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Survey Junkie Review 2019 – A Legitimate Way To Make Money?

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Editor’s Rating: 4/10

 

Survey Junkie is another GPT website where users get paid to take surveys. Most companies need public opinion on their product or service for market research and they can do that by hiring Survey Junkie to find participants for the survey. Survey Junkie then pays users for sharing their opinions when participating in each survey.

Survey Junkie was first founded in 2005, giving them over 10 years of experience in the survey game. They claim to have over 3,000,000 members at the time of this review. Not only that, Survey Junkie claims to be “the most popular spot online to earn cash and rewards for sharing your thoughts.”

The company emphasizes on helping brands and companies deliver better products and services through your opinions from surveys. Your opinions through surveys can help change the products of tomorrow.

It is a nice feeling knowing that your opinion can make better changes to products and services to better help other people. Not only that, you get money from simply voicing out your opinions by completing surveys.

 

How Does Survey Junkie Work?

The whole concept of earning money by Survey Junkie is by completing surveys and you will be rewarded with points for your time.

Process for registering is quick and all you need is your email address, zip code, gender and date of birth. This takes probably less than a minute to do so. Registration is free and you will even get some points for registering and setting up your profile.

It only takes couple of questions such as your demographic, family background and income to complete your profile. These questions are used to filter you into groups where Survey Junkie will use the information given to send you surveys that you qualify for.

You can then start completing surveys by searching for surveys on their website or clicking into the links of surveys where they email you. Once you have completed the survey, you will earn some points.

How Much Can I Make with Survey Junkie?

The reward for each survey is different and it can vary from 10 – 90 points. Each survey will state the points rewarded and the amount of time you may take to complete the survey. You can see those information before taking the survey and it is not something hidden from the users before taking the survey.

1 point is equivalent to 1 cent so you would need 100 points to earn $1. Most surveys take an average of 1 to 20 minutes to complete. You will be earning approximately 50 points for a 3 minutes survey which is equivalent to 50 cents. The longer you are going to take to complete the survey, the more points you will be rewarded with.

Every user will be given different types of surveys based on their qualifications. Sometimes you may accidentally participate in surveys that you may not be qualified for but you can still get some rewards for participating in the survey.

During the signing up process itself, you will be earning up to 105 points. Signing up on Survey Junkie earns you 25 points, completing your profile gives you another 50 points, confirming your email address gives you another 25 points, taking a “How it works” tour gives you another 5 points and taking profile surveys can get you 10 points each. This all comes up to 105 points before even participating in any product surveys.

How Do I Get Paid?

You can request for a payout through upon collecting at least 1,000 points which is equivalent to $10. Rewards can be redeemed in terms of cash through PayPal or gift cards.

Points collected will not be expired as long as you complete at least 1 survey a year. You can keep your points in your account until you have enough points to cash out. However, it is important to keep your account relatively active by completing surveys once in a while.

When cashing out with PayPal, you are required to cash out all of your points and not in batches. So let us say that you have 1400 points in your account, you will need to cash out all $14. But if you are redeeming your points with gift cards, most gift cards are set to $10, $15, $20 etc.

 What I Do Not Like About Survey Junkie

  • Lack of surveys

There are many complaints out there complaining about having not enough surveys to do. I think this may be because they have so many members with not enough surveys for everyone to do. You would be considered lucky if you can complete 3 surveys a week. Most people can only get about 1 or 2 surveys a week and sometimes even no surveys at all.

This is a major issue that Survey Junkie should try to fix as it would affect users’ tendency to log into Survey Junkie to complete surveys. Users will begin to lose hope with Survey Junkie if every time they log into their account anticipating completing couple of surveys but it turns out that there is no survey to participate in at all.

  • Not International

Survey Junkie only allow people from these 3 countries to join, Australia, Canada and the United States. This prevents people out of these 3 countries to join Survey Junkie. Hence, international companies are actually just getting opinions from these 3 countries despite selling their products and services to users all around the world.

  • Slow to Earn a Substantial Amount of Money

Looking at its name Survey Junkie, you can already tell that all you need to do to earn money is by completing surveys. But completing just 1-3 surveys a week earns you barely anything. Survey Junkie could have added other types of methods to earn points such as watching videos or scrolling websites.

