So, you wanna get paid to take online surveys, huh?  There’s lots of money to be made out there by taking surveys, as you probably know already.  That’s why you’re interested.  I won’t let you down.  Read on!


Businesses and corporations spend millions of dollars annually trying to figure out what makes their customers tick – their spending habits, their shopping routines, what influences their purchasing decisions, how they think – all in an effort to sell more of their product and make even more money.

There are many companies who specialize in conducting surveys and questionnaires, market research, if you will, asking folks in the real world questions which will give them to key to their consumers’ hearts.  These survey companies get paid the big bucks to go out and find out what you, and people like you, think.  And they pass some, albeit a small morsel, of that money onto the survey taker.


I hate to burst your luxury European car fantasy bubble, but you will probably not make enough money doing online surveys to trade in your Beetle for a Benz.  But, you can probably make enough to give that old Beetle a new paint job.  Maybe a new set of floor mats and some fuzzy dice.  But that’s about it.  If you are looking for a get-rich-quick idea, this ain’t it.  Sorry to disappoint.

Think of getting paid to take surveys like looking for change in the sofa.  It won’t make you rich, but it will buy you a latte.


There are many companies out there who say they will pay people for their opinions – some are legitimate, some are scams.  Here are some tips to help you steer clear of seedy survey companies (and there a lot of them out there):

They ask you for a membership fee, or fee of any kind.  You should never pay a company to participate in market research surveys.

They ask you for your Paypal password.  This trick has been surfacing in the paid survey world and many have fallen for it.  Never tell anyone the password to anything.  They do not need that information.  Their intentions are only malicious. Run away! Run away!

They want your Credit Card Number, Social Security Number, or Bank Account Number.  WTF.  There is no reason at all for them to ask for this information.   Most assuredly, this company is a scam.


These are not the only legitimate survey companies out there, but it will give you a place to start.

List of Legitimate Paid Surveys

Before you start, read this article I wrote about mistakes survey takers make to help you avoid making costly errors.

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