Monday, 2 September 2013

Paid Surveys

Paid Surveys
If you ever felt hopeless or lost in a sea of online survey scams, know that you're not the only one who's experienced that.

You may be feeling like you just want to make a little bit of money just to pay a couple of bills - that's all. You don't want to buy a Maserati and you don't want to buy that mansion in a gated community.

In other words, you just want to make a little extra cash. We've all been there. In fact, when I lost my job (without any notice mind you), many, many years ago, I had to rely on these types of income streams just to get by.

I didn't become a millionaire and I definitely didn't make enough money to pay off my mortgage... although, it would've been nice if I could've.

I was realistic in my income expectations - and you should be too.

Anyone who's telling you that you'll be rich overnight doing these internet surveys are not telling you the truth. It does make me a little peeved when people misrepresent the truth so they can line their pockets with your hard-earned money.

If you're still reading this and you want to get paid cash for online surveys, then you'll want to keep reading...

Do You Really Get Paid to Take Surveys?

Obviously, the question is 'yes' you do. Do all surveys pay you? The answer would be 'no.' Some surveys pay in cash, whereas some pay in points that you can redeem for prizes like gift cards and cash.

There are some that just enter your name in a drawing to earn cash. Since your time is valuable, I suggest you stay away from the ones that only enter your name in drawings.

There are much better survey companies that will pay you in cash or at the very least, points. In other words, you want the online surveys for cash sites. If you follow the tips here you will find them.

Now that you understand that you do really get paid for internet surveys, you may also be wondering about the highest paid online surveys.

How to Go About Finding the Highest Paid Online Surveys

A lot of online paid surveys are done by third-party companies. The companies that pay you money for doing them usually pay anywhere from $.50 to $5. The survey companies that don't use a third-party to conduct their surveys usually pay a lot more. These are typically done by market research companies.

These companies sometimes conduct focus groups that you can be a part of. Focus groups can pay a few bucks to hundreds of dollars.

Market research companies, just so you know, also have mystery shopping opportunities, although more and more of them rely on third-party companies to conduct their mystery shopping assignments.

I don't want to get too off topic here, but the point to remember about looking for the highest paid surveys, is they pretty much all pay in the same range unless you're dealing directly with a market research firm.

How to Get Paid For Online Surveys?

One of the biggest reasons why you may be skeptical about these internet-based surveys, is that you're having trouble finding the legit ones that actually pay. So if you want to not waste your time or money, you definitely need to know how to get paid for them and it starts with this.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Online Surveys for Cash

If your goal is to make extra money online, taking online surveys for cash is one way to accomplish it without spending any money. But how do you start? How do you avoid paid survey scams? How can you make money and not waste any time?

Let me tell you the best way to start earning extra money online taking surveys for cash. It's not complicated at all and if you put forth a little effort and follow the tips you are about to learn, you should have no problems earning extra cash by taking surveys.

So, here's what you should do.

Get Prepared

First, you need to have the right mindset. If you are proceeding with this opportunity with riches in mind, you will be severely disappointed. You are not going to come anywhere near close to getting rich by taking paid surveys.

So if your mind is set on replacing your day job by taking surveys, you may want to consider some other method of making money online. What mindset should you have? Be optimistic but not gullible. And only look at this as a way to earn extra money.

If you are going into this expecting only to earn extra money, your expectations should be able to be met and you won't be so disappointed if, in the end, this just wasn't right for you because it won't be right for everyone.

Now you need to some tools to make the survey taking experience a bit easier. First, create a new email account and then create a PayPal account if you don't have one. Next, you need to install a free tool called Roboform on your computer. This nifty tool will come in handy later.

Research

You are almost prepared to start taking paid surveys. But before you are done with preparation, research must be done. What do you need to research? First, learn a bit about the industry.

At this stage, you probably have a bit of knowledge of how this opportunity works. You take surveys and get paid. But there are more things to know in order to increase your chances of success with this opportunity such as tips that can maximize your paid survey income. Then you may have some lingering questions that may not be answered. There's also a good possibility that you are not aware of sites that you can join to earn cash taking surveys.

Which survey websites pay cash? Are they legit? Am I eligible to become a member? There's a lot that goes into the research process but if you take your time and make sure you gather the information you need from reliable sources, you should run into very little problems when you actually start taking surveys because you will be more informed.

Join Survey Panels

During your research, you should have discovered some survey panels that you can join to earn cash. At this point, you need to start joining those panels. Remember that tool you were told to download? Get it ready because this is going to save you a bunch of time during this process. Use it to populate common fields during registration like name, address, email, phone number, etc.

Confirm Accounts and Complete Profile Surveys

You have joined some survey panels. Did you confirm your new account at the survey websites you joined? Check your email and verify all of your new registrations. This only takes a few minutes.

Once that is done, go on each site and fill out any profile surveys that are open. It will take some time to fill out profiles on every survey panel you are a member of but you will be grateful that they are filled out when you start getting survey invitations that you are qualified to take. Remember, you need to actually qualify for surveys in order to take them and make money

Take Surveys

Ready to take some online surveys for cash? At this point, you can do just that. Sometimes there may not be an opportunity to take surveys from a panel right after becoming a member but they should start coming in within a day or two. If you joined a bunch of panels, you should be able to get at least one paying survey opportunity right away but if not, be patient, they will start coming in.