How Good Are The Rewards?
Filling in an online survey in return for money is something that has taken off as a form of market research in the last few years. There is, however, a logical and understandable skepticism among people on the question of how beneficial sitting these surveys really is. How much money are you really likely to earn if you simply fill in a few surveys? It isn’t really likely to pay the bills, is it? In all honesty, the financial benefit of filling in online surveys really depends on how much time you can devote – or are prepared to devote – to doing so. It can be more than you think.
Of course if you simply fill in a single survey every so often, then you are unlikely to see any financial benefit inside a couple of months. If companies simply handed money to anyone who sat a survey then they would go bankrupt within months. Sitting online surveys will be rewarding, but only if you put the time and the effort in. Not only will the cumulative financial benefit increase the more surveys you do, but you will be in line to participate in premium surveys with better benefits.
The best thing to do is to set aside time for surveys and stick to something of a schedule. This sounds like work, but there is a big difference between spending eight hours a day stuck behind a desk and taking a few hours out of an evening, every day or two.