By Adam Bradley
Many people in need of an extra income will be considering paid surveys but with so many warnings around telling of paid survey scams many are left wondering where to look for a legitimate online paid survey program and whether they exist at all.
Legitimate online paid survey programs certainly do exist but finding one can be a chore, especially if your trying to find a legitimate online paid survey on your own without any advice. There are a lot of paid surveys scams around hence so many warning people off of paid surveys - because so many have been stung by them.
The first thing to look for, and that most legitimate online paid survey programs have, is a money back guarantee. Whether it be 8 days or 8 weeks a good legitimate online paid survey program will have one if you come across a paid survey site without one alarm bells should start ringing.
The second thing I would look for is a contact of some kind. A legitimate online paid survey program will have an address or phone number on there site for you to contact in case you need help, a paid survey site is less likely to have a contact but the odd few do so don't take a contact as a guarantee of a legitimate online paid survey program.
You should also be careful with free paid survey sites as almost all of these are not legitimate online paid survey programs. There are two kinds of scams with the free paid survey sites
1. They take your personal information but then sell it to companies for them to use how they wish. The sites will usually shut fairly quickly.
2. They will take a huge percentage of each survey you do meaning each survey you complete is for a very small amount of money.
You should always make sure before giving your personal information that the site makes it clear they won't pass on your personal information to other companies. I feel the best way of avoiding these scams is simply to avoid free paid survey sites altogether, I can see the temptation but to me it isn't worth the risk and there are only small one off sign up fees involved with the legitimate online paid survey programs and don't forget they will have a money back guarantee anyway.
Legitimate online paid survey programs do exist and when you find them they can provide an invaluable source of extra income. I would suggest you do some research or find a site that has done the research for you and if you do I have little doubt you will be completing your very first legitimate online paid survey very soon.
6 best Paid Survey List
- www.ExpressPaidSurveys.com- One of the best all round survey directory available
- www.Ezcashjobs.com-Great all round surveys directory
- www.SurveyHawk.com- Great directory for UK residents but only average for anyone else
- www.TopDollarSurveys.com- Members won’t have any reason to complain with a solid list
- www.SurveysForChecks.com-Better list of companies than most and nice lay out for members to navigate
- www.PaidSurveysetc.com- A very good list