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Online Paid Surveys Truths And Myths

Online paid surveys can make you rich: true or false? The answer is false. But before leave this site in disgust, allow me to explain more. Completing surveys can never make you rich. But to earn a second income is truly achievable. So the next time you read that you can get rich from doing online surveys, move on quickly! This section reveals a few truths and dispel some of the myths about making money from online paid surveys.

Myth 1 You Can Become Rich from Taking Surveys
If you consider earning a few hundred to several thousand dollars as being wealthy, then you could say that doing free internet paid surveys can make you rich. But to the average person, being rich tends to be defined somewhat higher and you cannot become a millionaire from surveys.

The Truth You Can Pay Off Bills from Taking Surveys
Completing paid surveys, you can earn enough to pay off bills, buy treats for the family, go out for dinners, or make your car loan repayments etc..

Myth 2 You Can Cheat the Survey System
Folks have beaten the survey system. So can you. What they do is to check the answer across the same column in each questionnaire. Completing each survey takes no more than 5 minutes flat. No thinking is needed, just mindless finger action. The logic being that the faster you complete a survey, the more you do and the more you can earn.

The Truth The Survey System Outsmarts You
Some smart alecks think that they can beat the survey systems. Unfortunately for them, the online surveys are reviewed by human beings. The system may take your answers but they won't escape the scrutiny of a trained evaluator. You would not only not get paid for that particular survey but there is a high risk of having your account closed just for trying to earn a few quick bucks.

Myth 3 You Can Second Guess the Answers
Some "experienced" survey takers second guess the answers to the survey questions. Why do they do this? The reason is simple. Paid surveys require prescreening, a prequalification to assess your eligibility for the surveys. This is especially important with high paying surveys or focus group discussions which can net you up to $150 per session. People would try to emulate the response of a potential candidate in order to participate in the surveys. Some also lie about their hobbies such that they can be offered more survey opportunities.

The Truth You are Second Guessed!
The online paid surveys system is smarter than that. The survey companies are either using human reviewers or garnering programs to review the answers or both. So if you think you can second guess the appropriate answer for each question, then you may be in for a shock. They have tons of statistical data and intelligent software to help them decipher the information you provide. While it does not work every time, it is just not worth risking your account for that.

Myth 4 You Can Succeed With Just One Survey Company
Stay loyal to one survey or market research company and you would get the chance to do numerous surveys and make a killing out of it.

The Truth You Can Succeed Only With Numerous Survey Companies
Professional survey takers do not stick with one market research company. To stick with one is to decide to be poor. The trick to succeeding with online paid surveys is to be registered with as many good paying market research companies as possible. This would bring you a constant stream of surveys to participate in. Without that, you only get trickles, nothing like the avalanche of surveys you were expecting.


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