Archive | June, 2011

Paid Online Surveys

11 Jun

One of the easiest ways to earn some income on the side on the internet is to participate in paid online surveys. All is required is a bit time and patience and you too can can make as much as a South East Asian factory worker. Don’t expect to make too much, although some more lucrative opportunities may arise. Most sites begin with a few general interest surveys in order for the sites to appropriately target users.You will need to divulge information on your age, sex, marital status, income and more. You will be asked question ranging from what you search for online to what brand the blinds are in your home. Some surveys can be quite interesting while others can be extremely dull and tedious. Surveys will last anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. Topics are varied but often follow similar themes across various sites. In some cases you may answer a number of questions in a survey before being disqualified for various reasons. Different sites also offer some variations on rewards and payment, but most operate in a similar manner. Below I will mention 4 different sites I have tried. I will try and give some of my personal experiences and try and give an honest account of my impressions. I fill also discuss the benefits of the referral systems for each site so you know what benefits you can receive for referring friends or family to the sites. As I use the sites I will add updates to let you know about my progress and experiences.

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5 Jun

Welcome to my new blog: Income on the Side. First let me introduce myself. My name is Christopher and I am 32 years old. I have been married to for close to 3 years now. I went to University and after dropping out of Computer Science after 3 years I ended up with a BA majoring in Sociology with a minor in Economics. One summer I took a job at a grocery store to help pay the University bills, and after graduating I stayed with the same employer and moved up the retail ladder. I met my wife at the same company and we both work in the same job at different stores. We both are tied down by full-time jobs, but we are always looking to make a little extra income on the side. We both have a schedule which changes from week to week so we can’t commit to other jobs, but we do have blocks of time where we could be doing something else. This blog will be discussing various ways in which to make a little extra income on the side, online or in the real world. Maybe you are like us and want to make a little extra income for a summer vacation or new TV, or perhaps you are a stay-at-home parent looking to do something with your spare time. Whoever you are or whatever you want doesn’t matter. What we want to provide you is information and our experiences to help you understand what opportunities exist out there and how you can utilize them to fulfill your desires. The list of topics we will cover will be extensive. We have tried numerous things and have lots to share. I will not limit myself to any topics. If it involves earning money, saving money, getting things for free, or even personal finance, it will be fair game for this blog. Some of the things we discuss may even start out as something small and then grow to something even bigger.

The most important thing though is that we maintain our integrity and are completely honest, otherwise this blog will have no value to you. We will be as open as possible with you and tell it as we see it. We won’t tell you something in order for us to make a financial gain. I believe that over the long run dealing with people openly and honestly leads to greater gains over the long run. So if we try something out and it makes us two dollars in ten hours of work then we will tell you that, even if we could make a ten dollar referral fee. For example, this blog is an attempt for me to make some extra income on the side. What am I going to do? I don’t know. How am I going to do it? I don’t know. At this point in time this whole process is completely foreign to me. What I do promise is that whatever I learn, I will do my best to share it with you. So join me on this journey and check back often.