You learn that you can earn money on the Internet for free by taking online surveys. You decide to give it a shot. After all, you can do it in your spare time and you only have to do some clicking and typing to earn money.

So, you find a couple of legitimate survey sites, sign up to them, and take some surveys. But after a while, you realize that you are making little to no money with this opportunity. You don’t want to dismiss the opportunity just yet but you are wondering why you are having such a disappointing outcome.

Well, I’ll tell you the top reasons why you are making little to no money taking online surveys.

You Don’t Take Surveys Often Enough

If your average survey pays $3 and you are only taking 2 surveys a week. You are going to make $6 for that week. Even if you continue to take 2 surveys for the rest of the month, you are only going to earn $12 for that month.

If you are saving up for a blouse at Marshalls, then you probably earned enough to get it. But, if you are seriously trying to earn some extra cash and not just mere pennies, then you are going to have to take surveys more often.

Try to take 1-3 surveys a day. When you can handle more, increase that number to 3-5 surveys each day.

There is a chance that you will face two obstacles that prevents you from achieving your daily goals. One is not getting enough surveys. The other is not qualifying for the surveys you are invited to take.

But there are two ways to overcome these obstacles. First, fill out your profile surveys in entirety. Secondly, sign up to more surveys panels – which brings us to the next reason for earning little to no money with paid surveys.

You Don’t Belong to Enough Survey Panels

If you want to make money taking surveys, you must branch out and sign up to several different survey panels. Of course, you can make money by taking surveys with one company. But what if this company only sends out survey invitations once a week? You are not going to have a lot of opportunities to make money.

This is why it is important to sign up to many survey panels. The more survey panels you belong to, the more chances you will have to take surveys and earn money. You will also be able to create a list of survey panels that work well for you. You won’t be able to determine the best survey sites for you unless you belong to many different survey panels.

So, get RoboForm ready and start signing up to more survey panels. Evaluate them for about a month or two and ditch any panels that are not giving you positive results. Then you can concentrate on the ones that are helping you make money.

You are Not From Canada, UK, Australia, or the US

Another unfortunate reason why people don’t make as much money from taking surveys is because they reside in countries where paid survey opportunities are not prevalent. If you live in the US, UK, Canada, or Australia, you should have plenty of opportunities to get paid for your opinion since numerous market research studies are performed in these countries.

However, if you do not live in one of these countries, you will likely have a difficult time making money despite the fact that there are panels that accept members from all over the world. Simply put, there are fewer paid market research studies being performed in non-English speaking countries, so there won’t be a lot of opportunities to make money.

Now this doesn’t mean that you can’t make money but honestly, if you don’t live in one of the countries mentioned above, you would be better off trying some other method of making money online since the earning potential is a lot better in most cases.

Your Profile Is Incompatible

Now what if you have filled out all of your profiles, signed up to several survey panels, and you live in an English speaking country and you still can’t earn more than $50 a month from paid surveys? Maybe your profile isn’t well-suited to what companies are looking for.

If you are someone who is cooped up in the house all of the time, rarely does any shopping or consume media, and lives alone, your profile is probably not going to be a good fit for most studies which like to target people who spend money and consume media.

I’ve taken plenty of surveys on various topics and have also been disqualified from various surveys, so I’m a bit reluctant to think that someone has a profile that actually doesn’t get them invited to participate in many surveys.

After all, the topics and demographics vary from survey to survey so everyone should be able to qualify for surveys, right? But some people have said that after circumstances changed and they got older, they started receiving fewer survey invitations.

So, if you are doing everything else right and you are not getting many survey invitations – it may be that your profile doesn’t match with many market research studies. If this is the case, you may want to update your profiles or start thinking about another way that you can earn money online for free.

But don’t give up before you really give this opportunity a chance. Remember, when you first start off, you won’t get many invitations but as you fill out your profiles, take more surveys, and become an established member of more panels, the surveys will start to flow in. If, after a couple of months or so, this is not the case for you, then I would say it’s time to throw in the towel and move on.

If any of the above was true for you, then now you know what you need to do to turn the tables around and start earning some real money taking surveys. If you have concluded that you have to move on, then good luck on your journey to making extra money on the Internet.