What are Surveys

Hello and welcome to my site truth about surveys.com today wanted to share the truth about paid surveys the pro and the cons, but first Ill start by explaining what paid survey’s are for those folks who do not know. Paid survey’s are as it sound you get paid to express your opinion on product or services. Survey’s have been around for a good while now and people have earned money from doing survey’s online not a living of course but some spare cash.                             Truth About Paid Surveys

My Experience with Paid Surveys

Many folks today think that you could make a full time income in doing survey’s maybe you can if you are very good at referring people, but even if you are it will be very hard to make a good living doing survey’s. In my personal experience I have done survey’s for about a year or more and found that not a very good way to earn a income because the pay just wasn’t enough to  even cover gas to fill up my car at that time. I was part of more than 10 survey site’s doing surveys everyday that pay 1-5 bucks sometimes more for 5-30 minutes of my time. The question people often ask are survey’s legit and I will be the first to say yes they are.

The Truth About Paid Surveys Exposed

What is the real truth about paid surveys? Well surveys are a good way to earn some spare cash if you are a teenager. Paid survey’s in my experience are

  • Low Pay most survey’s pay 1-5 bucks a survey which is not much
  • the time it take’s to get the money or reward for doing the work can sometime’s take up to 4-6 weeks on average with many of the survey site’s out there.
  • Most of the survey’s you will have to qualify in order to take it or in some cases where you start taking a survey and you do not qualify for it when you already spent over 20 minutes doing it which for me was very frustrating and a big time waster.
  • A lot of survey site’s now do what they call offers where you can earn more but you will have to sign up for something like a credit card or do a trial offer, something that I do not recommend because if you do not cancel the trial offer you will be billed the full amount. Also a lot of the offer’s seem to spam you a lot that is another thing to watch out for.
  • Spam is a big one with Survey’s if you ever done survey’s than you know that your email inbox will be spammed with a ton of email’s everyday.

Pros of Paid Surveys

  • Survey’s are good to earn some spare cash

Watch Out For Online Survey Scams

There are a lot of scams out there today that promise you will get rich doing survey’s , do not fall for that because you will not get rich doing survey’s online. Survey’s site’s that ask for money are usually scams because a lot of them will try and sell you things like learn how to make 70 bucks a survey or some crap like that which is total bs . You will also run into site’s that ask for your info and than redirect you to page full list of legit survey site’s that you sign up with and the person earn’s a referral off of you those are some other site’s out there , not really a scam but they are just trying to get you signed up with bunch of survey site’s so they can make a commission for referring you.

Thing to Watch Out for When Joining a Survey Site.

  • Never pay to do survey’s
  • Never pay to get info about how to earn money with Survey’s
  • If you do not know if site is legit do some research or you can always comment on my site and I will be glad to tell you if it is a scam or not
  • Don’t fall for scam’s that offer or promise that you will make 100 bucks or some high number for doing survey’s good chance it is a scam.

My Recommendation

A lot of folks today heard and know that it is possible to earn a living online but how is the question people ask. Also people want a safer way to earn income with no scam’s or false promises. Making money online is not magic and not done over night other wise it is a good chance that it is a scam. When I started out I tried many thing survey’s, mlm, and much more and, only found one legit good way to earn money online that I am still working on everyday and that is affiliate Marketing. Affiliate marketing is by far a better way to earn income online, is it quick no it is not but if you work hard you will see results that are way better than doing survey’s. I am not promising you will be rich although you could be but it depends on the effort you put in to achieve success. Also I found that success is nothing if you do not know what you are doing. I am still learning and will be learning because I have a passion to be successful if you would like to get started in affiliate marketing than I recommend you get sign up for free with Wealthy Affiliate not because so I can make commission that is not my purpose my purpose is to help folks out and point them in right direction. If you do decide you would like to learn more Wealthy Affiliate will teach you everything you need to know if you want more info read my review on wealthy affiliate.

 

Verdict Truth About Paid Surveys

Earning money with paid survey’s is ok but not a great way in my opinion to earn money online. In my opinion you will make more working part time somewhere than doing surveys because I only managed to make maybe 50 bucks a month and a lot of time went into doing that. Whatever you will decide on that is your decision to make I just wanted to give you  a heads up to what to expect when you join a survey site. Every one make’s different amount with survey’s, some make decent money only because they refer other people but you would have to refer people constantly to be making decent amount of money and most folks do not know how to do that. I hope that  this will help you get going in the right direction. If you have a question or comment or any experience’s feel free to comment will be glad to hear from you and what you have to say. Thanks again for stopping by and reading Truth About Paid Surveys.

 

16 thoughts on “Truth About Paid Surveys

  • January 2, 2016 at 5:13 am
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    Thank you for the information.

    I endorse your first recommendation 100%, I joined Wealthy Affiliate last September, and within less than three months, I started my online business from zero online knowledge.

    It is absolutely true that online revenues depend on your hard working but as my online business is about my passion, so I enjoy what I’m doing which is the most interesting part for me, I even feel bad each time I have to switch off my laptop : )

    You mentioned that you made something like 50 bucks per month from paid surveys, how many weekly hours you spent and what is the link to that survey website?

