Survey Voices Review


Survey Voices | Is Survey Voices a Scam? A Survey Voices Review Feature

Survey Voices is not a survey company. It’s a broker that matches survey takers, people like you, with survey companies. Survey Voices gets paid for delivering people to survey companies. Is Survey Voices a scam? No, but it may pose several risks you should be aware of. Follow me to see the Devil in the details.

Product Name: Survey Voices
Website: surveyvoices.com
Price: Free
Product Owner: Reward Zone USA LLC.
Opinion: Not Recommended

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A Survey Voices Review.

Survey Voices is not a survey company. They describe themselves as “the world’s leading online survey aggregator.” That self-proclaimed title really doesn’t mean anything. For the sake of example, think of Survey Voices as a matchmaker. Every time Survey Voices matches someone like you with a survey company; they get paid.

Survey Voices | Is Survey Voices a Scam? A Survey Voices Review LogoIn this article, I show you why surveys are a lousy way to try to make money and suggest a couple of money-making strategies that really do work. First, let’s talk about Survey Voices and why online surveys are risky business.

Survey Voices claims that as a member of their online community you will have “access to thoroughly vetted paid survey companies.” I saw no evidence that they check the survey companies at all, other than to see how much they make for sending people to them.

You don’t need Survey Voices to find survey companies online. They’re all over the internet. However, I would not recommend them. Even the best online survey company is a lousy way to make money and poses the risk of compromising your personal information.

The worse survey companies actually are not survey companies at all. There are marketing companies that pretend to be survey companies, so they can trick you into buying stuff.

The truth is, most survey companies are indeed scams. Most people don’t make money with surveys and those who do make money usually only make chump change.

Is Survey Voices a Scam?

Survey Voices will lead you to a vast array of survey companies. It is essential that you understand what you might be getting into and the risks you may encounter. Some survey companies will scam in subtle ways. Others will try to max out your credit card and rob you blind.

To understand how vulnerable you may be to survey scams, take a moment to think about your greedy brain. We all have one, and if we don’t keep it in check, it can lead to our destruction.

How Our Greedy Little Brain Sabotages Us.

Let’s play a game. Let’s pretend we have x-ray vision and can look inside the head of someone searching for a way to make money online. We’ll call him Ernie.

Survey Voices | Is Survey Voices a Scam? A Survey Voices Review 2Ernie is broke and desperate. Baby needs a new pair of shoes. It happens.

Ernie goes online searching for a way to make money and finds Survey Voices. He signs up. Fills out the short qualifying survey and looks over the available survey companies.

He needs money fast and chooses a survey company that promises he can make $75 per survey. The greedy spot in Ernie’s brain lights up like a tactical nuke.

Ernie takes out a calculator and figures he can do 10 surveys a day and work five days a week. That’s $3,700 a week and $15,000 a month! He’s hooked.

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Suddenly, Ernie’s future looks bright. He’s not a loser anymore. He’s ready to call his wife and tell her to move back home and bring the baby with her.

Unfortunately, what really happened was that Ernie believed the sales copy on the survey company’s website that promised he’d made $75 per survey. He went full-tilt into fantasy land.

The truth is, Ernie won’t make $75 per survey, no one will. That’s just a trick to get you hooked into the survey scheme. An ad man would call it marketing. My granny would call it a bold face lie.

Greed Makes Us Stupid.

When we experience greed, the logical part of our brain is bypassed. It’s like our IQ instantly drops 50 points. When we feel greedy, we cannot make a good decision.

Marketers know if they can get us to feel greedy we will fall for their pitch. That’s why so many survey companies make outlandish claims about how much money you can earn. They want something from you, and if they can hook you into their scheme, they will get it. Greed is their hook.

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Surveys are a waste of time.

If an online survey company promises you’ll make a lot of money, it’s a scam. Most survey sites don’t pay anything, or they only pay with points, tokens or games.

The Two Kinds of Survey Companies.

I suspect there are only two types of survey companies online.

There are “so-called” legitimate research companies that honestly are seeking market information. These companies are few and far between. However, although they might be “legit,” they still pose risks.

The second kind of survey company is really a marketing company. These ‘so-called’ survey companies use deception to trick you into buying products and services or to get your personal information. Your personal information is valuable, and they will sell it other marketing companies, effectively compromising your identity and unleashing legions of telemarketers to call you.

Read the Survey Voices FAQ, and you will see that Survey Voices will lead you to survey companies that will call you and put ads on your cell phone.

How Much Can You Really Earn with Online Surveys?

Don’t expect to make much money through online surveys. Most legitimate research survey sites do not pay with cash. Instead, they award points.

These points have no cash value. In some cases, after you have accumulated the minimum amount of points, you might be able to exchange points for something in the site’s catalog or for a gift card.

Unfortunately, usually, the legitimate online survey sites will only let you use your points to enter a “sweepstakes.” This means you get to exchange your points for a chance to win a prize. It’s a lousy, time-consuming way to try to make money. Mostly, it’s a waste of time. And, that’s as good as it gets.

