Many of us will gladly sit and fill in a survey if it is about a subject that we find interesting – we will answer questions on a topic for as long as we are asked, and if we are offered money to do it then we would all jump at the chance. Taking paid surveys online is not quite like this – you have less control over the subject matter than you might ordinarily wish, but you will find that getting paid to fill in these surveys more than makes up for it.
Paid surveys are a form of market research that is slightly more sophisticated than the old fashioned method of placing a researcher in a city street armed only with a clipboard and a pen and asking them to stop passers-by and ask them questions. It cuts out the problem of trying to get people, who are clearly on their way to somewhere else, to stop and talk. It also largely removes the problem of getting people to answer questions honestly to someone’s face. Therefore the research is more widespread and the answers more truthful.
It is fair to say that you will not become self-sufficient by taking a survey a day, but by committing some time and effort you can certainly earn enough money to make a big difference. With a helping hand to point you to paid surveys – and sites are springing up all the time – you can find a way to fill in as many surveys as possible, and make them pay for you.