Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Truth about Survey Sites

I am sure most of you have seen an advertisement online claiming you can make a lot of money taking surveys online. For those of us who are stay at home mothers, we get bombarded with such advertisements. They tell us if we pay them a set amount of money, they will then send us a list of hundreds of survey sites. And, they of course tell us we can make gobs of money. It sounds so easy, worthwhile and well, unbelievable! Why isn't everyone doing this if it is lucrative?

Well, simply put, it takes time and the payout isn't always high, if at all. I have, personally, been doing survey sites for years now. And, I do love them. I highly recommend them, BUT I do NOT, recommend paying anyone for a list of sites. I originally did this, and although I did indeed get hundreds of sites, this information is very easily obtained for free!

In general, most survey sites pay a nominal amount for each survey you take. And, before you even get to take the survey, you will be required to take screening questions, to make sure you qualify. The sites I enjoy the most, pay you at least something to answer the screening questions. That way, you get a little something for your time. And, I have stumbled on a few surveys through the years where I made over $20. But, these are few and far between.

To put it in perspective, it is now October and I have made $123.45 doing surveys this year. This is a decent amount, but by no means can you make a living off of this. Do keep in mind, though, I don't qualify for many surveys that you might. My husband works for a company that manufactures baby products, hair care products and over the counter drugs. So, I don't qualify quite often. So, it is quite possible you will qualify for a lot more than me. And, I also don't devote a lot of time to this. I take surveys when I have extra time. I don't do them everyday, although I do have offers in my inbox daily for new surveys. I find my time better spent on doing freebie offers ( I will post about these soon ), so I only do surveys when time allows. A survey can take from 10 minutes to an hour, so sometimes it is quite a devotion of time for a little bit of money.

Anyway, I wanted to give you my top list of the best survey sites to do. Simply click on the link or send an email and the sign up information will be provided for free! Again, don't pay the a website for a list of sites. And, many of these sites use points. If they do, I have calculated in dollars what the points are approximately worth to you. I have also shown the most I have ever been paid for a survey.

Now, on all of these, like I said it is possible to make more, I am sure. This is simply the most I ever received.

Here is a good website to go to for free. It has a small listing of the best websites. Just log in and register, and it will give you a listing of about twenty survey sites you can register at for nothing. Just click on the picture below or you can click here.

One final note, the BEST website to go to for a complete list of all the survey sites available is Like I mentioned earlier, this site will give you a list of all the survey sites for FREE!!! It takes absolutely forever to register on them all. I started out by setting up an email address strictly for surveys. Then, I downloaded a copy of roboform. This is a MUST HAVE when applying for many survey sites. You initially enter your information, and then everytime you apply online for anything, you click one button and it autofills everything for you. Believe me, put it on your PC! Click on the image below to download or simply click here.

RoboForm: Learn more...

After that, begin signing up and then checking your email inbox. Surveys will begin arriving immediately and daily. It is indeed a lot of fun to share my input with these companies while making a little bit of money.

Update 2/6/08: Click here to read about my most recent check from a survey site and an example of what I had to do to get it.

Update 2/25/08: Click here to read amount another check I just got from My Survey, and to sign up!

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