For years I’ve heard people praise making money with surveys and even seen a few pretty big marketers promote them. So, a few weeks ago I had some downtime (code for being bored and procrastinating) and decided to try a few survey sites out.
After I did some research on Bing and a few consumer/coupon/freebie sites I visit, I decided on two. Over the next week, each one sent me several “new survey available” emails. With each one I had to fill out a questionnaire that took 5-10 minutes to see if I was “qualified” to take the survey. The entire time I’m thinking the survey company should pre-qualify me. Anyway, each and every one I tried, I was told I wasn’t qualified. Maybe it’s because of the amount of money I make, that I’m single or that I’m…. It doesn’t really matter why.
Wish I could tell you which sites I tried but I deleted them without thinking. Anyway, you might have better luck but I’d be willing to bet the majority of people aren’t “qualified” and that the only people making real money from them are the survey sites, the products being sneakingly promoted and of course the people selling guides on how to make money with surveys.