Completing surveys alone is not enough to earn more points. You can probably only earn $1 a month by completing 2-3 surveys depending on the length of the survey. This will only give you $12 a year which can probably be gone within minutes when buying a meal or two.

  • High Payout Threshold

The minimum payout threshold is 1,000 points which is $10. Yes, some may consider this threshold low as there are many other websites that have higher payout threshold at $20 or higher. But if you think about it, an average user will probably be earning $12 a year. Meaning that users have to wait almost the entire year just to cash out their points.

  • No Mobile Version

Users can only complete surveys on their laptop or desktop as there is no Survey Junkie app for mobile phones. Layout of the Survey Junkie website will look slightly odd on mobile phones and may not run as smoothly as compared to a desktop.

This loses the point for those who want to complete surveys in their free time especially when lining up or waiting for something. They might only have their mobile phones with them at that time and having no mobile version disables users to conveniently participate in surveys.

What I Like About Survey Junkie

  • Free to register

There is no registration fee to join Survey Junkie so anyone from any income level can join. This allows students the opportunity to earn some side income without needing any capital.

Registration is fuss free with simple questions and will take less than a minute to create an account. Furthermore, as mentioned above, you even earn points just by signing up with Survey Junkie.

  • No Special Skill Required

As this job only requires you to fill up survey forms, you do no need a bachelor degree or any kind of technical skills to participate in the survey. You only need to fulfill the requirements that matches to the target customer of the company.

Stay at home moms can easily take up a survey during their free time when their kids are busy or away. The surveys are usually basic questions that ask about your opinion and thoughts about a specific product or service.

  • Flexible Payment Options

Survey Junkie allows users to choose different types of method to receive their payment. You can either redeem your rewards using PayPal or electronic gift cards. Redemption using PayPal allows you to cash out all the points at once.

As for the gift cards, there are various companies and brands to choose from including Target, Amazon, Apple and much more. The list of gift cards is endless and you can redeem it not only for yourself but for someone else.

  • Good Customer Support

Unlike some websites where they have very unresponsive customer support, Survey Junkie is the complete opposite of that. Survey Junkie makes it convenient for users to reach out when encountering any technical issues.

Most people have gotten responses to their problems within an hour or so which is considered very quick compared to other GPT websites.

Survey Junkie is always trying to be there for their customers whenever they face issues such as points not showing up in their account or having issues with the redemption process.

  • Notifications

I like the fact that Survey Junkie actually notifies its users when there is a survey available. Survey Junkie only notifies you when you are eligible to participate.

Notifications are filtered and you do not have to worry about not being eligible to take the survey. This is great so you do not have to waste time searching for surveys where you are eligible to participate.

This is also great for those who are not actively going on the website searching for surveys to take. They will still be able to participate in surveys even though they are not finding for surveys to participate in.

Final Verdict

Survey Junkie is not a scam, it is a legitimate website that pays out regularly. There are many testimonials from various sources that have validated the legitimacy of Survey Junkie. Although there are some issues of users having their account taken down for no reason, this does not occur all the time and it may be a bug in their system causing this.

Survey Junkie has definitely established its name in the survey industry by being one of the first few pioneers in this field. It is the perfect place to start if you want to get paid for participating in surveys and having your voice heard by companies. The simplicity of the website also makes it easy for beginners to navigate and participate in surveys.

If you are trying out multiple online jobs to earn some extra cash, Survey Junkie can be the one for you. However, you cannot rely on Survey Junkie alone to earn enough money even for a small vacation. You would need to participate in other small online tasks oriented jobs alongside with some survey jobs from Survey Junkie in order to have a significant amount of money.

This is definitely not the way to go if you are seeking for an online job to replace your full-time office job. The pay from Survey Junkie is not substantial enough to make ends meet as you are only earning approximately $1-2 a week. But there is no loss for you to join Survey Junkie as the registration fee is free and anyone with or without a degree can join. Furthermore, it is simple and easy to use and does not take up much time.

