3 Things for you to do before you start taking paid surveys
Taking paid surveys is a good source of earnings if you are a teenager, or student, or just simply looking for a bit of pocket-money. By signing up to one of the many survey companies you are able to complete surveys for cash or rewards, which can come in the form of vouchers or tickets or gifts. I will look at the pros and cons of this form of payment another day. Today kids want cash for all sorts of reasons, and there is no easier legitimate way than paid surveys.
Set up a PayPal account
Many companies will pay straight into a PayPal account, this is a good way to receive payments, because you are able also to buy and pay for all sorts of things, your little hearts may want directly from this account.
Once you have created your PayPal account, your earnings from completing online paid surveys can now be paid into this account, and after a short time you will see your earnings begin to quickly grow.
Some companies will start to pay you in a few days. Others will take a little bit longer, but do not become disheartened. Most companies are honest and have no intention to defraud you. Be positive and look for the good in all of your dealings with the survey maker.
As you see the payments begin to appear in your account, this will assure you that you are achieving something, and will act as a spur to continue to complete the surveys that are being sent to you. The more surveys you complete the more you will earn.
To earn at the higher end from paying surveys you really must answer truthfully and honestly any questions. If you have filled out the first survey questions truthfully and honestly, then you will not have to make things up, and it will be easy to complete the surveys, and earn money.
Having successfully completed this process you will start to receive higher value paid surveys for completion which will arrive at the email address you have given.
Set up an exclusive email address
Secondly you will need to set up another email address that you will use exclusively for your paid survey work, this is because you need to see when your surveys arrive so you can deal with them quickly. When you respond quickly and truthfully, the survey maker will start to entrust you with higher paying surveys.
Make and organise folders in your email account, to separate the different companies, types of survey, etc, so you can easily check which survey you have to do first, and rank according to time available to complete.
Remember you will receive payment so always be responsible, and act professionally and with integrity and you will be well rewarded.
Set up a Spreadsheet for budgeting
Thirdly you will need to set up a spreadsheet, to help keep track of when and what payments you have received. In the spreadsheet, you can also set financial aims and achievable goals.
Be sure to set regular reviews to make sure you are achieving your goals. If goals are not being met you must look carefully at what you are doing and make the needed changes.
This is probably the least exciting thing you will have to do, but it essential if you are going to be successful at survey taking.