Survey Spotter Review – Another Scam Or Legit Paid Surveys?

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Survey Spotter is a site that helps you earn cash by taking online surveys. These surveys come from companies who are doing market research and needs your two cents on various topics so they can better understand their potential customer’s minds and improve their products and services. Survey takers get a cash reward for their time.

I’ve reviewed a LOT of survey sites before on this blog, but Survey Spotter stands out quite a bit and is very different from what I’ve seen. In this Survey Spotter review I’ll go over exactly what I mean. 

Plus you’ll find answers to questions like is Survey Spotter a scam or legit? What makes them so different? How much money can you earn taking surveys? Let’s get this review started!

By the way if you’re interested in paid surveys you may also want to check out my favorite “get-paid-to” site Swagbucks where you can earn by taking surveys, completing offers, playing games, watching videos, clicking ads, and more.

Survey Spotter Review

Name: Survey Spotter
Type: Paid online surveys
Membership Price: Sign up is FREE

site that gives you a list of survey sites

What Is Survey Spotter?

Survey Spotter is a UK-based website that gives UK residents the opportunity to make money online by taking surveys. They claim you can earn £5 per survey and up to £300 per month, honestly this number seems exaggerated, most surveys pay way below that in my opinion.

So what makes them different? Unfortunately Survey Spotter is only the middle man for other survey sites, they are an affiliate site who are looking for people to sign up under their links so they get a commissions. In other words they don’t actually have any surveys for you to take, they just point you to other survey sites. 

I don’t think what Survey Spotter is doing is unethical or anything, this business model is called affiliate marketing and it’s totally legit, many people do it to make money online. In fact, I use this same business model myself to make money online in this blog.

But the question now is whether the survey sites that Survey Spotter is point you to good sites or just some random crap that might be scams?

Does Survey Spotter Point You To Scam Sites?

Joining Survey Spotter is free to do, once you’ve given them your name, email, gender, and DOB they will take you to step #1 where they give you a big list of survey sites to join. You can select as many sites as you want and Survey Spotter will automatically sign you up for all those sites.

I browsed through their list of sites and I did recognize a few good ones in there like Swagbucks and Inbox Pounds, I like both these sites because they offer a lot of ways to earn (not just surveys) and also offers a cash sign up bonus. I didn’t notice any scam sites on their list, although some of them I wouldn’t consider them to be the best.

In step #2 you’ll be asked to confirm your email for all those sites that you selected to join. After confirming registration with all those sites you’ll have to fill out some profile questions for all of them, so this could get very time consuming if you’ve signed up for like 10 sites or something.

Make Money Taking Surveys

To start taking paid surveys you can log in to those survey sites you just joined and check your dashboard, some sites may just email you with an invite to take surveys whenever there’s one available for you.

In my experience most survey sites pay roughly the same, you usually earn about £0.25 to £1.50 per survey and they take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Before taking the survey they’ll ask you some questions to see if you’re the right candidate, most of the time you’ll just be told you don’t qualify, this can add up to a lot of wasted time!

How Much Money Can You REALLY Make?

Survey Spotter advertises that you can make up to £5 per survey and £300 per month by taking surveys in your spare time. While it’s true that some surveys can pay up to £5 or even more, they are really hard to come by and you’ll rarely qualify to take them.

They also claim that the average survey pays £3 which in my opinion is quite a big exaggeration, from my own experience and many others it’s more in the ball park of £0.25 to £1.50 per survey, usually towards the lower end of that range.

earning potential of online surveys
Earning potential is a bit exaggerated in my opinion

You’ll get survey invitations usually at least a couple times a day, but as previously mentioned most of the time you won’t qualify for them and end up wasting time answering the screening questions.

So in reality most of the surveys you won’t qualify for, and those you do usually pay on the lower range. So I don’t really think that making £300 a month is going to be that likely for the average person.

earn 300 per month or 5 per survey
£25 to £50 a month is more likely actually

How often you qualify for surveys depend on your demographics, some people are able to qualify for more and higher paying surveys while others get less and lower paid surveys. In my opinion the average person shouldn’t expect to make more than £25 to £50 with survey sites.

If you’re looking for a more serious type of online income then I suggest you see my Top Work At Home Recommendation where I’ll show you how I currently make at least $1000+ per month with a blogging business.

