Many people will say that you should never have to pay upfront for work at home programs. However, I disagree. While yes, some are scams, there are legit programs out there. What people don't realize is the time it takes to compile all the information out there. I've had much success with surveys - it's just about picking the right programs. The people that are offering survey programs have to take the time and research to compile all the information and keep it up to date. They offer thousands of companies that are looking for survey takers at once, instead of letting you search manually. The key is reviewing the site. 1. Do they have legit contact information? 2. Do they offer a money back guarantee? 3. Does their site and faq section give you a full description of how their site works?