Hello there again my fellow sea changers. I hope you are all well. Today we continue our journey into the world of online income generation by looking at another extremely popular “get paid to” site called Survey Junkie. This site is one of the more popular ones and as per most others (such as Swagbucks and ClixSense), you earn money via the completion of surveys. Can you make money with Survey Junkie? I am sure you can. Let's however see if it is worth it… .
As with most of these sites, you will make money with time and patience. They are legitimate operations and do pay out once the member has performed enough tasks to warrant it. My concern as always however is the time it takes to make the cash and whether you would be better off spending this time elsewhere. So, as usual, I will:
- Do each of the tasks as best I can
- Time it all
- See how much $$ I can earn for the time spent…
What is Survey Junkie?
As mentioned above, Survey Junkie is a “get paid to” site that pays its members via diamond points for completing online surveys.
I got involved in doing online surveys a few years back and I did indeed earn some income. To be honest I cannot remember the name of the company that I did mine through then but it was all above board and I managed to earn about $100 over the month that I did them. I was sent survey links via email or I could log into their site and see what was available to me and then complete them online. I was then paid on a per survey completed arrangement.
The only problem that I had with them, and the reason I only lasted a month was that the time I spent on doing the surveys far outweighed the amount of money I was making. In fact, I worked out that the time it took me to earn the $100 equated to roughly $2 an hour so to earn that I did about 50 hours worth of surveys. At the time it was just not worth it for me but I do remember thinking that for someone who was interested in doing this full time, then maybe there could be some money to be made.
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How does Survey Junkie work?
In order to fully test the value of this platform, I joined and undertook some activities. After I joined and confirmed my application via email – which earned me 5 points – I was in and ready to get started.
From the first screen, there are some tasks that you can undertake in order to get your account set up and earn more points. I have done most of these and after the first 30 minutes I have 125 points which is redeemable for $1.25.
To be honest, I really don't have to do any surveys to see how long this should take as I can see estimated time of completion versus the points earned on the screen:
So looking at that, it is estimated that if I completed all three surveys I should take me 47 minutes and I would earn 125 points ($1.25). Hmmm… ok, so let me do them and I will see how long they do take…
What were my outcomes?
Let's be short and sweet here:
Tasks achieved – 3 surveys completed (I didn't qualify for the first one so I chose another with similar timings and returns)
Time taken – 44 minutes
Amount earned – 135 point – ($1.35)
So, added to my setup time and earnings – I spent 1 hr and 15mins in the system and earned $2.60.
How can I get paid?
With Survey Junkie, there are three payment options as per below:
- Giftcards: Amazon, iTunes and other localised cards (fuel etc.) – redeemable range from $5
- Cash: Redeemable via PayPal or bank transfer (U.S. only) once 500 points ($5) threshold is reached
How much money can you make with survey junkie ?
Well, I earned $2.60 for just over 1 hour's work so in terms of making ‘good' money then I am not really on the side of saying “go for it”. As for how much I can make, well the sky is the limit I guess as with many of these types of sites I think if you were willing to put a lot of time into the survey then you may be able to make some from it…
However, at roughly $2 per hour, you are going to need to spend a bit of time doing surveys to make some decent coin.
Do I recommend it?
Look, I have to say that it looks to me that things in this area of online money making capers have not really changed from when I played around with it all those years ago. You will need to put in some decent hours to get a not-so-decent return on your time. That said, if you can earn $5 – $10 an hour from home without transport and uniform costs, then it could be worth it for some.
It is definitely not a scam and I think if you wanted to do it full time then you could almost make some almost good money from it. I would personally however suggest that you look into some other ways to earn an income online that can make you far more money for the same amount of work.
And there it is – my honest opinion on whether you can make money with Survey Junkie. I hope it has been helpful and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share.
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