Let me show you how to spot fake surveys online!!
If you want to do online surveys you must learn how to spot the real from the fake. You will see advertisements all over the internet inviting you to take part in online surveys to make huge amounts of $$$$ for little or no effort.
Here’s how it usually goes down. you see an ad for a survey, you sign up, you know, name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. Shortly after signing up you’ll receive e-mails inviting you to partake in surveys, but be careful, there are several questions you must ask yourself first.
It sounds really good but is there a catch?
Rule number one is always “If it sounds too good to be true then it usually is”. There are several ads that will try to convince you that the only way to make money doing surveys is to buy their list of the companies that pay the most and you have to use a credit card. That in and of itself should give you a clue right away. Even if you do put money in their pockets to get “the list” chances are you won’t qualify. Any time you sign up for a survey company they pose a list of questions to find out if you are the type of consumer they need to accomplish their survey goals.
Spotting the fake
A fake survey site is run by companies that will actually sell your information to third parties. These marketing companies will ask you to sign up for free trial offers, get you to buy some sort of product and even ask you for your credit card information. Not a good idea at all. This will actually generate an abundance of unwanted junk mail that they will tell you not to spam or you won’t receive any more survey offers. Of course, they offer outlandish cash and prizes as incentives to coerce you into signing up. Don’t be fooled!!
The legit companies
A company that is legit will tell you upfront that this is not a substitute for a full-time income. It is not a requirement to be charged a fee, it isn’t necessary to purchase anything to join, nor is it required to furnish a credit card number to them. These types of panels are offered by marketing research companies not marketing companies.
So what does all this mean?
The bottom line here is that survey taking is not a really good way to generate a full or part time income. Attempting to research all these companies (pretty sure there is at least a bazillion) will take up a lot of your time for very little compensation. Then if you do happen on some legit companies (I lost all my faith in them) You still aren’t guaranteed any sort of income. I think it’s more important to spend time learning the best way to make money online by developing your own business.
A word of personal advice
If you still insist on taking online surveys to try and make some money, do yourself a favor. Do not use your personal e-mail account to receive all their mailings. . Go out and get yourself an account at any of those free e-mail sites and use it for that specific purpose. Trust me when I tell you it will make your life much easier.
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Any questions or comments or if you found a legitimate survey place or not sure about one let me know I’ll do what I can to help.