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Online Surveys: Can You Actually Earn Any Money?


You've very likely seen pitches like this that you receive via spam:

"Earn $140 per week! Earn $560 a week! Earn $6,270 a year! All by just sitting home, sipping coffee, and filling out surveys."

Is this too good to be true?

Yes. Although ads like these are not true, it is possible to make money online by filling out surveys, so long as you use the right sites!  You do have to be able to tell the difference between scam sites and the real sites!

Here's how the scam works: Scammers use spam and promise you quick money for little effort. They claim that you only need to spend a few minutes and you'll earn excellent money. Of course, you have to pay the "low" price of $34.95 to learn how to do this.

So their goal is to get thousands of people paying $34.95 (or whatever amount is charged) for the info.

Are there legitimate online survey companies? Yes, there must be, but unfortunately, it's almost impossible to find them. It's like picking a needle out of a 77,300,000 haystack (type "online surveys" into a Google search for similar results).  Luckily, though, we’ve done most of the work for you!  All you have to do is sign up now!


A friend of ours decided to find out. She is one of the fastest typists we know, and she's extremely efficient and skilled at administrative work.

She wanted some extra income she
could earn at home in her spare time, and she spent a week to see how much she'd earn filling out the online surveys that we now recommend.

At the end of the week, we found that she earned about $9 an hour!

Would that be what you'd earn? Maybe—we believe there are lots of sites online that will really help you earn money.

If you're determined to go ahead with online surveys anyway, here's some advice:

Second, use Google or your favorite search engine to see if you can find info on the company, including complaints. (Not finding complaints means nothing, btw. People are often too embarrassed to complain when they realize they've been scammed, or the company may have changed their name or website ten minutes ago.)

One last point: It should be obvious that in this issue we're not talking about free online surveys and polls that you find on many websites. For example, we're not referring to answering the Quick Vote poll on the CNN website. ;-)

Bottom line: Save your money and your time – use this site to find surveys that really do pay you for your time!  These sites will not ask you for credit card information or to buy their product first; they’re free, quick, and pay you!


First, ignore all spam solicitations. They are all scams.  This site has many legitimate survey sites and I try to explain each one individually!

Second, use Google or your favorite search engine to see if you can find info on the company, including complaints. (Not finding complaints means nothing, btw. People are often too embarrassed to complain when they realize they've been scammed, or the company may have changed their name or website ten minutes ago.)

One last point: It should be obvious that in this issue we're not talking about free online surveys and polls that you find on many websites. For example, we're not referring to answering the Quick Vote poll on the CNN website. ;-)

Bottom line: Save your money and your time – use this site to find surveys that really do pay you for your time!  These sites will not ask you for credit card information or to buy their product first; they’re free, quick, and pay you!

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