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Is Survey Compare Legit? Eh. I’m Not a Fan

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SurveyCompare.net is a survey comparison-like website that helps you figure out which survey companies are on the internet as well as which ones may be best for you.  However, this comparison site may not be as good as you want it to be.  While at first glance it may seem like they have a ton of opportunities, you will be slightly disappointed when you figure out how it works in detail.

In today’s review, I wanted to talk about SurveyCompare.net and why it isn’t what it seems.  Whether you have come across this name or just want to be aware of what’s out there, I always want to inform you the best I can.

What is SurveyCompare.net?

SurveyCompare.net is based in the United Kingdom, however, the survey panels they mention are often open to users worldwide.  It just depends on which company you want to sign up for, as they all have their own requirements.

In my research, the website is operated by a company called Marketing VF Ltd, which seems to be a company based in the United Kingdom.  They help people “navigate complete buying decisions” and “transform how businesses find new customers.”  According to their official company page, they seem to be quite large, having produced more than $140 million in revenue in 2022.

The company in itself does seem legit, however, as I always state, just because it’s legit, it doesn’t always mean it’s worth your time.

Let me explain.



How SurveyCompare Works

When you access the website, you will see a variety of categories you can click on, all of which revolve around making money online.  This can include more than just surveys, such as part-time jobs, data entry, mystery shopping, etc.

If you were to click on a tab, it will then take you to a brief guide as to what these jobs entail, but it won’t tell you who’s hiring.  Instead, they will ask that you sign up for an account to learn more.  No matter how you sign up, though, it will take you to the same page.

So, what happens if you sign up for an account?

The website will ask for a few pieces of information such as your birthday and your email.  That’s it.  It takes maybe one minute to fill out this registration form.  Mainly, they want your email and that’s about it.

After you provide these simple details, they will then say that they matched your profile for a selection of opportunities.  This is what it will look like:

No matter what your demographics are, they will match you with the same opportunities, as you can see in the screenshot above.

While these survey companies are 100% legitimate that they mention, they only promote survey companies that are going to pay them a commission.  So, you’re not going to see the true list of all the surveys out there.  Trust me, there are a lot of survey companies that are great but don’t pay a commission, such as Prolific, etc.

I have reviewed companies like this before, and while there’s nothing wrong with promoting affiliate-based companies, you’re missing out on a ton of other options.

Confirm Your Email and Get Spammed

After you view the survey page above and finish your registration process, the company has your email and will then bombard you with promotions/spam.  It’s nothing of value, trust me.

While the company promotes ethical and decent companies, at least most of the time, it’s nothing you have to sign up for to view.  You can find all of this information on the internet for free, such as on my website as well as a few more.  Yes, it’s hard to find an ethical money-making website out there, but they do exist.  This just isn’t one of them.

And, keep in mind that no matter which money-making category you click on, it will always take you to the same registration page.

Lastly, I want to mention that Survey Compare does not pay you; rather, they are a middleman of sorts that directs you to other survey companies.

Final Thoughts

If you love limited earning opportunities and sharing your email with a company that will bombard you with sleazy emails, then sure, sign up, but I don’t recommend it at all.  The company promotes very few opportunities and for all of the ones that they do, they provide them with an affiliate commission.  It’s benefiting them more than it is you.  As stated, there are so many more options that they aren’t sharing.  Again, the companies are mostly legit, but you don’t need to provide your email to learn more about them.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on your experience, 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. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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