Sunday, 17 February 2013

Are Paid Surveys A Waste Of Time Or A Good Extra Income Source?


Time for a little honesty, I haven't updated this site for a long time and so the information on my older post may not be as true as it was when I wrote it (sadly I have way too many posts to go back and edit them all). With that in mind I thought I would supply a new article on whether Paid Surveys are a waste of time or whether Paid Surveys are a good source of extra income, like they used to be.

The Truth And Nothing But The Truth

To cut straight to the chase it all depends on your interpretation of "good". Years back it was possible to make a few hundred dollars a week doing surveys but nowadays thats become extremely difficult, with $50 now been a much more realistic figure (and even that figures on a good week).

Another problem with paid surveys nowadays is that many of the better companies have payment thresholds, which usually stands at around $100. This means that in theory you could have $1000 worth of completed surveys spread across 20 companies but actually be unable to get any of that money as you haven't hit any thresholds and these can take months (or even years in some cases) to reach.

Paid Survey Directories ..... Yay or Nay

Money can still be made from doing paid surveys but certainly not to the levels that they once were. It was once worth the sign up fee to get access to the paid survey directories but now I'm of the opinion that this isn't the case. If you can find a few free and reliable sites on your own without paying a fee to get in a directory then, as they take they little effort and can be fun to do, I would still say give it a go as long as you aren't hoping it's going to be your path to riches.

The Final Say

The internet is ever evolving and as is often the case what worked yesterday may be dead tomorrow and Paid Surveys are a victim of this. Whether it is because of over saturation or the current economy I don't know but if I'm totally honest I'd perhaps edge on the side of paid surveys been a complete waste of time rather than a good source of extra income but as I said earlier it all comes down to your opinion of what a good source of extra income is.

On the plus side new ways are now out there to earn some extra cash cash so all is not lost. I don't have the time to post on this now but I will do at some point this week so please be sure to check back. Til then people.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Legitimate Paid Survey Directories Ratings

For anyone to make the most from online surveys they need access to one of the legitimate paid survey directories. They need this to gain access to both the best money making online surveys and a good sized list of legitimate paid survey panels.

If you simply think you will make a fair amount from just the best money making online surveys then you are wrong. The reason for this is that the companies offering the best surveys will only send you a handful of surveys a month.

A good sized list of legitimate paid survey panels will help you top up that income with companies that offer low to middle sized rewarding surveys. Although the rewards are less you will receive more surveys from these companies so doing these along with those that offer the best paying surveys means you will usually double your monthly earnings from online surveys.

Here is my Directory of Legitimate Paid Survey Directories. I've been participating in online surveys for several years and have found with the right companies at your disposal and the right attitude online surveys can be lucrative so I wrote this is a basic guide to the companies you may be considering joining.

Here are the legitimate paid survey directories that offer both the best list of legitimate paid survey panels and the best money making online surveys.



































NameList RatingSafety RatingReviewNotesVisit Site
Express Paid Surveys


Good

10/10


No Risk


One of the best all round survey directory available. Click Here For Full Review.


Great bonus of free access to there mystery shopping site.


Click Here


Maximum Paid Surveys


Good 9/10


No Risk


One of , if not the biggest directories available and also the best. Click Here For Full Review


Highly Recommended
Click Here
Paid For Free


Good 8/10


No Risk


Great all round surveys directory.


None


Click Here


Survey Hawk


Average 6/10


No Risk


Great directory for UK residents but only average for anyone else . Click Here For Full Review


UK residents Highly Recommended
Click Here



Top Dollar Surveys


Good 7/10


No Risk


Members won’t have any reason to complain with a solid list. Click Here For Full Review.


Poor customer service and site layout.


Click Here






Daily Paid Surveys


Good 7/10


N/A


New site that still needs to improve. Good list though. Click Here For Review.


New so not yet an established directory Click Here
Surveys For Checks


Good 8/10


No Risk


Better list of companies than most and nice lay out for members to navigate


NoneClick Here
Great Net Money


Good 7/10


N/A


Another new site that offers a decent enough list but needs to improve slightly to be recommended


New so not yet an established directoryClick Here


Paid Surveys Etc.


Good 8/10


Medium Risk
A very good list but links to red sites according to web safety software. Click Here For Full Review


Personally I’ve had no problems but apparently the risk is thereClick Here



Here are some companies that fall in between, either offering a big list of legitimate paid survey panels or the best money making online surveys providers but not really both.

































NameList RatingSafety RatingReviewNotesVisit Site
Survey Scout


Good

7/10


High Risk


One of the more established sites but has the highest refund rate of all survey sites. Click Here For Full Review.


According to safety software Survey Scout is a high risk site to join.


Click Here




Highest Paid Surveys


Average 6/10


No Risk


O.K list of companies but no where near the highest paid surveys available as there name suggest. Click Here for full review

Poor customer support
Click Here
Paid Surveys Online


Average 5/10


No Risk


Sadly starting to show it's age. Needs to improve its database to be worthwhile.


None


Click Here


Home Survey Workers


Average 5/10


No Risk


Seriously in need of improvement but legitimate non the less.


Poor customer service and site layout.


Click Here






Quick Paid Surveys


Average 7/10


No Risk


Not the worst site you'll encounter but a high refund rate shows members aren't happy


None Click Here
Survey Absolute


Average 6/10


No Risk


Decent enough survey site but if people took advantage of there offer of $10 for every new company you give them it could be the best.


