After receiving a recent influx of invitations to "make money completing surveys" I wondered if anybody has ever profited from this enterprise. One of my team members earned 30.00 from writing a few articles on the internet, but other than that, I have yet to meet these fire breathing entrepreneurs getting rich for "their answers to whether they use 1 or 2 ply toilet tissue. Granted, I have always been a skeptic at heart. Trust but verify. But how do you verify the value of an online survey?
People are not created equal. Some individuals have generated a passive income (which is the ultimate form of wealth) completing online surveys, while the latter develop red eyes, stiff necks and tired hands. I know this, because I completed one of those "short surveys" last night. And like the morning after a hangover, backwards pants a lost shoe and a dead cell phone; the answers I seek to augmenting my income will not be found in this sector of the transnational e-conomy. Because what I've learned from this experience, is that submitting wasted time, energy and opportunity for a "chance" to win a 25.00 gift card is fruitless. And no matter how compelling the enticement, such efforts are not exactly the true path to basking in the laptop of luxury.