Is SurveySavvy.com (Survey Savvy) A Scam?

Get Paid To Take Surveys Online Programs have gotten a bad rap of late! Website reviews would have you believe that all survey sites and opportunities are scams. But I’m here to tell you that you’ve been bamboozled and led astray.

Did you know there are some online paid survey companies such as SurveySavvy.com which are members of the BBB (Better Business Bureau) in good standings?

Did you know you don’t have to pay a dime to join SurveySavvy.com to get paid to take surveys online?

The bad publicity around get paid to take survey programs is that there are companies charging you for a list of online paid survey opportunities. This in itself is not illegal. But you’re basically paying for a list that you can get for free on sites like www.WorkAtHomeCareers.com. I’m torn about calling these type of companies scams because we all pay for information we can get for free all the time, they’re called newspapers, magazines and books. The problem with some of these list of survey companies is that they’re making outrageous claims about how much money you can make with these surveys and the number of surveys you’ll get per day and how soon you’ll get started.

The fact of the matter is legitimate companies like SurveySavvy.com will definitely pay you to take surveys.  So no it’s not a scam! But chances are you’re not going to qualify to receive a large number of surveys and there all not going to pay you $50 for an hour of your time as some of these ads claim. Any survey company whether it’s SurveySavvy.com or MySurvey.com will send out surveys based on their needs for a given study. Keep in mind these survey companies are marketing companies being hired by other companies to get your feedback. So if they’re not getting business from new companies, then guess what you’re probably not going to get a survey! And let’s say if they do have tons of companies looking to survey you, you still have to fit a certain profile. If my company sells baby products and I want the opinion of mothers, If you’re a dude who’s closest experience to parenthood is your dog spike, you’re not getting a survey for this study. So keep that in mind with any survey company. Don’t believe the hype that you’ve been reading that all survey companies are scams and don’t believe the sites selling survey lists that you’ll start earning $100 per hour as soon as you get their list!

The best strategy is to join as many survey companies at once. The reason behind this is that companies looking to do research use different marketing organizations. So you want to be on all the lists of these marketing organizations to get more survey opportunities.

And yes you can get these lists for free but these list aren’t always maintained by the site owners. That’s when using a paid company like SurveyScout.com isn’t a bad idea because they have to keep their list up to date so they can earn money by selling you these list and from the referrals they earn by referring you to these companies. But again you don’t have to use these companies.

In any event, I definitely recommend SurveySavvy.com because it’s a member of the BBB and I’ve personally been paid for taking surveys and referring other people. I’m hoping that now that I’m going to be a parent, I will qualify for more surveys. But I do get a few good ones once per month. SurveySavvy.com won’t make you tons of money. But the checks can add up and they pay you for the surveys your friends and referrals do. And I’m pretty sure you know a hand full of people that are always giving you their two cents when you didn’t ask for it. Why not get paid for it now? lol

So give SurveySavvy.com a try. It’s free to join and definitely legitimate. They actually pay a lot better then some of the other programs I’ve tried.

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Comments

  1. Kwame says

    Hey eddy the last comment I saw on here was from 2012 but i’m hoping you can help me in 2014. I joined numerous survey panels such as pandaresearch, surveyspot, mysurvey, cashbackresearch, ipoll, vindale research, etc and the list goes and I’ve probably only made $150 primarily because it seems I never qualify for surveys and I experience the 60-80% completion then “not qualified” bs so I was wondering if you know of and could list some websites or places where I could make money from home WITHOUT startup costs…..the job market in my area is horrible esp for the field I have experience in so I decided to get back in school full time but i’m also a family man to a household of 6 so frankly, my savings is all but gone and having to wait months at a time for financial help just aint gonna cut it. Being that I don’t have the money to pay to work from home like so many sites and people/gurus want you to do I was wondering if you could help me out like asap lol it would be greatly appreciated

  2. rob1367 says

    I just completed a 45 minute questionnaire/survey with this company and was disqualified at the classification questions! I sent them an e-mail and fortunately I record every survey through my macros for proof.

    I started with this company three months ago and they always tell me prior to the survey they will send out the check. The only owe me $10.50 plus the three dollars from today. I even downloaded their tracking device as a courtesy and for more opportunities. But that bitch is getting uninstalled as soon as I’m done with this post.

    There is something fishy going on there… too many other good sites to make money on. In 79 days I have made $729. And have been paid $480 as of today.

