Do a search on Google with the keyword “surveys” and you will get more than 70 million results. Websites offering to help you get paid for surveys are a major growth industry. Unfortunately, this growth has attracted an increasing number of not so scrupulous companies who are looking to get paid for surveys that you complete and keep most of the rewards for themselves.
So you need to be very careful when looking for survey companies to sign up with. If you are serious about getting paid for surveys, take time to do a lot of research to find those companies that are paying a reasonable fee for each survey you complete and have a good reputation for paying up on time.
To get paid for surveys and earn a suitable income you have to overcome the following problems:
The amount you get paid for surveys is generally pretty low. Yes, allegedly you can get $ 75 for one survey, but I have yet to see it. The reality is that few surveys pay more than $ 5 and many pay $ 2 or less. You can see that generally the rewards are not that great, unless you can complete an awful lot of surveys in a day! If you can complete 3 surveys an hour (and that is doing it quickly), at $ 2 per survey you will make $ 6 an hour, less than $ 50 a day for more than 8 hours solid work completing 25 surveys.
You have to sign up with a lot of companies to get sufficient numbers of surveys to complete a day. Many of these will be paying less than a dollar a survey.
For most surveys you have to meet their strict selection criteria. So you spend 5 minutes answering their questions only to be told you don’t qualify, thank you, good bye!
If you really like completing surveys, then this could be an income opportunity. But I suggest you only think of it as a part time means of earning “pin money”. Yes, there are websites where they say you can get well paid for surveys, even up to $ 750 a time, but these opportunities are few and far between.
Also, be aware that there are genuine alternatives to being paid for surveys that you should consider. These opportunities do require a lot of hard work and it will take time to before they produce steady results, but they can provide a good full time income. Whatever route you choose, I wish you every success.
Article by Philip Paine.