Overall Survey Junkie is good but there are better ways online to make money. I would only recommend Survey Junkie to people that are already financially stable with the intention of earning a few extra cash here and there. But if you are looking for something that can replace your nine to five office job, I would suggest you to not waste your time on Survey Junkie. You can invest your time and effort better by taking up an extra skill or building your own business online.

How Does Survey Junkie Work?

The whole concept of earning money by Survey Junkie is by completing surveys and you will be rewarded with points for your time.

Process for registering is quick and all you need is your email address, zip code, gender and date of birth. This takes probably less than a minute to do so. Registration is free and you will even get some points for registering and setting up your profile.

It only takes couple of questions such as your demographic, family background and income to complete your profile. These questions are used to filter you into groups where Survey Junkie will use the information given to send you surveys that you qualify for.

You can then start completing surveys by searching for surveys on their website or clicking into the links of surveys where they email you. Once you have completed the survey, you will earn some points.

How Much Can I Make with Survey Junkie?

The reward for each survey is different and it can vary from 10 – 90 points. Each survey will state the points rewarded and the amount of time you may take to complete the survey. You can see those information before taking the survey and it is not something hidden from the users before taking the survey.

1 point is equivalent to 1 cent so you would need 100 points to earn $1. Most surveys take an average of 1 to 20 minutes to complete. You will be earning approximately 50 points for a 3 minutes survey which is equivalent to 50 cents. The longer you are going to take to complete the survey, the more points you will be rewarded with.

Every user will be given different types of surveys based on their qualifications. Sometimes you may accidentally participate in surveys that you may not be qualified for but you can still get some rewards for participating in the survey.

During the signing up process itself, you will be earning up to 105 points. Signing up on Survey Junkie earns you 25 points, completing your profile gives you another 50 points, confirming your email address gives you another 25 points, taking a “How it works” tour gives you another 5 points and taking profile surveys can get you 10 points each. This all comes up to 105 points before even participating in any product surveys.

How Do I Get Paid?

You can request for a payout through upon collecting at least 1,000 points which is equivalent to $10. Rewards can be redeemed in terms of cash through PayPal or gift cards.

Points collected will not be expired as long as you complete at least 1 survey a year. You can keep your points in your account until you have enough points to cash out. However, it is important to keep your account relatively active by completing surveys once in a while.

When cashing out with PayPal, you are required to cash out all of your points and not in batches. So let us say that you have 1400 points in your account, you will need to cash out all $14. But if you are redeeming your points with gift cards, most gift cards are set to $10, $15, $20 etc.

 What I Do Not Like About Survey Junkie

  • Lack of surveys

There are many complaints out there complaining about having not enough surveys to do. I think this may be because they have so many members with not enough surveys for everyone to do. You would be considered lucky if you can complete 3 surveys a week. Most people can only get about 1 or 2 surveys a week and sometimes even no surveys at all.

This is a major issue that Survey Junkie should try to fix as it would affect users’ tendency to log into Survey Junkie to complete surveys. Users will begin to lose hope with Survey Junkie if every time they log into their account anticipating completing couple of surveys but it turns out that there is no survey to participate in at all.

  • Not International

Survey Junkie only allow people from these 3 countries to join, Australia, Canada and the United States. This prevents people out of these 3 countries to join Survey Junkie. Hence, international companies are actually just getting opinions from these 3 countries despite selling their products and services to users all around the world.

  • Slow to Earn a Substantial Amount of Money

Looking at its name Survey Junkie, you can already tell that all you need to do to earn money is by completing surveys. But completing just 1-3 surveys a week earns you barely anything. Survey Junkie could have added other types of methods to earn points such as watching videos or scrolling websites.

Completing surveys alone is not enough to earn more points. You can probably only earn $1 a month by completing 2-3 surveys depending on the length of the survey. This will only give you $12 a year which can probably be gone within minutes when buying a meal or two.

  • High Payout Threshold

The minimum payout threshold is 1,000 points which is $10. Yes, some may consider this threshold low as there are many other websites that have higher payout threshold at $20 or higher. But if you think about it, an average user will probably be earning $12 a year. Meaning that users have to wait almost the entire year just to cash out their points.

