Paid online surveys are a big business on the Internet and a good way to make some extra money. Thousands of surveys are being made every week, and tens of thousands of survey participants are receiving checks in the mail and deposits in their PayPal account every month. It’s easy to join them, if you do it right!
The challenge is that most of the paid surveys being made (75-80%) are made by low-pay/no-pay survey makers and are mostly a waste of time. Not worth the effort to fill out the questionnaires. To make any money you must be signed up with the 20-25% that are legitimate paid online surveys that pay well and on time.
There are over 700 survey makers in the U.S. and over 3,000 worldwide. While you could just sign up with all of them, try them and discard those that don’t really pay or that abuse your privacy, this would take a lot of time and effort. (All these survey makers are independent competitors; you must sign with each one separately.)
Since the survey makers that really pay participants generally do not pay recruiting fees, the best way to get the use of a good list of survey makers is from a paid survey membership site. When you pay the site with the list, they try to please you, and you have a chance to get a good list.
“Free lists” are actually being paid for, indirectly, by the no-pay/low-pay survey makers to recruit more gullible survey participants to work for next to nothing. No list is really free. It is either paid for by you or by the (low-pay/no-pay) survey makers trying to recruit you.
Since some paid survey sites also accept some survey makers into their lists in order to collect recruiting fees, you will need to carefully screen them to pick out a good one. You can do this based on what the current and past clients are saying about it, as reported in their refund rates.
Essentially, the surefire method to get a good list is this:
1. Only deal with paid survey sites that have a STRONG money-back guarantee, backed up by a bank or financial company such as PayPal or ClickBank. There are at least 70-80 of these out there.
2. From within this group with strong money-back guarantees, pick one with a low (3-6%) refund rate. Avoid any with refund rates that are either unknown (means high) or are as high as 9-10%.
[Low refund rates mean happy clients, who made money with the list they got as a member of that site, felt that it was well-worth the small membership fee, and were happy. High refund rates mean many unhappy clients, who did not make money with the list they were given, and are demanding their money back!]
3. When you get your copy of your paid survey site’s list, quickly sign up with ALL of the survey makers on that list. The more you sign up with, the more money you will make.
Follow this formula and you will position yourself to be amongst the happy clients of a paid survey site that HAS happy clients! You have great upside potential and no downside risk. You can’t lose; you have a strong guarantee.
Many more or less serious survey takers make over $1,000 a month, working their own hours, from home or from anywhere they have access to the Internet. You could be one of them and be receiving checks in the mail for giving YOUR opinion!