One thing I want to stress right from the outset is that this is NOT a “get rich quick scheme”. There is no such thing, and believe me when I say I’ve searched for one. In fact what I found probably won’t make you rich at all. But it WILL make you some very useful, low stress, low time-commitment EXTRA money you can use for anything.

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about by now, which is how to make money from doing surveys. It sounds deceptively easy. And it is. There are literally thousands, if not millions, of companies that really need your opinion on their products and services and are prepared to pay for it.

The problem is – and unfortunately there are always problems, with whatever you do, but I prefer to call them challenges – that it is extremely time-consuming to trawl through search engines in order to find the companies that need information from you NOW, and to sift through the massive number of scams and fake sites operating in this marketplace, who will take your money without a second thought and deliver absolutely nothing.

There are different approaches to meeting this challenge, but for me they fall into making one of two very simple choices.

The first is to register, free, with companies that will, they say, regularly send you links to a list of commercial enterprises who are surveying at any particular time. Many are legitimate but there are quite a few rogue operators too. Plus, because these companies work on a no-cost (free) basis, they’re really just massive databases which match personal details – yours – to available surveys. They don’t have the finances or resources to vet the companies they recommend or the available surveys, so you could end up spending hours filling a detailed survey for nothing or peanuts.

Quite often too, again because the database you registered with is a free one, and therefore under-resourced, you find yourself spending the first 15 minutes or more of each survey putting all your details in. This is tedious, unpaid work, and you have no way of knowing how your personal details are going to be used. Indeed, it is believed that some companies don’t really have any surveys, they’re just after your data.

The second choice, and my preferred option, is to register with a credible company – which takes all your information once during the registration process, and securely retains it. The company then passes you legitimate survey leads, based on the preferences you input during the registration process, and you go ahead and complete them. Once the survey is completed, you get paid. Simple idea, simple process, easy money.

However, finding a credible company to register with can also be a nightmare. And unfortunately their websites look very little different to the scammers; they’re all a bit ‘hypey’ – it seems to go with the territory. You just need to be careful, and use a bit of common sense. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

That’s it! If you need more detailed info on how to make money from doing surveys online you can visit this website for more. Like anything, it works if you do. Nothing is for nothing, but it’s a great way to supplement your income. Better still you can do it from home, and it’s flexible enough to fit round your lifestyle.

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