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Can You Really Make Money With Paid Surveys Online?

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Originally Posted On: Can You Really Make Money With Paid Surveys Online? | IOpenUSA


Hi dear readers, the answer is, YES YOU CAN make money with paid surveys online.

this topic is very interesting because there are many misconceptions about paid surveys, therefore.

There are lots of ways to make money online and paid surveys are one of them

One key aspect you need to be realistic about is that paid surveys are not designed to make you rich, supplement your job or be your main income source.

The overall goal of the market research industry is to help create better products and services. We explained this in this post “How Paid Surveys Work“.


 Why They Offer You a Reward for Completing an Online Survey?.

The answer is, to increase the response rate, people feel more motivated to participate when they get a reward for their effort and time.

And also are more willing to participate in future survey projects.

In my opinion, it’s the best course of action because people’s time and effort need to be rewarded accordingly.

This is a fact, surveys are designed with this in mind: the longer the survey the higher the pay.

At IOpenUSA we give rewards to our members based on the amount of time it takes to complete a survey. The time and rewards paid for each survey opportunity are clearly displayed on survey invitations and notifications so that members know what rewards they will receive for completing a survey.

From (minutes)To (minutes)Reward $020.16340.24550.32670.50890.6510111.0012131.7214151.8816182.0419202.2021232.3624252.4426273.6828304.0831355.2436366.80


Our system uses this principle: for every 10 minutes, we pay approximately 1 USD.

IOpenUSA survey invitation

The Amount Of Money You Can Make Depends Of:

  • The number of surveys available to complete in your surveys panel (this is highly related to your profile, the more complete you have it the more survey opportunities).
  •  Quantity of time you dedicate to complete the surveys.
  •  Total of surveys you complete (remember disqualifications can occur at any time).
  •  Cash reward the survey gives you (more survey sites pay between 0,50 to 5 USD per survey so opt-in by the highest paying survey when you log in ).
  • How much time it takes you to complete the surveys(Don’t rush is a bad practice and you can be disqualified (In general, you can expect most surveys to take between 5 and 15 minutes. ).


We ask James to Spent some time Doing Online Surveys to check if They Can Actually Make You Any Money

James is one of our staff cousins, This is what he said back to us :

Logged in to my IOpenUSA account and started this beautiful marathon early in the morning.

I like money, and I had an entire day with no plans, so I thought I’d spend eight hours trying to make enough cash to buy a pack of beer 😘.

Saw all the surveys available and decided to start with the ones that pay the most.

As is usual on the survey’s structure.

At the beginning of each survey you have a  test to check whether I was the right candidate for a certain survey(this is called the classification question or phase), they would ask me some personal questions, like “How many children under 18 do you care for?” and “What best describes your profession?”.

Sometimes i was disqualified right there at the beginning and others further ahead in the survey but i was able to complete most of the surveys, remember our advice in the post “How to Answer Paid Surveys“.

Every time you complete a survey you get cash added to your account, which is based on the length and importance of the survey and how relevant you are to the surveyors’ interests.

I was close to lunchtime when i reached the minimum amount needed to cash out, In fact, i was surprised with the variety of rewards available and decided to go for an amazon code to increase my Amazon gift card balance, the waiting time to get it was about 72 h.

And decided to take a pause right there and have 1 hour for lunch.

With renovated energies and a cup of coffee near me, i started the second half of my surveys taking marathon.

This one was slightly easier i think because my blood sugar was higher or is a time when most people are busy working or at schools so i was able to classify more often.

Nevertheless, I powered on, doing survey after survey after survey. It was a bit depressing. The work was silent, indolent clicking of “strongly agree” or “mostly disagree” on a slew of inconsequential questions about Netflix.

And also received some emails with survey invitations with the length and reward which i took to increase further my cash balance.

A particularly long and soul-destroying one came courtesy of Amazon Prime, a service I have never used, berating me via placid questions about why I had never used it. I peered into the bleeding red abyss of the normal person’s life, contused and flabby from Snack-a-Jack addiction and troubling e-cig reliance, and saw something good. Doing surveys all day.

Just wanted to end this charade and reap my rewards. I had done what felt like innumerable surveys and I wanted my big prize. went on my IOpenUSA profile to see how much money I had garnered.

Hey, 15 $, that’s not so bad, right? I wonder what I can do with my earnings? , should i go for a  Paypal Payment or a Gift Card, i went for the PayPal payment because i can use that money to purchase goods on eBay.

And that way i finished my adventure of eight hours taking surveys with IOpenUSA.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Being an Online Survey Taker Legit    

Yes is legit, there are a few scams but most survey sites are legit, there are a few red flags that you need to be aware of, i recommend reading my post about “What Survey Sites do you Avoid Using“.

  • How do you get the most money from a survey site?

The answer is simple, take as many surveys as you can each day, watch your email for survey invitations.

  • How can I make money with surveys fast?

This is a tricky question, to get your money fast you should research what surveys panels pay faster, what is the minimum amount of money that you can cash out example IOpenUSA Paid Online Surveys, pay starting at 10 USD which is easy to reach if you consider the number of surveys available.

  • Surveys that Pay Cash Instantly

Not all survey panels credit immediately a complete survey to your account. Why?, because a project can take easily more than 6 weeks to gather the necessary data and be presented to the third party.

If they credit you immediately a finished survey and you take out your earnings and the third party says the data is useless, they lose money.

That’s why survey panels use qualification questions, security questions, geo IP localization,etc to be sure you are paying attention to the questions.

  • How Can You Make Money With Online Surveys?

While you probably can’t make a full-time living taking online surveys, they can leverage your spare time to earn a bit of cash.

  • How Much Can You Make From Surveys?

Depends on which companies you sign up with, how many surveys you take, and which demographic you fit.

  • Can you earn with surveys for cash?

Monetary survey rewards vary from less than $1 to more than $20, though they’re usually on the lower end of that range, $1 to $5.

  • Do I need to take surveys?

You’re certainly not required to take any surveys that land in your inbox, but you can do so if you find 10 or 15 minutes where you would otherwise be checking Facebook or Tweeting.

  • What are the risks?

Some companies will sell your profile information, which can be quite personal, for profit.

  • What if I get spam emails?

A dedicated email for paid surveys is recommendable, that way you have separate personal mails from spam. Also, never, ever pay a survey company upfront.

  • How Do I Get Started With Online Surveys?

Here are the steps involved: Find a company to sign up with. Fill your profile, take surveys, get paid, don’t rush.

  • Is Online Survey Worth It?

Yes, it is, if you are consistent and take surveys in a regular manner you won’t get rich but will make enough to buy nice treats.

For example, A nurse uses her earnings to buy her scrubs online, which in the USA are not cheap, a full set could easily cost 70 USD(the top around 40 and pants around 35).

She was able to save that money from her pocket just using her surveys taking rewards that only take her some time each day to fill.

  • How Do You Get Paid?

You should research this in your initial phase, Not all surveys panels use the same rewards example IOpenUSA offer :

  1. Paypal payments(minimum 12,50 USD to cash out).
  2. Amazon Codes(only 10 USD needed).
  3. G-Codes(this is a universal code to get gif cards for a ton of retailers ex Macys, Starbucks, Walmart, home depot, etc)(10 USD only).
  4. Virtual Visa Gift Card (Also 10 USD ).



Paid surveys can be a good way to make some extra money online, You won’t get rich but i think you will love all the goods you can buy with your hard earning money(nothing in life comes free so be aware when someone tells you otherwise).

Hope that you enjoyed our post, If you do please share it and give us a review and as i always say, See you at the next one, Thanks.



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