There are many things to love about working online—flexible hours, working without a boss, no need to wake up early or commute to work, and so on.
But as much as you want to quit your job and bid your horrible boss goodbye, you feel like you don’t have any special talent or skill to make it big online.
This is a common misconception. The fact is, you don’t need to be a prolific writer or an award-winning graphic design to be able to work online. There are many other jobs out there that do not require exceptional skills.
Answering paid surveys—this is one of your best options. Anyone can do this! With this type of online job, you can make money from home or wherever you bring your laptop to. There’s no fixed schedule as well. You can work anytime you like.
As for the pay, you can earn up to $25 in 10 minutes. Not bad, right?
This online job exists because there are many large companies and businesses that need to know what their consumers require and prefer. They also want to know what their consumers think about their current products and services. This way, they can be informed on how to better market and sell these, or if there’s a need to improve any aspect of the product to increase sales.
These companies hire market researchers, and in turn, these market researchers conduct surveys among the public to find the answers the companies are looking for. So this is basically how the paid survey job works.
This sounds great, right? But here’s the catch: not all survey sites pay in cash. Some don’t even pay at all. Of all the survey makers you will find online, only 20 percent pays in cash. The bigger chunk—80 percent offers gift products, discounts, or even fools you and runs away from you when it’s payment time.
In order for you to achieve success with this online job, you need to find which companies belong to that 20 percent. This way, you don’t end up wasting your time and effort.
Keep in mind that the 20 percent—the ones that pay in cash—they don’t advertise as much as the rest of the survey sites. In fact, up to 95 percent of the ads that you find online are from the illegitimate sites.
So how do you find a find reputable survey maker that belongs to that 20 percent? One way is to join an honest paid survey site that provides a list of reputable survey makers. To get access to their list, you will be asked to pay a small one-time fee. This is a good investment to make, since you’ll only need to answer about three surveys to make that money back. It will also greatly save you time and effort.
Now, to look for a good paid survey site, go for one that offers a 60 to 90 day money back guarantee that’s assured by a finance company or bank. Then, look for the refund rate. A low refund rate of 3 to 6 percent means that clients are happy with the list that they get from this site. A high refund rate of up to 10 percent is a red flag.
Once you find a survey site and a survey maker, then you can get started with your new work. Good luck!