Is SurveySheep a Scam or Legit? How Much Money Can You Earn?

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Is SurveySheep a Scam or Legit? How much money can you earn? Is it worth joining?

I noticed that people were asking this kind of questions all around the Internet. That’s why I decided to write this hones SurveySheep review to answer all your questions about this website.

Fasten your seat belts and spend the next 1-2 minutes with me. By the way, I have experience of more than 80 online survey sites so I am able to say a thing or two about this site as well.

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SurveySheep Review

Name: SurveySheep

Cost: Free to Join

Type: Online Surveys

Short Review: SurveySheep is just a middleman between you and other survey sites. They don’t offer any surveys themselves. I don’t see any benefit of using SurveySheep because you can access all their recommended sites even without the middleman.

In general, I don’t recommend survey sites even though I have cashed out money there. The earning potential is so low that it’s just better to concentrate your time on better ways to make money online.

What Is SurveySheep?

SurveySheep is a website that promises to pay you for answering surveys. You just need to share your opinion and you’ll get paid. Doesn’t sound complicated, huh? It’s not complicated at all but there’s one catch that I’ll explain later.

Their website doesn’t offer any surveys. So, it’s actually a website full of links and resources to other survey sites like Inbox Dollars, Swagbucks and so on. Once you join their partners’ website you can start earning. SurveySheep gets a little bonus for referring you to those other sites.

You may be familiar with this kind of sites already before. Bigspot, Survey Compare, and Gold Opinions use also the same strategy. They promise you easy money by answering surveys. Then you sign up to their sites and they connect you with other sites.

Anyway, let’s take even a closer look at the process.

How to Make Money with SurveySheep? 

It’s a simple 4-step process:

  1. Sign up to SurveySheep.
  2. Go to their partners’ website and sign up.
  3. Answer surveys.
  4. Cash out = Get Paid.

Even a little child can do this process. This sounds good because then you can do it as well. However, I have learned one thing while reviewing 350 make money online opportunities:

If everyone is able to accomplish some task, you don’t get paid much if you do it.

Answering surveys is easy. If you do only things that are easy, you won’t get paid much. That’s the reality. I know people who make +$10,000/month online and none of them achieved it overnight. First, they needed to learn their skills online and then they needed to put them into action.

The good news is that anyone is able to learn skills to make $10,000/month online. Still, many people aren’t ready to do it. Many people want to take the easy option and continue answering surveys or doing some other low paying jobs online.

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SurveySheep Recommends, “Join As Many Survey Sites As Possible!”

They give this tip several times on their website. They explain that the more sites you join, the more money you can earn. Well, you can make money from online surveys if you join several sites. That’s true. But the downside is that you miss better opportunities at the same time.

I know a friend from the UK who was making hundreds of dollars from online survey sites but he was using lots of time to answer those surveys. If he would have used the same time for better paying online jobs, he would have earned much more. Nowadays he is using his time on other things than online surveys because he realized it wasn’t worth it.

SurveySheep recommends you to join as many sites as possible through their links because it makes more money to their pocket. They earn from each referral. In the other words, they are thinking about their own pocket here instead of thinking the best for their visitors.

My strong recommendation is that don’t spend time on online survey sites if you want to earn money.

If you have a business and you want to get feedback on your products, then survey sites may be a reasonable choice. But they aren’t a good money-making opportunity. You are giving your time for almost free to these sites if you join there.

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Another drawback is that there aren’t even new survey options available on their website sometimes.

“Earn $25-75 per survey!” – Is It True?

Some time ago SurveySheep was advertising their website saying that you could earn $25-75 per survey. That’s a complete lie.

I have experience of 80 online survey sites and I have often seen similar claims. Guess how many sites are paying so good money for answering surveys? 0.

Usually, you’ll get paid only $0,50-2 per survey. Some sites may pay $3 for a very long survey but that’s extremely rare. If you are living, for example in the U.S. or in Europe, you could earn that $3 like 5-10 times faster if you would go to a normal job.

I am not a big fan of 9-5 jobs but this example just points out that normal jobs are superior to online surveys.

“I Just Do Surveys for Fun. Earning Extra Cash Is Nice!”

If somebody’s passion is to fill out online surveys over and over again, it’s their choice. Still, I know that those people who fill out online surveys would most likely do some more interesting things online and get paid 50 times more if they would know about those opportunities.

That’s why I always mention Wealthy Affiliate in my survey reviews. People who answer online surveys are usually interested in making money online. That’s why they would probably like Wealthy Affiliate as well. Their training teaches a much more interesting and more profitable way to earn money online.

