E-Governance

1.INTRODUCTION:

World economies have recognized Information Technology as an effective tool in catalysing the economic activity in efficient governance and in developing human resource. They have made significant investments in it and successfully integrated it with the development process, thereby reaping the benefits to their society. In India also, these developments have affected the industrial, education, service and Government sectors and their influence on various applications is increasingly being felt of
late.

As the era of digital economy is evolving, the concept of governance has assumed significant importance. The e-Governance has subsequently become an accepted method involving the use of Information Technology in improving transparency, providing information speedily to all citizens, improving administration efficiency and improving public services such as transportation, power, health, water, security and municipal services.

India has been harnessing the benefits provided by the Information & Communication
Technologies to provide integrated governance, reach to the citizens faster, provide efficient services and citizen empowerment through access to information. The aim is to redefine governance in the ICT age to provide Smart Governance. Several significant initiatives have been taken at the Center and the State level in this direction. At the Central level, the government has intensively promoted the use of IT in managing
its internal processes and has drawn up a 'Minimum Agenda of e-Governance'. The
Ministries / Departments have provision of 2 to 3 percent of their annual budgets to be sent on IT related activities.

The Government has empowered IT Act 2000, which provides legal status to the information and transactions carried on the net. Several State Governments have also taken
various innovative steps to promote e-Governance and have drawn up a roadmap for IT implementation and delivery of services to the citizens online. The applications that have been implemented are targeted towards providing G2B, G2C and B2C services with emphasis on use of local language.

2.DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY'S INITIATIVES:

As part of the increased stress on e-Governance, Ministry of Communications &
Information Technology, Department of Information Technology, Government of India
has set up a Center for e-Governance (CEG) at its premises – Electronics Niketan in New Delhi.The Center, first of its kind in the country,
showcases several e-Governance applications and solutions that have been successfully completed
deployed in various states and offers such other services like technical consultation, proof of concept and thematic presentations. Conducting programs for creating awareness among decision makers in the Center and State Governments and helping them in defining and
implementing process and policy changes for effective e-Governance are other important
objectives of the Center.The primary activities of the Center are:

o To showcase the best practices in the area of ​​Electronic Governance, which would
encompass technology, processes as well as public policies

Conduct programs for creating awareness among decision makers in the Central and state Governments

Demonstrate the feasibility of Electronic Governance to decision makers through
workshops, demonstration programs, video / teleconferencing, etc.

Help the Central and State Governments in refining and implementing process and policy changes

To enrich the repository of best practices through continuous interaction with subject matter experts from India and abroad.

The Center also draws upon leading companies, technical institutions and business partners in India and abroad and help initiate projects to address specific needs. The Center continues to establish strong links with similar institutions worldwide to enrich the repository of best practices through interaction and
participation.

3. SOME E-GOVERNANCE PROJECTS / APPLICATIONS OPERATIONAL ACROSS INDIA:

3.1 Bhoomi (Land Records)

Bhoomi is a self-sustainable e-governance project for the computerized delivery of 20 million rural land records to 6.7 million farmers through 177 Government owned kiosks in the Indian state of Karnataka, which has eliminated red tape and corruption in the issue of land title records , and is fast becoming the backbone for reliable IT-enabled Government services for the rural population.

3.2 Stamps Registration and Archiving (SARITA)

The Stamps and Registration Department of a State is typically one of the top revenue earners for any Government. Stamp & Registration software provides efficient government citizen interface, and also enables enhanced revenue earnings for the Stamps and Registration operation. The heart of this application consists
of the Registration and Valuation module. Other modules are the Networking and Scanning modules that enable exchange of information securely across departments, and "electronic copying" of the registered documents theby enabling returning the original document within few minutes of presentation.

3.3 Versatile Online Information for Citizen Empowerment (VOICE)

Municipalities have a challenging task of providing various kinds of citizen services.VOICE caters to these challenges through the use of state-of-the-art information technology.In addition to computerization of the day-to-day operations, VOICE also provides a powerful Community and empowers the citizen. This application ensures a quick, transparent and efficient administration at a lower operating cost
with increased revenue collections.

