I found this website while researching ways to make passive income online. I’ve reviewed SurveySavvy in the past, which is the website that also runs SavvyConnect—though I’ve never actually, specifically looked at this one. But can you really make money with SavveyConnect?
Survey Savvy is a pretty well-known survey website, but SavvyConnect is a little bit different. According to the landing page, it is ‘a market research application that collects data as you browse the web and use websites or mobile applications.’
This is why it has a reputation for giving users the ability to earn passive income.
Making Money With SavvyConnect
First things first, let's take a look at how the site works. The way you earn money on SavvyConnect is by taking part in market research.
And the way that you perform market research is by allowing the company to monitor your web surfing habits. This is why SavvyConnect is technically a company that does offer passive income.
But can you earn enough to make the experience worth your time, or is it going to end up being a bigger hassle than it is worth?
Here is what we have come up with, and what you need to know if you are thinking about using it to earn some cash on the side.
My First Impression Of SavvyConnect
My first impression of the site was pretty neutral. It looked basically like any other survey or money-making website that I’ve ever looked at, except that it was maybe a bit less attractive than some.
Scrolling down the landing page did, however, show me exactly how much I could earn… which is unusual. As it turns out, you can earn $5 per device per month when you use this site and its software—though there does seem to be a cap as well. You can earn up to $180 per year.
This certainly takes SavvyConnect out of the realm of sites that qualify as ‘legitimate and serious’ side hustles, and places it squarely inside the realm of ‘fun sites that can earn you a bit of extra cash.’
But the good thing about it is that the cash is passive. And passive cash is absolutely golden from my perspective, because you shouldn't need to perform any extra ‘work’ to earn it.
Simply install the software and let it rack up extra money for you as you surf the web as usual. That is pretty much all that you need to do.
In addition to this, the app also provides you access to all of your SurveySavvy survey invitations as well, which can really help you to boost your profits if you are into taking surveys at the same time.
At this point, I wanted to look into some of the more in-depth reviews of SavvyConnect that are posted online, and see what else I could learn about it. So that’s what I did next.
Looking Into Some Online SavvyConnect Reviews
Not surprisingly, some of my favorite online money-making website review blogs had posted reviews for SavvyConnect, as it was a subset of the SurveySavvy survey website company.
And I learned some pretty interesting things about it while looking into it like this.
First of all, I learned that you can install their software on Mac, Windows, Android, or IOS. So that is a pretty cool feature. I’m glad that you can install it on so many different types of platforms.
I was pretty interested in hearing what other reviewers had to say about the possible privacy issues at work with SavvyConnect. As you can probably guess, some people are not really happy about the idea that sites like this want to monitor your web browsing experience, as it could obviously have privacy implications.
But I have not yet seen any reports of the site not being safe and secure, so that is certainly a good thing.
I also found out the order of steps by which you get started on this site. Here are the steps…
- Sign up for a SavvyConnect account
- Install the extension (software) on your devices
- Wait for projects
This third step is actually a bit confusing, but in the United States, everyone who becomes a member will automatically be enrolled in a project called the ‘Gold Survey Project.’ This project pays the amount that I reported above. You can install the software on up to 3 different devices.
You obviously have to keep the extensions installed to get paid. So as long as you keep them up and running, you will continue to earn yourself some passive income.
But… I do believe that you may be able to learn more if you enroll in more than one project.
The website pays out via check, and you can actually request a check as soon as you have earned as little as $1… so that is pretty awesome.
Getting Started With SavvyConnect
Getting started with this site is pretty easy. To get the ball rolling, all you have to do is give them your email address. I actually already had an account with them because I have tried SurveySavvy before, so for me, it was a simple matter of logging in.
Once I logged in to the SavvyConnect portion of the site, I was taken to this screen. This made me pretty happy, as it doesn’t really get much simpler than this!
Now, one thing that I will say is that some people have definitely experienced some slowdowns with this program! If you download it, there is a chance that it will slow down your browsing speed, if not the speed that your device runs at overall!
This is a bit of a downside to the app. But, it also depends on what type of a device you’re running it on.
It goes without saying that better quality products probably won’t suffer as much as lower-quality products when it comes to what device you choose to install SavvyConnect on. So this is something that may require some trial and error to figure out.
Another downside that I have heard about, in reading reviews, is that the software often needs to be updated.
And when it needs to be updated, it can occasionally stop collecting data. The problem with this, however, is that some projects require you to be supplying data constantly to continue to qualify for the project.
So, in other words, if the software needs to update and doesn’t do so automatically, it could ‘shut down’ on you without you realizing it. And if this happens, you could miss out on the project and not get paid for it for that period… so that is also something to keep in mind.
Reviewers say that you kind of need to keep checking in on the app to make sure that it’s working, and to make sure that you update it before it stops collecting data when updates do come out.
At any rate, I felt like I had found out enough about the site (and the software) at this point to weigh in with my official opinion. Here is what I have to say about it.
My Personal Feelings About SavvyConnect
There were certainly a few things that I liked about this site. First of all, it absolutely does give you the opportunity to make some sweet passive income—and that is pretty awesome. You really don’t have to do much (in theory, anyway) to earn with this app.
You simply download it, allow the service to monitor your browsing habits while taking part in various different studies and projects, and then collect your payment for the data that you have supplied them with.
Joining the site is also pretty easy. It is also easy to earn even more by signing up for/using SurveySavvy at the same time as well.
But, there are also some downsides.
Firstly, the site doesn’t pay out much. So your earnings potential is capped at a pretty minimal amount. And it certainly doesn’t pay out enough to quality it as a ‘serious side-hustle.’
If you are looking for a fun way to earn a bit of extra spending money, then this site will do it for you. If you want something more serious, then you will likely be disappointed by SavvyConnect.
Another thing that I didn’t like about this site was the fact that it could bog down your device. Obviously it will impact different devices in different ways, but I am absolutely not a fan of having my devices (or my browsers) slowed down for this amount of cash.
They would need to pay me a lot more to make it worth it for me if it were going to impact my browsing abilities in any way. But… with all of that being said, I still feel like this is not a bad site for earning passive income.
It really is, in theory, a cool way to earn some extra money, and I give it decent marks for that. If it sounds like something you may be interested in, then I would say that it’s worth a try at least.
You could also check out other sites that work in a similar way, like the Nielsen Mobile App or Embee Mobile Performance Meter Survey. Some have a survey component too, while others focus almost entirely on the passive income approach.
Our Final Thoughts About The SavvyConnect Website
Should you sign up and use it to earn some extra money?
To be completely honest, doing online surveys will never earn more than minimum wage. In fact, most people rarely earn more than $1-$3 per hour, if they are lucky enough to get a payout.
You simply cannot rely on this for income.
If you want to legit make money online you need to invest time into building a website and putting advertising on it. Rather than spend an hour trying to answer boring questions, build a real web property that you can earn monthly income from.
It takes longer to accomplish, but yields bigger results that last longer. Instead of adding a second job to your schedule by looking for paid survey sites, add a second income by building an online business.