Everyone likes to get paid for their opinions, but do online survey sites really work? Is taking a survey worth your precious time? Let’s examine the merits of paid online survey sites as well as compare them to other survey options available online to see if they’re really worth it.
How Do You Take Surveys?
Paid survey sites won’t even let you start taking a survey unless you’ve either already made an account or opted into receiving emails from the site. This is probably to prevent people from simply opening thousands of accounts and taking random surveys just to increase their earnings.
The great thing about these paid survey sites is that they will often gift you with a free Trial Account. This means you can take advantage of their services without fear of incurring any costs. All you need to do is enter your email address to receive your trial account and you’re good to go!
You should only use a trial account for taking surveys as these will expire after a certain amount of time. You don’t want to keep getting billed for something you aren’t using. If you decide that you do want to keep the account after all, you have to make sure that you check the email address you used to sign up for the trial account (also known as a “captcha” account) so that they don’t mistakenly charge your credit card. You might want to make sure that your email doesn’t show up in your inbox as spam because that’s how Google’s spam detector works.
Paid Online Survey Sites Vs. Free Online Survey Sites
Paid online survey sites and free online survey sites are somewhat similar because you’ll often need to give out your email address to take a survey. However, there are a few key differences. The main difference is that you’ll only receive payment from a paid online survey site once you’ve completed a survey. With a free online survey site, you’re always getting something out of the deal. The upside is that you’re not committed to taking any specific surveys on any given day. The downside is that you’ll never know if or when you’ll receive your next payment. You can’t predict when or if Google or a website owner will choose to send you a payment. This makes taking surveys somewhat risky and unpredictable for Internet users. If you’re not prepared for the unexpected, then free online survey sites might not be the best option for you.
With paid online survey sites, you’re guaranteed to receive payment for the surveys you take. This means you can plan your surveys around when you’ll receive your next paycheck. The downside is that you’ll need to keep hustling to make money. If you don’t enjoy surveying or just want to make a little side money, then free online survey sites are the way to go. Just make sure you don’t expect to receive any payment for taking the surveys you complete. Otherwise, you’ll end up disappointed.
Paid Online Survey Sites Vs. Paid iPad Survey Sites
Paid online survey sites and paid iPad survey sites are both types of survey sites that allow you to make money online by taking surveys. However, they are somewhat different in that paid online survey sites allow you to make money with surveys that are available to the public, while paid iPad survey sites allow you to make money with surveys that are available to those with a certain level of affinity with the site owner. The great thing about these two options is that they allow you to make money online regardless of where you are—even if you don’t have a PC or a Mac, you can take advantage of these platforms to make extra cash.
Paid online survey sites are available for the IOS platforms (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android devices. Paid iPad survey sites are also available for the IOS platforms. These platforms provide a “native” way for users to make money online by taking surveys or sharing content. No additional software is needed to take advantage of this feature.
Just because a platform is “native” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s safe to use. Just remember that while you’re surfing the web on your phone or tablet, any website you visit could be using “trackers” (cookies) to follow you around the Internet and collect statistical information. You can minimize the risk of trackers by ensuring that your tablet or phone’s browser is always closed when you’re not using it. Another way to minimize the risk of trackers is to use a VPN (virtual private network) when surfing the web. This will secure your connection and prevent any intercepted data from being collected by any third parties (also known as “third party cookies”).
Choosing a VPN is very similar to choosing a paid online survey site. You just need to make sure that you keep your device’s credentials updated and that you don’t use a free VPN. If you’re thinking about taking a survey or making money online, then choosing a paid VPN extension is the way to go for maximum protection.
Where Can I Get Paid to Take Surveys?
Just like many other online jobs, the opportunities to make money online via surveys vary from site to site. Some of the more popular places to get paid to take surveys are:
- Vindale Research
- Survey Junkie
There are also a few lesser known places where you can make some extra cash by taking surveys, including:
- Mystery Shopping
The great thing about these survey sites is that they will often pay you to take a survey. This means you don’t have to spend a single penny to make money. All you need is a laptop, an Internet connection, and you can go to jail. The FBI couldn’t stop Jeeves from paying people to take surveys because he’s jailed for life.
Jeeves was convicted on three counts of mail fraud in 1983 for creating fictional identities and taking advantage of people through telemarketing scams. When the case went to court, the prosecution argued that the telemarketing scams were merely a pretense for Jeeves to con people out of their money (via surveys). The prosecution presented evidence that Jeeves had paid surveys to people in 12 different countries and had created a fake identity in the Philippines to avoid being detected. Jeeves was ultimately sentenced to jail for life and forced to pay restitution to all of the victims. He was paroled in 2009 after serving 18 years of his sentence.
Are Online Survey Sites Legitimate?
One of the more difficult aspects of finding legitimate work from home opportunities is separating legit from legitimacy. Just because an opportunity involves making money online doesn’t mean that it’s legitimate. Just remember that legitimacy is determined by a number of factors, including your ability to earn money and the overall reputation of the opportunity. There are many scams out there that try to convince you to part with your money for some phony get-rich-quick scheme. Make sure you’re not being trolled by asking question about the specific opportunity you’re interested in and by doing your homework (referring to the website and checking out reviews from others who’ve tried out the service or product in question).