Paid Survey articles
Getting Started in Paid Surveys
by Rob Johnson
When a company is looking for direction on the tastes and preferences of
consumers they often contract with a secondary firm that seeks to gauge
buying habits and opinions regarding products and services useful to the
surveyed consumer. This is where paid surveys enter into the equation.
Paid surveys are simply tools used by
a company to advance their business directives. Because your opinion is
valued, paid surveys can provide you with a multitude of rewards not
limited to cash. Participants may be allowed to provide their survey
online in exchange for products, discounts or to have their name submitted
to a variety of
surveys cash drawings.
A quick online search will show that there are a number of
surveys websites; however paid surveys are intended to be
of mutual benefit to both those who have commissioned the survey and those
who participate. Sadly there are many sites that take advantage of the
situation by seeking to have visitors pay a subscriber fee for information
on paid surveys that can be obtained elsewhere at no cost.
While results may vary, some individuals have found that paid surveys have
been instrumental in helping to either meet family obligations or provide
enough added funds to purchase an item that’s been a part of a wish list
for a while.
If you’ve wanted to participate in paid surveys and thought it was too
good to be true you may be right in some circumstances, but a reputable
paid survey website can help steer you toward offers that provide the best
opportunity for success.
If you have sought to participate in paid surveys in the past, but
were never offered the opportunity to fill out one of the many paid
surveys available, the answer might be found in the profile you submitted.
Firms that are in charge of selecting individuals for paid surveys must be
sure that they fit a certain profile for the required survey. By keeping
an up-to-date profile the overall numbers of paid surveys that may be
available to you are likely to increase.
Companies that provide paid surveys have a level of expectation if they
are going to pay you for completing paid surveys. If you are not a good
match they cannot pay you for your information. This is why keeping your
profile and information up to date is imperative in the world of paid
With paid surveys there can never be promises or guarantees of
financial return, however many have benefited from paid surveys programs.
Much of the success of paid surveys has to do with how closely you follow
the instructions provided. There is little tolerance for incomplete paid
surveys. If this happens the respondent may be removed from consideration
for future paid surveys.
As with any online program that pays you for providing a service, there
will always be the potential for scams with paid surveys, however many of
those providers are well noted and can be avoided using a reputable
paid surveys portal website.
Hundreds of paid surveys are available. If you are able to connect
with the right survey company you may find more paid surveys than you can
complete. The primary suggestion that is given to those who are just
beginning is to not give up. Paid surveys will likely be available, but
this is not a get rich quick scheme and there will be work in making paid
surveys something that you see more and more of.
A brief overview…
1) Paid surveys assist companies in their marketing plans.
2) Paid surveys are available in fund payments, goods, discounts and cash
3) Fee-based access to paid surveys should never be needed. Many reputable
sites provide this information at no cost.
4) Paid surveys can provide an income, but this cannot be guaranteed.
5) Participating in paid surveys often requires patience and perseverance.
6) Paid surveys are often obtained by keeping profile information updated.
7) Paid surveys should be filled out completely and not rushed through.
8) The concept of paid surveys can be subject to scam artists, be sure to
check with reputable sources for surveys to avoid.
9) Hundreds of paid surveys are available.
*This article was written by Rob Johnson 19/05/2006, Rob has been
successfully taking online and offline Paid Surveys in Australia for over
2 years and is also the webmaster of
http://www.australianfreepaidsurveys.com, a free frequently updated list of over 200 Paid Survey companies available to Australians.