Making money taking online surveys was one of the first and most popular methods of making money using the Internet. Unfortunately, it’s now one of the areas most commonly marked by scams.
A simple Google search reveals a host of disreputable web sites trying to convince you that if you give them your money, you’ll soon be able to quit your day job! The truth is that they’ll be the ones closer to quitting their day job.
Well I want you to know that you can make money with online surveys as long as you go through legitimate market research companies. One of the companies that’s making headlines these days is NPD Online Research (npdor.com). NPD Online Research is a real market research company that requires no subscription fees or enrollments fees of any kind before they begin sending you surveys.
NPD Online Research has an unconventional way of “paying” people for completing their research surveys. Instead of the standard $1.00 – $5.00 per completed survey, NPD gives you a number of Sweepland points for every survey you complete. Sweepland is NPD’s exclusive sweepstakes website.
After you earn a certain number of Sweepland points, you can use them to enter any sweepstakes on the website. These vary anywhere from international trips to laptop computers to new furniture. In addition to the sweepstakes, you are also automatically entered to win a monthly drawing for $1000. Each survey you complete gives you another entry.
Obviously, the NPD system isn’t for those who are looking to make supplemental cash to pay bills or make extra money. But if the recent economic downturn has put a damper on your vacation or home remodel plans, then maybe NPD is for you. Every survey allows you the ability to be one step closer to getting the things you want but may not be able to afford right now.