Is paid survey websites a scam? You may have seen those websites claiming you can make over $100 dollars an hour by completing surveys online but first you must pay in order to get the surveys. Now those type of survey companies are SCAMS!!!!!! Stay far, far away from them! All they want is your money and will run with it. Some will give you a list but it will be outdated with broken links and fake survey websites. A REAL paid survey website will never charge you. You can make some good extra money from survey programs if you find the right ones.
Have you ever wonder how people get free products sent to them to review on their blog?
I'm currently a product review blogger on ProductReviewMom.com and receive products for free from many different companies.
People search for reviews on many different products everyday online and you can become the go to place for product reviews.
So you're wondering, how can you start getting free products? Below I'll list some companies you can sign up and get started.
1. BzzAgent- This is a great word of mouth marketing company to join to get free products. The more products you review, the higher your score and chances in getting more products to test and share your opinions to your readers.
2. Smiley360- Just like BzzAgent it is a word of mouth marketing company that you receive products for reviews. The more reviews you do, the better your chances of getting into new missions to receive free products.
3. Tomoson- With Tomoson, you apply with different companies looking for bloggers to review their products. You must have descent amount of traffic going to your blog and have a social network to be successful at getting approved with different companies.
4. ExpoTV- With ExpoTv, you must have a web cam because you'll review free products to review through web cam only. You can still share your product review on your blog.
5. Swaggable- Swaggable is another word of mouth marketing company that you'll receive free products to review and you can share about the products to your readers and social networks.
6. Influenster- Influenster is another word of mouth marketing company that sends you boxes of different products to review and do different task like, do a blog post about the products, share information about the products on social networks, join the products fan pages on social networks, etc.
If your blog already receives traffic and have a good presences on social networks, you can contact companies directly and request samples to review on your blog.
Also, if your product review blog have a good ranking with search engines like Google, companies will start taking notice and will start contacting you directly to review their products on your blog.
I hope you find these tips helpful! If you know of any companies that offers free products for reviews not listed here, please let me know in the comments section. And make sure to visit my post if you like to get paid for product testing.
For awhile now, I've been in a panel called Media Insiders Panel where I downloaded an app on my Android cell phone and Media Insiders collects data from my cell phone usage.
You don't even know the app is running on your phone and you get paid a $5 Tango gift card each month that you have Media Insiders app still running on your phone or electronic device.
I actually like this panel because it requires no surveys to complete and you don't even know the app is running on your electronic device. Also it doesn't slow down your device either.
The $5 Tango card can be redeemable for several well known gift cards like Amazon, iTunes, Target, and more, or you can use it for charity.
Another great thing is you can add the app on up to 3 devices and get $5 Tango card for each device!
The app is called MI Mobile and if you're interested in downloading the app on your electronic device, click here.
Remember I told you I'd found another product testing company online that is just like BzzAgent?
Well so far since I've signed up with Smiley360, I've tested Arm and Hammer Sensitive toothpaste with them and currently about to test Emergen-C vitamin supplement drink mix.
It's an ok company if you like to test products at home but what I don't like is how they send me applications for up and coming testing and usually my applications I fill out gets denied. That's very disappointing when I'm really hoping to get into certain missions that I know I would enjoy.
When you complete any product test with Smiley360, you voice your opinions about the products you've tested and share your thoughts to people, on blogs, through social media, or on the Smiley360 website.
For your opinions, you get rewarded with smiles which I believe will help you get into more product test missions.
I'm still learning about Smiley360 and I like it so far but my main company I like is BzzAgent because I get the most products to test with them.
I currently joined a campaign through BzzAgent to test the Bic Soleil Savvy Razor. Check out my review on my other blog ProductReviewMom.com.
Thanks and have a great weekend!!!
Decision Analyst originally created the American Consumer Opinion panel in early 1986 as a small mail survey panel. Members were personally invited to participate in the panel by telephone, and answered the surveys via the mail. Since the surveys were conducted by mail, membership was limited to the United States. Members primarily tested and provided their feedback on new products. By 1995, the mail survey panel had approximately 20,000 Members.
Then, with the development of the Internet, the panel went online in 1996 and membership was opened up to all countries across the globe. The panel currently includes over eight million men, women, and children throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
American Consumer Opinion seeks opinions on a variety of topics. Recent surveys asked Members...
I receive about 3 or less surveys a month, but they're always high paying surveys. I enjoy the fact that I get quite a few product test surveys from them and it is easy to qualify with their surveys.
They offer payments by check and PayPal only. You must make $10 before you can cashout.
American Consumer Opinion website now has a new look! In addition to the new look and feel of the site, they have made some changes based on research among their Members. There will no longer be drawings for a chance to win cash prizes when you complete a screening survey. Now you will be paid Points for every screener or survey you complete. Points will range from 10 to 50 Points for screeners or screening surveys, and 100 Points to 5,000 Points or more for longer surveys. Any time you complete any type of survey with American Consumer Opinion, you will get paid! To explain more about Points-one Point equals a penny. A hundred Points equals a dollar. You can redeem Points for cash (PayPal or check mailed to you), or you can donate your Points to a worthy charity. You can cash out when your Member Account equals at least 1,000 Points (ten U.S. dollars), the same as always, as long as you follow the rules in our Terms and Conditions.
