If your goal is to make extra money online, taking online surveys is one way to accomplish it without spending any money. But how do you start? How do you avoid paid survey scams? How can you make money and not waste any time?

Let me tell you the best way to start earning extra money online taking surveys. It’s not complicated at all and if you put forth a little effort and follow the tips you are about to learn, you should have no problems earning extra cash by taking surveys.

So, here’s what you should do.

Get Prepared

First, you need to have the right mindset. If you are proceeding with this opportunity with riches in mind, you will be severely disappointed. You are not going to come anywhere near close to getting rich by taking paid surveys.

So if your mind is set on replacing your day job by taking surveys, you may want to consider some other method of making money online. What mindset should you have? Be optimistic but not gullible. And only look at this as a way to earn extra money.

If you are going into this expecting only to earn extra money, your expectations should be able to be met and you won’t be so disappointed if, in the end, this just wasn’t right for you because it won’t be right for everyone.

Now you need to some tools to make the survey taking experience a bit easier. First, create a new email account and then create a PayPal account if you don’t have one. Next, you need to install a free tool called Roboform on your computer. This nifty tool will come in handy later.

Research

You are almost prepared to start taking paid surveys. But before you are done with preparation, research must be done. What do you need to research? First, learn a bit about the industry.

At this stage, you probably have a bit of knowledge of how this opportunity works. You take surveys and get paid. But there are more things to know in order to increase your chances of success with this opportunity such as tips that can maximize your paid survey income. Then you may have some lingering questions that may not be answered. There’s also a good possibility that you are not aware of sites that you can join to earn cash taking surveys.

Which survey websites pay cash? Are they legit? Am I eligible to become a member? There’s a lot that goes into the research process but if you take your time and make sure you gather the information you need from reliable sources, you should run into very little problems when you actually start taking surveys because you will be more informed.

Join Survey Panels

During your research, you should have discovered some survey panels that you can join to earn cash. At this point, you need to start joining those panels. Remember that tool you were told to download? Get it ready because this is going to save you a bunch of time during this process. Use it to populate common fields during registration like name, address, email, phone number, etc.

Confirm Accounts and Complete Profile Surveys

You have joined some survey panels. Did you confirm your new account at the survey websites you joined? Check your email and verify all of your new registrations. This only takes a few minutes.

Once that is done, go on each site and fill out any profile surveys that are open. It will take some time to fill out profiles on every survey panel you are a member of but you will be grateful that they are filled out when you start getting survey invitations that you are qualified to take. Remember, you need to actually qualify for surveys in order to take them and make money

Take Surveys

Ready to take some surveys? At this point, you can do just that. Sometimes there may not be an opportunity to take surveys from a panel right after becoming a member but they should start coming in within a day or two. If you joined a bunch of panels, you should be able to get at least one paying survey opportunity right away but if not, be patient, they will start coming in.