never pay anything to sign up for surveys.
Send me your first name and email address and I'll send you some referrals and my list of legitimate paid survey companies. I've been doing paid surveys and product testing for a long time. I'm averaging around $100 a month in cash and amazon.com gift certificates plus free products for testing.
A few people here asked me many months ago for a list. I was using my old computer then and saved their names to a document folder which is still on my old hard drive and I don't know how to transfer it to my new one (old computer died) So, to those ladies, I apologize. If you see this and are still interested please pm me again. Better yet... an email to me would be much better [email protected]
again.. the legitimate paid survey companies will *never* charge you. Survey companies make money by recruiting us to share our opinions. They need us and for this reason they want to pay us for our time... not charge us for it.
There are a ton of survey sites on line and many of them are legitimate. At one point I was a member of over 300 but spent a good week recently weeding through the waste-of-time sites. I never do survey's for "chances to win". Many of them are legitimate too but my time is valuable and a lot of it could be sucked up by those types of surveys. For this reason I choose not to do them. A lot of my survey companies give points which, when you reach a certain amount, can be redeemed for cash or gift certificates.
In order to make decent money you have to be a member of many survey companies. You won't qualify for every survey opportunity but you *will* qualify for some. Surveys generally don't pay a lot because they are short. Some will pay you $1 for 15 minutes of your time which isn't a lot. I will do those while I'm surfing/playing around on the computer... clicking back and forth to answer questions. Most surveys pay $5...some more. I've done 20 minutes surveys for $10 and 40 minute surveys for $30... but most are around $5. Once you are active with many different survey companies you end up with quite a few of those small checks and paypal payments coming your way each month... amazon.com gift certificiates too (other merchants if you choose).
so it's definitely been worth it to me and I've never paid a dime.