How to Make Money at Home With Paid Online Surveys

The speed and low-cost communication of the Internet are attracting more and more consumer surveys to be made online. To assure a large-enough database of prospective survey participants the companies making the surveys are paying cash to those who take their surveys. Sometimes payment is in points that can be redeemed for cash; sometimes there are other benefits. The bottom line is that the participant receives value as compensation for taking the survey. To participate you must be a consumer, 18 years or more of age, have access to the Internet and be able to use a computer. Most of us buy food, clothing and other things. That qualifies us as consumers. While most survey makers have the 18 years old rule, there are special surveys for kids, usually requiring parental consent. If you can turn on your computer and send and receive e-mails, you have all the technical skills you need! So you say you apparently qualify and are interested in making money at home with paid online surveys? Great! Here's what you need to do to get started: 1. Choose a good Paid Survey Guide Company to help you get started. There are 200+ of these companies out there. The good ones are larger, well established and growing. Pick one with a strong money-back guarantee, backed up by a bank or financial company such as PayPal or ClickBank. Most important, look for a company with a low refund rate. The refund rate is the percentage of their clients that leave and demand a refund; it is an excellent measure of client satisfaction. A low refund rate means satisfied clients. A high refund rate indicates many unhappy clients. Look for a refund rate in the 3.0% to 5.0% range (ideal) and avoid any over 10.0% (red flag range). There are over 700 different survey makers in the U.S. alone. This is a new business area and is still a bit of a "wild frontier"! More than half of survey makers are problematic, more trouble than they are worth. (Some are outright scams or sales companies disguised as "survey makers" whose whole objective is to sell something to YOU!) Your paid survey guide company will be maintaining lists of which survey makers are good and which are ones to avoid. That is what you are paying them for, to steer you to those with which you can make money and away from those that just want to take money from you! 2. Apply to all preferred survey makers on your guide company's list. When you first sign up your guide company will give you a copy of their current list. It is most important that you file your application with each of these survey makers. To send you paid surveys to take, they must each have your name and demographic dato on file. It is up to you to get the info to them by way of your application. No application means no surveys means no money! 3. Open a separate e-mail address for your paid survey business. Use this address in your applications to survey makers. Check your inbox daily, answer all correspondence promptly. 4. When survey offers come in, respond quickly, fill out the forms fully, answer the questions to the best of your ability. Remember that there are no right answers or wrong answers. The survey maker just wants to know your honest opinion. 5. Be patient. Survey makers will test you at first, to see if you are real and respond quickly. When you prove yourself you will get more and bigger (higher-paying) survey offers, focus group and product testing participations. Most survey makers pay by check mailed directly to you. The exact amount or money you receive will depend on your diligence and your demographics. Most paid survey takers report incomes of $200-$600 per month. Some, with good demographics and some work, make up to $1,000 and more per month. To learn more about making money with paid online surveys visit: Paid Online Surveys To learn more about comparing paid survey companies to pick the best for yourself, visit: Paid Survey ReviewJorge Chavez is an experienced paid survey expert at: http://surveysentinel.ya23.com/ Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jorge_Chavez