How to Actually Make Money doing Online Surveys

They make it sound so easy. All you have to do is sign up with their site and you will start earning instantly. Well if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. I found a couple of great sites that actually follow through. Follow these super easy steps and start really making money today.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You'll Need:
E-mail Account
Time during each day

How much time can you devote?
First you must decide how much time each day you have to take online surveys. Each survey will take anywhere from 5 minutes to 40 minutes. The best paying surveys take the longest. You must be able to complete the survey in one session. Surveys are usually only offered for a short amount of time depending on the number of responses and the number of people who qualify to take the survey.
Research any potential sites that you may want to sign up with. You do not want to sign up with a site that has you pay any type of fee.You can google survey site reviews and find out the top rated sites. When you have selected a few to try go to their website and read the fine print. Some only offer prizes. Some you have to earn a specific amount before requesting a check. Others are very hard to qualify for surveys with. There are even some that after 20 minutes of doing a survey they will tell you that you did not qualify. Other sites will pay you to sign up for product samples that you have to pay for. Read before you sign up to pay shipping for a free product. In most cases they will bill you the next month unless you cancel. Read the fine print always. If there is a section to mark accept conditions, read conditions first.
Here are some sites that I have tried and really like. Opinion Outpost : They screen you for each survey they offer you and tell you if you qualify right away. If you don't they allow you to sign up for prizes just for taking the time. I requested a check from them and it only took about a week. Their minimum payout is $5. There surveys are easy and not too time consuming. Ipsos i-say : I really like this site too. They offer points to redeem for prizes or gift certificates. I just received a $10. gift card in the mail from them for doing every survey I could. They send offers every couple of days. I just received and offer to participate in product testing from them so I will see how that goes. Greenfield : I like this site too. They have sent me a lot off good surveys. I have not made much money with their surveys but have gotten to test out about 5 products so far. Free is good right?
Choose one site to start and move forward from there. You will be able to tell how much time you will need commit to the site to make a decent amount of money. Keep in mind that you will have to do a good amount of surveys to start getting offers for better surveys. Also keep in mind that the sites that offer points for surveys do not offer actual cash. The closest thing to cash will be a gift certificate. Always check the expiration date on them as well. And if it sounds too good to be true it probably is too good to be true.

Tips & Warnings

Set up an e-mail account for surveys only
Cancel registration on accounts that are not doing you any good. This will cut down on junk mail.
Give out only limited personal information.
DO not give out personal information to a site does not seem to be very reputable