My pop-up in the bottom of my site says sometimes, “I just earned $200 while sleeping.” I could have never earned $200 while sleeping with online surveys.

Yes, I have earned more than $1,000 while sleeping if we are talking about investing but that’s a different case. With investing you can lose money. With affiliate marketing, you can get started for free and still make good money.

Is SurveySheep a Scam or Legit
“We see their glory but don’t understand the story.”

Even online freelancing is more profitable and more fun than surveys. Yesterday I earned $63 in 90 minutes by translating one text. Maybe your passion is translating but you can do something else:

  • Writing
  • Video editing
  • Designing
  • Art
  • Music
  • etc.

There are many freelance marketplaces on the Internet where you can find companies that pay you for offering them your service. Of course, you need to have some skills but everything can be learned on the Internet.

Conclusion – Is SurveySheep Worth It?

This is same like asking the question, “Are online surveys worth it?” I have explained several reasons in this article why they aren’t worth. Feel free to check out this article where I answer the question even more in detail.

SurveySheep is not a scam but the earning potential is just extremely small.

If you are interested in making money online fast, I recommend applying your skills and doing freelancing. However, if you are interested in making big money online, I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate training. It won’t make you rich overnight but in the long run, it can make you a fortune.

You’ll learn to make multiple income streams online and earn money even while you are sleeping. Without their training, community, tools, and support I wouldn’t probably here where I am today.

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What do you think about online survey sites?

What is your favorite way to earn money online?

Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

By Roope Kiuttu

Hello! I am Roope "Robert" Kiuttu, the founder and owner of I created this website back in 2015 to help you to make money online. You can ask me anything and I'll be happy to help you out. I help people daily to make more money online and I love seeing people succeeding. If you want to get my 1-on-1 support and help to make money online as well, get started HERE.


  1. “If you do only things that are easy, you won’t get paid much” and yes i realized that already. Work done is equal to payout your work deserve. You deserve more if you exerted a lot of effort on it. That is how things come’s easy and i hope people will realize hat they will never earn what sites promised most especially like this Survey Paying sites. As you you will analyze and understand everything, it will be more vivid to you and help you be aware of anything.

    1. That’s true. Also, the volume affects. Let’s say that somebody serves 10 people compared to serving 10,000 people. A man who serves 10,000 people gets higher rewards. Somebody who talks to a bigger audience gets usually a bigger salary.

  2. I don’t know why survey sites like this keep advertising that people can make over 25$ per survey because I think it will just make the expectations too high and in the end it will work against them.

    Also, like you said, they never follow through with this promise and the most they can offer is usually just 3$ at most. If they were just honest, I think they could potentially gain a lot more followers, but even then since this is a survey site their audience and potential clientele is really limited since they mostly only cater to the US and EU market anyway.

    Furthermore, as you have stated they are just the middleman so even if you did want to join it would be much better to just go direct to the actual survey sites instead.

    1. You are right that doing honest business is much more profitable in the long run than giving false promises like some survey sites tend to give. I think many people wouldn’t still join GPT-sites as they realize how low the earning potential really is.

  3. I have never heard of this site before but from your review, it sounds as if it Survey Sheep is leading many sheep to their own slaughter. Pun Intended! Thank you for sharing the review and hopefully, it will deter newbies from wasting their time.

    Years ago, I got sucked into a money-making scheme involving survey sites. I was new to the idea of making money online and overeager. I ended up paying some slurp company $25 for a list of survey sites to join. (Insert sucker sticker here!) Needless to say, I have learned my lesson since then. I am still a member of several survey companies but I know they can all be found for free online and I try to stick to the ones that really screen my info and only send me surveys that would pertain to me.

    1. You have great comments ShellyAnn!! 😉

      I’m sorry that you were scammed by one of the survey companies in the past but I’m happy that you learned a lesson and won’t fall for them anymore.

  4. Surveys could be good for some people. However, though, the people who qualify – probably don’t need the cash. That’s the irony of it. I mean, someone with a good job would probably want to use their extra time for a vacation, not survey sites. However, though, there always could be the well-off person who already has a lot who might want a few extra dollars for some fun thing or the other.

  5. This site is definitely worth it. Roope Kiuttu takes pride in making sure that you are financially independent. this guy certainly offers help in an engaging manner. Always remember that the reason we signed up for this in the first place is to ultimately be financially free, and Roope is definitely the man to go to.

