Online Money Traps

Online Money TrapsIpsos Panel –You might recognize theIpsos Panel name because they’re the same company that does most of the political polling during elections.

I’ve heard some of the top-end surveys can pay up to $95, but those are rare and can take a while to complete. Most surveys pay a buck or two and only take 10-15 minutes. Also, Ipsos rewards you with points which can then be redeemed for PayPal or gift cards to Amazon, iTunes, etc. (example: 1000 points can be redeemed for $10 PayPal).

Inbox Dollars –I’ve written about Inbox Dollars beforebecause I’ve made some easy money signing up for trial offers on their site. But, they also offer several short, daily surveys that you can take. If you take all four each day, you could earn an extra $730/year. Not too bad.

Harris Poll Online – This is another favorite because it’s run by the Nielsen company (so you know they’re legitimate). They’re also famous for contacting survey panelists for local focus groups in their area.

One of my readers was asked to participate in a focus group for 2 hours about food and she earned an easy $80! Sign up for Harris Poll Online here.

Vip Voice –This is pretty popular with readers that like the gamification behind survey taking. Vip Voice gives you points after every survey you complete which can be used to bid on auctions in their “BidLand.” Prizes include vacations, electronics, appliances, and much more.

While is free to sign up for, only some of the offers they give their members are free. Others require your credit card number or trial memberships – be careful of any offers which may cost you money.

Online PrizeRebel guides also suggest that you create an email address specifically to handle the volume of email that you will receive from the website; though the site promises not to sell any of your information to third party sources, this will protect your primary email address from being overwhelmed by advertiser offers.

You will also find online videos and websites offering a PrizeRebel hack – they claim to have ways to get into the reward site system to increase your point totals. Any members found trying to take advantage of these hacks will be kicked out of the program and their points will not be honored.

The second type of rewards site requires you to do specific actions – watch videos, answer surveys, respond to product offers and more in order to earn your compensation. This is the category PrizeRebel falls into. Both types of reward sites are legal. However, it is important to evaluate each reward site individually to see whether or not it is safe and has a respectable reputation before you do business with them.