I spent 6 weeks trying to make a living from taking surveys online. Let me say it did not go well. So can you really make a living answering surveys online? My answer from my personal experience is no, but wait a minute. Can you really make money online answering surveys? Yes, you absolutely can.
At the end of August I was wanting to find a way where I could stay home and work. I’m a single mother and I have a 2 year old son who is having trouble talking. So I wanted to be able to stay home to focus more on him and still be able to pay the bills.
So I went online and started researching everything I could about making money from home, online jobs and everything else I could think of. I seen a lot about taking surveys online from blogs to YouTube to Google it was everywhere. People are claiming you can make all this money answering surveys online.
That’s when I started thinking
Can you really make all this money that people are claiming you can make online just by answering surveys? I smell trolls.
So I spent the rest of the day reading and watching everything I could about doing surveys online, how much money you can make and what sites are good to use.
Here’s where my thought came in to action
The next morning I decided I was going to spend 6 weeks trying to make a living filling out surveys online. Sitting at the kitchen table with a notebook, pen, computer and cell phone I got to work.
After hours of searching for websites that are claiming you can make money from surveys or watching videos. I started writing down a couple that had good reviews and that didn’t seem like they were a complete scam.
I didn’t want all the emails going to my personal email so I made a email account just for the survey sites. Shortly after I started signing up to every website I wrote down earlier. Making my profiles and filling out all the information they needed to match me up with surveys.
After I’m thinking I needed a way to keep track of how much I was making and from what site I was making it from. Trying to make everything as easy as possible I filled the pages with dates for the next 6 weeks. As well as writing the website names down. That way at the end of the day all I had to do was fill in the amount of money I made with each site.
What websites did I use
These are some of the websites I signed up at. If you are interested in making some extra money in your spare time I do recommend these sites. I did make money from them. Just not enough to pay all the bills.
Some links contain my referral link if you are interested in signing up please feel free to use the link below.
- Inbox Dollars
- Survey Junkie
- Branded Surveys
- Product Report Card
- Opinion Outpost
- Survey Savvy
Not thinking at the moment how was I going to be able to use all these sites. So I filtered them from which one claimed to make the most money and I started with that one first.
I would sign on to the first site, which for me was Inbox Dollars. I completed every survey that was available to me until I had no more left. After all the surveys were done I would take advantage of all the opportunities Inbox Dollars would give to make even more.
I would continue to do this with all the sites. When I was out of surveys for that site I would go to the next and keep rotating through them all. There was days that I did not even visit a couple of the websites.
I did this for six days a week for six weeks straight.
After the six weeks I concluded that you can not make a living from answering surveys online.
You do have to take into consideration that it could have been the websites I was using as well as maybe companies were not looking for people like me. Those kind of things do play a huge part in what kind of surveys you qualify for.
Now you can indeed make money from answering surveys online. It may not be enough to pay all your bills but it can put some extra money in your pocket.
Below is a chart of how much money I made answering surveys online
|Week #||Dates:||Amount Made|
|1||Aug. 28 – Sept. 3||$53.74|
|2||Sept. 4 – Sept. 10||$42.76|
|3||Sept. 11 – Sept.17||$32.11|
|4||Sept. 18 – Sept. 24||$25.36|
|5||Sept. 25 – Oct. 1||$15.36|
|6||Oct. 2 – Oct. 7||$27.03|
|Total (Six Weeks)||($196.36)|
It was fun I don’t think I’ll ever be trying that again, but I still use theses sites to earn a few dollars when I’m relaxing in the tub or watching TV.
Let me know what survey sites you use and your experiences that you’ve had using them in the comments below. I’m very interested to know.