Crowdtap Review – How Much Did I Make?

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Quick Review:  In short, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Crowdtap, giving it an 9/10 score.

The other day, I happened to come across a website called Crowdtap and seeing I’m a big fan of survey websites like this one, I thought I would jump in and see what kind of money I could make with the website.

I also wanted to see if it was legitimate and really worth your time.  Hey, that’s what I’m here for, right?

If you’ve been in the survey world for some time now, you probably already know there are a LOT of awful survey websites that either never send you offers and/or it takes an eternity to earn $5.

To help save you the troubles of wasting your time, I did the dirty work for you!

Yes, you can thank me later.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at what Crowdtap is and if it’s actually worth joining.

What is Crowdtap?

Crowdtap offers a ton of questions for you to answer EVERY day, offering points in doing so.

And the dashboard is so easy to use.  Just click on a question/offer, follow the directions and complete the task for your reward.

These questions are super simple, often requiring one answer, and for every answer, you will get a certain amount of points, usually around five points or so.  I will get into this later on in the review.

Crowdtap also offers surveys, much like other survey websites, where you have to answer a variety of questions to earn your reward.

In short, you just need to offer your honest opinion and the company will reward you with points, all of which you can then redeem for a variety of awesome rewards such as gift cards.  I will get into this later on in my review.

Aside from answering these simple questions, Crowdtap offers free samples as well, which you can test and discuss products, all while being rewarded.

Once you get enough points in your account from completing any of the offers, you can get cash out for a variety of gift cards, including Amazon, Target, Steam and so many more.

It’s is 100% FREE to join and no credit card is needed.

Crowdtap Review – Worth Joining?

Signing Up

As mentioned, signing up is 100% free and no credit card is required, I promise.

And to sign up, Crowdtap will let you either sign up via Facebook or you can use your e-mail.  The choice is yours.

For me, since I’m not a big fan of connecting my Facebook (I don’t use it much anyway), I figured I would sign up via my email account.  That way, I could receive any notifications directly in my e-mail inbox instead of my Facebook account.

Again, this is all based on personal preference, so there is really no right or wrong.

Now, when you do sign up, Crowdtap will ask you to verify a cell phone number, so be sure to have it handy since you will need to enter the confirmation code sent to your phone via text message.  If you don’t have a phone number to verify, you will not be able to participate at this moment.

All in all, it will take less than five minutes to sign up, just like company notes, and as long as you confirm your cell phone, you can access your dashboard immediately.

In my eyes, signing up was extremely EASY to do.

Your Dashboard

Once logged in, you will be presented with a pretty simple dashboard, all laid out in a clean, simplistic way, as seen below:

On the left side menu on the desktop version, it displays the number of points in your account that you can redeem, along with two links, one of which goes to the home screen, while the other support link can take you directly to the support guide if you want answers to the most asked questions.

The thing I like most about Crowdtap, in comparison to other research companies I’m apart of, is the simplicity of the dashboard.

It’s laid out very nice and is very easy to understand what you need to do in order to receive your points.

Simply click the question box, answer and earn the points specified.  It can’t get any easier than that.

Now, on your dashboard, you will be presented with a few options in the center of your screen, including…

The “For You” Section

In this section, it’s exactly as it sounds — offers that are catered “for you.”

For instance, for me, I could dive right into today’s questions by clicking on the button or pick off where I left off earlier, where I could answer questions, which, in this case, was about my family.

Much like other survey websites, it’s SO important to fill out your demographic profile so that you’re targeted with as many offers/surveys as possible.

The great thing about Crowdtap is that they actually reward you with points in doing so, something that many survey websites don’t do.

This section will always change, and again, it will be catered to your profile only, so you may see something much different than mine.

In the end, the more the website knows about you, the more surveys you can complete to earn points.

The Browse Section

Now, the second section, probably the most important section, allows you to browse all of the offers that are currently available to you and even break it down into subsections if you want to sort your jobs.

In my screenshot below, for example, you just need to click on the subsection of interest and Crowdtap will let you know if an action is available at that time.

In doing so, you can then view the following categories…

Focus Groups

At the time of this review, I wasn’t presented with any focus group opportunities, but if you’re not familiar with these, a company will often reach out to you and ask for you to fill out a screener.

Then, if you qualify, you may be asked to test a product at home and share your thoughts or you may be asked to visit a center in person.

Focus groups do seem to be rare here, but if you are able to take advantage of, they tend to be one of the highest paying offers most of the time.

In short, don’t be discouraged if you never see a focus group offer because at least from what I researched, they rarely pop up.

Multiple Choice

As the name implies, multiple choice questions are very quick polls that you can answer in less than a few seconds.

For example, when I was on my dashboard, I needed to answer a question about ab over-the-counter cough, cold and flu medication and what type I purchased in the past.

Honestly, it took less than five seconds and I was rewarded with three points for answering the question.

Before you answer the question, just look in the upper right-hand corner of the multiple choice question to see how many points you can get.

Usually, it will be three to five points on average and it seems that the website consistently adds these questions, so be sure to check it out daily.


Probably the most popular subsection, there should almost always be a survey available weekly, with surveys, depending on the length, varying anywhere from three to as many as 200 points.

