Josh: I'm here with Rob Davis today and he's going to tell us a little bit about his success with Paid Online Surveys.
So Rob, when was it that you first decided to start taking part in Paid Surveys and Focus Groups?
Rob: I've been doing Paid Surveys for about 4 years now. When I first started back in 2001, there were only a handful of Market Research Companies - who provide you with surveys - listed on internet. I signed up for I think 5 of them. I didnt want to turn it into a full time job because I was already working 40 hours a week down at factory and didnt really think it would be suitable to have to complete a whole lot of surveys as I wanted to have some spare time for myself too!
Josh: Ok, yes I can imagine! So you signed up for 5 Market Research Companies(MRC's) How did that go?
Rob: It took I think 3 days before one of them replied and asked me if I wanted to take part in a survey about home appliances. I accepted and filled out their survey, which was 60 questions long and it took about 10 minutes of my time overall. Next minute I checked my account and found out that there was $50 in it! I was dumbfounded. It was at that moment I decided to start taking it seriously and have never looked back since.
Josh: Wow! So how many MRC's have you joined so far?
Rob: I'm currently a member of over 300 MRC's. There was a time where I had joined over 400 and I was making on average $6000 a month, but it was taking up too much time and I'd rather be playing golf or going on holidays with my family, so I decided to cut back a little.
Josh: Now there's probably people out there who are wondering how you came to sign up for 400 MRC's. Can you offer them some advice about; firstly how to find them and secondly which ones to go for and ones to stay away from?
Rob: Sure. Firstly it's imperative that you sign up for a Paid Survey Database, that lists all immediate MRC's on internet. They are usually quite cheap - about $60 for a year membership plus they also give you some free bonuses aswell. They always update their site with new information on what's going on with with all MRC's on internet. I'm a member of Paid Surveys Free and I believe you are aswell Josh?
Josh: Yes, yes I am.
Rob: Yes, well they provide you with more than enough MRC's to sign up for. Also they rate which ones are best with a little information about who they provide surveys for, so you know if they're worth your time or not. I suggest you sign up for 20 of top MRC's to begin with. Now remember MRC's are free to sign up with, so you've got nothing to lose. Within a couple of days you should get some responses for some survey invitations. If not then go and sign up for more! It's that simple. If you're looking to take it a step further and turn Paid-Survey-taking into a profitable home business like I have, then get out there and sign up for as many as possible. Don't be lazy! Make a real effort to get your name out into world of Market Research. I didn't get to where I am today by filling out occasional survey here and there. I spend a great deal of my day partaking in surveys and focus groups, aswell as researching new companies on horizon. It's very important to keep up-to-date with all new MRC's flooding market. Infact I find that new ones are usually potential goldmines! Sign up for them straight away and as saying goes - "First in best dressed!"