Discussing how to make money with paid surveys is the reason the Easy Extra Money Online website started.
Few years back, I started experimenting with paid surveys and was making a good amount of extra cash on the side.
I had discovered the concept of paid surveys and how fortune 500 companies were using them while I was in public accounting working on a client account. I talk about it in detail on my website.
Paid online surveys are a great way to make easy extra money online. You won’t make a full time living doing it unless you leverage a blog or website to refer other survey takers, but paid surveys are proven to be a quick way to generate extra cash on the side.
I did not start to make money with paid surveys because I needed the extra cash and was willing to trade up all my time taking surveys to earn it. Rather, I wanted to try the process out for myself to prove that it works, and in the process discover the most reliable and best paid survey companies out there.
Why did I do this? Because I had a feeling there way some real money to be made behind this concept and I wanted to see how I could leverage my knowledge of the internet, building niche websites, SEO and internet marketing to capitalize on the opportunity.
I was up to around $200 a month from completing paid surveys when I realized how much more money I can make by building a website that revolved around the subject matter and refer others who are interested in making pocket cash on the side.
So I did, and my income grew exponentially when my website was up and running for some time. I spent a lot of time and effort marketing it – that goes without saying.
A big reason for my website’s success is that folks who like to make a living online or work from home full time don’t get too far unless they can type very fast (and work as data processors) or have a successful website or blog that brings in a lot of organic search engine traffic.
By default, this leads to many of the same folks searching for easier opportunities to make money online. Anyone can make money with paid surveys online relatively easily by simply pointing and clicking the mouse. Other similar alternatives are paid offers and get paid to read email programs, which fundamentally work the same way. I later expanded my coverage to both of these as well.
Unlike data entry jobs or writing gigs, paid surveys pay relatively lower at about $2-10 per survey. There are surveys that pay all the way up to $100, but you can count on $2-10 as a good average, especially when starting out.
In order to make decent money from paid surveys, you must process a good amount of surveys. It can get very mundane and tedious. You need to do 10 surveys a day to make an extra $20-$60 per day. The good news is that online surveys do not take long to complete, so it is certainly feasible to make that much everyday, and even more depending on how much time you want to put in.
The challenge you will face as you begin to make money with paid surveys is finding companies that offer more than just a handful of surveys a day. The other challenge is finding out which companies are legitimate and which are scams. So in addition to having to sign up with multiple companies (you have to if you want to make good money), you also have to make sure you sign up with legitimate and well paying companies.
Here is a quick example. Say you sign up with 10 good companies and each one offers you 3 surveys a week. That is about 30 surveys a week and 120 total for the month. If each pays $4, you can potentially make an extra $480 every month.
As you can see, you can make money with paid surveys. I certainly did, and still do thanks to residual commissions. In order to be successful however, one must know which companies to sign up with and the tricks to get surveys done as fast as possible to make the most amount of money for time invested. I will discuss some of the better paid survey companies in future posts.
In case you are wondering, yes, the audience of my paid surveys website is completely different from the audience of this blog. So why am I discussing paid surveys here?
Because paid surveys have worked very well for me, I thought I’d share with you why and how. While paid surveys can certainly add a few hundred bucks in your wallet every month, I know your aspirations are much higher than that.
Mine were too. That’s precisely why I created the Easy Extra Money Online website. Through this website, I was (and still am) able to refer people who want to make money with paid surveys to relevant companies who then pay me residual commissions on leads generated.
Everyone can do what I did, but at the same time most will fail at it. Why? Because in order to generate a significant amount of leads, you need a significant amount of traffic to your blog or website, and that traffic doesn’t come automatically.