Wednesday, 25 March 2009

How free Paid online survey works

How free Paid online survey works

Author: surveys savy

There are many companies that would pay us to participate in paid online surveys, mystery shoppers, online surveys jobs etc. These are market research companies that are paid by large cooperate to find out what the public feels about their products. They want to get know if their advertising campaigns are working and how normal person opinion about their products. Large cooperates spend millions of dollars in a year on advertising. So to pay for online surveys few dollars to find out if their advertising is working is not that big of a deal. So they collaborate with numerous market research companies. And the market research companies send out surveys to people in order to find out what the public is thinking.

Taking paid online surveys there are also various misconceptions. Many advertisements would tell us that we can get upto $250 an hour taking paid surveys. Although it is possible to be compensated $250 for participating in an important online survey, but the average paid survey would pay anyone between $2 and $20. Read Frequently asked questions (FAQ) carefully before taking surveys.

Each company works a bit differently, but the basics of online surveys remains the same. We need sign-up for a paid survey site. Where we would enter some basic demographic information (age, gender, etc...), and when they have a survey available in which they are looking for someone who fits our profile, they would send us an invitation to take a survey. The invitation would usually contain a link directly to the survey and the incentive they are offering for us to take the survey. We would qualify for the reward just by participating the survey.

The incentives vary for each company, but generally the incentives take the following forms: cash, gift certificates (especially Amazon gift certificates), merchandise (DVDs, small appliances, electronic devices, cookware, etc...), and rewards. Each survey site would offer one or several of the above incentives for our participation in their surveys. Some would offer these straight out, for example "get paid $5.00 to take this survey", some offer these in the form of a drawing and others have a point system in which accumulated points can be "cashed in" for the items above.

It's not going to make us filthy rich; it's certainly an easy and fun way to make a few extra bucks. Generally people find the surveys to be enjoyable to participate in and for the time spent, the compensation is pretty good. If you cut through the excitement and know what to look for, online surveys can be an enjoyable way to make some extra money. You'll get to see new products before they come out, give your opinion on how to make existing products better and get paid to do so. Its worth paid for a few minutes of your time and opinion.

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Autor is post graduate in computer application and done research work surveys.

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