3.4 e-Seva

eSeva is the first-of-its-kind of service in the country, providing a wide spectrum of citizenfriendly services that save citizen the bother of running around various departments. The services provided are Payment of Utilities Bills, Registration of Birth / Death, Issue of Birth / Death certificates, Permits / Licenses, Reservations etc.
There are 35 eSeva centers (with 280 service counters) spread over the Twin Cities and
Ranga Reddy District.

3.5 Gyandoot

Gyandoot is an intranet in the tribal district of Dhar in Central India connecting rural Cybercafes catering to the everyday needs of the masses. It is a community-based, highly costeffective and financially self-reliant approach to bringing the benefits of Information Technology to the doorsteps of tribal villagers. The objective of the Gyandoot project has been to establish a community-owned, innovative and sustainable
information technology project in the most poverty stricken and tribal dominated rural
areas. The project is designed to cater to social, economic and development needs of the
villagers through an innovative G2C model.There are around 1600 villages in Dhar district and 80 information kiosks / cyber offices (Soochanalayas). Each kiosk caters to about 25 to 30 villages. The entire network of 31 kiosks covers 311 Panchayats (village committees), over 600 villages and a population of around half a million (nearly 50% of the entire district).

3.6 e-Choupal

Started by ITC's international Business Division as a cost-effective alternative supply chain system to deal directly with the farmer to buy products for exports is getting converted into a meta market for rural India. The tobacco giant
has already set up over 700 choupals covering 3,800 villages in four states

– which include Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra

Pradesh – dealing with products ranging from soya bean, coffee, aquaculture and wheat.

3.7 VidyaVahini

This portal provides the opportunity for schools, teachers and students all across the nation to express and share their creative and academic potential via the internet. The portal aims at creating such an environment by providing facilities for content development, content deployment and collaboration. Shiksha India – a
non-profit organization – is working in partnership with the Ministry of Information
Technology in the project Vidya Vahini and Ministry of Human Resources under the CLASS scheme, which aims to connect 60,000 schools (approximately 20 million students) across the country in the next five years.

3.8 Aarakshi

Aarakshi is an intranet-based system for the Jaipur City Police to facilitate FIRs, criminalsrecords, vehicle thefts, missing person's records etc. It is like a private & closed user group accessible to only authorized personnel. Its potential users are all field level officers of the city like police station, circle officers SP and even district collector.

3.9 Webciti

WebCITI (Web based Citizen-IT Interface) is an e-Governance project for building citizen-IT interface for services offered by district administration at Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab. It provides a web-based interface to citizens seeking services from district administration and provides complete workflow automation in District Commissioners office. It is information distribution system designed to facilitate public to get information about various government schemes such as eligibility criteria, procedures, contact addresses, downloadable forms etc. These include issue of certificates
such as death / birth, caste, rural area etc., licenses such as arms license, permission for
conferences / rallies etc., benefits from socioeconomic schemes etc. The information about
various schemes and procedures, status of an application etc. can be found through the web Interface available at the intranet counters at developmental block / revenue tehsil and kiosks.

3.10 Drishtee

Drishtee is a unique socio-technological effort towards creating an information backbone in Indian Villages. Drishtee is a limited limited company providing IT enabled, fee based services to villagers through community owned kiosks. It is a platform for rural networking and marketing services for enabling e-governance, education, health and allied IT based services. The services it enables include access to government programs & benefits, market related information and private information exports & transactions.

4. E-GOVERNANCE IN TAMILNADU:

Government has taken as a policy to promote e-governance initiative to
ensure transparent, speedy and responsive delivery of government services to the
citizens. E-governance initiatives were taken in major departments like Registration,
Revenue, Transport, etc. The Electronic Delivery of Services (EDS) is receiving a lot
of thrust. The payment of utility payment service charges of TNEB, Metrowater and
Chennai Corporation can be affected through the EDS centers. To promote egovernance
in the Government during 2004-05, a sum of Rs.2357.52 lakhs has
was provided in the State Budget under Part-II (new) schemes for 2004-05 of which
Rs.1836.52 lakhs is provided under Plan schemes and Rs.521 lakhs under Non-
Plan towards hardware and software for the Departments of Commercial Taxes,
Registration, Treasuries & Accounts, Survey & Settlement, BC & MBC, Town and
Country Planning & Adi-Dravida Welfare, etc.

