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How To Enjoy The Toluna Experience

Dear members,

As in all communities where users share opinions and debate their point of views; it may happen that you will not always like or agree with content posted by your fellow members.
When this happens, there are a few things you can do to avoid quarrels and keep the exchanges in the community interesting and respectful.
♣Interacting with other members♣
1) Dealing with members who you don’t get along with
2) Hiding content you don’t like
3) Filter by type of content to focus on your interests

♣Interacting with the Toluna♣
4) Finding new contests and most important site news
5) Earning points on Toluna
6) Contacting the correct team for a specific issue
a. Toluna Team on the wall
b. Helpdesk by email
c. Special team for login and registration issues

Please don’t hesitate to leave your feedback in the comments and to share ideas on what you think the next tutorial should be about.
We can’t wait to hear from you!

The Toluna Team

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Toluna.com Essentials: Sweepstakes

The Toluna community offers our millions of members a chance to express their opinions. In our “Toluna Essentials” series, we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna. This week we’ll go over Sweepstakes.

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Whenever you do not qualify for a survey, you are automatically entered into our monthly cash sweepstakes. In addition to our cash sweepstakes, we also offer a quarterly sweepstakes open to most countries. Last quarter, we gave away an iPhone 6+, and right now, you can enter to win a 60” LED TV. There are several winners worldwide, and the member who purchases the most tickets is a guaranteed winner. You can always purchase additional entries for either sweepstakes. Please note that the sweepstakes are currently not available for purchase in Canada.

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You can always see who won last month’s sweepstakes at the bottom of the page in the Rewards Center. Click on the username and congratulate your fellow community members. One day it just might be you!

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: 2014 Summary

The Toluna community offers our millions of members a chance to express their opinions. Over the past few months, we’ve gone over a ton of techniques and information for you to make the most out of your experience with Toluna. Here are the Essentials thus far:

09/03: How To Create A Poll

09/10: How To Create A Topic

09/17: How To Create A Thumb-it

09/24: How To Create A Battle

10/01: Notifications

10/08: Homepage

10/15: Rewards Center

10/29: Increase Your Followers

11/05: Ways to Earn More Points Part 1

11/12: Ways to Earn More Points Part 2

11/19: Ways to Earn More Points Part 3

12/03: Ways to Earn More Points Part 4

12/10: Gifties

12/17: Test Products

01/21: Sweepstakes

01/28: Mobile Apps

We’ve got a few more Toluna Essentials coming your way in 2015, so check back every Wednesday for new tips & Tricks!

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: Gifties

The Toluna community offers our millions of members a chance to express their opinions. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna. We provide tons of options in our Rewards Center, including a fun instant win game called Gifties.

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Gifties are a virtual gift that you can send to yourself, or a friend. They represent real products. You exchange a small amount of points for the virtual item, and at the same time play for a chance to win the real item. The winner is determined by a computer algorithm that chooses random winners. New Gifties are added every month, you can find out about these via announcements on our blog.

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Scroll through our various options of prizes. To play the game, just select the Giftie, type your username or a friend’s username and click send! Once you click send, you’ll instantly know whether or not you have won. It’s as simple as that! Play until you win, or play when you are feeling lucky. You never know!

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: Ways to Earn More Points Part 2

The Toluna community offers our millions of members a chance to express their opinions. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna. Last week we went over how win more points with small polls, this week we are covering our Contests.

  1. Toluna Team Contests

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Each month we offer one or more contests that require you to take certain action within the community. Most of these contests ask you to create a piece of content and are worth anything from a rank up bonus (500 points) to 50,000 points! This month we are offering 2 contests, click the links to find out more: Toluna Winter (Canada only) + Food Fight (Open to US & Canada)

Our Member of the Week feature chooses one lucky member each Thursday who gathers the most rank-up bonuses receive the honor and title of Member of the Week + 5,000 points. You will be recognized in the community and we announce this honor to our social media accounts. Wondering how you can receive a content bonus? Check out our blog post with tips on how you can create top quality content here!

  1. Social Media Contests

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Puzzle Contests: Every other Sunday, we post a Word or Math Puzzle on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts worth 100-500 points. Just answer the puzzle correctly, and leave your username.

Monthly Theme Contest on Instagram/Twitter: Each month we hold a theme contest that you can participate in through Instagram or Twitter. Just upload a pic and tag it with the hashtag provided. This month we have #Toluna Pets worth 15,000 points.

Twitter RT contests: This a brand new promotion that we are introducing on Friday! Look for this image above attached to a Tweet that says “RT to win!” Simply retweet and you are entered to win anywhere from 100-500 points.

You can always find contest announcements on our blog and also via the notifications (the little world icon at the top of Toluna.com)

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: Increase Your Followers

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The Toluna community offers our millions of members the chance to express their opinions. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna.  Today, let’s go over increasing your friends and followers.

As you begin your journey in the Toluna community, you’ll get into the Toluna flow of behavior. Our members tend to be very friendly, and love participating in content.