As I mentioned earlier, legitimate research-based survey companies are rare. If you try to make money with survey sites, you will probably get involved with marketing companies pretending to be survey companies. These sorts of survey companies are common.

You won’t make money with these types of survey companies either. In fact, you will probably lose money. More on that in a moment.

Keep in mind that Survey Voices will probably lead you to both types. Also, both types of survey companies can terminate your membership for no reason. This is a frequent tactic they use to keep from paying for your information.

Survey Scams and How to Spot Them.

Since Survey Voices will be leading you to countless online survey sites, you need to know how to spot the scams.

Email Address Thief Scam.

Some survey sites only want your email address. They pretend that you can earn money with them and all you have to do to get started is enter your email address. Once you give them your email address, that’s the end of it.

Survey Voices | Is Survey Voices a Scam? A Survey Voices Review shockYou will never hear from that survey company again because they got what they wanted from you for free. Unfortunately, your email address will be sold far and wide across the internet. Expect a tsunami of spam in your inbox.

A similar scam includes your phone number. If you give them your phone number, you can expect a barrage of telemarketers to call you.

Beware the Qualifying Survey Scam.

Even the “so-called” legitimate survey sites use this trick to get your information without paying for it.

They insist that you fill out a questionnaire to see if you qualify to take a survey. After you complete the questionnaire, you are told you don’t qualify for the survey.

The scam is there wasn’t a survey. The questionnaire you completed is the information they wanted. If you completed it, you gave them your information for free.

The Damnable Trial Offer Scam.

Here’s how a marketing company, pretending to be a survey company, gets your money.

When you complete a survey, you are invited to participate in a free trial offer and promised cash. For example, you might be promised $20 if you participate in a free product trial.

When you sign up for the free trial, you must give them your credit card number. You are assured you can cancel anytime during the free trial to avoid getting billed.

However, usually, something else happens which you cannot control. You might discover you cannot cancel before you are billed because the survey company won’t let you. Or, you do cancel but are not paid the $20 you were promised because the fine print says you will only get paid if the free trial converts to a sale.

Behind the scenes, the survey/marketing company makes a commission when you sign up for the free trial. If your free trial converts to a sale, they make a bigger commission. They can’t lose, and you can’t win.

If they do pay you the promised $20, which is highly unlikely, it is only a fraction of your own money. In other words, you spend a lot of money, and they gave you a little back. That’s a good way to go broke.

ScamAvenger Girl giving thumbs downUsually, you won’t get paid anything. That survey you filled out when you started down this scammy slide was just a trick to get you to try the free offer and trap you into their sales funnel.

Fake Survey Points.

Imagine you completed a survey and were awarded 50,000 points! It was easy. You’re thrilled and can’t wait to redeem your mother lode of points in the company catalog.

Browsing through the company’s online catalog, you find a beautiful watch you can get for 50,000 points, plus $4.95 shipping. This exact watch sells for $500 on Amazon.

You think completing that survey was the easiest $500 you ever made and call the phone number in the catalog to redeem your points and get the watch. You give them your credit card info to pay the cost of shipping.

A few days later the watch arrives, and you brag to your friends about how you got it. At the end of the month, when you get your credit card bill, you discover there is a $98 charge from the survey company. You think there must be a mistake and call your credit card company. There is no mistake. You’ve been scammed.

During your blind excitement about getting the watch in exchange for filling out a simple survey, you unwittingly agreed to join a buyer’s club for $98 a month for two years. You’re bound by a contract with no way out! Your credit card will be billed for $98 for the next 24 months. That’s the fake points scam.

Compromised Personal Information.

It may not surprise you that scam survey companies will steal your personal information, but you should know that the “so-called” legitimate survey companies may steal your information too. You might never know.

You have no guarantee that the information you give a survey company is safe.

In the ‘Terms and Conditions,’ and in the ‘Privacy Policy’ of most online survey sites, you can find a paragraph that states you use the survey site at your own risk and that the survey company is not responsible for the safety of your personal information

Is Survey Voices Worth It?

Survey companies don’t want to pay you. They want to use you to make money for themselves. Even with a legitimate company you probably won’t qualify for enough surveys to make much of anything.

In my opinion, the most you can hope for with a survey company is to earn about ten bucks a month. However, you are also taking a risk when you try to complete surveys. The risks include having your identity stolen, and your credit card maxed out.

Online surveys are time-consuming, risky and pay little or nothing. I don’t think it’s worth the risk. I do not recommend online surveys, and I specifically do not recommend Survey Voices.