    Thank you again

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  • January 2, 2016 at 5:40 am
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    I did a few so called “paid surveys” before this and I must say, just like you said, I was so very frustrated with low pay especially after wasting so much time doing rubbish surveys. I gave up doing surveys for a pittance now and I am very that I did. I guess teenagers and school going kids can make use of the little extra money. For us working adults, it is just not worth it. Thanks for your post about paid surveys 🙂

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    • January 2, 2016 at 6:17 am
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      no problem glad I could help.

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  • January 17, 2016 at 8:04 pm
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    I’ve had my experience with online surveys.I use to hat spending 5 minutes taking a survey only to be told you don’t qualify after wasting all that time. I totally agree I don’t think the pay is worth the time. Maybe for coffee money but that’s about it. Thank you for sharing.
    Jason

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  • January 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm
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    Of a truth, a lot of folks today have heard and know that it is possible to earn a living online but why do people ask these questions. First and foremost, experience may have thought these person to ask these questions. Personally i have lost moneys to and online business because of a faulty e-commerce system. Also people want a safer way to earn income with no scam’s or false promises as you have put it and that is legitimate. Making money online is not done over night but through hard work and consistency. I tried out many thing survey’s, mlm, Options and forex trading and much more, but only found one legit good way to earn money online and I confirm that I am still working on it everyday just as you and that is affiliate Marketing.

    It is by far a better way to earn income online, is it quick no it is not but if you work hard you will see results that are way better than doing survey’s. I am not promising you will be rich although you could be but it depends on the effort you put in to achieve success. Also I found that success is nothing if you do not know what you are doing. I am still learning and will be learning because I have a passion to be successful if you would like to get started in affiliate marketing than I recommend you get sign up for free with Wealthy Affiliate not because, I can make commission that is not my purpose my purpose is to help folks out and point them in the right direction.

    I confirm all these assertions and recommend this article for a wider sharing.

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    • January 17, 2016 at 10:17 pm
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      Thanks Joseph

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  • January 24, 2016 at 5:21 am
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    Your review confirms my own experiences with paid surveys. I tired this route to make some extra cash about 9 months ago as I was starting with online marketing and looking for ways to generate income.

    I did earn ome cash but as you say the work was intermittent and considering the time to take the survey and them post it, etc. the pay was much less than the minimum wage even,

    Is this something I would receommend focusing much time on at all? No, there are simply other methods out there where you are working to build your own business, for which you will make a LOT more at the end of the day.

    It is good that you have a site such as this one, and the readers that fond their way here will save themselves a lot of time and instead spend that valuable commodity in building their own online business they control and can make better money from.

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  • January 24, 2016 at 5:28 am
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    I’d pretty much game up taking surveys as scams. As you mentioned, a lot of surveys require you to answer an extensive number of requests, but don’t provide anything for your effort or time. I don’t like my time being devalued, especially since they end up getting my demographic information in the process, which I consider extremely valuable. Next, I find the survey sites always seem to want to make a billion and 2 offers. I feel it’s enough I’m giving my information away without being hassled to buy stuff.

    It’s still good to see that not all survey sites are scams, and people do get paid for their time. Even if the pay is nominal, it’s changed my thinking a bit.

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  • February 7, 2016 at 3:59 am
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    My least favorite part about survey sites is the time it takes to fill out information only to find out that you “don’t qualify” for the survey. It’s bad enough that you’re only making pennies for completing these surveys, but to have your time wasted most of the time trying to simply qualify for the surveys is frustrating. Definitely not a great way to attempt to earn a full-time income.

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  • April 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm
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    Hi

    This is a great post which should help raise awareness on these scams and stop people being ripped off online.

    Its so easy to be taken for a ride online and people are always trying to scam you from all angles, I honestly have never come across an online paid survey but I will be more aware now.

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  • June 15, 2016 at 12:38 am
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    Hi! I stumbled upon your site while I’m looking for information about a site called iglobalsurveys.com. I really find your site very helpful for someone like me who is looking for legitimate survey websites. i was hoping that you can give me an idea on this website I have mentioned. Have you heard about this? Is this legit? Just want to make sure before I join their website. thank you for reading my email and I will be waiting for any information you can provide me. Thanks!

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    • June 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm
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      Hello Jay I will look into it and get back with you as as soon as possible.

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  • August 1, 2016 at 10:27 pm
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    I was considering doing surveys also and I really tried hard to find good ones and legit but it was a frustration. There are so much scam out there on the Internet about these surveys that it takes lots of your time (to find, to fill out the registration and all of that stuff) and then you see that it was scam. Also some of legit ones aren’t allowed here in Europe so for me it was a dissapointing without even starting. If you find good ones, maybe it’s worth trying for some extra cash.

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  • October 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm
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    The truth about surveys? Well they don’t pay very well but 99% of them are perfectly legit – it’s just absolutely mind numbing work!
    I used to just fly through them years ago and claim my reward in minutes….they got wind of people doing that pretty quick! These days they have questions to catch you out – so earning is back to SLOW….

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  • September 25, 2017 at 10:48 pm
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    Great post! Like your experience, I did not find surveys to provide a full-time income. I did surveys for about 6 months and only made $6. I stopped because I didn’t see them as being worth my time. Plus, I didn’t always qualify for each survey which would only give me 10 cents for answering the first couple questions.

    I agree with you that affiliate marketing is by far the best way to earn money online. I will be sticking with that.

    Thank you!

    Weston

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