“How to make money online” is one of the hottest search on internet. Everyone from housewife & student to a working professional want to know how exactly you can make extra money either offline or online.
If you have ever made any search for online income opportunities, you might have come across hundreds of different money making options.
And I am sure, you must have read a lot about paid online surveys on various websites.
There are much confusion about online survey. Everyone want to know the clear information on how to make money with online surveys.
There are many questions people want to know related to this topic. And that is where I thought of answering the most common 10 question about online surveys.
Here are those 10 questions people want to know about online surveys. And I hope, you won’t have any confusion about this after reading their answers:
10 Questions & Their Answers on Online Surveys
So lets learn everything about paid online surveys:
1. What exactly is online surveys?
Although, you will find the answer about this on every website but still I want to clear this by answering in a very simple language.
Every company in the world has only one target i.e. to increase the sales of their product & increase the profit.
Gone are the days when people had no choice & they had to buy only those products which were manufactured by the companies.
Now people have choices. If they don’t like one brand, they will switch to another.
Companies don’t want to lose any customers. They want to know about your choice, they want to know everything like why you buy (or don’t buy) their products, what you want in their product, how is the price, packaging, taste or everything they can to improve their products for large number of people.
So they want the opinion from each & every person & that is what we say ‘company is doing the survey’.
Earlier there was offline method for doing the survey but it was highly ineffective because it was costly, unmanageable & lots of inaccurate data.
But when the same thing became online, it was easy to conduct the surveys by the companies. In fact there are many organizations who acts as the middleman (known as market research companies) & they have state-of-the-art setup to conduct these types of online surveys for these MNCs.
But people don’t show any interest if they are asked to complete a survey. So these companies need to pay some incentives to such people.
And that is why this is called as ‘paid surveys’.
2. Can you make money from online surveys?
Yes, you can make money from this but this is not something you can depend on fulltime. There are numbers of factors which decides your earnings in online surveys.
Some of these factors are:
- How many websites you join OR more accurately, how many trusted sites you join?
- Your country of residence? (People from US receive more paid surveys than other countries)
- What is your education qualification?
- What are your interests?
- How is your economical background and what types of life you spend? (your monthly income, what brands you use at home, where you go for holidays or what you plan to buy in future etc.)
- Your online connectivity.
- How much money you earn for completing one survey? (Sometime you will earn commission in cents & sometime in dollar for completing a survey. Sometime you may receive some gift coupon which you can used on Amazon on other sites to buy the items)
Based on the above factors, you may receive few surveys in a month to frequent surveys daily and that decides your earnings through online surveys.
3. Does it worth to spend time on online surveys?
If you really want to make extra income online, then you should give a try to this. You join some good websites & work at least 30 minutes daily for 1 month or more & see if you are able to earn some decent money.
Then you can decide yourself whether its worth to spend your time on this.
4. Is this scam?
The concept is not scam but 95% of the websites who provide online survey opportunities are scam. If you search Google with keywords like ‘online jobs’, ‘work from home’, ‘part time jobs’ or ‘how to make money online’ etc, you will find online survey jobs on many websites.
These Indian websites do nothing but provide huge list (200 to 500) of websites for online surveys but only 10 to 15 of them are genuine. They ask you a registration fee of Rs. 500 to Rs. 1500 for providing this list through their login area.
Now the list of these websites are useless & you can find this on internet for free. Only few sites are genuine so its not advisable to pay to these websites.
After doing some research on genuine websites, I found these 20 online survey sites which are effective.
But if you are looking for some more, you can check this site.
5. Is this program available in India (or countries other than US/Canada)?
As I have already discussed above, most of the surveys are available for people in US & Canada. Most of the MNCs who conduct these surveys are from these countries & their targeted area is limited to that only.
But as more & more companies are coming to Indian market & even many of the Indian companies are understanding the power of online surveys, they are also actively involved in this.
In future, you might receive enough paid surveys.
6. How to complete online surveys?
Completing online survey is very simple. After you join the online survey sites, you will get the username & password for all the sites. You need to note down the list of all these sites with their respective username & password.
So whenever there is a survey, you will be notified in your email either with a link of the survey or you will be asked to login to your account to access the link of the survey.
You need to click that link to open the survey form. You will be provided with different questions on the survey form. Each question will be given 4-5 choices. You just have to tell your opinion. You can give your answer by selecting your choice.
There may be 1 page or number of pages depending on the survey. So you have to answer each & every question & complete the survey.
You will get paid only after completing the survey.
7. Where can I find list of survey database?
8. How many companies should I join to earn decent income?
You need to join more & more companies which are genuine. You will not make enough money by joining few sites.
If you come across any new site, then you need to check its authenticity.
We have already mentioned 20 paid survey sites above but if you need more, you can check Get Cash for Surveys.
9. How to identify a scam company for online surveys or any other income opportunity?
Its very easy to know if the company which is providing money making opportunity is genuine or scam. I have already written an article on this topic to identify scam here. I hope that will help you out.
10. How do I receive my money?
Most of the companies where you work online, prefer to send your money either through PayPal or AlertPay.
You must have an account with PayPal or AlertPay to receive your money. Its absolutely free to join it. You can check this step by step tutorial to join PayPal.
You can withdraw your income from PayPal to your saving bank account. It takes 2-3 days to receive your money in your bank account after making a withdrawal request.
So these are the 10 most common questions & their answers about online surveys. I hope these answers cleared your confusion on this topic.
There might be some other queries that you want to know about paid online surveys. You can ask that through comment section below.