Feb 06

Making Money from Online Surveys – Try Before You Buy

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Online surveys, can you really make money from taking them? Simply put, yes.

I’m sure by now you’ve probably been exposed one way or another to the survey craze. It’s every where you look. You get bombarded with emails from people wanting you to join some survey program promising you big bucks. Well here’s a news flash…

You’re NOT going to get rich filling out surveys!

But, when done right you can make some money or win some prizes. The money can be good, but don’t quit your day job in hopes of making a full time living from it. Don’t fall victim to the hype of making hundreds of dollars per hour or thousands of dollars per week/month.

The right way to make some extra cash is to sign up for as many legitimate surveys as you can, participate if you qualify, then collect payment or hopefully win a prize.

Surveys can come in a variety depending on the company you sign up with. There are online surveys, surveys that pertain to watching video trailers, taste tests, product use and evaluation, and more.

Here’s the tactic:

When you sign up for surveys plan on getting a lot of emails from companies. It’s the nature of the game. I would suggest not giving out your primary email address to keep it from getting over loaded with emails.

Instead sign up for one or maybe even two free yahoo accounts. Go to http://www.yahoo.com , find where it says email, click on it and follow where it says sign up for a free email account.

Sign up for Surveys:

To really get a feel for survey taking I’ve included a sample of survey sites. Choose as many sites a you want and give it a try.

Get the free site samples here. FREE Survey Site Samples.

The surveys are based on your age, sex, hobbies and demographics. Basically all you need for filling out surveys is a little time and an opinion.

If you find you like filling out surveys and have made some money from them then I would highly recommend joining SurveyScout.

I joined SurveyScout awhile back and have actually made some money – around $75.00. Due to my other online ventures I don’t participate as much any more.

SurveyScout has a large database and the site is nice and easy to navigate.

You can join here:SurveyScout. Yes, this is an affiliate link, but it is a product I’ve actually used and profit from. In my opinon they are the best.

Give it a try. Make some money and have fun! You’ll see the fun really comes when you start collecting some checks.

If you found this article helpful please leave me a comment.

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Feb 01

Find and Profit from Year Round Garage Sales

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Are you one of those people that enjoys going to garage sales to find hidden treasure to resell on eBay?

Garage sales can yield some nice items for reselling on eBay and other online auctions. What happens when the selling season ends and you still got the itch to sell?

If you live in an area where the garage sale season runs from spring to fall, then you know that you’ll probably have to wait until next spring to start again.

Well here’s a slick method to locating year round garage sales, moving sales and even estate sales!

Most people are familiar with the website Craig’s List. Basically Craig’s List is a centralized network of online urban communities, featuring free classified advertisements (with jobs, housing, personals, for sale and much more)!

Here’s the method:

First go to Craig’s List. Click here.

You’ll see the site looks like the screen shot below. Note: This works best for people living in the United States, but if you live else where it still may be worth a shot.

Next locate the area where you live. For this example I’m using New York State.

Now locate and click on the city nearest you. For me it’s Binghamton.

In this next screen you’ll see a bunch of different categories. Locate the “for sale” category and click on the “garage sale” sub category.

Now here’s where it gets exciting. This next screen shot shows two garage sales and an estate sale that took place in January 2008! Now there were only three, but that’s better than none.

I’ve also discovered that there were several sales in December of 2007. I’m sure there will be more in February, March, and April. The cool thing is that the city of Ithaca, NY is close to me and there were a couple of winter garage/moving sales there as well.

In this last picture I clicked on the estate sale and it listed quite a few items plus it also says “too many items to list”. The fact it’s an estate sale and there are too many items to list is usually a good indication that there is very good profit potential here!

For privacy reasons I blackened out the reply ID and address of the sale. Take note though of the date: 2008-01-26.

Don’t let winter time put a damper on your garage/moving/estate sale fun.

Go ahead and give it a try! Play around on the Craig’s List website. Learn how to reply to the ads if necessary. It’s easy.

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