Did you know that nearly 97 percent of work at home opportunities are scams. These scams include the paid survey industry. In fact they are most likely a very large part of it. With the thousands of survey sites that are displayed on the net today it is next to impossible to separate the legit offers from the paid survey scams.
You could easily purchase a membership to 10 paid survey sites listed on the internet today. A rough guess would say that between 7-9 of those sites would not deliver as advertised. Companies are notorious for promising you a quick $5-$75 for each survey. The truth is that it is going to take you a lot longer than 10 minutes to make that kind of money online. The tricky part is that even the survey sites that can actually earn you a good deal of money make the same promises as the paid survey scams.
In order to separate the good from the bad you need to know a few things about paid surveys. First of all, it is very rare that you will make more than a full time income taking surveys online. The only exception is participating in focus groups. In doing this you will be paid hourly with wages ranging from $50-$150 per hour. Focus groups are offered rarely and the waiting lists are longer than most people can afford to wait.
Don't get me wrong, it is very possible to create a full time income taking paid surveys. Be prepared to spend around 4 to 5 hours a day doing nothing but taking surveys. It is easy, and if you get surveys that you are interested in, then it can be fun. I just don't want you to think that they are going to make you rich. That is not possible.
Paid survey scams can usually be noticed as soon as a company's home page loads. If the website is poorly designed and offers little to know live customer support then those companies tend to not be legit. However, don't think that just because a company has a flashy website that they are the holy grail of the paid survey world.
Put your money on members. Usually the more members a paid survey company has, the better the quality of that company. Almost all of the survey companies that require a fee to become a member offer a 60 day trial period. This means that within 60 days if members aren't satisfied they can revoke their membership and receive a refund. Therefor, the more members a particular company has the more I'm inclined to believe that they are offering a legit service.
The final step in weeding out the paid survey scams is checking into customer service. Purchase a few memberships and see which survey sites deliver the best customer service and database selection. Then simply revoke your memberships to the sites that don't deliver and collect your refund. You can then stay with the sites that appear to be creating the best potential profit.
Michael Bowler is the creator of Legitimate Paid Surveys - http://www.legitimatepaidsurveys.net This web site was designed for the sole purpose of alerting the public to all of the work at home scams on the net today. Each review on this site has been posted by a member of the public that has already tried the work at home opportunity they are reviewing.