So you’ve come across the advertisements in social media and want to know more; so what is Survey Junkie about and is it a legit way to make some extra cash, but are you prepared for those really long days of repetitive mundane tasks?
Everybody has spare time to kill, whether it’s through holidays, after work and in the evenings, between jobs, or at the weekends, and then why not turn that spare time into cash, and earn yourself a few hundred bucks a year filling out surveys or testing products? I mean you can do this whilst watching TV or YouTube videos!
When researching the popular ways to make money online, surveys always seem to come out on top, but you have to check out these sites carefully as many are not worth going anywhere near.
There are vast amounts of research companies out there offering rewards just for you to make opinions on products and services, but not all of them are as legit as they may seem!
It is hard enough sitting for hours filling in questionnaires for the small amount they are offering, only for them to withhold payment or wait until you have completed a survey only to be told that you didn’t qualify. Has this happened to you?
Remember when researching which survey websites to join please make sure you exclude all sites where they are asking for a membership fee. These sites you should stay well away from!
- Owners – Blue Media Ventures Inc
- Product – Survey Junkie
- Website – https://www.surveyjunkie.com
- Founded – June 2012
- CEO – Armen Adjemian
- Employers – EST 64
- Cost – 100% Free to join and get paid
- Recommended – No (I wouldn’t personally recommend the survey route)
What is Survey Junkie?
Survey Junkie is not actually a real market research website, like Swagbucks
What they do, based on the information that you supplied when signing up, is match you with the actual survey providers (their clients). Which is the same as telephone sales where they would approach a person, get their details and pass it on to a salesman to close the deal?
What this also means, is that your personal details will probably be on their clients’ email lists as well as their own. As long as you are aware of this!
Survey Junkie was launched in June 2012 and part of Blue Media Ventures Inc. and according to their website has over 3,000,000 members.
Is an online platform where you are rewarded for giving your opinions and completing surveys.
Whilst there are different types of surveys to fill in and complete, it is all part of the same thing, market research!
Many companies including major ones like Amazon and Walmart, work alongside companies like Survey Junkie to get valuable feedback and opinions on their products and services, and they pay sites like Survey Junkie for doing this, and a portion of this fee will be passed onto their members for participating in the surveys, by the way of points. Or that is the gist of it!
I can tell you now that you aren’t going to be fighting to pick up surveys because I joined a few days ago and when I sign into the website I am still getting the message “Uh oh…looks like surveys are not available at this time. Please check back in a couple of hours!”
Well. I wonder if the mortgage company will be so relaxed when I tell them I’m waiting for some work.
How do I get started with Survey Junkie?
Pretty straightforward here, and there are 3 options as you can see from the image below.
What I wouldn’t do is sign-up under your Facebook or Google+ account just to be on the safe side!
You don’t really want people who you know in social media to be pestered with Survey Junkie pop-ups do you, and I don’t know about you, but I like to keep my personal life private?
Once you have completed this process, they will ask you a serious of questions which allows them to slot you into a certain demographic, to help in the selection process of the surveys that best suits you.
You will be rewarded with 100 points which equate to $1 for registration.
How do I get paid?
Before you can get paid you must have reached the threshold which is 1,000 points and what members tend to do is to cash in as soon as that is reached.
There are 2 options to go down here
You can either redeem those points for eGiftcards or select the PayPal route and get paid in cash which most members end up doing.
Pros and Cons
What is clearly evident here is that you aren’t going to be jacking your job in just yet!
It all depends on just how much you favour your time and whether it could be used in a more constructive way.
Firstly, finding a legit money making opportunity like a survey site can be a nightmare, because there are so many with a large percentage not worthy of trying, but if taking surveys is just to earn a little extra cash, and they can be done whilst doing other things as well, then that’s fine.
Like every company, there is a positive and negative aspect to take into consideration and I have tried to highlight a few below!
Survey Junkie has been operating since around 2012 and according to the website has over 3,000,000 members.
100% Free to join and take part in
Very easy to join and become a member with the whole process taking less than 5 minutes.
Low threshold for redeeming points and turning into cash
You have to reach 1,000 points which equate to $10 before you can redeem those points for either eGiftcards or cash that you can withdraw from PayPal. Other like-minded survey sites are usually a lot higher which means it would take longer to get paid.
