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Get Paid For Survey? Sure, But Can You Make Real Money At It?

Dec 5, 2007
It is easy to get paid for surveys. There are thousands of new surveys being made every week. There is always demand for new survey participants. It is easy enough to get on survey makers' lists and start getting surveys to fill out.

The challenge is in making any money at it. You CAN make money with paid surveys, even very good money, if you go about it the right way.

When you first start out, nobody tells you that only about 20% or so of all the survey makers out there offer legitimate paid online surveys. Surveys that pay reasonable amounts, on time, in cash or equivalent. These are the ones you want. These are where your focus should be.

Another 40% are marginal. They sometimes pay or they pay low amounts. They may or may not be suitable for occasional use or fill-in work.

The remainder, again about 40%, are just time wasters. Want you to take surveys for free, try to sell you stuff. Or worse, sell your contact info and demographic info to disreputable sales groups that try to sell you everything under the sun, fill up your in-box with junk and trash mail.

If you want to get paid for surveys and make any real money at it, you have to focus on that 20% of survey makers that pay, from the get-go. Ideally you want to find a list of legitimate paid survey panels that has all of the 20% on it. Realistically, the best lists available will be those with more than 50% paying survey makers.

The object will be to get the best list you can, to start with. That way you start making money faster and have much less trash to sort out. You will still need to go through the process of culling out the less-desirables.

So where do you go to get the best list to start with? Look to the paid survey membership sites. Since you will be paying them, they will care about the quality of the list they give you. Avoid "free lists". These are being paid for by the 80% of less desirable survey makers in order to recruit new participants.

The 20% you want almost never pay recruiting fees. They will not likely be on any of the "free lists" where the ones offering the list make their livings off of those recruiting fees.

To get the best list, only deal with paid survey membership sites that have a strong money-back guarantee. If they won't guarantee their service, then you don't want to buy it! Look for an outside backer or underwriter of the guarantee, such as a bank or financial company like PayPal or ClickBank.

From this group with good guarantees, and there are at least 70 that will qualify, pick one with a low refund rate. Low refund rates mean happy clients who found that they could use the site's list, get paid for surveys and make money. That is the group you want to be with.

Avoid any with high refund rates. High refund rates mean unhappy clients who used the list, found that they did not get paid for surveys, did not make money, were dissatisfied and demanded their money back. You may sympathize with them but don't join them! ;-)

When you locate the best paid survey membership site you can find, sign up with them. Get your copy of their list and immediately apply to ALL of the survey makers on that list. The most common startup mistake is to not apply to as many survey makers as possible. Sign up for all and put all on your probationary list.

When you get paid for surveys, then you can classify the payers as good and put them on your "A" list. The trashy ones will identify themselves as such and should be treated accordingly.

For more details on how to get paid for surveys and make money, follow the links below...
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How to get paid for surveys, make money: Get Paid for Surveys For refund rates: Paid Survey Reviews Jorge Chavez: http://surveysentinel.ya23.com
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