Are you new to online paid surveys and looking for steps to earn more from paid surveys? We all can do it by spending a little extra money, but increasing your earnings with online paid surveys can seem like a tricky topic.
Online paid surveys are easy to use, no one survey website is the same as another, so it can be quite confusing for newbies, and even more there are plenty of ways that newbie survey users can complete new surveys quicker, get invited to more surveys and earn more money.
Most people assume that paid surveys are easy to earn with, which is true, but most people don’t know how to make the most from them. These seven essential steps will help you to get more efficient at paid surveys.
This article will save you from the trouble of trying and testing survey sites yourself, and get you straight to the important part. The money.
Follow these steps from 1 to 7 and you can’t go wrong.
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Step 1: Find a trusted panel to join
There are hundreds of survey panels online, and each one of them is very different. Some pay millions of dollars every year, others only a few thousands.
Fortunately, there are fewer survey scams than ever these days, although that doesn’t mean that there aren’t survey sites around that won’t waste your time.
Ideally, you want to join a panel that sends regular and high-paying offers straight into your inbox.
The best way to find a trusted panel is to read this article.
Step 2: Get familiar with the survey panel
The next thing to do after joining any panel is to get familiar with it, understand what offers they have, just get used to their system. For example, does the panel offer paid focus groups? (These often pay 10x more than ordinary paid surveys).
Do they offer product testing or contests, and how do you gain entry to these?
One of the largest survey sites Surveys4Checks, for example, includes settings to opt in to cookie tracking, which essentially shows you certain ads when you are online and then sends you surveys to ask whether you remembered seeing it, and what you thoughts are etc. So it’s worth taking a look around the website fully.
Step 3: Complete your profile
This step is self-explanatory, but be under no illusion just how important it is.
If you don’t complete your profile fully then the survey site can’t send you any relevant surveys. Since large companies are paying for your responses, they want to make sure that you are the right person they want to interview.
Step 4: Add email address to your contact list
One of the biggest mistakes people make with online paid surveys is that they don’t add the contact email to their email account’s whitelist. Without doing this, emails can be mistakenly sent to your spam folder.
Every survey has a limited quota and as soon as the required number of people participate in that survey, it closes. When you are only getting perhaps 1-3 invitations per week, you don’t want to be missing any!
Step 5: Don’t try to cheat the survey company
A lot of people assume that they can get through surveys quickly by giving the answer they think the survey company wants. Which is true, you can do that, but you’ll soon find your account banned.
Remember that companies are paying big money for your responses, be honest with it. Survey sites have sophisticated means of tracking your responses and whether you are telling the truth or not.
Step 6:Don’t forget to check your account
Although most survey sites will send you new invitations to your email address, some will post them in your account, so make sure you understand how this works. Regularly check your account to see if there are any new offers/notifications.
Some panels will have videos/games and daily polls you can participate in to earn more points or entries into prize draws. Note that these may not be sent to your email address.
You also want to be sure that you check your account so that your points don’t expire.
Step 7: Join more than one survey sites
Once you have become familiar with one survey company, try registering to another 2 or 3. Take a look at trusted survey directories to find panels that meet your needs and expectations.
Those who make the most amount of money with paid surveys are the ones who manage relationships with multiple panels.
It is essential that you join multiple survey panels because each panel has a limited number of new surveys they can send you each week/month, however, another survey site might have more for you.