Thanks for stopping by to read my Survey Voices Review. Online surveys have become a popular way to make a few extra bucks online and if you're just looking to pay off some bills at the end of the month or have a little financial peace of mind, they can offer a solution. But it’s a minefield out there. Which ones are good, and which ones rip you off?
More specifically, is Survey Voices one you can trust.
In this Survey Voices review I'll explain the way it works, what you can expect, and of course… whether it's legitimate or just another scam.
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Survey Voices. This review has been researched with information and/or testimonials that are available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not to apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations. See full disclaimer for more info
What is Survey Voices?
Survey Voices looks like a paid survey site, however… what they actually do is connect you to other survey sites and free offers, similar to Survey Compare and Panel Payday. They themselves are not an online survey site or a market research company.
Headquartered in White Plains New York, Survey Voices is owned by Reward Zone USA which was founded in 2011 by Matthew Conlin. Reward Zone also owns Flash Rewards and Rewards Giant.
Like other survey “brokers”, they are on a growing list of sites that have an unfortunate reputation for sending people to scam offers like free iPhones and gift cards, then collecting your personal information in the process.
Who Is Survey Voices For?
Survey Voices is for the person who spends their spare time online and would like to make a few extra bucks while having a little fun.
Who It’s Not For
Surveys and reward sites don’t pay a lot so if you’d like to earn real money online, Survey Voices won’t be for you.
The reason the web is such a powerful tool is because it gives you leverage. You can earn passive income by doing something once and getting paid for it over and over… sometimes for years.
Doing things like surveys does NOT create passive income and are therefore not the best use of your time (if you want to earn a real income).
How Does It Work?
Signing up is simple, but they do ask for your address and phone number.
Having learned the hard way by joining so many of these programs… it’s a bad idea to give out your phone number. You'll get daily spam calls every day, which may taper off over time, but will likely last for months…
Once you become a member, you’ll be presented with multiple survey sites you can sign up for as well as free offers for things like cell phones and even $1000 gift cards.
As far as the survey sites go, each site will have different requirements and payouts. Some, like Swagbucks are legit, but there are others that won’t be. Some may be flat-out scams, so it’s important to research each site before signing up.
And then there are the free offers…
You’re probably wondering why someone would give you expensive products and gift cards for free. There’s gotta be a catch, right?
Yes, there is…
Free Products and Money
When you join Survey Voices you will get random offers for things like free iPhones, and even $1000 gift cards.
More often than not, my antivirus blocks me from even looking into them…
When you can get through (or if you're not using an antivirus program), the catch is that you must sign up for free trials to various subscription products and programs which require your credit card. Where they get you is when the free-trial period is up and the monthly payments automatically kick in.
Of course, you can cancel these trials, but it’s not always a simple process.
There’s a much bigger problem though…
To claim your prize, you will be asked for things like your bank statement and driver’s license.
They may also ask for your signature on tax forms…
It's a virtual gold mine for identity thieves, and in my opinion, going down this road is dangerous.
You’re giving up serious information with no guarantee you’ll get anything for it.
The Better Business Bureau website (for parent company Reward Zone USA) currently has over a hundred complaints, many from people who did not receive their free incentive.
Although some of these complaints were resolved, it often required several attempts to contact Survey Voices…
And even if you do get your free iPhone… you’re left with that uncomfortable feeling of someone you don’t know, from a company you've probably never heard of, having your signature, driver’s license, and bank statements.
Is Survey Voices Legitimate?
Survey Voices is legit, but some of the sites they send you to might not be. In fact, as mentioned above, some may even be complete scams.
You will also get a lot of spam phone calls and email, as well as have your web browser hijacked by popups and offers.
Issues like these are why Survey Voices (and similar sites) get a bad reputation, and why some people call them a scam.
But… I also think it's also important to give them credit for responding to the Better Business Bureau complaints (even though only a third of the complainants verified the issue was resolved to their satisfaction).
They are a legitimate company, and you can find some real offers and surveys… but you’ll also be dealing with a lot of junk.
How Much Does Survey Voices Pay?
Since Survey Voices only refers you to other survey sites, the amount you can earn depends on the site you join.
They say you can earn $300 for sharing your opinion but having reviewed many of the survey companies they work with you’ll find that the average payout per survey is usually between a buck or two… usually paid in points which can be redeemed for things like gift cards and PayPal cash.
It is possible to earn hundreds of dollars, it’ll just take a lot of time.
You will also end up doing a lot of unpaid surveys.
There are two main reasons for this…
- Your answers (to the survey questions) indicate you are not the target demographic they’re after, and at some point (often at the end of the survey) you are told you don’t qualify. Some sites use pre-qualifying surveys to avoid this, but those also take time.
- The survey quota is already met. For example… if a client orders 100 completed surveys and 200 people accept the invite… the first qualifying 100 to complete the survey get accepted, while the rest are told the “quota is full”… even if you’ve already spent half-an-hour or more answering questions.
How often this happens depends on the survey site you’re on.
Another thing that varies with each site are the minimum payout thresholds. Until your account reaches a set number of points (or dollars), you're trapped completing more surveys until you can check out.
There's a big challenge here when you ALSO look at the “not qualified” and “quota full” issues discussed above.
It’s a common complaint that many survey sites make it hard to reach your minimum threshold by deliberately disqualifying you or doing things like closing your account for no reason.
