Get paid to take surveys! Get paid for your opinion! Earn up to $250 an hour taking surveys from your home computer!
Advertisements like these are popping up all over the place. Classifieds, forums, newspapers, magazines, everywhere. But the thing everyone wants to know is, "Is this real?".
The truth is... yes and no. Yes, you can actually make money taking surveys online. No, you are not going to make $4,500 a month doing it.
But, you can actually make some extra money every month. $100 to $300 a month from paid surveys is not very hard to reach. The problem is there are so many websites posing as "paid survey" companies that it's hard to find legitimate resources.
In the following paragraphs I will give you step by step instructions on how to get paid taking surveys online. In 3 simple steps you can easily be on your way to getting paid for your opinion.
STEP 1: Finding a legitimate source for paid surveys
Finding a legitimate source of information is probably the hardest part. There are several companies that pose as paid surveys or market research companies that will only try to sell you something or sell your email address to third parties. There are also several paid survey directories that you can join. These directories charge you up to $50 for information that is available all over the internet for free. Never pay for a paid surveys directory. Use the search engines to find free directories. Or try a free directory like the one at www.wahmservice.com
STEP 2: What Paid Survey Companies To Join
There are over 600 paid survey companies you can join. Choosing the right ones are key to getting paid for taking surveys. Some companies will send you one every few months while others may send you invitations everyday. There are
about 20 paid survey sites you should join when first starting. These companies send surveys regularly and by joining them you can almost be sure to get at least 1 paid survey a day. After signing up for these companies you can come back later and sign up with other companies that send less. But just with these 20 a hundred to a few hundred dollars a month is not impossible. These companies are: NFO My Survey, goZing Surveys, Global Test Market, Test Spin, Survey Savvy, Survey Spot, American Consumer Opinion, E-Poll, Poll Cast, ECN Research, Synovate Surveys, NPD Online Research, Pinecone Research, Harris Poll, Lightspeed Research, Ipsos Surveys, Opinion Outpost, Greenfield Online, Nielson/NetRatings, Consumer Link.......
STEP 3: Check Your Email, Confirm Your Memberships
Some companies will send you emails asking you to confirm your membership. Make sure you do this. Now all you have to do is wait for paid survey invitations daily. Sometimes more. None of the companies listed here will spam you or try to get you to buy anything. They are all legitimate paid survey companies. You will find that once you have taken a few surveys you will start receiving more invitations.Once you get the hang of it you can go back and find other companies to join to increase your income.
About the author:
Chris Price is an expert on market research studies. He has participated in several paid surveys, focus groups, product tests, and mystery shops. Mr. Price is the owner of www.wahmservice.com, a directory of over 500 paid survey companies with reviews of each one.