Survey Scout Review


Survey Scout Review

Survey Scout

Name: Survey Scout
Price: $34.95 registration and yearly fee
Owner: work-from-home entrepreneur, Susan Smith
Overall Rank: 10 out of 100


Survey Scout, Product Overview

Survey Scout is an online market research organization, founded in 2005, that connects you to companies that pay for your opinion doing surveys.  Survey Scout claims to be the largest FREE paid survey site online, having worked with hundreds of thousands of market research respondents and have paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.

Survey Scout appeals to your ego by telling you that every day companies pay big bucks to people like “you and me just to know what we are thinking”. They go on to say that the companies are desperate to understand how you think and shop and why you buy certain products because this helps them to improve their products, and then in turn they pay YOU good money for your opinion.  Survey Scout claims to have hundreds of market research firms looking for survey takers.

Survey Scout basically offers 2 ways to make money, through Surveys and with Coupons.   Here is an example of what they say you will get paid for:

  • To take online surveys and make from $1 to $15, or more

  • To participate in focus groups and make up to $100 a day

  • To take phone surveys and you can earn as much as $10 and hour

  • To try new products (and keep the free products too)


Pros And Cons


  • It’s kinda cool that Survey Scout offers products to try out and, supposedly, you get to keep them for free.  I found now verification of this, however.

  • No prior experience is necessary.

  • Survey Scout gives you a list of companies that will pay you for your opinion, saving you the time it takes to find the companies on your own.


  • You’re actually paying for a LIST OF COMPANIES that offer payouts for your reviews and it’s up to you to contact these companies.

  • You’re paying for a list of companies that you can find for FREE on your own.

  • No training

  • No support

  • No detailed info until you actually register, which will cost you $34.95


Who is Survey Scout For?

Survey Scout says they provide work-from-home opportunities for housewives,  stay-at-home moms, students, retirees, full time employees, or anyone just looking to make some extra cash.  Pretty much covers just about everyone, right?

No experience is necessary; however, I’d like to point out that your ability to make money through Survey Scout is directly related to the amount of time you are willing or available to work.


Survey Scout Tools & Training

Honestly, I really  had a difficult time finding much of anything about the training that Survey Scout offers.  I found nothing on their website, without registering, and only a few comments within some other online reviews.  And, within those comments, the only mention of training was to say there isn’t any.


Survey Scout Support

After looking at Survey Scout’s home page, I found no source of support.  In fact, when I clicked on the “contact us” link I received a message saying, “no help desk found”.


Survey Scout Price

This took some digging, as the price/fees are not listed on the home page and, apparently, you are not privy to that info until you register with Survey Scout.

Eventually, I found the registration fee and the yearly membership fees to be $34.95, and you will need a computer as well as phone and internet connection.


My Final Opinion of Survey Scout

I cannot, in good faith, recommend Survey Scout.  There are too many red flags for me to feel good about it…like, paying up front before you have all the info; no sign of support or contact person available; even though they are listed with the BBB, they are not accredited after being around for more than 10 years; only 33 Facebook likes; and the obvious, paying for a survey list when you can find thousands of lists all over the internet for FREE.


Survey Scout at a Glance…

Name: Survey Scout

Owners: work-from-home entrepreneur, Susan Smith

Price: $34.95
Overall Rank: 10 out of 100.  I can’t say that Survey Scout is a scam, exactly, because they are providing you a paid survey list that you can make money from if you are really committed and are willing to put in the time to sign up with as many companies as possible.  That being said, I can’t recommend Survey Scout because they’re advertising is more than a little misleading and you should NEVER PAY FOR ANYTHING BEFORE YOU HAVE ALL THE INFO!

VERDICT: Legit.  Yes, Survey Scout is legit in the fact that they are a real company, offering something for a fee.  But, again, I can’t recommend Survey Scout at this time.


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