    I wouldn’t recommend this site at this juncture :-(

  3. Mattre98 says

    I agree. I have been with Survey Savvy for years and have cashed out many times, but until recently, last few months, they have extended thier pay period, and the last payout I requested it has been over 14 weeks and still no check. They give the excuse they are a small company, all the more reason to be on top of thier game and pay for the services people are providing. I emailed them to give them a heads up at the 11 week point and I recieved a can email that they have twelve weeks to pay, that was the whole point of letting them know because 11 weeks have already passed, and like said above now it has been 14 weeks.

    • says

      I’m totally there with you. It took weeks for me to get a payment for them. Why they can’t move to paypal or speed up the process is beyond me. Being a small company isn’t a good excuse. I’m a small company and I use paypal to pay my people monthly like clock work. So I don’t understand why they can’t make that move. Other than that, they are a great company.

  4. says

    I hear you! It took me about just as long to get a payment from them a few months ago. They do pay but it shouldn’t take anywhere near 3 months to cut a check. I don’t know what’s up with them of late. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kaykatz says

    Used to be a great place to take surveys.  Now they take over 3 months to pay.  And their customer service is almost non existent.  I’m fed up with them and have moved on.  They also call constantly for in person research which I told them I am not interested in but don’t seem to understand. 

  6. says

    We know and stated as such above. But thanks for sharing your experience. I’ve been paid by them several thousand dollars over the last couple of years so yes they are legit.

  7. says

    I don’t think they are a scam. I could have sworn that they used to give out your full payment history amount but I can’t find that information anymore. Through memory I probably made around $200 from them BUT that was over the course of nearly 10 years! Over time I got tired of answering all these questions just to see if I’d qualify for a survey so I made a lot more through referrals. You make money off the surveys your referrals take and a lesser amount of what your referrals’ referrals make. If you have a blog, facebook, forum, or whatever that you can promote your referral links to then it’s a good way to make a couple bucks for doing nothing. I have to check every now and then to see if there is any balance on my survey savvy account. What I like about them is that  they don’t keep your balance hostage until you’ve reached a certain minimum amount so if I had a balance of 1.00 I can still request a check for it. 

    • says

      Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks for chiming in. I know for a fact they aren’t a scam either as I’ve been paid by them many times. That being said I haven’t taken any new surveys from them in a while. There does seem to be a lot more complaints from people about various legitimate survey companies who have long screener questions. Honestly I think it’s shady that they don’t compensate people for these questions because companies like MySurvey do. So either they should compensate people for it or flash a warning before one takes a survey that you may be taking a long screening questionnaire that you may not be paid for. This way people can have the option of just skipping on the survey all together. I think it would resolve a lot of the complaints we’re seeing in the industry. Just a thought.

  8. Mark says

    I’ve taken a few of the Survey Savvy surveys, and here’s what I’ve noticed.

    You click to take a survey. You answer some questions, and then you answer some MORE questions.

    Your progress bar says 70-80%. Suddenly, you no longer qualify for the survey.

    Bullshit. I’ll tell you what’s really happening. They have already given you the FULL survey, and in order to keep from paying you, they try to pretend that wasn’t all of it and you screwed up at some point.

    I mean it’s pretty obvious.

  9. says

    I can say that surveysavvy.com is not a scam but it can take a lot of time and not yield cash results. You may be 10 minutes into a survey and then the survey does not like your results and you will get a “no longer qualified for this survey” message. It will take patience but you can get paid if you have patience.

  10. says

    Hi Bruce,

    Surveys aren’t like traditional jobs where there is a set salary per month. If you’re interested in something like that than you should consider a work at home career like medical transcription:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/typing

    You only make money with surveys if your demographic profile fits the research they’re doing for a particular day. And the pay varies per survey.

    So this isn’t something you can depend on to live off. It’s just an easy way to make some extra money from home. When coupled with many other survey companies then it can be substantial. So keep that in mind.

    Most of these companies also have a referral program where you can refer other people and you earn a referral fee. And honestly who doesn’t want to make a little extra money from the comfort of their home. So I make a lot of my money with surveys by helping to introduce others to the companies I’ve made money with. That’s another way to make some decent money with surveys.

    Just be sure to work with legitimate companies. We recommend a few on the following page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/articles

    Hope this helps.

    Eddy

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