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Here are a few simple tips to make friends and increase your following

  1. Make friends by introducing yourself after voting on someone’s content and let them know that you shared your opinion, just like sheilaskehill did above. Most members will return the favor, and give you a follow.
  2. Send a Giftie! You only have to exchange a few points to send a Giftie to a new friend. They’ll appreciate it.
  3. Follow people. Reach out by following members that you think create great content. They’ll receive a notification that you followed them, and you might just get a follow back.

By following the steps above, not only can you share and learn about the community’s thoughts and viewpoints, but, like so many members, you may just create lasting friendships!  So, don’t be a stranger!  Stop by your fellow member’s profiles and introduce yourself.

For more tips & tricks, check back next Wednesday!

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: Rewards Center

The Toluna community offers a platform for our millions of members to express their opinions. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna. Today, let’s go over the Toluna Rewards Center.

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You can find the Rewards Center by clicking the “Explore” menu at the top of Toluna.com and on the drop down menu you will find Rewards Center. On the top right corner you will see how many points you have to spend and you can do this in a couple different ways. You can choose from our many options for Gift Cards including Amazon, Gap, Starbucks and more. Each section will expand to show you the many rewards we offer.

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You’ll see that we conveniently show how many points each reward costs. Most rewards that you choose will show up within 24-72 hours on your rewards page with the exception of Amazon Canada, Barnes & Noble, Lowes, Gap Canada, and Sears which are delivered via email.   Also, at the top of the Rewards section, you will notice that we give you the option to view all of our rewards, or you can click to display only the options which you can afford with your current balance.

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Sweepstakes*: As you know, when you do not qualify for a survey, you are automatically entered into our monthly cash sweepstakes.  But, you may not know that you can also redeem your points for additional entries into this sweepstakes for 500 points apiece – giving you an added edge for the monthly drawing.**

In addition to our cash sweepstakes, we also offer a quarterly sweepstakes open to most countries, and tickets are only available through the Rewards Center. This quarter we are giving away the new iPhone 6 Plus!  For this particular drawing, there will be 3 winners, and the member who purchases the most tickets is a guaranteed winner!

*Please note that the sweepstakes entries are currently not available for purchase in Canada.
**Monthly cash sweepstakes winners are chosen through a random drawing– see official rules
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Gifties: Another option is to take a chance at winning one of our exclusive “Gifties”! Gifties are virtual gifts, which represent real products which you can send to yourself, or a friend.  You exchange a small amount of points for the virtual item, and at the same time play for a chance to win the real item. The winner is determined by a computer algorithm that chooses random winners. New Gifties are added every month, and you can find out about these via announcements on our blog.

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Under the Gifties section you can see all the latest winners for both Gifties and our monthly sweepstakes. Feel free to click on their profiles and congratulate them from time to time.

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: Notifications

The Toluna community offers our members a chance to for our millions of members to express their opinions. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna.

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When logging into Toluna.com, you will see the homepage screen above. If you go up to the top, you’ll see an icon that looks like a globe, and in this case it has the number “6” in orange. These are notifications. Our notifications will tell you when someone has written on your wall, when you qualify for a new survey, and also announcements like new reward offerings, and new contests. Be sure to check this every time you are on the site to keep up with the latest news and announcements so that you don’t miss out on major opportunities to win points!

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You can also stay up-to-date with blog posts and announcements in our “Latest News” section.

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: How to Create a Poll

The Toluna community offers our members a chance to create their own content and get feedback from our millions of members. Our content creation platform offers our members to create Polls, Topics, Thumb Its and Battles. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your content at Toluna.

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The first in our series is the “Poll” option. What is a poll? By definition, a poll is a sampling or collection of opinions on a subject. Polls are generally presented in a list form or give options via bullet points. Our polls allow you to ask a question and provide as many as 10 answers. Perhaps you want to know what do most of our community members prefer for a soda brand, or for a pet? Polls are great when you have a long list of options.

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Adding photos or videos to the entire poll, as well as the answers is quite simple. Just click the camera icon, or video camera icon and upload your own photos, or use our search tool. *Quick Tip* Polls that include a photo or video tend to have more votes than ones that do not include this feature. In fact, our Toluna Team members may even send you some bonus points.

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“Single” is the default for all polls, meaning you only want members to choose one of the provided answers. Select “multiple” if you would like to give members the choice to pick more than one of the answers provided.

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By clicking the “Advanced” options button, the picture above will drop down. Our advanced options allow you to choose the timeframe you would like to keep your poll open (1 month, 3 months or 6 months, or Forever). Your poll will close automatically after 6 months if you do not choose an option. “Random Answer Order” will make sure that the answers provided will always be randomized to the poll takers.

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Toluna requires that you choose a category for your content and give you plenty of options in the category bar. Scroll over the icons to see which each icon represents. If you are not sure where to categorize your poll, you can always click the wine glass representing “lifestyle.”

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Once your poll is launched, you can view the results by going to your profile, scrolling down to “Your Content”. Please note that you must vote on your own poll before you can review the results. Click on your content and on the button that says “results.” A menu like the one above will appear. You can share your results with friends on various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, email, and your blog.

Thanks for reading a bit about Toluna, and we look forward to bringing you more information next week!

Best,

Toluna Team