There are plenty of paid survey (also know as “get paid to”) sites on the internet today, but you may find it difficult searching through all of them to find out which ones are legitimate opportunites to make money. One thing you have to realize with any business opportunity is there will always be people that will want to take your money (and the same holds true with survey sites). Lets take a look at one of the better well-known survey sites like Inbox Dollars .

There are a few characteristics of this company/site that we can take away and learn from:

1. How long the company has been around

You will notice that Inbox Dollars has been around since the year 2000, so a little over 8 years now. Any company or site that has been around that long, must be doing something right.

2. It is free to join

You should never pay to join a survey site or any “get paid to” site no matter what. Most of those sites just group a bunch of survey sites together and call them their “own database” of companies, when the truth of the matter is, they charge you a fee to get access, when you could have found them using your favorite search engine.

3. Testimonials are provided

Now testimonials is a good thing, but it is not an end all, as some websites may fabricate these. In addition to the testimonials on their site, you should also do a search for the company in a search engine to find some honest feedback on them. If you do a search on this company, you will find many people offering their own proof of payments as their testimonials showing that this company has been paying them for their work, which is great!

The last thing I would suggest doing is to simply do a search on the company in a search engine with the word “scam” behind it. If you find tons of reports stating people were never paid or other incidents, then I would suggest staying away from that company.

Now if you do a search for “Inbox Dollars scam”, I notice there are some listings, but not bad listings like you may expect. There were some people saying it was not a scam and that they have been getting paid on a regular basis.

Just some simple quick research for these characteristics will help you identify true money making opportunities that are legitimate. Now these paid surveys or “get paid to” sites won’t make you rich, but they can easily make you some real extra money that you can count on.