4.1 Tamil Nadu e-governance Mission:

As part of the increased stress on e-governance, IT department is setting up
an e-governance Director exclusively to work on the Policy and Planning of
Information & Communication Technology initiatives of the Government and also to
augment the e-Governance initiatives and projects of the Government of Tamil
Nadu. As a first initiative, e-governance cell at ELCOT in the name
and style of "TN e-governance Mission", is formed which will form a part of the
Directorate later. TN e-governance Mission, from its inception has been
scouting around for the best e-governance practices world over for adoption in the
e-governance project initiatives of the Government to provide electronic delivery of
services to the citizen at a reasonable cost and for improvement of Government –
Citizen Interface.

The Tamil Nadu Government has decided to give a major push to its e-governance initiatives. Beside constituating panels at three different levels for implementation of the National e-Governance Action Plan (NeGAP), it is also planning to appoint a consultant to conduct a study and prepare an information and communication technology (ICT) roadmap for e-governance.

Beside floating a global tender for appointment of the consultant, the government has instituted a State Apex Committee (SAC) that will extend and provide policy direction to NeGAP and ensure inter-ministerial co-regulation.

There will be a State e-Governance Group (SeG) to provide overall direction, standardization and consistency through program management of e-governance initiatives of the state.

The SAC will be headed by the Chief Secretary, with Information Technology secretary as the Chief Information Officer and the Managing Director of Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) as the member secretary.

The SeG will have the Development Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Finance) as the chairman and the director of the to-be created director of e-Governance as the member secretary. The IT secretary, who will also be a member of the SeG, will have the lead role in advising the government on IT trends and also coordinating technology utilization

The deputy director general of the National Informatics Center (NIC) will also be a member of the SeG to provide technology expertise and to monitor new technologies, including evaluating their potential to use in the e-governance program.

The SeG will function as a permanent advisory body to develop and implement processes for management of programs like conflict management, audits, knowledge management, financial management, risk management, and project planning and monitoring, including institutionalizing e-governance processes and tools.

The e-governance groups will also be set up at state government department levels, with the secretary of the department concerned as the chairman, to help the departments prepare detailed project reports, business process re-engineering, change management, financial sustainability, technology expertise and manage implementation of the project.

5. SOME OF THE IMPORTANT E-GOVERNANCE PROJECTS IN TAMILNADU:

5.1 TamilNadu InfoSystem on Land Administration and Management (Tamil NILAM):

TamilNILAM is an important e-governance initiative of Government of TamilNadu. All the taluk offices in TamilNadu have been provided with computers under this program.

The major applications on these systems are,

§ Land Records
§ Old Age Pension Management
§ Certificates Management
§ Public Grievances Redressal
§ Personnal and Payroll system

At present twenty nine taluks were provided with the touch screen for the public use. The services offered by it are,

Land owners can view their own Land ownership and can also obtain a copy of Chitta Exact.

Birth and Death certificate particulars can be viewed and a copy of the certificate can also be obtained.

Old age pension details can also be maintained in it.

The welfare Scheme of the Revenue Department are explained with the details for availing these services and the benefits.

5.2 Simplified and Transparent Administration of Registration (STAR):
Simplified and Transparent Administration of Registration is a Citizen-centric application which has been implemented at 300 sub registrar office in TamilNadu. With the computerized system the issue of Encryption certificate has become quicker and easier. The documents are scanned and archived. The Data will be maintained in Tamil.

The Application software was developed by NIC TamilNadu state Unit with the active involvement of the team from Registration Department. The hardware procurement and installation has been carried out by the ELCOT.

5.3 Treasury Computerization:

The Treasury computerization is one of the earliest e-governance project developed for the Government of TamilNadu. Now the system is used in the following offices,

§ 29 District treasuries

§ 205 sub treasuries

§ 7 pay and accounts office

§ Pension Pay office, Chennai

The Daily transaction is captured in batch mode at sub treasuries and consolidated at the district treasuries. The monthly account prepared using the system by the district treasuries, pay and accounts department are submitted to the AG's office.

6. Conclusion:

Although e-government has been around since the 1990s, many developing countries have not fully reaped its benefits because they lack the key conditions for it to thrive:

· Healthy political and regulatory environments,

· Well-developed IT infrastructure, and

· A large pool of Internet users.

