How Much Money Can You Make Taking Online Surveys?

For some people taking surveys is just a small hobby they do on the side for a little extra cash or gift vouchers each month, other people take surveys very seriously and literally jump at the chance of completing one. These two groups and lots more will be discussed below when we answer the question of how much money you can actually make taking online research surveys.

We've been taking online surveys for many years and consider ourselves to be established survey takers. (We fit into the group who will jump at the chance to complete a survey) We make at least a few hundred pounds / dollars in cash and shopping vouchers each and every month. It is quite possible to earn extra cash on a regular basis but taking surveys is unlikely to give you the same amount of cash you would earn from a regular full time job.

As well as helping you earn in your spare time, businesses around the world rely on market research to get an insight into their future products and services. If the research is good then the product / service will go straight to market, if the research is bad then further development can be done first.

Length and Complexity Matters

The amount you will be paid for each survey project will depend mostly on how long and complex it is. For a few multiple choice questions the reward will be small, this could be anything from 25p - £2 and will take you from 2 - 25 minutes to complete.

A much longer and more complex online survey will most likely as you in to describe to them in your own words how you feel about a certain product, this could include your likes / dislikes, feelings, attitudes or more. These more complex projects will require you to spend much more time and thought on them so therefore the rewards will be higher. The questionnaire may also be split into different parts, so you can write down your thoughts and feelings each day. For a more complex study you could be paid anywhere from £1 - £25+.

Join Numerous Sites

The biggest secret to remember when trying to make money taking surveys on the Internet is to join as many sites as possible. If you are a member of 20 market research sites you will get many more survey invitations than a person who has only registered with 1 or 2 sites. It stands to reason that the person who has joined 20 sites will make more cash than the person who has only joined 2.

Another top tip is for you to ensure that once you have registered with each site you login to your account regularly, if you complete all the profile information, add a picture, join in with the communities this will all be another step forward in you earning more money. Many research sites add polls, work from home opportunities and even product testing within their members areas so its always worth logging in to see what is available.

So the answer to how much you will earn is really up to you. If your happy to put in some work at the beginning, sign up to numerous sites, fill in all the required information, become an active member and participate in extra activities you could quite easily be at the higher end of the scale when it comes to getting your money.

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