$10 "reward" if you find companies not on there databaseClick Here
Paid Surveys At Home


Average 4/10


Medium Risk


Although legitimate there is nothing at all to recommend Paid Surveys At Home for.


NoneClick Here


Get Cash For Surveys


Average 4/10


High Risk
The site itself is well laid out and easy to navigate but that's where the positives end. Click Here For Full Review


Very low satisfaction rate amongst members.


Click Here






And finally here are the survey directories that offer neither the best money making online surveys or a good list of legitimate paid survey panels. Please note that there are no links to provided to the sites rated as poor.




























NameList RatingSafety RatingReviewNotesVisit Site
Survey Temple


Average 5/10




N/A


A new site that needs to improve drastically to satisfy its users.


New site so could improve.


Click Here


Paid Survey Pro


Poor 3/10


No Risk


Very popular survey directory but with a high refund rate amongst it's users. Very low quality companies


Poor all round package
N/A


Instant Paid Surveys


Poor 2/10


Medium Risk


With so many better survey directories available there is no reason whatsoever to use Instant Paid Surveys.


None


N/A




Extreme Paid Surveys


Poor 2/10


High Risk


A terrible directory made worse by its links to dangerous sites. Click Here For Full Review


Customer support non existent.
N/A



Survey Club


Poor 0/10


High Risk


The worst survey site you could come across and amazingly one of the most used. Click Here For Full Review


Free but seriously don't bother.


N/A







Hopefully this has been helpful in some way to you. Remember you will make the most money from online surveys by joining a site that offers both the best money making online surveys and a good list of legitimate paid survey panels. Good luck.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Steps To Help You Earn Money Completing Surveys Online

Earn money completing surveys online - Probably an ad you will have encountered numerous times but can you actually do it or is a all just a scam?

Thankfully they are real and you could be taking part yourself. Earn money completing surveys online - Sounds simple doesn't it? Well the good news is that it is simple to do but there are still a couple of things you must do to make it happen.

Now online surveys will never make you your fortune but they are a very nice source of extra income when done correctly.

Many however fail to make the most of the opportunity because they don't understand there are a couple of steps to take beforehand.

A lot of people trying their hands at paid surveys join just a handful of companies ( if that ) and this is why they fail to make any real money from online surveys. To make it worthwhile it is definitely a case of the more the better.

Each company actually sends out very few surveys each month and from those few surveys the chances are that your profile will only match up with a limited amount of those surveys. Even a company that pays well fot participation will still make you relatively little because of this.

The only way around this, and the only way of really making money, is to increase the numbers which means finding and joining more companies that offer online paid surveys. Thankfully this is now a simpler task than it once was.

Since the increase in popularity of paid surveys there are now several web sites that offer a list of survey companies for a one time fee. Not each of these list are worth purchasing but the good ones certainly are and are therefore the best way of finding companies. The other benefit over searching yourself is that all the companies will have been tested to make sure they are safe.

The second reason many fail to make anything is that they give up straight away. The reasons for this are usually because at first the majority of companies will only send surveys with little rewards. There is however a reason for this.

Companies don't want to give good money to those that are simply only ever going to take part when it suits them ( such as when a big payment is offered ). So they will initially test new members commitment with smaller offers. Basically they simply want to see that you are participating when you can and not just when you want.

Once they have seen you are an active member though you will eventually start to see a difference. If you stick with it then over time the opportunity will become more lucrative but because many are inpatient they give up and fail to ever make any money.

So provided you don't give up before you've given them a chance to work and you find a good list of companies to work from, I'd recommend Express Paid Surveys, then there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to earn money completing surveys online.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Taking Surveys Online To Earn Money

Taking surveys online to earn money is one option that more and more people are considering giving a try. This article will hopefully help you to decide whether you could be one of them.

Getting paid cash for answering surveys is fairly simple but only if done correctly. Doing them correctly does involve a little effort from you initially and it can seem very tedious but it is the only real way to assure you make some decent money.

What you MUST do is to make sure you join as many companies that offer paid surveys as you possibly can. There are thousands of companies that offer them it is simply a case of finding them.

First I am going to tell you why you need to join as many companies as possible. Each company offering paid surveys will be working on behalf of other companies each of which will be looking for different kinds of people to participate. This means that you will not always be excepted for surveys that they are offering.

If you then put this along with the fact that each survey provider may only issue a few surveys a month you will start to see why joining only one or two companies is very limited.

There is no right number of companies to join but the simple logic is that the more the better. Now how to actually find them.

Many are basically market research companies of some kind so if you know of any give their sites a look. You can also try to use a search engine to find a few companies although you should make sure you check out the company before you sign up with your details.

A far quicker way of finding companies is to simply join a membership site and gain access to their list. They will provide a list with hundreds of companies for you to join, all of which will also have been checked out to make sure they are safe.

I would currently recommend Express Paid Surveys ( click this link to read my review: Express Paid Surveys Review ) out of all the current Paid Survey Directories but you can see a list of them at this link: Legitimate Paid Surveys Directories.

You won't get rich taking surveys online to earn money but they can provide a very nice extra source of income. They are very easy to do and except for some initial legwork there is very little to them and almost anyone can get paid cash for answering surveys.

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