Frequently Asked Questions

Paid Survey FAQs

Around the world, companies spend billions every year trying to convince consumers to buy their products and services. That’s a lot of money.

And while the majority of it is spent on advertising, a portion is devoted to research.

You see, understanding how people think and shop, why they buy certain products, etc ultimately helps companies improve their products and services and make THEM more money.

Knowing this, and that they won’t get our help for free, companies are willing to pay people like you and me good money – real Aussie dollars! – for our opinions, because when the dust settles they know they will come out ahead and generate even more profits for themselves.

So you see, this is no “scam”. It actually makes a lot of sense doesn’t it?

The surveys are generally intended to get your honest opinions on various topics, such as what kind of products you buy, why you choose one product over another, what you think of certain products and how much they cost, how much you spend on various products, etc.

Here are examples of a hypothetical $10 survey, and another $20 survey

Surveys are generally made up of anywhere from 20-50 questions, sometimes multiple choice and sometimes with space for you to add your personal comments, etc. In general, the more time it is expected to take to complete the survey, the more you will be compensated. Some take only 5 minutes!

Focus Groups are usually a more lengthy process – lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours or even longer. As with surveys, the compensation rises along with the participation necessary.

Just remember, you’ll always know the specifics up front and you pick the ones you like!

If you are reading this now it means you already have the Internet access and basic web browsing software that you will need to take surveys and get paid for your opinions. We do recommend, however, that you open the document on Windows.

Yes! That is probably the best part about surveys and why it’s the easiest way for the average person to make some extra cash. It’s perfect for everyone because you decide when and how much you want to “work” at any given time. You can do it at your own pace.

Have an extra 30 minutes in the morning before heading off to work? Do you have a few hours available in the afternoon while the kids are out playing? Or maybe it’s 2am and for some reason you can’t sleep? These are all perfect times to do surveys and get paid!

On the other hand, maybe you get busy with other things and don’t have any time to do surveys for a while. That’s perfectly fine! It’s not like there’s a boss breathing down your neck, or you have to worry about getting fired. You can do surveys when it’s convenient for YOU.

It’s entirely up to you. It depends on how much you work. You do have the choice to work as often or little as you wish, so in theory, the more you work, the more you’ll earn. It’s possible that you can earn over $75 per hour. Plus, here at, we’re on hand for all the support you may need.

Everything about you – where you live, whether you have a job or go to school, what kind of car you drive, whether you are single or married, etc. – makes up your personal “profile”.

And this profile is what market research companies use to match you up with the surveys and focus groups that are most applicable to you. After all, there’s no sense in wasting anyone’s time by sending you a survey about things you have no interest in or experience with.

While your “profile” is one of the most important factors that will determine the type and number of survey invitations you receive, there is no such thing as a “good” or “bad” profile. Each and every person simply has a different profile, as everyone in the world is a little different.

It doesn’t matter if you are single or married, have a job or stay at home with the kids, drive a car or ride a bike, flunked out of school or have a Master’s degree – because everyone’s opinions are valuable to the market research companies and the clients that hire them.

So the short answer is “no” – you do not need to worry about fitting a certain profile in order to get paid for your opinions. If you are 18 years of age or older, this is for you.

In the case of certain focus groups you may be paid by the hour, but generally you are paid a set amount for participating in a survey, focus group, or other opportunity.

Most companies will pay you cash, but some will give you free products, gift certificates, a chance to win bigger prizes, or “points” to be redeemed for products, cash, etc. We prefer the companies that pay cash and believe us, there’s plenty of them!

Each time you participate in a survey, focus group, or other paid opportunity, the particular company that is giving or sponsoring the opportunity will pay you directly.

These are often market research firms hired by other companies – both large and small – to do various types of market research on their behalf. That is just how the industry works.

The focus groups tend to pay cash in hand (Australian dollars) after you’ve finished in their participation group. Online surveys normally either wire you the funds directly to your bank account, send the funds via PayPal or simply send you a cheque.

When and how you’re compensated depends on the specific opportunity you participate in.

Some will pay instantly online via PayPal, others will send you a cheque in the mail, etc. Just remember, you’ll always know the exact details up front, and you pick the ones you like.

Once you get going you could have a steady stream of cash and free stuff all the time!

It’s up to you to declare your income and relevant tax. cannot offer professional advice on this subject apart from you should declare your earnings in the standard Australian tax return.

No, we’ll provide you with the necessary details on where to start. The companies we recommend do not require you to pay them anything, that’s why we use them! Remember, the fee you pay us is for our information and ongoing support.

Definitely not. If for one reason or another you can’t or don’t want to get yourself a free PayPal account, there are still plenty of survey opportunities for you to participate in.

There are only a handful of companies that only pay via PayPal, and you can simply skip these and work with the 100s of others that are happy to pay you via cheque or other means.

