Survey Spot is another site that I joined when I was looking for paid surveys online a few months ago.
I signed up free through a survey directory and waited for emails to start arriving...
Woo... Now these ones are rather rare in my case..! In the beginning I only got surveys for prize draws and the like which I generally ignore...
Since I signed up round April/May 2008, I have received a maximum of 3 or 4 paying survey invites so that's how rare they are...
The incentive per survey was really good though and I have earned about £8.50 on the site so far for doing very little.
The minimum payout on Survey Spot is just a minimal £2 which is one of the least payouts I have come across. Payment is sent to you by cheque.
When I previously requested a payout of £6 in August 2008, I received this in September so within a month. Payments and payment updates on the site are in ££s, in my local currency (despite it being a '.com' site) which is good as it means you can bank the cheque with no extra charges...
I'd recommend but don't hold your breath for many surveys unless you're in the US I suppose...
©marina321 Dooyoo February 2009
I joined Survey Spot on the recommendation of fellow review writers. As I am sure you are aware by now most of us on here like a way to make a few extra pennies and I thought that this site might be a way of doing this.
How wrong I was! I signed up by logging onto www.surveyspot.com and filled out all the usual information. Then I waited for the first survey to be sent to me.
I get roughly 1 or 2 surveys sent through per week, however they do not pay you for completing these. They have changed to only giving you multiple entries into their monthly $25,000 prize draw. After you have completed the survey you are given the chance to play a scratch card game or a fruit machine game to win extra entries into the prize draw.
I was disappointed to realise that you are never given any actual money unless you happen to win the prize draw, and after filling out about 8 surveys I decided I would remove myself from this site as it seems a bit pointless.
At the bottom of the emails that they send you with links to their surveys there is a link to click on if you want to be removed from there panel, I clicked on it, confirmed my email address and that I wanted to be removed, I then received a confirmation that I had been removed, but I could rejoin any time I liked and that seems to be the end.
Would I recommend this site? If you live in hope of winning prize draws then why not give it a go. If you are looking for payment for your opinions there are other website out there!
I am not interested in any miles or really any cash. I am interestede in the fact that when I end a survey a message comes up and tells me that I have already answered that day. I HAVE NEVER ANSWERED THE SAME SURVEY TWICE. My opinions might be something that the surveyors do not want to have to include in their results. Knowing the bias in media, that might well be the case. Normally I would rate the survey spots as being relatively good, but when they refuse to count surveys that have been answered once they are either a scam, or their record keeping is poor. Therefore their surveys cannot be counted on. (My computer is fully secure and does not have any worm or viruses or trojans. Absolutely no one else has access to my computer. Furthermore my password is very tight and known only by me.)
From time to time Ill have a search around the internet to try and find any innovative ways to make a bit of extra cash online. I came across an article on another review site about a company called Survey Spot. They seemed quite similar to a number of other survey sites Im also a member of and as the author promised me an easy and quick joining procedure I thought I might as well give it a go.
Survey Spot is part of the larger organisation Survey Sampling International which offers a range of sampling solutions. Their online companies are just one of the ways in which they target the public in over 50 countries worldwide. They have been up and running for over 30 years now and seem to be doing quite well, theyre constantly opening up new offices in different countries to promote themselves further. Survey Spot operates in several countries although the UK has its own website, its been up and running since 2001.
The website is quite brightly coloured and thankfully, its not full of information and too overpowering. Instead theres a clearly marked menu running across the top of the page containing six main sections of the site as well as a log in box at the very top of the page for those that have already joined.
Join Now this takes you to a new page where you can register to join the site, please see the section on Joining for more information.
Home this is basically the homepage which is quite simply and outlines some of the benefits of being a member as well as showing a massive link to the Join Now page.
Rewards this really reiterates what is on the homepage in that it outlines the rewards that you can expect from the site. It also lists the latest winners from the company, the strange thing here is that theyre all from the USA!
Member News this page will outline any new features to the site itself, currently its showing the relatively new Instant Win Game which is discussed below.
FAQ as with most sites theres a place you can look up any questions that you may have on joining the site, if you dont find a suitable answer then move onto
Contact Us the only option available here is to email the company with any comments or questions you may have.
The joining process is a relatively easy one; it takes only about five minutes to fill in the basic membership details which include your name, address, email address, etc. Below this youll be asked a few further questions on your household income, your employment status, etc. Please note that you do have to be 18 to join the site or a resident of Canada, the UK or the USA. Most of these can be answered either by ticking a box or selecting an option from a drop down menu so its not too time consuming at all. The odd thing with this site is that youre only allowed one account per household, so youll be asked to enter the names and ages of any other members of your household that would be willing to complete surveys and youll have to share your account with them. Not quite sure why this is really but its certainly different to most sites!
Surveys & Rewards
Once youve joined youll no doubt be eager to complete some surveys, but heres the thing, youll be waiting quite a while. In fact I had to wait over 2 weeks to be sent my first survey by Survey Spot and since then theyve not really become any more regular. I tend to receive an email about once every fortnight and half the time when I click on the link Im told the quota has already been reached for this particular survey.
The surveys themselves are generally quite easy if a little tedious, the questions tend to consist of tick the box answers with a few options to actually write in your opinion. They tend to last from anything between 5 minute and 30 minutes and youd think that the reward would be based on the time and effort needed to complete the survey .
Well think again! When I first joined up you did get cash rewards for completing the surveys, the rewards were in American Dollars which wasnt really ideal and I managed to make $10 in my first 2 months on the site. However since then the cash rewards seem to have vanished and instead youre given the chance to play Survey Spots Instant Win Game. Once you finish the survey youll be asked to press a button on what looks like a slots machine and then wait to see what your result is. If you match three boxes you win a prize although this has never happened to me in all my time on the site (about a year now). Youll be entered into the quarterly draw even if you dont win a prize on the game which offers you the chance to win up to $25,000.
Initially I really liked Survey Spot as the surveys seemed quite easy and on topics that were quite interesting a new coffee product, washing powder and my thoughts on the EU. However since theyve reduced the ridiculous Instant Win Game Ive all but given up with the surveys. I dont reckon I stand any chance of winning at all and really wouldnt recommend the company. If they brought back the actual cash rewards then it would be worthwhile signing up, although there are far better earners out there on the internet.
Thanks for reading!