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Some websites offer listings of paid marketing surveys as a way to make money online ... are they for real?

I'm looking for a way to make a little extra money online.

I found several websites that offer "updated/ current" listings of market research companies that will pay for completed product surveys and participation in focus groups.

These sites cost about fifty bucks ,one time, to become a member, is it worth it? Can I really make some money, or is it just a scam?

Please answer if you have experience in this area, and let me know the pros and cons and details. If this is a real possibility then pls tell me the most reputable/reliable website to join.

Or, explain another way.

Your expertise is appreciated;


18 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The rule, as always, is to stay away from those that ask you to pay before you can get these surveys.

    Legitimate market survey companies such as Pinecone Research recruit members based on demographic characteristics -- e.g. mothers of babies 0-12 years old -- and will send surveys of products and services targeting this demographic group. Pinecone Research, however, pays only $5 per survey -- you're definitely not going to be rich with that. They can give you anywhere from 1-5 at most surveys in a month.

    Other companies simply ask you to answer as many research as possible, and you don't earn anything just the chance to win at a raffle (which I find lame).

    Pinecone Research

    GreenField Online

    Harris Poll Online




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  • 4 years ago


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    Source(s): Take Surveys Get Cash -
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  • 4 years ago

    Hi! I am a single mom of 2 girls. My youngest is disabled so I work from home. You can make extra money doing surveys (I only recommend 2 companies), writing, completing offers, and reading ads. There are so many different ways, but you do have to know which programs are legit or you waste a lot of time. I put all the legit ones on my blogs to help others out. You can check them out buy clicking on my profile. I hope this helps! Alicia

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you have to pay to join, that should be setting of warning signals in your head. People will pay money for your opinion, you shouldn't ever have to pay anyone to pay you!

    A site that I have used for years is this:

    You only get a few dollars per survey, and most surveys can be completed in under 15 minutes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You do not have to pay for that kind of information. There are plenty of sites in my profile that are free to join. The link is called Get Paid to Read Ads but it includes survey companies too.

    Feel free to email me if you want direct links or you need any help.

    Best Wishes,


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  • 1 decade ago

    look at my profile, and visit the site under "about me"...sign up is some information about the site:

    This is a site from which you are given the chance to earn money. What you have to do is complete surveys and offers for companies that want the public's opinion. By doing this, you are able to earn money very easily for simply giving your opinion or trying out sample products. This is a great service that allows one to work from home, on their spare time, at their leisure, and still bring in a nice sum of money every month. People have made up to $1000 easily on this site by just working on it in their spare time. It is not going to replace a real job's salary, but it is a very nice bonus. There are also many features on this web site, such as contests and special surveys, from which you can redeem extra prizes that would be sent to you with your monthly cheque, such as iPods, Xbox 360s, PSPs, digital cameras, gift certificates, and much more.

    Cheques are sent monthly, and usually arrive about a week or a week and a half into the next month. No payment from you is ever required, not to sign up, not EVER. Unlike other sites that try to scam people out of their money, this site never requires you to pay them.

    "If the site doesn't get paid from me, then why would they have this service going?" - The site doesn't get paid directly from you, but when you complete an offer or survey, they also get paid a small portion of what you earned yourself. For example, if you complete a survey about computers let's say, you would earn maybe $2 and the web site itself would recieve $0.50 from the company also for getting you to complete the survey. These surveys take little time at all, most taking up less than even 1 or 2 minutes of your time.

    Fraud is also a big deal on the Internet these days, and this site recognizes that. That is why they ask for ONLY three bits of information: Your name, email address and your home address. Yup, that is all. No credit card information, no banking information, nothing like that. All they require is your name and address so that your cheque can be sent to your home every month. Your email address is only required to confirm that you have done the offers and surveys. Fortunately, no spam mail or junk mail is ever sent out by this site and your information is never shared with any other company.

    Personally I have been a member of this website, along with thousands of other satisfied users, for approximately 1.5 years now and have earned well over $9100 by working in my spare time. This web site has been great to me, also the members and administrator are very friendly, and are always there to help you with a question or problem you may be having. So far, I've listed only positives about this site, because I can't think of a single negative thing about it. Earn money in your spare time, at no cost to you...Easy as that!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hi Jonnie,

    there are sites that are free to join for surveys that pays after completing the surveys but usually you need to be patient cause money won't come immediately after 1 or 2 survey

    you'll need to accumulate points- for some

    if you're interested for free online job, try these sites



    Get Paid To Read Emails. Free To Join Now!

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  • 1 decade ago

    That's true, always stay away from any site that asks for money.

    I have experience in some sites that were free to join. I'm promoting them now.

    Look in my profile for the link to my favorite best paying ones with no fees.

    good luck<3

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try this site: it can make you good money and it is easy to do. There are no fees and it pays out every Friday. It is one of the few work at home websites that has made me good money consistently. It makes me $1200-$1500 a month. Or try one of these other good work from home websites on this site:

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