Is Survey Savvy a scam? What is SurveySavvy anyway? Can you make money with Survey Savvy?
What It Is And How It Works
Survey Savvy is a platform where you can take surveys online and get paid for it. As with all online survey platforms, there isn’t much money to be made – you will be sent a few surveys each week, with the surveys averaging at 5-20 minutes each and paying a reward of $1-10 on average. Some surveys are not one-time surveys; they require you to do a follow-up survey or even keep a log/diary of your habits and activities. These surveys pay more. Although there is no minimum payout amount, it takes 4-6 weeks to receive your check in the mail; there is no PayPal option.
The thing that makes SurveySavvy unique is their Survey Savvy Connect program. It is an app that you can download on your phone, tablet, or PC. Downloading this app opens up more and higher-paying survey opportunities. For example, there is the Gold Survey program, that will pay US residents $60 for allowing this app to monitor their internet activity and collect data for 90 days in a row.
There are also similar programs that require you to download the app and enter data about your daily activities. Survey Savvy claims that their Connect members can receive surveys that pay up to $75 each. Connect members also get their checks faster – they only have to wait one week. Survey Savvy claims that all data is encrypted and aggregated together with other users’ data. They also stop collecting data if you go into private or incognito mode.
Finally, you can also earn money by referring friends, and you even earn money for your referrals’ referrals.
So, Is Survey Savvy A Scam? Can It Really Be True?
Well, Survey Savvy is definitely not a scam – the company that owns it, Luth Research, has an A+ rating with the BBB. However, it’s up to you to decide whether or not it’s worth it. If you’re not a Survey Savvy Connect member, there’s not much to get excited about. Most surveys are low-paying and hard to qualify for though there are some well-paying surveys too.
On the other hand, many people are uncomfortable downloading an app that will monitor their internet traffic, no matter how secure it supposedly is. There is also the issue of the app possibly slowing down your device and internet speed or interfering with your computer or phone. I personally noticed that their Android app slows down my phone significantly – watching YouTube or streaming Google Music makes me feel like I’m back on 2G speeds or something and Puffin Browser doesn’t work at all.
It can also be quite an arduous task to keep their app on your phone/tablet/PC and/or fill in a diary about your daily activities every day for 3 months or something similar, even if it will earn you $50 or something.
Survey Savvy is not for everyone. I personally am not comfortable having an app tracking all of my internet activities and slowing down my connections just to earn $60 after 90 days. Their other programs seem similarly tedious to me. However, many people may not mind this opportunity for some extra cash ($60 just for downloading an app) and to them, I wish good luck. Survey Savvy is certainly legit and it is ultimately up to you to decide whether this is worth your time.
So what do you think? Is Survey Savvy worth the time and effort? Would you want someone’s VPN monitoring your internet traffic, even if they claim it is encrypted and private?