Online Paid Surveys, Money Maker or Scam? Word Count: 1259 Summary: Get Paid for your opinion, Online Paid Surveys, Get Paid To Take Surveys, Take Online Surveys for CASH! I'm sure you have seen ads like these all over the Internet. Can you make money taking surveys or is it just another scam? Keywords: Online Paid Surveys, Take Surveys for Cash, Work at Home, Work From Home, Survey Scarm, Survey Review Article Body: Get Paid for your opinion, Online Paid Surveys, Get Paid To Take Surveys, Take Online Surveys for CASH! I'm sure you have seen ads like these all over the Internet. Can you make money taking surveys or is it just another scam? The answer is yes. You can get paid to take surveys Online. Many people make money daily taking surveys while sitting at home. There are many companies that will pay you to participate in Online surveys, focus groups, and product tests. These are market research companies that are paid by large companies to find out what the public feels about their products. They want to know if their advertising campaigns are working and how everyday people feel about their products. Large corporations spend a huge amount every year on advertising. So paying you a few dollars to find out if their advertising is working is not that big of a deal. They hire market research companies and the market research companies send out surveys to everyday people to see what is appealing to the public. There are also several misconceptions about taking paid surveys Online. Many advertisements will tell you that you can make up to $250 an hour taking paid surveys. It is possible to be compensated $250 for participating in an important study or focus group, however the average paid survey will pay you between $2 and $20. This can add up very quickly, which is why so many people are taking advantage of this Online income generator. One thing I have learned over the years is it takes time to make money so it depends on how much time you put into it like anything else. There are different kinds of paid survey sites. There are paid survey directories, or databases, and there are the actual paid survey companies. A paid survey, or market research company, is the actual company that will send you the paid surveys. And also the one that will compensate you for your participation. An example of a paid survey company is NFO. NFO has been around for over many years and is one of the major paid survey companies on the Internet. When joining a paid survey site like NFO you are notified by email when your participation in a paid survey is needed. You can then choose to take the paid survey or simply ignore it. You are told how much you will be paid for taking each survey and how long the paid survey should take to complete. Companies like NFO My Survey are always free to join. A individual paid survey company will never ask you to pay a fee to join. Another type of site is a paid survey directory, or database. Paid survey databases provide directories of paid survey companies. These are the sites you go to to find companies that will pay you to participate in Online surveys. There are several databases you can join. But most Online paid survey databases are not free. Paid Survey database companies charge about $35 - $60 for their paid surveys directory. The major benefit to these types of programs is that it saves you time and time is money. You could spend hours searching the Internet for Free Survey companies on your own or you can join one of these Survey database companies that have done the leg work for you. I lean toward Paid Survey directory database companies myself, because I felt I could make more taking surveys during the time I would be going through the many Survey companies. Time is money and many of the companies I have on my website charge a modest fee for access to their database. It's really whatever is best for you and your time constraints. Many people are think that when they join these membership sites they will automatically start receiving paid surveys. A membership in one of the Paid Survey database sites does not actually send paid surveys. They offer a directory of pre-screened companies that you join that send paid surveys Online. They give you access to the Survey companies they feel are the best options. When using these companies you get a tutorial on how to be successful answering paid surveys and a compiled list of paid survey companies with details on each company as to whether you get cash, rewards or both. They will have a link to each company they recommend and you are enrolling in a flash. If you are looking for a full-time income Online, paid surveys may not be the thing for you. Although you can make good money taking paid surveys Online, more than likely it will not be enough to make you rich. If you want to make some extra money without much effort then paid surveys is the way to go. The key to getting paid to take surveys Online is joining as many of these paid survey companies as possible. Most paid survey sites will only send a few paid surveys a month. This will vary from company to company. In addition you will need to do the following when taking paid surveys Online: 1. Setup a unique email address for you paid surveys. 2. Setup a PayPal account and add you survey email address to it. 3. always use unique passwords when registering with Survey companies. So the logic is, the more survey companies you belong to the more survey invitations you will receive. And the more money you will make. It's a good idea to start off with around 20 to 30 paid survey companies. Each one will only take a few minutes to sign up for and is well worth it. There are approximately 500 paid survey companies you can join. And once you have joined the main ones you can go back and join others to receive even more paid surveys. Of 500 paid survey companies I would have to say that there are about 50-60 that will send you paid surveys on a regular basis. The rest may only send one a month or even less. So starting with the top paid surveys is obviously the best way to go. You must answer a few questions before taking a survey to see if you fit the profile for the type of person the company is interested in. After answering a few questions you can start to see how you should answer to make yourself qualify. For instance, most paid survey questions will ask you if you work in a certain industry, or any type of market research or advertising business. The answer to a question like this should almost always be no. They do not want people who know the market research business taking their surveys. And you will almost always not qualify for the paid survey. Now that you have all the information you need it's up to you to decide if paid surveys is for you or not. I hope that this article has provided you with the information that will enable you to make an informed decision. In summary you have one of two options. You can either use a Paid Survey Directory company that will give you access to their pre-screen database including tutorials on how to make the most money from Online paid surveys or you can spend the time Online to do the research yourself and join each company individually. If you are interested in using some of the Survey database companies, you will find them on my website link below. Please feel free at anytime to email me or sign up for my FREE Newsletter on my website.