Filling out survey questionnaires to get paid for online surveys is a great way to make extra money. All you need is an Internet connection and your opinions. There are traps out there, but you can avoid them if you know how to. And you can then go on to make very good money…
Imagine yourself sitting at home, at your favorite place (anywhere you have an Internet connection), or even traveling and making money filling out paid surveys. Sounds like an impossible dream? Maybe it is for some… but for thousands of others, it is a daily reality. Actually, it’s easy to get paid for online surveys, and paid well.
Paid online surveys are a huge business on the Net, with thousands of new surveys being made every week. Many thousands of survey participants are receiving checks in the mail or deposits in their PayPal accounts every month.
You could join them, get paid for online surveys, and make money. If you do it right.
1. Watch Out For Online Survey Scams
To succeed you must understand that only about 20% of survey makers offer the legitimate paid online surveys that pay well, on time in cash or equivalent. Another 40% are so-so. Sometimes they pay enough to make it worthwhile, sometimes not.
The final 40% are simply time-wasters who expect you to work for free or will try to sell you things. Or worse, they will sell your contact info to shady high-pressure sales companies which will bombard you with trashy offers.
2. Use a Legitimate List
To get paid for online surveys and make money you will need a good list of legitimately paid survey panels with a high proportion of survey makers that pay (those in the top 20%. The secret is in getting that list. In reality, you will have to pay something for your list, either in a lot of work or with $30 to $50 in cash.
Yes, there are “free lists” out there. They’re one of the traps to be avoided. Few things are really free. So who is paying for “free lists”? The 80% of no-pay/low-pay survey makers must have new recruits to replace those that quit. They pay “recruiting fees” to anyone who sends them more recruits to exploit.
For those “free lists” the list distributors collect recruitment fees and make money, the survey makers make money on the recruits. However, the list users, the survey participants, get the short end of the deal.
They don’t really get paid for online surveys by those low-pay/no-pay survey makers that exploit participants. They eventually get tired of working for nothing and quit, just like those before them, the ones they were recruited to replace.
To get a good list, make sure that YOU pay for it so the seller is trying to please YOU! Look to paid survey membership sites that maintain lists of good survey makers. For a small one-time fee, you can join them. get a copy of their list and get started fast, on the right track.
3. Look For a Guarantee and Low Refund Rates
Only consider those paid survey sites that offer a strong money back guarantee, backed up by a bank or financial company like PayPal or ClickBank. If they won’t guarantee your satisfaction, then they are not serious. Don’t even think about trusting your membership fee with any site without a strong guarantee.
From this group with strong guarantees (there are at least 75 that should qualify) choose one with a low refund rate. The refund rate is the way to determine the opinions of their current and past clients regarding the quality and value or the service they provide.
Low refund rates mean happy clients. Clients who used their list got paid for online surveys, made money and were satisfied. High refund rates indicate unhappy clients who tried their list, did NOT get paid for online surveys, did not make money, became dissatisfied and demanded their money back.
Choose a paid survey membership site with a low refund rate, join up, and get their list. Then apply to all of the survey makers on that list. That way you will get a good list, get paid for online surveys, make money and join the happy clients of that paid survey membership site.