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An Introduction to Internet Paid Surveys

An Introduction to Internet Paid Surveys


An Introduction to Internet Paid Surveys

by Peter Smell

If you are one who surfs the net, you've probably seen the ads about money to be made doing internet paid surveys. You're assured you don't need to be a web design expert or have any specific skills. You also don't have to be a techie person or have a degree to make a regular income doing these internet paid surveys. While there's some truth to this, the ads you keep seeing or receiving about $250 per hour just for "participating" in these surveys tend to be a bit misleading. Because of the kind of hype it's now hard for a lot of people to know which are the reputable survey companies and which are ripoffs.

Most of these companies actually pay less than $100 for a really detailed survey that takes about an hour to complete. And for the average person, that an impressive wage! However, most of them usually pay $5 - $50 for each survey and it takes you from 15-30 minutes to complete. Some of the survey companies will also use points or credits as another option for payment. Obviously you don't get paid immediately or weekly, as there has to be an accumulation of points to a specific level before you are paid for the surveys you've finished. There are those companies that use vouchers or gifts as part of their non-cash payment policy.

A survey company won't be able to offer you a lot of surveys. They will need your help approximately 3-5 times each month to participate in internet paid surveys. Due to the fact that a company will only offer you a few surveys each month, it is hard to understand how you could actually make money this way. The secret is that a serious survey participant actually works for as many survey companies as they like. A person could do 250 surveys each month by completing 5 surveys each for 50 different survey companies. The pay would certainly add up if each survey paid from $10 to $20.

There are also some companies that may have a monthly drawing for prizes or cash, and you're entered as a reward for doing their internet paid surveys. While a lot of people aren't thrilled about this kind of rewarding, it might surprise you to know the odds of winning are rather high since there's more prizes than there is competition for them. However, if you are looking to win computer, free vacations, or MP3 players you will probably be disappointed.

You can easily find plenty of survey companies by searching on the internet or by purchasing internet paid surveys databases. Be aware that you can waste a lot of precious time and have fruitless results by personally trying each company. You can save yourself a lot of time and energy by purchasing a directory which includes a list of solid and reputable survey companies. You can purchase these directories online and will gain access to the list that contains about 300 - 400 survey companies complete with details about each company.

Be prepared to answer personal questions when you join a survey company. The personal questions are targeting to place you in certain demographics. Don't worry about those surveys. The legitimate companies do not give out that information to others. After you join they send you email notices for you to take Internet paid surveys based on your profile. It is recommended to create a new email address for these Internet paid surveys so the emails will not be flooding your personal email account.

About the Author:
Want to find out more about Quick Paid Surveys, then visit Peter Smell's site on how to choose the best Internet Paid Surveys for your needs.

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