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Survey Taking Secrets - Get Paid For Your Opinion!

Jun 20, 2008
Everyone has seen the ads for making money online by taking surveys and providing an opinion in exchange for cash. If you have seen these advertisements, you've probably considered paying for a service that grants you access to online survey companies. Before you pay for one of these types of memberships, make sure you read this article in its entirety.

You've no doubt asked yourself how it all works and why in the heck anyone would be willing to pay cold hard cash for your opinion. It's really about profits. The companies who are willing to pay you want to make more money, and the only way they are going to make more money is by improving their products or services and providing their customers with higher quality solutions to their problems.

When you sign up for a survey site, they are going to ask for your email address and they are going to request that you verify it by clicking a link inside an email they send you. This is perfectly normal and acceptable. When you get their email, click the link.

After you have verified your email address, you will be able to log into your account and take a look at the current offers they are promoting. The type of payout for each offer will vary; some will offer mailed checks, some will pay via PayPal, and others will offer points or rewards.

The types of offers will vary with each survey site that you join. Regardless of your interests, you will always find at least a few offers that you can make money with.

You will find programs that offer payouts if you sign up for free service trials, such as a Blockbuster video membership or a Netflix membership. If you sign up to test drive their service, you will get anywhere from $5 to $20 credited to your account. Whether or not you keep the membership is up to you.

Another type of survey program is free product trials. Let's say you find an offer for a brand new skin patch that guarantees weight loss. Just like the service trial, this program will pay you to sign up for their weight loss patch and give it a trial run. Depending on the offer, they may request that you provide a review of their product in order to help them improve it before product launch.

Yet another type of survey program will ask you a variety of general questions that may seem random or unrelated. Let's say they ask you fifty questions. Well, only ten or fifteen might be pertinent to their research while the others are designed to help keep your answers honest and to conceal their true interests. These types of surveys will not pay much, anywhere from $1 to $5 per survey. However, they can be completed rather quickly (usually in ten minutes or less).

The last thing you should consider is whether or not to pay for a survey membership. What separates the paid survey sites from the free ones? The paid survey sites are third parties who are trying to make a profit off your desire to earn money.

If you pay their membership fee, they are merely going to grant you access to various free survey directories located throughout the internet. These same survey directories can be found for free if you look hard enough. In short, the sites that force you to pay fees are scam sites, and the sites that offer free access to paid surveys are the legitimate sites that you can trust.
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