A Step By Step Guide in Earning A Living Taking Online Surveys

by Sonia Sonnenbrun

By now, we've all seen web sites that claim we could earn $150 per day simply by filling out surveys. You've probably assumed that such claims are too good to be true, and they generally are. It may come as a surprise to you to find out that there really are companies out there who are willing to pay you to take surveys, but the legitimate ones don't make outrageous claims in their advertisements. Realistically, to make such an income would require you to sign up with between 20 to 30 web sites and completing surveys for all of them every day. Unless you start doing Focus Groups with those survey companies. Then the money adds up really fast.

Can you make a really good monthly income taking surveys at home? In a word, "Yes!" It certainly is possible. In order to do so, you will need to find and sign up with many legitimate companies with proven track records as you can find. You'll also have to put in at least 10 hours of work a week.

Before you sign up with any survey companies, you'll want to create an email account that is dedicated to correspondence from these companies. The reason for this is that if you use your personal email address, you may find your inbox is overwhelmed with survey requests, and it becomes easy to lose track of important personal emails. You can get a free email address at hotmail.com or gmail.com.

The next step is to do research in order to find legitimate survey companies. You can start by checking home-based business forums and web sites that are dedicated to work-from-home opportunities. You may find it helpful to post something with a title like, "Can I actually earn $150 daily by taking online surveys?" Be sure to ask anyone who responds to provide you with a list of recommended sites that they've earned money from. Also make sure to find out how long payment usually takes. It's a good idea to avoid companies that take 6 weeks or more to actually send you your payments.

Alternatively, you can just use the list of survey companies at surveymoneymachines.com. Those are already pre-screened for quality.

The next step is to actually sign up with the companies that have been proven to be legitimate. There's only one way to make $150 per day as a survey-taker: get invited to take a lot of surveys and make sure you're qualified to take them. The only way to ensure this is to indicate a wide range of interests when you sign up and also to indicate that you live in a household that includes a full range of ages. If you are limited in these areas, you will miss out on many surveys because you won't qualify for them or you won't even be invited to take them in the first place. Be sure also to indicate that you are willing to do Focus Groups. That's where the real money starts coming in.

It's also a good idea to sign up to receive daily survey invitations via email. Doing this ensures that you don't have to visit each individual site daily in order to see what surveys are available.

I would encourage you to at least give this a try. It's often more work that many sites are willing to tell you, but how else can you use your free time at home and convert it into cash? It's worth a try. Once you're on the right track, make sure not to give up. The longer you've been with a survey company and the more you respond to their invitations, the more likely you are to be invited to take more surveys and make more money.

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