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By doing surveys, online? I, don't know if you guys are anything like me, but I can remember when I was younger.
I would go on all these different websites out there.
Looking for different money, making ideas, and one of them that I always came across was that you could make money by simply doing surveys.
Now, I've never actually done it myself, but I decided that, in this video, I wanna go ahead and test it.
So, for the next two hours, I'm, going to sit here and I'm going to do online, surveys, and I'm gonna see if I can actually make any money doing this.
All that I ask in return is that you guys go ahead and drop a thumbs up on this.
Video, drop a like for the fact that I'm gonna spend two hours here doing surveys.
Just to show your support, I would really appreciate.
It helps out with the algorithm, and it helps to get this video shared with other people out there.
So, I spent a good part of my morning here doing some research on different companies, and I decided to try this out with a company called InboxDollars.
Now, I have no affiliation to this.
I have no idea if it's actually going to earn me any money, but I've read a couple of different articles, and one from The.
Penny Hoarder talked about how you can make an extra 40 bucks using InboxDollars.
So I'm gonna spend about two hours doing surveys through InboxDollars, and I'm gonna report to you guys what my real earnings are in this process.
And again, I, just wanna restate this: I have no affiliation to InboxDollars.
If, you do decide to go use them, that's totally up to you.
They are not affiliated with this video and they did not sponsor this video in any way, and I'm, not receiving any kind of kickback or compensation from them.
First of all, it looks like, according to the sign-up page.
You should be getting a $5 bonus just for signing up.
So I'm gonna go ahead and do that.
And, obviously, guys, I'm sure my information is going to be sold to hundreds of different companies by doing this, so I'm using a separate email, I created just for this video.
If you do decide to follow this strategy and do online surveys, I would definitely recommend, you know, creating a separate email account than the one that you're using.
Otherwise, you're, probably going to be getting a lot of marketing emails in the process.
So, I'm gonna sign up now and let's go ahead and see if I actually get this free, $5 credit.
And, it is currently 2:43pm Eastern, Standard, Time, so I plan on doing this for the next two hours and stopping at around, you know, 4:45, and we'll see where my earnings are at., All right, so according to InboxDollars, I have just opened up an account and I just have to confirm my email to earn a $5, bonus.
If you're wondering about this email.
This is just an old email account I had for a project from many years, ago, so I'm just going to be using that one.
Let me go ahead and open up.
Gmail, now, and I'm gonna see if I actually got that email, and whether or not I get a $5 credit.
It is now currently 2:50pm and there is no email in sight.
So I don't know if it just takes a while.
But I've checked my spam folder, I've checked my promotions.
Folder, and I have not received any email yet from.
What is the name of this site? Again? I, completely forgot.
InboxDollars., So, I'm gonna go ahead and just start trying to do some of these offers, and I'll check back in maybe 10 or 15 minutes and see.
If that email comes through.
But as of right now, not seeing any emails from them.
Hopefully I get something here: shortly.
So, I went ahead and skipped to an offer.
That's supposed to be earning me.
50 cents, and that is by filling out a quick questionnaire.
And so, obviously, I'm, looking to protect my information, so I'm going to be going under the alias of Jim Lemon.
For all these different surveys that I'm filling out., Currently, 2:53pm.
We just went ahead and finished that introductory survey, and I have officially earned 50 cents for probably about five minutes of effort.
Next here on the list, it is telling me that I simply have to watch TV and I can get a 50 cent.
I have no idea what that means, but let's go ahead and click and find out., All right, and for some reason, it is having me watch a video about an otter that was being nursed back to health after it was rescued from a canal.
I have no idea how this is going to be earning anyone money, but apparently this is going to earn me 50 cents by watching this video.
So, the good news, is, I'm, happy to announce the otter was in fact nursed back to health and returned to the river, and after watching that video, this little progress bar at the top moved a little bit.
I'll show you guys what that means in a minute., And then, I assume once this progress bar is completely full.
We're going to get some kind of reward for that., Okay, so essentially, what this bar is doing at the top for us is it's giving us the opportunity to now scratch and win.
Don't think you actually have earned anything at this point in time.
You just have the ability to earn up to $10.
So, since we're already a little bit of the way there.