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79 thoughts on “Survey Voices Review

  1. Hi Gary! Gosh I wish I had seen your informative article before responding to a survey. One survey and now all that you warned about has already started! Now I’m in a dilemma whether to just send the multitude of emails straight to spam or should I unsubscribe on the link at the bottom of their letter? I’m afraid to click on anything! Lol – I’ve been working for a company with total dedication for 18 years and a British corporation bought it and downsized with a new “construct” with demotions and reduced pay and now I need more income. About 45 years ago I earned a whopping 75 cents per phone survey and actually made good part-time money doing it. I should have known better during this day in age! You have a brilliant way about you and just want to say thank you for setting things straight! Take care fine Sir!

    1. Hi, Christy!

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Regarding sending the “multitude of emails” to spam or unsubscribing. Either way should solve the problem.
      However, if you want to hit back, send the spam emails to your spam folder. When you do this, it signals the email service provider that the emails are spam which might
      negatively impact the spammer’s status with their provider.

      Ultimately, do whatever is easiest for you.

      I’m sorry to hear your work situation has gotten worse. I understand. I bailed on the corporate world a long time ago because I didn’t like someone else controlling my income.
      There are several ways to make money online the right way. They all require sustained effort.

      I recommend affiliate marketing. It’s easy to start an online affiliate marketing business and, with the right resources, it doesn’t cost much either. If you do the work, you can realistically expect to replace a full-time income in about 24 months.

      If you’re interested in learning more about affiliate marketing, my friends and I offer free basic affiliate marketing training, no strings attached. Once you complete the basic training, you’ll know if it’s for you and you’ll be prepared to move forward. Go here to learn more.

      I’m here for you,
      Gary

  2. This is something people who are trying to make money online, need to know. I’ve done some online Surveys in the past and can say for a fact that the Ernie story about thinking you’ll get $75 per survey, happened to me! What is your best tip when it comes to finding the right Surveys online?

    1. Hi, Michael!

      That’s great that you make a chunk of change with a survey. How did you do it? Did it cost you anything?

      In my experience when someone makes a respectable amount of money from a survey it is because they spend more than they made and all that really happened was the survey company split the commission.

      I don’t recommend surveys at all. I think they are a lousy way to try to make money.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  3. Hi Gary,

    and thanks for your service in the military:-)

    I myself have been involved with a few of these online survey companies and I too found that in my opinion was just a waste of time.

    I appreciate you letting me know about the risk of giving out personal information and the fact that there’s a lot of these are actually marketing companies themselves!

    Thanks again

    1. Hi, Frederick!

      I appreciate your kind words. 

      Although I occasionally hear from someone who claims they made money with surveys, I rarely get the details of how they did it. I’m convinced that completing surveys are a lousy way to try to make money. And, very time consuming.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  4. Hi Gary,
    Interesting article on Survey Voices, thank you for reviewing and sharing your findings. I love your sense of humor in writing about this “opportunity”. Fortunately I’ve never fallen into the taking surveys for money trap but I know plenty of people that have. Unfortunately I have signed up for more than a few ‘free trials” only to see my credit card get used for a yearly fee for something or another such as you mention here. To be honest it gets to the point that there is so much of this crummy information coming at us that it becomes commonplace. Appreciate you keeping up the good work Gary,
    Mat A.

    1. Hi, Mat!

      I’m pleased you enjoyed me article on Survey Voices. Believe me, it helps to have a sense of humor dealing with the dark side of online opportunities. As you mentioned, so many of these offers are really just excuses to get your credit card info. If a free trial needs your credit card data, it’s not really a free trial.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  5. Good informative post.

    Far too many people are sucked in by surveys, It has to be the worst way to make money online.

    Unfortunately, it’s the unwary and people who are at a low financial point who fall for working for nothing.

    Surveys are a waste of time and it’s good you’ve highlighted this for so many people.

    Paul 

    1. Hi, Paul!

      I agree. Surveys are indeed a waste of time and possibly worse, they may cause someone to compromise their privacy. 

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  6. Thanks, Gray, you did a great job enlighten us about survey company scam, especially Survey Voices.

    In fact, I joined several survey companies thinking that I could earn some fast money to support my newly start-up online business. But to my dismay, I hardly get many surveys and each survey paid few penny, even though there is, I am always being disqualified due to a lot of BS reasons.

    The most, I can make is $10 per 3 months. That doesn’t really worth the time and effort, and eventually, I give up and concentrate on my own business.

    So please don’t fall prey to this survey scam as advised.

    Take care

    1. Hi, Shui Hyen Hiew!

      Surveys was one of the first things I tried when I wanted to make money online. That was several years ago and I remember I didn’t make any money. All I managed to do was waste a lot of time and get a lot of spam emails and spam phone calls. I remember telling an insurance agent who called me because of a survey I filled out that I didn’t want any insurance, I was just trying to make some money. They were so mad!

      Surveys are nothing but aggravation. 

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  7. This review on Survey Voices was very helpful – I especially like the breakdown at the very beginning where you state that you do not recommend Survey Voices.

    I tried making money with surveys once – and I got a whole lot of spam in my email – just like you said. I couldn’t agree more!

