Responding to surveys can be an entertaining and financially rewarding
activity – for the right person, that is. When approached the right way
survey taking can provide a consistent supplementary, home-based income.
It can entertain in much the same way that doing crossword puzzles interests
some people. It can give you a sense of accomplishment, for you are helping
to improve a variety of products and services. When you participate in surveys
your voice is heard above the vast number of consumers who use given products
There’s a downside, though. It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in
a survey that was supposed to take 10 minutes and find that 30 minutes later
you’re still responding to a myriad of details about the features of some
product you may or may not care much about. Sometimes survey questions
are so poorly written that you wish you could find the person who wrote
the thing and shake them silly. Sometimes the surveys are so boring you
find yourself dozing off at the keyboard. Sometimes you spend minutes answering
a battery of demographic questions just to find out you are not qualified.
Sometimes you’ll go through the whole survey, AND THEN they’ll ask the demographics
just to tell you at the end that you didn’t qualify. SLOW BURN…
Before you go down the path of doing paid
surveys ask and answer the following
1. What is my motivation and what are my goals for getting
involved in surveys?
2. How much money do I need to
make; how much can I afford to spend?
3. How much time do I have
to devote to doing surveys?
4. Am I willing to divulge
my personal information?
5. Am I willing to be a guinea pig?
6. Cash Surveys. Do I fit the profile?
7. Am I organized and detailed enough to be successful in survey work?
If you are sure or not yet sure if filling surveys is the right part-time work for you, why not complete some paid surveys right now and then decide if you really like this activity and what kind of extra income it can bring to you?