Can You Really Make Money Online? Yahoo Answers Answers

Sitting in front of your computer or mobile device, you might be tempted to hit the ‘enter’ key over and over again until you get a result from an easy online survey. Can you really make money online without a hitch? Or is there some hidden catch? We’ve been hunting down answers to these questions and more in a series of blog posts. Check out the first entry in our series below or click here to jump to the other articles.

The Basics Of Earnings

Before you begin your journey to riches, it’s important to understand what you’ll be charged for, how you’ll be paid, and when you’ll get your money. We’ll tackle some of the most common questions below.

What Is The Payrate For Online Survey’s?

Most online survey apps will pay you anywhere from $1 to $5 per day, depending on the size of the survey and how long you take to complete it. If you’re looking to make a steady income, you can potentially turn in a few extra surveys a day and make a little extra money on the side. Keep in mind: you’ll never get rich quick through online surveys.

How Long Does It Take To Make Money With Online Surveys?

The amount of time it takes to make money with online surveys varies from app to app, but most expect you to fill out a few short questions and then earn money within a few hours, sometimes sooner. The faster you can complete a survey, the more you’ll be paid, so avoid mindless scrolling and click-fraud and you might have some extra cash in your account before you know it.

Do I Have To Sign Up To Even Try Out The Different Surveys?

No, you do not have to sign up to try out different online surveys. Most survey apps will welcome you as a ‘guest’ without a credit card, but you have the option to create an account with PayPal. We recommend creating an account so that you can remain organized and track your earnings, but you do not have to.

Am I Going To Lose Money If The App Is Not Available In My Country?

The short answer is “usually not, but sometimes you will”. It is important to be aware of any country-specific rules and regulations that might affect your earnings from a particular survey. Some countries, like Indonesia, actually have a rule that prevents you from earning money from your mobile phone. The good news is you can often find a VPN and play the game while hiding your identity, so you can continue to make money online even if you’re in Indonesia.

What Is The Difference Between The Different Types Of Online Surveys?

As mentioned above, it is not uncommon for online survey apps to change the rules of the game frequently, so pay attention to any alerts or notifications that might pop up. Some of the more popular survey games will tell you when surveys become available, so you can quickly pick them up where you left off before you logged off. Other apps, such as Survey Junkie, will email you when new surveys are available, so you don’t even have to leave the app to find new work. You’re able to take advantage of these features and continue to earn money even when the app is not open.

How Can I Keep Track Of My Earnings?

This is easily one of the most important questions for any online marketer, as you’ll need proof that you actually made money in order to continue down the path to riches. Thankfully, most reputable survey apps will give you an overview of your earnings in your ‘account summary’, so you don’t even have to hunt down your individual survey scores. In addition, many apps will send you an email whenever you earn money, so you can create a mailing list of interested parties to keep track of your earnings, or create a paper income statement and keep track of your finances. Remember: you’ll never be able to secure financial freedom if you’re not organized and efficient.

Can You Make Money With Instagram?

Instagram introduced an all-new revenue stream for businesses in early 2018 with the launch of their IGTV platform. Essentially, businesses can now advertise on Instagram by creating video content for the app’s massive audience.

Businesses can choose to go ‘hands-on’ with their videos and actually engage with their audience or they can choose to sit back and let Instagram do all the talking.

Although the exact rules and regulations for this new revenue stream are still being finalized, it is clear that businesses can make money from Instagram video content.

How Do I Get Paid?

The best and most convenient way to get paid via PayPal is to have an online store, which sells and ships world-wide. The PayPal website even provides a store owner with a recommended setup, which we’ve got down below. In addition, some apps, like Survey Junkie, will even give you cash as a reward for taking a survey. We recommend keeping a record of all your earnings, as it might be difficult to keep track of your money if you have a lot of it. Thanks to PayPal and the like for providing easy online payment tools.