This, ladies and gents, is a very brief introduction to paid Internet surveys. I will tell you how to get started, what to avoid, how much you can make, and all that here in just one page of text. It is that easy. Of course, I have loaded the site with a lot more information on the subject if you feel like doing serious research, but this page may be enough for the git-er-done crowd.
Businesses need your opinion – before spending millions of dollars running a new commercial or manufacturing and distributing a new product, companies want to know if people like it and if it will sell. One method they use to test these types of things is paid Internet surveys.
They need your opinion and they are willing to pay for it. This is one of the few things that they can’t outsource to Asia. They need the opinions of average people in the areas that they are targeting.
Paid Internet surveys allow you to make extra money – By extra money, I mean that while you can make a substantial amount of money each month, you will not replace your job by doing paid surveys. Typically I make $20-$30 a day completing surveys on the Internet for an hour or two. Companies don’t want the opinion of the same person over and over again, so it can be difficult to make much more than that (although I am friends with a lady that averages around $50 a day.)
Your best success will be through a broker – Companies don’t have time to search the world for qualified people to take their surveys, so they use a sort of survey brokerage company. They, for example, tell this company that they want to survey 500 mothers age 25-35 and the company distributes and conducts the survey for them, the participants are paid, and the company gets their results.
Paid internet Survey Sites
Here is a brief list of paid survey sites that I use or have used (these are the survey brokerage companies that I mentioned):
eCash Opinions – I have been a member of a lot of paid survey sites, now I exclusively use eCash. They connect with virtually every online survey provider that exists and their information is always fresh and current. My wife also says eCash is the best, if you prefer a woman’s opinion.
Paid Surveys From Home – That is a pretty long name, I admit, but their surveys are pretty solid. My friend, who averages $50 a day taking surveys, says this site is the best. While I prefer eCash, this site is absolutely solid and highly recommeded.
Surveys Paid – One of the most recognized names in online surveys, this site has been around a while and has a big following. They are very popular because they simply produce good results. Still a great site.