Can you Make Money as an Online Survey Taker

The short answer is yes. But, it is a lot more work than most sites would lead you to believe. I have tried survey taking as an online option. I made a little money and it was easy but VERY monotonous. Truth is I lost interest in it. Just too much of a time commitment for what I felt I was getting out of it.

Searching the internet I have found people who say they can work 3 to 5 hours a day, every day and make an average of $2,600.00 per month. That seems like a lot based on my personal experience but I will continue and let you make up your own mind.

If you want to do online surveys for a living I have a couple of suggestions up front.

  1. Set up a dedicated email. You are going to get added to A LOT of email lists. You need to turn off your SPAM filter and check the site a few times a day. Some companies will stop sending you surveys if you do not respond promptly.
  2. Register for every marketing research company you can find. The more you register with the more surveys you will get to make money from.
  3. Be prepared to share your personal information. I am NOT talking about your social security number. You will be asked your age, income level, education, number of kids, if you smoke, male/female, etc…
  4. Expect to spend 15-20 minutes per survey.
  5. There are a lot scam sites out there.

Ways to avoid Scam sites (I know you want to know that).

  1. If they require a membership fee.
  2. They do not tell you exactly how you are to be compensated.
  3. Ask for your social security number, bank account number or credit card number.
  4. Guarantees you a set income or an unreasonable one.

It also helps that this is work, not a money machine that will make you rich overnight. It also takes time to build, it might take you months to get enough surveys coming in to make a decent amount.

Ways to find survey companies:

  1. Harris Polls.
  2. ZoomPanel
  3. CVS Advisor.
  4. SwagBucks
  5. Survey Savvy.
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