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All Survey Sites Are Not Scams

Sep 8, 2008
One of the ways to make money on the Internet is to take surveys. Unfortunately, survey sites have gotten a very bad rap in the last 5 years or so and many people think they are all scams. Let me try to explain to you the difference between the ones that really are scams and the ones that are not.

If you surf the Internet much, you will undoubtedly come across ads for survey sites that say they will make you tons of money. All you have to do is join their site for a one time fee of $49.95 or some similar amount and they will open the doors for you to surveys that will pay from $5 all the way up to $100. These ads claim that you will be able to make a high hourly income and do it all easily from the comfort of your home.

The saying "if it sounds too good to be true it probably is" applies in this situation. First off, if it were this easy then everybody would be doing it. Any site that charges you to join to be able to fill out surveys is a scam of sorts. These sites are not illegal but they are quite underhanded in that all they will do is give you a list of all the survey sites on the Internet. You don't need to buy a list of survey sites because every survey site can be found by anyone for free on the Internet. All it takes is a little surfing on Google and you can easily find many legitimate sites where you can go to fill out surveys. You do not need to pay anyone to direct you to them.

All legitimate survey sites will let you join for free. They want your business and you will in effect be making them money so free is the correct price. Any survey site that lets you join for free is probably legitimate despite what you might hear about it or read about it. Many people automatically say that the whole industry is a scam but they do not understand anything about it.

Advertising is big business and all one needs to do is to watch TV or listen to radio to understand that. Companies offer money in return for you to fill out a survey or try a product and that is just an extension of their advertising budget. The Internet is a huge new medium and most companies now have a budget which includes advertising on the Internet. One of the ways they spend that advertising money is to pay you (the general public) to fill out questionnaires and try offers.

There are dozens of reputable survey sites that anyone can go to and make real money. You will not get rich but you can pick up some nice spending cash or gas money quite easily. They are not scams as long as they don't charge you to join and they will send you a real check that you can cash at any bank. Trust me on this. I make $200 to $500 per month every month with survey sites.
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