Getting Paid for a Survey

Getting paid for a survey does not seem like a real opportunity does it? After all, why would anyone pay someone to sit at their computer and fill out surveys? But it is a very real opportunity for you to earn a second income and buy some of the things you want that you can’t otherwise afford. The surveys that you get paid to complete are being conducted by marketing research firms who have been hire by businesses to conduct market research for one of their existing products or a new product they are currently developing.

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How to Tell a Legitimate Paid Survey from a Paid Surveys Scam?


The easiest answer to that question is to use some common sense. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam at worst or terribly over exaggerated at best.

Here are some of the things can help you wed out the paid surveys scam websites.

  • Read the testimonials – if they all talk about making tons of money and quitting their full time job, they are probably a scam. Better to be safe than sorry.

  • See if they have an earnings disclaimer – this document protects a legitimate company from being sued for false advertising. Scam companies don’t care if they get sued.

  • Guaranteed incomes amounts – they are all bogus. Since you control when and how much you work, no one can guarantee that you will earn a specific amount.

  • Check their privacy policy – make certain that they will not sell your information to anyone and that includes “partners’ and “associates”.

  • Check the contact information – avoid websites that only list an email or PO Box number. They are making it very difficult for you to contact them.

  • Send a test support message – if they don’t respond in a timely manner or answer your questions to your satisfaction they may be a paid survey scam website.

  • Do a whois search on the domain name and see if they have been with the same registrar and web host for a while. Scam websites frequently change their domain names and web hosts.

  • Check with the online Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints

  • Check with Scam.com and RipOffReport.com for complaints

While these steps will not guarantee that a website is not a paid surveys scam, it can give you a better feeling before you join. We here at Paid-Surveys-at-Home.com invite you to check us out before you join us.
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