  • No Mobile Version

Users can only complete surveys on their laptop or desktop as there is no Survey Junkie app for mobile phones. Layout of the Survey Junkie website will look slightly odd on mobile phones and may not run as smoothly as compared to a desktop.

This loses the point for those who want to complete surveys in their free time especially when lining up or waiting for something. They might only have their mobile phones with them at that time and having no mobile version disables users to conveniently participate in surveys.

What I Like About Survey Junkie

  • Free to register

There is no registration fee to join Survey Junkie so anyone from any income level can join. This allows students the opportunity to earn some side income without needing any capital.

Registration is fuss free with simple questions and will take less than a minute to create an account. Furthermore, as mentioned above, you even earn points just by signing up with Survey Junkie.

  • No Special Skill Required

As this job only requires you to fill up survey forms, you do no need a bachelor degree or any kind of technical skills to participate in the survey. You only need to fulfill the requirements that matches to the target customer of the company.

Stay at home moms can easily take up a survey during their free time when their kids are busy or away. The surveys are usually basic questions that ask about your opinion and thoughts about a specific product or service.

  • Flexible Payment Options

Survey Junkie allows users to choose different types of method to receive their payment. You can either redeem your rewards using PayPal or electronic gift cards. Redemption using PayPal allows you to cash out all the points at once.

As for the gift cards, there are various companies and brands to choose from including Target, Amazon, Apple and much more. The list of gift cards is endless and you can redeem it not only for yourself but for someone else.

  • Good Customer Support

Unlike some websites where they have very unresponsive customer support, Survey Junkie is the complete opposite of that. Survey Junkie makes it convenient for users to reach out when encountering any technical issues.

Most people have gotten responses to their problems within an hour or so which is considered very quick compared to other GPT websites.

Survey Junkie is always trying to be there for their customers whenever they face issues such as points not showing up in their account or having issues with the redemption process.

  • Notifications

I like the fact that Survey Junkie actually notifies its users when there is a survey available. Survey Junkie only notifies you when you are eligible to participate.

Notifications are filtered and you do not have to worry about not being eligible to take the survey. This is great so you do not have to waste time searching for surveys where you are eligible to participate.

This is also great for those who are not actively going on the website searching for surveys to take. They will still be able to participate in surveys even though they are not finding for surveys to participate in.

Final Verdict

Survey Junkie is not a scam, it is a legitimate website that pays out regularly. There are many testimonials from various sources that have validated the legitimacy of Survey Junkie. Although there are some issues of users having their account taken down for no reason, this does not occur all the time and it may be a bug in their system causing this.

Survey Junkie has definitely established its name in the survey industry by being one of the first few pioneers in this field. It is the perfect place to start if you want to get paid for participating in surveys and having your voice heard by companies. The simplicity of the website also makes it easy for beginners to navigate and participate in surveys.

If you are trying out multiple online jobs to earn some extra cash, Survey Junkie can be the one for you. However, you cannot rely on Survey Junkie alone to earn enough money even for a small vacation. You would need to participate in other small online tasks oriented jobs alongside with some survey jobs from Survey Junkie in order to have a significant amount of money.

This is definitely not the way to go if you are seeking for an online job to replace your full-time office job. The pay from Survey Junkie is not substantial enough to make ends meet as you are only earning approximately $1-2 a week. But there is no loss for you to join Survey Junkie as the registration fee is free and anyone with or without a degree can join. Furthermore, it is simple and easy to use and does not take up much time.

Overall Survey Junkie is good but there are better ways online to make money. I would only recommend Survey Junkie to people that are already financially stable with the intention of earning a few extra cash here and there. But if you are looking for something that can replace your nine to five office job, I would suggest you to not waste your time on Survey Junkie. You can invest your time and effort better by taking up an extra skill or building your own business online.

About Shaun

The privileged of building and running online businesses has allowed me to live life on my own terms. The goal of this blog is to help you achieve financial freedom with passive income streams so you could do whatever you like, whenever you like, without having to worry about money. You would still have to put in the effort, but hopefully with guidance, it will be a much easier route for you.

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