How to Make Money ANSWERING Surveys
With online surveys you have the opportunity to influence the development of new brands, marketing campaigns and even political opinions. In return you can expect to receive a “reward” in the form of cash, vouchers or an entry into a prize draw (or sometimes a combination of all three).Such surveys take the form of multiple choice type questions with a few free text boxes at various points.
They generally begin with a screening section as most surveys are aimed at a particular group of people. This section will usually ask for your age, gender, household income, what sort of employment you are in, before moving on to more specific questions such as what type of snacks you regularly by, for example.
From experience, there is no point in trying to guess what sort of person is being sought to ensure that you qualify for the survey, because it almost always doesnâ€™t work. It is far better anyway to give honest answers, as the exercise is actually all about gaining your view.Surveys can take anything from 5 minutes up to 40 minutes, and generally the reward reflects how much time is required to complete them. However, this does not always follow.
The cash equivalent of rewards generally varies between 0.10GBP (US$0.20) to 4.00GBP (US$8.00), although occasionally some survey panels will pay more, particularly when they are looking for a very specific demographic group.The subject of surveys varies enormously, although the majority focus on consumer attitudes. For example, you may be shown the idea for a new product and will be your view on this and how relevant it is to you.
Crucially, you may be asked how much you would be willing to pay for this product. You may be asked what you think about a particular marketing campaign and what you remember about specific adverts. It is important to remember that these are not memory tests and that if you do not remember anything about them then this is a measure of the success, or otherwise, of this particular campaign.
Occasionally, you may also be sent a new product to try, and then there will be a follow up survey where you can give your view on this product.
The more interesting surveys ask for your opinions about political issues or your views on particular parties. Some also ask about more general social trends ” for example how much alcohol you consume while you are on holiday.
In summary, paid surveys will not make you rich, but they provide for a little extra money, and they give ordinary people the opportunity to provide opinions on a wide variety of issues.