August 1st, 2007 Add Your Comments Bookmark and Share

This is a really hard one to admit, I feel dirty and ashamed just talking about it, but I actually make money by doing paid customer surveys! There, I said it, I make some of my online money by filling in 5 minute surveys for some of the biggest retail companies out there, hell I’ve even gave my opinions on Big Brother for money. I’ll go and have a shower now.

Making money from online surveysA little while back, before I got involved in the survey scene I was probably as suspicious as anybody. It’s got to be some sort of a scam right, nobody really gets paid for giving their opinions? The only reason I signed up, and this is the gods honest truth (swear on my little girls life) is that for about half an hour each working day I had nothing to do. With the dollar being so poor against my mighty UK Pound I figured that I had nothing to loose for the price of a fish and chip supper. I tracked down one of these sites that gives you lists of survey companies, hand picked the ones that sounded like real companies and signed up for a few, not expecting anything to come of it. A few days passed by with nothing… but then…

I nearly wet myself with the excitement when I got my first “Survey Invitation”, sat there in my inbox. I jumped straight in, gave some honest opinions and 5 minutes later was credited with my first £1.50. Not bad for 5 minutes work. Ever since that day I’ve received a steady stream of surveys from various places (bearing in mind I only signed up with a handful of the companies I could have) and have made good money from it. I don’t think it’s going to buy the next house but at the end of the day it’s money for nothing. I have learnt a few tricks along the way, for example when answering the first few questions to qualify for the survey it’s always best to think of the type of person the company is targeting. The other one is to be selective, it’s possible to spend 25 minutes on a survey that pays you £0.50, not worth it in my opinion.

I’m happy that it works and I’m happy that it’s not a scam. I’ve been paid and spent the money from 2 companies so that’s as real as making money online gets. Like I said I doubt anybody will get rich from it but as another income stream it shouldn’t be knocked. In fact I was that impressed that I signed the wife up and she’s not looked back either, between us it will keep us in meals out for the month.

If you don’t mind feeling dirty and what to give some surveys a go then you can sign up for the same list as what I’ve got here.

(The above link is an affiliate link, affiliate sales is another part of how I make money online)