It turns out it was the same tests again. I suppose it sort of matters if you mean to boost up your percentile. I went up 5%~! 😀 I think having to type nothing but 310620950 or whatever (I typed it in for so many times but I can’t remember it clearly ^^???) for 98% of the Numeric test helped boost it. I still wasn’t up to speed so to speak since even with the full keyboard, I had to find a place to put it. I should have remembered to push aside the laptop so I could properly have the keyboard sitting on the table. Not sure I want to try the evaluations again.
There was a bizarre snippet that came up in the Numeric evaluation! It was obviously a phone number as it was formatted as (###) ###-####. However, the rules indicated that anything in parentheses should be preceded by a hyphen. I sat there for a moment thinking if I should put it in. ^^ In the end, I made the decision to type it in. NO IDEA if I made the right move.
Anyway, throughout all the evaluations, I marked snippets with no “user provided data” as blanks (where the user is the person that wrote or typed the info shown on a snippet). For example, under Letters Only, there were a few that only showed “Address” in computer printed text which was obviously the name of a form field. (Think of any sort of forms that require you to provide such information like a passport application, job application, etc.) To me, the evaluation was only looking for “user provided data” and not just any letters that pop up on in a rectangle graphic. After all, what kind of data entry job REQUIRES you to type in the form field headings as well? This could be an incorrect interpretation though. I’m not sure because, as noted in my previous post, there were no examples.
Oddly enough though, I JUST noticed that both the Dollars AND Numeric evaluations HAD examples. Not sure why I didn’t see them last night. I suppose I didn’t realize that the scroll bar of the pop-up window wasn’t all the way down the page. 9___9 I’ll go and correct the post now. ^^
Edit on Sept 8th: Managed to inch up to 98th percentile! XD Curious if I’ll get any work. Heh. Also, I forgot to mention that the evalulation is based on speed too.
I decided to join for the heck of things since everywhere I went said they were legit but lord, the evaluation tests were full of ambiguous directions. I found that some things were seriously open to interpretation like if there was a comma within a dollar value, should you just continue to type in the numbers only or should I hit the slash key BECAUSE there was a stinkin’ comma? (More on the tests later.) Would it have killed them to give examples? But I suppose if they did, most people would reach their 95 – 100th percentile threshold which is the assumed range by users that will land people in the “most likely to be hired” waiting list. However, I have read in the KeyforCash members FAQ (you can only access it after logging into the site) that depending on the amount of workload they have, they may very well extend job offers to people below 95 as well.
While they do allow for retakes of their evaluation tests every 24 hours, I believe that they are randomly generated and will not always consist of the same categories. Naturally, this is done to prevent anyone from cheating.
Edit on Sept. 6th: I actually ended up with the same tests but the snippets were a bit different. Also, the Dollars Only and Numeric evaluations actually have examples. I guess I never scrolled down all the way in either pop-up window. Read about my second go at the evaluations: https://koukoupuffs.net/2012/09/06/second-attempt-at-the-keyforcash-evaulations/
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I opened up accounts with InboxDollars and ZoomBucks on Friday after doing some research on them. They ARE legit sites but don’t expect to rake in any sort of moola quickly — or do any sort of raking in, really — since it can take a while for cents or ZoomBucks to add up before you can cash out.
One of the biggest roadblocks to these two sites is the fact that I’m in Canada and 90% of the surveys I tried kicked me out after answering a few questions since I didn’t fit their “focus group” or that they already had enough people within the same demographics so they didn’t need any more opinions. I don’t have any idea if there are trends with these surveys where users can fudge their way through until the end. (You get squat for incomplete surveys.) I also don’t qualify for any of the “pay to read e-mails” stuff. I don’t really care though since I’ll probably end up cancelling the accounts in the near future.
I suppose one of the best ways get points and money is via referrals. I’m not about to plaster my referral link everywhere though.
For what it’s worth, ZoomBucks seems to provide more options to build up to rewards. I don’t think they ofter cash back like InboxDollars, but you can exchange your ZoomBucks for gift cards and such. It takes until about 550 ZBucks until you can really get anything but unless you’re one of the few that can actually succeed in completing surveys, you can only rely on tasks such as Web searches for specific sites and answering questions regarding the site, weeding through images and marking ones that do not adhere to certain criteria, or watching videos for piddly amounts of ZBucks. I thought that you could get some ‘Bucks from playing games since the heading is under Earn ZBucks menu option but I dunno if it applies for all games.
There are offers that provide more generous “payments” though. For example, signing up with Netflix will get you 323 ZBucks. Unfortunately, like Netflix, these sort of offers that provide healthy sums of ZBucks usually require some sort of credit card info.