Free Paid Online Surveys - How to Pick Them?


Paid surveys are one of the best methods to make money on the Internet. There are many different kinds of paid survey sites. There are paid survey directories, or databases, and also the actual paid survey companies. A paid surveys, or market research company, is the real company that sends the paid surveys. This company is one that will compensate you for your participation. Finding a good company is a real challenge.

Lots of companies have been around for over 20 years and now lead the pack of major paid survey companies on the internet. When you join a paid survey site you are notified by email when your participation in a paid survey is needed. You can then choose to participate in the paid survey or simply ignore it. You are told how much you will be paid for taking each survey and how long the paid survey should take to complete. A legitimate paid survey company will never ask you to pay a fee to join.

Now the important part is to pick the correct paid survey sites. There are some essential rules that you must keep in mind while joining the Paid Survey sites. They are:

• Search on the internet for the free sites and directories. Once you have found some start short listing, eliminating the ones that look fishy.

• Search for the feedback on the internet by Google search for the name of companies you have short listed. There are many people who constantly write in forums about various companies. Browse to find the proper feedbacks.

• You can check with BBB for complaints against specific online paid survey sites. However, just because there are no complaints, doesn't mean that all who have conducted business with the sites are 100-percent trustworthy. Just that no one has yet complained to the BBB about those specific sites.

• There are lots of scam forums, such as and They have messages from consumers who think they've been duped by online paid survey scams.

A word of caution here, some messages are posted by ropers and shills pretending to exchange experiences about being duped by paid survey scams or who are looking to avoid it.

For example, the "rescuers" might say that all online paid surveys are scams, except for the "great companies" they've found. They make profits promoting these wonderful opportunities and till moderators notice them you may have wasted time on these sites.

• There are lost of sites that claim to screen out paid survey scams, or that rate or rank paid survey sites. You need to be very careful about such references and if they link to fee-based middleman sites or display ads for same, as they're probably trying to earn commissions and referral fees by duping you. In these kinds of set ups, sites that pay them the most receive the highest ratings or top-most rankings.

Never get fooled by :

Testimonials – People just write these for scams, not satisfied customers.

Documented Proof - Some fraud paid survey sites provide checks and other documental replications as "proof." Just because they let someone make money at least once, doesn't mean that you will. With today's computer technology, paid survey scams can counterfeit just about any document and make it look authentic.

Guarantees – Sites may promise the Moon, just don’t trust them.

If you've been ripped-off by online paid survey scams, you may file complaints with the FTC and BBB. You may also file complaints with the U.S. government's Internet Fraud Complaint Center.

All these tips will assist you find the best sites to earn money and avoid being duped by the fraud sites. Remember to look for the above stated feedbacks and avoid believing the references etc.

ALex Ruban.


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See also:

Free Paid Online Surveys - How to Pick Them?
Why to Pay a Survey Site - When its Free?
Paid Surveys Revealed
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