Is Vindale Research A SCAM???

Is Vindale Research a SCAM or a legitimate paid surveys company? That’s what we’ll explore here!

is vindale reseach a scam

 How It Works

Vindale Research is basically a website where you (supposedly) get paid to complete surveys.

Upon signing up, you will automatically get $2 credited to your account, and after that, you can choose surveys from a list. The surveys range from around 10-30 minutes and offer rewards of around 20 cents to $1.50 per survey.

Payouts are made to your PayPal account twice a month, provided that you’ve reached a balance of $50.

You’ll also receive a number of email survey-invites daily.

Well, that’s how it’s supposed to work, anyway.

If you have already tried out a number of online survey companies, you’re likely already familiar with the scenario: You start taking a survey and get your hopes high only to find out, after answering the tenth question, that based upon your answer you’ve been disqualified from that survey.

You see, not everyone qualifies for every survey. Companies doing the surveys only want people who meet certain criteria. They find out whether or not you meet those criteria by asking you a few starting questions.  Unfortunately, this process sometimes takes too long and you end up answering a lot of questions for nothing.

Vindale Research also has HUGE problems with their system. Many times you start a survey and then all of a sudden they tell you that’s it’s closed or already has too many participants.

Their listings are also often incorrect, as the time amount and reward amount tend to change once you’ve been redirected to the survey.

 How Much Money Can I Make And How Long Does It Take?

I don’t really think you’ll be able to get much money from this. I certainly wouldn’t put in any time at all trying out a survey, as there would be a very good chance of being disqualified.

So, Is Vindale Research Worth It? Can It Really Be True?

I do not think so.

You could literally spend hours starting surveys and being disqualified in the middle. Even if you do manage to make some money, payouts start at $50, so you will have a long way to go. Besides, there are many online complaints about Vindale Research (see Consumer Affairs, for example).

In addition, based on  my own frustrating experience at Vindale Research, I would NOT advise you to expect to make money with this thing.


AlthoughVindale Research is not a scam, I do not recommend it for you.

You could do much better things with your time.

That’s just one man’s opinion.

If you have any questions or comments about Vindale Research or anything else, please leave me them below.

In any case, feel free to check out Vindale Research for yourself, if you wish.


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  1. Cees

    Thanks for explaining the Vindale Research. I was always wondering how something like that works and you made it really clear that it is a lot of work for little money.
    The time you spend doing surveys are probably better spend on other ways of making money online like affiliate marketing.
    Great articles Cees

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Thank you Cees 🙂

  2. Dan

    Hi Ben, the findings of your report do not surprise me at all.

    Many years ago I tried a few online survey sites and I never actually got paid for any of the time I put in – the only change was an increase in spam emails and calls.

    Not worth the hassle IMO.


    1. Ben (Post author)

      Thanks for stopping by, Dan, I appreciate it 🙂

  3. Vera

    This looks like just another survey provider where people spend their valuable time for to get only little money in return. I see it like you – if all that time is invested in a concept of online business (like affiliate marketing) you can really say it’s an investment that not only pays off but has the potential to exceed a fulltime income.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Yep, in my opinion Vindale Research is a waste of time.

  4. Tasos Perte Tzortzis

    Hello there Ben , the threshold of $50 is set too high.Unless you have the opportunity to participate daily in at least one survey , but as I can see they have numerous problems with their network.

    In fact , all of the survey sites use this method of belated disqualification , which for the vast majority of people , sucks.

    You seem very honest when you say it won’t cost any dime to take the surveys but it will cost happiness and peace of mind.

    How worthy are $50 if you work 100 hours for them?…and wait 1 year or even more to collect?

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Yes, that’s what it will probably take to earn $50 – – probably more than that.

  5. Ann

    Hello Ben,
    Cool website. You obviously put a lot of time an effort in it. The article you posted has a lot of information. I have done a few surveys myself, never ever… not once did I get paid. I always end up disqualified after the umpteenth page. It is frustrating! Then there’s the paid sites you have to sign up for before getting paid. So there’s really no point sometimes, to try and earn money but have to pay to join others.
    I am so happy I found your website. I myself am an affiliate marketer of WA (high five!) and plan to do some of the money making plans they have.
    Kudos on an awesome website.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Actually, sites that want you to pay for the “privilege” of being able to take surveys are always scams.

      Think about it. If it’s the survey company themselves, why should you pay THEM for working for them? They should be paying YOU!The truth is, such sites are usually individual con artists, who simply gather together a list of survey companies, and if you pay them membership, they will send you off to Vindale Research, Opinion Outpost, and others.

  6. Ben (Post author)

    True, many survey sites are better than others. On the other hand, NONE will drive to you real income.

  7. Gin

    Hi Ben,

    Thank you for this post. I have tried Global Test Marketing, run into the exact same problems you listed (high payout floor, regularly getting disqualified from surveys for unknown reasons, waste of time, etc.). Good to know there are more of this type, so I know what to avoid! Thanks so much for pointing this out and I will definitely stay away from this kind of scheme.

    Keep the good content coming.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hi Gin, I appreciate you taking the time to comment 🙂


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