Product Name: Get Cash For Surveys
Product Owner: Unknown
Advertised Price: $74 ($37) ($27) ($12)
Upsells: $77, $47, $27,
What Is It?
Make money by filling out surveys online.
It sounds like a nice idea, but it's a lot more work than they make it sound.
Before You Buy:
After wading through the typical marketing BS, upsells, and crap, there's a decent list of places where you can find surveys to fill out. I signed up for 4 of them to test it out and see if I could make money. Up until this point, the product seems pretty legit. Watch the video below for details on what happened.
What I Liked:
The members area was pretty well designed, and looked like a legit place where you could make some money. If I had actually made some money filling out surveys, it would be very convenient to have a list like this.
What I Didn't Like:
There was a BS upsell trying to get you to build a website, and they said that a website would normally cost you $2000. Yeah, right! It costs $10 for a domain (per year), and about $5 per month for hosting. That was the first red flag.
Then there was a bunch of other promotional crap trying to say you could make money writing articles and books. Wait, what? I thought this was about filling out surveys. They go on and on about things like affiliate marketing, twitter, blogger, eBay, and Google, but again, we just signed up for the Get Cash For Surveys program, not the ‘make money in a kagillion ways‘ program.
The Main Problems:
From the survey sites I signed up for, I could see a few running themes. These sites do not pay “cash”. They reward you with points, and those points can be redeemed for vouchers. Not all allow for cash withdraws. In fact, some don't even give you a choice of vouchers.
Some give you NOTHING, and only enter you for a chance to win various products.
Even those that allow you to withdraw to your Paypal account place an arbitrary value on the money. You make ‘points' by filling out a survey, and exchange points for discount cards or money via Paypal. One site required 1100 points for $100. I filled out a short survey, totally at random, as fast as I could and received 10 whole points.
At that speed, for that amount of points, if I worked 100% of every hour, ONLY filling out surveys, I would make about $5 per hour. The problem with that, besides being minimum wage, is that you cannot fill out that many surveys. You must ‘browse', wait for new surveys to be delivered, and you may be required to do other tasks before you start working (like sign up for something).
For example, the second survey site I tried was a dead link. Time wasted.
The third website I visited had me filling out forms I thought was a survey, but it turns out they were promotional offers for another website. After finally finding the survey section of the site, I was unable to start the survey until I ‘signed up' for another offer from a different website.
And on the fourth website (trying to fulfill my obligation to start working on the third one), I discovered that they don't pay you in anything but ‘entries' into sweepstakes.
Who Is This Product For:
Someone with a lot of time.