How is it possible to get paid just for completing online surveys? Why will companies pay for your opinion?
Because using surveys allows companies to get in touch with consumers and their views before launching new products and services. A company simply cannot risk bringing to the market a product that nobody wants and as a result lose millions of dollars. You simply help them to improve their products and services and you get rewarded.
What are paid online surveys?
Paid online surveys are questionnaires with a payment upon completion. Taking from 10-15 minutes to up to 1 hour to complete this type of information helps companies and organizations to find out what people think about their products and services.
What type of paid online survey may I find?
There are thousands of different paid online surveys available. For example: customer satisfaction, household, career, personality, patient, salary, different products, services, event surveys and so on.
How much do I get paid?
In general your earnings will vary from 5 to 75 dollars per completed online survey. How much you actually will make per month, for example, will depend not only on your enthusiasm and the amount of surveys you will take very day, but also on such independent factors as demographic info: who you are, where you live, etc., and also what kind surveys companies are interested in at any given time.
How often and how will I be paid?
You will be paid at least once a month, but usually twice per month. The company that held survey will send money on your PayPal account, or send you a company check or a money order. In case your achievement is measured in points or coupons, you will need to check your member’s account with a particular company at least once a month and “cash-out” your points there.
What is the difference between paid online surveys, product testing and a focus groups?
Paid online surveys are those you take online by completing the questionnaire. You receive an invitation, take a survey and get paid. Online surveys are usually short, rarely but sometimes some of them may take up to an hour to complete.
During the product testing you usually get a product that you need to use for some time, and then take a survey or write a review on that product. Your reward will usually be a product you’ve tested.
For taking part in Focus groups you will generally be paid in cash and payments are higher than with paid online surveys, however, it is also more time consuming. Focus Groups may take place in some physical location that you need to come at, they also can be done over the phone or it could be an online discussion group.
How soon and how many survey offers can I receive?
You can expect receiving survey invitations almost immediately – within couple of hours after registration. At first there still will be not so many offers. You should also keep in mind that while some websites can send several paid survey invitations per month, others may send only several survey offers during the whole year. Therefore, the number of invitations you are going to receive will generally depend on how many companies and websites you have registered with. So, do your homework on registration, but make sure to pick a good standing, trusted, well-known survey company.
Where should I start?
If you’ve decided that paid surveys are for you, then you may want to learn more about next Survey Companies: NFO My Survey, Harris Poll Online, SurveySavvy, HotSpex, Global Test Market, Mindfield Online, American Consumer Opinion, MyPoints, IPSOS I-say, Zoom Panel, Ciao Surveys, Your 2 Cents, NPD Online Research, Greenfield Online Surveys, E-Poll, Lightspeed, Survey Spot. There also many other good companies to register with.