Should You Sign Up for Surveys That Pay By Check?

One of the biggest benefits of taking paid online surveys is that you are assured of a quick online payment via services like PayPal®.

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Should You Sign Up for Surveys That Pay By Check?

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One of the biggest benefits of taking paid online surveys is that you are assured of a quick online payment via services like PayPal®.

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However, not all companies offer immediate PayPal® payments -- some panels still insist on mailing out payment checks every few weeks or every month. But given how outdated checks are becoming, should you even consider signing up on survey sites that only offer check payments? Read on to find out.

Benefits of Getting Paid for Surveys by Check

1. Great for international survey takers: Several countries don’t allow their residents to sign up on platforms like PayPal® because of their laws regarding electronic payments. So, if you are an international survey taker, you may find it easier to accept payments from sites that offer checks.

2. There are no fees: Many online payment platforms allow you to easily receive and deposit money but they charge you a fee for this service. These fees are usually not too high, but you have to be prepared for a part of your earnings to be deducted. Instead, when you opt for a check payment, you’ll rarely have to pay any additional fees, which means you’ll get to keep your entire earnings.

3. Check payments are like cash payments: One of the biggest benefits of accepting a check payment is that it’s not too different from receiving cash. In comparison, e-payments and gift cards have more limitations. For instance, many online payment platforms don’t allow you to withdraw your balance unless you have a bank account linked to the platform.

4. They are safe: A check is typically delivered directly to your physical address, making it harder for someone to access your payment. What’s more, you’ll need to sign to receive the check, so even if the check does reach an unintended recipient, it’s quite difficult for someone else to deposit it or cash it.

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