There are many sites that claim you can make money simply by taking surveys. The truth is that most of these sites are scams, and ask you to put money up front. Legitimate sites are few and far between. However, there are some sites that are for real. What people must realize is that if it sounds too good to be true, it is. You will not get rich taking online surveys and it is not a sole source of income. However, it is possible to make some extra cash on the side if you find the right site.
Once you find legitimate sites that do not ask for money up front, you can sign up and periodically get surveys to take for a minimal compensation. Many of the sites that you sign up for say they will pay you handsomely, but actually end up giving you points, which can be put toward purchases of certain products. You have to accumulate a certain number of these reward points in order to purchase any of these products, which are usually not very valuable or in demand.
If you are looking to make some money working from home and taking surveys, you will need to weed through the scams and try to find two or three sites that are actually legitimate in order to actually make some money. Even then, the money is minimal. One site says they will pay you to read emails, which sounds simple. However, they only pay a cent per email that you read; that does not add up quickly. You will have to read over a hundred articles to even get a low payment of twenty dollars. Is it really worth it? You have to ask yourself that question before signing up. Sometimes it is more of a pain than anything else and not worth the money you make from it at all.
Though there are a few websites that are legitimate and will actually pay you to take their surveys. Most of these offers are scams that ask for you to put money up front in order to participate. Either that will be the case, or if they actually pay you for the surveys, they pay very little for each survey, and it is not even worth your time in the end. If you have all the time in the world, by all means, take some surveys and make a few extra bucks. However, if you are a busy person whose time is precious, it is just not worth it for you to take these surveys, and make pennies for each one. The choice is ultimately up to you, obviously, but no one is going to strike it rich by taking surveys online. It is only a supplemental income of a few dollars per survey, and sometimes not even that much. However it's the perfect past time to do if you need to make extra money.