In yesterday's blog "How to Make More From Your Side Hustle" I mentioned that my boyfriend and I would experiment how much money we could make in one day by taking online survey's.
$0. A big goose egg.
See what happen was I did not take in account that myself or my boyfriend may not be eligible for certain survey's or that there would be no survey's available. Because I don't take survey's often (possibly once a year) I was only registered with a handful of companies.
So what is a girl and her guy to do? Find other companis to do survey's.
Well....not so much.
Here's the thing, survery companies come with a high level of spammy websites looking to get your information. I spent hours sifting through websites with pop-ups after pop-ups, sign-up forms after sign-up forms. After reading a boatload of comments on Twitter and other articles I found a handful of reputable sites that either offer cash via PayPal or points that can be redeemed for gifts. I'm beta testing this all out before I post to give my honest opinion and results.
What makes a site reputable? Here are my top 3 factors:
- No Pop-ups - If your old enough do you remember using the internet in the late 90s early 2000s when flashy pop-up ads dominated a large part of your screen. If I click on a site that has no pop-ups or flashing ads I will stay longer and continue my investigation.
- They don't advertise things not related to surveys. To me this is a clear indication that the company is out to get your information if they are advertising non survey related services or products.
- Check their online reputation. People will talk, look for comments under blog post or articles, on social media and review sites.