How To Really Make A Living As An Online Survey Taker

by Sylvia Duckett

How do you usually react when you see a web site that promises you can earn $150 a day if you sign up with them and take the surveys that they offer? Do you write them off as scams, or are you intrigued? If you're considering taking advantage of one of these options, then I have good news and bad news for you. First, here's the bad news: the advertisements that you are seeing are probably not from legitimate companies because legitimate companies don't use this type of advertising. The good news is that there are legitimate survey companies out there if you know how to find them and if you're willing to join 20-30 sites initially and complete surveys daily.

Of course, it's easy to find sites that review individual home-based business opportunities. My goal is a bit different. I want to answer the question, "Can I actually earn $150 a day just by taking online surveys?"

Yes, you actually can. Online survey taking is a legitimate source of this kind of income, if you're willing to sign up with enough legitimate web sites (20-30) and you're willing to put in the effort that is required.

Now it's time to do some research. Check online for specialized sites that are dedicated to home-based business opportunities. Post a question or two on the forums that specialize in work-from-home topics. Also, don't be afraid to ask for recommendations when you post to these forums. Specifically, ask for the names of proven online survey companies, and make sure to find out how long the companies take to get checks to the survey takers. You probably don't want to work for any site that takes longer than 6 weeks to pay you.

Alternatively, you can just use the list of paying survey companies at www.surveymoneymachines.com. The lady that runs that site, Hailey Gates has already pre-screened those companies. Currently she has around 40 in her list.

The next step is signing up for as many sites as you can. Remember, in order to make $150 a day, you'll need to be invited to take as many surveys as possible and you'll need to qualify for them. The only way to be qualified to take enough surveys is to list as many interests as possible when you fill out your application and also to show that people of all ages live with you in your home. If you do not follow this advice, then you most likely will not be invited to many surveys, and even if you do find yourself invited you will not be likely to qualify to actually take them.

A helpful piece of advice is that you should make sure to sign up to receive email invitations to surveys. If you do this you will avoid having to visit the 20-30 sites that you have signed up with every day in order to see what surveys are available to take.

Do you still wonder if it's possible to make $150 a day by taking online surveys? The only way to know for sure is to follow the advice in this article and try it out yourself. Be sure that you are diligent early on to take as many surveys as you can, and you'll discover that you'll receive more offers. Survey companies are more likely to invite you to surveys if you've proven to be a faithful survey taker in the past.

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