You can make money answering online surveys. A steady income stream can be earned just by taking the time to answer paid surveys.
Most people prefer to have a little more information before they make the leap and sign up for this type of thing. It is always a good idea to do some research to make sure that you know what you are getting into. Take the time to read through this article for some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about answering online surveys for money.
** How long will it take to start earning money after the initial sign up?
Most people will start to receive money within a week of signing up and beginning to fill out online surveys. The biggest factor will be how soon you actually start receiving surveys. The companies that you sign up for will look at your profile and decide whether or not the personal information you provided fits the demographics that they need. Given that they are looking for very specific profiles, meaning a certain age group or gender, your profile will not be a good fit every time. They won't choose you if you don't fit what they need.
** Why am I getting prizes instead of money?
Usually the company will want to verify your age, gender and other information to make sure you fit the profile that they need before they bother with having you fill out a survey. They want to make absolutely sure that you are the perfect audience for their survey. These types of questions are usually rewarded with prizes instead of money.
In some cases, the company you choose may have a point system. You will have to accumulate a certain amount of points before you can either claim a prize or money. If you visit the company websites, you can usually find out how their reward system works. For those of you that want to get money and not prizes, they will verify how you want to receive it. Usually electronic payments are preferred.
** How much can I expect to earn from filling out online surveys?
After you start filling out online surveys for money, you typically can expect to earn around $3 to $75 for each survey you complete. Your total gross income will depend on the number of surveys that you complete and the sites you visit. Compensation for completed surveys varies by company with some paying well and some not. You will need to research each company and decide if it is worth your time.
How do I fill out the surveys?
When you get a request to fill out a survey, a date and time will be provided and you must fill it out within the given time frame. As long as you can complete them within this time frame, you can fill them out whenever you want to.
Depending on how busy you are, you may want to set up a schedule for filling out the surveys. You will just need to have your own computer and internet access. You will also need to be able to type and navigate the internet for the best results. As long as you have these basic skills, you should not have any problems answering online surveys for money.
Source by Debbie Vornholt