Make money with surveys. A guide on how to make money with paid online surveys.
How Moms Make Money With Surveys
Let me begin by introducing myself.
I'm Victoria Stone and I've been making money from online surveys for the past 5 years. I'm happily married, a mom of two beautiful daughters, and working from the comfort of home is the perfect arrangement for me. Given a choice between getting up at 7 am and heading out to a day job, or sliding out of bed whenever I like and being around my family, I'll take the second option every time. Wouldn't you?
This e-book tells you, in simple terms, how to make an income by completing surveys over the internet. You won't find any catches here, either: I won't be asking you to buy another e-book (If you want to make even more money, buy my SUPER SURVEY E-BOOK for $800!), nor will you find me asking for donations, wasting your time with unnecessary filler content to pad-out the pages and add perceived value, nor will I be requesting you to join a paid community to learn even more. What you see is what you get. (A new concept in e-books, it seems!) I grow entirely tired of authorities supposedly providing free moneymaking information only to find out later that some clause requires us to part with money (for this free information).
Why have I put pen to paper, then? (Well, finger to keyboard.) Simple: Giving away free guides like this helps to spread the word about my site, Moneymaking Mothers. The more people who read Moneymaking Mothers (all of which is entirely composed of free and helpful content for moms wanting to make money nice plug, Victoria!), the more money I can charge advertisers for my few remaining ad spots. Unless you're an advertiser, I can't imagine you'll ever be sending cash my way. Which is fine! The simple fact that you read my site helps me to make money, anyway. Cool, hey?
So let us get started!
How I Can Help You
Paid surveys get a lot of bad press. Mostly, this is due to ignorance on the part of the person ranting. You'll see people saying they're a scam or they don't pay or the work is too hard. Rubbish, I say.
Companies who offer us payment for surveys would not be in business very long if any of the above was true. The fact is, these companies NEED us. This is what happens. A major company goes to a survey company and asks them to get opinions on their latest product; a new brand of cough syrup or diaper or whatever. They pay the survey company for all the market research provided by them. And, thus, they pay us for answering the surveys for that market research. If they didn't pay, if the pay was terrible, or if they were out-and-out scam artists, we would all wise up and the survey sites would be out of business. Simple as that.
So they do pay. And you're going to learn just how well they can pay if you follow my method.
Talking of methods.
This e-book isn't some bland, state-the-obvious, rehashed collection of pages that you could find anywhere else on-line. What would be the point? I want to impress you so you become a regular reader of my website and become part of our growing community of moms. I can't very well do this without truly giving away something special.
If you join a survey site and begin tapping away on your keyboard (like I did in the beginning), you'll make peanuts. (And I don't even like peanuts!) So how can I help you? I'm going to show you methods comprised of enough tricks and twists and tips to actually have you making decent money.
Decent money, you say? Let us be totally honest: this will not make you rich. You won't be buying a house in the Bahamas any time soon or blowing $4,000 on a new handbag (not that I ever would anyway). By decent, I mean a few hundred dollars a month. If you need $10,000 a month or more, this e-book is not for you. But if you want extra money to pay the grocery bill, buy gifts for birthdays, or pay the mortgage or rent, you're in the right place. I can show you how to do these things, no problem. I do it, so why can't you?
Okay, are we ready? Great! Let's get down to business!
Step 1: Joining Survey Sites
I'll begin by giving you a very important tip here and then explain the joining process.
Tip: If you join less than 6 survey sites, you're wasting your time. I mean it. Seriously. If you can't spend 5 minutes joining each site, press the white X on the top right of this e-book and delete it. I don't mean to sound harsh (at all). The truth is, I can't help you if you only join a few. (You really WILL be earning peanuts then.) The only way I can help is if you do what I do. And in the next section, especially, you're going to appreciate the importance of this advice. Some of you will finish this e-book, join a couple of sites, and say, Victoria, what the heck? Don't be one of those folks.
