If you are looking to getting rich, doing online surveys is probably not going to get you there. But if you want a reliable stream of income that will supplement a real job; something you can do from the comfort of your den; something that compares, hour for hour, to the pay a second job working in retail would bring (without the commute and the hassle), then doing surveys online is a viable alternative. An acquaintance of mine says he consistently makes his monthly car payment and utility bill by doing online surveys in the evening.
So what is the best way to create a part time job doing online surveys? First is to understand that you will need to sign up at multiple survey sites- and not just any of them. There are definitely some that come recommended higher than others. I’ll highlight a few of these below. But first, why are these sites paying people for their opinions?
There are thousands of companies out there who are willing to pay for your opinions regarding their products. This is an important part of product research, and they rely on people just like you for your honest opinion! Imagine getting paid for doing things like trying out new menu items from popular restaurants; taking short surveys about new cars that are coming out soon or giving your opinion about new clothing and shoe designs. These companies create a survey you fill out online that usually takes about 5-10 minutes and can pay up to $35. That sounds amazing but did you know that companies spend more than 1 BILLION dollars on market research every year? They need this information which means you have a commodity they are willing to buy- your opinion!
So where do I sign up? The best online survey sites I’ve found are:
These consistently pay out, have built a good reputation and many offer other incentives such as direct email survey offers and periodic cash prizes.
But to maximize your survey income, if you are willing to invest a little up front, my friend Gary Mitchell has done extensive leg work and is offering access to the largest database of companies that hire people just like you, to give their opinions on products.
Taking a few paid surveys in your spare time can really make a difference in your income. If you can do 10 or more a day, your extra income can easily rival a part-time job. These days, you can be hired and fired the same day practically, or even worse, you could work for a company for years and then you get laid off… forced to go find another job. It doesn’t hurt to establish multiple streams of income- even trickles help. If you get enough of them you will soon be much more independent financially!