How often do you see ads stating how easy it is to take survey, get paid and make money while online? My guess would be probably quite often. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as it sounds or anyone interested in making money online would be rolling in the bucks.
Usually if it sounds too good to be true it usually is, as the old saying goes. Yes you can make money taking paid surveys. But like with any business, it takes time to make some really good money. Anyone thinking that they are going to be making $400 a week right away, is living in a dream world and is going to be very disappointed.
Survey takers, who are making full time income, have put a long time into their business. It has not happened over night. Plus one person’s definition of full time income varies from person to person. One person may consider $15,000 to $20,000 a full time income, while another person may see $25,000 to $40,000 as full time income. The verbiage can be deceiving.
A paid survey does not always mean you are going to get paid in cash. Sometimes the surveys you take do pay in cash, but other times you may be taking a survey for a coupon to a local restaurant, or you may be submitted to a monthly drawing for some nice cash, or you may be taking a product survey and get paid with the product. Understand before taking the survey just how their incentive structure is.
Just because a survey company says they are going to pay you for taking a survey, does not mean they will. There are a lot of scam companies who are looking just to get your personal information to sell to someone else. Make sure the companies you are dealing with are legitimate. There are many very good survey companies advertising on the internet, but there is also just as many bad companies. Do research to make sure you are working with a company that is going to do what they say they will.
It is possible to make money online by taking a survey and getting paid, but you need to be aware of not believing everything in the advertisement. Do your researches on any of these survey companies before you even sign up; this could save you a lot of grief.