Robert Fleming is a 20-year veteran of the market research industry and now serves as co-CEO of Paid Survey Update which he co-founded in 2015. He resides in Myrtle Beach with his dog Gunnar.
Paid survey sites come in many shapes and sizes, most notably in terms of how often they send invites, the various research opportunities they provide, and the rewards and compensation they offer.
If you’re all about the fast money, focus on sites that offer cash payouts. If you’re patient, look for sites that let you earn points and exchange them for gift cards or other rewards. It’ll take a bit longer, but you’ll earn more for the same effort.
If you’re pressed for time, look for paid survey sites that pay you just for searching Google or running a mobile app. You won’t make much, but it’s hard to complain about making a bit of extra spending money without much extra effort.
In the end, which sites you join is completely up to you. It really depends on what you’re willing to do and how you hope to get paid for it.