Are paid surveys real?

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  1. kiesy profile image57
    kiesyposted 11 years ago

    Are paid surveys real?

  2. pmorries profile image65
    pmorriesposted 11 years ago

    The surveys that they do in the mall are real. They should tell you how much they pay and how long they will take. You should expect them to fudge on the time  though. After doing the survey,you can ask to be put on their Focus Group list and they might call you to do surveys that pay up to $100 or more. Again, if you qualify, they will tell you how long the survey is and how much it pays. Furthermore, you can look up in the phonebook market research companies and ask them if they do focus groups or prerecruits. In closing, I am not sure of the ones you see online or  in the newspaper, because I have never worked for them (as an aside,I used to own my own market research company).

    1. kiesy profile image57
      kiesyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the comment. I am actually worried about the paid surveys I can online.. The offer is very nice but not sure whether its true or not.

  3. iefox5 profile image59
    iefox5posted 11 years ago

    This depends, most surveys by big companies are real, but some are spam and unreal.

  4. profile image0
    Starmom41posted 11 years ago

    From my POV, something that requires you to fork over your credit card to buy things or sign up for various services is not a "survey," and this sums up most sites I've run into. 
    Awhile back there was a legit survey company that sent surveys and small cash payments through the mail, but I don't know if they're still in business.
    Otherwise, the only one I've found that's legit is one that sends real surveys by email, and sometimes offers the option of trying products they send (free) by mail. 
    While they only pay $3. per survey, and $3. for product reviews, those few dollars here & there can be nice.  The company is called Pinecone.

  5. Weekend Reader profile image72
    Weekend Readerposted 11 years ago

    Some online survey sites are better than others. There are some that will scam you, or have the payout set so high that you'll never reach it.
    I participate in a couple of these sites myself, and have found that the one I don't like as much is the one that I've made more money at.
    Don't expect to make a lot of money at any of them. You cannot qualify for all the surveys, and it gets boring answering your age, zip code, income, education level, race ... and then getting told the survey doesn't need your demographic at this time. They're a nice change from other internet writing though.

  6. Cas Merchant profile image60
    Cas Merchantposted 11 years ago

    Read an article I wrote about this. It may answer many questions for you. … d-surveys2


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