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April 19th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Want to earn some easy money? Whilst this isn’t going to get you rich quick, one of the easiest ways I’ve made money over the last couple of months is by completing surveys for the YouGov website.

As a member of the YouGov Panel you will be invited from time-to-time to participate in surveys on topics ranging from from politics to painkillers to pensions. Each time you take part in a survey, you will have your virtual YouGov account credited with cash amounts depending on the survey’s length, or you may be entered into a prize draw. When you reach 50 in your account, YouGov will send you a cheque for that amount.

I’ve managed to accrue $40 by spending less than 5 minutes a week filling in surveys. Like I said, it’s not a massive amount but it’s better than busting your balls trying to earn the equivalent amount of money through AdSense on your blog.

YouGov surveys are available to residents of the UK, US and the Middle East.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • Taylor // Apr 19, 2007 at 2:43 am

    Survey’s look like a relatively lucrative way to turn a few minutes into a few bucks…. If you are frustrated with adSense revenue for your blog, you might want to take a look at PayPerPost ( – its easily the best way I have found to make the most money from a blog.

  • Mike // Apr 19, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Hi Taylor,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    I’ve looked at PPP previously and the jury is still out. I don’t know why but it just doesn’t feel right.

    I guess it depends on how it’s used but I’ve recently stopped subscribing to a couple of sites because it felt like every other post was PPP and rather than enjoy my time on the site, I felt I was being sold to.

    ReviewMe is another service that I’m not 100% sold on but I keep seeing a number of my favourite bloggers raving about it so perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate my standpoint on both.

    Thanks again for stopping by.


  • Taylor // Apr 23, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    PPP is definitely worth another look – it can be unobtrusive and mesh with the flow of your existing blog posts (in fact I’d imagine thats how PPP ideally wants their sponsored posts to fit in)

  • Mike // Apr 24, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    I think the occasional PPP might well be worth doing but the danger is that your blog can end up looking like one big series of paid posts if you get too carried away.

    How often do you write PPP?