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Secrets of Successful Paid Survey Gurus

Mar 2, 2008
Paid surveys are a very popular way for people to make extra cash and win prizes quite easily and with little risk. They are easy to sign up for, very easy to take and there is virtually no risk such as you would find with other online programs like auto surfing and HYIP's. In fact, paid surveys are so popular that some of the top survey companies are paying out close to 1 million dollars a month. Here are some gurus secrets to maximizing your paid survey earnings and fun.

How do I choose which paid surveys to take?

This is actually quite easy to determine. Here are some quick rules you should use when starting out with paid surveys. First make sure you choose a free and legitimate survey database. Having a quality list of paying survey sites is critical to your success making money as a survey taker. You could always try searching for the survey sites yourself, but why do that if someone has already done the work for you and is offering it for free. Remember also to avoid survey sites that want you to pay them for a list. Why pay for something when you can get it for free?

How many survey sites should I subscribe to?

This is entirely up to you, but I've found that when it comes to paid surveys the more the merrier. You never know from day to day which survey site will have the best offers so it's definitely in your best interests to sign up with as many as possible. Personally I am signed up with hundreds of survey sites and I rarely have problems finding good surveys to take on a daily basis. If you are going to count on surveys for steady cash each month then you need to have a good range of offers to choose from and the best way to ensure that is to sign up with every survey company you can find.

How do I avoid scams and spams?

This is also quite easy. First off, never pay for access to a list of survey sites. In fact, you shouldn't ever have to pay for anything survey related. That should pretty much take care of the scams. As far as spam is concerned you can expect to receive some, however if you're with one of the top email providers they should go right in your bulk email folder and you'll never have to see them.

You'll find that all of the legitimate survey sites have customer service and privacy policies. You will have to provide some personal information to get put into the proper list for receiving surveys, but you shouldn't need to give out things such as your SSN or phone number. One exception to this is phone interviews. Naturally they will need your phone number and you may want to consider giving it to them. Phone interviews tend to pay very well. If you have a problem don't hesitate to contact customer service and you should get a quick resolution to your problem.

How can I maximize my earning?

Do you take all the small $2 and $3 surveys or wait for the big $20+ surveys? I know it's exciting to think of taking big payout surveys, however the reality is that you'll make most of your money in the $5-10 per survey area. Survey companies do occasionally send out surveys for $100 and up though so don't get disappointed yet. Typically these surveys go to the most reliable and experienced panel members and that's another reason to take those lower paying surveys in the beginning. It definitely helps to boost your credibility with the survey companies by filling out your profile and responding to their survey requests.
So that's it. Four easy things you can do to maximize your paid surveys earnings and bank some easy cash.
Good luck and keep the surveys coming!
About the Author
The author is a paid survey expert and has been taking paid surveys and instructing others how to get paid for surveys for over a year. To learn how you can get paid for surveys visit his paid survey site which has links to over 300 paid survey companies available for free.
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