Many people have heard that you can make money by taking online surveys for cash, but how do you know which sites are legitimate and which sites you can depend on to make the extra cash you need? It is truly possible to make $100-$300 per month or more by taking online surveys for cash. Read on to find out how to easily locate the most profitable legitimate paid online survey sites.
Things You'll Need
- A computer
- Internet Access
Go to the Survey Police site to research survey sites that you may want to sign up for. The Survey Police site offers objective rankings based on consumers that are actually using the sites to get paid to take surveys. You can find out more in depth information on each paid survey site. The Survey Police site allows users to rank each site based on a number of factors and post comments. This site is the most valuable tool that I have found to date in terms of avoiding sites which say that they offer surveys for money, yet sometimes turn out to be sites that want to pay you a small fee only after you buy certain products or services. These types of scam sites will also flood your inbox with spam. Legitimate sites that offer surveys for money will not charge you any type of fee to join and will not ask you to buy any product or service in order to qualify for the incentive. You will not receive spam from the legitimate sites ranked on the Survey Police site.
Spend some time on the Survey Police site reviewing the legitimate sites that offer surveys for money. This research will pay for itself in the long run by ensuring that you are spending your time taking surveys for money from only the best sites.
Once you have done your research, sign up for a few of the most profitable online survey sites. Sign up will take just a few minutes, but you may also want to fill out the user profiles or portraits from each of your chosen sites so that you will receive the maximum number of survey invitations from each site.
Familiarize yourself with the policies from each of your chosen sites. Many of the sites also offer an incentive payment for referring members which is normally a payment for the first survey that a referred member qualifies for and completes. Through my research, I have found that Survey Savvy actually pays you for every survey that a referred member completes and every survey that their referred members complete. If you are looking to supplement your survey income through referrals, this passive income opportunity may be of interest to you.
Take surveys as you receive survey invites in your e-mail inbox. You can also log-in to many of your survey site accounts and check for available surveys that way. Take note that the better paid surveys do fill up fast and once they have received the desired number of respondents, they are closed. The early bird gets the dollars in this case.
Track your earnings from each site in a notebook or in Excel and wait for your accounts to be credited. You will have to wait for your account to be credited several weeks with some sites. Opinion Outpost and Lightspeed Consumer Panel normally pay you right after you've completed your surveys, which is a feature that this survey taker really appreciates. I do track and follow my accounts with other sites that I found after researching paid survey sites on the Survey Police. I rarely have any problems with my accounts being credited by the time that each site says they will pay you following a paid survey that I have completed. After your account has been credited from completed surveys, you can request payment and enjoy your supplemental income. Payment time and method varies by site.
Tips & Warnings
- Accept product studies or online focus group invitations if they are offered to you your survey sites. These can be great opportunities to make up to an extra $150 in some cases.
- Avoid survey sites that have not been ranked on the Survey Police site.
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