Why Online Surveys Are Considered Easy Income
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Why Online Surveys Are Considered Easy Income

Online surveys are a great way to earn extra income to supplement your primary job. By taking a diligent attitude toward taking surveys, you can earn dollars a day that add up to a considerable amount in a short period of time. Quality survey websites include NPD Online Research Panel, Ispsos i-Say, and Opinion Outpost.

Online surveys are a great way to earn extra income to supplement your primary job. Surveys also offer you the opportunity to see advertising campaigns before they are released to the general public and to give your opinions about hot topics relating to politics and the consumer industry.

By taking a diligent attitude toward taking surveys, you can earn dollars a day that add up to a considerable amount of money in a short period of time. Quality survey websites include NPD Online Research Panel, Ispsos i-Say, and Opinion Outpost. These links are connected to my reviews of the the websites, which I use on a regular basis.

You Get Survey Invitations Right to Your Email

Signing up for online surveys through websites generally involves creating an account on the homepage of the particular site. Create a user name and password, along with providing a current contact email address.

The survey invitations come straight to your email Inbox. You don’t have to bookmark the website or write “take surveys” as an item on your daily to-do list. Links to the websites are embedded in the body of the emails. Simply click on the link to be taken to the survey. You are sent emails whenever a new online survey opportunity arrises for which you may qualify.

Be sure to respond quickly to the survey invitations as competition can be high and there may only be a limited amount of participants required per survey. Responding quickly increases the chances you quality for the particular survey to earn points toward cash rewards.

The number of points rewarded depends on the length and topic of the survey. Compensation generally ranges from a few cents to a few dollars. By signing up for several survey sites and regularly checking your email, you will have the opportunity to earn more income.

You Are Already At Your Computer

Online surveys are a great source of extra income for people with computer-based businesses such as writers and social media professionals. These people generally spend their work days in front of computers with their emails open already; it will not be a big stretch to watch for survey invitations to their Inboxes.

If you are already sitting in the computer chair, spending a few extra minutes to take surveys will not take a large portion out of your day. The invitations remind you to go to the websites for the awaiting surveys. A few dollars here and there can add up by the end of the month, especially if you are on a budget.

There Is No Right or Wrong Answer

Online surveys are also considered easy income as there is no right or wrong answer to survey questions. A portion of the survey generally asks questions about the characteristics of the household, in order to ensure cross-representation is reached within the population polled. Questions pertain to the number of people that live in the household and number of children in the household under 18. You answer details about yourself honestly to earn points toward money.

Questions range from topics on consumer grocery shopping habits to impressions about a commercial that has not yet been released on television. There is no right or wrong answer. You explain your shopping habits and your views on what you see or what you are asked honestly.

Education and Expertise Are Not Necessary To Join 

Many jobs require a certain level or education. There is no minimal educational level required for taking an online survey. Participants do generally have to be over the age of 18.

As well, you do not have to provide a resume for this type of work. All that is required is access to the Internet and a valid email address to receive notification of the emailed invitations.

Online surveys provide another avenue to explore on the computer to earn extra money. Surveys are easily accessed through email invitations and often do not require a certain level of education or experience. When money is tight, taking surveys may be a valuable option to pursue.

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Comments (8)

Taking online surveys is indeed an excellent way to earn some easy money online. Thanks for sharing Christy!

Nice share! Yes...I have to agree with you here. I am a faithful member of a few online survey sites since approxiamtely 2005 and have made some nice cash...including cash prizes and received other valuable perks. Although, I have noticed most sites have cut back on the perks and cash since the recession hit. BTW...I belong to these you mention here. Thanks for posting. Voted! ;-)

Online surveys may be a good source of income for many people but they do not work out for many others as well. It has been my experience that these survey sites, for the most part, do not work out all that well for the seniors because the people providing the surveys are looking for younger respondents. I tried many of them and found that I was disqualified for most of the surveys and I can only assume that it was because of my age.

Nice share although I tend to agree with Jerry. For the most part I found it was a build up of points and disqualified from other surveys.

Nice work Christy. I'm signed up to a few survey companies.

Good job, Christy, but nearly every survey that I have ever tried, wants my phone number and I do not want these telemarketers to have my number. I joined the "Do Not Call" list and continue to get annoying calls. If the survey is online, why do they require phone numbers anyway??? Voted!

Impressive work Christy, the provided information are great and helpful. thanks

Great and very timely post! I belong to each that you mention, plus a couple others - I now refuse to do any surveys that offer cash prizes in the sweepstakes method - if they don't pay, I don't play! I spent many hours filling out surveys,. making sure the answers were right, etc., just to be told after 20 - 30 minutes that I did not qualify for the monetary reward, but I could finish and go for the sweepstakes - after a few times of continuing, I found that it only took another 2-5 minutes to complete the surveys! They make you fill out their survey for 1/2 hour, then tell you that you don't qualify just before it's over... when that happens, I scoot, and it happens a lot in the survey game! There are some that are well worth it, like "American Consumer Opinion", which pays pretty well and you get the checks within 10 days of completing the money surveys.