No, we are not a survey or market research company. What we do is provide you with information on how to succeed, which includes a list of companies who are looking for normal people with an opinion right now. The document you’ll get when you join also has a link to a partner site that lists hundreds of the best-paid survey companies and opportunities – updated regularly. This includes links directly to their online registration forms.

But that’s not all. You are also provided with tips, tricks and strategies to help you make more money and ensure you get off to a fast start, PLUS if you join our partner site as well, you’ll get special software that will help you to fill out your surveys up to 300% faster!

Basically everything is provided to help you take advantage of paid survey opportunities!

We are NOT a survey company – we do not conduct surveys ourself and we do not pay you. We simply provide you with a full list, together with all the tips and tricks of the trade to help you get started.

Absolutely not. We are completely 100% independent and geared up for Australians. There’s a lot of sites on the internet that are based in America, but we are genuine people, living in Australia, who have made this work. is an American site, are completely Australian – the companies we recommend are based in Australia.

Yes. If you don’t live in Australia, just join us in the usual fashion and we will send you details of our partner site that covers most countries in the world. Just join us HERE and we’ll get the international information to you straight away.

When we first started doing online surveys, we used a company who provided us with a lot of companies and leads. It worked really well for us which is why we recommend joining them. It is entirely optional and youdon’t have to do this, although, like we mention, it’s recommended.

We will provide you with the market research companies who we have used, who are reliable and who we recommend. If you want more, then use our partner site where you’ll have access to a huge database. Some people use them, others do not. If you want to register with them as well, it’ll cost you $34.95 USD, although we obviously can’t control their costs. A good point to consider though, is that they do provide some free software to help you register with the companies who are recommended. I’m sure you can imagine that if you enter all your personal details time after time which every single company, a handy piece of software to speed the process up is greatly appreciated!

At the moment you loaded this web page there were exactly 495 companies in the dynamic database our partner site offers (optional) – more than enough to keep you busy for as long as you want. We link you directly to their website so you can register with the ones you like and get started right away. In addition to this, we recommend 34 Australian companies in our information document, these we know are looking for people right now. However, we’re always on the lookout for additional opportunities for our members to get paid for their opinions, so this number will slowly grow over time. The database is available when you join up with our partner. Click to Join online Now

Once you sign up you can get started immediately. This is not to say you will be offered surveys or make money within an hour after joining, but there are several things you need to do in preparation of taking surveys – and you can do these things immediately upon joining us.

Some people start receiving surveys within a few of hours, but the average wait is usually at least a few days. It really depends on your “profile”, and which companies you register with.
Please keep in mind that many market research companies only send out 1-2 surveys a month. With these it will take at least a few weeks before you are entered into their system and start receiving surveys from them, depending on when you register.

So for example, if you only register with 10 programs and they all happen to only send out 1 survey a month, it will take at least a few weeks before you see any surveys. It’s crucial to register with as many as you can – you will NOT make a lot of money from any one company. If you take our advice, you’ll be introduced to 100s of companies, and the more you register with the more surveys you can take. It’s that simple. Once you get going you can do surveys every day.

Unfortunately we can’t tell you which companies are “best” for you, because it really depends on you – who you are, where you live, what you do for a living, and all of the other things that make-up your personal “profile” which is what determines the surveys you’ll be offered.

… but don’t worry, because before long you’ll know which ones are best for you. Most people end up favoring a handful of 20-30 companies that send them the “best” surveys.

What I can tell you is that I have personally registered with about 250 companies and I receive more survey invitations than I can handle. And there are a lot of people who make thousands of dollars per month from surveys and focus groups. It’s entirely up to YOU!

You are able to obtain a full refund if you chose to join our partner site, although Paid Survey ourselves do not offer refunds. Whilst many people do extremely well at this, we can’t offer refunds because we can’t actually guarantee the amount of work you will get.

Our No-Refund Policy is also due to the fact that you receive the two documents straight away and we offer unlimited support. Bear in mind that you probably only need to attend one focus group to pay for you initial outlay.

Once you’ve paid, you’ll get immediate access to the information we offer. It’s a document that has been personally written to help you get started – what to do, who to approach etc. It contains details on the leading companies who are looking for people like you and also a link to our partner site where there’s hundreds more. You can literally get started straight away.

Absolutely not – once you join, you’ll have the list of companies we recommend. It’s quick and easy to register with them and also completely free.

Less than it might be tomorrow!! We’re currently offering the document and our support for HALF PRICE!

It’s normally $79.90, which includes our 24/7 support (forever!), but if you join right now, it’ll only cost you $37.95. That’s a one-off fee for the document – there are absolutely no on-going monthly costs whatsoever.

You’re paying us for our document and on-going support.

You have three options to join – either by credit card, cheque/money order or bank transfer. CLICK HERE to join now.