Quick-Start Guide to Taking Paid Surveys

How to Make Money Taking Surveys Online(Quick-Start Guide)

Some websites claim that you can basically start taking paid surveys as a full-time job and get rich doing so, but that is not true. But it is possible for you to make an extra 20 to 100 dollars each month taking surveys.

All you need is a computer, free time, and some patience. You should never be asked to spend a dime or use a credit card. It is completely free. I started when I was 16; I know what I’m talking about.

Quick-Start Guide to Taking Paid Surveys

Quick-Start Guide

First off, I recommend that you create a new email address and dedicate it to paid surveys only. It should be checked daily because you’ll get an email whenever a new paid survey or other opportunity is available, and there’s no telling when it will expire.

There can be lots of other people receiving the same invite to the paid surveys you got invited to, and there’s usually a limit to the number of people who can take them. So you’d be taking a risk letting them pile up.

Some paid survey sites may send you lots of survey invitations and it can make your inbox look a little messy, so a dedicated email for paid surveys or email labels should be made to easily keep track of everything.

1. Signup

Start by joining a few legitimate paid survey sites. Don’t forget to use your new email address when signing up … if you bothered to make a new one.

Make sure you read the terms of service(TOS) to see if you are eligible to become a member

2. Fill Out Your Profile

I’m not sure if every paid survey site uses profile information to match members with surveys, but if they do, there will most likely be a link to your profile somewhere in the member’s area.

Keep it up-to-date and make sure everything is accurate, especially the spelling of your name and address if you are getting paid via check.

3. Time to Make Some Money

paid survey opportunities coming frequently
Quit your job, they said. Ha!

When and where you get access to surveys depends on how the survey site works. Some list the available surveys in your dashboard after you log in, while others only show you surveys via email invitations.


1. If you don’t see any surveys, just keep signing in to each survey site every day until they start showing up. I read somewhere that by doing this, it lets them know you are serious and to start sending you surveys as soon as possible.

2. Some survey sites offer other ways to make money, so check for this. There may be sweepstakes, a referral program, cashback shopping, etc.

3. Depending on the survey site, you won’t always qualify for a paid survey. There is usually a short screener survey that you must complete, and if you qualify, you get to take the paid survey. This can get frustrating, but there are some sites that only shows you surveys you are eligible to take.

4. Take your time and be honest. Finishing fast can automatically disqualify you, and they have ways to check if you are lying or not paying attention. You’ll see what I mean.

4. Cashout

When you have reached the payment threshold(minimum amount of money required to get paid), they’ll either automatically pay you according to their payment schedule or you have to manually request payment by clicking a button or two.

You’ll find how they handle payments somewhere in your account or elsewhere on the site.

That’s basically it. And yes, it’s that simple.

If you have any problem(s) with anything, don’t be afraid to message the support team. There was this time when I completed a long survey, but there was an error at the end when I hit submit.

I almost flipped.

I let the support team know what was going on and about a day or so later, I got credited for it.

If there is anything you need me to explain or need help with, just leave a comment below and I’ll see what I can do.

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