Not all survey sites are like this, and this isn’t something that’s specific to Survey Voices… it’s just a common issue you should be prepared to deal with if you’re going to be doing online surveys.
Survey Voices Reviews and Complaints
As you might expect, the Survey Voices reviews are mixed. Since they only connect you with third-party sites, your experience will depend on which ones you sign up for.
The most common complaints are ones already mentioned…
- Sharing too much personal information.
- Constant spam.
- Not receiving free offers even though you’ve jumped through all of their hoops.
- A lot of unpaid surveys.
What I Like About Survey Voices
- If you know which sites are good, having them in one place to sign up is convenient.
- Surveys can be a simple a way to make a few extra bucks.
- Do it when you want, as often as you want.
What I Don’t Like
- Low pay and no passive income potential.
- Hijacks, or if I’m being nice… gently interrupts your web browser.
- Trusting unknown individuals and organizations with your personal information.
You may have guessed that paid surveys are not my favorite way to make money online.
If you've struggled at it though, surveys can be a fun way to get started. The pay is far too low for my taste, but their are worse ways to spend your time.
For those looking to earn real money, my recommendation would be to use the web to your advantage for passive income.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope my Survey Voices Review was helpful.
5 thoughts on “Is Survey Voices Legitimate? Does it Work? [Full Review]”
Any help as to how to get them to stop? Unsubscribe doesn’t seem to have any effect Thanks!
I dont get this site says you have 312 dollars and then never happens not a survey you need to try products need credit card.
and how does one “use the web to their advantage for passive income”?
I am in need of making money because i cant keep up with the rent and my two elderly parents.
I am scared and unsure of what to do to change the tide of things.
Hi Carlos, that’s a great question. Using the web to create passive income in principle is no different than creating passive income offline. Traditionally, passive income comes from an asset your create or buy. Real Estate rental properties for example, a business or stock dividends.
The principle online is the same. You need a digital asset that generates income. You can create it, or buy it… although buying it is expensive. A website for example can sell for 20 – 40 times the amount it generates per month. Of course there are variances and the calculation is similar to if you were selling a business. But generally speaking, a website that generates $1000 in passive income every month could potentially sell for $20,000 to $40,000. A website that generates $10,000 a month could go for $200,000 to $400,000. Not in all cases, but you get the idea… “buying” a passive income is expensive.
Similarly if you wanted to buy real estate and generate passive income through rental properties, you would need at least the down payment to buy that property. And you’d have to pay the mortgage down enough that your rental income was greater than your payments.
Other “digital assets” would be a social media account or YouTube channel with thousands (or millions) of followers. Writing ebooks and online courses are digital assets (but you have to know how to market them). A list of email subscribers is a digital asset. All of these things can be monetized to produce passive income, but you have to create them first. There are no shortcuts.
And they are not all created equal. For example, if you have a popular social media account, it’s not really yours. It ultimately belongs to the platform and while you can monetize it, you can only do so under their rules and regulations, and as long as the platform exists.
One advantage however, is that it’s difficult for someone to replicate.
A profitable sales funnel on the other hand is very easy for someone to copy, and they will IF they know it’s profitable. There are lot of programs out there that claim to be selling their “proven” and profitable sales funnels, but if they were profitable, they would make far more money generating income from them than they would selling them. In most cases, a sales funnel for sale was either at one time profitable and no longer is (which is why they’re selling it), or it’s not profitable at all but is rather promoting a product the sales funnel creator owns.
In other words, the product owner/creator knows they will spend more money on getting people to the sales funnel (traffic) than they will earn back in sales. So instead, they “sell” their sales funnel to others (claiming it’s profitable) and those people will spend their money sending traffic to it. They may earn some money in commissions, but not enough to cover their cost of traffic.
Meanwhile, the product owner/creator now has a ton of traffic coming through the sales funnel and other people are paying for it. He or she shares the profits (pays a commission) to the successful seller, but has pushed all of their risk onto the people he or she sold the sales funnel to.
Anyway… profitable sales funnels as digital assets that generate passive income are fleeting. Creating one (or buying a legit one) is very difficult and if someone knows it’s profitable they can just copy it. They also don’t stand up to changing markets. A sales funnel that’s profitable this year may not be profitable next year.
Sales funnels also don’t generate traffic on their own like a website or a platform account (Social Media and YouTube), so you have to pay for traffic in some way to drive people to it. And you don’t know if it’s profitable until you test it.
My personal preference for digital assets are websites. They are relative easy to build and YOU own them. Facebook or YouTube doesn’t own them for example. They belong to you.
They also generate free traffic on their own month after month, year after year, they can stand the test of time (some websites are still going strong after 20 years or more)… in fact, they become more valuable over time. And… they are difficult to replicate because the value is in the domain name, which you own.
And the best part is you can build a profitable website for very little money (the cost of hosting). It takes some time and effort and I in your comment you mentioned keeping up with the rent and looking after your parents, so I don’t know how much time you have. But creating a digital asset that generates passive income is a long-term thing. If you are interested in learning more, I share my personal story of how I did it here.
Anyway, sorry for the long explanation but hopefully that sheds a little light on the subject 🙂 I appreciate you taking the time to reach out and ask the question and if there’s anything I can help with I’d be happy to.