Is SurveySavvy a Scam? – $1 or $2 Per Survey Isn’t Enough!

Is SurveySavvy a Scam
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If you are asking yourself “Is SurveySavvy a Scam?” “How much money could I earn there?” you have come to the right place. In this SurveySavvy review, I’m gonna reveal what’s the truth “behind the curtains”.

I hope you’ll enjoy. If you have any questions regarding SurveySavvy or making money online, in general, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments below after reading this article. I’ll be more than happy to help you out as my goal is to help all my visitors to earn good money online.

SurveySavvy Review

Name: SurveySavvy

Founded: 1999

Type: Online Surveys

Short Review: It seems that SurveySavvy has been a little bit better in the past but nowadays it’s one of the worst make money online opportunities. I recommend saving your time from services like this. You will earn maximum a few dollars per month.0

If you are looking better ways to earn money online, I highly recommend trying this website for completely free. I will send you a personal welcome message inside the community when you sign up through my website. Then I’ll offer you my 1-on-1 support so you will learn to make a living online.

Is SurveySavvy a Scam
SurveySavvy Homepage

What Is SurveySavvy?

SurveySavvy is, as its name already says, a survey site that pays you for answering online surveys. You have probably seen similar websites in the past and tried some of them. I have tried something like 70-80 different survey sites until today.

You can find the best survey sites here. However, I explain in the article why survey sites are not worth it. I came to the same conclusion with SurveySavvy as well. Still, I will explain how the process of making money on SurveySavvy works.

You can earn $1-2 per answered survey which sounds good at first. But there are a few things that you should know about SurveySavvy.

How Does SurveySavvy Work?

First, you need to sign up and create a profile. This takes probably just 30 seconds or so. Then they send you a confirmation message to your email and by clicking the link you can confirm your account.

Now you are supposed to receive your first surveys and start earning money but it isn’t that simple. You need to keep on waiting until they have the first surveys available for you. However, it can take a long while.

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This is a typical message in SurveySavvy.

When you get your first survey you are supposed to answer their questions diligently. But I want to let you know that you will be disqualified from most surveys because they want to have very targeted people to answer them.

It means that you answer a few pre-qualifying questions and then they show you a message, “Unfortunately you weren’t qualified for this survey. Try again next time.” You can imagine your feeling after trying to qualify more than 5 surveys and you always get the same message and earn $0.

If you have finally… Finally, qualified to some surveys and earned a few bucks you can cash out your money. But do notice that you don’t get the money immediately through PayPal because they don’t have such option. They only pay by paper check and it can take up to 3 months that you get the payment after you’ve reached their payment limit (which is fortunately only $1).

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At this point you may be asking, are there any better ways to earn money on SurveySavvy. The answer is, not really. But they do have a referral program and I’ll explain how it works.

SurveySavvy Referral Program

SurveySavvy works like any other referral/affiliate program. You share your link with your friends and followers. They sign up and earn money through SurveySavvy and then you earn a commission.

An interesting thing is that they have a 2 tiered referral program that helps you to earn not only earn a fee from your direct referrals (people who you’ve invited), but also from the referrals of your referrals (so from people they invited as well).

If you really want to try SurveySavvy, then you can use my referral link to support my blog. But as I said above, I don’t use this website myself and I think it’s not worth it.

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This is how it looks inside the referral center of SurveySavvy.


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SurveySavvy Reviews & Complaints

I wanted to take a look what other people are thinking about SurveySavvy and if they are enjoying this website. However, I became obvious quite quickly that also other bloggers and SurveySavvy users admit that the earning potential is too low.

Some websites may share their referral link in order to earn money through referrals but honest bloggers don’t seem to promote SurveySavvy for their audience.

There are 128 reviews of SurveySavvy on SurveyPolice in total and the average rating is only around 2 out stars out of 5. That’s very bad because most services get 3-5 stars. It’s quite rare to see any website getting so low rating like SurveySavvy.

