Above all, thanks for that great article. I really enjoyed reading it all for the last 5 minutes with a mug of coffee! Despite this article being next to perfect, if I can, I’d like to add one of the best survey sites, in my mind, to this list. It would be, “ClixSense”. They’re a really old, and huge, presence in the research industry and have partnered with many of those listed in this very post. So, signing up on ClixSense lets you take paid survey invitations from multiple survey sites and research firms, like Opinion Outpost, Nielson Media Research, YouGov, I-Poll, MySurvey, Toluna and more. Almost half of all of those survey sites are listed here.
Edit: I was paid about £25-30 per audio hour working for Take Note (on the lower end of the scale as I had no prior experience, and wasn't doing legal or live transcribing). Better quality audio files would take around 3 hours to type per hour of audio, but it slipped to 4-5 hours if the quality was low and if people talked over each other too frequently. It was about 50:50 whether you'd get a good quality file or not, and you generally have around 24 hours from the point of being given the file to provide a transcript.
Money can be earned and spent, saved and pilfered, invested and wasted. Not time. That’s why time is far more valuable than money. The point? When you lack the luxury of time, making money online (or offline) can seem like an impossible task. How are you supposed to do that when you’re working at a life-sucking nine-to-five job? While the stability of full-time employment might allow most to sleep well at night, it doesn’t empower your creative juices to search for new income-producing strategies.
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Take surveys. You can earn $50 to $100 per month in cash and products by taking online surveys. Find survey sites by searching for “paid survey sites” online. Sign up for several survey sites to increase your chances of being selected for higher-paying surveys. Register with an email address, and check your email often so you can respond quickly to survey offers.
I am quite fond of SwagBucks Referal Link / Non-Referral Link. It has the option to earn about $1.00 a day just running aps on your phone. Plus there are tons of surveys constantly being posted as well as shopping bonuses and even videos to watch to earn. The SBS subreddit even has an amazing guide to get you started. The payout is in gift cards and there are plenty of surveys. You can even earn SwagBucks by using coupons. They have a lot of options.
I personally invest anywhere from 20 to 30 hours a week doing these sites, on top of my day job. Some days I will make $20 all day, and others I will make over $200. I prefer this, as opposed to a second job, because I can pay partial attention to a laptop and 'clock-out' when I want to focus on family or Netflix, rather than having to listen to another boss everyday, worry about getting fired, and deal with more people. This works better for my temperament and my preferences.
One nice feature is the ability to shop through Vindale, as they often have offers available through affiliate links. Before buying something new, like an appliance, it is worth signing into their easy to use website and checking if you can get it for less through Vindale. There’s also a popular daily consumer survey paying $1.50 which you can complete every day, for an easy and reliable boost.
You actually level up doing these, the people who post the "turk" will rate you, and as you level up, you get access to higher paying bids, mission critical stuff that cant be wrong. At first the jobs are seriously only about a nickel or 25 cents, but you can do them fast. The good ones can be a few dollars, but you can pound them out fast, dozens in an hour if you're good.
6. Break a sweat. If you consider yourself a fitness junkie or simply enjoy getting fresh air, try Sweatcoin, an app that pays you to walk outside. While you won't make a hefty sum for using the app, if you like embracing the great outdoors (the app doesn't work when you're inside), this could be an easy way to earn extra dough and burn off extra calories simultaneously. Just remember to bring along your mobile device to sync the app with your phone's GPS.
I have a very serious question I have been a member of InboxDollars for over 2 years they send me emails that say here’s a survey for you and they waste 10 minutes of my time going through it to tell me that I don’t qualify I wrote them and said I gave you all my demographic information please do not send me this and waste my time but they consistently do that.
You said that you didn't have good results with Opinion Outpost... it really depends on a lot of things. Your demographics - age, race, income, level of education, where you live, if you have kids, the things you buy, if you're a student, if you're employed (and what you do for a living) and so on. It's worth it to fill out as much of your profile as they provide, because that lets them target you when a survey requiring X, Y and Z comes in. If you're not particularly useful you might not get many surveys assigned to you, or if you're like 75% of the rest of their panel then maybe the surveys you qualify for are filled up before you ever see it. Some panels also have varying levels of support. Inevitably something will go wrong with a 30 minute survey and you don't get your points and depending on the site they may fix it quickly, slowly, or not at all.