Online survey companies have gotten a bad wrap through the years because of the many misleading e-books out there. These e-books tell you about making fortunes doing surveys and that’s just not the case. However, you can make money with online surveys. Just don’t expect to be rich from it.
To put it out there, I don’t really spend a whole lot of time on them because of the time/earnings ratio. That said, there are times when I have nothing better to do and I can earn a few bucks, so I do sometimes find myself completing surveys.
How to Make Money with Online Surveys
For starters, you don’t need to go spending money on an e-book that tells you how to do it. It’s really quite simple. here’s what you do:
- Sign up for an online survey company.
- Complete your “self survey” which tells the company a little about you. This allows them to know what surveys may best be suited for you.
- Complete surveys as they make them available.
It’s as simple as that. You may also want to set up a separate email for the survey companies so your important emails don’t get lost in the mix of things.
Top 11 Survey Companies to Join
There are a lot of online survey companies out there to join. Some are good, some are not so good. Here are my personal recommendations for the best websites that will allow you to make money with online surveys. This list is in alphabetical order.
- e-Rewards (You need a referral. I used AAdvantage)
- Inbox Dollars
- I-Say by Ispos
- Pinecone Research
So which are my favorites? I tend to lean mostly towards e-Miles, e-Rewards, and MySurvey the most.
Turn Your Time Into Money
I mentioned earlier that I don’t spend a ton of time completing online surveys because of the tine to earnings ratio. However, I also mentioned that there are some times that I have nothing better to do. Here are a few great moments to complete online surveys.
- Doctor’s office
- Riding as passenger in a car.
- Riding the train or subway.
- Waiting for your car to be fixed at your mechanic’s shop.
- Waiting to pick someone up.
My wife just cashed in for $10 while cooking dinner the other day. By the way, she seems to get all the good surveys. She also recently got a survey that was to test out new foods that haven’t hit the market yet. She got a box of some amazing breakfast bars. I can’t wait until they come to market! Anyways, I’m getting sidetracked now. As you can see, there are opportune times to take advantage of a few extra bucks to spend.
I hope this article helps you make money with online surveys in the future!