The Complete Guide: How to Make Money Doing Surveys

Published on October 22, 2016 by Lauren

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  • Are you interested in learning how to make money doing surveys? If so, you have come to the right place! One year I saved up 100% of my Christmas budget just by taking using the best survey sites, so today I want to share with you some of my tips and tricks on how I did it.

    Make Money Doing Surveys

    Make Money doing surveys

    First – you want to sign up for these 4 Apps that will pay you.  They are easy to download and fun to use, many of them just run in the background of your phone and pay you for just being there.  I was never 100% thrilled with someone tracking my every move, but if you are comfortable with that then by all means go ahead.

    First, you will want to sign up for some survey companies.  Here are my favorite survey:

    These are the ones that I used to pay for Christmas one year. I am so thankful for them because it was one of the years we were paying down debt and literally had no money for Christmas. I talk more about this in detail in my book The Recovering Spender.

    Here are some tips for making money doing surveys:

    1.) Set up a new email account

    Set up a new email account just for your surveys.  Then use this email to sign up for them all, this will keep your personal email spam free, and make it easier to manage your survey emails.

    3.) Sign up for all of them

    You never know which ones will work out best for you, and which ones won’t work out so well. For some, you might qualify for surveys all the time. And for others, it might be a little more difficult. It all depends on what demographic they’re looking for at any given time. That’s why it makes sense to just give them a all quick test drive and find your favorites!

    3.) Do this in your spare time

    I would take surveys while I was watching TV in the evening or during random downtime during the day. I would hop on, complete a survey or two, then hop off. If you sit down at all during the day or night, you might as well earn some cash or rewards, right?

    4.) Set up an online bank account

    There are online banking accounts where you can put your survey money and let it sit. Look for one that gives you a sign up bonus – that is a even bigger WIN!

    5.) Expect that it is going to take time

    When you sign up to take at home surveys, realize you may not qualify for every survey. In fact, you may only quality for 1 out of 10 that you apply for.  This can be discouraging for some, but keep on trying!

    6.) Be Honest

    When you are signing up for your favorite survey companies, be honest about everything. Don’t say you are a 30-year-old mom, when you are actually a 55-year-old grandma.  They are looking for honest feedback on products, services, and companies from certain age groups.  By being honest, you will get the perfect surveys for you, and then get more offers.

    7.) Have fun

    Most of all have fun!  Since you are doing this in your free time, you can’t get upset for not making thousands per year.

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