Questionnaires

It is important to have an updated profile and to also complete the first set of surveys about your profile. Most survey sites will send you some initial surveys for you to fill in immediately you sign up.

These survey questions will help the survey company to know more about you and to match you with the surveys that suit your interests, demographics, etc.

The more genuine the information you provide, the more survey opportunities you will have. The biggest benefit of updating your profile is that you will qualify for surveys quickly and you will have more time to complete surveys for rewards.

This is because the survey panel already has lots of information about you, so it will be easy for them to get rid of surveys that you do not qualify for without wasting your time.

Once you sign up on a survey panel, update your profile and ensure it is complete.

After completing your profile, complete the initial set of surveys.

SEE: How Paid Surveys Work: 12 Best Sites for Taking Paid Surveys

2. Set Your Computer to Remember You

You must have noticed that you need to answer lots of the same questions many times while completing surveys. Survey companies are not doing this to piss you off.

They want to ensure that you are being truthful with the details you are supplying; they want the highest level of accuracy with their surveys.

In some cases, you may have to answer multiple-choice questions, while others will ask you to fill out your information by typing them in.

One way to save time doing this is by setting your web browser to remember it all.

Most browsers can do this if you set them to do it. This will make it easier and faster when filling forms that ask repetitive questions.

3. Develop Your Reading Skills

As an online survey-taker, improving your reading skills will go a long way in helping you do surveys faster.

You will be able to bring out keywords from sentences when you have excellent reading skills. With this, you will not have to read a full paragraph or sentence before you know what you need to do.

Imagine just reading few words from a paragraph and still being able to understand what the paragraph contains. This will save you a lot of time.

The best way to increase your reading skills is to keep practicing. Go to the library, pick out some books and read.

The more you train your brain to read, the better and faster you will get.

4. Update Your Computer and Browser

Your computer and browser can slow you down when taking online surveys. 

Lots of surveys have images and videos that can slow you down if your computer is old or your browser is outdated. This makes you spend more time completing the survey.

It is important to update your browser and computer, not only for the health of your computer but to also keep it optimized.

Updated computer and browser will make your computer run smoothly. They will also protect your computer from malware.

5. Use a Faster Internet Connection

Another thing you need to do to complete surveys fast is to get a faster internet connection.

Opting for cheap internet will give you a slow connection. Slow internet speeds will make it is difficult to view videos when taking surveys. This can make the survey platform disqualify you, thereby wasting the time you’ve spent on the survey.

Check out this helpful tool to know the internet speed that is suitable for your household.

6. Improve Your Typing Skills and Speed

Although most of the online surveys have multiple-choice questions, you may need to type in answers in some cases.

When answering survey questions, the survey companies want you to give detailed and thoughtful responses that may require a few paragraphs. You can easily complete the survey if you are fast in typing.

You can improve your typing speed by practicing typing as much as possible. You can also enroll in online typing tests.

You can also seek typing help from the following websites:

7. Complete Two Surveys at Once on Different Platforms

Once you are used to how online surveys work, you can complete two surveys on different panels. Don’t do this if you get distracted easily or if your internet is slow. Completing two surveys with slow internet will slow you down.

If you want to do this, open the two surveys in different browser tabs and switch between them while waiting for the other tab to load. You will not be able to do this if the surveys are from the same website since most panels allow you to complete one survey at a time.

However, it is possible to join different survey platforms and you can easily complete two surveys within the time it takes you to complete one.

8. Be Time Conscious

When you are invited to take a survey, most platforms will tell you the amount of money you will earn and how long it took most people to complete the survey. You need to pay attention to this time.

Even if you can complete surveys fast, you should not be too fast so that the panel will not feel like you’re rushing. Don’t go faster than half of the time that the survey panel states the survey should take.

The estimated time is usually accurate for most survey takers. Completing the survey in less than half of the estimated time can be a red flag to the survey platform. This can make them pay very close attention to your answers to see if they were genuine or rushed.

SEE: Best Time To Do Paid Surveys: Make Money For Taking Surveys

9. Do Not Use Automatic Survey Takers

I have talked about what automatic survey takers are in one of my previous posts.

You must have stumbled on websites with ads that read; “Try this automatic survey taker to complete online surveys quicker and earn more money!”

Ignore such adverts. Do not make use of anything that has to do with the survey completer.

These bots are designed to complete online surveys without any effort from your end. The technology goes through the survey and then answers the questions automatically so that you can complete surveys fasters and get rewarded.

It is against the terms of legit survey companies to use these programs. If you are caught using an automatic survey taker, the panel will most likely ban your account and you will also lose any money you have in your account.

The panel can also take legal action against you if they explicitly frowned at this act in their terms and conditions.

Although it could be tempting to use these bots since they help in completing surveys faster, they will only hurt you at the end of the day.

Also, most of these bots are scams. They designed them to appear as if they are helpful bots when their target is to infect your computer or mobile device with spyware or viruses.


I understand that we want to make money as quickly as possible. But if you joined an online paid survey site to make quick money without investing any effort, then you have a wrong mindset and you are in the wrong place.

Survey panels want to pay their most faithful and genuine respondents. They are not interested in ‘how fast’ you complete a survey; they are more interested in the quality of the answers that you give to the questions asked in the surveys.

The truth is there is nothing like ‘get-rich-quick’ when it comes to making money online. You need to invest a certain amount of time and effort. The sooner you realize this, the better it will help you in making some real money within a short period.

The only thing you can do is speed up the process that you need to follow to make money online. The nine tips discussed in this article will go a long way in helping you to do surveys fast.

Surveystor provides information on how to make additional income on survey platforms, GPT sitesPTC sites,  and cashback platforms. Thanks for reading.