Review: See What I Made

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SurveySavvy is one of the hundreds of survey companies out there, willing to pay you in exchange for your opinion.  The biggest difference in comparison to most, however, is that SurveySavvy will pay you once you earn $1.  That makes it one of the lowest payout requirements in the industry!

And, while there are a lot of research/survey companies out there, not all of them are great.  You may know that by now.  Yes, some are worth your time, but sadly, a lot aren’t. Review:  Legit or Scam to Avoid?

In today’s review, I wanted to review an older research company by the name of SurveySavvy.  I researched one of its products, SurveyConnect, in the past, and I figured it was now time to research SurveySavvy itself.

If you want to earn some cash while offering your opinion, let’s dive in and see what SurveySavvy is all about.  As with all of my reviews, I’m always honest and would never recommend something I personally wouldn’t use.

What is SurveySavvy?

SurveySavvy was founded in 1999 and is like many of your research panels, wherein you answer questions in exchange for rewards.  In this case, cash.

The company is currently operated by Luth Research, LLC, an online market research and data collection company based in San Diego, California.  The company has been around for more than 35+ years, introducing innovative, leading-edge platforms to the market research industry, according to the about us page.

As I write this, the company claims they have millions of active members, with more than 1,500 joining every single day.

There’s no question SurveySavvy is a legitimate organization, but the true question is that if it’s worth joining?  Let’s find out.

Signing Up

The great thing about SurveySavvy is that they accept people from all around the world.  That’s right.  No matter where you live, you can apply to join the panel.  As I write this, they have members in over 195 countries around the world.

To qualify, you need to be at least 13+ years old and reside in one of the 195+ countries listed on the website.  Honestly, it’s open to just about everyone as long as you’re 13 or older.

Signing up is incredibly easy as all they ask you to do is fill out a simple registration form, from your name to your address, date of birth, etc.  You will also be asked to answer a few demographic questions so that they will be better able to match surveys with your profile.  This can be said about any research company, however.

There are no fees to join, and the entire signup takes about five minutes to complete.

SurveySavvy Dashboard

After you confirm your email, you can immediately access your dashboard, which will look something like this…

Keep in mind that I’m using the desktop version.  While the company does a mobile version, it will be similar to what I write in this review, only that some links will be located elsewhere.

As you can see, there’s not much you can do, which can be a good thing for some as personally, I love simplicity.  Since SurveySavvy focuses solely on surveys and pays you in cash, it’s very easy to find what you’re looking for.

As you can see, you can view the most recent survey invites or you can click on a few tab.  I will talk about these next.

Your Surveys

Finding the surveys available to you is rather simple as it’s posted right on your dashboard as seen above.

Here, you can view the survey ID, the amount you’re paid as well as how long it can take.  It’s very straight-forward.

To increase your odds of getting even more surveys, however, it’s highly recommend you fill out your profile in depth, all of which can be found in the “profile” setting.

Head to that section, scroll down until you see your “employment portrait” and click on “edit portrait” to add depth to your profile.

In doing this, SurveySavvy notes that it can increase your invitation chances as it was designed to better match you with surveys as they come available.

No matter what panel you sign up for, always make it a habit to give the panel as much information as possible so that you can maximize your earning potential.

How many surveys will I get?

Like most panels, the number of surveys you receive will greatly depend on your demographics.  While I may get 3-5 invites a day, you may only find one invite pop up on your dashboard.

According to the official FAQ, there’s no guarantee as to how many surveys you receive as it’s based on your profile, what their clients are looking for as well as if you fit into an open quota group.  There is no average.

To play it safe, plan on seeing up to 10+ invites a day, sometimes more, sometimes less.

What do the surveys pay?

Based on my dashboard over the years, the sweet spot seems to be in the $0.50 to $5+ range.

On average, I think you could earn $20 to $40+ a month if you log in daily, but again, I can’t stress it enough as it’s so dependent on your demographics.

In my experience, SurveySavvy seems to fall in the middle as to how much I can make in a month.

Another Way to Earn — SavvyConnect

I mentioned it briefly in the introduction, but you may want to check out the SavvyConnect option as well if you want to earn even more.  This is part of the SurveySavvy umbrella.

In short, SurveySavvy will pay you $5 per device for every month you have it installed, that’s it.  Just download it and surf the web as you normally would.  There are no surveys to complete, etc.  It’s as if you’re getting paid to do nothing.

To learn more about how it works, refer to my SavvyConnect review to see how it works in detail.


Aside from taking surveys and SavvyConnect, you can also earn cash in referring your friends and making money from the friends your friends refer.  Just use the unique link on your dashboard so that you get credit.

As your referrals and their referrals complete surveys, you will earn an incentive.  How much you earn isn’t defined, however, as per the FAQ.

It’s another way to earn, nonetheless!


The rewards system is extremely easy to understand as all it involves is cash.  There’s no weird points system to worry about.

Once you reach $1 in your account, you can simply request a check.  Unfortunately, you can only be paid via a check as there is no PayPal or direct deposit option.  Just confirm your address and the amount you want to cash out for.

All checks are sent out in U.S. currency around the world.  It’s as easy as that.

What the Internet Is Saying

As in all of my reviews, I always explore the internet to see what other people are saying.  This is the reason for this section.

Listed below, I mention the many pros and cons I found from various third-party sites.  No matter how great a panel is, you will always find someone complaining, so always do your due diligence before making a negative judgement.

The Pros

From time to time, the company offers a sweepstakes, offering the opportunity to win up to $500+

You only need $1 to cash out, making it one of the lowest minimums in the industry.

Professional company with a solid background.

Lots of survey opportunities for most.

It’s open to almost everyone worldwide, something many panels can’t boast about.

A nice referral program if you’re able to share your link.

High paying surveys, with the average being $0.50 to $5+

A+ BBB rating!

The Cons

They only pay via paper check, which seems to be archaic in this day and age.

Some reports of how slow it is to mail the check out.  It can take up to 12 weeks in some cases.

You may disqualify for a lot of surveys, but this is greatly dependent upon your demographic.

Final Thoughts

I have done a lot of research on the many research panels online, and I would have to say SurveySavvy is near the top, but not in my personal top 10.  That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t recommend it.

In my experience, I think it’s possible to earn $20 to $50+ per month only if you log in daily and complete at least one survey.  Remember, you won’t qualify for all of them, so you may have to weed through a few before you get approved.

8/10 In the end, I’m going to give it a solid 8 out of 10.

The only reason for the small downgrade is that you can only get paid via check.  That can be a huge negative to some as many survey sites pay instantly or in less than five days.  On the flip side, however, SurveySavvy makes it very easy to use.  Just fill out the survey and get rewarded for the amount.  There’s no points to worry about, just cash.

For now, consider at least signing up and be sure to fill out your profile.  From there, see how many surveys you get and if it’s worth your time.  As every demographic varies, you may see many more (or fewer) surveys than I do.

Now, I leave it up to you…

Have you signed up for SurveySavvy?

Do you have any questions?

What are your thoughts?

As always, feel free to sound off 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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