While a simple web search for "paid surveys" will turn up lots of opportunities, it won't necessarily turn up the most reputable opportunities. For that, it's best to trust the opinion of experienced survey-takers. Here's where to find them.
Tips to Maximize Your Survey Earnings:
1. Sign up for several survey sites to increase your chance of getting surveys.
2. Respond to survey invitations promptly – space usually fills up fast
3. Keep your profile up to date. It's used to determine which surveys you qualify for.
Disclaimer: Since this article is about surveys, you are likely to see ads for survey sites featured on the page. Do not assume these companies are legitimate, without first researching them.
Payment for surveys can vary widely from site to site and from survey to survey. Expect to be compensated one of three ways: with cash (anywhere from $1 to $50 per survey), with points that can be redeemed for prizes, or with sweepstakes entries. In some instances you may also be rewarded with new products to try.
The paid survey process is fairly straightforward. You sign up with a paid survey site, and complete a member profile. Then, they send you an e-mail any time they have a survey that matches your profile. A typical e-mail invitation will include an estimate of how long the survey will take to complete, specify how you'll be compensated for your time (if you qualify), and provide a link to the survey. Expect to spend 15-20 minutes per survey on average.
It always seems anywhere you go, you'll see some type of ad offering to pay you cash for your opinion. Whether it's a paid survey or focus group, the idea is the same - market research companies want your opinion and are willing to give you cash and free merchandise for you to spend your time filling out their surveys.
In this article, we will review the most frequently asked questions about paid surveys.