We've all seen the ads. They clutter the internet like nobody's business. All over the place you see advertisements and sales pages promoting paid surveys that require money down or cash upfront to get started. It doesn't make any sense to have to pay money to make money so there should never be a fee to join a legitimate paid survey site.
That's like saying if you'll give me $10.00, I'll pay you $10.00.
There's just no sense in it. The only reason that survey sites exist that require money to get started is because there are people that profit from what other people don't know.
You don't have to pay a single penny to make money with paid surveys. Legitimate opportunities to make money working for or contributing to the research of a major corporation don't require any money upfront!
Absolutely not a single nickel.
There is no need in you being taken advantage of by people promoting products that are just gimmicks. Worst of all, is that 99.999% of survey sites that charge money to get started are scams. I can't say 100% because I haven't seen every single offer that's out there. I just know how paid surveys work.
Major corporations conduct market research and public opinion polls to help collect data that is used in the manufacturing and design of products and promotional campaigns. They pay money for this information. There are websites (legit) that are set up to handle the registration of participants and to handle surveys and payments to participants. Legitimate sites usually handle the surveys for several companies all in one place. There's no sense in you paying for something that's free. Besides that, legitimate offers actually pay you - just to join.