Online surveys are a great way to earn some extra money within the comfort of your own home. All that you need is an internet connection and you are ready to go. It will take some time before the survey firms begin sending you several surveys. But once the surveys start rolling in, the paydays are steady and solid.
The downside is that the online survey field has several scams. Proper investigation about the programs before joining will always benefit you and perhaps save you a lot of money. One should thoroughly research the sites so that you will be able to narrow down the field to select only the best survey sites that have a good track record. There are two main types of survey sites, which are premium paid survey sites and free survey sites.
Premium Survey Sites
With premium sites, you will have to pay a one-time membership fee. The reason that these sites charge the membership fee is because all the work that they put into updating databases of the companies that will pay top-dollar for your opinions. Premium sites also offer tips, tricks and even provide some software that will save time while maximizing the earning potential. In fact, the membership fees that are paid to the premium sites are earned back with one or two surveys that you complete for the client companies.
Free Survey Sites
Free survey sites generally are not extraordinary, but most are okay. They do not offer you the same earning as the above mentioned premium sites. These free sites will give you the list of companies that have paid survey takers in the past. There will not be any interactive resources or customer service like the premium sites.
Many of the survey sites provide payment via PayPal. Creating a PayPal account is simple and free.