    I think it’s great that you are helping people find real ways to make money from home – and so needed. Keep up the good work!

  8. Coming across this post was a breath of fresh air.
    I had spent almost 1 hour on internet searching for more information about paid surveys.
    Your review has answered all my questions including the role Survey Voices plays as the go between.
    Your post opened my eyes. I didn’t realize that among a few of the legitimate research surveys out there, only a minute pay in cash.
    I prefer a work from home job.
    Once again many thanks. I have bookmarked this article.

    1. Hi, Zegu!

      I’m pleased you found my article on Survey Voices helpful. There really is no way to win with online surveys unless you just enjoy doing them. The rewards are hardly worth your time.

      There are better ways to spend your time. If you want to make money online, I recommend you either get a work from home job or start an online business. An online business will pay more over time, but a work from home job will pay more quickly.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  9. Very good – I have followed the devil in the detail as you put it -thanks so so much for researching this. I was hoping to get a few extra dollars each week doing surveys to fund a holiday later in the year. You are right – greed certainly makes us stupid – I must remember that. When you say don’t expect to earn much – how much roughly are you speaking about – is it cents or dollars? I am looking for just approx. $50 per week, is it possible to get to this level in your opinion?

    1. Hi, William!

      I never made any money at all with surveys and finally just gave up on them. All I got out of the deal was spam phone calls and spam in my inbox. I have researched making money with surveys very thoroughly and based on what I’ve found, I would estimate that the average earnings with surveys is about $10 a month. 

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  10. Super useful review!

    I saw a recent news story that said millennials are actually more susceptible to scams than the Boomer generation, especially online scams. It also said that, on average, millennials lose more money annually to online scammers than their Boomer counterparts.

    I’ll be sure to avoid this one after reading your review. Thanks!

    1. Hi, Tucker!

      Thanks for telling me about the article you read. I’ll look for it. Most of the people who write to me about getting scammed are boomers or depression era. It might be that the millennials aren’t sharing their experiences.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  11. I have had a go at surveys from time to time thinking I would make a bit of beer money, not very high expectations hey!
    The thing is I did not suspect that these companies were quite so devious in the way they conduct themselves. I see the attraction to make money quickly is very strong and most of us have tried this in one form or another, guess it is a learning curve we must go through. Looking for other ways to make money online seems like sound advice.
    Great article, thanks

  12. Oh my goodness, Gary, I couldn’t agree with you more when it comes to finding few and far reputable survey companies. Truly, the few ‘honest’ ones will warn you straightaway that you can only make pocket money on them, And that is provided, as you say, you receive enough survey for which you qualify. 

    I must admit, so many times in the past my greedy brain has taken over, and I have spent quite a few minutes – sometimes up to ten minutes – answering questions to be told, nearly at the end, that I didn’t qualify.

    And yes, you are perfectly right, the sign up process can be equally very lengthy and invasive, as you are asked very private questions relating to your finances and household arrangements. That can pose a massive risk.

    As I have grown older, I have wised up to survey and to so called leading companies. I have learned to see the signs of unsafe companies. I would also say that, provided you find a reputable survey company, we should never expect more than a few pennies per survey. Which means you must really do your homework to work out whether your valuable time is worth the hassle in the first place.

    Thank you very much anyhow, Gary, for presenting us with the truth about this particular company.

    1. Hi, GiuliaB!

      Thanks for sharing your experience with survey companies. Thanks too for pointing out that if you do manage to find a legitimate survey company, you will only make small change. I call it chump change because it really isn’t worth your time. 

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  13. I am so very glad that I came across your post on Online Surveys.

    I had never really thought about them utilizing my contact information…as you state, they take advantage of our desire to be helpful!

    This is information that should pop-up before anyone starts a survey online!

    Thank you!

    1. Hi, Easy Moneys!

      We live in the information age. Unfortunately, that also means corporations and government agencies want information about us. Privacy may be a thing of the past, but it’s still unwise to give our information away.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  14. Thanks Gary, Your review give valuable information to keep ourselves safe from such programs. Once I have also joined such surveys as you said these surveys mostly ask personal informations like annual income, insurance matters, relating buying products, assets etc. I am not aware that I am entering into their marketing net and compromising my safety. This review is an eye opener to everyone.

    1. Hi, Jesse!

      I’m glad you found my article about Survey Voices helpful. Survey sites take advantage of our trusting nature and our willingness to help. Online businesses have so many ways of getting our information that the last thing we should be doing is giving them our most personal data.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  15. hi there
    i could not agree with you more i have been scrapping and scraping on one survey site and i swear i had to give up with out anything it just pays so poorly and you can barely qualify for any survey.
    i had to quit after a month of trying and i left without my $16 since i had not achieved the minimum withdrawal limit.
    what a waste! i should have this read this before

    1. Hi, Dave!

      It’s very convenient for the survey sites to never let you reach the minimum payout. There really is no way to win and it’s such a lousy way to try to make money.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  16. Wow – that was a very well laid out article, Gary. While I am always cautious about any online “promises,” I never understood the details of surveys for pay. It’s articles like this that will help police the internet from the fraudsters; of which there are plenty!