I want to show you a couple of examples of newest user reviews:

Is SurveySavvy a Scam
Michael hasn’t earned a dime through Survey Savvy during the past 6 months. Sounds bad.
Is SurveySavvy a Scam
Steven doesn’t get qualified for surveys either. That’s why it’s just a total waste of time.
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Christina didn’t earn a single dime through SurveySavvy either. She tried to install SurveySavvy to earn extra $5 per month but it totally messed up her phone.

Notice that all these reviews are written in this month August 2017. I couldn’t find any recent review that would have given SurveySavvy more than 2 stars out of 5. That’s a big sign for you and me that we definitely shouldn’t use this website.

Conclusion – Is SurveySavvy Worth It?

SurveySavvy is not a blatant scam but as we clearly saw on SurveySavvy reviews, it’s still just a waste of time. I’m not going to waste even a single minute more on their website and I recommend that you don’t use it either.

You may be wondering why am I so “negative” with survey sites. Well, the truth is that I believe that every day and every hour is important. You have only one life so why would you waste it answering online surveys that pay only $5 per month.

Some people say they just make some extra income and relax while answering surveys. Well, why wouldn’t you relax and make 10 times more extra income by doing much more interesting activities online?

I find affiliate marketing fascinating because you can build your business literally without any initial investments. Still, you can see your business growing all the time and more income coming in. During the past months, the traffic of has literally skyrocketed because more and more people are finding our site. It also means that more people learn how to earn money online.

Which one would you prefer? Going to 9 to 5 job for the rest of your life or build an online business so you can work wherever you want whenever you want and earn possibly 100 times more than in a regular job. I prefer to choose the latter. 😉 Of course, it requires lots of hard work and results don’t come in a day. But after all, it’s better to think long term than short term.


What do you think about SurveySavvy and other survey sites? Do you also think they are not worth the hassle?

Have you already tried to make money with affiliate marketing?

Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

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  1. I love your site. Thank you for taking the time to actually review sites such as these. It’s very easy to get hooked on these. Now I don’t have to because of your review.

  2. Thank you for your honest review. It’s like you took the words out of my mouth. I don’t know about surveysavy, but surveys are generally not a great deal. Don’t get me wrong, they are good survey sites out there but the majority are just a waste of time.

    I’ve been on many survey site and the never seem to work. I don’t know if it’s me, but I always end up not qualifying. The most annoying is after spending time answering personal questions, it all of a sudden stops working and kick me out. Plus the majority of good survey are always reserved for a particular region, US, UK, CAN to be precise. Survey sites are simply not worth the time and effort.

    1. Hi Rumu,

      you’re right. Surveys are not worth the time and effort.

      Many of these survey companies are honest and pay their members as they’ve promised but the problem is that their rewards are so small. I would rather create a survey company myself rather than answer other people’s surveys.

  3. Survey sites are mostly annoying. Like they said, the income potential is very low and sometimes, misleading. Theoretically, yes, there is an income but the question is, “Is it worth it?”. My big answer is “NO”

    1. That’s definitely true Zanjoe. I’m glad to hear that you don’t use survey sites yourself.

      Have you found more profitable ways to earn money online? Did you already try Wealthy Affiliate? If you want to earn a living online, that’s probably the best place to start. In addition, I’ll offer my 1-on-1 mentoring and support inside the community which will definitely lead you to success.

  4. What’s bad about these survey sites is that unless you live in the US and are the specific demographic that most companies are targeting, you hardly will ever find any surveys that you qualify for, and you will more likely spend a lot more time browsing or waiting for surveys than actually answering them.

    I guess the few that they actually are able to give surveys to are enough to keep sites like this afloat, but I think for any of these businesses to actually thrive and set themselves apart, they really have to do more in incorporating other demographics so majority won’t leave disappointed.

    1. Hi Fantasia,

      actually, there are many survey sites that you can also use in Europe or Asia to earn money. I have reviewed some of them also on

      However, the problem with them is that you can earn so little money that it’s not worth the time. Affiliate marketing or creating your own products is way more profitable.

