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Pros and Cons of Making Money Online by Answering Paid Surveys

By Edited Feb 14, 2014 0 0
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Paid surveys are surveys initiated and conducted by companies concerning their products and services. The purpose of these surveys is to ask the general public about their opinions regarding a certain company’s products and services so that they can further improve not only their products and services but their consumerism as well. Most people are interested in answering online surveys because of the cash payment being offered. However, payments are not only limited to cash as some of them pay in the form of vouchers, products, sweepstake entries or points. The survey is conducted in the typical form. There is a questionnaire in which preferences and ratings are available to allow consumers to easily answer and to allow companies to identify their strong and weak areas. Surveys are a big help to them because they are given the chance to cater to the areas which consumers think need more improvement. In this way, not only are they improving their own products and services, but they are also increasing customer satisfaction. Although paid surveys provide excellent detailed feedback information, they also have their fair share of pros and cons which are discussed below.

The Pros

  • One pro of getting paid to take surveys is the fact that it requires minimal cost. There is no need to go out, fill your car with gas and print resumes, you just simply, turn on your computer, search for legitimate paid survey sites that best interests you and you can apply right from where you are. Aside from that, it is totally free. You can try them out for free without risk. Just make sure though, that you watch out for fraudulent websites. When you happen to encounter one, you can be consoled with the fact that you did not lose any money.
  • Online survey providers give out simple surveys. Questions are extremely easy and they cater to everybody. There is no degree required but having one may work in your favor, especially when survey companies are searching for certain degree or specializations.
  • Answering paid surveys allows you to work right within the comforts of your own home. There is no need to dress up or leave your house and you will have more time to spend.
  • With paid survey sites, you are not tied to any obligations. If you want to earn money, then you answer as many surveys as you want. If you don’t want to earn any, then, you can just simply lie around. It is as simple as that. There is no need for you to wake up early and work an 8-hour shift. In this job, you are absolutely free to do what it is that you want.
  • Some companies do not require any special skills. They are open to people regardless of gender, age, education, income, profession, etc. So, no matter what it is that you do, you will always have a shot at getting a job at paid survey sites.
  • Registering is fast, easy and hassle-free. You can finish registering within ten minutes and start earning money right away.

The Cons

  • Answering paid surveys will unfortunately not make you enough money to become a millionaire. There are a lot of fraudulent paid survey sites which claim that you could earn millions within or even in less than a week. You should never pay attention to these sites. Answering paid surveys might be enough to earn you the extra money that you need but it will never be enough to guarantee you big savings. Payment rates vary from site to site but if you are a first-timer, you might need to start small.
  • Be cautious of where you sign up. Signing up for a lot of sites may earn you more surveys and more money. However, you have to expect that you will be receiving a lot of spam mail. Therefore, if you are looking for survey sites, just create a different email address which you will use for this purpose only.
  • The work is not really diverse. Some people enjoy completing online surveys because they are indeed very easy. However, there are also some who get bored because of the repetitive routine. But, a good way to find diversity in this field of work, is to join different sites so that companies ask you different things and provide you with different ways to test out or experience their products and services.

Answering paid surveys is a good way to earn extra income and the best way to determine whether or not it works for you is to try them out.



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