Jordan Frey, 35, is a plastic surgeon who takes surveys on the side.
Frey usually spends about two hours per week on surveys, and he makes $500 to $1,000 per month.
“I actually enjoy taking these surveys,” Frey said. “It’s a unique way to make money and give back”

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Jordan Frey, 35, a plastic surgeon whose side hustle is taking online surveys. It has been edited for length and clarity. 

I’ve always loved working with my hands and solving complex problems. That’s why I became a plastic surgeon who focuses on reconstructive surgeries after trauma, cancer, or congenital defects. 

Three years ago, when I reached the end of my training and became a plastic surgeon, I was really burnt out. A lot of that feeling came from the financial aspects of what it takes to become a physician. 

I began my career as a physician with a half a million dollars of student loan debt

When you’re a resident and a fellow, you get paid very minimally. When you’re a medical student, you pay to go to school. I had credit-card debt, no savings, and no investments, and I wasn’t feeling great about it.

Even though I was working 60 hours a week and making a salary of more than $400,000, it felt like it would take forever to pay off my loans. I didn’t see a path to financial freedom.

I also saw a lot of doctors around me earning a high income, but overspending on a luxurious lifestyle and accumulating even more debt. I didn’t want to fall into that trap. 

I started researching more about personal finance and income streams

I saw how some people find ways to make multiple streams of income so they can meet all of their money goals, and I wanted to start doing that. I felt it would make me a better doctor if I didn’t have to focus on how stressed I was about money. 

I decided to create additional streams of income. My wife and I started investing in real-estate properties that we buy, fix up, and rent out. I also have a blog, which generates ongoing income from sponsorships.

Finally, after doing some general research on side hustles, I found that you could make money taking surveys. I found platforms specifically looking for doctors to take surveys and provide …read more

Source:: Business Insider


I make $1,000 a month taking surveys online. It’s quick, easy money that helps me pay off my student loans.

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