Let's just go ahead and wait until we hit the $25 mark, and then we can go ahead and scratch and see if we win the prize.
So, things are actually getting pretty interesting.
They are putting a VR device on a very old man and putting him back into the World War II.
This has been a very compelling video.
One of the tricks that they're playing here is that, as that bar is moving further along.
It's moving less and less every time., So, I've, actually watched, like, three more videos, now, and the bar is only, like, maybe 40% of the way there.
If you actually want to try to get all the way up to that three sign, it's probably gonna.
Take you a lot longer.
So, we'll go ahead and get up to the two dollar sign, and then see if we actually win the prize.
Ladies and gentlemen, the moment.
Are you serious? There's, really that much left that we have to do? Okay, just kidding.
One, more video,? Then we can see if we actually won this Scratch and Win bonus.
So it's 3:15, now.
We have officially earned our second reward, and so we're gonna go ahead and scratch now and see.
If we have won our $25 reward.
So, first of all, I'm, not even sure what exactly I'm trying to win here.
I think I have to match three of these.
If I win four cents, I'm gonna, be honest with you guys.
Okay, so yeah, all right.
We've just won four cents.
So let me go ahead and hit continue.
And I assume that's going to be added to my balance? All right.
So it's currently 3:15.
This is a 30 minute.
I have earned 50 cents so far, which means I'm earning roughly $1 per hour on this website.
But, the good news is, the email just came through, so let's go ahead and see if I can get my $5 credit, and whether or not that is actually legit.
The email came through for InboxDollars.
Let's, go ahead and confirm now and see whether or not I actually end up getting this $5 credit.
It looks like I actually did, so now.
My account balance is up to $5.50.
Okay, so I've, now navigated, myself to a section of this website, called 100% Free Offers, and this one appears to earn you $4.
So, let's go ahead and give it a shot and see what exactly happens.
So, I, actually just read up on that one.
A little bit more, and I actually have to not only register, but I have to install software on my computer.
So that is where I draw the line.
I'm not going to be getting paid $4 to knowingly install malware on my computer.
So we're not gonna do that.
I'm gonna, hopefully find a different offer.
So, I guess this one appears to be just as illegitimate or legit as the rest.
I, don't know, Big, Buck, Survey, $2.50 of earnings, and the chance to win a $1000 Target gift card.
So let's give this one a shot and see what happens.
So after filling out that survey, it turns out that I haven't gotten my gift card yet because I must complete one silver deal before claiming your reward.
So, I, don't know what these are.
Probably things that are going to try to charge me money, so I honestly, don't think I'm going to be doing any of these things.
I will look through them quick and see if any of them look legit, but I'm, guessing they're, not, and I'm guessing I'm, also not going to be getting my $2.50.
That was promised to me by my friends over on InboxDollars.com.
Here we have two high quality options, "Customize your experience by completing "a household survey to earn 10 cents." So.
That seems pretty legit.
We'll go ahead and do that now.
This is a new one.
After completing this survey.
They told me that I was not qualified.
However, I did collect one spin.
I, don't know what a spin is going to get me, but let's go ahead and find out.
This is Billy's Spin to Win.
So, apparently I.
Don't even have enough to do one spin.
Let me see if I do.
I don't know.
Let's give it a shot.
And I've won five cents.
Okay, I'll take it.
Oh, "Sign up now to receive your free sample.
"Of Tide laundry, detergent." I'm gonna go ahead and try this one now.
Apparently I will sign up and receive a free sample of Tide laundry detergent.
So, yeah, I, don't know.
This seems like a really bad way to make money, I'm gonna, be honest with you guys, and I'm very concerned about the overall health of my computer.
At this point in time.
But, it's 45 minutes, in, I'm gonna commit to another hour and 15 minutes of this and see, you know, what kind of damage we can do.
I've got this cat in the corner that is, like, purring, and it's honestly, one of the weirdest websites I've ever been on in my life.
Apparently I, have filled out a survey, and now I should be able to redeem my offer for my free Tide.
Lo and behold, no, I am being brought to another page to fill out.
Yet another survey, and I've already been on National Consumer Center, though.
