Get Paid to Do Surveys in Australia
Getting paid to complete surveys online may seem strange to many but there are numerous companies online that are willing to pay Australians simply for their opinion. These companies often sell the answers they collect to interested companies who use it for advertising or marketing amongst other things.
Companies who want this data are happy to pay a third party to collect the information for them and the third party passes a portion of this profit onto the person who actually completes the job. These third party survey companies pay customers in order to attract them and ensure their quotas are met. In this article we will look more closely at the how money can be made from completing online surveys.
How long do I need to spend on the surveys?
Each survey is different and people take different times to answer the questions but generally the surveys take from a few minutes to about half an hour.
Sometimes a person may be screened out of a survey if they do not meet the criteria. For example, certain surveys may be aimed at parents so those without children will be screened out.
It is important to read the questions carefully and not just select any answer. Survey companies are keen to actually hear your opinion and do not want people simply clicking any answer in order to finish the survey as quickly as possible and receive their payment.
Many surveys ask a question twice to ensure you are giving consistent answers or they may ask a question with only one valid answer.
You can be screened out a survey if you do not answer such questions properly.
How much money can I make?
Whilst you will not get rich completing surveys online, if you are persistent it is possible to earn over 50 AUD a month.
Not all companies offer cash pay outs, some will offer points or entry into a prize draw.
Companies which do offer cash incentives for the completion of the surveys usually offer around 2 - 5 AUD for a survey of around 15 minutes to 30 minutes.
Shorter surveys are often available but obviously pay a smaller fraction.
The vast majority of companies will pay out once a customer has earned a specific figure, say 50 AUD.
Where can I find these companies?
It is important to be selective about the survey site that you choose to join.
Look carefully at their terms and conditions and make sure you understand how the payment process works.
Try and see how often they have surveys as it can be frustrating if there are not surveys to complete on a regular basis.
Try and find reviews of other users in blogs or advice websites as this can give you a rough idea of the amount of work needed and the amount of money you can expect to make.
Beware the scam companies
Unfortunately there are numerous websites on the Internet which make promises they cannot keep. Scam companies have been set up to cash in on the high demand there is for making money online.
Scams involve asking customers for a joining fee and then not having surveys to compete.
Beware websites that promise to make you hundreds of dollars a month as this is unlikely to happen.
Always enter the name of the company in a search engine before you start as this is likely to highlight any scam or negative feedback from them.
Getting paid to complete surveys online is possible and for many Australians it is a good way to make some additional money. If you are dedicated and find a site which has regular surveys it is possible to generate a good income from simply expressing your opinion. The work itself is not difficult and can be done from the comfort of your own sofa. Potential survey site customers should always be wary when joining up to a site and should make sure, as much as is possible, that the site is genuine. Companies all over the world want feedback on a whole range of projects and they are quite willing to pay a fee to get the information they require. In the online world you can get paid simply for expressing your opinion.