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Paid Surveys - Making Good Money Doing Online Surveys

Mar 4, 2008
I started my career in the market research industry working for one of the top paid survey companies on the internet today. If anyone knows of the legitimacy of paid survey companies and how they work, it is me! The internet has been plagued with thousands of paid survey offers. How would one know which companies are legitimate and actually pay for participation. This is a very good question and a question often asked by my customers. The thing is, there are many different market research companies that are willing to pay you for your opinions, you just need to find the right ones. If the survey company is registered with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or with TRUSTe, run with it. They are the companies that are legitimate and will pay you for your time taking their surveys. If you follow these other steps you will have greater success making money with online surveys.

1. Begin by creating a separate email account that you will use to register with the different paid survey companies. GMail is by far the best choice of email account. They have the highest deliverability rate meaning that more survey invitations will reach your in box, when compared to Hotmail and Yahoo. If you want the most survey invitations, GMail is the way to go.

2. After your new (survey dedicated) email address is set up, you need to register for as many survey companies as you can. The more paid survey companies you register with the more money you will make.

3. Give the paid survey companies accurate information and fill out any additional profiles that they ask for. When I worked in the the market research industry the single most important thing I told our panelists was to fill out all of the profiles accurately and keep them updated. This is because the survey companies decide who to send the surveys to based off of the information they have about you. If you want the greatest number of survey sent to you, surveys that you actually qualify for, you must do this and update them frequently!

4. Stay on top of every survey invitation. If you start slacking in your survey taking, you will be sent fewer survey invitations. If you don't take them for more than a few months, you will be opted out completely. The survey companies reward those who are active in taking surveys with more surveys. Besides that, the more surveys you take, the more money you will make.

5. Last but not least, HAVE FUN! The surveys you will take are fun and definitely interesting. If you are in need of some extra money and have some free time on your hands, then taking surveys is for you!
About the Author
Greg Shuey owns and operates a network of websites including the very successful http://www.SurveyInferno.com. Putting extensive time into researching the different paid survey companies, Survey Inferno is the best source for legitimate survey opportunities.
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