Renee, FYI . . . . just because you were able to get paid from these sites, does NOT mean that it will work for other people. I’ve been there, wasted wwaayy too much time searching and / or researching websites that I could work from with little to no success, whatsoever. The few websites I DID find, either charged me a price just to register or or offered a product in the form of a book or CD or DVD set. It doesn’t help that I live OUTSIDE of America. Nice try, Renee. But don’t be advertising websites that are scams.
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Surveys are just a small piece of the puzzle. The best part about the surveys is that the qualification questions are typically short, there to confirm you're not breezing through it, and you can still earn points if you don't qualify. You will not answer 30 questions and then get denied, with zero to show for it. As of May 2017, they've paid out $191.5 million. They give out 7,000 free gift cards every single day.
Avoiding scams online is pretty easy once you’ve become familiar with how false ads work and have developed realistic expectation about how much money you can make for the time you spend. On the surface, making money taking paid online surveys may seem like a long shot, but it certainly is possible and many people enjoy the benefits of taking part in them. So don’t be afraid! If you want to try it, read some of our reviews and sign up for the ones that look interesting to you!