Can you make money doing online surveys? Surprisingly, the answer to this question is yes. However, how much money can you make, is what you should be asking yourself. If you do a Google search on the term make money online doing surveys, you will get 39.8 million results. This proves there is money to be made in doing online surveys. The question is who is making the money, because it sure is not 90% of the survey takers. Unfortunately, the survey takers generally are making peanuts compared to the online survey membership sites and their affiliates.
Here is how this game is played and how you can avoid being taken for a ride. You go to Google and search any variation of how to make money doing surveys. You get bombarded with site after site promising they are the solution and how you will make $150 a day filling out surveys while drinking your morning cup of coffee. You land on their professional crafted sales page filled with testimonials of people all around the world making money with little to no effort. You are pumped, the adrenaline is pumping threw your veins. Then suddenly, your excitement fades when you get to the part of the sales page showing the $34.99 price tag for them to show you how to get started with the surveys.
Survey sites that charge you anything upfront are a red flag for trouble. All you are paying for is information on how to find companies that are paying survey takers. These companies are just middle men for large corporations who outsource their market research. Also, be careful when doing your research on survey sites, many websites offering online surveys often have spy-ware and viruses. In my research, you can generally expect to make between 5 to 50 dollars a month doing online surveys, depending on how much effort you want to devote to it.
Although, there is an opportunity to make money doing online surveys, my advice is to save your time and money on these opportunities. However, if you are looking for something that is proven to succeed, then I would suggest you continue to look for other business models that will allow you to grow a business leveraging the power of the Internet.