Skeptics believe that e-government is not an appropriate tool for low-income countries with limited technical capacity. But some developing countries, such as India, have successfully implemented e-government in certain areas, despite thiscoming.



Source by Thara Radhakrishnan

Some Useful and Realistic Ways to Get Money Online Without the Hazards of Additional Investment

Today the internet world has become vast and diverse allowing various people across the world to earn their living by just pressing a few buttons no matter where they live. It is due to this reason that the online business is flourishing over the time thus creating a highly profitable web. Individuals are now indulging themselves in making money online and with the money they can travel, spend quality time with their families or do some other useful activity if only they have the internet connection in their homes. It is also an advantage for the educated unemployed who are in search of jobs or trying for the government jobs but have failed for a long time for them it opens a new way of earning income by just sitting at home. Another best thing of earning money over the net is it is quite easy to get started as a cost effective way both for the employer and the employee.

There are several opportunities for making money online such as an individual can become a regular blogger and supply valuable contents on a daily basis so as to draw the attention of the online readers. By posting informative blogs one can not only build a group of trusted followers but make the popular websites more attracting by adding knowledge about the respective products and services thus boost up the search engine rankings. The bloggers always attract a specifically targeted group of the audience by providing free yet valuable contents such as articles, blogs, press releases, videos, images and much more which more people come to know and want to read about thus develop interest about the respective sites and wish to pay for the following services. Therefore, a loyal and dedicated blogger can enhance their standard of living by just creating great writings.

Another way of building a strong online influence is setting up one’s own YouTube channel thereby providing informative videos, reviews, travel, songs, news and other forms of entertainment so as to attract millions of audiences from different corners of the world to have a look at these channels each day as well as like and share them in social media sites thereby create a fan group. By setting up live videos on the popular search results helps to engage the targeted audiences by receiving reviews and comments especially helpful for the young generation who have a constant habit of surfing the internet in the smartphones for gaining useful information. Moreover by including ads with the videos helps the individuals to make money through the PPC management systems. Besides nowadays most people sort out extra time and work with the GPT sites by making surveys, watching informative videos, play games and do all such creative activities and thus receive payments online.

Many people who have specialized in the fields of journalism and mass media are now overwhelmed with the opportunities of online freelancing as a lucrative way of income. Even the simple skills of data entry allow for generating a source of living for those who are capable of proving their worth in how to get money online.



Source by Osemudiamen Okoh

Make Money Online With Fixya

Fixya is an online venture launched which provides solutions to customers who are facing technical problems and troubleshooting on any product. It has been growing website and has increased quite a lot of popularity. However, you can also earn money from Fixya. Fixya welcomes technical experts from all walks of life – let it be a gardening expert, car expert or a carpentry expert. If you have enough technical knowledge in your field to help out other people then Fixya provides a great opportunity to earn money online. Millions of people come to Fixya for finding solutions for product repair and consumer support.

If you are an experienced mechanic or someone who has experience in providing technical support to less capable customers then Fixya is a great way to make cash from the internet.

Initially, you have to register with Fixya and begin with answering quality solutions to problems that come up with the customers who visit the site. Occasionally you will move up in the ranks and earn a category Badge. Then you can apply to be a Premium Expert. However, in order to be a premium expert you need a minimum requirement. The first one is to provide solutions to at least 30 problems. Secondly, you must maintain an average rating of 75%. Then you can become eligible to provide premium assistance. You can make money online through the Premium Assistance plan.

In the premium assistance plan, the maximum you can earn is up to $ 5 for each problem "solved". Solved is an important aspect because your solution should help the customer genuinely.

You can also earn money by providing live chat support. You will set the price for your client to provide live chat support, however, Fixya will share 60% as commission from each successful paid chat session you provide. You only need to focus your attention on providing live chat support and Fixya will incur all payment processing and chat handling fees.

The largest advantage of Fixya is that it provides an opportunity to make money online for people around the world. This is unlike many legal money making sites that offers its plans to US residents only.



