Dscout Review: Help Researchers and Make Up to $200

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dscout is similar to that of the websites that pay you to test apps and websites, only that I have found it to be a pinch different.

As a “scout,” you will work with some of the biggest companies in the world, essentially helping them solve tough problems.  You will participate in virtual research projects through your phone, in which you will answer questions as well as record yourself in certain situations.  The company is different in that they want to capture your reaction in real time.  Every project will tell you what’s expected of you as well as how much you can make.  You get to choose which projects you want to work on.

If you like the idea of earning anywhere from a few dollars to more than $200+ for helping companies in their research endeavors, then this may be an app to consider.

In this review, I take a look at dscout, showing you how it works in detail, what you can make as well as what I think about it.  In the end, as always, I give you an honest opinion as to whether or not it’s worth your time.  As always, I’m 100% honest and legit.

Let’s begin!

dscout Review

What is dscout?

dscout is a research tool that captures thoughts, reactions and behaviors the moment it happens.  It was designed to help researchers gather qualitative feedback in the form of various media ways, from video to voice recordings.  It is then analyzed to discover how the everyday consumer experiences products.  This data can then be used to experience products.

Picture yourself downloading an app or looking at a new product design.  The moment you do, they want to capture your thoughts, either visually or via a recording.  The concept in itself is no different than the many get paid to test sites I have mentioned in the past.

The company was founded in 2011 and is currently headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.  As I write this, the company has more than 50+ employees and is privately held with more than 100,000+ members in its participant database.  There’s no doubt the company in itself is 100% legitimate, but the question is if it’s worth your time.

Signing Up

To sign up, you can only do so via your smartphone device, either via the Google Play Store or iTunes.  Whichever option you choose, it will work in the same way.

The minute you sign up, you will be presented with a list of applications, if there are any.  When I was writing this review, for example, I had quite a few to choose from, maybe 30 to 40.  What you will find out is that there are often a lot of opportunities available.

Now, here’s the thing.  You can’t just click on one of those jobs and start making $100.  It doesn’t work that way.

Instead, a company will want to know more about your demographics.  After all, a women’s yoga pants company wouldn’t want a 55-year-old male.  Generally, you can read the quick title description and know if it’s worth your time.

This means you will have to apply to be a “Scout.”  You can do so by clicking the accordion tab in the “Explore” tab noted above and then “Sign in.”

When you do that, you can then click on the “Become a Scout” button found on the bottom of your smartphone.

In filling out this application, dscout will ask for the following:

  • your name
  • birthday
  • city/country
  • email
  • password

That’s it.  After doing this, you’re then considered a “scout.”


The company offers a variety of missions, most of which include diary missions, live missions and express missions.

Diary missions require you to complete multiple tasks throughout the week.  For example, you may be asked to produce a video three times in the upcoming week.  These pay up to $200.  Again, you will know what’s expected of you with the instructions ahead of time.

Live missions require you to meet with someone one-on-one.  Picture it as an interview, where you will be asked questions about a specific product/topic with a real person on the other end.  It’s like FaceTime.  These also pay up to $200 and can last up to an hour or so.  These tend to be the most popular option.

Express missions are one of the quickest and easiest jobs on the platform.  These pay $5 instantly after you answer a few questions.  However, to be considered, you must establish a history with the company first, so you won’t see them when you initially sign up.

Applying to Jobs

After you download the app, you can immediately start applying to the jobs.  In this example, I’m going to use the “At Your Service” example as seen above.

When I click on it, I’m presented with the following:

Here, you will be able to read a brief as to what the job is about.

So, what we see here is that the job pays $100 and you will be required to submit a video as well as answer a few questions.   And, in reading the overview, it asks us “how we punch the clock” and also notes that they are looking for scouts to tell them about their workplace experiences.  So, we can only assume it’s going to ask us how we clock in and out of work.

The application process takes about eight minutes to be considered.

Now, remember, just because you apply, it doesn’t mean you will make the $100.  You will have to meet the provider’s demographic profile.  So, if they are looking for 20 year old college students, it will be known throughout the application.  In this case, they are looking for people who work and “punch the clock” more than likely.

Every job will be different in expectations but they all will want you to fill out an application.  Most of these jobs will ask for your basic information.  It’s fairly straightforward.

Getting Accepted and Working

If you’re accepted, then you will find your invites via the bottom toolbar icon shaped like a rocket.

For any mission you’re invited to, it will show up in the “invites” section, where you can read more about the mission details as well as if you want to accept it.  You can either accept or decline, it’s up to you, and there’s no penalty if you were to decline the invite.

After you accept the mission, you can then track your progress in the “Progress” tab.  This will have all of the instructions you need to know about what’s expected of you in order to get approved.

To get started, you can click on the “Get Started” tab and then follow the prompts to get paid.  However, if it’s a “live mission,” then you will have to set up a time via the scheduler to complete your job, and this can be done after you accept the mission.  After confirming and booking a time, you will receive a confirmation email.


Payments are sent out five to 10 days after you complete your mission and you do not get paid to fill out a screener application.  As long as you’re approved by the researcher, then you will see your credit.   The company will notify you when your submission was approved as well as when your payment will be sent out.

Do keep in mind that if you provide low quality, incomplete or late responses, you may see your payment withheld.  This is why it’s so important to take these jobs seriously.

As long as you’re honest, answer questions thoughtfully and follow the instructions as indicated, you won’t have a problem getting approved.  The company goes through the expectations when you sign up for the tutorial.

All payments are made via PayPal to the account noted on your account.

What Are Others Saying?

So, what is the internet world saying about this app?

It doesn’t seem to be all that bad.  On Google, the app has a decent 4/5 rating, whereas the company has a much higher rating at a 4.5/5.

In looking at these reviews, here’s what I found on both sides.

The Pros

  • great way to make money
  • can earn up to $200 for relatively easy work
  • 100% legitimate company
  • missions are fun
  • PayPal

The Cons

  • some people find it hard to get qualified (your results will vary)
  • glitches occur sometimes
  • most jobs require you to record yourself and/or meet someone virtually
  • only on smartphone

Final Thoughts

10/10From my research, dscout seems like a fantastic app to have added to your phone.  It’s one of the highest paying opportunities I have researched to date, earning you anywhere from $10 to $200 to simply help researchers.  As long as you don’t mind recording yourself and/or meeting someone in person, then it’s one to consider.

The app is 100% legit, and the company behind it is real.  The app is easy to use and you can start earning in as little as 10 minutes.  Just download the app and start applying to as many jobs as you can.  And, remember, these jobs update frequently, so keep checking in.

In the end, I give the company a huge 10/10.  I love everything about it and I’m sure you will too.

That’s going to wrap it up.

As always, if you want to comment on the company, feel free to do so in the comments 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.

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