How Do You Get Paid?

You don’t get paid by Survey Spotter, you get paid by those 3rd party survey sites that you joined. Typically you can get paid with cash with Paypal or by getting online gift cards from places like Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and more.

Also keep in mind that most survey sites have a minimum earning threshold you must reach before paying you. I really like Swagbucks because they pay with both Paypal and gift cards, and their payout minimum is really low, only $25 for Paypal and $3 for gift cards.

Some sites only pay with gift cards and offer no cash payment options, so just check to make sure they have a payout option you like before joining the site.

GPT Sites VS “Pure” Survey Sites – Which One Is Better?

There are two kinds of survey sites, the first kind is the “get-paid-to” (GPT) site which is what Swagbucks is. They offer multiple paid online activities, like surveys, offers, games, watching videos, shopping, and endless other little things. But the second kind is the “pure” survey site which means there’s no other way to earn besides surveys.

I highly recommend joining GPT sites over pure survey sites because obviously more ways to earn = more money for you. But also because I think doing online surveys is kind of a waste of time, it’s better to spend your time on those other tasks instead.

Surveys are a waste of time because they’re pretty hard to qualify for, lots of times you’ll finish answer a bunch of screening questions just to be told you don’t qualify yet again.

If you join GPT sites you can just do those other tasks that don’t require you to qualify, that way you won’t be wasting time answering unpaid screening questions and having nothing to show for your efforts.

Is Survey Spotter a Scam Or Legit?

It appears that Survey Spotter is definitely legit and not a scam, they gather a list of legit survey sites for you to join. From browsing through the sites on their list I did find some good ones as well as mediocre ones.

I highly recommend that you only join sites that offer multiple paid online activities to avoid wasting time not qualifying for surveys.

Also you should know that the sites that Survey Spotter points you to aren’t exclusive in any way, shape, or form. Anybody can join them directly without having to go through Survey Spotter. But you do get a compiled list of sites for you to save you time, so Survey Spotter is kind of useful in that sense.

Better Options For Making Money Online

Doing online surveys and other similar things will only make you a very small income, don’t expect to earn more than £25 to £50 per month with them. It doesn’t matter how many sites you join, they just pay too low hourly to make doing it for a full time income possible.

If you’re looking for a legit online income opportunity that lets you earn at least $1000+ per month then check out my Top Work At Home Recommendation instead where I’ll show you how to make money with a blogging business and write for yourself. It’s the same strategy I use to make a consistently monthly income on this blog.

My top recommendation can potentially turn into a job-replacing level of income, but it does require lots of time and effort to build. But as long as you stick with it then eventually you can become profitable.

I hope you enjoyed this Survey Spotter review and found the info you were looking for. What are your thoughts on Survey Spotter? Let me know down in the comments section, I usually reply within 24 hours.

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4 thoughts on “Survey Spotter Review – Another Scam Or Legit Paid Surveys?

  1. Peace says:

    I belong to over 7 survey companies and it’s been a story of woes, these three months that I’ve been trying to make money by them. I spent so much time signing up and setting the whole thing up. All this while I’ve not been able to meet up with any of their thresholds. Sometimes, I qualify for the survey and go through to the end, only to be told that they’ve gotten the maximum number of surveys they need. 

    Although, Survey Spotter may not be a scam, there are too many exaggerations. So, I’d advice that one heeds your advice of knowing that making money with surveys in general is hard. 

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hey Peace,

      yeah it’s extra frustrating when even after you’ve qualified for and started on a survey they can still kick you out because the survey closed and they no longer need anymore surveys.

      Surveys are a waste of time, have you tried “get-paid-to” sites instead where they let you earn money from other things like watching videos, playing games, opening emails, etc? 

  2. Etah says:

    Wow the average you can get for these surveys are really small but to be honest, I am surprised anything is made, so for me, this is an upside. I’ve already joined several other survey sites, maybe a few of them together will give me more earning opportunities? Probably can’t make “real money” on these sites, but anything would be a positive. 

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Joining multiple survey sites would give you more survey invitations, but you’d still need to qualify for them to be able to complete them and get paid. Your hourly earnings will be small, maybe like $2 or $3 per hour at most. 

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