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The Truth About Paid Surveys

There are thousands of companies who seek people just like you to participate in online surveys and focus groups. They pay for this participation, so it can be a nice way to earn a little money working from home.

These companies like to get the opinions of consumers before they launch a new product or service to the general public. They want to make sure that the product or service has a good chance of success before bringing it to market. The money they pay survey participants is much less than the money they could lose by trying to sell a product that nobody wants. These surveys will tell the participant about the new product idea and then ask for opinions about the product, advertising, price and more. Sometimes companies will also conduct product testing surveys. When this happens, they will send you a product to try out in return for your opinion on the product. Product testing is usually paid as well. I have received face wash, air freshener, shampoo and baby wipes in the past.

When you register to paid survey companies, these companies will send you emails with survey opportunities. You can either accept or decline these surveys at your discretion. These surveys can take anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes. Some surveys pay cash, while others reimburse participants with points which can be exchanged for cash or merchandise. Personally, I prefer surveys that pay cash because they usually pay at a higher rate and you usually get your money faster. Surveys usually pay between $1 and $5, but I�ve seen higher paying surveys, sometimes as much as $10 or $15. Online focus groups are harder to find, but they can pay quite well.

Unfortunately, there are fraudulent survey websites that will try to scam you out of your money. These websites will claim that you can make hundreds of dollars per day taking surveys. This just simply won�t happen. The most I�ve heard of anyone making by taking surveys is around $700 in an entire month. These scam survey sites will charge a fee, telling you that you will get links to survey companies. This is information that you can get for free on many websites across the Internet, including Home Jobs for Mom.

To find some legitimate survey sites, please visit my survey page. You can also earn money by testing products and giving the company feedback. See my product testing page.

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