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Why Is GlobalTestMarket So Good?

Lately I have gotten tons of emails about GlobalTestMarket. People have been raving about the paid survey site. Why? Apparently they have been sending their members tons of paid surveys that don’t take all that long to fill out and pay generously. The surveys pay in points but people have been raving to me how easy it is to convert those points into cash.
I wish I had more time to fill out paid surveys because GlobalTestMarket seems to be the way to go.

SurveyScout Review : The Real Deal

I’ve been a member of SurveyScout since 2006. I paid the full $34.95 to become a member. People always ask me, is SurveyScout a scam? Is SurveyScout legit? I’ll tell you from a member’s point of view and give you behind the scenes snapshots of the member’s area. Seriously, this is 100% honest; I’m not trying to make a sale and I’m not going to bash SurveyScout and then provide you with a link to another site that you still need to pay to join. I won’t hold back anything!

So, the nearly $35 fee, is it worth it? Yes and no. I found SurveyScout to be great when I was first starting out taking paid surveys online. It provided me with a list of paid survey sites to sign up with. I knew I could find most of those site links elsewhere for free, however it is so convenient to have them all in one place in an organized table.

Here’s what the paid survey database page looks like (I couldn’t take a snapshot of the survey sites… sorry):


As you can see, there are 6 full pages of survey sites. There really are more than you can sign up with. It helped out a lot when I had no idea where to begin.

If you’ve already familiarized yourself with the world of online paid surveys then you may think that SurveyScout is a scam. They are basically selling you a list of paid survey sites and some supporting information that, if you look around enough, you can get for free elsewhere. However, if you take the perspective of a newcomer to paid surveys, the $35 fee saves tens of hours of searching for paid survey sites and information on where to being and what other opportunities are out there.

One benefit of SurveyScout is that, upon signing up, you get a $25 voucher to a restaurant. I redeemed my voucher to a nearby restaurant and it was 100% legitimate. I ate dinner and handed them the voucher and they took it no questions asked. Vouchers were available to thousands of restaurants, so don’t think you won’t be able to find one near you.

Another benefit of SurveyScout is all of the extra offers and opportunities you get for signing up with the site. Along with links to paid survey sites, you get links to paid email sites, paid to drive sites, and other home-based opportunities like writing articles.

Here’s a preview of the bonus area:


Using the links in the bonus section I found out about writing articles online and I have since earned well over $100 from it. They really are useful, yet if you look around the internet long enough, you will find these links for free. The only thing is, with SurveyScout you don’t have to pay to register for these bonus opportunities, whereas if you found them yourself some incur a fee. Even some of the links through SurveyScout require you to pay a small fee.

SurveyScout has been around for a long time and no one has any major complaints. Yeah, once you find out that you could have found the links elsewhere you get a little bummed, but then you remember that SurveyScout really helped you get on your way. Would I take the $35 back? No, probably not. I found it to be a great resource for paid surveys, but that doesn’t mean everyone else will think so. I’ve made a few hundred dollars taking paid surveys and I would have to say that I owe some of success to SurveyScout.

Would I recommend SurveyScout? Well, even though SurveyScout certainly isn’t a scam, I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. If you’ve already signed up with a few sites then I would hold back and save your money. If you’re brand new to the online paid survey scene and you don’t want to spend the time to look around for links to register and for recommended sites, then I would say go for it. It will save you time and the $35 fee isn’t all that much.

If you’re on a budget, then take a look around this site. We offer a free paid survey database (not as big as SurveyScout’s paid survey database, but pretty close). Click for the free paid survey database.

My overall review of SurveyScout is that it offers a great long list of paid survey sites and gives some bonus opportunities, but it is definitely for the beginners and not for advanced survey takers. They don’t directly offer surveys, just the links. So, if you’re already signed up with paid survey sites, it’s pretty useless.

If you are a beginner survey taker or feel that SurveyScout can help you out, sign-up by clicking on the link below! Good luck.

