Making Money From Online Surveys
If you are a regular net surfer, you must have come across several ads telling you, you can make money by participating in online surveys. If you are like me who likes to read through almost anything you come across, by now, you should know what it is all about. Basically, it is all about registering with a survey site on the internet, and from time to time, they send you invitations to participate in a survey about a product or service and on completion of the survey, you get.
Like almost anything there are genuine survey sites that pay and scam sites that collect your money and do not send you any surveys or do not pay you for the surveys you have done. It is not always easy detecting the difference between a genuine and fake site but the easiest way is by finding out from people who participate in online surveys about their take on any site you intend to register with. Before we start investigating surveys, let us know what it is all about.
Surveys are used to collect information about items in a population. They can be used in many different facets of life such as in political polls, government, social science, health and marketing research. A survey involves administering questions to individuals and can be communicated to find out peoples opinions or factual information on a particular issue in focus.
There are different methods of collecting surveys such as interview, mail, telephone and now most commonly on the internet. The internet is the best method of conducting surveys because it is inexpensive, gives results quickly, easy to modify and most importantly, it is another way of making extra money.
However, making money from surveys is not as easy as it looks. One reason is that there are a lot of scam survey sites out there and it is not easy claiming a genuine site from scam. A good way out of this is to join survey forums. Search for reputable survey forums and join them so that before you register with any site, you can find out from others their experience with the site. Reputable forums will not condone spam to protect their reputation, so you are almost 100% sure what you are getting is accurate.
Most survey sites do not always have enough surveys. If you register with only one site, you may not get as much as 5 surveys a week while you have set your target on learning an extra $ 1,000 per month. In order to get that, you have to register with as many as 10-20 sites in other to have like 1 or 2 surveys daily. This is not difficult because it takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete a survey.
Surveys are one of the easiest ways to make money. Like any other kind of business, if you know the tricks to the trade, you can become a master.