What you should know about taking online surveys for money?
Many people who speak badly about taking online surveys for money, either do not understand them or have not put in the effort to reap the rewards. Putting together and managing paid surveys is not cheap. Market research companies pay top dollar for their services, and they pass some of what they get from their customers to the end user (that is you).
So, let us talk about how you can start taking online surveys for money.
1.To begin with, you must first identify a good paid survey directory.
There are websites that freely give you a list of companies looking for people like you and me to participate in surveys and get paid to share our views. Something you need to consider is that these lists are free to the public. There are many companies out there that charge you to access them. Please, do not pay them. They are simply there to take advantage of you.
2. After you have a good list, select 5-6 best companies sign up with.
You can go for more, but we recommend that you start low, so that it is not overwhelming for you. The reason you should not sign up with just one is that you’ll reduce the amount of surveys you receive. By registering with several market research companies, you will get more surveys and ultimately make more money.
3.After you have signed up with several survey companies, you’ll want to spend some time to fill out your profile on each site.
To qualify for better surveys, it is necessary that the company knows about you in as much detail as possible. If they know you’re a new mom who is breastfeeding and buys diapers regularly, they will send you surveys about breastfeeding or what kind of diapers you buy and how you want them to be. If you do not fill in this information, you can limit the amount of surveys you get.
4. Make sure that you complete the surveys sent to you in a timely manner
After you register and fill out your profile, you can start getting surveys to your email. It is important that you take each survey that is sent to you. I recommend carving out some time in the morning or evening when you can sit down and take their surveys without any interruption.
Please note that if you will not do the surveys in a timely manner, they will close the survey and you will not be able to make any money. They may even stop sending surveys to you as they’re looking for people who do them on a regular basis.
5. Choose the payment method
As you start filling in surveys and generate cash in your account, the last thing you want to do is to choose the method of payment. Survey companies will give you several options. You can get a check in the mail or you can get your payments via PayPal. Some companies will even give you a chance to get gift cards for stores, if you prefer to go that way.
How to avoid being scammed?
The market for surveys is big and there are many reputable survey companies out there. This also means that there will be many unscrupulous people out there. Here is what you should do to avoid scammers:
Never pay in advance
Some companies will ask you to pay a small fee in advance for access to the survey list, which is totally unnecessary. Check conditions, FAQ, or any other area in the survey company’s website that provides information about how the company works. If such information is difficult or impossible to find, then definitely this is a red flag.
Make sure that you will be paid in cash
Some survey companies only pay gift certificates or enter you into a sweepstake. Make sure that you are comfortable with the way they pay you.
Make sure that you fall under the age limits they have
Online surveys can be a great way for teenagers to earn money, but not all sites allow minors. Many of the websites need parental consent to be given.
Look for a minimum payment amount
Most of the websites will allow you to withdraw after a certain threshold is reached. Make sure that you do not have to do a lot of surveys just to unlock your money.
Finally, if taking online surveys for money sounds like something you might be interested in, follow all the steps mentioned above for complete success.