For example, when I logged in for the first time, I could participate in more than 26+ surveys, with the highest survey paying out 167 points.  To put it in perspective, every point is worth $0.005.

As with most surveys, the longer the survey, the more you can get in terms of points, but just remember that you may not qualify for all of them as many research companies are looking for a certain demographic.

The shorter ones, often less than 15 points, take about 30-60 seconds to complete, whereas the higher paying surveys north of 100 points could take longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Regardless, if you plan on using Crowdtap, I would recommend you always at least attempt to fill out a few surveys to pad your points balance since they can add up fast.


The “Photo” section, much like the focus group section, won’t have a lot of options available, but if you happen to see a job, most of the time, it will require you that you take a photo of something the brand is looking for.

For instance, it may be taking a photo of the brand’s product and then sharing it on social media.

In doing so, they pay around 200 points, and as long as Crowdtap can confirm it, it appears to be a relatively easy payout.  Just follow the directions as a lot of these can be different.

Again, don’t expect much here if you checking it out.

Open Ended

The “Open Ended” section will usually require you to write out your thoughts instead of answering a multiple choice-like question.

Don’t plan on many of these options popping up as they do seem to be quite rare, according to some members.


In the sampling section, quite possibly one of the coolest features on here, Crowdtap will send you free samples to your home as long as you qualify for the product.

Now, before you get excited, you do need to fill out a screener first to make sure the company sees you as a fit for the product.

And if you are, Crowdtap will send out the sample, along with some instructions as to what do when you receive it.  Generally, you will need to use the product for a certain amount of time and then answer a survey on the dashboard a few weeks later.

Samples seem to be rare, but they will show up occasionally; however, since they are so popular, you will want to act fast to increase your chances at snagging one.


The last section, “Sharing,” requires you to share a product listed here, much like the photo section.

However, unlike the photo section, you will be asked to share a link on one of your social media pages, with payouts earning you anywhere from 30 to 60 points on average.

How Does Crowdtap Pay?

Now that you know of the many ways you can earn points, let’s take a look at what you can actually do with these points.

Crowdtap will reward you with points for every task you complete, with 1,000 points needed to redeem a $5 gift card of choice in their online store.

Again, you will be able to see how many points you can earn before you even complete a task, so be sure to pay close attention to this to know how much you’re going to earn.

As of this review, Crowdtap offered the following gift card options in $5 to $20 increments:

  • Adidas
  • Amazon
  • NFL Store
  • PlayStation Store
  • Sephora
  • Steam
  • Target
  • Ulta
  • Walmart
  • Xbox

As mentioned prior, one point equals $0.005 in value just to put it in perspective while completing these tasks.  So if you just did the three-point multiple choice surveys, you would have to complete 333 of them to earn $5.  That’s a lot of clicking!

Do keep in mind that once you earn 800 in points, you will need to validate your account in order to claim your gift card option on the redemption page to ensure you can cash out.

To validate, you will need to send your personal information for the Crowdtap team to review, and in doing so, Crowdtap will match your information with public records to ensure it’s accurate.  They do this, at least according to their FAQ, to help minimize errors and protect your identity to prevent others from redeeming your rewards.

Aside from the gift card option, you can donate your points to a charity as well, which, at the time of writing this, I could only donate points to the RED charity.

All of these options are subject to change, but regardless, your points can be redeemed for some pretty cool gift card options.

CrowdTap Pros and Cons

As with any survey website I mention here, there are always the good and of course, the bad.

Researching online, here are a few things that I found out about the website, again, both the good and the bad…

The Pros

  • An easy way to make $5-$10 a month
  • Very easy to answer surveys
  • Cool samples sent out
  • Lots of opportunities
  • Legitimate company
  • Clean interface
  • Easy to use

The Cons

  • No cash payments — only gift card options
  • No referral program to refer friends to make more
  • Takes some time to earn $5 in points
  • Deactivation horror stories
  • Glitches have been reported by many members


Final Thoughts

In conclusion, Crowdtap, without a doubt, is 100% legit and is not a scam.

No, you won’t make a living doing it, far from it, but from my personal experience, I think you could make about $10 a month only if you stay active and answer the surveys on your dashboard at least a few times a week.  Don’t expect more than this, however.

9/10As for my final review, I’m going to give Crowdtap a nine out of 10, and the reason for the non-perfect score is for a few reasons.

For one, while I do love a good gift card, I prefer a cash payout, but this isn’t a deal breaker.  I just feel a $5 gift card for about two hours of my time is just not worth it.  How much can you really buy for $5 on Amazon?

Lastly, I hate that they don’t have a referral system.

I have done quite well referring friends with other programs and don’t see what they can’t add it.  It’s a great way to draw in new eyeballs, all without having to spend a boatload in advertising money.

This is a personal preference, of course, so if you do decide to work with them, they DO pay out and they are, indeed, legit.

I just feel there are so many better ways to make money online and Crowdtap, at least to me, isn’t one of the best ways, but I wouldn’t ignore them.

For now, I would say at least sign up and check in weekly to see complete your surveys.

If you have tried out Crowdtap, do let me know your thoughts as I would love to hear about it!

In the meantime, I hope this review helped.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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