The internet has exposed itself as a source of easy income, and one of the easiest ways for earning that extra money is through online surveys.

Paid online surveys have become the trend for making quick money; all that is needed is an internet connection and a computer.

When it comes to taking up online paid surveys, there are few things that should be taken into consideration.

First, make sure you don't pay to buy a list of survey websites, genuine paid survey websites are all 100 percent free to join as per Make Money Taking Surveys.

Second, make sure to join more companies in order to make the most money possible. This will not be restricted to a limited earning potential according to Up Fuel.

Another important aspect is to avoid filling in information like debit or credit card details as some companies entice its users to pay a one-time payment fee.

Some of the best top 5 online paid survey websites are:

Swagbucks - Swagbucks Survey Panel provides surveys as short as one minute, which makes it easier to take. With a list of unlimited surveys, Swagbucks is an easy way to earn. It is open to individuals above the age of 13 in USA, Canada, UK, Ireland and Australia.

Harris Poll Online - This company is open to USA and Canada residents only, it gives options to users to earn by taking quick surveys. People who are interested in taking up surveys from Harris Poll Online need to be above the age of 18.

Opinion Outpost - Available for 18+ USA residents Opinion Outpost is well known for its online paid surveys.

Ipsos i-Say Survey Panel - The company is Restricted to USA and Canada but it offers multiple surveys and options to win points and gain rewards. 

Global Test Market Survey Panel - Available for USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Germany. The company provides options to avail market points and redeem it as rewards. 

Paid online surveys are ideal for increasing the earning potential, and it is also an easy way to earn money through these options. Taking surveys for money will help earn a minimum of $25 to $50 per day and this could be acquired by spending only a few hours.