    I get annoyed about all the surveys we are asked to complete every time we visit someone’s website. If it’s a customer service survey, I think it’s pretty legit. What do you think about the random surveys that pop up on a site that you are just visiting?

    1. Hi, Leissa!

      Completing surveys for money is a waste of time. Random surveys on websites annoy me and I think they annoy most people. The random survey is probably gathering market data or perhaps just trying to get you to stay on their website a little longer. Such tricks feel invasive and manipulative to me.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  17. Thanks Gary for another great online money making scam review. Although I am in internet marketing niche about ten years, I never heard about any such a survey company. You pointed very important detail for anyone. Do not spread your personal details online like e-mail or phone number. Spam mails usually go to the spam folder, but there are some who pass through the filter and even can be viruses. Your post reminded me to think twice before giving my e-mail. Unfortunately sometimes no options so I better using my test mail first.

    1. Hi, Andrejs!

      You make a great point about the dangers of spam emails.  Test email accounts are essential. The internet is a scary place and you don’t want bad things following you home.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  18. Wow… A long time ago, I tried to get started with taking surveys for money. I didn’t expect to get rich, it was just a means to hopefully make a little side income.

    It didn’t take too long to quit, as the rewards just weren’t there, and it was very time consuming. Other than wasted time, I lost the email address due to excessive spam.

    Based on your article, it could have been much worse. I mean, I never got charged for a ‘free’ watch…

    Do you feel that the scams associated with these online surveys are getting worse over time?

    Thanks.

    1. Hi, Paul!

      Thanks for sharing your experience with online survey sites.

      Yes, unfortunately, I do think things are getting worse for so-called online survey sites. In the beginning, some of the legit survey sites actually paid money. Not much, but you were paid in cash. Now, very few pay money. Some still pay with a gift card, most just pay in points. That’s as good as it gets.

      I’ve seen a huge increase in scam survey sites, like Survey Voices, that trick people into buying products and services. The odds of making money with surveys is near zero. The odds of getting scammed and compromising personal information with a survey site is near 100%. It’s not worth the risk.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  19. Hi Gary,
    “You spend a little money, you get a little back.”
    How many times has ths playe out again and again. To put it mildly, it sucks.
    The internet is the greatest product of our time, and it is also the absolute worst!
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    Thank you.

    1. Hi, James!

      Your comment reminds me of a bit of wisdom I was told about money. I was told that money makes us more of what we are. If we’re a jerk, we will only be a bigger jerk when we’re rich. If we’re kind and generous, we will be more kind and more generous when we have a lot of money.

      The internet seems to have the same magnifying influence as money. If we’re a jerk, the internet can make us a bigger jerk.

      Thanks for mentioning Wealthy Affiliate. Like you, I struggled for years to make money online. When I discovered Wealthy Affiliate three years ago, all that changed for the better. It’s the only place I recommend to learn how to make money online the right way. For those who are interested, it begins with free enrollment in the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course. Click here to learn more.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  20. Hi Gary, the first thing I would like to say is thanks for calling out these scammers. I wish more people were doing this because so many people are being scammed out of their hard earned cash – it’s disgusting!

    There should be tighter laws on this but that’s for another discussion. I’m really glad you are offering people a better choice to make some legitimate money online, and I’m glad you are honest about how to make this money. The Wealthy Affiliate platform offers you so much more than just building out a website, it trains you on SEO and all other aspects of affiliate marketing, and best of all there is a community of 1.2 million other people (this always is proof that something is legit). I cannot recommend it enough to anybody wanting to start an online business.

    1. Hi, Stefanie!

      I’m convinced that the people behind schemes like Survey Voices are sociopaths. They clearly have no empathy for others and do not care that they are harming people who can least afford it.

      Thanks for recommending Wealthy Affiliate. It has been a lifesaver for me. I struggled to make money online for six years before discovering the Wealthy Affiliate community, when I did, it felt like I had finally found my home.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  21. You are who I want to communicate with. You are doing something l want to put all these things on my page. Your format is better than mine. I would like to learn from you. How do you be able to share to the social media? I am new and we can help each other.

  22. Hi Gary

    If anybody ever needed to hear the truth about ‘survey for money companies’, your review and viewpoints here would be the ideal place for them to be educated.

    The idea that if anything sounds too good to be true then it usually is, especially applies to what most survey companies offer.

    Sadly, they do take advantage of those who are often vulnerable and desperate to make money fast. In my experience, if you need money fast, the best way is to just get a job, any job.

    Creating and building a business requires both effort and time but in the long-term is definitely the best solution for taking charge of one’s money issues.

    Thankfully it didn’t take me very long to realize that ‘survey for money companies’ are usually, a sham, and a total waste of time.

