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Paid Survey Websites – Are Paid Survey Websites a Legitimate Way to Earn Money?

There are millions and thousands of claims that people can make money taking surveys. However, there are also thousands upon thousands of claims that they are a complete scam and a waste of time. Therefore, the question to ask is, which statements are true and which are false? The answer will be revealed during the review of this article as well as whether they are a scam or not.

Some information

Most of the paid survey websites are totally free to join and participate. Legitimate ones will never require you to spend any money. There is absolutely no limit to how many you can join. However, sometimes there is a limit to the number of surveys you can take each day with a particular site. Therefore, joining some of them is not a bad idea.

Generally speaking, paid survey websites offer surveys that take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete, but some take around 30 minutes while others only take around 5 minutes. Some also offer Focus Groups which could take around 1-3 hours to complete, but the payouts for those are usually higher.

To keep it simple, generally, the longer it takes to complete a survey or focus group, the higher the payout once it’s completed!

The questions companies ask are hard to pin down because, honestly, they can be all over the place. They ask a wide variety of questions, some frequently asked survey questions are listed below.

1. Opinion about the product/service – In this case, you will be asked questions related to a specific product or service that you have claimed to experience. For example, if you’ve tried Red Bull Energy Drink, you may be asked for your opinion on the taste, texture, price, how much you like the look of the can the drink is in, and many other related questions.

2. Art-related topics – Have you had the opportunity to listen to “Hello” by Adele? If so, there could be a poll asking how you felt about the song. What are your thoughts on the lyrics, studio quality, instrumental and many more? How did you feel about the song when you first heard it? Did it make you feel sad, happy, angry, scared (for whatever reason), etc.?

3. Questions about… surveys – Partly a joke, but also likely to show up one day if you take enough. They may ask how you feel taking them. How do you feel about the amount of time it takes to complete them? Are they too long or too short? Have you been able to earn the amount of income you expected? Is the income you are getting satisfactory?

Now that we have some information about the surveys themselves and the types you may be taking, let’s get to the fun stuff! Can You Really Earn Money Taking Surveys? If so, how much money should you expect to earn?

Money money money!

So the second most important question is: can you really make money taking surveys? The answer is yes, as long as they are legit!

Please note that some are indeed scams, so be careful! However, there are plenty of others who will legitimately pay you money. I created an article a while back explaining some legitimate paid survey websites as well as some that are complete scams. So for the ones that are legit and actually pay people to complete them, how much money can you expect to make?

In general, payments range from $1 to around $80 per completed survey. For focus group types, this payout could range around $100 or more, but as mentioned above, it takes much longer to complete than regular surveys. Payouts differ, so I can’t give you an exact number of payouts you can earn.

However, legitimate paid survey websites will tell you how much money the payouts are for each one before you start. Again, the rule of thumb is that the longer and longer it takes to complete, the higher the payout usually is!

How to charge?

Now that we know we can make money, I’ll briefly talk about how you’ll be compensated. There are several different types of payments, I’m going to go over a few.

1. Points – Some companies have payments in the form of points. With this payment, you have a few options to choose from. You can get real physical money, you can use the points towards an item like a new Xbox 360, or you can choose to spend your points on a raffle ticket for a chance to win something awesome like a new Nissan. Versa.

two. PayPal – Businesses are beginning to switch to this payment method. PayPal payments are becoming the new norm when it comes to compensation. Why? Because it is easy and direct. You can take 5 surveys in one day and see your payment total at the end of the week by logging into your PayPal account. Then just take that money and transfer it to your bank and boom!

3.Check – Some companies, however, pay by check. They usually do it monthly. Generally speaking, they require some kind of minimum win before you receive your check, like $50.00. Most companies that make payments this way have a set date each month to send checks. So as soon as you complete enough surveys to earn $50.00, they will send you your check of $50.00 or more on that specific day of each month, like the 7th of each month.

Are paid surveys a scam?

To keep it simple, no! I mentioned this before, some paid survey websites are actually scams. However, there are many who are not! There are several that will actually pay you and have paid those involved for years and years now, and those that do this for an income stream are quite pleased with their results, generally speaking of course.

To conclude, both statements are true!

Some are scams and waste of time and some are not! You just have to know what to look for. I have also listed some tips during this article such as a legit company that will let you know about the payment before you actually start taking the survey.

Can you quit your job?

Absolutely! You can always quit your job, if you want!

However, the income you will earn will never be enough security for you to quit your job and feel comfortable. I don’t care if you manage to take 50 surveys every hour. Paid surveys are not a way to earn a substantial amount of income from home and they are not supposed to be!

They are designed as an easy way to earn some kind of secondary income during your spare time. If you can generate more income than you were earning from your actual job, you probably didn’t choose a very good career in the first place.

They are designed to put an extra $300 in your bank account per month if you hit the industry hard and take action every day! They are not designed to give you a run!

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