Paid Surveys – The Best Way To Earn Money Online Without Investing
Just do a search on Google for the phrase “earn money online without investing” and you will find tons of different opportunities. You can build a small online business, set up so-called pay-per-click campaigns, learn SEO, buy one of those ready made websites that promise you to make a lot of money… and the list goes on and on.
3 years ago I desperately needed some money to pay my rent and to pay back some of my credit card debts and that’s when I started looking around for possibilities to make money online next to my job.
Unfortunately I had several bad experiences with all those so-called “make money online” solutions. Sure, it sounded really great and irresistible. 100% guarantees were offered, big earnings were promised, but with most of those solutions I didn’t make a single cent.
I bought a ready made website for $500 that was supposed to rake in high earnings month after month. All I made were a measly $12 from Google AdSense earnings. I bought a search engine optimization course that promised quick and easy earnings – I still don’t know how this stuff is supposed to work and I didn’t even make one lousy dollar from this course.
Yes, and there were some other failures along the way until I finally discovered the world of taking paid surveys. And in my opinion that’s the only way to earn money online without any investing.
Don’t get me wrong, you won’t become a millionaire just from taking paid surveys. I came across some websites with ridiculous claims, such as: “Make $100K a month from taking online surveys – easily!” – that’s a scam and in my opinion that’s absolutely impossible.
However, you can make a nice living from paid surveys. I quit my regular job about 2 years ago – ok, I’m far from being super rich, but I have more spare time than ever before, I decide when I work, and I make a nice living.
It’s entirely up to you if you want to spend only a few hours a week taking paid online surveys to make a few hundred bucks extra or if you decide to go full time and to spend 35 hours or more per week.
At the beginning, when I decided to go full time, I was working nearly 50 hours doing paid online surveys. Sure, I was making double of my previous regular job, but don’t get me wrong – it was also hard work.
Especially at the beginning, when you don’t have much experience, it will take you much longer to do the surveys. It also takes some time to find out what are the highest paying survey companies and there are some other things you learn on your way.
Now I do a maximum of 35 hours a week and I make even more money than at the beginning when I was working ~50 hours.
Here are some of the reasons why I think paid online surveys are the best way to make money online without investing:
- They are really easy to do. No specific or technical knowledge is required.
- Most other online jobs require an initial investing to get started. With online surveys you need $0 to get going.
- Compared to other home based jobs without investing you can get started immediately. There is no specific preparation or whatever.
- You do a couple of surveys today and you get paid the same day or the day after. With most other online business opportunities you will have to wait several months until you see any money and you never know for sure if what you are doing will ever make you any money.