Would you like to make some extra money in your spare time? Answering surveys and viewing advertisements seems like a crazy way to get paid, but it can also be very lucrative. This method of making money online requires no investment, just an internet connection and a valid email address. There are dozens of websites that offer to pay you for completing surveys, and dozens more that will pay you to click on advertisements, and some sites let you do both.
Let’s start with Paid Surveys. Major corporations and small business alike want to know as much as possible about your experience with their products. They pay survey sites to find consumers willing to share their opinions. The survey site then pays you to answer questions. The work itself involves picking a survey and answering about twenty questions. The answers are generally multiple choice or a rated scale, with an occasional typed out response. A typical question is “What kind of cell phone do you have?” and the answers list 5 to 20 brands that you can choose from. After that you are asked how much you use it, how easy it is to use, how likely you are to buy that brand again, and so forth.
Now for Viewing Advertisements. Some companies simply want to rent your eyeballs for a minute or less and are willing to pay for the privilege. Most websites that offer this service are called Paid to Click sites, or PTCs. This means that you login to the site, click on an advertisement, wait 5 to 60 seconds, and then verify that you saw the ad. Verification can be automatic, but most sites want you to click on the picture that is different or solve a simple math problem (2+7=?). Some sites are Paid to Read, or PTRs. These sites send an ad to your email inbox, you click on it and get paid. Many of these sites also offer surveys or pay you to try out a service like Netflix.
Getting your easy earned money is pretty simple. Once you reach their payment threshold, usually between 2 and 10 dollars, just request payment. Most sites will pay straight to your Paypal account. A few will even cut you a paper check and send it to your house.
You can earn as much or as little as you want with these sites. If you’re consistent, 30 bucks a months is more than doable. That’s a tank of gas in most places which is nothing to sneeze at. However, the real secret to earning lots of money with survey sites and PTCs is in referring others. Say you complete a survey worth $1.00. Now since you told your best Facebook friend about it as well, you get $0.25 when s/he does the same survey. Everybody wins. This is where you brush up on internet marketing to increase the chances of finding others who want to do this as well.
The keys to making good money answering surveys and viewing advertisements are: be consistent, and tell other people how they can make some money doing a few simple things online in their spare time. (I’m actually clicking ads as I write this article!) The money will start to add up and suddenly you can afford a little more out of life.