So, you’re looking to earn a little extra cash?
If so, you may have seen the many paid survey opportunities on the internet, but are they a scam?
A lot of these sites that offer to pay visitors in return for filling out questionnaires or taking surveys most definitely ARE a scam.
Often, they will require a payment up front in order to pay for ‘membership’.
In reality, the only benefit of this membership is that they will then send you a list of other sites you can visit in order to sign up to more mebership schemes, thereby sending you round in circles without paying you for anything at all.
Of course, to make matters worse, you could have used your search engine to have found all of these sites for free in the first place.
Alternatively, they may even charge you a recurring monthly fee for access to their database of the same sites.
Then there are some of these paid survey sites that don’t make an immediate payment.
Instead they enter all the participants into a draw with only the winner receiving any kind of payment for their efforts.
One can only guess if these draws even take place and, if they do, whether they are ‘won’ by real people or associates of the company.
Even with legitimate paid survey sites the rewards are minimal.
Often a survey will take 30 minutes or more to complete and the payment may only be a dollar or two.
Certainly not minimum wage is it!
Therefore, if you are considering paid surveys remember to do your research and don’t expect to get rich from them.
If you see promises to the contrary then it is almost certainly a scam.