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Making market research work for you

Making market research work for you

Companies all over the world conduct market research to find out who uses their product or service, what customers like about them and how they can improve. All sorts of brands rely on market research to find out what people think, and to get feedback from the people who matter the most – you. Companies such as SSI are vital in making this happen, by connecting the companies to their consumers.

Taking part in market research can be a fun way to have your say and to help influence the brands and products that you use regularly. You may have some great ideas on how to improve your favourite gadgets, or you may feel strongly about what you like and what you don’t like. Either way, it is possible to have a real influence on your favourite products whilst getting paid for it!

Companies such as Opinion Outpost, QuickThoughts and OpinionWorld all offer paid online surveys that can be taken at home or on the go. As well as rewarding members for their time, they connect you directly to the decision-makers that matter.

If you’re thinking of signing up, or if you’re already a member, here’s a quick guide to what to do and what not to do when earning money online through paid online surveys:

What to do:

Register with a reputable company who will take your privacy seriously, so that you don’t receive spam into your inbox. Opinion Outpost has a strict privacy policy and clearly tell members which information they do and do not share.

Be realistic. The more free paid surveys you take part in the more money and rewards you will earn. Most people fit surveys in around their lifestyle, so this is not always their main source of income. However, if you qualify for and complete more surveys you could really see your rewards piling up.

Redeem your rewards. Don’t forget to redeem your rewards – you earned them! Sites such as Opinion Outpost and OpinionWorld have a low redemption level so you can start enjoying the benefits sooner.

Refer a friend! Sharing the good news about online paid surveys helps to make peoples’ opinions heard, helps to shape the products of the future and means even more rewards!

What not to do:

Don’t sign up to a company that charges you for membership. There is no need to join a company who will charge you to take part – this is likely to be a scam. Opinion Outpost is free to join and you can take part as often or as little as you like.

Don’t fabricate answers. It may be tempting to take part in as many surveys as possible by making up answers but you are likely to be screened out of surveys, wasting your time and giving inaccurate data. Companies rely upon honest market research to assist them with future products so it’s important that they receive truthful answers.

Don’t forget your earnings may be taxable. Many people maximise their earnings by taking part in paid online surveys whilst working from home, and the rewards can really stack up. Don’t forget though that if you already have an income over the minimum threshold that your survey earnings will be taxable. Contact your solicitor or the tax office for more information.

Signing up for paid online surveys in the UK can be fun, rewarding and exciting. By sharing your opinions in paid surveys you can help to shape the products and services of the future whilst also topping up your earnings. Find out more by signing up for FREE today.

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