God bless free enterprise! There are more opportunities to earn a supplemental or even a primary income by simply offering your opinions and performing simple freelance tasks than ever, and this shows no signs of slowing down.

This means not only a fun, interesting, stress-free means of earning some nice money, but a pretty secure future, as well! You'll never be fired or laid off! Paid Surveys and other research opportunities can be viewed as entry level self-employment. You can start earning money in surefire fashion, and then branch out into internet marketing, domain investing, ebay auctioning, and many other "higher skill" endeavors.

But for now I recommend paid surveys and other paid research work. I personally make a nice income online using the methods listed above, among others. Yet I always start my day with an hour or two of surveys. I really enjoy them. My favorites are the movie trailers. I also watch a few commercials. Then I simply offer my feedback and wait for my check.

In addition to taking paid surveys, you can also Sample Products. Various companies will actually ship stuff straight to your door, postage paid, and you'll simply try it out. My most recent product sampling was three bottles of body wash. I used each one for a week, then took a survey about it. The body wash was awesome, it saved me three weeks worth of "soap money", and two weeks later I received a $15 check in the mail. I do this all the time, with all kinds of products!

One thing I've not yet done, but have decided to try, is Vehicular Advertising. In short, you place a company's advertisement on your own car and are paid $350-400 each month to do absolutely nothing more than you already do!

And then there are FOCUS GROUPS! This is where some BIG dollars can be earned. These are basically Paid Surveys conducted in a group setting, either in a real-world (office building) or online format. For just an hour or two of your time, you can expect to earn $75, $125, $175, even up to $300!

Other research opportunities available to you are Paid to Shop, Paid to Eat, Paid to Watch Movies, and More!

I hope this article has been a valuable resource for you. My Blog offers more specific insights and will point you in the right direction for getting started... or for simply gathering more info.

There's a lot of hype out there. It is my intention to serve you with sincerity and real world knowledge. I do this stuff myself. It's how I got started making money online. And it is, in my opinion, the best starting point. Will it be Your Starting Point?

Let's find out.

Best of luck to you and thanks for reading.

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Author's Bio: 

I am a Musician and Internet Entrepreneur living in Spokane, WA with my stunning wife, Dana. We are expecting our first child together (a son) in December and couldn't be more thrilled!

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