You can get paid to take surveys online.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

You can get paid to take surveys online.
Make Money Online
Did you know that you can get paid to take surveys online? Making money this way is not only simple, it can be done from the comfort of your home and in your spare time. Keep in mind, this is not a get rich quick scheme. There is work involved. You will have to also be willing to share your personal information. All that being said, if you are willing and have some free time, here are some methods that you can use to make money taking online surveys.

First, you need to get a list of company's that are looking for survey participants. You can try searching on Google for 'free paid survey' or 'market research company' or ''. This can take a lot of time to compile a list of research companies so you may be willing to take a shortcut. For a small fee you can join a survey site that has a database of companies willing to pay cash or prizes for online surveys. A good place to start is with They offer excellent support, have a huge database of companies and are easy to use to get started.

Once you have joined a survey site, you will need to get a special email account for your surveys. The way it works is you will profile with each company and when requested, you have the choice to participate in the various surveys, focus groups, or product research activities being offered. Since you very well can register with hundreds of companies, you need a separate email account for all this mail. Also, to make the maximum amount of money, you must complete as many surveys as possible. This means you need to check your emails often. You may wish to setup a special Yahoo! email account just for taking surveys. In addition, consider using form filling software such as Roboform. This will save you hours of typing. Almost every survey will screen participants at the beginning. By using form filling software, you can fill in all those forms with 1 click of a button. This allows you to take more surveys per hour, increasing the amount of money you can earn.

How do you actually make money with online surveys?

Once you have registered with a survey site, you will get invitations to complete surveys that match your profile. The method of payment is either so many dollars per completed survey or by draw or by points. Dollars per survey is simple. You do the survey and get paid anywhere from $5 to $100+ for your effort. Survey draws are a little different. Each time you complete a survey, your name is entered into monthly or weekly draws for cash and prizes. So, the more surveys you do, the more likely you are to win cash or a prize. Some sites pay in points. Each survey is assigned a point value. After you have collected enough points, you can redeem them for prizes.

All in all, there is a fair amount of work to be very successful at earning an income with online surveys. If you are willing to part with your personal information, are willing to honestly fill out the questionnaires and have free time, you can use this tool to make money with only a computer connection and an email account.