Getting paid to take Online Surveys, by giving your opinion

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One of the easiest and more entertaining ways to make money working online is to take paid surveys. Companies pay for your opinions on their products, from what you have used to products you might purchase.  

Getting paid for your opinion is as simple as signing up with paid survey companies and taking surveys.  Most paid survey companies will send you an email with a link to go to the survey.  Once you complete the survey, you are paid, usually by check or PayPal.  Some surveys are paid through points that you can redeem for merchandise or awards, although this is not as common.   

The one main problem in looking for businesses who pay to take online surveys is that there are businesses who are scamming people into sending them money. While there is nothing wrong with paying to join a survey membership site or purchasing information such as a book or ebook showing you who pays you to take surveys, you should never pay to actually take a survey.  Legitimate survey companies pay you, you don't pay them. 

You can sign up with as many survey companies as you want to.  The more you are signed with, the more chances you have of getting a survey which means more money in your pocket.  Most surveys take 10-30 minutes to complete.  

There are a lot of reputable companies who will pay you for what you think.  One of the most popular ones is PineCone Research. They pay a flat $5 per survey that you take...not bad at all for something that might take you ten minutes to complete.  The downside is that you cannot sign up with them on their website.

You have to find a banner somewhere online that they have placed on another website and sign up from there.  But the banner is always moving.  And they give no hint as to where on the vast World Wide Web this banner could be at any given time which leads one to wonder who anyone ever signs up with them.  In the past, it's been reported that banners have been spotted on sites pertaining to freebies, bargains, shopping codes, and the like.  

One of the most important things about taking online surveys is that most of these companies require that you not talk about the surveys to others. Some of the surveys offered are for new products that are not on the market yet, so telling others about these products could be a grounds for being removed from a survey panel.  Be sure to read the confidentiality clause, if there is one.

Most of all, being paid to complete surveys, giving your opinion, is a fun way to make extra money and let companies know what you think of their products. Most of all, it's profitable!

Autor: Cynthia Thomas
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