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Another of many ways of earning money online is from answering paid surveys. There are a few free to join survey websites which pay people to answer surveys which are sent to them by e-mail. These survey sites usually pay around £4 for every 15 minutes spent answering surveys.
You might wonder how these survey sites decide who they will target with regards to certain aspects of the research. There would be no point in a female clothing brand gathering research from males. All of this information is gathered by the survey company after you have joining the website. When you log in to your account for the first time you will be prompted to fill in the 'Basic Interests Profile.' This will involve various questions to do with work, family, hobbies, etc. The more positive answers you leave, the more surveys you can expect to receive and thus, more money will be earned by you.
Survey websites use the information gained from the survey answers and then send them off to the interested companies. Usually a specific company will go to one of these survey companies and ask them to perform some specified market research for them, and will pay them to get these answers. For example, an airline company like Virgin Atlantic might decide that they want to find out some information about regular flyers experiences with the company. Virgin might come to the survey company and ask them to ask certain questions about flying, and that they will pay them X amount for the answers. The survey company will then send out emails to its users that would fit the given profile (that fly regularly with Virgin). X amount of money will be divided between all the responses from the surveys, and then Virgin will be fed back the survey answers. This is basically how paid survey websites work.
The information gathered from the paid surveys is completely confidential, and is not disclosed or sold to other non-specified companies. The questions they ask are usually easy enough to answer, but if you don't feel comfortable responding then you don't have to.
It is worth mentioning at this point that there are hundreds of survey companies that request a payment up front before joining and these such sites must be avoided at all costs. Never give them any money to join, no matter what they say. These are usually scam sites, and you won't receive any surveys from joining nor will you ever see your membership fee again. The best survey sites are completely free to join, and these are the ones that pay out the most money too. Stay away from any sites that request a membership fee or fee to subscribe to the surveys. If they want you to answer surveys then they should be the ones that pay you.
Answering surveys can be quite an interesting task, though they can get boring quite quickly though usually they only last about 10/15 minutes. They are sent out a handful of times each week, depending on the interest profile that you filled in upon signing up at the site. Usually you can earn around 4 pounds per 15 minutes that the survey lasts, with most of the surveys being multiple choice questions which is a big relief. Needless to say, answering surveys isn't going to make you filthy rich, but it sure is a nice way of earning a little extra cash every few weeks for very little time or input on your part.
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