    Thank you for putting the truth out there clearly and thoroughly.

    ~Mark

  23. For as many GOOD survey sites there are, there are just as many scam ones.

    Thanks for the very detailed explanation as to why you don’t recommend Survey Voices.

    While it might not directly apply to me, I still like to keep up to date on sites like this and remember that scam sites like this exist.

  24. Hi Gary… I also fell into the “earn money for surveys” trap. It always seems like such a good idea of an honest way to make money from home, but it never works out. While I was unemployed, I did it for several weeks, just to find out I was given points for stuff I had no interest in. Thank you for the knowledge and the tips!

    Clay

    1. Hi, Clay!

      It seems the survey sites like Survey Voices prey on the innocent and inexperienced. They got me too when I was starting out. I hope as the internet evolves we all become wise the scams and false promises.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  25. Hi, thanks for the information, I tried the survey gig about ten years. I had and still have junk emails that are real emails accounts that I use for finding out if these are scam sites. when I tried the surveys before it led me to one site after another promising to route me to the survey site and I was spammed in my email, and was loaded with popups.

  26. As always Gary, thanks for the warning.

    I’ve walked into far too many of these scam survey sites. They’re absolute wastes of time, almost 100% of the time.

    I’ve been able to find a little success by hacking and/or abusing the systems in place. Inboxdollars, for example, is a pretty terrible survey site. But they’ll pay you pocket change to watch the TV on their site, at around $0.10/half hour. It’s typically cheesy celebrity news, ads, and politically biased nonsense. Every morning I hit play, mute it, minimize it, and forget its there as I work from my computer. I never watch a minute. Like you said, it’s useless as a means of solid income, but there are a couple of hacks that can passively create a little coffee money each week.

    The only survey sites I’ve had good experience with are Product Report Card, and VIP Voices, which is only useful for the first month, if used strategically (it’s a points system you can use to bid). I made $75 from VIP Voices in a month, putting in practically no time. And dropped it like a hot potato after that, because it’s design increases the need for time to succeed (that’s part of the scam). I’ve done Product Report Card for a little over a month, and have made $35, mostly passively or with small time commitments. Again, it takes careful selection and discernment, because if they take actual time, they’re never worth it.

    I almost think of it as the strategy you can use to win with penny stocks. Hype or not, most of them go nowhere. You have to stab quick, pull out, and repeat in a strategic way.

    The worst thing is having your email stolen. Do you have any experience with job search websites that also do this? When I was job searching I tried using sites like Indeed, Glassdoor, and Ziprecruiter, and several others. One of them must have sold my email, but I was spammed for months afterwards.

    1. Hi, Jordan!

      Thanks for such a thorough and thought provoking comment. I love the strategies you present for making money with Product Report Card and VIP Voices. I’m amazed you earned as much as you did.

      Getting your email stolen is a risk with nearly every website. You just don’t know. Back in the day when I tried survey sites I got spammed to death.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  27. GaryHorton,
    Hello! Wow, This is interesting. Yet, it is another program that is deceiving others. This was very helpful information and I’m glad I read this before trying that program even reached me. That point system is never going to work! Getting peoples hopes up for nothing! I have tried them before and even went back again after the first attempt. Won’t do that again.

    1. Hi, Misprov31!

      Surveys, even the best, are not worth the time and possible compromise of personal information. If someone wants to make money online, they need to become a student of the internet and do the work necessary to build an online business.

      I’m convinced there has never been a greater opportunity than the internet, but it takes skill to make money with it. This is why I recommend the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course. Enrollment is free. The course will teach you the basics of online marketing. Once you have the skill set of an online marketer, you will never have to worry about money again. 

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  28. You right, I had the privilege of trying out the so-called best survey companies and they all are useless

    You get passed from one screen survey to the next and you don’t end up earning anything because they tell you that you do not qualify for the main survey. All just a waste of precious time.

    As for survey voices, I also believe that upon registration they end up getting your e-mail address. They could end up selling it and you, in turn, will have your inbox flooded with offers.

    Thanks for the heads up on this one.

    1. Hi, Roopesh!

      You make a great point about how Survey Voices will probably sell your email. Surveys are a huge time and energy drain, but that’s not the worse part. You don’t know what information they are gathering on you or what they will do with it.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  29. I hate the endless circles of some of these sites. You think you’re going to fill out some surveys and make some money, and then suddenly you’ve got multiple accounts and you’re being super scammed and none of the surveys are ones you qualify for. I thought I could do the survey game to make money, but you’re right, it’s not the best.

    1. Hi, Sunny!

      The same thing happened to me when I started out. Somehow through trying to make money with surveys, I got on a spam list for every sort of imaginable insurance. My cell phone rang none stop. I had to change my phone number to escape it. I never did make enough money with surveys to cash out. It was an enormous pain in the rear and all for naught.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  30. Thank you for the advice. I once signed up for an online survey venture. The application process was very convoluted and unusual. This should have served as a red flag. Your post has helped me understand that they were probably just trying to get my personal information for their own benefit. Fortunately I didn’t complete the application or give them any financial information, but I was in a bit of a financial pinch at the time and I can see how someone could fall for it. Something that I got from reading this is that if you are under any kind of financial hardship be extra careful. Thanks again.

