Getting paid to take surveys requires a person to sign up with a paid survey site and complete surveys for which he qualifies. To determine a person's eligibility, most survey sites have users fill out a profile. Once the profile is filled out, the site contacts the person, usually via email, when he is eligible to complete a specific survey.Continue Reading
Most surveys take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. Once finished, the survey site rewards the participant. One way participants are compensated is with cash. The cash rewards for surveys typically range from $1 to $50, depending on the length of the survey. Some sites also reward participants with sweepstakes entries and points, which can be redeemed for prizes. As an added bonus, some survey sites offer participants a free product to try. This usually happens when a company is looking for feedback on a new product.