Have you ever wished that you could make money online without having to worry about getting scammed? Well, you can and in this Survey Compare review I’ll explain how it all works.
Online survey’s may be a great scam free way to make money online, but... unfortunately they can’t provide a “job replacing income” allowing you to leave the stresses of your work behind.
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Survey Compare. 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 Compare?
Survey Compare is a platform that connects you with market research companies, similar to Panel Payday. They are different than most survey companies in that they don’t provide you with surveys, but instead bring together, and connect you with several other survey sites in a single place.
It's a unique idea... like an shopping mall for online surveys.
SurveyCompare is owned by parent company Marketing VF Ltd who also owns EDUCompare. Founded in 2009, Marketing VF Ltd has been recognized as one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK and has been voted the 4th best company to work for in The Sunday Times. They have also made the INC, 5000 Europe list.
So, Survey Compare is standing on some solid ground.
How Does It Work?
Step one is to provide your age and gender, and then Survey Compare will present you with a list of survey sites to join, which will look like this (image below). You simply select the ones you want to participate in.
Once you choose your sites, you will be guided to a simple sign up that includes your name and email address.
It’s really that simple (as far as SurveyCompare goes). There is more however...
Your next step will be to set-up your profile with the individual survey companies, and then go through a screening process to determine your demographic and eligibility. This will vary between companies but you can expect it to be 15 – 30 minutes with some surprisingly personal questions being asked.
This is one of my gripes with online surveys. They need to narrow down your demographic so that they can match you to relevant surveys. As a result, they will ask you to share information that you typically wouldn't even tell your best friend. But some sites are more invasive than others, and you can often opt out of the more personal questions.
Two of the more popular online survey sites that I do recommend are Survey Junkie and Swag Bucks. The cool thing about Swag Bucks is that they even pay you for doing things you'd normally do online, like searching the web, visiting websites and watching videos.
If you're looking for a full-time income online because of medical issues for example, kids to take care of or just a job you hate, an online business may be what you want.
There's so much junk and misinformation out there though, that knowing how (and where) to start is what you need in order to get what you want.
Back to the point about online surveys and narrowing down your demographic, once you complete that step, you're set to go.
Now you can complete surveys online and hope that your answers qualify so you get paid. Because you're dealing with third parties, payment methods will vary from company to company. Typically you can expect a points system which can be traded for gift cards and cash directly into your Paypal account.
Is Survey Compare A Scam?
Although I already mentioned that Survey Compare was a scam free way to make money online, just in case you are skimming quickly I wanted to touch on this topic again.
No, Survey Compare is not a scam.
They are up-front about your potential earnings from doing surveys. It’s not much, and they are the first to say that surveys are for earning extra spending money. They will not provide an income.
This is a quote from their site,
"Yes, you can earn extra money with paid surveys, but don’t be taken in by any website that promises an unrealistic pay-out.
Think of paid surveys as a convenient way to earn spending money. There are survey scammers out there, but SurveyCompare works only with trusted market research companies.
You will never have to pay any of our selected partners: you’re the one who’s earning here, not them!”
The biggest problem with survey companies, and the reason people accuse them of being a scam, is because you will often finish a partial (or full) survey only to be told you did not qualify. In other words, you spent all that time answering questions for nothing. You won't be paid.
This is because it's often necessary for you to do the survey before the market research company can decide if you were right for it.
This is usually why they are labeled scams.
Is it For You?
If your time is valuable... online surveys are probably not for you.
However, if you enjoy scrolling Facebook or playing games on your phone while watching TV (Yes, I'm guilty of it from time to time as well), then answering simple questions and earning a few bucks in the process may be what you’re looking for.
In that case, SurveyCompare might be worth a try.
My personal preference when it comes to making money online is creating passive income with an online business, so the work I put in today pays me for many years to come...
Doing online surveys unfortunately can't provide that kind of income.
If a full-time income online is what you're looking for, that's possible as well. I know it's possible because that's how I earn my income...and I'm not the brightest bulb in the lamp store, that's for sure 😀
Of course it's not as simple as doing surveys, but if you're like me, you're not afraid a little hard work as long as you get the rewards.
So if more freedom and independence are what you want, knowing how (and where) to start is what you need in order to get what you want.
Survey Compare Reviews and Complaints
There are surprisingly few complaints online, which is something not many companies can say. In fact, most reviews and complaints are not aimed directly at Survey Compare, but to the third party survey sites they connect you with.
- The most common complaint is expected. Filling out complete or partial surveys and then being told that you do not qualify.
- One comment I read claimed that their anti-virus started to report adware and tracker threats. It’s difficult to say whether this is from Survey Compare or not, but it’s not likely. It’s probably related to a third party site, not Survey Compare.
- Another common complaint is not receiving many survey offers. The number of surveys you will be offered, or at least the ones you are eligible for, will depend on your demographic. I know from my own experience, my email is loaded with survey offers every day (although for the small payout, I rarely complete them unless I'm testing for a review).
TIP: If you’re going to sign up for online survey’s, create a separate email account specifically for that purpose so all of your surveys can be found in one place.
What I Like About Survey Compare
- It’s simple and clean. You’re not bombarded with Ads and pop-ups.
- They are honest up-front about your earning potential, and even offer advice to avoid scams.
- The Survey Compare platform functions exactly as advertised. I had no issues with it, and I did not find any user complaints regarding technical issues.
- Supports Charites such as Honour Village Cambodia, Samaritans, and Lifelites.
- Free to use.
What I Don’t Like
- Small earning potential for the amount of time required.
- The screening process for each survey company can be invasive. Questions about your income, loans you have, employer details, etc. are common.
- Survey Compare only connects you with other survey sites, so you’re still dealing with third party companies and all the issues associated with each one.
- If you’re already signed up with several survey companies, there is really no reason to use Survey Compare.
It should be noted, most of these negatives are not directly related to Survey Compare, but to online survey’s and research companies in general.
Where Do You Go From Here?
As far as online survey’s go, Survey Compare can be a handy tool that let’s you join multiple sites at once.
But you won't be able to quit your job.
For that you will need to consider other options. My number one recommendation is Wealthy Affiliate because it’s free to join and will provide you with all the training and tools you need to get started.
For a bigger income though... something that can eventually give you more freedom and independence, an online business is what you want.
With so much misinformation out there though, knowing how (and where) to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.
I hope my Survey Compare review was helpful, and thank you for stopping by.
Please leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts about Survey Compare. Are you currently using online surveys as a way to make money online?
If you found this review helpful, or you think it might be useful for others, please share 😀