Friday, May 26, 2017
There are thousands upon thousands of claims that people can make money doing surveys. However, there are also thousands upon thousands of claims that they are a complete scam and a waste of time. Therefore, the question to be asked is, which claims are true and which claims are false? The answer will be revealed during this article review in addition to if they are a Scam or Not.
Most paid survey websites are totally free to join and participate. Legitimate ones will never require you to spend any money. There is absolutely no limit to how many you can join. However, there is, sometimes, a limit to how many surveys you can take each day with one particular site. Therefore, joining a few of them isn't a bad idea!
Generally speaking, paid surveys websites offer surveys in which take around 10-20 minutes to complete but some require around 30 minutes while others only require around 5 minutes. Some also offer Focus Groups in which could take around 1-3 hours to complete but the payouts for those are generally higher.
To keep it simple, usually the longer it takes to complete a survey or focus group, the higher the payout is once completed!
The questions asked by companies are hard to pin-point because honestly, they can be all over the place. They ask a wide variety of questions, listed below are a few commonly asked survey questions.
1. Products/Services Opinion - In this case, you will be asked questions relating to a specific product or service that you have claimed to experience. For example, if you have tried Red Bull Energy Drink, they may ask you your opinion on the taste, texture, price, how much you like the look of the can itself in which the drink is in, and many other related questions.
2. Art Related Topics - Have you gotten the chance to hear "Hello" by Adele yet? If you have, there could be a survey asking how you felt about the song. What are your thoughts on the lyrics, the studio quality, the instrumental, and many more. How did you feel about the song when you first heard it. Did it make you feel sad, happy, angry, scared(for whatever reason), and so forth.
3. Questions About... surveys - Partially a joke, but also likely to possibly come up one day if you take enough of them. They may ask you how you feel about taking them. How do you feel about the length of time it takes to complete them? Are they too long or too short? Have you been able to make the amount of income you were expecting? Is the income you are making satisfying?
Now that we have some information about surveys themselves and the types you may be taking, let's move on to the fun stuff! Can you actually make money taking surveys? If so, how much money should you expect to make?
Money, Money, Money!
So the second most important question is can you actually make money taking surveys? The answer is, yes as long as they are legitimate!
Keep in mind, some are certainly scams, so beware! However, there are plenty others that legitimately will pay you money. I have created an article awhile back explaining a few legitimate paid survey websites as well as some that are complete scams. So, for the ones that are legitimate and actually do pay people for completion, how much money can you expect to make?
Generally, payouts range from $1 to around $80 per completed survey. For Focus Group types, this payout could range to around $100 or more but as mentioned before, take much more time to complete than regular surveys. Payouts differ, therefore, I cannot give you an exact number of payouts you can earn.
However, legitimate paid survey websites will inform you on how much money the payouts are for each before you even begin. Once again, the golden rule is, the more extensive and the longer it takes to complete, generally has a higher payout!
How To Get Paid?
Now that we know we can actually make money, I will now discuss briefly how you will be getting compensated. There are several different types of payouts, I will go over a few.
1. Points - Some companies have payouts in the form of points. With this payout, you have a few options to choose from. You can get actual physical money, you can use the points towards an item such as a brand new Xbox 360, or you can choose to spend your points on a raffle ticket type of thing for the chance to win something awesome like a brand new Nissan Versa.
2. PayPal - Companies are starting to change to this method of payout. PayPal payouts are becoming the new norm when it comes to compensation. Why? Because it's easy and direct. You could take 5 surveys in one day and see your payout totaled at the end of the week enter your PayPal account. Then simply take that money and transfer it to your bank and boom!
3. Check - Some companies, however, pay by check. They generally do this on a monthly basis. Generally speaking, they require some type of minimum earning before you will receive your check such as $50.00. Most companies that have payouts this way have a set date each month for sending out checks. So, as soon as you take enough surveys to earn $50.00, they will send you your check of $50.00 or more on that specific day each month, such as on the 7th of each month.
Are Paid-Surveys A Scam?
To keep it simple, no! I mentioned this before, some paid survey websites are in fact a scam. However, there are plenty that are not! There are several that will actually pay you and have paid those involved for years and years so far, and those that do this for an income stream are pretty satisfied with their results, generally speaking of course.
To learn more about get paid to take surveys, click here.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
For those who find the original book, The Primal Blueprint daunting, author Mark Sisson has provided this guidebook for a 21-Day Total Body Transformation. Like many books on this topic the Christian must glean the useful and ignore the evolutionary rationale. Key concepts of the plan include: the ability to reprogram genes, finding clues in the habits of the original "hunter-gathers," our bodies prefer to burn fat over carbohydrates, 80% of body composition is determined by what one eats, grains are not necessary, saturated fat and cholesterol are not unhealthy, exercise is ineffective for weight management and maximum fitness requires high intensity workouts, but minimal time.
While understanding the key concepts is helpful, Action Items are more practical.
1. Eliminate SAD (Standard American Diet) foods.
2. Shop, cook and dine "primally"
3. Make the healthiest choices for all types of food.
4. Exercise "primally - move, lift and sprint.
5. Slow your life down.
There are many similarities between this book and the one I previously reviewed on "Naked Foods". However, this book covers a broader spectrum - not just food and drink - but exercise and lifestyle changes. I have read from different sources that new research indicates that shorter, more intense exercise is more effective than longer, less intensive times. Therefore, the message from this book is to avoid the extremes of chronic exercise (too long, too hard, too frequent) and the sedentary lifestyle. Sisson also addresses poor sleeping habits affecting health.
