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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Online Survey Jobs Can Be Fun Way To Earn Cash
Making money with on-line survey jobs is something that is fun and could bring in a bit of extra cash. Though it sounds too good to be true, corporations will pay people to fill out surveys. Before you decide to sign up for one or more, here are some things to consider.
Do want to pay for the surveys? When you begin to look for survey opportunities, you’ll immediately notice that some sites require you to pay for a “list” of companies who will send you surveys and say they will guarantee a certain amount of work. Some survey sites do exactly as they say, and some don’t. It’s important to do your homework and try to determine which sites are legitimate business opportunities and which are not. Check out sites that list “good” survey sites and see if the same sites come up. Check scam sites (though these are not always reliable) to see if a site you are considering has been tagged by former users. There are plenty of sites that do not require any fee to join and some pay more if you refer more survey takers to their site, sort of a mini multi-level marketing scheme.
How much time can you spend filling out survey? Filling out surveys is time-consuming. The ones that pay the most can take forty minutes or more to fill out. If you are quick on the computer and a fast reader, you can whittle this time down. Remember, companies are paying for your opinion, so it is important to actually answer the questions as best you can and not randomly check answers. Treat this as any other job that you’d get paid for.
It can be frustrating at times because you only get paid for those you fill out entirely. Though most on-line survey sites try to pair surveys with the right people, sometimes you will get a survey that you cannot honestly fill out. A woman getting a men’s grooming product survey likely won’t be able to complete the survey and will get “kicked out.” In other words, the survey will end. Many times you only get paid for the surveys you complete.
How much will you get paid? This depends on how much time you spend, how lucky you are to get surveys you can complete, and the survey site you sign up for. One site claimed to have a worker sign up and work full time for a week. Although it was fun to fill out the surveys, the worker made less than 50 cents an hour. Other people just get a kick out of doing something that’s fun and getting paid for it…even if it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to buy that yacht you’ve been hoping for. Some sites offer coupons or product trials, which are always fun to get.
It’s important to have some sort of commitment. Like anything, if you want to make money, you’ll have to put in the time and effort to do it. You will not have any success if you have people other than yourself answer the surveys or if you answer the questions randomly.