Sunday, November 15, 2009

What are some legit online survey money making companies?

The rule, as always, is to stay away from those that ask you to pay before you can get these surveys.

Legitimate market survey companies such as Pinecone Research recruit members based on demographic characteristics -- e.g. mothers of babies 0-12 years old -- and will send surveys of products and services targeting this demographic group. Pinecone Research, however, pays only $5 per survey -- you're definitely not going to be rich with that. They can give you anywhere from 1-5 at most surveys in a month.

Other companies simply ask you to answer as many research as possible, and you don't earn anything just the chance to win at a raffle (which I find lame).

The article "Earning Money from Surveys" provide a short list of legitimate market research firms and contains explanations of what to look for when joining surveys (and weeding out the fraudulent ones)

Pinecone Research

GreenField Online

Harris Poll Online




Survey Spot

What are some legit online survey money making companies?
Here's a list of the survey sites I belong to:











I would go ahead and read their privacy policies to assure yourself that you are not being scammed. A few of these may not be what you are looking for, but I say give them a try, and if they aren't to your liking, unsubscribe.

Some of these sites send a lot of surveys, and you might only qualify for a few. Some send a lot, and all you might get out of them is a chance to win a drawing. And then there are those that pay cash, and some you rack up points to redeem later for cash or merchandise.

My favorites are:

# 4, for the points are faily liberal and easily redeemed.

# 9, because I get the opportunity to try new products before they come on the market.

# 8, because the have more cash paying surveys.

Most of these will give you liberal points for your referals. Since I'm not refering you, I won't be getting any, so you don't have to think I'm getting anything for doing this for you (which is okay).

Also, you'll start out slow. The more of the surveys you do, the more they will send. Once you have established yourself as a regular responder, you'll get more invites for the cash paying jobs, and the high point jobs.

There's a lot more I could tell you, but I don't know when to stop sometimes. I just hope this works out for you, and that most importantly, you have fun. It's not a way to make a living, but it does provide a little (tiny bit) extra. has paid me. Don't expect to ever making a living off this. You are only eligible for certain surveys. I think in the last year I have made maybe $8 off from them.

They do pay directly to any PayPal account or at a certain point send you a check.
Reply:I have got about $8500 from surveys in 2 years. It took me 2 months of research to find genuine companies %26amp; how to differentiate b/w good survey websites %26amp; scams.

I have really enjoyed doing them %26amp; the incentive has been cool as well!

I never paid anywebsite to get surveys. There are about 30 good survey sites which pay money.

There are 2 websites which I really found useful

The first website has a lot of articles related to surveys in addition to a list of about 20 good survey sites.

The 2nd website has a neat list of good survey sites.


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