      Many people (including myself) start with affiliate marketing because it’s an easier way to make a living online. Afterwards they make own products that can change the world! 😉

  5. I also tried this survey thing. I only got 2 survey in 1 month. I was literally checking everyday if there is a survey available but is it is so frustrating. I hope this online surveys revamp their system so that members can make money easier.

    1. Even though it would feel nice that online surveys would pay more, I think it’s not going to happen. Many people are willing to work nowadays for less than $1 per hour to work for these survey sites. So there is not any reason for them to pay more.

      On I always recommend that people would avoid these sites and use better ways to earn money online.

      1. Wow… I guess earning money nowadays is no joke. Quick question, before I register to your affiliate training program. Is the starter account a free trial only or a free membership? Thank you. Is it true that I can generate more traffic? I started a Niche, I am now in my third week but the traffic is not meeting my expectations.

        1. Hi,

          you can a have a free membership on Wealthy Affiliate for a lifetime (no credit cards or anything required. It’s just completely free). Please, follow their step-by-step training because it will help you to drive tons of free traffic from search engines and social medias.

          Have a look at this training where I explain how I ranked on the first page of Google with more than 100 posts. At the moment I have much more than 100 posts on the first page of Google but that training will be extremely helpful for you. If you follow the guideline I show there, you can’t really fail and eventually you’ll be making a big amount of money with your website.

  6. Usually some survey sites are misleading, maybe like this one. Some things you may want to take note are: If there’s any fee to sign up, check if there’s any privacy policy/terms of condition to see how they use your results and information. This site looks quite legit to me as it seem pretty proper. Some searches on Google showed that this website is indeed paying as well.

    1. Hi Brandon,

      I don’t see good reasons why anyone should join SurveySavvy. Okay, it’s possible to earn money but your hourly salary will be like $1 per hour from the moment you join until the moment you cash out. In my opinion, it’s not worth it.

      You can earn like 50-100 times more on Wealthy Affiliate.

  7. The app has several issues in general, ranging from performance problems to not doing anything at all.

    Firstly, there is no possible way of transferring your funds to a PayPal or direct deposit to your bank account; the only way to get paid with SavvyConnect, like SurveySavvy, is by mailed check, so if this is not your preferred payment system, this is neither the website nor the app for you.

  8. That won’t even pay the electricity used for doing those surveys. Surveys are, in 99% of the cases, a waste of time. You’ll be doing repetitive task with no purpose to earn almost nothing.

    1. That’s exactly right. They don’t even pay the electricity that you needed or for the food that you need to fuel your body.

      That’s why I don’t use online surveys to make money. Affiliate marketing and building websites is way more profitable, for example.

  9. I agree with you 100% – survey sites are a waste of time! I have just started looking for online income only recently. For my research, I referred to youtube and found out about survey sites from there.

    They were very convincing in promoting their content. I mean, if someone tells you that you can earn money just by sitting down and answering surveys on your computer or device at the comfort of your home, who would not want that right? So I did try.

    Surprise, surprise, it was not as easy as they promised and income is not really guaranteed. The amount of time you invest in them is simply not worth the pitiful change that they pay you.

  10. After reading this post, I can truly say most survey sites online are not worth my time. I’ve tried few before. Some would send me daily surveys to participate. But most of them also said I am not eligible to be part of the survey. It is disappointing that you spend your time trying to sign up for their website, then you’ll just get nothing.

    I honestly don’t trust survey sites. Thanks for your great review again.

    1. That’s true. Survey sites are not worth the hassle. I’ve tried 70-80 of them and I’m not using any of them anymore because the rewards are so small for the invested time.

  11. I have never heard of this website but 1-2$ is a really low amount of money and you don’t even have a lot of surveys so it’s terrible actually.

    I’ve decided to stop using surveys because as you said they are not worth the time.

    Thanks for the article!

    1. Yeah, you’ve made a good decision. $1-2 is more than what most survey sites pay but it’s still very low if you compare to affiliate marketing or other more profitable activities.

