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Paid Surveys

Paid surveys are available to do online in your spare time. The best part about this is that you are working from home. Just a few minutes a day is all that it takes, although, of course, the more you do, the more money you're likely to make.

Usually paid online surveys can be found on specialist online surveys sites. There are a large number of these available and they can be found with a quick online search.

Payment for taking online surveys can be from 50p upwards but even the smallest of payments can soon add up. Surveys take different amounts of time to complete. Payment is usually based on the length of the survey. Taking online surveys will not earn you a great deal of money, but it can prove lucrative over a period of time. Payments are usually made in cash of in the form of a gift voucher for a shop of your choice.

Finding Companies

To find genuine online surveys companies, make sure that you can see a registered business address and means of contacting the operators of the company if you need to. Have a quick search online to see what other members of the site are saying about it. Usually sites are free to join but some of them will ask you for a registration fee before you are allowed to take surveys with them. Whilst this is acceptable, beware of any company that asks you for a substantial amount of money. After all these companies need your opinions and you shouldn't really have to pay before joining. Any sites that seem suspicious should be avoided.

Taking Online Surveys

To begin taking online surveys you will have to register your details with the companies in question. Upon completion of registration, companies will usually ask you to complete a number of questions about yourself and your interests and hobbies. This is so they can match you to surveys that will apply to you. In this way you will also ensure that you receive invites to surveys that you may well find interesting. Setting up a separate e-mail address for the purpose of receiving survey invites is also a good idea to save your personal in box becoming inundated.

When you first start taking surveys, make sure that you accept as many as possible no matter how dull and boring they may seem to you. In this way you will build up a good reputation for yourself and therefore be invited to even more surveys. As time goes on, you may decide to only accept the surveys that seem interesting to you. The choice is yours, but always answer all questions honestly as inconsistencies in your survey answers may mean that you are not paid for the survey that you have just taken. In severe cases it could mean you are banned from the online survey site.

If you follow all of this advice there is no reason that taking online surveys may not become a good experience that can bring you a little extra cash.