Monday, October 31, 2011

How to make money with paid surveys protips

I just read this lens on paid surveys and it got me thinking, perhaps I should blog about it!

This is how I make money, avoid spam and still enjoy taking paid surveys.

At the paid surveys core, true paid surveys are unlike any other "get paid to" programs on the web. Y? Because the true paying websites are market research businesses that work for reputable companies, political organizations, etc. to gather information. They are not pyramids, investment opportunities, etc., they are research.

So why does the paid survey industry have such a bad name? There are a lot of sites out there that are scammers, spammers or just plain inactive. As an example. At last count, I signed up with more than 300 sites. After signing up with all of these sites, I had to weed through thousands of e-mails for supposed "surveys" and get off those lists that really were page after page of offers that wanted my credit card numbers. I had to deal with a fair amount of SPAM that suddenly began showing up. And today, I actively do surveys and get paid by 10% of them.

Unlike many other get paid to programs, most programs aren't build on downlines and referrals. Do some of them have referral programs? Sure. Some of them pay nicely, some not so well, some get you drawings for sweepstakes and most don't pay at all for referring people. Each month, I make less than $20 off referrals.

Can you make money taking surveys? Absolutely. I am to a point where I make at least $200 a month taking them. I spend about 15 minutes a day doing surveys, that averages out to $26 an hour. I think that's worth it. I have never known anyone who made $2,000 a month like some sites promise. It just doesn't happen.

Do I recommend signing up and getting involved? Absolutely. For two reasons. First, you are helping educate companies about their products. Put simply, you are making a difference. And second, the money is great too.

But, like any get paid to programs on the net, there are some things you HAVE to know.

1. The cardinal rule of taking surveys online? Never, ever pay to get a list of survey sites or to be added to a list of sites by someone else. In my opinion, I wouldn't even bother with the sites that say they will do this for free. Research the good sites, sign yourself up, individually with each of them and then you will know you are signed up and that your information is accurate.
2. Do your research. There are companies that pay handsomely for referrals but will never send you a survey yourself. I don't recommend those and I won't suggest them either. Will you see a lot of other people promoting them. Absolutely, they are making money if you sign up. But are you looking to make money for taking surveys or make money from referrals...there is a difference.
3. Fill out your profiles completely. Depending on the survey, any one of those questions could be the one they need to know to have you qualify.
4. Take sweepstakes surveys from time to time. I don't do all of the ones I get in my e-mail, but when I have a minute, I do take them. Lets those companies know you are out there and willing to be active. Even sweeps companies send out paying surveys from time to time.

If that's helpful to you, feel free to check it out. Otherwise, I am always happy to respond to private messages. If you would like to get started now you could check out this Paid Surveys site. Click Here! I hear this site is about to close membership. I hope you get an account before they do.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Title:  A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Meditation for Work Stress, Anxiety and Depressed Mood in Full-Time Workers
Authors, R. Manocha,1* D. Black,2 J. Sarris,3, 4 and C. Stough4    who are Australian researchers associated with Sydney University and the University of Melbourne
Journal/Website: Evidence based complementary and alternative medicine
Date:  Published online  June 2011
Summary/Abstract:  Objective. To assess the effect of meditation on work stress, anxiety and mood in full-time workers. Methods. 178 adult workers participated in an 8-week, 3-arm randomized controlled trial comparing a “mental silence” approach to meditation (n = 59) to a “relaxation” active control (n = 56) and a wait-list control (n = 63). Participants were assessed before and after using Psychological Strain Questionnaire (PSQ), a subscale of the larger Occupational Stress Inventory (OSI), the State component of the State/Trait Anxiety Inventory for Adults (STAI), and the depression-dejection (DD) subscale of the Profile of Mood States (POMS). Results. There was a significant improvement for the meditation group compared to both the relaxation control and the wait-list groups the PSQ (P = .026), and DD (P = .019). Conclusions. Mental silence-orientated meditation, in this case Sahaja Yoga meditation, is a safe and effective strategy for dealing with work stress and depressive feelings. The findings suggest that “thought reduction” or “mental silence” may have specific effects relevant to work stress and hence occupational health.
Comments:  The participants used a very simple form of focused meditation based on classic principles and very much like mindfulness-based methods, twice a day for 10-20 minutes.  One control group spent the same time “reflecting on the day’s events” while a third group were put on a waiting list and not told they were participants in the study.  After eight weeks, three stress measures were re-tested and there were significant differences in the reduction of stress levels in the mental silent group relative to the others.
This article suggests that even eight weeks of mental silence meditation can lower stress levels and also, interestingly, that it appears to affect psychophysiological factors as well, in that in a separate study reported by the authors the silent meditators showed lower skin temperature during meditation.  Let’s DO IT!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Whats up 99% this is 1% #ocupywallstreet

Hey the 99%,

My name is the 1%, and I hate every single one of you. All of you are poor, lazy, no-lifes who spend every second of their day complaining how the corporations keep you down. You are everything bad in the world. Honestly, have any of you ever taken a shower? I mean, I guess it's fun whining and complaining because of you made the wrong choices in life, but you all take to a whole new level. This is even worse than buying shares when they’re high.

Don't be a stranger. Just hit me with your best shot. I'm pretty much perfect. I am a CEO of a multinational conglomerate, and a multi-millionaire. What jobs have you held, other than working as a barista? I almost pay no taxes, and have a high yielding diverse stock folder (the DOW just rallied 300 points; Shit was SO cash). You are all faggots who should go home and get a job. Thanks for listening.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011