If you have some spare time and are looking for ways to make a little extra money, you could try filling out surveys for money. With survey companies paying out millions of dollars to users each year, itâs a legitimate way to earn an income online.
Or is it? Thereâs a natural skepticism whenever this topic is brought up in personal finance circles, and for good reason. For starters, far too many people have been burned by the claims of âscammyâ survey sites in the past, walking away with nothing more than a whole lot of wasted time. And, letâs face it, youâre never going to get rich filling out online surveys. Forget rich, youâre going to struggle just to get to minimum wage.
So why even bother? Survey sites are definitely not for everyone, yet they remain very popular. If you stick to the most reputable ones, there is money to be made. Weâre not talking rent-erasing money, but it might cover the cost of your monthly Netflix subscription, or subsidize your coffee habit, which for some people is worth the effort.