|Is it worth paying
these companies to get access to such a database? Whatever
information you get from these companies, you can get for free on the
internet on many free online survey sites. Secondly, these survey
database companies do not send any surveys by themselves, and you have
to join each market research company in their database individually to
get any surveys. In addition, most of the survey companies in their
databases are good for nothing. Only about 40 to 50 survey companies are
really worth joining.
What does this mean? If you are planning
to try online surveys, you never have to pay anyone. You can get the
list of the best survey companies for free on the internet. You can join
them and get started.
Now let us take a closer look at on the rewards offered by paid
online surveys. Survey companies can be divided into those which reward
you with cash for each survey, those that give you points which can be
redeemed for cash, and those which enter you into sweepstakes or
Survey companies that pay cash give $1 to $20 or more per
online survey depending on many factors. This group includes many of the
best survey sites like American Consumer Opinion Panel, Surveysavvy,
Ciao Surveys, Greenfield online(Gozing) and Pinecone Research. You can
expect to get 1 to 4 surveys per month from each site.
Surveys that reward you with points let you accumulate reward
points which you can later redeem for cash or gifts. Some of the most
reputed market research companies like Globaltestmarket, Opinion
Outpost, NFO Mysurvey and Lightspeed Research reward you in this way.
Yet other companies enter you into draws for cash or gifts as reward
for taking surveys. Although many people don't like this form of reward
system, your chances of getting the prize is quite good as the pool to
select the prize winners is usually small. Some good survey companies
that follow this reward system are Synovate, NPD Research, NOP World (Surveys.com),
ECN Research and Nielsen Netratings.
Another important factor which determines how much you can earn from
online surveys is your profile, particularly your country. Generally
residents of the USA and Canada can expect to make more money from paid
surveys, as there are more market research companies operating in these
countries. Also they get more frequent surveys. However, participants
from other countries can also hope to make some good extra money from
paid online surveys.
All said and done, the maximum earnings an average person can expect
from doing paid surveys is not more than $200 to $300 per month. This
can be a good source of extra income for some people. But the claims
that paid surveys can make you rich or replace your real job are largely
unfounded. Hence, it is always best to stay with free paid surveys.