View Full Version : Can anyone tell me if the online survey for money thing is legit?
07-21-2003, 01:01 PM
Here's my situation: My internship will only last another week. I have a long term job starting at the end of August. I'm looking into temp agencies for the interim period of about 3 weeks, but the problem is I have to go in and interview, which means taking off work. Which I can't afford. The other option is to wait until my internship is over, then inverview, which means not working those days, which I can't afford. While searching for jobs online I came across this link: http://www.paidsurveysonline.com/index.php
It costs $32 to register, then you supposedly get paid to do surveys online. Has anyone ever done this? Can you tell me 1) if it's legit and 2) if I can make enough money doing this to pay my rent in September?
Thanks, any input is appreciated. Oh, and if anyone is looking for a smart, motivated, temporary secretary or office clerk in Houston for the next 3 or 4 weeks, let me know.
07-21-2003, 01:07 PM
I'd say there's 99.9% chance that you and your $32 would be soon departed.....I could be wrong, of course.
07-21-2003, 01:08 PM
I wouldn't do it. It isn't work the risk. I don't know if a site like epinions.com would have something on them...
07-21-2003, 01:14 PM
What I've always heard is that if you have to pay money to get a job, it's suspicious. I'd think that's even more true online -- the site could be run by an opportunistic fourteen-year old or something.
07-21-2003, 01:19 PM
Well. There is a legit paid-opinion site, and I am a member. But I would hardly try to pay your rent with it. I've made exactly US$15 in the last twelve months.
For more info: www.acop.com
07-21-2003, 01:38 PM
Ick. I thought so--having to pay them made me suspicious. I was just grasping at straws. Seriously--I can't actively job hunt while I'm at work, and by the time I get home all the temp agencies are closed. UGH!! When the hell am I supposed to find a job? I can wait tables if I absolutely have to (I have a history with a restaurant here, and I'm pretty sure they'll hire me temporarily), but that's a last resort.
Thanks for the input so far--more is definitely welcome.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
07-21-2003, 11:38 PM
Yes, I signed up for a paid for surveys thing too. I didn't have to pay any money to do it though. After six months of being a member, they finally sent me a survey that they said I qualified for, but I was no longer interested.
I did have a nice hobby as a mystery shopper for a while. I applied online and was accepted. Then I had to write qualifying tests to ensure that I knew the correct way to evaluate each establishment. They posted establishment locations, I signed up for them, evaluated them, then got paid an hourly wage plus expenses.
I learned that the fast food places are not so much fun. They only paid half an hour, and reimbursed expenses for the little meal. I did a nice restaurant once though that was heavenly. Got paid an hour's wages, then was reimbursed the entire $72 bill for meals, appetizers, desserts, and drinks for me and my husband.
My husband refused to call it a job. He says I spent more on gas than what I was getting paid. But the free meals were cool.
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