Paid Surveys Really Work -- If You Know Which Companies Are Legitimate

Author: Terry Nicholls

Five to 15 minutes of your time, on average, and you get cash!

Sound good?

Well, getting paid to take surveys will do that for you.

Why would anyone pay you to take a survey?

Surveys are used by manufacturers to understand how their customers use their products. This information is invaluable to them and they are willing to pay you to tell them what you use, how you use it, and other information they need to know for marketing purposes.

How Do Paid Surveys Work?

Basically, you

  1. Sign up on the company's web site
  2. Provide some personal information, such as age, gender, location, etc.

When the company has a survey available that you qualify for, they'll E-mail you an invitation, usually with a direct link to the survey.

How Much Can I Make?

The payment varies from company to company.

Some will pay you cash, say between $1 to $10, for each survey you complete. Others will enter you into a draw to win some money. Still others will offer different incentives, such as gift certificates or merchandise (DVDs, electronic gadgets, etc.).

While you probably won't make a full-time salary just by taking surveys, you can make a good amount of extra cash (and merchandise) this way.

If you sign up with several survey sites and take the majority of the surveys you are invited to take, you could probably make an extra $1,000 to $2,000 a year in cash or merchandise.


There are some sites that are really advertising companies posing as paid o­nline survey sites. How do you tell the difference?

  1. If the survey site asks you a lot of questions about signing up for more information on other products, don't get involved with them. You're almost certain to get spammed.
  2. If the site offers you a chance to win a great prize for signing up, think twice before joining. At the very least, you should do a little more research on the site and see what other people have to say about it.

Should I Pay For A List Of Paid Survey Sites?

Definitely not!

By doing a little research you can find all of the paid surveysites yourself - free. Why should you pay for something you can get for free?

My Home-Based Business Advisor will steer you in the right direction with some of the best free-to-join Paid Survey sites available.

Never pay to join a survey program.

For a more detailed explanation of Paid Surveys, along with specific recommendations for the best sites, please visit My Home-Based Business Advisor .

Terry Nicholls My Home-Based Business Advisor

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Terry Nicholls writes from his own experiences in trying to start his own home-based business. To benefit from his success, visit My Home-Based Business Advisor - Helping YOUR Home Business Start and Succeed for free help for YOUR home business, including ideas, startup, and expansion advice.