About SurveyGuide.net

We have been reviewing online survey websites since 2014!

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Why This Site?

Around 8 years ago now I was reading about blogging and how some moms make extra money with blogs. At the time I was spending a lot of time doing online surveys to make extra money while I was doing my GED.

I thought to myself, as I know a lot about paid surveys, why not share this information with the world. I know which ones pay with cash, which ones pay with gift cards, and (most importantly) the ones that don’t pay at all. 

I thought surely there must be a few people out there that could use my knowledge. At the same time, I knew that many survey sites do have referral programs where you can earn referral fees for referring new panelists.

So, I put the two and two together and SurveyGuide was born.

Meet The Team

Mark Weaver – Founder

Based in Austin Texas I have been writing about taking surveys online since 2014. In my spare time I love photography, running and more recently spending time with my wife and two children.

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A Little About Me

Like most of you, I believed in the hype that many scammers want us to believe in. The hype that you can get rich by taking surveys.

Of course, pretty soon, after falling victims for a few scams, I realized that this was no way to riches. I started to uncover some of the best survey panels out there, and began to make extra cash and a few free gift cards every month.

This was a few years ago. By now, I guess I am what you would call a pro survey taker. I am a member of almost every legitimate paid survey sites that exist under the sun.

Of course, I have had my share of dealing with scam survey sites and the ones that make you take surveys for months, but as soon as you reach the cash out threshold they close your account for some mysterious reason, or simply don’t pay you, ignoring every single email or phone call from you.

As you can imagine, throughout this last few years, I have learned a lot about what to avoid, how to make the most money from surveys, and which sites are legit and which ones are purely a scam.

Patricia Jennings – Contributing Writer

I am from South Africa and have been working with companies like Typeform and SurveyMonkey creating surveys for the past 5 years. Nowadays, I love reading, writing and looking after my children. 

Patricia Jennings

Our Goals for SurveyGuide

We have two main goals and targets for SurveyGuide:

  • Share our experience about getting paid for taking surveys with you.
  • To help you avoid scams and make money with real trusted survey sites

That said,  we will only recommend survey sites that pay well, no matter if they have referral programs or not. Same with scam sites, we will not recommend them no matter how much they pay for referring new customers.

So, you can be sure that reviews you read here are our honest opinions and are based on my actual experience, combined with reviews I read and hear from other people.

I truly hope that you enjoy this site and that our paid survey reviews can help you make some extra money while staying away from scams. Enjoy!