Surveys always seem like appealing for making money and Big Buck Surveys really does take advantage of that fact. After all, surveys seem like a relatively effortless way of making some extra money on the side.
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Like many similar sites, Big Bucks really pushes for you to sign up to other ‘opportunities’, before you even get the chance to do anything to earn money. In fact, if you aren’t careful during the sign up process you will end up giving your details to a large amount of other sites and ‘offers’.
More than once I wondered whether I would ever get to the end of the ads and offers in the sign up process – and whether I would get to see what the actual site even looked like.
In fact, the site seems centered on these offers, and you even have to skip through them when you want to answer surveys. This isn’t a good indication for Big Buck Surveys itself.
When companies push offers like this constantly one of the main reasons is that they benefit. Normally this benefit comes in the form of income from referrals. If Big Buck Surveys is emphasizing the offers, then it’s a good bet that the site doesn’t really care all that much about surveys.
The idea with survey sites is that you earn little bits of money here and there as you complete surveys, eventually earning enough to cash out. This is actually challenging to do. In practice, surveys are often time-consuming, pay little, and there is no guarantee that you will actually get the money you earn.
With Big Buck Surveys, you don’t even get this.
Instead, the majority of surveys get your name entered into a sweepstakes drawing. In theory, you earn money when you actually win one of these drawings.
However, there is no indication of your chances of actually winning. You also don’t have any way of knowing whether they are conducting fair drawings for these sweepstakes or not.
Even if the process was entirely fair, it still relies strongly on chance. So you could spend hours each day working on the site and not have a single thing to show for it.
It’s also worth noting that some elements of the site cost, such as trialing some products. This approach is always a risk, because even if you are supposed to get money back again, companies often find ways out of their promises.
This site asks for a lot of personal information through its sign up process and its offers. You can be certain that this information is going to be shared and result in a lot of spam.
You can add your name to a do-not-share and do-not-call list, as well as unsubscribe to emails, which is a good thing. However, the fact that your information is shared by default is concerning. I’m also not that confident that they will actually stop emailing.