Taking paid surveys is one of the easiest ways to make money online. In this guide, I’ll share with you all the best practices for taking paid surveys in Nigeria.
Nigerians are likely to face some problems with survey companies; some of which I’ll be explaining in this guide.
The internet is richly packed with several opportunities to make money. But, if not well guided, you may find yourself gallivanting about without fully exploiting the opportunities therein.
For starters, who might not have prior knowledge as to what online paid survey is all about, I’ll go basic.
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What is an online paid survey?
It is a form of online questionnaire participants/members complete and get rewarded for through an incentive package (cash or gift cards).
There are several survey sites on the net; however, there are a few things you must bear in mind before even thinking of registering with any of them.
Without proper care, you might end up completing surveys and not getting paid, which is something I’m sure you’d not want to experience.
What to do before registering with survey sites:
1. Check for reviews
With the number of scam sites on the internet, it’ll be wise to always check for reviews before thinking of registering with any site that uses your personal data for one reason or the other.
The good thing about the internet is that it can provide you with all the information required to avoid fake websites.
Let’s say I’m about to register with a site recommended to me by a friend. The first thing I’d do would be to Google the term “site review” or “is ‘site’ legit?”
If you can’t get sufficient information about that site, then it’s better not to register with it in the first place.
Besides checking for reviews, you must also take note of certain things. Legitimate survey sites are free to join. In other words, it is one of the ways to make money online without investment.
Bearing that in mind, if you come across any site that requires that you pay a certain amount of money register or to take surveys, then it’s highly likely to be a scam.
2. Check for payout options
There are tons of legit survey websites on the web. But unfortunately, not all of them accommodate Nigerians.
Some sites allow Nigerians to register but only payout with PayPal. And, unfortunately, PayPal does not allow Nigerians to receive money.
If you register with such a site, you will end up not being able to withdraw whatever money you earn.
PayPal is not the only payment option on the web. There are several popular alternatives to it.
The best thing to do here is to register with any survey site that pays out with other options available in Nigeria aside from PayPal.
3. Register with several survey sites
Taking paid surveys is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. But the fact remains that many Nigerian companies have yet to fully embrace the concept of paying for customers’ feedback.
Let’s take Mobrog, one of the world’s most popular survey sites, for instance. For research purposes, I opened two Mobrog accounts. One for the UK and one for Nigeria.
The UK version got survey invitations almost every day; while the Nigerian version got invitations only once in a week and sometimes once in two weeks.
Another thing I noticed was that the incentives for both countries were comparably miles apart. I’m sure you know the one with lower incentives.
All these issues pose huge limitations for anyone looking to earn more than just beer money.
As I said, it was for research purposes. It’s not permitted to have two accounts with the same site; neither is it allowed to take UK surveys while in Nigeria.
If you do that, your account will get banned and you may end up losing all you worked for.
The best way around this is to open as many accounts as possible with different websites.
4. Get a good internet connection
From my observation, most survey websites are quite large, so you need to have a good and steady internet connection.
Apart from the platforms being large, some surveys might require only a few participants. Responding to email notifications as quickly as possible will ensure that you don’t miss out.
I compiled a list of five survey sites Nigerians can make money with.
I hope this guide was able to provide all the basic information you need to get started.