I made a post here some time back dissatisfied with the direction the once great Pinecone Research was going. This change involved them no longer storing our info and automatically dispersing surveys based on what we were a good fit for. Instead, they’d send out a bulk of new profile forms every time they had a survey and then contact you later if you fit.
Now, they aren’t even doing that. I just got disqualified from a survey.
Not to mention that I make about 1/5th of what I used to make using Pinecone. My first year with Pinecone, I made about $250.
In the past year, I have barely scraped past $50.
If anyone was hoping to get into Pinecone, don’t bother. It’s not worth it anymore.
Edit: Forgot to mention – they sometimes ask you to RETURN your product testers once you’re finished with them! The extra hassle is NOT worth $3.