Can You Really Make Money Taking Online Surveys?

There’s tons of ways to earn online but one of the easiest is to take surveys. All you need is WiFi and some time to sign up and share your opinion on ads, products and services.

The real question here is just how much can you make and how much work is involved? While you cannot make a full-time job out of taking online surveys, they can turn downtime into a bit of extra cash. Or, you can utilize surveys to get other perks, like samples or trials of products or services you are interested in! Below we’ll break down exactly what you need to know before you start increasing your online earning potential.

Why Do Companies Pay for Surveys?

Why would someone pay for your personal opinion? Seems odd right? In reality, almost all companies rely on consumer feedback and market research. Companies that don’t have internal market research departments hire companies to run consumer surveys and panels for them! That’s where websites like Communa come in.

Consumer feedback and opinion helps make adjustments and improvements before releasing to the public. That’s why companies will pat you for your time when you take a survey. The information provided is crucial to companies and services we use every day!

How Does It Work?

Taking surveys is simple, though getting started can take a bit of time. As well, some surveys require very specific demographic information. Here are some steps to get involved:

Sign up. With hundreds of legitimate companies out there, it can be hard to choose where to start. Get started with Communa today for FREE.

Fill Out Your Profile. Every survey website will require you to fill out personal information so you can participate in surveys with your particular targeted demographic. Always remember to provide honest information and not to rush through surveys. This can cause termination or fraud flags to raise on your account!

Get Personalized Surveys. Most survey companies will notify you of available surveys, limited time offers by email. However, with Communa you are able to instantly take surveys, complete offers, fill profilers and participate in available surveys 24/7. We also make sure to notify each user with personalized mail notifications of new and or featured surveys and incentives to earn.

Participate. Share your opinion and answer some questions. Sometimes it’s as simple as a few multiple choice questions. Other times you will need to type out longer form answers for more specific questions. Always try and provide as much detail as possible when filling out any survey.

Get Rewarded! The more surveys and offers completed the more points you earn. Reward amounts vary depending on each partner and offer - However consistency comes with it’s rewards. Communa offers gift cards from a large list of amazing big name brands we all love.

How Much Can You Earn? As mentioned earlier, no one can make a living taking surveys online, but you can make passive income, for paying off debt, investing or just to treat yourself, friends and family to a small gift or treat. Monetary survey rewards vary from less than $1 to $20, however they usually are more in the $1 to $5 range. This may not seem like a lot, but if you take surveys every day you can earn quite a bit of money in a month. With Communa we are always continuing to add new surveys and offers so users can continue to come back and earn more points through sharing their thoughts.

Earnings can also vary depending on what partner surveys you qualify for, how many surveys you take, and which demographics you fall under. Someone who is in a more commonly surveyed demographic may get more opportunities as an example.

Now that you’ve learnt a bit more about how you can earn money through surveys, you can get started today with Communa! Instead of checking Facebook or other social media platforms, why not use that time to earn a few bucks?

Stay tuned to the Communa blog as we continue to share more insights into the world of Market Research and Survey Methodology.

How to Maximize Your Online Survey Earnings!

Surveys are a great way to earn passive income. We’ve broken down the 5 best strategies to make money with surveys in 2020.

No one will get rich doing surveys but if you have a few free minutes, you can make some extra cash. Unlike other side hustles, using surveys to make money is completely accessible and flexible.

How to Maximize Earnings

If you want to give online surveys a shot, it helps to practice a few time-saving tips. To maximize your profits, you’ll want to do anything you can to avoid wasted time. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind:

  1. Share Legitimate Information. Online survey sites will require a bit of personal information, and use fraud and cyber security software to ensure all data is not only safe but matches with your: IP address, geo location, domain. Users who speed through surveys or provide false information may not experience an optimized website experience, and then not reach the higher earning potential.

  2. Install Virus Protection on Your Computer and Devices. Like many other survey sites, Communa hosts certain surveys and offers on third-party sites. Although these are all trusted and secure, to avoid spam and pop-ups it’s always a good idea to have virus protection or anti malware on your computer. Communa also offers limited time* exclusive deals with rewards on McAfee Premium Antivirus Software, Norton 360 Device Protection and ReliaSheild Identity Theft Protection Software.

  3. Create a valid Survey Email Address. To avoid running into any data security issues, many users tend to create a separate email just for taking surveys. Always remember to use trusted domains like gmail, yahoo, aol and outlook to avoid any security issues.

    Having a separate email for your surveys also makes it easier to check in on new offers, instead of getting lost in your personal and or work email.

  4. Avoid Termination. Some surveys will disqualify users halfway through a survey, due to one question's response. Even if you initially match the surveys demographics, during a survey certain variables may disqualify you.

    To avoid this, always try and choose which type of surveys you take. A stay at home mom may qualify for surveys pertaining to homewares, education and food as an example.

    Some survey partners will also let you know if you’ve matched or only “pre qualified”. If a survey says you’re pre-qualified this usually means you must get through screener questions before the actual survey. Always pay close attention to all details provided on survey screens to avoid wasted time!

  5. Block Time Off Just for Surveys. As with any other part-time gig. You’ll more than likely earn more if you carve out a set amount of time or weekly schedule for completing online surveys. Keep in mind that most individual surveys pay that might, so you’ll need to complete several before your first cash out.

    Creating designated time for just doing surveys can also stop you from racking up too many hours getting caught up in staring at survey screens for too long. For example, if you set a 1hour timer you can race yourself to see how many surveys you complete. Once the time is up, you are done for the day and move on to another task.

Use these tips and tricks to maximize your earnings and time spent on Communa! Always check back on our blog as we continue to cover all things Market Research and Survey Methodology.

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