Worth Watching Week: Get paid for giving your opinion

It's Worth Watching Week at KATU - our effort to put extra money in your pocket! The Problem Solvers shows you how to make extra money just by expressing your opinion.

There are several websites like Survey Spot, My Survey and Valued Opinions that reward you for sharing your opinion on everything from beauty products to cars.

In general, they work like this:

  • You register online and give information about your family, work and hobbies.
  • Then you get invited to take surveys or do product testing, relevant to your interests.
  • For every completed survey, you either earn smalll amounts of cash or get entered in sweepstakes or earn points. If you collect enough points, you can trade them in for gift cards to places like Macy's, Amazon and Visa.
  • Some websites offer bonus points for referring friends.

You can complete the surveys on your computer. In addtion, Valued Opinions and My Survey offer mobile apps.

Experienced survey takers say that you can make about $50 to $100 each month. The key is to sign up at more than one website.

The Problem Solvers found that you're able to earn rewards faster on Valued Opinions and My Survey.

Also on My Survey, you can earn up to 250 points per survey, if you allow the company to access your web cam and record your facial responses while watching ads. While the website insists the videos are secure and only are used for research purposes, the Problem Solvers don't recommend granting access to our computer camera.

The Problem Solvers also caution against giving your real birthdate; just provide the correct year.