There are two important differences between paid surveys and pretty much every other “make money from home” program you’ve come across.

First, there is never an up-front cost associated with any reputable paid survey program. If you do run into a program that wants to charge you to join, vote with your mouse and leave that site immediately.

Second, while many programs do offer bonuses for referring new members, it should never be a requirement that you “recruit” people to join the program.

If you’re turned off by “network marketing” and looking for a no-cost way to make money, paid surveys are a simple, low-stress way to supplement your monthly income.

Read on to learn how to tell a legitimate paid survey program from a scam.

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