Points are active for life
The points that you accrue do not have an expiry date, so you don’t have to worry about cashing them in, but what Survey Junkie does expect, is that you are active at least once in any given 12 monthly period.
Pay-out on time
Normally, the points you earned for completing each survey will be rewarded to your account immediately after.
Good rating according to BBB
According to BBB (Better Business Bureau) which is a consumer website, they have a rating of A+.
No mobile app available
We are in the 21st century and everybody has a mobile device of sorts so I find it a little strange that there has been no mobile app developed.
Don’t you think it would make sense, and besides wouldn’t that mean that “Survey Junkie” would be getting paid more also?
You may not qualify
This happens for no reason at all, and when you have taken part in a survey, or more than often when you have completed one. Just think you spent 25 minutes filling a survey in to be told that you didn’t qualify! Mind-numbing stuff! I mean why do they do this? Maybe to slow your progress if at all you are progressing, which I doubt very much.
Short on Surveys or Activity
When I joined I spent a few days waiting around for access to the survey database and each time I signed in to the app I was met with a message telling me that there were no surveys and to try again in a few hours’ time.
Better be quick when you receive an email indicating you have been selected for a survey.
I received an email from Survey Junkie informing me that there was a survey for me to complete, but when I tried to access this survey I was told that it had been taken. I guess we are all competing for the same surveys!
Accounts getting deleted
There are plenty of complaints regarding member’s accounts getting deleted for no apparent reason, and whilst these facts in a lot of cases can’t be vindicated, it may well be down to a member violating the rules.
Not rewarded for completing a survey
There could be a host of reasons for this happening but it doesn’t look good, especially when you might have spent the last 25 minutes filling in a survey to completion stage, only to be told you didn’t qualify or you didn’t receive points.
Only available in certain countries
Only open to United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
Obviously, the clients of Survey Junkie are English speaking and therefore only target English speaking countries.
Lack of the number of surveys
When you register as a new member you are asked to fill in a questionnaire which allows Survey Junkie to be selective in their selection process when it comes to handing out the surveys.
I joined Survey Junkie as of publishing this article 4 days ago and still haven’t been able to access any surveys online, as each time I sign-in I am met with the message
“Uh oh…looks like surveys are not available at this time. Please check back in a couple of hours”
I did receive an email 3 days into my membership telling me that I had been selected for a survey and that I had to hurry because it was filling up. Really, well when I tried it was full!
Is Survey Junkie legit and does it work?
One thing for sure, and that is Survey Junkie is a legit opportunity for you to make a little extra cash online, but that is all you will do, earn a little extra cash!
Some people enjoy filling in surveys and there is nothing wrong about that, but remember that you are going to be spending many hours in front of a screen, but it’s not rocket science and you surely will be able to do other things whilst completing these tasks.
Whilst you will find negative comments on various review sites, there are more than enough positive comments which far outweigh the negatives to convince you that this is a viable business to get involved in.
Remember there are always going to be issues with any business!
Survey Junkie Review 2020 – The Verdict?
As you can see to make a little cash you are going to have to spend quite some time in front of your PC or laptop but if that’s what you already do then why not. Been there and done that myself.
If doing surveys is just a stop gap, it was with me some time ago now, then why not focus your time in a more efficient way and learn a new skill. You might surprise yourself!
With the ever-expanding Internet approaching around 4.5 billion users and with the Affiliate Marketing industry heading towards a 13 billion dollar industry, it has never been a better time to get involved.
With Google, there are over 82,000 searches every single second, which amounts to over 7 billion searches in a single day, and that’s people searching for literally everything you could possibly think of.
All you have to do is find out what these people are searching for, create a website and get it in front of that crowd!
Sounds simple, right?
Well, this definitely is not rocket science and everybody can do it!
If you can write emails, do research which we do all the time, then this could be just what you’ve been looking for. What I will tell you though, is that hard work is involved.
Why not check it out, you’ll never know unless you try and besides it will not cost you a dime and no credit cards will be asked for.
Since I have participated in online surveys in the past and did make a little money then I have a little experience to put your way, but those days are well and truly gone!
Have you had any bad experiences with online surveys? Are you a member of Survey Junkie and how do you find them? Are you looking for a way to make money online? I’d like to know!
If you have time then leave a comment and tell me what you thought of the review.
