I am sure you have seen the “Paid Survey” sites that claim
to pay you for your opinion. Question is: Will they really
pay you for just taking simple surveys online?
Well, I did a little experiment. Actually, it was a pretty
big experiment. I researched several hundred of these
What did I find? You guessed it:
Most were scams.
They want your email address so they can spam you. Or they
require you to accumulate 10 million zillion points before
they pay you. Or they say they pay but don’t.
But, as I was weeding out all the scams I would
occasionally come across a legitimate company. It didn’t
happen very often, but out of the hundreds of companies I
researched, I found 68 good ones.
Now, let me tell you — you are not going to get rich doing
surveys online. And, if anybody tells you that you can earn
“thousands” a month — they are lying to you. (My best
month so far I earned $104.00)
But, on the other hand it’s not very hard work either. Most
surveys are short. I did one this morning that took less
than 5 minutes. It only paid $4.00 but for 5 minutes work I
am not going to complain. Yesterday I did one that paid
$10.00. Two weeks ago I did a $25.00 one. And a couple of
months ago I had one that paid $50. It varies. And sometimes
there are very short screener surveys that don’t
pay anything — you have to take the screeners to see if
you qualify for the paid surveys.
All in all, it’s not a bad way to earn a few extra bucks a