    1. Hi, Brad!

      Yes, you are right. The more financial pressure we are under, the more vulnerable we are to scams. It’s so easy to reveal too much about ourselves online. There are agencies, some private, some governmental, and some criminal, that compile info on people. Nothing they collect about us will be used to help us. The small revenue that might possibly be earned with a survey site is just not worth the hassle or the potential compromise of our privacy.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  31. Hey Gary,
    Another great review from you. I really love your reviews which help people to save them from scams. Survey sites are really not good option to invest time in the hope of earning some bucks. As per my thinking, survey sites, pay per click sites and binary and bitcoin are nothing but only scammers who just want to grab people’s hard money giving false statements.
    It is better to go for affiliate marketing though it takes time to earn real online money.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi, Himbru!

      You are so right about Survey Voices. Something about us humans that want to find the easy way and, if possible, get something for nothing. These attitudes make us vulnerable to scammers.

      I agree that affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online for most people. It’s easy and affordable to start. As you mentioned, it does take time to make real money with it, but that is true for every business and profession I can imagine.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  32. Well I am sorry to say that over the years I have fell for several online scams. None so bad they left me broke but these clever marketers have sure had my email and my money too many times. I hadn’t heard of survey voices before but at least I now know to avoid them. It is really difficult for all of us not to be caught out once or twice.

    1. Hi, Karen!

      I know what you mean. I’ve fallen for far too many scams too. For those of us who want to build online businesses, it seems that falling for scams is part of the learning experience. 

      I’m reminded of the Zen perspective of repeatedly living an experience until we learn what it has to teach us. Scams are much like that, until we mature as internet marketers and learn to see through the false promises we will continue to fall for scams.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  33. Gary,
    Very interesting review on survey companies. My niece who is a college student recently asked me if she could join survey companies to earn some money whilst in college and of course my answer was no. You review actually answers all the questions people need to know before pulling their credit cards to work for survey companies. One can never make a real income just taking surveys. it is waste of time and money.

  34. Hi GaryHorton,

    First of all, I enjoyed your post on surveys but I also LOVED your website in General. It is professional and straight to the point and loving the supergirl man haha.

    I, 100% agree with you in your article, surveys are the lousiest way to make money online. I have been there and tried some of the craziest ways to earn a $1 online and surveys will make you money but not as much as you think.

    The internet is so saturated with these survey offers to know and you don’t get really anything in return. There are a lot of other opportunities to earn an income online other than surveys.

    Great Post and continue to spread the word about surveys.

    Robert D. Gee

    1. Hi, Robert D. Gee!

      I’m glad you found my article about Survey Voices helpful. When I first tried to make money online about 9 years ago, I fell into the online survey trap. It was awful. I never made money. All I managed to do was compromise my phone number. Telemarketers were calling me at all hours of the day and night. The only way I could shake the telemarketers was to change phone numbers.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  35. wow so many companies praying on desperation and greed. I have tried endless survey companies and you are absolutely right they are mostly scams trying to get your information for other purposes like collecting emails as you mentioned. I really enjoyed reading this. People need to see this kind of information before wasting there time and money.

    1. Hi, Christine!

      Survey Voices and survey sites in general use the promise of making money to get people’s info. When a website offers something for free, it’s important to ask why. It’s easy to think you are the customer when you sign up to do surveys online, but actually you are not the customer. You’re the product. Your information is used by someone else to turn a profit. It’s not worth the risk.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  36. Gary,
    Thank you for this post, I am always hearing of these surveys sites that pay cash but i can never find one. I was beginning to think that It was my own fault that i was incapable of finding one of all these good paying survey sites. It’s nice to finally read the truth for once. Most sites out there, including the bloggers that talk about these surveys are always “fluffing up the facts”. Oh have you ever thought of adding the site Dna simple onto your site? I have heard of it and have heard it is a legit and easy way to make money but I’m not sure. Thanks again. For your educational and informative post.

    Sincerely
    Noah

    1. Hi, Noah!

      Surveys are actually a lousy way to try and make money online. Like I show in my article Survey Voices, the surveys that claim to pay big money are really just marketing companies trying to trick you into buying products.

      Thanks for bringing DNA Simple to my attention. I quickly looked over their website and several issues raise red flags. Anytime a service is offered for free, you have to ask why. In the case of DNA Simple the service is offered for free because you are the product. DNA Simple is delivering your DNA to other companies. I suspect that the greatest need for DNA samples is to compile a DNA data base.

