Post-recession, a lot of workers started looking for ways to earn extra cash. While most side gigs won’t supplant the steady cashflow of a regular job, they can pad a paycheck that hasn’t seen a significant boost in a few years. Paid surveys are often mentioned as one way to earn a few extra dollars fast. But are paid surveys a legitimate way to make money – or are they scams? The answer is that it depends on the survey and the company you are taking them for.
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You will also get the best results if you sign up at several of the best paid surveys sites. The truth is the best survey sites that paid the most usually only offer the best paying surveys once or twice a month. As a result, if you want more surveys you have to sign up for more sites. You should also combine your survey sites with similar rewards sites. There are some survey sites that also give you points for playing games, signing up for offers, answering polls, and even watching ads. In some cases, you can even earn points for performing regular online searches.
“I participated in an in-home product trial study. A coffee machine company sent me one of the coffee makers along with about 200 coffee pods. I received $7 for completing 3 short surveys. Plus, after the study, the company said I could keep the coffee maker. So, I got like 4 mos of coffee for everyone in my household, a free coffee maker and $7!” - David W.
In most cases, you can redeem your points for merchandise or for gift cards. Understand that redeeming for merchandise isn’t usually the best choice. Many of the items are outdated or of poor quality. You are usually better off redeeming the points you get from filling out paid surveys on gift cards. Check to see if the gift cards offered are to your favourite stores or places that you shop regularly.
In my personal experience with surveys that have been doing for many years is this. As you get older and depending on what age you start at the surveys you qualify for dwindle. Some survey sites that I belong to when I first started sent many surveys and I qualified for all of them. Now this same site has sent me a total of just 10 surveys in all of 2018.
Well, I signed up for Panda research and did a few surveys and all was fine until the other day they had an offer for investing with bitcoin, Just so you know it was listed as a survey. I watched the video which seemed very appealing so I did a google search on bit coin and the person(Steve Banks) that was selling the product, 1) because my malware kept coming up saying fraud and 2) it was too good to be true. Anyway after my search I found out that there was no such thing as bit coin advertising and that the company (Bit Coin Millionaire Club)had scammed people out of thousands of dollars and is listed on the BBB’s website as a scam. I then sent Panda Research an email making them aware of what I found out and advised them that they should not offer it as a survey because it is a scam. Long story short they never responded back and they still have it up on there site. Just be very careful when signing up with Panda Research there is almost always a fee attached to there surveys and even when you do fill them out your money is in pending mode.
I would be very cautious signing up to any of these survey websites. They acquire tons of your personal information, then after completing the extensive questionnaire you don’t qualify. Or if you had qualified you cannot sign into the website that you just signed up for “Login failed”. Pinecone Research is one of them! This is not a good recommendation.