Generally, we talk about ways to make a living wage or at least one equivalent to a part time job, but today we are talking about paid surveys, and how individuals can make a bit of extra money with a bit of effort, that can pay for a few cups of coffee and bagels. Taking surveys for money is something with which many people are unfamiliar, but it is a viable option for those who would like to make small chunk of change. There are many companies which offer members paid survey opportunities, but in this entry we will be covering a specific firm, namely Survey Junkie.
Before we begin, it is important to point out that if you are going to consider joining a paid survey site that you keep one very important thing in mind: No legitimate survey company will charge you a monthly fee or charge you any kind of fee for joining, or keeping an active membership.
Survey Junkie Review
Like other legitimate paid survey companies Survey Junkie does not charge any type of fee for using their service—becoming a member is free, but does require some time to sign up and complete your profile, which is an important part of the process.
Signing up is easy; by submitting your name and email, and verifying your email address through the initial sing-up email gets you started. Once you have a verified account, the next step is to complete your profile which allows Survey Junkie to match you with current and future survey panels. The completion of the profile is very important so make sure that you review every question, and answer it as completely and accurately as possible. The more detailed your profile, the more chances you will have of being matched with a survey panel.
Once you have signed up and completed your profile Survey Junkie will begin matching you with surveys and sending you notifications through email. The only down-side with this process (and with any survey site) is that there will be a lot of emails, so you may need to set up a separate email account for this purpose only. It is also important to note that Survey Junkie does not require members to meet any kind of quota, so you can choose to join as many or as few survey panels as you like.
Similar to other paid survey sites, Survey Junkie pays its members on a monthly basis either through Paypal, or direct deposit (once the payment threshold has been met).
If you have the patience to fill out the member profile completely, and have the time to spare during your day to answer some questions then Survey Junkie is a neat way to earn enough money for a movie or two, without having to gout out of your way to do anything out of the ordinary, and best of all, you can do it on your own time.