Complete 'Get Paid To...' Offers
There are many ways in which we can try and earn a little bit of extra money to supplement our main incomes, but it helps if these other methods are flexible and have very few barriers to entry. We are looking for those opportunities which we could take up at the drop of a hat with very little cost to ourselves other than our own time.
One such opportunity is to complete ‘get paid to....’ offers from the comfort of your own home, where you’ll often need little more than a computer and perhaps a telephone.
What Exactly Are ‘Get Paid To...’ Offers?
Companies will have a wide variety of different reasons for wanting you to share your opinions about their products and services, but often these all translate into one action on your part - they need to hear from their customers. Marketing departments will want you click through and complete their surveys so that they can prove they are reaching a certain number of people and keeping their databases refreshed. It may be that a company wants to test a new survey and needs people to trial it for them. It could be that a company believes that if it offers you incentives to entice you to join up with them initially that eventually you will start paying for their service.
Most of the time what you will actually be doing is filling in a survey or form of some kind. You will be required to provide various different pieces of personal information, though clearly you should never be asked about (and therefore nor should you reveal) any specifics linked to your financial details or any other sort of confidential information, such as private medical records. In the main, companies are not interested in these specifics anyway, as your shopping habits and insurance needs are of far more commercial value to them.
Whatever the reasons, companies are now prepared to pay you to complete the above tasks and others in a similar vein. How much time this may take on your part depends on a number of factors, but you can usually pretty much dictate how many hours you want to commit to the task and thus how much money you will earn. Completing ‘get paid to...’ offers is never going to make you a fortune but it could provide that little bit extra that makes all the difference.
Where Can I Find Out About ‘Get Paid To...’ Offers?
There are many websites thrown up by a simple internet search that will claim to be able to make you money straight away by completing ‘get paid to...’ offers. However, as with any other internet transaction, you should be wary of websites that seem to be making outlandish claims about the amount you will earn or the volume of work they can provide. No reputable company will ask for an up-front fee to register with them and equally, they will not ask you for detailed personal information at this stage either. Always bear in mind that if something seems too good to be true then that’s usually the case.
You may come across ‘get paid to...’ offers in the course of your normal internet browsing - for example, LoveFilm has run promotions where you receive a £25 Amazon voucher for signing up with them and completing their registration process. Obviously they hope that you will continue to use their service and pay the monthly fee but should you not wish to do so, there is nothing to stop you cancelling after the trial period. Here, payment was not in cash but in the form of an Amazon voucher. This could well be the case with other companies as well, so always check the terms and conditions beforehand.
If you don’t have time to spend browsing the internet but are still interested in earning some money completing ‘get paid to...’ offers then there are websites that list current opportunities all in one place, offering a sort of ‘middle man’ service. You will have to register with these websites but this is often a simple process and it can make things much quicker for you in the long run to find all the surveys and forms in one place.
Here are a couple of websites to get you started, though please don’t treat this as a definitive list:
It’s well worth checking forums on financial advice websites such as MSE to see what experiences other people have had with the websites you are looking to join. One bad review doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t go ahead but if a few people have had problems then save yourself the hassle and move on to the next company on your list. Once you’ve found a few trusted sites to register with, you should be well on your way to earning a little bit of extra cash each month.