I heard from a few folks this week that they tried to join PineCone only to be told the panel is no longer adding new members. Sadly it took me a LONG time before I was accepted by PineCone so you have to just keep trying. It is worth the effort! I do have a suggestion and if nothing else you can earn a dollar trying this. FusionCash has an application listed under the ‘Surveys‘ tab and they will pay you $1 to fill out the application. Its possible they have a special arrangement and you newbies might be able to squeeze in a back door so give that a try! At the very least you will make a dollar.
Also keep these other sites in mind: My top 6 Survey Sites