So why am I back on this website, and more importantly,? Where is my free sample of Tide? Okay,? So apparently, the survey gods have blessed us here with one more spin on Billy's Spin to Win, so I'm gonna go ahead and spin and see what exactly this is going to get.
I won a Scratch and Win progress.
I, don't know what that is.
You know what that is? And.
You know what I won? This is what I (censored) won right.
I won that much progress on this stupid bar on the top.
That allows me the chance to potentially win money.
Okay, so it is officially 3:45.
We are one hour into this challenge of doing online.
I have earned a total of $5.75, five of which was given to me as a free, credit, 75 cents of which I earned from these fingers right here by completing online surveys.
I have exhausted all of the good surveys on the site, and at this point, pretty much everything I'm trying to do I'm getting disqualified for, which gives me a Spin to Win chance on Billy's, wheel, and I, can't seem to win anything except for free scratch-off plays that eventually give you a chance to win money where you're, probably not going to win.
So, at this point, I.
Think I'm going to just try to do the TV thing and rack up as many free scratch-offs as I can and see.
If I'm able to win anything in the process.
So, as if this couldn't get any worse, I have to re-watch the videos I've already watched, so I am now watching the baby.
Otter, video, again, and I assume that all of these videos are going to be ones that I've already seen.
So it's now 4:04pm.
This challenge is going to end in 40, minutes, and so I figured this time.
Let's go big or go home.
We're gonna go ahead and let this thing go all the way up to the three dollar sign.
Not, just the one, not just the two, but the three dollar sign: reward.
So, all the way up top here.
You can see that my Scratch and Win bar is completely full, giving me the opportunity to scratch now and win up to $100.
Let's go ahead and give this a shot and see what we win.
So far looks like we're.
Gonna potentially win about eight cents.
Not, really sure how I feel about this.
To be honest with you guys.
Would you look at that? I believe we have won eight cents for roughly 30 minutes of watching videos, and the last time I hit.
Continue, I didn't actually win this.
So, let's see if it's even credited to my account.
And yeah, it appears that that was never even credited to my account, because when I go up, here, yeah, I'm not seeing an eight cent earnings, so., Actually, no, I.
Guess it's right down: here.
Earnings Tracker for Scratch and Win.
These are pending.
So maybe it takes a couple.
So, the first time around I won four cents, and the second time around I won a total of eight cents.
So that's gonna go ahead and wrap up this video.
This is how much money you can earn with surveys, online.
Overall, I would say this is an absolutely horrible way to make.
It is a great way to raise your blood pressure, though.
If you are interested, and I, do believe.
I have given my computer at least three different viruses, today, and I've signed up for a lot of junk mail.
The good news, is, I, didn't use my real email.
So, in total, for roughly two hours of work, I earned, $5.75, $5 of which was a free credit for signing, up, and 75 cents was earned by completing online surveys.
I got roped into the watching the TV to earn free, scratch-off credits, and in that entire process.
After spending, probably about 45 minutes watching clips, online, I earned 12 cents in the process.
My grand total earnings here is $5.87.
The other piece of this is I cannot request a withdrawal until I have $30.
So the truth, is, I haven't, earned any money and I wasted two hours of my life: completing surveys, online.
But, anyways guys.
That is the point of this series, for me to do the work and you just to watch a video and decide, okay, whether or not you wanna do this kinda stuff.
That's exactly what I wanna do with this series is look for different ways to make money out there and actually test them out and determine whether or not you can really make money doing these things.
So, I'm gonna do a hard pass here for online surveys as a method of making money.
Go ahead and drop me a comment down below.
If you have an idea for a follow-up video in this series of different ways of making money.
And, if you guys enjoyed this video, as I said, drop a like button, subscribe and hit that bell for notifications, and I hope to see you in the next video.
The money you get paid per survey varies based on the type, length and offer. You can make a couple of hundred dollars or a couple thousand per year, depending on your time and effort. Most online survey sites use points, which you earn by taking surveys, polls, playing trivia games or more.Can you actually get paid for doing surveys? ›
The money you get paid per survey varies based on the type, length and offer. You can make a couple of hundred dollars or a couple thousand per year, depending on your time and effort. Most online survey sites use points, which you earn by taking surveys, polls, playing trivia games or more.How do you answer surveys and get paid? ›
- Swagbucks. Swagbucks pays users to engage in online actions like taking surveys, watching media content, conducting internet searches and playing games. ...
