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Have you received a call from a marketeer asking you if you had time to take a short survey? Most of us get truly annoyed and some of us just slam down the phone. I have to let you know that some companies also hire market research companies to get people to give their opinions online.

With companies looking for a greater share of your spending dollars, they need to have your opinion on what works and what does not, so as to allocate their marketing dollars. Paid surveys are a way they get an honest opinion as well as avoiding those annoying calls.

These surveys can be done at your leisure in the comfort of your home. They do not promise large payouts, but this is a way of making some extra money online.

I will list a few companies that are popular and some of the sites are large market research companies who are willing to compensate you for your time and value your opinion. If you have taken a survey before you know the drill. For those who are new to this field I will give you some information.

Each site has different criteria and they ask a few questions that see if you fit the bill. The questions that are asked are related to your age, background, ethnicity, household income and your family situation. This helps them build your profile and match you with the survey that they have. This information determines what kind of surveys you will receive and how often.

Surveys are sent to you via email, so my suggestion is to open a separate e-mail to have them directed to one place. This will avoid your email getting cluttered and easier to manage. You should answer the surveys as soon as you receive them as they have a quota to fill and so typically they do not last too long. Some site display the surveys available on their webpage so that is easy to access..

The time you spend completing the questionnaire should not be greater than what is stated on the survey and the more complex and time consuming the survey, the greater the compensation. So you are paid in ratio with the time spent, some last for a few minutes some could take an hour. It all depends on the survey and if you fit the criteria.

Your compensation could be anywhere from $1 to $10 on an average, some surveys could pay higher. The only glitch is that there is minimum requirement for cashing out your payment. It differs from company to company so take note of that.

I will list the sites that I know are stable and give you a short blurb about each:

Opinion Outpost: this site allows its members to take surveys in exchange for rewards. These reward points can be exchanged for cash, rewards. or donations to charity.

Harris Poll Online: keep their surveys interesting and relatively short, they too pay via points which can be exchanged for gift cards, You can also enter into their sweepstakes after every survey you take.

SwagBucks is the ultimate way to make money online. It is 100% free to join and will help you make some extra money doing things you already do online.

Global Test Market: your opinion helps influence global research, which in turn helps in the development of new products.

Ipsos I-Say: says on its website that they value the opinions of dedicated, opinionated people who would tell it like it is. Their goal is to make a difference a survey at a time.

Cash Crate: you can earn money here through daily surveys, shopping online, and referring other members

Instant Cash Sweepstakes: will not make you a millionaire however if you have a lot of friends who join through you , you can make some good money.

American Consumer Opinion: if you join this site you help evaluate new products, test new advertising, and feedback to these companies,.

I an listing a few more survey sites that you can check and see if they fit your lifestyle.They are MySurvey, ClickIQ, Epoll Surveys, Greenfield Online, Mindfield Online, Media Transfer, Opinion Central, Pinecone Research, Toluna and Yahoo! User Research

I hope that will help you supplement your income working part-time, till you get your internet business up and running..

Street Talk


Chris, I used to be a survey taker. Like you said in your article "Some companies pay well, others? well not so much" One thing a survey taker must remember is ..."taking surveys is definitetly not a get rich quick scheme lol Great article

  about 9 years ago

I wrote it just so that people who are struggling to make a few dollars can use this as a part time means to make a few extra bucks. Nobody really gives you that information nor the sites. Thanks for reading and your comments they are greatly appreciated.

  about 9 years ago
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