Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Does anyone know of a valid online survey that pays?

I have signed up for some before, hoping to make some extra cash but all I get is a bunch of spam in my email and nothing worth my time.

Does anyone know of a valid online survey that pays?
greenfieldonline.com is the only one that I know of for sure.I have received checks from them,but certainly not enough to make a living off of,but some extra money once in a while.
Reply:Pinecone research, Surveysavvy, Greenfieldonline are some of the larger survey companies, who pay regularly . A list of companies you can join for free , with details of amounts you will receive as payment, is available at http://tinyurl.com/mx9ga
Reply:I've listed some of the sites I have taken surveys through and actually been paid (or received other rewards like gift cards or CD'S) on the following site:





http://www.windhavenweb.com/surveys





I list how they pay you, what I like and dislike about them, whether they have an affiliate or referral program, etc. (And yes, if I say they have an affiliate program, I'm part of it, and make a commission when someone signs up through that link...I like to be up front about that).





As you're searching, here are some tips to avoid scams. Don't sign up for any survey site which asks you to pay to access the surveys. Also watch for language like "get paid for taking surveys AND SIGNING UP FOR OFFERS" if you don't want to have to sign up for stuff with other companies to get paid.





Always carefully read their terms of service and privacy policy. If in their privacy policy they say they only use aggregated info, this is GOOD SIGN they are legit. Aggregated info information that is grouped together so it can't be connected with anyones personal identification like name, e-mail, phone or address. That's what survey sites SHOULD collect. Avoid sites that say they give, rent, or sell any personal information (info that is not aggregated) to third parties (unless you really don't mind getting junk mail, telemarketing calls, and spam).





Also, never sign up for a survey through an unsolicited e-mail--since these might not even be from the site they claim to be, but could be a phishing scheme to get your information and mis-use it.





Here are two other sites which are very helpful


http://www.surveypolice.com/


(rates surveys)


http://ripoffreport.com/


(scam reporting site)








Expect to make $0.50 to $5 for most surveys, $10-15 occassionally (place like ACOP sometimes offer those). If that's not worth your time, than taking surveys online isn't for you.


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