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Is there a secret to how to make money with paid surveys online? Do people really make money taking free paid surveys or is it all a scam? I can tell you I usually make between $75.00 and $100.00 every month from doing almost nothing. That’s right, I don’t ever fill out surveys anymore and yet I still make money from free paid survey site CashCrate. That is hardly a scam. It’s what I call passive income!

When I first started out I did fill out the surveys and that is how I got my first $10.00 payment. The best way to start on CashCrate is by doing the 100% free offers and the offers that say “register for free”. Those are usually very easy and you can fulfill the requirement by just filling out your name and email address. Once you do all of those you will probably only have to do a handful of surveys (which take a little longer), before you reach your payout threshold goal of $10.00. I got my $10.00 in about a half an hour.

The big secret to making money with Cash Crate and other free paid survey sites is not by filling out surveys. It is by referring lots of people and having them work for you. This is what most people who come to this blog looking for ways to make money via  search engines do not understand. You can make some easy money with the free paid surveys sites like Cash Crate but you need to get people to sign up under you and work for you. (If you want to see how one of the top guys gets all his referrals please go to CashCrate referrals exposed.)

The picture below shows my referrals and I have just jumped from 10% to 15% for the second level referrals. These Cash Crate second level referrals are important and I want to get a lot more of those. The only way I can get more, however, is to have the people who sign up using my link go and try to get their own referrals. That is why I am writing this post. I want you to understand that to make the easy online money with free paid surveys sites like CashCrate, you need to learn how to get your own referrals.  

If you search in Google for “CashCrate” or “Cash Crate“, you will find this blog on the second page of the search results. If you search in Google for “Cash Crate reviews“, CashCrate reviews“, or “CashCrate review” you will find this blog on the first page of the search results. I am slowly moving up the rankings for those search terms as well as others like “work at home” and “work from home“. The higher this blog gets for all those search terms, the more traffic it will get and the more referrals I will make. All of this is done with very little effort from me other than to write a post like this every now and then and do some linking with the anchor text of those search terms I want to rank for.

That is the main way this blog makes money right now. By ranking well for certain words I can get free search engine traffic and get people to click on a few ads. The longer this blog is in existence and the more effort I put into ranking well for certain words, the more money it will make. That is how I essentially do nothing (or very little) to continue to make money from CashCrate. I don’t need to bother filling out the surveys anymore.

If you want to get your own referrals, there are different ways to do it. Some people start a blog like this one and try to get people who want to work from home to sign up. Other people become active in the many “ways to make money online forums” and place their affiliate link in their signature so that every post they make can be seen by others and potentially get referrals. Others print out business cards with their referral links on them and distribute them around town. In the end, I am sure there are dozens of creative ways to get referrals for CashCrate or any other free paid survey site.

In the end, it is apparent that CahsCrate is not a scam as advertisers willingly pay money to get people to fill out survyes and give them the information they are looking for. I get a real check from Cash Crate every month and I cash it just like I would any other check. You can make money by doing the surveys but it is much easier to make money online by getting referrels and having other people do the work for you. That is the real CashCrate secret and the way to get a passive income stream going from free paid surveys.

  • 1

    I signed up on a survey site pretty recently, but haven’t really paid much attention to it since. I guess I never really thought it would be worth my time to fill out a bunch of surveys. But your referral technique makes alot of sense in how they can drive money to you without you having to do anything. I think I’ll focus on brining in referrals and see how that works out.

    Probate Attorney Directory on April 21st, 2008
  • 2

    Yeah, tha’s good point. I do that with some other survey sites, too.

    acca - work from home blog on April 22nd, 2008
  • 3

    Yes…there are many secrets to make money with the online paid surveys. The big secret to making money with Cash Crate and other free paid survey sites is not by filling out surveys but referring lots of people and having them work for you.

    addsurveys on April 29th, 2008
  • 4

    Good point I will join up under you ,but I am working on so much right now I won’t have much time. Thanks

    Ed on June 16th, 2008
  • 5

    Anything like this that can actually make you money while you sleep (obviousley after you have put the initial hard work in) can only be a good thing.

    I have Registered, thanks for posting

    address labels on July 15th, 2008
  • 6

    Will try it out. Going to join under you…hope it works for me. Thanks

    xbrainz on August 17th, 2008
  • 7

    Interesting post, I find it surprising how people are skeptical about paid surveys. It is only market research companies trying to collect data like you said. I actually spend around 10 minutes a day filling out paid surveys, and make around $120 a month, I know its not that much, but for the time it takes me its not too bad.

    Paid Surveys on September 4th, 2008
  • 8

    Great idea, I’ll give Cash Crate a chance and see if I can get any referrals. I can see the potential if you can get it to work

    Free Paid Surveys Online on November 11th, 2008
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    I also find it surprising how skeptical people are when it comes to taking surveys online. I personally take legitimate surveys online and earn about $200/month. This doesnt include the paid to sites like cash crate or others with the “fake” surveys to get you to try stuff. I mean actual marketing firms researching on behalf of companies like cell phone companies, health foods, personal products, etc. I usually get about 10-15 legitimate surveys a day and if I qualify (I actually answer the prequal questions legit)I spend about 10minutes to an hour a day.
    I got so into it that I now work for a market research firm distributing their surveys to my database and just yesterday we took a survey on a movie coming out this christmas…it paid all that qualified $4 and it only took 20minutes to complete.
    It’s definately not a get rich scheme and wont make me the next millionaire but it did make me extra pocket money to buy christmas presents this year. I think people should definately look into it I put up only the sites that have paid me which is more than you think….Good Luck and thanks for this awesome research. I am definately going to do a test trial on CashCrate and see if its up to snuff.

    Eric the Survey Beggar on December 11th, 2008
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    Eric, I think what it is is that people either want to do no work and make lots of money or they want to to do a lot of work for a lot of money. They’re not comfortable with doing moderate work for moderate money,

    John Hallwood on December 19th, 2008
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    I’ve been taking surveys for some time now and I’m going to give cash create a go. I’ve only been earning around the $150 mark per month. But I am now going to start trying to refer people now and see if that works better

    paid surveys reviews on December 30th, 2008
  • 12

    Nice amount of referrals from cashcrate, they have one of the best paid survey referral systems..

    Timon Weller on January 2nd, 2009
  • 13

    The thing about CashCrate is their superb referral system. If anyone have actually recruited enough active referral from US, CashCrate will raise up your referral rank and thus, generating you more money. ^_^

    Free Surveys For Cash on April 28th, 2009
  • 14

    Hey guys, I wanted to let you guys know that you should really try cashcrate. I made money right away.

    John on May 17th, 2009
  • 15

    I’m in LOVE with cashcrate. definitely the grandfather of all GPT sites.

    CashCrate on November 30th, 2009
  • 16

    I truly love cashcrate. i’ve made a lot of money since i’ve been there.

    Points2Shop Help Tips on December 14th, 2009