Source by Anil Garg

Legitimate Online Surveys – How to Make $2000 Per Month With Paid Surveys – No Website, No Selling

Over the past couple of years, global companies have spent millions of dollars to conduct surveys. They want to collect the opinions of their consumers. They use this data to improve their marketing strategies and ad campaigns. And it creates an opportunity for an average person to earn some real money online without doing too hard work.

So, how can you make $2000 per month legitimately with paid survey sites?

If you do a couple of things in a proper way, then you can easily make $2000 per month with paid surveys.

There are 100s of legitimate paid survey sites are available for you. They conduct surveys and offer you to get paid. So, the first thing you need to do is to find lots of legitimate paid online survey sites. You have options to find them on Google or save your time by investing a little money on any legitimate survey directory. Those directories share their legitimate survey site lists with little charges. It will be worth the money you invest because you are going to make $2000 per month.

Second thing you need to do is to create a PayPal account because most of survey sites pay only via PayPal. Also, set up a new email account for surveys.

If you join more than 200 legitimate paid survey sites, then you will receive 5 to 10 or more survey invitations daily. A typical survey offers you to get paid anywhere from $5 to $20.

Some sites also offer you to join their focus groups. You should join focus groups because you will make much money by participating in a group discussion. You may expect $50 to a few hundred dollars for each group discussion.

So, if you take 5 ten-dollar surveys each day, then you can make $50 each day and $1500 each month. Further, if you participate in 4 – 5 focus groups each month, then you can easily expect to earn extra $500 per month. Overall you can expect to earn $2000 per month from doing online surveys. But also bear in mind that your earning potential also depends upon your dedication, effort and demography.



Source by Alan Sahu

3 Simple Ways To Earn Online Money Quickly

It is very easy and simple to earn extra cash. Testimony to this are hordes of online marketing experts who earn online money in some unique ways. For instance, you can sell services or products on your website or blog. You can even advertise or promote other people’s products to earn commission.

Enumerated below are 3 unique ways of earning some quick online money.

Sign-up For Networking Marketing Business

For ages, multi-level marketing or network marketing has emerged as a proven method for doing business. the immense popularity of internet means you can easily find your prospective customers/clients. In short, in network marketing you ought to rely on a distributor network. This in turn provides you a helping hand in building up your business. In multi-level marketing you end up getting two types of earning – on sales done by the distributor as well as on sales made by yourself. The best part – every company follows its compensation model and therefore gives additional incentives to its groups. To earn online money with least efforts can’t get better than this.

Opt For Fill-Up Surveys

Today, there are several paid online surveys and joining them becomes a fun way of earning online money. In this cut-throat business scenario, a lot of businesses are coming up with online surveys. This helps them in gauging customer preferences or getting their opinions. These online surveys do offer small amount of cash or participate in unique draws where prize items are offered.

Join an Affiliate Marketing Program

FYI, this kind of program believes in rewarding their affiliate for send each customer, visitor or subscriber for referring to an online vendor or merchant. The nature of compensation given keeps varying depending upon the kind of program involved. For example, it could be pay-per-sale (usually a kind of commission), pay-per-lead or pay-per-click (also known as customer referral).

It won’t be out of context to say that cyberspace has become a good place for earning online money easily without much efforts. All that it needs is some sincerity and devotion to analyse every venture. You don’t even have to be a computer geek to accomplish this feat. Just ensure you have selected the right program or opportunity to earn online money. With some wise-thinking and hard work you can end up generating as much money as you want.

The process becomes all the more smoother only when you are aware how to do and where to go. You can always get additional insights by reading more about it on the internet.



Source by Bijoy Ranjan Dey

How to Find Legitimate Paid Online Survey Sites

There are plenty of reasons why you must be reading this article right now, and one of the most popular is that you intend to pursue paid surveys the right way the first time around – or the second, or the third. It really does not matter how many attempts you have made before. What counts is you are taking the necessary steps to succeed in this little money-making endeavor of yours.

If you are just about to sign up for a survey panel, then you should continue reading. Paid surveys, as you already know, happened in the worldwide web. As the years passed and computing technologies advanced, so did the methods of scammers and other cyber criminals. If you fall into the arms of a fake survey panel, the immediate consequences will be loss of money and waste of time and energy. This bad experience will urge to give up on this venture alike. We can not stop you from making that decision, but we can tell you that authentic paid online survey sites exist. All you really need the right steps and to follow through them faithfully.

