It seems too good to be true. Do a bunch of surveys and make some money. It is an ideal “job” for the mom who is home with her kids. Or a college student. Or someone who is housebound that wants to earn some extra money.
But here is the problem…how do you go about finding legit surveys from companies that will not waste your time?
In the past when I have signed up with survey companies I have only been frustrated. I have spent time taking their surveys only to find out at the end that I do not qualify. You take the time to do them and then don’t even get paid. Then you just give up. Because what is the point?
You also might sign up for a service and then never hear from them again. They claim that they will send your surveys and they don’t. Frustrating!
I have figured out a place where I can do real, legit surveys. Where I get paid and where I rarely ever get screened out. And in the rare times that has happened it has happened right away. Meaning I answer one question and then it tells me I can’t take it. But even that has been rare.
Amazon Mechanical Turk is where you can take surveys like this. You could sit and do them all day long. Using sites like Reddit can really help you find the best ones to work on. I try to find surveys that won’t take too long. And if they take too long, I want them to pay me a lot. I don’t want to spend more than 5 minutes on a survey unless it pays me at least $1.00. And then for $1.00 I don’t want to spend more than 10 minutes doing one. Don’t get sucked into spending 45 minutes to make $.50.
A lot of them are from universities. Some of them require writing, others do not. Most of them do have a check so make sure you read everything carefully. They are not trying to trick anyone, they just want to make sure you are reading their survey and not just clicking on buttons.
I usually try to check that site everyday. If I can earn a few dollars a day, that adds up. I could spend more time on it if I wanted to and make even more money. I don’t think you could make a full-time income just doing surveys on AMT. But you can add to your income by doing them.
Here are my other posts about Amazon Mechanical Turk.
There are so many scams out there. This is not one of them and I hope you guys can use this to make some extra money.
If you happen to know of another legit place to do surveys, please let me know