Guest Post by Joe Land
Paid Surveys have a ton of hype and controversy surrounding them. In fact there are over four million results for the phrase "paid surveys” on Google. There are tons of sites out there that are scams and that will do nothing but take your hard earned money. On the other hand there are a select few that can make you money.
What to Look For
When you are looking for a paid survey site or any money making opportunity in general, you have to be aware of a couple of things.
1. Is it free – When a survey site is free to sign up with then there is a good chance that it’s legit. Why? Because they make money from the companies who want their products surveyed not you.
2. Proof of Payment – If you are able to find lots of checks and proof that the site actually pays then you should go ahead and sign up.
3. Dig Deeper – Read reviews from other blogs and websites to gain other peoples perspective on the site.
Why Surveys Are a Legit Opportunity
Survey sites are labeled to be scams by lots of people. Here is why they aren’t. It all starts with companies like Dell and Pepsi. They need opinions on their products from people who use them everyday. So they go to research companies and ask them to distribute the surveys to users (you). When you complete the survey Pepsi gets their needed opinions, the survey site gets paid by Pepsi, and you get paid a small amount too. That is how survey sites are able to make money and stay in business.
So you want to make money with surveys but don’t know where to start. There are only a few sites out there that are worth your time and effort. For starters I recommend CashCrate. It’s a site that is great for beginners. Not to mention it has great help and support in case you have questions.