  6. Actually I just join SurveySheep recently. After answering all the offered survey I earn $1.5 . I though I was lucky that day but the succeeding surveys wasn’t that good. After answering a 5mins survey suddenly a pop up messgae in my screen stating that I’m not qualified. My goodness, I already spent 5 mins all I know is that Im taking the survey already. Since then I didn’t open that site again.

    1. Getting disqualified from surveys is pretty typical. I know the feeling you had. I have heard it from many other people who spent time with online surveys. Some sites let you answer questions even for 10-15 min and then they say you aren’t qualified. => Surveys are certainly not worth it.

  7. I also experienced answering a survey, spending 15 minutes to answer their questions. I thought for a while that it was a real income. I was offered high points to that survey. But in the midst of the long survey, I was informed that I do not qualify. Oh! it is disgusting! I hope that they should notify me earlier so that I would not be wasting my time.

  8. Thank you for sharing information on SurveySheep. I came across it this weekend and was skeptical about joining. I did not find much information on it, so I decided to put it off for now. Reading through your content has helped e come down to a decision. I have decided to not join.

    I do not really trust sites that misleadingly state you can make money with them, only to then transfer you to another site. Don’t get me wrong, I am open to opportunities if they are clear and to the point. Anything that is foggy or leaves me to do massive research on it is usually a red flag for me. I found your content interesting and thorough.

  9. So I started my online career doing surveys and man I gave up after 2 weeks. Worse of all is the surveys are not offered to anyone around the world. had almost forgotten how they ask you to do a survey so that they can see what kind they should recommend to you. Nothing is done overnight but I believed my time could be better spent doing something else.

    thanks Roope

    1. Many people who start looking for ways to make money online, start by answering surveys. That’s what I did as well. However, I stopped quickly as you did even though I was being paid. I realized that the earning potential isn’t good at all. I’ve heard the same experience from tens of other people as well.

  10. Ugh, online surveys are the worst. It is never worth it. It takes too much time and effort to make a substantial amount of money doing surveys. And for the simple fact, they lied in their advertisement saying you could make 25-75 dollars a survey is terrible. No thank you!

    1. Yes, the fact that they lied in the advertisement already tells something about their company and values. Better to concentrate on more trustworthy opportunities and companies.

  11. I’d already sign up this site surveys sheep last 2 weeks, yeah it’s true is not worth it you’ll try your best to answer those surveys and in the middle of the surveys it says Your Not Qualified To Take This Surveys, really ? I almost answered those surveys for almost 20 mins, I already unsubscribe survey sheep.

    Thank you for posting brother

    1. Yeah, that’s a typical complaint what I hear from online survey users. First, is that there aren’t many surveys available. If there are some, you aren’t qualified. And if you get qualified and answer the questions, rewards are still so small that it’s not worth the hassle.

  12. It is really my ultimate goal to earn through survey sites. I have joined already to some survey sites but so far I do not earn that much. I supposed to join SurveySheep but upon reading its cons, I now know what will happen if I pursue to be a part of it. I hope that they will improve their schemes so that many will become a part of their community.

    1. Hi Hazel,

      to be honest, I highly recommend that you forget survey sites. I have tried 80 of them and I can say that they are not worth the time and effort. There are two kinds of people who promote survey sites on the Internet:

      1.Those who want to earn money from their referrals (when you join and use the site, promoter earns money).
      2.Those who don’t know about more profitable and interesting ways to earn money.

      There are like a million better ways to earn money online than survey sites. You could earn on the other $100 in the same time when you earn $5 on from surveys.

      I have talked with tens (or maybe hundreds) of people who used survey sites in the past and ALL of them say that the earning potential isn’t good. Therefore they don’t use them anymore.

      Of course, you can try them for a while but I’m sure you’ll come to the same conclusion and stop using them quickly.

  13. I also don’t see that you will make good money from survey sites like what you said, it may only be single digit amount and you are already putting a lot of time by doing that. It may be also okay if you joined a lot of sites like that but still so much hard work that you will need to provide just to earn a couple of dollars.

    1. I think joining many sites would be even worse because then it takes even more time. If all that time would have been on other things, the results would be 5-10 times better, at least! 😉

  14. I agree with kingcool52, finding a good survey site is the best way for just spending on stuff but still just like roope says it’s not worth your time or enough to call an income. I recently join some online survey site and up to today there are no post to participate on. So mainly it’s hard to depend only on surveys.

  15. Generally speaking I like surveys but those websites with surveys rarely have anything available and you have to wait for a notification to fill out a survey. Waiting for it to make only 50 cents or even less isn’t the best solution, there are better ways to make money.

