Paid surveys! Make a living taking surveys!

Money!

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Aren’t you excited? If you do a quick search on google or twitter for “paid surveys,” you will find a huge listing of sites that claim you can make a living or makes lots of money taking surveys. Google found me 1,670,000 opportunities. WordPress found 845 blog entries hoping to entice me. Please, please, please, accept my public service announcement. You CANNOT make a living taking surveys. Most of these claims are exaggerations, some are outright fabrications. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

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That’s not to say there are no benefits to answering surveys. You might earn $5 or $10 now and then. You might even be so lucky as to win a TV or a car, but of course, though your chances of winning these prizes are far better than your chances of winning the lottery (trust me, I know), your chances of making it big are pretty much null.
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So why bother answering surveys if you CAN’T rake in the bucks? Well, they are interesting, you learn about new products on the market, you might get to try new products, and you are helping manufacturers improve products so that they better meet your needs. Look at the money as a bonus. It may not be billions and trillions of dollars but ‘ll take 5 bucks now and then!

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    1. You do realise, of course, that this will end up being your most-viewed blog post ever ;) I hope some people heed your call!

      1. Well so far, it’s gotten a huge spike in reads. Like you, I hope the right people read this, not just people who already know.

    2. What amazes me is that not only do people believe this, they actually pay for access to the panels to join. It boggles my mind how many pay every day. I don’t want to think about how much these publishers are making.

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