Toluna Interview – Episode 2

Hello everyone!

What an overwhelming response we’ve got for the Toluna Interview- it sure seems you love this initiative and we’re surely happy to say that the Toluna Interview is here to stay!

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been talking and getting to know better the two lucky selected members for this month’s interview. We got to see how they influence their world and how they enjoy being part of Toluna.

In what follows you will be able to read our short talk with Schatzfam and edwinjoxxXB!

Schatzfam

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  • How did you hear about Toluna and what made you want to join?

 

 

This is actually a bit tricky.  I was previously a member of another community called Greenfield Online.  In early 2010, Greenfield Online was acquired by Toluna and I became a Toluna member by default.  I was not familiar with Toluna at the time, but I am so glad that I stayed.  In general, I enjoy the polls and the frequent survey opportunities.  I am also impressed with the technical prowess of Toluna – I am a member of other online communities that seem plagued with technical difficulties that I rarely if ever experience on Toluna.

  • Since you are doing surveys, can you tell us more about a time when you felt like your opinions had made a difference? How did you feel?

In general, surveys synthesize the opinions of many, many people, so it is hard to tell when my opinion has made a difference.  On occasion, a survey leads to an opportunity to perform a product trial.  When you actually have the opportunity to try out a product and provide try specific and detailed feedback, you truly feel that your opinion can make a difference in the design and marketing of a product.  I truly have a sense of pride and  ownership when I see a product that I tested out in the world on my grocery store shelves.

 

  • Have you made any friends on Toluna? Please tell us a few words about how you met and how you’ve become friends.

I do not take advantage of the social media aspects of Toluna.  Social media is more a part of my daughter’s generation.  As I result, I have not made friends with anyone in the Toluna community, although I do enjoy seeing their opinion in the polls.

 

  • When you think Toluna- what’s one word that comes to mind, instantly?

Opinions!

  • How do you see your involvement with Toluna in the upcoming future?

Since I retired recently, I think I may become more involved in all aspects of the Toluna community.  Maybe I will follow Toluna on Facebook and join in discussions with other members of the community.  I certainly do plan to continue providing my opinions on the surveys that come my way.

 

  • What would you like to see more of on Toluna?

As mentioned in a previous answer, I really like the opportunity to test out a product in my home and provide detailed feedback.  I would be excited if there were more opportunities for this type of survey.

  • What are for you the perks of being a Toluna Influencer?

Well, you certainly can’t forget the rewards…  I love the opportunity to receive a little extra cash or a gift card.  I think it is also neat to have a voice in so many aspects of the products and services we use.  I like the variety of survey topics – from financial services to movies to grocery shopping to electronics to politics – it’s all there and fair game for our comments and opinions.

 

  • Ask us one thing and we’ll give you the answer.

How many members of the Toluna community are there?  How much does Toluna pay out in rewards each year?  (I guess that is two questions!)

In total, Toluna has over 10 million influencers world wide! We’re such a big fantastic happy family- and we love it just like that! We can’t give you a total amount but we can say that just last year our US and Canada members won over 24 million points for their involvement in the community and creating content. So keep that in mind and know that the more active you are in the community the more points you’ll get!

edwinjoxxXB

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  • How did you hear about Toluna and what made you want to join?

 I found out about it from friends who kept telling me how they get rewards for providing their opinions and I asked them right away how could I get in this group of survey takers; then I searched a bit the internet and I decided to join the big Toluna family.

  • Since you are doing surveys, can you tell us more about a time when you felt like your opinions had made a difference? How did you feel?

I could mention one particular survey, about car tires, where, for instance, I said that the tires didn’t have a good grip, I feel that this answer will be of use to the tire manufacturer so that they could improve this particular issue and, without any doubt, I feel inspired to keep providing my feedback.

  • Have you made any friends on Toluna? Please tell us a few words about how you met and how you’ve become friends.

Friends? The ones I already knew are outside of the website, because I have been with the site for a short period so far, but, perhaps later on I will get to know many new friends within the website, given that this community is very numerous and has valuable people, with whom I am sure I could build friendships.

  • When you think Toluna- what’s one word that comes to mind, instantly?

Ask! Hahaha (When I hear the word Toluna I already picture myself wanting to answer a question.)

  • How do you see your involvement with Toluna in the upcoming future?

I see myself extremely involved, I have a lot of dreams and wishes, for instance I dream of becoming a member with more survey opportunities, having a main role in this team, my answers being as valuable as the questions asked, that they influence the mass scale decision-making process, provide my services at any time required and advance progressively until, who knows? Instead of answering the surveys, I want to be the one who creates them for others to answer.

  • What would you like to see more of on Toluna?

 I would like more interaction on the site, perhaps a chat, so that the members who are online could talk in real time.

  • What are for you the perks of being a Toluna Influencer?

More than advantages for me, I think there are advantages for the ones who get my opinions, because with my feedback I could help improve products, goods, food, lifestyle for much else. Being a Toluna influencer I know for sure that my opinions will be valued more.

  • Ask us one thing and we’ll give you the answer.

I think that rather than asking an important question I would ask the Toluna team to provide more surveys so I could help them with anything that is in my reach, of course.

We’re happy to hear that you’d like more surveys, and rest assured that we surely can provide that for you! Remember that you can also update your profile surveys in order to get even more opportunities.

Thank you, both of you, for your time, amazing answers, and for being Toluna influencers!

The third open call for interviewees will be launched next week and we’re really looking forward to all of you participating!

Until then stay fresh, stay amazing, stay Toluna!

Toluna Team

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