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Making Money From Online Surveys – Do They Really Work?

Updated on January 2, 2018

I know you are really curious – we all want to make money online and sometimes we are in a great rush as well. The important question is – are these ways to earn money online genuine?

My first question is – ‘has anyone actually earned money from online surveys’. If yes, please – from which site could you make money online?

Well – I am sure anyone interested in earning money from online surveys, has this question in mind. With so many options to make money online, these surveys seem to be the easiest one, at a glance. There are several websites which offer to pay money – mostly in the form of gift vouchers or coupons of some top shopping sites like Amazon for completing surveys.

You actually do not have to do anything – no additional skills, no investment needed; you do not have to spend a lot of money and no going anywhere else too. Just sit back and work on these surveys, as and when they come to you.

So, is it really so easy to make money online, especially from these surveys?

Understanding Surveys

If you are really keen in making genuine money online, you need to find the answer to an important question - ‘why would anyone pay you money?’ How do companies gain by paying money or vouchers for taking these surveys? How are they going to benefit? If you have the answer to all these questions, you will soon comprehend if the online survey is a scam or not.

If you notice that there is no real reason behind knowing the answers to the questions, which are being asked, you should remember that this might be just a scam. No one would distribute money to anyone who signs up – isn’t it? There must be some kind of motive. What could be the reasons for these surveys?

  • Great publicity tool – a certain product is promoted through online surveys. Users are told about the specific product and they need to answer question.
  • Brand Awareness which helps in increasing sales.
  • Compilation of database – what customers like, what they dislike and what changes they are looking for. It helps in research and development.

So, the question remains, is it really possible to make money?

Survey Process – How Does It Work?

Yes, it is – but you need to be consistent and have great patience. You simply do not start earning as you complete your first survey. Users are typically required to signup in the specific website, mainly with their e-mail ID. As the registration process is complete, users are forwarded surveys on a daily basis. E-mails are sent with the link to the survey. It is important to provide genuine feedback and not simply try to complete the survey as quickly as possible. The systems usually understand hasty surveys and might just sign you out for being too hasty.

Normally a survey takes 15-30 minutes to complete. Points are earned with each completed survey. So, you need to wait patiently till you reach the payout limit. You can redeem your points and receive the gift voucher. It takes time, but it works.

It is important to sign-up with a genuine website.

Ways To Be Paid:

  • Discount coupons
  • Gift vouchers – Amazon
  • PayPal

Tips To Earn Money/Gift Vouchers From Online Surveys:

  • If you choose to redeem your points in return of gift vouchers, do not forget to check for the expiry date. There are many vouchers which are valid just for one month or maybe six months only. You need to be careful.
  • You can never earn very quickly. If there are websites which promise instant money, be careful. You might just get spammed.

Eligibility Requirements

All surveys usually have a screening process. It includes a few questions related to demographics or even about the use of specific services or products which are related to the survey. In case you are not eligible, you might be just screened out. The good part is there are several surveys still available which will help you to earn money.

Never Pay To Join

This is where most people get cheated. Genuine websites will never ask you to pay for surveying. If any company charges you a sum of money for the surveys, you are surely being cheated. Stay away from such companies.

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No Overnight Payments

You need to be patient. You can see your earnings but to get paid you need to follow the set guidelines. Remember to understand all the rules before you start the survey. Money is not going to come in one day or two.

Read several online reviews and testimonials before you select your company. You can join many online surveys and start earning if you wish.

It is all about patience and perseverance.

Avoid Paid Survey Scams


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