There are a number of ways to make money on the Internet, but unfortunately many of the genuine ways are being spoilt by scammers trying to take advantage of people who are looking to supplement their income to help out the household finances.

It is a shame that one of the most lucrative ways to earn extra cash with no outlay is also the one arena where scammers have run rampant. Survey taking for money is a great way to earn extra money and one that I did for a number of months when money was tight. Although I no longer participate very often as I have other means of earning sufficient money, I did write a comprehensive list called Get Paid To Take Surveys Online including all the sites I found that are genuine, are totally free to sign up for, and pay you for your time.

I will say right away that claims you may have seen that you can earn hundreds simply by filling out a few online surveys are far from genuine. These claims are put about by people trying to get you to pay them for a supposed service only they can offer you which in fact is nothing more than the list I wrote up and supply for free for anyone who wishes to read it.

The reality of taking surveys for money is simply this:

  1. You get a survey invitation via email
  2. You complete the survey
  3. You get rewarded for your time

That's it. NEVER will a genuine survey company ask you for money. The whole idea is that they ask a number of people to complete a survey and they then pay them. Anything else is just a rip off and is not genuine. If you do want to get paid to take surveys then you need to sign up for as many companies as you possibly can. The more surveys you receive on a daily basis then the more likely it is that it can be a realistic extra income.

You will never get rich by doing this but it can make a difference to the monthly household budget and is about the easiest way to make extra money online. It is actually one of the few ways to earn money at home with no initial outlay and you can work the hours that suit you. Just remember that surveys for hundreds simply do not exist, most pay a reasonable amount and will work out at a reasonable hourly rate if you treat it as a part time job. Some will pay very little but take a minute or two while if you are lucky you may get an odd survey that pays $10 or $20 but this is not normally the case.

Be realistic in your expectations, sign up to as many companies as you can, and remember, never pay to join a survey company, they pay you it is never the other way around.