Purging SAD (Standard American Diet) Foods from your house makes it easier to eat "primally", but that only works if everyone in the family eats "primally" as well. Eating "primally" means eliminating processed, sweetened beverages, grains, prepared condiments, processed dairy products, fast foods, farmed fish, legumes, prepackaged meats, processed foods, and sweets. Sisson has prepared his own food spectrum pyramid - on the base you will find Meat, Fish, Fowl, Eggs, next level up is vegetables, then the next level is healthy fats, then moderation foods (fruits, high fat dairy, starchy tubers, wild rice, nuts, seeds, nut butters) and finally herbs, extracts, spices, dark chocolate and supplements.
Important parts of the books include: descriptions and photos of exercises as well as recipes. However, for someone who is transforming her whole family to live in this way, the day-by day 21-day guide, telling you when to buy these things, and when to purge your kitchen and when to begin these exercises, this book is invaluable.
Now for some ideas that I thought interesting: Regarding achieving better sleep, one should establish an evening routine to wind down - using yellow lights or glasses with yellow lenses, eliminate digital stimulation during this time and taking a leisurely stroll. Sisson makes the case that by purchasing more expensive organic foods, you can save much more in health care costs. He recommends that you strive for 100%, but given the stresses and distractions of life you should accept 80% compliance. For those of us who lead sedentary lifestyles, Sisson also encourages us to take breaks to walk around between sessions of work that requires us to sit down for long periods. He even recommends setting up a workstation that allows for times of standing up.
One thing I found odd or out-of-place was Sisson's recommendation to purchase pre-cooked bacon from Costco and microwave it before adding to a breakfast omelet. That provides yet another topic of importance to health. All in all, I found this a good read and helpful for anyone wanting to improve their diet and lifestyle. For most of us who still have more to do, we need to start where we are and move toward a healthier lifestyle.
Source: Organic 7-Day Total Body Reboot
Monday, April 3, 2017
"I just can't train without taking... " - famous preceding words from athletes scattered throughout all sports and specialties who see and feel the benefits of taking pre-workout supplements before training and competing.
Some pre-workout supplements are the most novel and innovative products you'll find in the performance-enhancing landscape. Conversely, some aren't so novel. From simple caffeine-dense stimulants and amphetamine-like highs to the parasthesia or "tingles" felt when your supplement contains beta-alanine, one thing pre-workout supplements do have in common, is that they are all designed to ensure that you feel them "working".
But what exactly is working inside that mysterious powder? More importantly, what is it that you want from your pre-workout supplement?
If you're a strength athlete and tonight's training is focused on moving the heaviest weights in the gym, then you're probably on the search for a stimulant-based pre-workout. Products like Jack3d and Mesomorph have been popular choices of late, but consumers must be cautious when purchasing products containing 1-3 DMAA due to its nationwide ban from shelves (the details of this ban have been blurred by retailers but ultimately the benefits of this product were strongly outweighed by its associated risks).
If you're looking for size, be it temporary or long-lasting, you will want to invest in testing your response to a high-quality vasodilatory supplement. The jury is still (very) out on many of the new 'forms' of arginine and citrulline (the amino acid substrates which feed the nitric-oxide synthase-induced vasodilation in these products), and there is no legitimate reason to look for something 'bigger' than arginine-alpha ketoglutarate (AAKG). There likely isn't a better product currently in existence using the arginine compound as its backbone and you can trust that if you respond to AAKG, you'll want to stick with it. There is the unfortunate reality of the fact that not all athletes respond to arginine in the same fashion. This is an issue that has clouded many facets of research into the amino acid's use as an ergogenic aid and even as a cardiotherapeutic. Nonetheless, if you are a responder you will know once you've tried it and a more pronounced peripheral vascularity and a deeper 'flushed' feeling indicates its effective widening of blood vessels and (theoretically) an increased supply of the nutrients your muscles need during exercise.
If you're a fighter, crossfitter or training for mixed endurance then you'll likely be looking at solutions to enhance your work volume. This is more complicated than just aggressively generating a force once. Metabolic substrates that are used by your cells during anaerobic exercise can be supplemented and stored in greater amounts before you train. Look for ingredients like creatine esters, amino acids, simple sugars and beta-alanine. Beta-alanine is a relatively new compound used in pre-workouts for its ability to buffer (improve your acute tolerance to) acidic bi-products of anaerobic respiration ie. lactic acid. Some of the best supplements on the market combine creatine and whey protein supplements quite to effectively shorten the recovery time needed between training sessions.
Now, if you really have to concentrate during training... if you fight in a cage or ring or you have complicated movements to co-ordinate in crossfit , gymnastics, BMX, ball-sports, rowing, tennis etc. then the compound you've been looking for has only just recently hit the market. In Australia, this compound is marketed under the name Theaffeine and is available only in select ranges of products. This glutamate is essentially a synergist of caffeine (mimics caffeine's effects) with reduced side effects and added benefits. Theaffeine has been shown to improve focus, concentration and rapid problem-solving whilst reducing the tremor, nervousness and anxiety that accompanies all the harsh and potent caffeine-based stimulant pre-workouts we've known and tolerated for years. Some studies have even shown it's active ingredient to prevent neurocognitive damage during prolonged physical and mental stress (an extremely important benefit when you train at the professional level). Theaffeine's active ingredients have been used most notably in the USA as potent study-aids for students, musicians and high-stress executives.
Whatever choice you make, close your eyes and forget what Bobby Wants-to-be-a-bodybuilder told you last time you were in the gym together. You have the power to make an educated decision and understand the purpose of pre-workout ingredients (without pandering to the marketing hype amateurs and weekend-warriors fall for all day).
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