  12. I agree with this review because most of the survey sites I tried really just don’t have many interviews or doesn’t have any interview. I’d tried waiting for survey alerts in my email but when it’s time to survey, I just won’t qualify for any of it.

    I mean I know being unqualified is a part of it but being unqualified for most of it is not really acceptable. So please for the people who are trying to find their extra income online, survey sites is not the one that you should be giving most of your time.

  13. I have tried so many different survey sites and they were all useless. Putting much effort to answer in their survey but in the end it is useless. I thought through answering a survey I can earn money but I don’t think it’s true.

  14. I couldn’t agree more about survey savvy. I tried it once (or maybe even twice–I think something else I wanted to do forced me to sign on for Survey Savvy in order to sign up or apply for their program) and though I kept getting invites for surveys, sure enough, I would never qualify.

    Not only that, the survey to see if you qualified for a survey, was long in itself. Some of them took over five minutes to do in themselves and just to find out I didn’t qualify. Then I started getting emails saying that I had been selected for a survey but by the time I got to the site they would say that they no longer needed participants.

    Nope, surveys are not the way to go. I think I might have actually made a couple of dollars on the site but didn’t even bother to cash out.

    1. Hi LeJay,

      you have come to the same conclusion as I did. 🙂 Good to hear that you don’t spend your time on survey sites anymore. It means that you have more time available for meaningful activities.

  15. I have heard about SurveySavvy, however, I never took interest in joining this site. Actually, online survey never attracted me. I have friends who participate in online surveys and generate good money. Some even say they earn $25 every week just by doing surveys.

    However, my friends’ success stories never lured me. When I heard about online money making opportunities with surveys, I applied for surveys. I was rejected because of my location. Since then I have always passed the surveys.

    1. I completely believe that people can make $25 every week by doing surveys if they use enough time on them. The other thing is that you can make $250 by using the same time in a regular job. Or even $2,500/week if you have a successful business. You see, $25 per week really isn’t that much when you can earn 100 times more while doing something else and more interesting.

  16. Even $1 or $2 per survey doesn’t sound too bad as long as you can get a lot of surveys but it doesn’t seem to be the case with this site. Thanks for your review.

    I am only an active member of two survey sites at the moment and they both pay quite well per survey and they also send me surveys quite regularly that I’m eligible for. Very rarely I will get a survey that I am not eligible for.

    I’m glad that I found those two because otherwise, I would still probably be joining sites like SurveySavvy.

    1. Hi Kingcool,

      did you already mention in the other comment what were those two survey sites that you are using? I don’t remember but would like to have a look at them.

      Most likely I’ve already tried them but didn’t see them as a worthwhile for me. Even though answering a survey would make me $1-2 it’s not worth my time. With Wealthy Affiliate training, I can earn much more in the same time so I prefer to think long term.

      1. I think I’ve always mentioned that I’m apart of two sites but I don’t think I ever posted what either of them was. The first is called I-Say and this is the one that I have received multiple rewards from.

        I can get about £15-20 a month but their surveys are short. They will have an occasional long survey but it rewards well and they will occasionally send you surveys where you have to test products that they send you.

        The other is called Opinion Panel but they are only for 16-30 year old. They pay well but have been a bit slow recently with the surveys.They will also give you the chance to join a focus group once in a while. I did two and managed to get £100 for it.

          1. I forgot to mention the rewards. I-Say allows you to choose a reward from a wide range of items. They have things like Amazon vouchers and Virtual Credit Cards. I tend to redeem the virtual credit cards since I can then use it any way I want.

            Opinion Panel on the other hand only offers Amazon Vouchers. And I do believe I forgot to mention that Opinion Panel is only for people in the United Kingdom to the best of my knowledge.

  17. I have used some survey sites and they were all terrible. It’s very difficult to get surveys and it’s just not worth it to create an account there if you won’t get any tasks to do and make money. I wouldn’t join any survey sites now knowing what they are like.

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