Darwin’s Data Review: $25 per Survey

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Darwin’s Data will pay you $25 every time you take a survey, making it one of the highest-paying survey companies I have ever reviewed.

If you like the idea of sharing your opinion on legal disputes and want to get paid $25 every single time you finish a survey, then Darwin’s Data may be one to consider.

In today’s review, let’s discuss Darwin’s Data.  I will talk about how it works, how you can get an invite as well as what other people think about it.  As always, every single review I create is intended to help you.  I just tell you how it is, never promoting garbage so many other bloggers/YouTubers do.  I just don’t work that way.

So, with that out of the way, let’s talk about Darwin’s Data in an honest way.

Signing Up for Darwin’s Data

Darwin’s Data works differently since you can’t register and start taking surveys right away.  Instead, you will have to request an invite and then wait for them to send you one.  That’s if they send one at all.

To request an invite, you will want to go to the main website and then follow the link to the “request an invitation” page.

Here, they will ask about your personal information as well as an email so that they can contact you in the future.

Upon requesting this invite, you will then have to wait for an email to complete your profile.  This is common among most survey companies so that they can learn more about you.  Filling out your profile takes about 30 minutes.  The nice thing about Darwin’s Data is that they will give you a $10 Tango gift card, which is redeemable at many popular retailers, just for doing so.

To join, you must be at least 18+ years old, have a valid Driver’s License and reside in the United States.

The Surveys

If you’re lucky enough to get an invite, then Darwin’s Data will send you a survey invite to your email.  There’s no dashboard like the many survey sites, so you will have to make sure you whitelist the company’s website so that it doesn’t fall into your spam folder.

All of the surveys you receive will regard legal disputes, in which they will show you an online video, describing the dispute, and then after it completes, they will ask for your opinion.  Picture these videos as being a mock trial of sorts, where you will ask about your opinion.  These are the only types of surveys they offer, so if you’re into legal topics such as this, it may be one you can enjoy.

All surveys must be taken on your desktop.

How long are the surveys?

Almost all surveys will take one hour to complete, which is the main reason the compensation is so high.  Even if you factor in an hour of your time, $25 per hour is still pretty good.

Keep in mind that once you start a survey, you cannot stop it, as they do ask that you complete it in one session since you will be watching an online video.

How many surveys will I get?

This is the bad news, as the company only allows you to complete two surveys a year.  So, doing the simple math, this means you can only earn $50 a year.

The Pay

As mentioned in the intro, the company will pay you a flat $25 every time you complete a survey.  And, this will be in the form of a Tango card, which will be paid within three days of being complete via email.

If you’re unfamiliar with a Tango card, it’s one that allows you to cash it in at a ton of retailers, such as Amazon, Target, Starbucks and so many more.  All you will need to do is redeem it at and then activate it to choose from a list of retailers.  Once you choose a retailer, Tango will email you a gift card.  For an up-to-date list, head to

What the Internet Thinks

Glancing at third-party reviews, it appears that most people enjoy working with Darwin’s Data.

For instance, on SurveyPolice, more than 85% of the 300+ reviews gave it a five-star rating.  People liked the higher payouts and interesting surveys; however, many didn’t like the survey limitations.  Most of the complaints talked about the lack of invites.

In reading these reviews, here’s what I found:

The Pros

  • always $25 per survey
  • $10 to fill out your profile
  • interesting legal topics
  • Tango Card that can be used at many retailers

The Cons

  • limited surveys
  • no cash option
  • lots of information needed when filling out profile

Final Thoughts

6/10If you like the idea of watching a video and answering some questions for about an hour, all for $25, then Darwin’s Data is one to consider.  Just keep in mind that you can only perform two surveys a year and you have to accept the Tango Card option.  There’s no cash option, unfortunately.

I like Darwin’s Data for a few reasons.  One, it pays fairly at $25 for the hour.  Also, this is personal, but I love legal topics, so watching a video that relates to this is a plus to me.  I also like that you can get $10 just for filling out your profile.  They seem to want to take care of their panelists.  And, lastly, it’s not a scam!  This is a 100% honest organization, I promise.

Now, there’s no guarantee you will get an invite, but I say at least add your name to the list.  If you do get accepted, you can accept survey invites as they come in, so there’s no commitment needed from you.  Worst case, you can just delete your account.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on the company or maybe you want to talk about something I mentioned, you’re more than welcome to sound off in the comments section below.

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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.

1 comment

  • Looks like they have shut down. The domain leads to a blog site that gives tech tips. A shame, because I wanted that $10 Tango Card.