Heed these warnings

The first thing you need to do is to ease your search by eliminating the clutters of fake panels. How do you identify them? Here are the road signs you should keep an eye on:

1. They make the best promises – These survey sites hire the writers who graduated valedictorians in high schools named 'Elegant Words for the Discreet Liar' and 'We Make Promises – You Fall for Them'. Everything they say are too ideal – a tad bit too close to dream come true for them to be authentic. We are not saying that the real panels are the ones that make no promises alike. There is a difference between good and too much.

Remember that paid surveys are not part time jobs. Answering surveys and polls will not gain you a fortune, so retreat when a panel assures you that you can.

2. They are slower than sloths – it's either that or they they cease to exist whenever you send them an inquiry through email. If you have not tried contacting them, then go to their website and do just that. Authentic survey panels respond quietly and professionally, whereas scammers tend to be slow and may remain unresponsive for days.

3. They are as transparent as pebbles – Authentic panels are not afraid to reveal their history, including the names of their founders and the address where their main office is located. Contact information is very important. They give you the opportunity to test them yourself.

Done filtering? Let's hunt

By now you should have scratched off the clutters in your list of prospects. The next we admonish you to do is to stay out of those websites that claim they have reviewed survey panels and have made the top ten among the hundreds of them that exists.

In the internet, you will never know who you can trust. Fortunately, there are alternate sites you can go to, such as those with forums and discussion boards that are discussing paid surveys. There's a bigger chance of you acquiring a reliable set of recommendations from real, concerned participant of paid surveys.

Once you have updated your list of prospects, start researching their background. Listen to the opinions of other participants, especially those that you are acquainted with, and take precaution against ropers and shills. Authentic survey panels will ever encourage you to quit your part time job by guaranteeing you a set amount of income per month.

You bought to know that is impossible because the money you will earn will land in your PayPal account after six weeks after you request for it. In fact, most legitimate survey panels nowdays post a disclaimer that you do get paid for surveys, but not always in the form of money. They can give you gift certificates, test products, and sweepstake entries instead. This is the reason why any legal panel will never charge you with a membership fee. Study the terms and conditions that they abide by and for sure you will know whenever the panel leans more on the good or bad side.



Source by Amit Kothiyaal

Legitimate Surveys for Money – Make Money Taking Online Surveys

Do you think about taking legitimate surveys for money? Taking a survey for money is easy if you work with legitimate survey sites. There are plenty of garbage sites in the internet that claim themselves as real and legitimate survey sites. I have also experienced with a few of those so-called paid survey sites and I never get paid by them.

Now, whenever I join any survey panel, I always try to figure out whether it is a legitimate site or not. And I only join when I will be satisfied by my research.

So, I’m going to talk about taking legitimate surveys for money.

How to make money with legitimate online surveys?

At first, you have to find 100 legitimate survey sites that really pay. And after that you should join all those sites within a few days. After signing up 100s of sites, you should check your email box daily and spend some time on taking paid surveys.

Well, finding 100 survey panels is a little bit hard work. But don’t worry; you can do it easily with a proper guidance.

First tip to find those survey panels is that you need to go to Google and take a search with this phrase ‘surveys + forum’. Add some other words with ‘SURVEYS’ and take a few more searches. When you have 5 – 6 forums on the topic ‘legitimate surveys for money’, then you should check those forums and find out how many survey panels fit you and available for you.

Also, go to Yahoo Answers and post a question about ‘online surveys’, you will get some good sites on your region.

I find that signing up 100s of sites is really time-consuming and a little bit hard work. But after getting some experience I know that you can decrease the time of signing up by installing form filler software like RoboForm. It is one of the best software out there that will help you while signing up survey panels. You just need to set up your email address and personal information once on RoboForm, and RoboForm will fill up signup forms of those sites with one click.

Now, you should wait for survey invitation and when you get a survey invitation via email then you should take that survey and give your views. You will earn $1 to $10 for a typical survey you complete. And it’s quite good money for a few minutes to an hour work. Remember, to earn money will legitimate surveys you must find best and legitimate survey panels.

Well, in next page you will find the best legitimate survey panel. You’ll be amazed by knowing that some people are making more than $1000 per month with that best survey site.



