Taking online surveys has proven to be an exciting, legitimate way of making money online. Market research companies have questions they want answered, they pay you to answer them, and consequently are able to make better marketing decisions regarding their products and services. It’s a win-win situation.
Unfortunately however, there are few people who are able to generate large amounts of income from online survey taking. Most panelists participate in one or two surveys monthly, and not on a weekly, nevermind daily basis. Why is this?
1) Panelists limit registration to one or two market research companies – there are no rules that state that one cannot register with more than one online survey company. Then why limit yourself? Statistically the more market research companies you register with, the better your chances are of being invited to participate in an online survey.
2) Panelists never confirm their registration – some people assume that just because they’ve filled out an online registration form with a survey company, that they are part of their database of panellists. This is untrue. Many market research companies require applicants to verify their e-mail addresses by clicking a special hyperlink contained within an e-mail sent from the market research company to the potential panelists e-mail address. Clicking on this hyperlink and verifying one’s e-mail account is an important final step in the registration process.
3) Panelists never check their e-mail – this is so obvious yet is overlooked many times. Online survey invitations are sent via e-mail. If an e-mail account is never checked, how can one expect to participate in survey and make money? E-mail accounts should be checked at least twice a week, but preferably, daily. This ensures that survey invitations are received and that they haen’t expired by the time they are read.
By following these simple suggestions, one can get a head start with online survey taking. Getting paid for your opinion is fun and can act as a great way to supplement one’s income. Good luck and have fun!
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