      Surrendering your DNA is not a good idea. Particularly when the most you can make with DNA Simple is $50 per sample and the most anyone has ever made with DNA Simple is $150. I don’t think it is worth the risk and would advise against using DNA Simple to make money.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  37. Hi, Gary. I’d be interested to learn how this Survey-Voices company that you discussed in your review can possibly make money if they do not charge anyone for the service that they provide. Don’t they have people who do this “marketing” tactic for them – matching people up to available survey companies? Do these people then work for free as, purportedly this company doesn’t receive a dime from individual who ask them to perform the matching tasks?

    I agree with your analysis, brilliantly illustrated in the example that you provided concerning that mythical individual “Ernie”. Learning the hard way myself, now about a dozen years ago, even a member of a legit online survey site, a person simply cannot earn a full-time living doing surveys for a living.

    It’s impossible because of two-well known facts about survey sites.

    1). Many companies, despite what the bogus sites promote as a complete lie, simply do not offer a lot of surveys per week, coming anywhere near to what a person working a full-time job could earn by comparison.

    2). Most sites have rules in place where a member, simply because of the fact that he/she does not fit the intended demographic designed in a specific survey, gets disqualified from having the ability to complete that entire survey. Often, (except for just one site that I’m aware of) a member because he/she was disqualified earns a big fat $0!! Plus the time he/she wasted initially doing the survey, never to be gained back in his/her life.

    Add those two factors alone, and it definitely is not something a person should even remotely consider as a way to earn a lot of money online.

    The other survey types that you mentioned in your excellent article are all as fraudulent as a 4 dollar bill. Yet people, often desperate for money fall for them anyway as they go after the dream of attaining financial freedom for themselves. Earth to these suckers: It will NEVER happen participating in online survey taking!

    Jeff

    1. Hi, Jeff!

      Thanks for your detailed comment. Survey Voices is paid a fee for directing people to various survey sites. Some survey sites will pay Survey Voices $4 per lead. The bogus survey sites that are really marketing sites will pay Survey Voices $70 and more for each person who participates in a product trial.

      Bottom line, as you show, survey are not a realistic way to make a full-time income online.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  38. I like how your site is really organized and to the point. There is also a lot of images that relate really well with your posts and helps viewers visually. I love your honesty and your story !
    Also Love the fact that you have a video!
    Appreciate the honest review that you have with tips on how to avoid scams.
    Thank you!! Bless

  39. Personally i don’t like any survey whether they are on the internet, phone or any other inlet because they are merely information seekers, give them one bit and they come back for more and pass the information on to other parties that will try to contact you. As for this survey voices, just stay clear of them and all the others and earn your money on the internet through more legit programmes, like affiliate marketing.

    1. Hi, Andrew!

      Great advice. I appreciate how you succinctly describe the nature of survey companies online and off. You are right, they are information seekers and they will use this information to their advantage.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  40. Hello Gary:

    Thanks for your very informative post on Survey Voices. Like a lot of people, I am exploring different methods of creating income online. I have come across many programs, including surveys for pay. I actually participated in a program for a few years and did receive some nice benefits. However the return on the time invested was quite low. I appreciate your honest review of this company and the overall lessons on the survey business. Take care.

    Mike

    1. Hi, Mike!

      I think in the past there were more legitimate online survey companies. My daughter-in-law made money with surveys until about three years ago when the company stopped paying in cash. Like you mentioned the time investment can be substantial.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  41. Hi Gary. Self explanatory, you really exposed these great ‘Scammers”. I agree taking online surveys is the most lousy way to try and earn a living. These guys are out there for themselves, they don’t give a damn for the poor souls they scam.
    This is a shout out there for all ‘wannabes’. The greatest rewards in life come with effort and dedicated work, there is no free lunch, NO, not even online.

    1. Hi, Jon!

      Thanks for summing it up nicely. It is possible to make phenomenal money online and to make it faster than an offline business, but as you keenly point out, it still takes work, commitment and patience.

      I’ve been investigating scams like Survey Voices for nearly two years and I’ve come to realize that most people are what I call “opportunity seekers.” This is a phrase I learned from Chris Farrell. An opportunity seeker is constantly searching for the secret that will instantly turn the internet into their private ATM and pour cash into their bank account. 

      You and I know they will never find the secret they are searching for. If an opportunity seeker found a real opportunity, they would quit soon after starting because it wasn’t profitable fast enough or it took too much work.

      On the other hand, there are also people online with entrepreneurial spirits who understand they will need to work at success and make it happen. These people are searching for legitimate training and will recognize it when they see it. To these people, I recommend the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

  42. Hi Gary,
    This is a thorough review of the pro’s and con’s of trying to make money doing survey’s online. I looked into it once and found it to be extremely time consuming with little to be made to keep my interest level in doing surveys as a part time gig.

    1. Hi, Lorrie!

      Years ago, when I was just starting on my journey of making money online, I tried surveys too. I don’t think I made a cent, but I do remember all the spam and phone calls from telemarketers. It was a nightmare.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gary

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