Start Working at Home Through Paid Surveys
by: Jonathan Haryanto
Working at home can be a great way to supplement your family income. Mothers in most of the countries are tired of having to leave their children each day to go work for someone else for eight to ten hours a day. They long to be able to stay at home and yet still contribute to the family budget. For this reason, work at home increase in popularity each year.
If you are just getting started and deciding for the first time you want to make money on the internet, you might just quit before ever getting started since the options are so overwhelming. Everyone, it seems, has their opinion on how you can make money and most of the time they want you to sign up for their program. There is legitimate work at home jobs available though if you are really interested in doing this type of work.
Several places online serve as a middle man between people willing to take surveys and the research firms that offer the products to be tested. Marketing research firms will often pay to have their products tested and reviewed by consumers. This old practice has now reached the internet and offers some the chance at a second income.
If you are just beginning in your internet adventure and wondering if you really can make some money, surveys could be a place to start. In general, paid surveys are a good way to try new products and receive some sort of payment for doing it. In fact, this type of work increases in popularity each year, especially among those that are computer savvy.
Even though you can really make some easy money, just don’t have any illusions that you ‘ll be able to quit your job right away, or expect to become a millionaire from it. It will likely take you some time before you actually begin working and bringing in money; and you won’t make a whole lot of money but it is a great way to start to get some positive cash flow coming in.
There are many free sites that you can sign up for and get paid to fill out surveys. You just need to know where to find them. Be prepared to spend some time online doing research. Just type “paid survey” into Google and you will get page after page of websites wanting you to sign you up to their program.
If you plan on doing this as a business opportunity then you will need to join several paid survey sites. You’ll have to select which survey you want to take in the specified period of time allotted. It could be a five minute survey or a thirty day credit card trial offer. It varies per paid survey site and by the survey itself. This is not a forty hour a week job but it can be if you want to go to that level.
While it might be easy to find paid survey jobs, be careful not to jump at the first opportunity you see. Not taking time to thoroughly check out a company is a sure way to be scammed. Knowing what you want in a paid survey job is important in determining which opportunity is best for you.
Legitimate paid survey jobs often ask for a start-up fee. Before signing up, look to see if the company offers a guarantee and if they have contact their contact info posted in case you have questions. If these two items are not available, it would be better to look elsewhere. If you do sign up with a company, be sure to thoroughly read any contract or paperwork they send you or follow their instructions closely. If you don’t understand their instructions, don’t be afraid to ask.
The methods of payment range from cash, coupons, free products, discounts etc. Make sure you read the fine print before you commit to any survey. This will ensure that you are properly informed so you can give a detailed account of the item.
Most companies simply want to select a targeted demographic that may have already tried out a particular product. One user per household is a typical clause in the agreement with a paid survey site. This is to ensure the supplier that no fraud is taking place with their products. You may want to check with others in your household to see if they have taken part in paid surveys in the past. If they find out that more than one person per household has already done their survey you may loose your membership rights.
Something else you should be aware of is your age, gender, marriage status and location. All of those facts and more may play a part in you being disqualified from taking a survey. They may want a man’s opinion on a certain clothing but the chances are they want ladies who can wear them.