You find a new Survey Panel you think you might make more money at and join. Then you find out they are charging $49.95. You are not supposed to pay them. They are supposed to pay you. Some of these places will tell you that you will be able to make as much as $200 a survey. That barely happens unless you are lucky enough to get invited to a Focus Group and then you usually have to go online for between 3-14 days to put your input to a company’s new product or service. Some of these places will tell you that you will make big money and if you pay their one-time fee they will tell you how you will be able to stay at home and you can make enough to quit your job. Do you actually believe that?
I have been taking surveys for so many years, i can tell you it’s not true. What if they say “pay our fee and you will receive a long list of survey companies to sign up with”. Wrong! What if these places just want your email address to send you their “spam” junk mail. These crazy rip-off places do nothing good for you.
There are quite a few survey places out there called “survey routers” that have a list of surveys for you to do everyday. The only problem with these places are the surveys are not short, but the money is. Most of those surveys you only get from $.50-$1.25 for each one. You will get paid but you have to take so many to make any amount of money at all. What really irritates me about some of these places is they give you points instead of real cash and their point system is horrible. You should get paid $10 for what they are trying to pay you $1 or $2. The other thing i don’t like about them is they say they will pay you with gift certificates. Some of those GC don’t do you any good because the physical store is no where near you and you can’t use it on their online store.
I call it a “big mess”. I don’t like it all the way around, so i have always stuck to something i know. I have chosen my survey places well and tried to stick with these good companies, and if you stick to the rules you will never get kicked off. Some of the rules are simple. Answer the questions yourself when it states it. When it asks for your 10 year old son to answer, let him do it, not you. Use your good sense and know what each survey company asks of you.
There are more survey companies out there than you know. I have more that i will show you later, but be sure to check out the ones we have for you here.