The internet has revolutionized every aspect of communication including the manner in which companies take surveys for new or existent products in the market. As a consumer, this is a chance to make money online from these companies simply by giving an honest opinion about these products through online survey companies, all from the comfort of your home.
You will need a computer an efficient internet connection, an e-mail account and the extra time in your hands. You will also need to familiarize yourself with a variety of online survey sites till you select the best site or a variety of sites. Sample sites worth checking out are:
• Ipsos i-say
• Global Test Market
• National Consumer Pane
• My Survey
• My View and
• Opinion Outpost
Warnings and Special Considerations
1. You should be careful not to be swayed by testimonials and reviews self posted by the same survey site. Rather find a reputable aggregator like BigSpot or GetPaidSurveys that will spell out reviews by signed up members.
2. Survey sites pay in different ways. You will need a PayPal account since most survey companies will pay you this method. Once you reach a given minimum cash amount in your account, some sites prefer to mail the check to your address. Yet others reward you with points which you can convert to gift certificates or cash. Survey companies have also come up with sweepstakes or kinds of contests which give you a chance at an even larger cash price
3. Making money online is not that easy and to increase your chances in taking online surveys, you will need to register with as many sites as possible. One shortcut is to join a survey club that usually places a list of authentic sites that you can join almost immediately. However, these clubs charge a small fee.
4. Most survey sites will request you to fill a form to create your personal profile. Though it is good to be honest in filling out these forms, sometimes you need to be witty to skew the details towards a profile that can best be appropriate for your reviews.
Making money online by taking surveys is a relatively easy process. No research and technical details are involved. As long as you work with many sites, your chances of getting paid increase.
On the flipside, the payment rates are quite low. Some times the companies have payment policies that are demeaning but you will never know lest you properly read all the user agreement policies and master their rules and regulations.