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Question: Should you pay for a database of paid survey sites? Answer: No. There are several reasons why you shouldnít pay a dime to take online surveys. First, with a little effort youíll be able to find all of sites yourself - free. There are a lot of free sites that have pretty good lists and also a few really good free sites out there that have comprehensive free paid survey directories with hundreds of listings. Secondly, market research firms are actually prohibited from charging people to participate in surveys and frown upon anyone who does.
Question: Can I get rich just by taking online surveys? Answer: Iíve had so many people ask me if there are going to be able to retire by taking online surveys. Well, thatís just not going to happen. Where it is possible to make a decent amount of money by making referrals or by running a survey related website, youíre just not going to be making a full-time salary by simply taking surveys. There are a lot of sites out there advertising that you can make thousands of dollars per week or make $45 dollars and hour for taking online surveys (you can actually make $45 dollars an hour for a particular survey, but you wonít always make that much and it may only be a 10 minute survey).
Question: How much can I make? Answer: Thatís really hard to say. It really depends on a number of factors. How many sites did you sign-up with? How often do you take surveys you are invited to take? What is your demographic? EtcÖ But I wonít just leave you hanging at that. I would say, if you sign-up for a number of survey sites, take majority of surveys you are invited to and are not limited in life experience, you could make perhaps $1,000 to $2,000 a year in cash or something equivalent. Mostly you will get smaller payments ($1.00 to $10.00) for a survey but Iíve seen them pay as much as $200. Treat this as extra cash, not a career. You can easily make enough to take family out for dinner, buy a few extras, get a few nice things for around house or save it all for your Christmas shopping.
Question: So, is it worth it? Answer: Yes, I think so. Whereas, itís not going to make you filthy rich, itís certainly an easy and fun way to make a few extra bucks. I find surveys to be enjoyable to participate in and for time spent, compensation is pretty good.
That wraps up this question and answer session. Hopefully this article has shed some light on world of paid online surveys. If you cut through hype and know what to look for, online surveys can be an enjoyable way to make some extra money. Youíll get to see new products before they come out, give your opinion on how to make existing products better and get paid to do so. Not too bad for a few minutes of your time.
Chris Ohlson is the owner of Free Paid Surveys.net, www.freepaidsurveys.net With a comprehensive listing of over 300 paid online survey sites and dedicated to providing straight-forward and honest information on paid online surveys.