All the best
10 thoughts on “What is Survey Junkie about?[Not Just Another Survey Site!]”
Hi Mick, Like me you certainly have experience with Survey Junkie!
These are people who like to take surveys more as an hobby and are not too concerned about making great amounts of cash. I guess you will find many student types who are only interested in a few bucks!
Would you not say; anyone of that sort that should read this post before they join can take precaution if they want to?
Thanks for the information
Hey DorcasW, Everybody likes “free” and sometimes people are just after a few bucks to maybe go out and have a meal or something, and besides anybody doing these surveys can do so whilst doing other things.
If people want to take surveys then that’s OK, but there are many alternative make money online solutions out there that really do work.
if you can research, write reviews, which we all do on a daily basis then why not use your time more efficiently and learn a new skill. With over 5.6 billion searches in Google alone on a daily basis. That’s people searching on Google for anything you could possibly think of.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could learn what these people are searching for, create a website based on our findings and get it out in front of them? If you would like to know then check out a training platform I am part of here.
Just think 1-2 years from now you could be earning anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000+ a month and that’s a conservative figure, but it isn’t easy, but very rewarding when everything comes together!
Have a nice day!
I did online survey before and as you mentioned above I made little money with it . we cannot make a living with that.
Affiliate marketing is a great start to a good career and we can earn a good amount of money with it. Many people having success with this proven method.
Great article I learned a lot from it.
Hey Hemant, thanks for your input man, its much appreciated.
So glad you posted this. I too have joined online survey programs and have wasted hours of time to get very small amounts of cash and I agree with you. you really need to be careful out there
Thank you for your honesty
Hi Vicki, online surveys is one of the most popular online opportunities and a few years back they were much better, and you could earn a reasonable amount, but nowadays they are all competing for the same space. Myself, like most others, have been down that route until I decided that I was wasting my life away and that I had to focus my time in a more productive manner and find the right training. Thanks for your time, it’s much appreciated
I wanted to give online surveys a good try a couple years ago to make some extra cash around Christmas time. I committed to do 2 hours of surveys a night for a full month. It was brutal, but at least it was right before bed so the second I hit the pillow it was lights out. In the end, I didn’t make a single dime.
Maybe it’s just me, but I think of time like money and “what’s my time worth”? Where I live, the minimum wage is $12.65/hour for working at a job like a coffee shop, McDonalds, etc. So 2 hours of surveys a night “should” do a minimum of $25/day that I would get if I did 2 hours at a coffee shop. If I only worked weeknights for those 2 hours, then that’s 5 days a week – total of $126.50 week or $506 per month. For me to get nothing from the time I put into surveys, well – lets just say it was a good experiment on what your time is worth and surveys are just not worth it to me. For others, they might be great, especially if you can’t get out and work a normal job due to health concerns, but you’d have to put in an ungodly amount of time to earn that $10 I would think.
Hey Dave, wow, I had to come up for air, lol. No, seriously, it would appear that you haven’t lived until you have tried online surveys. Many people just don’t see them in the same light but I guess that’s OK because until you tried them you will never know. Thanks for your support, its much appreciated.
Just a FYI, if you’re getting nothing but this: “uh oh…looks like surveys are not available at this time. please check back in a couple of hours”.
Your account has be purposely blocked from getting any surveys, until they feel like contacting you at their leisure. They have done this same thing to me for the third time now, each time they take their sweet time, like 4-5 days, then they will want to call you to verify you again each time, crazy.
In my opinion when surveyjunkie works it works great but if you make too much money in a short period of time, your account will get blocked from surveys. I feel it is their way of cooling you down for a few days because each time they have contacted me and open me back up to surveys but it is after about 5 days.
If you want fast action, report them to the BBB they seem to be motivated by that.
Thanks for your input. Whilst I agree that you can earn money from survey sites, you will only earn pennies and is not a way that I would recommend. Granted I have tried these sites in the past and found that I was waiting endlessly for surveys to be to me only to find out that I didn’t qualify. These sites are for sure a starting point which many people tend to try and very quickly you will find that earning a living from them is not going to happen. If you are interested in really learning how to earn a passive income where you will earn 24/7/365 then take a look at Wealthy Affiliate. The beauty here is that you will not be asked for your credit card details, so you can test it out for free.