Many people always ask whether a certain "Awesome site!" they heard about from another online site or post that will make them "Hundreds per month!" or even if it specifically tells you "$10 a day for only 10 minutes!" is a scam or real. Well, I can tell you flat off the bat, 99.9% of those sites are scams and lies.
I am not saying there is no such site that will pay you a certain amount of money, because they all do. And I even have personal experience with this. I've personally tried Cashcrate.com, SurveyMonkey.com, and SurveyMasterMind.com. All popular sites, but all never actually paying me what they said they will.
Here is the catch. You get roped in with offers saying "Earn up to $75 per survey!" or anything of that sort and so you sign up, enter your email address, information, etc. And all of these sites are free to join! Which is true. Important: If a survey site asks you for financial information such as credit card numbers or payments, do NOT join, they will literally take your money from you. But the ones that don't ask that are fine, go ahead and join you just won't make the money you were promised, but they will not steal money from you because they do not have your financial information and they will not ask for it. I have never run into a popular survey site to ask for my financial information.
Anyways, back to how you waste your time with these surveys. Here is the TRUE story about what will happen once you get into a survey site with offers to make money:
- You will see that you have a $10 limit per day or something close to that
- You will see each survey is only worth $1.00 or less (between $.25 cents and $1.00 depending on how long it takes to complete)
- You will spend 15 minutes on ONE $.75 cent survey.
- Then when you have spent 2 hours and have about $5.00 total, you will see that they do not send a check until you reach the goal of $30, $40, or $50 it requires to get your check.
Last quick tip, if you have any questions about sites that are reliable or not, post it as a comment below and I will answer for you after doing research on it. Or go to http://www.mywot.com to check if it has been rated reliable and trustworthy by others.