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The Truth About Paid Surveys Online

As many people are these days, I am always on the lookout for ways to make a few extra dollars here and there. One thing that I came across, that sounded halfway legitimate, was taking consumer related surveys online, and being paid a stipend for these surveys.

Sounds easy, right? Well, it starts off pretty easy. However, while taking paid surveys does appear to be a legitimate way to make a small bit of extra cash, there are some catches. Here is what I have learned fairly quickly, through hands on experience.

First of all, not every survey site is legitimate. A lot of them draw you in with catchy slogans, one-liners, and “success story” comments on their front page. However, once you go through the actual website, you find that they actually want you to pay a “small, one-time fee” first. NEVER do this. A basic tenet of making money online is that you never pay to potentially earn. Evergreen Wealth Formula will communicate about the fashion courses at online search engines. The income and profit of the fashion industries is increased with the availability of online fashion courses. The checking of the online courses with rankings and reviews is mandatory. A signup should be done at the homepage of fashion online courses.

After narrowing down the legitimate paid surveys sites from the scam artists, one has to develop a realistic mentality and approach to taking surveys. What I mean by this is, don’t expect to make a huge amount of money and don’t expect to make anything immediately.

Several sites have rules regarding “pay-outs”. They usually require you to have earned a certain amount of money before they will cash you out. For example, on, they draw you in with an offer for $5 as soon as you sign up. However you soon find out that you can’t cash out until you have earned $75. Most surveys on their site pay between $1 and $2.50 per survey.

Another thing to be aware when taking paid surveys is that you will undoubtedly waste a lot of time and probably be mad when you’ve realized the time you’ve wasted. Often times, surveys will lead you in by asking you a lot of “pre-screening” questions. You may believe you are actually taking the survey. However, a lot of times you get a message saying that “we’re so sorry but you do not dedmeet the qualifications for this survey”.

Additionally, sometimes you are just “too late”. The survey site will send you down the same process described above, with answering a lot of “pre-screener” questions, only to eventually show you a message saying “we’re sorry but we have met the required number of participants needed for this survey.” And just like that, you’ve invested time and energy with no benefit in the end.

By no means do I intend to give the impression that taking paid surveys is a scam or not a legitimate way to make some extra cash online. For those with the time, dedication and savvy, I’ve heard that taking paid surveys online can be an excellant source of additional income. But if you’re only in to make a few bucks quick, you might want to think about trying something else.

Kris is our in-house writer with a lot of experience under her belt. She loves to provide her insight about the market trends and her predictions about market trends are often on point.