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The Pros And Cons Of Paid Surveys

Apr 1, 2008
Paid surveys can be an extremely easy way to earn money if you have a little bit of knowledge about how they work. If you don't have any idea of how they work or have never heard about paid surveys then it might be a little overwhelming for you at the beginning. Don't worry though, it will get easier! Everyone likes the concept of earning extra money from the internet and paid surveys have made it very easy to do it from the comfort of your home in your spare time.

I want to look at some of the pros and cons of taking paid surveys online.

Here are the pros,

You will automatically create a supplemental income in addition to what you do for a living. For every survey that you take and complete, you will make anywhere between $4-8. What happens if you do more than one per day? You double that, or triple that, or quadruple that! These surveys are really easy to do as well. Each one takes no more than ten minutes and then you can take another one.

Another pro that you will like is the fact that you can take them on your own time. There is very little commitment when it comes to paid surveys. The survey companies will send you the surveys via email and you take them whenever you have a spare minute. I know hundreds of individuals who take them while at work. You know, earning while earning!

The last pro that I will address is the fact that you are not tied to any contract or have no obligation to complete the surveys that are sent to you. If you don't want to take surveys for a few days, then don't! I would highly recommend that you consider taking every survey. Why not? It is just a chance to make more money. But, don't stress if you miss a few, you will be ok.

The cons,

Sometimes you will receive gifts instead of cash. I find that this is ok especially if I can get gift cards to Target or Wal-Mart. This would allow me to spend my gift cards in the exact same way I would have spent the cash. If you are looking for a check to be mailed to your home, then you should probably stay away from the companies who do this.

The last drawback that I can think of today is the fact that most paid survey companies are only for residents of the United States or Canada. There is very little opportunity for people that live in other countries to take surveys. There are a few companies who do and there are more every day that are expanding their surveys to other countries, but it may be challenging to find them and receive enough surveys to be compensated how you would like to.

Overall, paid online surveys are a great way to supplement your income. Whether you are a stay at home mom or father who works full time, you will be able to earn some extra money that you didn't have in the first place!
About the Author
Greg Shuey is an expert when it comes to Paid Surveys. With his knowledge and years of experience, Greg has compiled a directory of Online Paid Survey companies that pay you for taking surveys. Visit Survey Inferno - Blog for more information and to get started today.
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