There are several ways in which you can get paid to take surveys online. It can be either surveys for cash or other ways of payment. This makes completing surveys one of the best work at home jobs available. Some companies pay with cash, either through direct payment to those who do the work, or through listing services that track the work and release the payments. Other payment methods include coupons that allow you to receive discounts on goods that you would purchase anyway. Some listing services provide points that can be redeemed for cash or products. There are sometimes payments with entrance into sweepstakes as part of the payment or in addition to the payment.
When you take surveys online, the most obvious type of payment is surveys for cash. Companies that buy survey results can either pay you directly by way of checks sent to you through the mail, or electronically deposited to your account, or they can pay a third party that coordinates and organizes both the survey listings and the payment for completed surveys. Sometimes surveys are paid for by using a third party payee such as e-Gold, PayPal or Money Bookers. The payments are electronically deposited to the account and are then accessible through debit cards, checks or alternative methods used by the site.
Sometimes you can get paid to take surveys online by receiving company coupons. When you complete the surveys, you have the opportunity to receive coupons which allow you to pay a reduced price for company products or services. Sometimes the coupons are provided in conjunction with cash or other payments. Sometimes the coupons are provided for related products or new products in order to promote the product or company. While discount coupons don’t provide income, they can be very helpful in reducing expenses. Either way, the effect is to allow you better living.
Another way you can get paid to take surveys online is to receive merchandise in payment for completing the survey. Sometimes people are asked to describe their experience with a particular product and the product is supplied. Other times, the surveys are provided to the people who already own and have used the merchandise. Sometimes extensive surveys are done and the payment includes fairly valuable items such as merchandise. Although you may have no personal need for the specific merchandise you have received, you can always sell it through a classified ad, a garage sale or at one of the online auction sites.
In order to get paid to take surveys online, you may need to take advantages of the points programs used by some survey listing sites. As you complete many small surveys, you accrue points which can be spent for products. Companies sometimes provide pre-paid debit cards, for instance which are paid to those who accrue enough points to ‘purchase’ the card. Other products in a point’s shopping mall include trips, mobile phones and other electronic equipment. Sometimes there are even more valuable items that are available. These make great gifts or items which you can use yourself.