  16. I supposed to try Survey Sheep site. Although I live in Asia, I never ran out of hope to earn income through the survey sites. However, when I google the reviews of the Survey Sheep, it gave me an idea that my time spent is not worth. The site has only few surveys.

    Actually , there is really no survey in this site but rather you are referred to another survey sites. The Survey Sheep is like a middleman to another survey sites. Therefore, I would rather look for another site where I could directly register and earn.

      1. I’ve come across this WA too. However, in my country this is not free and I have been searching endlessly about a legitimate review about WA but I always end up in a person promoting it and pretending to be giving an honest review but really recruiting you into joining.

        $50 a month for a payment is a bit high for me to join and spend and not knowing if I’ll be able to earn from it and how long, it is just so frustrating. I have joined endless websites of people promoting this but all I ever get is videos upon videos that recruit me.

        1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about it Amie!

          What kind of information would you like to have about Wealthy Affiliate? I can provide you answers to all questions you need.

          How long will it take until you earn on Wealthy Affiliate? I recommend checking out this article.

          I have also tried to find a negative review of WA but it’s almost impossible because people mainly have positive experiences of their services. You will really learn very valuable skills and get all tools that will be make you a fortune if you are willing to work your butt off.

          I just remind that it won’t gonna happen overnight. In Wealthy Affiliate you will learn how to build an online business with affiliate marketing. Building a business it’s a long term process so it will take time but the rewards are superior to any 9-5 job in the long run.

          1. Thank you Roope for providing assistance regarding this. Let me check out your article about it and I hope you won’t mind if I ask questions from you. I am willing to learn and I know, being a small business owner, that there is no overnight success. You have to put your energy and passion to make it work and not drain yourself in the process. But being also in the SMALL business, I also know that there are those that are far more rewarding than others. And I want to learn that.

  17. I just unsubscribed from one of the online survey sites last two weeks. All my aim to earn on that site prove abortive and that’s the reason I think that online surveys ain’t the right business to go into for anyone looking to earn online.

    1. Happy to hear that you unsubscribed from an online survey site. I think that filling out online surveys won’t make you enough money or help you to learn unlike many other websites.

      1. It is not only are they going to pay one less for filling those surveys, but there is that possibility that one might not cashout earnings on such sites and that is where the real frustration starts.

        I commend you for always taking out time to review most of these sites for it has saved me the time and resources I would have spent joining some of them. I always look forward to your daily reviews.

        1. Yeah, members have experienced problems with cash out on several survey sites. Imagine spending hours to earn $5-10 and then you can’t even cash it out. Lol.

          Thank you for the positive feedback! I’m glad you enjoy.

  18. Roope, I must really commend you on the great work that you are doing, it’s not an easy task to carry out such reviews in a detailed and clear manner keep it up.

    Now on SurveySheep, even though it’s on free joining note, from your review it’s very obvious that it’s not worth because any service that they can offer you, you can easily and possibly get them by yourself.

    1. Thank you Heatman for your positive feebdack. I’m happy to hear that you enjoy my content and find it helpful. Yeah, even though SurveySheep (or other survey sites) don’t cost anything they really aren’t worth it. Time is the most valuable asset we have so it wouldn’t be good to use it on survey sites.

  19. Thanks for informing and advising us on how to take on SurveySheep. At least we can attest ad gauge ourselves if we will engage or not.

  20. I agree wit you Roope. I’ve experienced it already and those survey web sites will pay you cents only for more tasks to do. Good thing you remind us about this platform and I never knew that its also identical scheme they had to those web surveys out there. It will waste your time doing the survey but sometimes their page will not acknowledge you for any earnings and that is the hardest part,such a waste of time only.

    1. I have had this problem on a lot of sites as well especially those sites which combine surveys and tasks. I think one of the things is called OfferWall. You will end up doing a lot of different tasks that will reward you with either points or a set amount of cash but in the end, they will not even acknowledge that you did it. It’s funny because they have processes and support to fix these but they never even bother to reply back.

  21. Great post, Roope, as always. I always have a bit of skepticism when it comes to survey sites, as you mentioned its almost always not what its cracked up to be. Either you get the site that turns out to be a scam or you earn very little. Keep on rocking in the free world!

  22. It seems that like most other sites this one seems to be another that is just not as good as it sounds. Surveys are not that great. I think I have told you before, but I am only an active member on two. I don’t sit all day refreshing the page waiting for surveys obviously because it is just not the best method to earn a steady stream of income from. Survey sites, if you can find a good one, are only good to earn a few bucks on the side to spend on things.

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