A Beginner’s Guide to Making Money with Paid Online Surveys

Are you considering making money online by taking paid surveys but feel unsure where and how to start?

Making money by taking paid online surveys is FREE, easy and completely flexible. If you are enjoying doing crosswords or puzzles, taking paid online surveys could be a form of entertainment for you.

Anyone older than 16 years can do paid onlien surveys and the only qualification needed is your willingness to share your opinions.You can do the online surveys at anytime and anywhere with your computer, tablet or mobile phone.Shutterstock _174879122

The power of your opinion: paid online surveys are legit

Companies, including big brands such as Addidas, Nestlé and Procter & Gamble regularly engage in market research through online surveys to learn customers' opinions. It helps them improve their products, select the most captivating advertisements and ultimately increase their revenue.

Every year, they pay millions of pounds to market research companies to conduct customer opinion surveys and they are willing to pay for your answers, too.The Internet has made it possible for the research companies to reach thousands of respondents instantly and more efficiently with paid online surveys.

Legitimate market research companies provide paid online surveys for free and have strict privacy policies regarding members' personal details. Be vigilant about companies who ask you to pay for registration or promise ‘too good to be true’ payouts.Shutterstock _236584048

Make money from home: supplement your income with paid surveys

Online surveys offer a stress-free way to supplementing your income, but they are unlikely to replace a steady salary from a day job. However, the less you earn at work, the more valuable this strategy can be for you. Deciding whether paid online surveys are worth your while depends on your motivation because filling out these paid online surveys does take time and effort.

While it is entirely up to you how many paid online surveys you choose to take, you will be paid for each that you complete. Typically, it takes between 5 to 20 minutes to finish one survey. The amount of money you earn will also vary, ranging from 10 cents to 2 pounds per paid online survey.

Note that some paid online survey companies pay only through sweepstakes drawings or with points. As your points add up, you’ll be able to redeem them for vouchers for products and services. It may take between one to six months, and sometimes longer, before you reach the cashing out point and can draw on your earnings.