10 Tips to Make Extra Money Taking Paid Surveys
- Create an email address (Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail are all free) just for paid surveys and survey-related emails. Sign up with that email, and check it every day. You will get a lot of email. What I do when I check my mail is first delete any spam, check the highest-paying offers next, then quickly scan everything that’s left, one by one. Sometimes I have to pick and choose if time’s an issue.
- If you don’t have one already, sign up for a free PayPal account. Many of the sites offer payment through PayPal, and it is the quickest and easiest way to receive your money!
- Don’t discount the survey sites that offer surveys for points instead of cash. When I first started doing them, I was ignoring the emails that didn’t list a dollar amount. I wasted a lot of potential money that way! My Survey, Global Test Market, Ipsos i-Say, and Opinion Outpost are just a few great sites that award you points that you can then redeem for cash. Watch this video to learn more about make money taking surveys.
- It may seem like an obvious one, but the more good quality sites you’re signed up with, the more chance you’ll have at receiving survey invitations and earning money. I’d recommend signing up for a handful every day until you’re registered with all of the sites on my list.
- Make sure you do all your screening surveys and profile questionnaires when you sign up. A lot of them pay you just for filling them out, and they make you eligible to receive more surveys.
- Make a spreadsheet (or a notebook or whatever you fancy) of your sites to keep track of your earnings, when you’re eligible to cash out, etc. This is very helpful in the beginning when you’re trying to keep track of who’s who. Also, make a list of sites to visit daily, whether you received emails from them or not. Some sites simply send you email invitations when they have surveys available. Clear Voice, My View, Your 2 Cents, Mindfield, and Survey Spot are a few of my favorites that send email invites. Some never send emails, but always have surveys available on their sites. At Cash Crate you can do two a day for $.80 each. Quick Rewards lists over $2.50 in surveys daily. Creation Rewards, Send Earnings and Inbox Dollars all also post daily surveys. They add up!
- You don’t have to limit yourself to surveys. A lot of these sites pay for things such as reading emails, sign-ups, taking quizzes, watching movie trailers, and shopping. You may get invited to join a special online community, or participate in a focus group. I’ve done several product evaluations for more than one site too.
They send me something to try (and keep), and I answer a follow-up survey. Those are fun and pay well too!
- Log into your survey sites frequently, even if you don’t get survey invitations. A lot of them have daily polls, new profile questionnaires to fill out, etc.
Keeping active on the site will keep you getting as many survey invitations as possible. While you can always pick and choose what surveys you want to take, a few sites will deactivate your account if you haven’t completed any for awhile.
- Be patient and consistent. The longer you do it, the better offers you’ll receive.
- If you have any questions, or something is confusing, email me! I’m always happy to help.