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Often, I browse with a flash ad telling me that I can make money with my opinions.Those are what you would call online survey ads. Online surveys are as stated: surveys that you can do online. Of course, there are some things you should be aware of and steps that I have put precautions on myself as well. One simply being my thumb rule:

You shouldn't have to pay for your opinions.

I shouldn't have to pay to do a survey and for me, that's a simple red flag. There are plenty of sites that are free, legit, and offer something in return for your opinion.

How Do Online Surveys Work?

Okay, so here's the interesting part, you get to answer questions based on the topic of the survey and done. Just because there's an online survey, doesn't mean you qualify for it. I have had plenty of times when I couldn't do one simply because I didn't meet its requirements.

Another thing, you have to do it daily and consistently if you want to earn anything. I sometimes am late in the game and will find out they are no longer accepting applicants.

Surveys online vary in time, topic, and reward so it's best to read about they survey before you start.

What Do You Get For Doing Surveys?

  1. Cash
  2. Points
  3. Rewards

Depending on the online survey website and survey you may earn points to either cash out or enter for a reward. It's best to check the rules of them and requirements for cashing them out because I'm talking about you making 1,000's of points to be able to cash out. If you have the patience and self-motivation, online surveys may be for you.

Legit Online Survey Websites

Now remember, you shouldn't have to pay for your opinion. Just be wary before joining and if you don't feel comfortable providing certain information: don't do it! You should never feel uncomfortable or feel forced into doing it. Those "Act now before it's too late!" moments. There are a lot of online survey websites, so I suggest finding one that suits you. Find out more about online surveys and make sure before signing-up it's something you will be committed in. Some that are legit are I-Say, Global Test Market, or Toluna.

Overview About Online Surveys

Be thoughtful about what you do, take your time in finding the right online survey website for you. Don't pay for your opinion when you can give your opinion for free. Lastly, when it comes down to online surveys, self-motivation is key. There are plenty of online scams so know what you are looking for and what you want. If you are looking into gaining small extra income, online surveys are a fun way to go. Be smart though, gather information when you can and where you can.

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