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Promoting Paid Survey Programs - Watch Out For Refunds
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Promoting Paid Survey Programs  -  Watch Out for Refunds

My first experience with getting paid for taking surveys online was my freshman year in college..

And boy, oh boy was that a scam.

I remember getting the e-mail to my school account, reading that I could make a living off taking surveys directed towards college students at a low $20 entrance fee. I remember getting so excited and texting my mom begging her for the $20 to enter the program. After a brief argument, my loving mother gave in and gave me the money to sign-up. The program promised to have my e-mail flooding with surveys that would make me rich well before finishing the year. After paying, I never received one single e-mail with surveys, or even from the company at all. I sent my mom the usual "you were right, I'm sorry" text and forgot about the subject for a few years.

Fast forward to late 2012 early 2013 (3 years down the road) and I was on an intense job search on Craigslist. I noticed a few survey programs and decided to check them out, despite my past experiences. I refused to pay for a program, so instead I joined a free site that gave me a $5 bonus for signing up. I was determined to succeed within these surveys, but I came to realize that just wasn't possible as they were paying .50 cents per 30 minute survey. I managed to get my account up to $21.00 dollars at a site called SendEarnings after a month (which only pays out at $30 earned) and decided to research further.

I then found affiliate marketing..

Which distracted me and took up my attention for about a month. While I was in intense training with affiliate marketing, a few things started to click in my head. Craigslist, easy money, surveys for money, and etc. combined with affiliate marketing. I then started to remember how excited and determined I was to pay the entrance fee of that program and start making easy money.

Long story short

I ended up researching the best paying survey programs, found one that worked, found one that paid commissions for getting people signed up, and capitalized with Craigslist as an affiliate. Now, surveys have been my most successful product since I've became an affiliate marketer..but I have noticed one thing.

People don't want to work for that survey money..they'd rather refund.

When a person buys into a survey program they think that they'll be making thousands daily off an hours work, and unfortunately this is just not possible. The survey programs I promote will make you a killing if you spend the first night signing up to a bunch of them and actually spend a little bit of time working on them. They tend to pay $5-$35 per 30 minute survey, but do take a lot of time to set up and get started with.

As an affiliate marketer

I suggest you be careful with promoting survey products. Like I said earlier, people hate working for earnings..they'd much rather keep searching for the one program that will make them millions overnight rather than ones that will make them a million over their life. With that tending to be the norm, it results in a high refund rate (within ClickBank at least). My suggestion is that you find the absolute best opportunity, promote the life out of it, offer support on how to get started, and make sure you are truly benefiting the reader/buyer. By doing the previously listed, you can make a great deal of money promoting survey products to the masses.


Street Talk

Kymee  

Sorry Justin I completely agree with Chip, I'm still not convinced any of those companies pay much, Great article though. Thanks, God bless Kymee

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  about 6 years ago

Kymee, I COMPLETELY understand both Chip and you. It's just like any affiliate program that you come across, because 90% are complete scams. I have personally came across three that I've seen do work and that even give you $50 to your PayPal as soon as you complete one survey. The problem is they take a lot of work to set up once you get involved because you have to sign up to a bunch of companies after signing up to the program. Once you sign up to a bunch of these companies then you'll start seeing the surveys roll into your email.

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  about 6 years ago

Chip, Were the programs you used free survey programs? The reason I ask is because they tend to offer that as a reward for your opinion..the entry to some prize drawing that you will never win because they never do a drawing. There are great survey programs that I have found, but all three of them cost money to join. I agree that there are much more solidified ways of making an income online than surveys (internet/affiliate marketing),but they all require more work than most people believe should be conducted to make a great amount.

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  about 6 years ago

Can`t be helped, it`s human nature to look for the easy ways out. And those survey programs are so slimey. I did a couple and instead of money they gave me credits for some lottery draw program. There are probably some good ones out there if you look hard enough but I`d much rather build a more passive income with all the time I spend online.

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  about 6 years ago
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