There are thousands of websites out there claiming that they will show you how to make money by taking online surveys, but how many truly deliver? Are all those survey sites out there asking for money to show you how to get paid to take online surveys from home really a scam?
Well, to be honest with you, yes. All of them are a scam. In this article, I am going to fill you in on a secret, as well as help show you how to can actually make money by taking online surveys, and it is not going to cost you a single penny.
How Do I Know If a Survey Site is the Real Deal or a Scam?
If any site is asking for money to take online surveys, it is a scam. Simple as that. When you taking online surveys, you are helping a market research company fulfill a quota for their clients.
Let’s say Kellogg’s cereal is going to release a new cereal, and they want to know what consumers opinions are of the box cover before they release it. They will then go to a market research company and say, send a survey out to 10,000 people and have them fill out this survey. For every person that fills out the survey, we will pay you “x amount of dollars”.
It would be in the market research company’s best interest to have as many survey takers as possible, so they can make as much money possible. Charging for people to join their market research company would be an incredibly dumb business move.
The sites that are charging you to take online surveys are not even real market research companies! You are basically giving them money, and then they give you a list of market research companies. Now that is a big waste of time and money.
If a survey site / market research company is free to sign up with, then it is 99% of the time legitimate and real. If a survey site / market research company is charging you any amount of money, even if it is $3.00, then it is a scam. No doubt about. Turn around and run in the other direction!
Legitimate Survey Companies That You Should Join…
When I first published this article, many of you emailed me asking for some of the best survey companies to join. Due to popular demand, I will list one of the best survey companies below.
All of these survey companies are free to join and have been around for a very long time. These survey companies are highly recommended.
(1) CashCrate – This site has been around for quite awhile now, and it is a great website! They have paid out over $3.9 million dollars since they have been in business. Registration is free!