Source by Alan Bardar

Ways To Do Online Surveys Wrong – And How To Correct Them

Working from home has become a very lucrative fad. Thanks to the Internet, people the world over can now earn, from the comfort of their own homes. Those who have full time jobs can even augment their income, thanks to opportunities they may be able to find online. The possibilities are endless, and so are the avenues through which people can earn. Among these income-generating opportunities are paid surveys online. Answering free online surveys is not only a term to pass time with, it's also an easy way to earn.

One thing that keeps this income-generating venture from working, however, is not doing it properly. As is with anything else in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to do something. Answering paid surveys online is no exception: there is a way to do it properly, which will bring you results. The only question is how to avoid the common mistakes that people commit when venturing into free online surveys. We name a few, so you can work on avoiding these and maximize your paid survey income.

  • Mistake # 1. Not researching before jumping in. As they say, "Knowing is half the battle." And indeed, in online ventures, this is exactly the case. Because of the anonymity of the Internet, there is an increased risk of being scammed. Scammers can remain under the cloak of the Internet's anonymity, and this could pose a problem to the would-be survey-taker. Research, however, can minimize the risk of running smack dab into a survey scam, and will allow someone interested in taking paid surveys online to find the best, most reliable, and most lucrative survey opportunities available.
  • Mistake # 2. Thinking all survey companies are scams. Nothing kills a golden opportunity faster than deciding based on a hasty generalization. As we mentioned, not all survey companies are scams. Some survey websites have been around since the golden age of the Internet, and they have been paying thousands of people the world over some really good pastime money. Writing off the industry is a major mistake, because it precedes you from cashing in on what could have been a golden opportunity, taking free online surveys.
  • Mistake # 3. Trusting "too good to be true" offers. On the flipside, the fastest way to getting burned in the paid surveys online industry is being overly trusting. One saying that one does good to bear in mind, especially in the pursuit of opportunities, is that "If it's too good to be true, it probably is." Sometimes, we get taken in by the "shiny" nature of some of the opportunities that come our way, that we fail to see the red flags in what we're about to enter. Taking part in free online surveys is no different. Take note that companies need a good number of people to gather data from, so bear in mind that no company with a budget for research will be willing to pay more than what is reasonable, even for much-needed data. Even if it's a multi-million-dollar-earning company in a multi-million-dollar industry, there will still be an annual threshold to their budget. Therefore, any survey that claims to pay hundreds of dollars per day may well be one of those websites which promise is just "too good to be true," it's definitely a scam.

Working on paid surveys online definitely beats vegging out on the couch and watching TV for hours on end. In fact, free online surveys are flexible enough, that you can probably even watch TV while you're at it. Grab the opportunities that come our way, bear the points we made in mind, and you'll do great in this field!



Source by Amit Kothiyaal

Earn Quick With Paid Surveys

Paid online surveys are good deals only if you know how to navigate it towards Treasure Island instead of the Bermuda Triangle. Marketing research companies are pouring more attention to online survey panels now more than ever because of the escalating traffic of internet users. Every additional user is a possible participant, and why should not you give them what they want? It is a win-win situation, because by meeting their needs, you are rewarded with an extra income.

Getting paid to do surveys may have been the last employment you would have opted for, but now that you've hopped into the boat with us, you might as well take control and get the most out of it. The biggest question in the world of paid surveys is this: how do you do it?

There are a couple of guidelines and facts you need to keep in mind to make this endeavor of yours fruitful.

Preparation gives you the upper hand

First, you are required to have a reliable computer and a fast internet connection. How else can you access the surveys? If you are always moving around, it is easier for you if you own a mobile gadget that can pick up internet connections wherever your feet may lead you.

Second, you are admonished to create a separate email account. Survey prompts, offers, and advertisements will be flooding your inbox frequently. Save yourself from the trouble of sorting through your emails and risks of missing out on other important messages.

Further organize your survey taking by creating folders based on priority. Ask yourself which surveys benefit you more and contain them in a single folder. There is also the possibility that your spam folder will be packed instead of your inbox. To avoid this, register the email addresses of the survey panels you joined. Some spam folders delete the messages in it after a certain amount of days. You would not want to miss a good survey opportunity simply because the survey prompts were mistaken for threats.

