Survey Spotter Review: A Worthwhile Side Hustle? I Think NOT

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Hi, Simon here and welcome to my full Survey Spotter Review where we'll be putting this self-proclaimed income opportunity to the test!

I came across this cashback site one night when I was scrolling through my emails. Always on the hunt for new and different online income opportunities I decided to try it out. It is free to join after all! πŸ˜‰

Some survey sites are more worthwhile than others so how does Survey Spotter measure up? Here's what I found out.

Survey Spotter Review At A Glance

About: Survey Spotter is an aggregate survey site that claims to help you make $300.

Price: Free to join.

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: No survey in the website itself, waste of time, low income potential.

Verdict: Survey Spotter is not a scam but there's no point signing up when they only redirect you to other sites. Β 


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What Is Survey Spotter?

First impressions?

The site is really basic with nothing much except a simple sign up form and a title across the top saying you can earn $300 a month taking surveys in your spare time.

There's a basic FAQ's section and this 3 step guide to making money with online paid surveys:

They say they've signed up with online companies looking for consumer feedback and will reward you for completing online questionnaires to help them improve their branding and products.

According to the site you'll be able to start taking paid surveys as soon as you sign up and start earning.

The site is completely free to join, you just have to enter your name, email, sex and date of birth. It's open to all nationalities as far as I can tell.

Determined to find out more, I decided to sign up and try it for myself. To my surprise, I was redirected to a list of other survey sites (12 in total) and told to select all to be able to earn $300 a month…

sign up process

I selected all and clicked on the ‘complete to final step' button.

how survey spotter works

Sure enough, I checked my junk mail folder and within a couple of minutes I had a dozen or so notifications from several of the sites I'd signed up to.


At first glance Survey Spotter looks like your average paid survey site but on closer inspection it turns out this is nothing more than a survey aggregate site that redirects you to other sites.

Why Survey Spotter Is A Waste Of Time

Survey Spotter have no surveys. They have no members area or customer support team because they are not a survey site. They are simply acting as a middle-man!

Every time you sign up to one of their recommended survey sites and reach a minimum $10 balance they get a commission on your earnings.

There's really no benefit to you signing up and becoming a member – there no paid survey opportunities here that you can't find in 10 seconds doing a quick Google search.

In fact, I've reviewed 100's of paid survey sites here in the Make Money Online Blog. I'd say 20 Cogs, OhMyDosh (UK Only) and Swagbucks are my top 3, but feel free to browse through these reviews:

All of paid survey sites that are completely free to join:

There you have it! I've just given you access to way more sites than Survey Spotter will! There's just no point in signing up except to make the site owner a commission.

Can You Make Money With Survey Spotter?

Technically no you can not, because they are a survey aggregator website referring you to other survey sites and have no paid surveys themselves.

I'm not the only one who thinks this either. Here's a Survey spotter review from I think you'll find insightful:

My Personal Opinion Of

Survey Spotter make the bold claim you can make $300 a month filling out surveys. They base this on the calculation that the average survey taker takes 5 surveys a day for 5 days a week with the average survey paying out $3.

While it would be great if this was true, after reviewing hundreds of paid survey sites I can tell you the average survey site pays out no more than $0.50-$1 per hour and the number of surveys available are plummeting rapidly across the board.

Every other day I get comments from readers saying they were making fairly good money a year or two ago but now there's just no new surveys coming up.

There is money still be made as a survey taker, just not that much. If you go into this looking for a a full or even part-time income I think you're going to be disappointed.

Survey Spotter and paid survey sites in general are more for people with a lot of spare time on their hands looking to make a bit of extra pocket money on the side.

Sure, you could make an extra $10-$50 a month which is nothing to be sniffed at but is this enough to be able to call it a worthwhile side hustle?

The Bottom Line

Is Survey Spotter a scam? No it's not.

Should you sign up and as a way to make some extra cash? Honestly there's no point. They only give you links to online paid survey sites I've already given you.

Even if you sign up to 50 sites like this you're still earning far less than minimum wage completing mind-numbing questionnaires and giving companies access to your private information.

You just can't rely on this as a way to pay the bills…

If you want to seriously make a difference to your bank balance then you need to invest time into building a website and putting advertising on it.

Rather than spend an hour filling out surveys, why not use that time instead to build a real online business that will generate a real income for you month after month?

Sure, it takes time to begin with but it's well worth it. Put the effort in and you'll reap the rewards for a long time to come.

10 thoughts on “Survey Spotter Review: A Worthwhile Side Hustle? I Think NOT”

  1. Thanks for pointing out Survey Spotter is an utter time-waster. All of the sites found inside Survey Spotter are available with a quick and easy Google search so why would I give them my email address for nothing?

    Thank you for the list of survey site reviews, this will save me a lot of time. Most of the time you don’t know if a site is a scam or legit site until you’ve already signed up.


  2. Thanks for the very succinct and to the point run down. I’m always wary of sites that indicate rather astronomical numbers for just taking surveys. My previous experience has been that they usually only offer surveys for very niche groups of individuals based on demographic information and that usually the second the surveys come out they are full.What would you say are the differentiating factors for a survey site worth signing up for (like 20 cogs you mention) versus the huge list you’ve noted? Anything specific I should look out for?

    • Honestly I feel conflicted about recommending any survey sites at all because I think all of them are a waste of time. Yes they might be legit and pay out but they are so low paying it’s unbelievable.

      Why waste your time working for less than a dollar an hour when there are way better ways to make money online?? I just don’t get it.

      They make out like they’re fun and easy ways to earn extra money in your spare time but in the end you are giving all of your personal information away, answering a lot of detailed and boring questions for way less than minimum wage.

      I see people in Facebook groups celebrating they made $10 extra last month… but for how many hours work? Seriously. 

  3. Hi Simon! Doing surveys is an excellent way to distract ourselves a bit, and also make some additional money. But after reading your review, I’ll keep away from Survey Spotter.

    Thank you for doing the research work for us. If this site is not a Survey Site and it’s earning commissions from us just redirecting us to Survey Sites, there is no point of joining them. Thank you for giving us this great list of site that really are survey sites.

  4. Hey Simon,

    Thank you for taking the time to review Survey Spotter.

    I have found out that most survey sites suck. I have signed up to some of them such as Vivatic and Swagbucks and I have earned just 80 cents from both of them the last year or so.

    The problem is not that there are no surveys but that I don’t usually qualify for any of them. The worst part is that they have me answering 10-20 questions before they disqualify me so I am basically answering questions for them for free.

    What a waste of time…

    I’ll never trust any survey site. Would you? And if yes, which one?


    • Swagbucks is OK but you raise a great point about the high disqualification rates.

      While I understand companies are looking for feedback from a particular demographic, I’ve long-argued for a more thorough sign up process so survey sites can screen out surveys that don’t apply to you as it would save a lot of time and hassle.

      It must be so frustrating spending a half hour or so answering questions only to be kicked out and not get paid! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  5. I like the conclusion most.
    “Rather than spend an hour filling out surveys, why not use that time instead to build a real online business that will generate a real income for you month after month?”


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