Working from home is something that many people dream, not long ago I shared that dream. After losing my job due to the recession I had a little bit of savings and a lot of bills to pay. I had a family to take care of so I had to quickly find something to get me making an income again.

I thoroughly searched for a job online, but to no avail. At one point I came across a paid survey site but I did not think a person could actually make money taking surveys, I assumed that they were scams. But after exhausting all of my other options I decided to give them a try.

I had to develop a strategy, if I did not I would not make any money. I had to ensure I increased my chances as much as I could earn extra cash from paid surveys. But when following this strategy I made a good income. So what is my strategy you ask?

The method to go about this is really rather simple, you have to make a list of surveys, calculate how much money can be made with them and complete them two or three at a time. This is not very challenging and if you perfect your method of completing surveys in the most efficient way you can it will help you realize a greater income from paid survey sites.

The lead up to the first cheque was quite suspenseful, I was still pessimistic that the sites I had been using were in fact scam survey sites. But when it came, I was very happy it was close to the amount that I had estimated and more than enough to cover my expenses. The sites that I had found were in fact legitimate survey companies offering real opportunities.

That was three years ago now, since then I have become debt free and bought a new home. I owe it all to taking online surveys and creating an efficient strategy to complete as many of them as I can. I now view losing my job as one of the best things that ever happened to me, if I had not lost it I would still be working nine to five making less money than I do now and I would still be in debt. So I can honestly say that it is true you can make money taking surveys.

Source by Barbara Brown