Mocksville, NC-- Companies are dying to know how they can better market their products. Turns out, they'll pay not only you, but your kids too!
News 2's Liz Crawford talked with a mom and daughter from Mocksville who've been doing this for years.
"They'll ask her questions about which shows she likes the best and which movies she likes the best and she did a survey where they picked the DVD cover for Igor a few years ago so she got to chose what she thought was the best cover for the DVD", said Kimberly Campbell, who started taking online surveys a couple years ago for rewards and cash.
A 7-year-old making money may sound a little extreme. However the surveys require that a parent or guardian register their child.
Kimberly Campbell tells us she must fill out some demographic information beforehand. When it comes to her 7-year-old daughter, Kayleigh, it's been a good experience. Campbell said Kayleigh enjoys filling out the surveys and she's earning her family points.
Kayleigh told News 2 that she likes to offer her opinion and earn points towards a gas card so her family can take their vacation. Her mom thinks it's an early lesson in earning money.
One popular website is Kidzeyes.com. It's dedicated strictly to kids' surveys. The other one is Teenseyes.com for teenagers. The owner of the company told News 2's Liz Crawford that they have more than 40,000 kids and teens registered on their websites to take surveys. They offer rewards for every survey the kids participate in, some redeemable for cash. The owner says they always make sure parents are copied on every communication they send to their children.
Kimberly Campbell said that she's made a couple hundred dollars since she and her daughter started participating in surveys on various websites on top of gas and giftcards.
Campbell suggested Surveypolice.com which lists the top surveys that pay the most and have the best customer service. Her favorite is mypoints.com which can combine points for other online shopping habits.
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