[Tips]Advanced Paid Survey Tips & Tricks

6. Learn the site
Every paid survey website you sign up to will be different. If you can notice the differences and take advantage of them you are already a step above everyone else.
The first step is to know what is the general target market of the website. Often just by the look and feel of the site you can guess their target market. If you notice most posters on the site forum being of a similar demographic, adjust your profile so that you can receive surveys for that demographic.

7. Use the refer-a-friend feature
Most sites have a refer-a-friend feature where the site will pay you to attract new visitors to the site. The first step is to tell your family and friends of the site. You'd be surprised how many people are willing to give paid surveys a shot.

8. Participate in paid survey communities
If you are looking for something extra to do, find paid survey communities on the Internet and participate in them. Be it forums or blogs, you'll learn a lot more about the paid survey industry, upcoming paid survey sites and might just get invited into that exclusive survey opportunity. Get started right here joining the newsletter.

9. Learn to identify and avoid scams
Internet scams are getting more and more clever these days, so it pays to identify and avoid them. The old rule 'scams will ask you for a membership fee' might not always work. Some scams are totally free to join and might not seem like a scam, that is until many honest members find out the hard way.
Some scams are easy to see. Examples here, here and here. The first one isn't actually a survey site - it simply spams your inbox with links to survey sites. The other ones charge you a membership fee - legit companies NEVER charge any fees.
Others, like A.W.Surveys don't look like a scam, but it is! Although free to join, you'll spend yourself doing nothing other than visiting spam links, supposedly paid to 'leave feedback' for those links. This combined with a ridiculously high payout level and hidden 'payment transfer' charges means you'll never see your money. Anyone promoting it is trying to take advantage of its ridiculously good referral program, which is of course fake. An entire site has been dedicated to exposing this scam - AWSurveyScam.

10. Web marketing
For those who have done everything paid surveys, but still want more, it could be an opportunity to get into web marketing. Web marketing is basically using the web to sell a product.
WARNING: Web marketing takes a lot of time and effort and at the beginning you may will see poor results.
How is this related to paid surveys? At its most basic level, the refer-a-friend feature allows you to 'advertise' the site to your friends, while also rewarding yourself. You could take this further by inviting your classmates, colleagues and other people you may not know so well. But what if you could advertise it to people from your town, your city, or... the whole Internet?!
That's the basic premise of web marketing. By leaving your referral links in places such as forums, blogs, email signatures etc people would follow the link to sign up for paid surveys, subsequently this allows you to earn money through the referral system.
Even more complicated is making a website and promoting it. Given that a simple search for 'best paid surveys' on Google can have millions of results, it takes a lot of time and effort for your result to be noticed.
Read more about web marketing here.

[Tips]Beginner Paid Survey Tips & Tricks

Here are some handy tips that will save you time and effort, and might just get you that extra survey!

1. Use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer
Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer. As survey sites often involve interactive content such as video and java content, Internet Explorer will often annoy you with 'information bars' and may not display pages properly.
Firefox displays interactive content without problems and allow you to finish the survey smoothly. Get it with the Google toolbar to block ads, instantly search, use spellcheck, autofill forms and more.

2. Set up a separate paid survey email account
You'll be receiving a lot of survey request, signup confirmations and other paid survey related emails. It is probably best to set up a separate email account so that survey requests don't intrude into your personal emails. Free email accounts like Hotmail and Gmail are excellent choices.

You will NOT receive ANY spam email if you sign up with legit paid survey sites. Be wary of signing up to unknown sites that are not listed within this site.

Be sure to confirm registration when signing up to a site.

3. Complete your profiles
Companies often have strict criteria when sending out surveys. Be sure to complete your profile pages to be selected for appropriate surveys. If you do not complete your profile you may miss out on surveys that would have been suitable for you. Profile pages are a one time effort that will ensure you have the best chances for a survey.
Profiles should be kept up to date. If you are too lazy to change it every year, at least be sure to update it if you've changed email address, home address or telephone number.

4. Stay active with your favourite sites
If you establish yourself as a frequent, active survey taker, companies are more likely to send you surveys. So if you feel you don't have the time to manage 10 different sites, try to stay active with one or two. This will ensure you get the maximum number of surveys from these sites (and faster payment).

5. Organise yourself
RoboForm is a free password manager and form filler. It's more extensive than the built in one in Internet Explorer and Firefox. You can use it to easily fill out forms when signing up to different sites. Alternatively, you can use the Firefox inbuilt password manager and the Google toolbar autofill to do the same.