- Opinion Outpost. ...
- Pinecone Research. ...
- Ipsos i-Say. ...
- MySurvey. ...
- American Consumer Opinion. ...
- Toluna. ...
- Inbox Dollars.
An Online Survey Taker in your area makes on average $26 per hour, or $0.48 (2%) more than the national average hourly salary of $25.48.Are surveys for money safe? ›
Yes, companies conduct market research through paid surveys. But identity thieves also use fake money-making apps to steal information from unsuspecting users. Think twice before divulging too much information. Delete your account immediately if a paid online survey site shows any of these red flags.Can you make $100 a day from surveys? ›
You can't make $100 a day answering surveys alone, but you can combine it with other ideas to reach $100 a day. Answering surveys isn't a very high paying idea, but it's a very easy way to make extra money.What are the best paid surveys legit? ›
Possibly one of the biggest sites out there. There are lots of positive reviews out there, but this is partly because Swagbucks has quite a generous referral scheme, and people want you to join, so they get paid! Swagbucks isn't just a survey site – there are plenty of other ways to earn too.
Completing paid surveys online can be a good way to make a bit of extra cash here and there, provided you have the time. Individuals who visit these sites frequently can see the money add up over time, but if you don't have a lot of time to devote, paid online surveys might not be worth it.What online surveys pay you cash? ›
- OneOpinion. Average earnings: $2.03 per hour. ...
- Survey Junkie. Average earnings: $1.57 per hour. ...
- Opinion Outpost. Average earnings: $1.50 per hour. ...
- Ipsos iSay. Average earnings: $1.01 per hour. ...
- MyPoints. Average earnings: $1.01 per hour. ...
- Swagbucks. Average earnings: $0.89 per hour. ...
- Toluna. ...
Which paid survey sites are legitimate? Online surveys are a legitimate way for brands to get consumer feedback on their products and services. Some of the best survey sites include Branded Surveys, Toluna, Swagbucks, LifePoints, OnePoll, i-Say (IPSOS), InboxPounds, PopulusLive, Opinion Outpost and Valued Opinions.
There are several websites that pay you for your opinion, such as Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and Vindale Research. These sites offer surveys on a variety of topics and pay anywhere from a few cents to a few dollars per survey.Can you make $1,000 a week from surveys? ›
Of course, you won't make $1,000 a week from surveys alone, but it's straightforward, flexible, and anyone can do it. You can realistically expect to make $1-$5 per survey, and some companies pay in points that convert to cash or gift cards, while others pay cash first.Can you make $1000 a month doing surveys? ›
The amount of time I take surveys every week varies based on my schedule. On an average week, I'll spend two to three hours taking surveys. Based on how many opportunities come my way during a certain month, I can find myself making between $500 and $1,000.Is it illegal to answer surveys for money? ›
It will only become illegal if the survey site sells your information to 3rd party entities without your consent.Why do surveys pay you? ›
Consumer feedback helps companies make more money by tweaking products and advertisements before they release them publicly. That's why companies will pay you for your time when you take a survey. The information you give them is crucial to their success.Do surveys sell your info? ›
If you sign up for any of the legit survey sites, you do not have to worry about them selling your information. But before joining a survey site, make sure it is not a scam site, as it will then, of course, be possible that they sell your information, or try to cheat you.How to make $100 a day? ›
- Provide Proofreading Services. ...
- Combine a Few Small Side Hustles. ...
- Become a Virtual Assistant. ...
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- Write and Publish an eBook. ...
- Make $100 a Day By Renting Out Your Car. ...
- Share Your Home with Airbnb Guests. ...
- Become a Freelance Writer.
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Survey Junkie, like any survey site, won't replace your full-time job; however, it is a completely legit way to make extra money in your free time. Survey Junkie is one of the oldest, most trusted survey websites. They're up front with point and time estimations, and offer a variety of cash out options.How trustworthy is Swagbucks? ›
So is Swagbucks legit? Yes, Swagbucks is legit. You can earn real money (or gift cards) on the platform by completing the tasks you choose, but don't expect to earn a second income from it.