Requirements first

You can not just come and go from one survey site to another. Panel hopping will get you now; you have to play this strategically. Once you have the list of panels you want to join, sign up with them to become a member. Completing your profile is the most significant step you have to accomplish yet. Fill-in the information honestly, there is no need to be suspicious when you see questions regarding your occupation, your health, your family, and the like.

Surveyors need as much of these information about you as possible for them to identify your proper demographic and therefore send you surveys you are qualified to answer. Without this, both you and the surveyors will be having a difficult time making paid surveys work. The data collected by survey panels are used to improve the products and services of various international companies. It is vital that they acquire only credit information. Continually update your profile whenever you experience things like health issues, employment concerns, and family problems and other relative mattes. The more detailed and interesting your profile is, the greater the chances of you qualifying for more surveys. Check your inbox often and stay active in the panels you've joined.

Diligent Participation

It will take time, practice, and patience before you can really get the hang of paid surveys. When you do, however, it will be easy to earn the money you need. You would already have mastered the pointing system of the panels you chose to prioritize, and building those points to the redeemable amount would be a stroll in the park. It is also with the extra push of perseverance that you can be patient in receiving your income. They typically arrive at your PayPal account four to six weeks after you've made the request to redeem them. Do not mope around during that time. Take more surveys! By the time you receive the money, you'd be expecting another to roll your way.

Through proper navigation, even the art of obtaining gift certificates and sweepstake entries will become second-nature to you. Stop perceiving those extra benefits as nuisances. They do not hinder you, but rather they make your experience better. Paid surveys are for the diligent participant and not for the lazy boned.



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Cost-free Study Web pages That Pay By means of PayPal

Web is entire of study prospects and there are loads of no cost survey web sites that pay back as a result of PayPal. Obtaining money by PayPal is the best part of any study chance, since PayPal is acknowledged in more than 190 nations and in most international locations persons can withdraw their PayPal revenue into their neighborhood currencies.

Properly, here are the major 4 cost-free study web pages that shell out through PayPal.

# 1. Study Head – If you are on the lookout for a substantial paying out survey internet site, then SurveyHead will be a very good alternative for you. When you join SurveyHead, you will get instant $5 sign up bonus. Another good position of SurveyHead is you will also make dollars for finishing your profile surveys. Usually, other study panels do not spend for completing profile surveys, but SurveyHead pays. Its minimum amount payout sum is just $25 and it lets PayPal as its payment approach. You can also receive payment as amazon.com gift certification and VISA present cards.

# 2. Brand Institute – Really, Model Institute is a great survey panel if your career is associated to health-related and drug industries. Nonetheless, other people today are allowed to choose its compensated surveys, but they have not lots of survey chances out there. Nicely, the superior stage is it provides some significant shelling out surveys for each member. A standard study of Brand Institute pays involving $10 and $30, and sometime it also gives some higher having to pay surveys. Minimum payout threshold is just $25 and you can request your payment to be despatched by way of PayPal.

# 3 Planet Pulse – World Pulse is operating with hundreds of groups of Asia and Center East location. A standard Earth Pulse study is wherever amongst $1 and $5. Earth Pulse runs stage system you will gain points each time you entire a study. Properly, its 100 details are equal to $1, and when you have 2500 World Pulse details, you can ask for your payment. World Pulse allows PayPal payment strategy.

# 4. SpiderMetrix – SpiderMetrix is an Australian centered paid out survey panel, but it open up for throughout the world folks. In my knowledge, its surveys are not far too long, and you can full them inside a couple minutes. Also, it has a superior referral software. You can make a lot more added income by referring your close friends and other people today to this web-site. Its minimum amount payout quantity is a little superior that is $50. And its only payment process is PayPal.

These are the major free of charge study web sites that pay back by means of PayPal, and also they are absolutely free of charge-to-join web pages. But ahead of joining any of these sites, you need to set up a individual e mail account specifically for surveys. It will assistance you to obtain and just take on-line surveys. Perfectly, by for the greatest totally free survey web page is waiting for you in the future web site. You may be shocked by being aware of that some men and women are producing additional than $1000 for each thirty day period with that finest survey website.



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