Do not pay to join online surveys site
There are so many companies that are willing to give you money, rewards, or coupons for taking time out of your precious day. Don’t be fooled into thinking filling out a survey is something that you should pay for.
Do set up a separate email account just for your survey emails
You don’t need any spam in your personal e-mail box. To avoid the risk, have an e-mail devoted to favors that you do companies.
Tip:- Gmail is fantastic for it filters to organize different emails from different sites
Do your due diligence before joining any survey site
You might have heard about a survey site on a Youtube channel, etc. But before diving in head first, consider that people who promote these sites are sponsored to do so. That’s right, their video is yet part of another ad to get you to participate. That’s fine- companies need to advertise. But don’t just take their word for it; you should research what other consumers of the site are saying about it.
Do read reviews for survey sites
Be skeptical if you visit review sites who only publish positive reviews. That is a red flag for a rigged site monitored by the survey makers.
Do find contact information for all survey site you join
You don’t want to be stuck with a scamming website after doing a lot of work.
Even better, take a couple minutes to go through it. Legal jargon can be confusing but it is necessary to protect you
Sign up for several survey sites to increase your chance of getting surveys.
You don’t need to be loyal to just one site. Look at several in order to increase your chances for success.
Do avoid Survey Scams Sites
Survey scams are a dime a dozen. Don’t get caught
DON’T store cash in survey accounts
This is a huge red flag with neon red borders. Never fall for this. If the site shuts down you will lose all your case. Get your cash out as soon as you reach a limit. It is not a bank.
DON’T expect to be instantly rolling in it
These online paid surveys are a great way to make spare cash. However, you might not be making a lot of money initially, or ever. Just look at it as you would any part-time work
DO spend gift vouchers ASAP
Don’t settle for empty promises. If the site does not deliver what they promise, contact them immediately.
DON’T tell lies
Some sites have built in safeguards for this. If you contradict yourself, then the survey will shut down. This is a waste of your time. Be present in the moment while giving your feedback. You are helping companies be better with your honesty.
DON’T forget to check your emails daily
If you don’t monitor that e-mail account, how is the survey provider supposed to contact you?
DO keep a log
You have to be organized with your own time when doing any work online. Keep that log so that you can know how much you are owed. Also, record the time and date you were working on each survey.
DON’T forget tax
Extra money always means extra potential tax. And unless you are living under the poverty line, you can always be assured there will be taxes. This is where your log will come in handy. You should also record your earnings so that you can easily tally them up at the end of the year. Try to make an Excel spreadsheet for ready numbers.
DO complain via Facebook and Twitter
It’s so easy as consumers, and just people in general, to have your voice squashed. You might be afraid that employers won’t hire you if you say negative things about a company. But that’s simply not the case. You deserve to have a voice and it is democracy. How else can you warn others not to bother trying out the same avenues?
DO refer a friend
Web site providers love when you do this. There are sometimes even rewards in it for you. Free money….You are helping them with their marketing. Check to see what you can get for refering a friend. Can be a real money earner.
DON’T worry too much about screen outs
It will be annoying to be 5-15 minutes into a survey to find out you do not qualify. Very annoying but you will need to get over them when they occur.
DON’T sign up for survey sites that make promises that are too good to be true!
You won’t be able to quit your day job by doing surveys. This income is always going to be supplementary to you.
DO leave reviews for survey panels you’ve joined
Reviews are invaluable. You help others to know if it is worth spending their time on that site.
DON’T stick with survey panels who don’t value your time
There are so many other places that won’t waste your time. If you’re not getting anything useful from a site, move on.
Respond to survey invitations promptly
The good surveys are always in high demand. You don’t need to spend lots of time debating it. If it checks out, then take the plunge. There is competition for the surveys that are well compensated.
Keep your profile up to date. It’s used to determine which surveys you qualify for.
You will qualify for certain sites based on who you are and your demographics. If your profile is from ten years ago, your life has probably changed in a decade. It is best to update the information periodically or after major life changes. You might get different opportunities as a result.