Saturday, October 9, 2010

Paid Surveys

A paid survey is a type of online statistical survey where the participant is rewarded through an incentive program. Incentives are in the form of cash (USD 2 – USD45), gifts, vouchers or entries into cash draws and sweepstakes. Paid surveys are used to collect quantitative information about the participant’s personal and economic habits set against his or her particular demographic. It requires no special skills, experience or membership fee. This is fun easy work and you can rake in several hundred U.S Dollars a month working from home and setting your own hours. Paid surveys are perfect for stay-home mums and students but anyone can be a paid survey taker.
To help you get started, below are some hot tips on boosting your online revenue

Tip 1
Sign up with as many companies as possible to maximize your chances of receiving e-mail invitations to surveys. To get started, click on the links on the right sidebar. Each link will open in a new window so that you can close it when you are done and return to the list. If you tire of repeated typing of the same information, there is a free program called Roboform. It is completely free and only takes about 3 minutes to download. Basically, it fills out forms for you at the click of a button! This is extremely useful for filling up your profile and account information.

Tip 2
After each sign-up, be sure to reply to the confirmation e-mail you will be sent after joining. This is extremely important as after joining a new survey company online, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm that you are the owner of the e-mail address you have entered.

Update your profile. The number of survey invitations you will receive depends on your profile and the studies being conducted. These are general surveys that the company uses to get an idea of your interests, hobbies, thoughts, daily activities, product usage, etc. They can seem time consuming, but the chances of paid survey opportunities you receive are higher if you fill all of them out.

Tip 4
Be Honest. Market research companies are interested in your honest opinions and employ various strategies to weed out any liars.
Tip 5
Most of all, be patient! It can take some time to start receiving regular survey invitations. Don’t give up. While some companies will start to send you e-mail invitations almost immediately, it may take others several weeks to a couple of months before you receive anything.

Please be reminded that this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Don't expect to earn money overnight. As with most business endeavours, the amount of money you can earn from online surveys will depend on the amount of time and effort you invest. If you approach paid surveys with the same dedication and persistance you'd give other work at home ventures, you'll start to see results in a couple of months.[