Paid Surveys - Are They Legitimate Money Earners?
Gathering valuable market research in the form of paid surveys is not a new concept and will in all likelihood never become an old concept either - market research is the life blood of corporates when it comes to remaining competitive in their respective markets.
Whilst marketing research firms have been paying consumers to participate in paid surveys, focus groups and such for some time the internet has, in more recent times, provided them with an efficient way of collecting their valuable data - hence the mushrooming of online paid survey companies populating the internet.
Why are Paid Survey Companies Labeled Scams?
So if the paid survey thing is a legitimate concept (based on the above), why is it that getting paid to take online surveys is fast becoming labeled nothing more than a scam?
But many questionable, “middleman" paid survey sites are poisoning the well, by hyping easy money for participating in online marketing research from home. When there's competition for selling an easy-money scheme working from home, you can bet that there's also exaggeration, if not outright scams.
Well the problem has arisen on the internet because the paid survey concept is entirely legitimate and because of this some questionable middlemen have seen an opportunity to cash in on the poor web browser ‘s ignorance and create unrealistic expectations and delivering very little.
These middlemen sites usually charge a sign up or membership fee for access to lists of marketing research firms that conduct online paid surveys or promise to send you guaranteed survey work at rates in excess of $100 per hour, when in actual fact is that all they do is fill up your mail box with useless spam.
Now this isn't to say that all of these sites are of a dubious nature - some of them do in fact live up to their promises and send their members paying surveys that you can take online and for which you do actually get paid.
In conclusion taking paid surveys is certainly a legitimate enterprise. . .
. . a word of caution though, research the survey company before signing up and you could be earning some welcome extra cash online sooner than you think.
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