Here are the Pros and Cons:
1. I receive my PayPal payments within a week or two.
2. I reach payout within a month or two depending on how many surveys I complete and how much each are for.
3. I receive product test surveys.
4. I qualify for majority of their surveys.
1. They need to start sending more surveys monthly so I could make more money with them.
2. I really don't like using a point system. All it does is lead to confusion.
3. No referral system.
So I would give Acop.com (American Consumer Opinion) a rating of 3 stars out of 5 since they do not send as much surveys like other companies do and also for them starting to use a point system.
Click here to sign up
SurveySavvy.com is a online survey panel company that pays you for your opinions on different products from advertisers.
SurveySavvy.com company started back in 1999 with Luth Research, and unlike other survey companies that only rewards you for completing surveys, SurveySavvy.com pays you also for referring new members to their website. So that doubles the way of making money with them!
Their surveys range from $1-$50 depending on the length of their surveys.
Also if you do not qualify for one of their surveys, you're still enter into their monthly drawings to win $10 that goes towards your account. (I won this drawing once since I been a member)
There is no confusing point system with SurveySavvy.com, so you will know exactly how much you will get paid for each completed survey. Also no payout limit, meaning, if you only have an dollar in your account, you can still cash out anytime. Payments are made by check only, and you're paid within a month of cashing out.
1. Easy to qualify for most of their surveys. I qualify with about 65% of their surveys which is pretty good.
2. They offer quite a bit of high paying surveys.
3. They have an helpful staff on Facebook if you have questions.
4. I never had technical problems with any of their surveys.
5. Always paid in a timely manner.
6. No payout limit.
1. Payments are only made by check, which causes you to have to wait for it by mail. (Takes up to a month to receive)
2. I only receive about 6 or 7 surveys from them a month.
Overall SurveySavvy.com is a good survey panel company. I give them a rating 4 out of 5.
Remember SurveySavvy.com currently has two contests going on now!
So sign up today!
Love is in the air today, millions of people hearts are filled with love and joy for that special someone, but unfortunately the love and joy I once had with SurveySpot.com is quickly disappearing!
SurveySpot.com use to be my favorite online paid survey company and was even the first online paid survey company I joined! I enjoyed easily qualifying for their paid online surveys, getting many invites to their high paid online focus groups, and getting a lot of paid product testing online surveys. I remember when I would make their $10 payout within a week, but those days has long past.
Since Surveyspot.com has gone to a new system, I can hardly qualify for any of their surveys! It has been over 6 months since I have made payout with them! SurveySpot.com keep sending me survey invites in my email box of surveys I have already completed and the survey tells me "I have already completed the survey and not qualify, so I can not get any points for it." If that is the case then WHY ARE THEY SENDING ME INVITES TO SURVEYS I HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED AND DIDN'T QUALIFY FOR THE FIRST TIME?
This survey company is starting to really tick me off! They use to be one of the best and oldest online paid survey companies on the Internet.
The only good thing about Surveyspot.com is that they pay you immediately to your Pay Pal account once you cash out and make $10 (1000 points) payout, but it is pretty much pointless when you can't even make payout because you can't qualify for any of their surveys!!!!!
SurveySpot.com needs to get it together or I will sadly have to close my account with them and remove their link on my Work From Home page.
Sorry for my rant on this day that is suppose to be about love, hugs, and roses but I had to get it off my chest because once again this morning I didn't qualify for any of their online surveys, so they wasted my time.
I'm wondering if their starting to become a scam like some of the other online paid survey websites?
Are you having the same problems with SurveySpot.com like I am?
Oh yeah Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is filled with happiness and joy!
One night while watching the show Teen Mom on MTV (one of my guilty pleasures) I came across a commercial called BigSpot.com. You may have also seen the commercial too and is wondering if this website is real or fake?
They were stating that you can make extra money online voicing your opinions with online surveys with no fees! Market researchers are looking for consumers to evaluate their products and give their honest opinion on it and you can be rewarded for it.
I knew I had to check them out since I love making extra money online with paid online surveys. But I needed to make sure this company is legitimate, so I went online to take a look.
Upon arriving on the website, it looked pretty real to me and website was professionally done so I decided I would fill out my information to get started. (I used my barely used Email address just in case this website is fake because scammers like to sell your email address).
After filling out my information, BigSpot.com led me to a new page with a list of survey websites I can join for free. I noticed almost all the survey websites they had listed base on my age are the ones I have already signed up with and also the survey companies are listed on my Work From Home page.
There were a couple I have never signed up before called Quality Health and RewardTV. I clicked on them both and they both do not look like a paid survey websites, but instead look like an Paid Offers website. I did not sign up with them since I am already a member with plenty of Paid Offer programs.
Also I noticed they started sending me email alerts each day of online survey companies I should join.
So is BigSpot.com real or just another online scam? I will say Yes and No.
Yes they could be potentially a scam because they asked for my information when they are not even a survey company themselves, they're just the middle men referring people to paid survey websites and getting paid for leads and also could be selling peoples' information.
No they could actually be a legitimate website since they do advertise real paid survey companies. Also they may not be selling peoples' information (hopefully not). But always stay cautious!
Remember....NEVER PAY MONEY TO ANY SURVEY COMPANY BECAUSE IT IS A SCAM! Market Researchers pay the survey companies to find the right consumers for them to complete their surveys.
Have you ever used BigSpot.com? If so, what was your experience?