There are several ways in which you can earn some extra money and one of them is by doing online surveys. Making money with online surveys is very easy because you can do them during your spare time and at the same time you do not need too much effort. Below is a step by step guide on how you can successfully do online surveys and make money;
1) Creating a new email account & PayPal account
Once you sign up for online surveys you are going to receive many emails and it is good if such emails have their own account so that they do not get mixed up with your other business/personal emails. An email account specifically dedicated for surveys will help you avoid any disorganization.
It is also good to sign up for a PayPal account (if you do not have one) because there are some survey panels that reward their panelist through PayPal.
2) Search for legit sites
This is the step that many people struggle with and that is simply because there are so many deceptive advertisements and scams that can be very misleading. If one is not careful enough, he/she can easily get scammed not only out of their time but also their money.
The best thing to do is to research well before signing up. Registration on the site should be 100% free. The registration can be time consuming and that is why many people get scammed here because they want to quickly sign up and start making money but in the process, they end up losing because. Patience and caution are key here.
Some of the more popular surveys websites to review are Survey Savvy, Cashcrate, and the ever popular Global Test Market.
3) Confirmation of registration
Once you have signed up for any (or several) survey panel(s), you are going to receive emails asking you to confirm your registration with them. You therefore check your email as often as possible, confirm your registration so you can start receiving invitations to participate in the surveys.
After you have confirmed your registration, it is important to fill out your survey profile. Filling out your profile does not take along time and you should do it before taking the surveys. This is important because it helps you to get more survey invites.
4) Familiarizing yourself
It is very important that you get familiar with every survey site that you have signed up with. Go through the Frequently Asked Questions, reviews as well as their terms and conditions. By doing this you will get to know some of the important things such as the minimum payout amount, how & when you get paid and any other important detail.
5) Fill out the surveys
You have gone through all the necessary steps and taken the necessary precautions now it is time to compete the surveys. You may not receive many invitations immediately after you register (it could take at least 1-2 days before you receive many). Once you start receiving the invitations, check if you are eligible/qualify for them and if so, complete them. Note that, surveyors look for specific groups of people (for instance some may want a certain age group, others may be looking for a certain gender etc) so you may not qualify for all of them.