Paid Surveys – Tips to Work From Home and Make Secondary Income
Participate in paid surveys and earn secondary or primary income with minimal effort and without leaving your house. It's amazing how much money you can make and also the prizes you can win by filling out simple surveys. Of course when something is too good to be true there is a risk. We have been doing research on Internet fraud for three years and found out there are a lot of scam survey and work at home providers. A lot of survey websites offer people a database with a fee for paid surveys which turns out to be scam surveys. Also, survey sites offer free access to their survey database but require you to register with their site. Again, this is a scam. They keep your information and sell it to third party companies.
Why should you take online surveys?:
Influence the development of new products and services
Make money....Easily be paid from $1 to $100 for 20 minutes of your time
Work from the comfort of your home
It's free to join, No cost what so ever
It's are fun and interesting...you learn a lot about current product and product in the near future
It's Easy....all you need is a computer
Earn great rewards and prizes...some survey companies send product to keep and only ask for feedback
You make a difference by expressing your opinion
Sample Questions: (95% are multiple choice questions)
What cereal do you prefer? A) Raisin Brand B) Frosted Flakes C) Chex
Have you heard of the Tom-Tom Navigation System? A) Yes B) No
What vacation destination would your prefer? A) Beach B) Mountains C) City
What airline do you prefer? A) Delta B) American Airlines C) Air Tran
Look for panels approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and that have privacy policies reviewed by eTRUST or features the WebTrust for Online Privacy Seal of Assurance.
Beware of "survey websites" asking you to receive information for special offers and other survey panels during registration - these websites may sell your name and information to other companies that will send you spam.
Always set up a separate e-mail account exclusively for survey invitations. This will make it easier for you to see how many surveys you have received, and will avoid spam being sent to your personal e-mail address, should you make a mistake and register with an unreputable surveys website.
Beware of "survey websites" that ask for overtly personal information such as your bank account information, credit card numbers, full names of family members, etc. A real online market research company would never ask you to provide this type of information.
Be cautious of "get rich quick" websites. You cannot get rich taking online surveys. However, you can make a decent amount of cash on the side participating in surveys.
Legitimate online survey e-mail invitations will provide information on the type of study being conducted, the survey length, and the incentive for completion. Do not respond or click on e-mail "survey invitations" that feature ads to win products, cash, etc. These e-mails are not coming from legitimate market research companies!
Some research companies will ask you to download software after registration. This software usually tracks your web browsing habits and the information is then sent to marketers. It is ok to download this software if you can verify a legitimate market research firm is running the site - do your homework to make sure that this is indeed the case.
Look for mentions of marketing association memberships on survey panel websites. Reputable associations include CASRO (Council of American Survey Research Organizations) and the AAPOR (American Association for Public Opinion Research).
Your opinion counts! Marketers truly are interested in what you think, enough to reward you with cash and prizes just for sharing your thoughts. Stay cautious when registering with online survey panels, but when you've found a reputable panel - have fun and reap the rewards of being a panelist!