Why Complete Online Surveys?
Completing surveys online to make some extra money is a good way of filling any spare time you may have available. Most websites that pay for people to complete surveys sell the information they receive on to companies who require market research information. This provides the survey company with the money they require to pay the people who complete them. Often companies who have new products that they need peoples' opinions on will contact online survey companies to carry out market research on their behalf.
What does Joining this Type of Site Involve?
Joining a reputable paid survey site can be done for free and surveys are emailed to members on a regular basis. However, the member is under no obligation to complete any of the surveys should they choose not to. The amount of time each survey takes to complete can vary from a few minutes to an hour and anyone from any background can join up. It is advisable, however, to have an additional email address purely for receiving surveys as this will prevent you losing survey invites should they be misdirected into your spam folder.
It is necessary to answer these surveys honestly as, if you fail to do so, it is possible to be rejected from the survey or even the panel. Also, take care not to rush your way through them, for if the validations questions asked at the end of a survey do not match the answers given at the beginning (for whatever reason) the survey will be deemed invalid. It often follows that the larger the number of surveys you complete, the better the rewards will be on the ones you receive.
How do Members of these Sites get Paid?
There is often a minimum amount that survey websites will pay out, so it is usually necessary to have filled in a number of surveys before you can request payment. How payment is made depends on the website you join; some pay by cheque, some by PayPal and others send out vouchers to be redeemed either online or at High Street shops. When you receive payment will also vary from company to company, but each provides clear information on their website. The number of surveys that can be completed is unlimited and the amount each survey pays will depend on how long the survey is and how targeted it is towards a specific audience. To get the most out of completing surveys, it is best to sign up with a number of different sites as this can maximise your potential earnings.
Who does this Type of Work Suit?
This type of work can be done from home by anyone who has any available spare time. Completing surveys is not a way of getting rich quickly, but it can be an effective way of generating an extra income. As it can be carried out at home, it is particularly suited to parents who stay at home to look after their children.