Let's talk joining.
The big question everyone asks me is this: Does it cost anything to join them?
It costs as much money to join these as it does to join Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, or Youtube. And it takes about as long! If you were to walk into town and get a job in a card store, they wouldn't ask you for any money to work for them. Same thing applies to survey sites.
The second question I get asked is this: Do they pay?
They do, indeed, pay. In all, they offer payment by wire, check, and Paypal. Some of them pay exclusively in gifts (not my preferred kind) and others just give you gifts as a bonus or give you a chance to win them. Some survey sites pay twice a month, others once a month, and others as soon as you meet the threshold, which is anywhere from $20 to $100 dollars. Surveys themselves pay anywhere from a dollar to $75 (my favourite).What is involved in the joining process?
I'll show you the joining process, step-by-step, aided with some pictures. The entire joining procedure will take you a few minutes tops and in a minute or so, I'll explain why it's really important you fill out the form well.
I already have an account here, but one of my readers has kindly supplied pictures of her joining process today. The site is Toluna. That's a link to their U.S site. If you're from the U.K, here's their U.K site: Toluna UK.
This is the most well-known and respected survey site. You can see around 100,000 Facebook users alone have liked the site.
On this page, all you have to do is: enter your name, select your gender, input your date of birth, choose a username and password, and select your country.
Estimate time: 30 seconds.
Here's another pic:
Next thing: upload a profile picture. I always use my Facebook picture, but any image will do. Estimated time: 10 seconds.
This next step is VERY IMPORTANT. The site has sent you a verification email. You can't receive surveys without a working email, so they need to know you entered it correctly into the form.
Simply go to your e-mail in-box and find it. Note: sometimes e-mails wind up in spam folders if you use a free email account like me. If you don't see the email, check there.
This is what you'll find in your in-box:
Just click on the link: Please activate your account. This will then take you to a page with a CAPTCHA. These pages exist to stop spammers making hundreds of accounts with software.
Done! In total, it should take around 1 minute to join. Painless, right? You then get presented with this page:
You can make friends and learn about the best moneymaking surveys in the community (highly recommended) or you can click the Start Now button for Answer Surveys And Get Great Rewards.
Remember I said it was important to fill out your join info really well? Well, this is why. When you click the left-hand Start Now button, you are asked questions about yourself. (I have chosen not to include pictures here, in the interest of keeping my reader's details private). They ask you questions like where you live and where you work; standard stuff that takes a few minutes tops to answer, if that.
Why is it important to answer well? Survey sites like this send you surveys based on your answers to these questions. Maybe there's a new restaurant opening where you live. They send a survey. Maybe you're a new mom and they want to get your opinion on what makes a good diaper. You get a survey. So, answer them well and you'll get more surveys.
And that as they say is that. Like I say, it's no harder than joining Facebook.
What I suggest you do is set aside 30 minutes and join these survey sites:
Best U.S Survey Sites
1. Toluna2. Panda Research3. Inbox Pays4. iSurvey World5. Minds Pay6. Cash Crate7. Bash Bound8. Vindale Research9. Amp Surveys10. Live Sample
Even if it takes you 3 minutes to join each one, that's still only 30 minutes in total. There are other survey sites, but you only need the above 10 for decent money. So put aside half an hour, grab a coffee, and join these before moving on to the next step: Step 2: Completing Tons Of Surveys.
I don't want to leave out my U.K readers, so below you'll see my recommended survey sites for you, too. You can find many others, and I suggest you do, but the 3 below are used by my other readers and are the absolute best ones going.
Best U.K Survey Sites
Toluna U.KAmp Surveys U.KHoliday Rewards U.K
Step 2: Completing Tons of Surveys
The people complaining that survey sites don't pay much are those people who join one site and expect to make oodles of money. Get real, right? What I'm going to do is show you how to complete dozens of surveys a week. (And make good money!) Keep in mind that even thou