For as long as I can remember, teenagers have always been looking for ways to earn money and get the latest cool stuff.  Thanks to the computer generation, it is now possible to do some of it right from your own home.  Paid Surveys are an avenue to do just that.  Large companies pay to have their research done, and lucky for us, the surveys now come straight to our email inboxes.  Here is how to get started.

1.  Find a free survey list. If you start looking for paid survey companies via search engine, be prepared for people to ask to you pay for a list.  You do not have to.  Find a good free site or visit large forums to get leads on where to register.

2.  Sign up for paid survey companies and research panels.  Register for as many companies as you can, and you will get more opportunities to earn.  Many research companies will allow teens as young as thirteen years old to register on their own (though most are 15-16 yrs old).  The more you register for, the greater your chances of qualifying for the surveys.

3. Reply to requests in a timely manner.  Some companies are random, others seem to give a slight preference to dedicated survey takers.  Either way, to ensure you have a chance to earn, you should respond promptly to any requests.  They only need a certain number of people for each study, if it fills up, they will not need your services.

4.  Answer Questions Honestly and With Consideration.  Some surveys will ask you the same question throughout the survey for quality control.  Market research is a serious business and if you rush through or are dishonest, you may not only find yourself booted from the survey, but your may even be booted from the panels entirely.  Be truthful and responsible and it will work out for everyone.

5.  Get Paid.  Earn cash, points, sweepstakes entries, products… whatever is available.  Payments and rewards differ from company to company, so choose whichever you like and focus on those — or just do them all!  Either way you are rewarded for your time and opinions, plus you can do it whenever you want from your own home.  You cannot beat that!

Just remember not to expect to get rich taking paid surveys and you will never be disappointed.  Anyone who tells you that you can earn thousands a month is not telling the truth.  What this will do, however, is help you earn some great extra money and prizes.  Answer answer honestly and conscientiously when taking surveys, and register for as many as you can. Soon you will find plenty of earning opportunities, right in your inbox.

If you would like to earn some extra cash, you can get your Free Paid Surveys List and complimentary money-making e-courses, or check out our survey section for teens by clicking here.