Top 5 Paid Survey Sites You Should Sign Up With

Do you want to make money online? Taking online paid surveys is a great way to earn some extra cash. The only problem is avoiding scams and finding the right paid surveys that offer decent rewards and get them to you on time.

You should sign up with these five paid survey sites. They’re reliable, have been around for years, actually pay the rewards they promise, and never send you spam. I’m a member of all of these sites and have gotten rewards from each one.

1. Lightspeed Panel

This company has been around forever and provides surveys for major companies. They’ll send you tons of surveys and offer some awesome rewards.

2. Opinion Outpost

This paid survey site is loved by all who sign up. They offer a low $5.00 minimum payout and pay promptly. Opinion Outpost is known for making its panelists happy and always willing to take more surveys! You should definitely sign up for this site, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I made $50.00 in two and a half months.

3. NPD Online Research

This is another well known paid survey company. They offer a lot of great prizes and a ton of people win them. I know one guy who won a sports package that included a pool table.

4. Zoom Panel

Decent rewards, lots of survey offers, and on-time payout are what makes people stay with Zoom Panel. I’ve been a member for a few years now and I have received a handful of great prizes.

5. Global Test Market

Global Test Market will send you surveys on a daily basis. It’s very easy to rack up points and earn money. A lot of my friends use this as their primary paid survey site.

Good luck with earning money online! Check out Flurbl’s other articles to get some more online money making ideas. Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know how your earning adventure is going!

My Review of ValuedOpinions

I decided to try out Valued Opinions based on some recommendations from other people in a forum. Overall, it’s not bad, but here’s the breakdown:

When you “sign-up” for you are actually applying to become a panelist. I haven’t heard of anyone being denied, but it’s something different. The sign-up process requires that you give them some personal information, like home address, phone number, etc. Overall, it’s a fairly quick sign-up.

Surveys has by far sent me the most surveys compared to any other paid survey site. Within the first day I was offered 2 surveys. Most offers pay $2.00 for about 20 minutes. That’s about $6.00/hr which is better than most online opportunities.

The surveys are hard to qualify in to. I honestly haven’t qualified for a survey yet, but I have gotten about ten offers in the past week. From what I’ve noticed from taking the screener surveys, the paid surveys are long, sometimes repetitive, and boring. However, they do pay.

I have seen actual payment proofs in forums and so far I have read of no payment complaints. It’s a reputable company, so I wouldn’t worry about whether you will receive payment.

Even though this review of Valued Opinions says the surveys are hard to qualify into and are boring, I’ve heard plenty from people who “happen” to qualify into surveys and complete about two per day, averaging a little over $20 per week. If you have the patience and luck to qualify to take the surveys, I would recommend Valued Opinions.

Be sure to check out our list of Free Paid Surveys.

SurveySavvy Review

SurveySavvy is by far my new favorite paid survey site. I got my first check from them a few weeks ago very shortly after I requested it. I love that they require no minimum account balance to request a check. Not only that, but it is very reassuring to find a paid survey site that actually pays!

SurveySavvy usually sends me about one screener survey per week. Once in awhile I get accepted to the study and I am promptly requested to complete a full length survey. They pay fairly well for your time. I have found that I average about $12/hr completing SurveySavvy’s surveys.

I would strongly recommend signing up with SurveySavvy.

Your Free Surveys looks good

It’s been awhile but I’ve finally come across a new paid survey website. Your Free Surveys looks to be a promising paid survey website with quite a bit of useful links and information. I looked around online but I couldn’t find any valuable reviews on the site, so I did some snooping around.

It turns out that Your Free Surveys is more than just a paid survey website. The offer a blog with information about the best paid survey sites and some information on which sites to look out for and the best way to complete online surveys. Really, there’s a wealth of knowledge there. Here’s the link tot heir blog: Your Free Surveys blog.

I would recommend signing up with Your Free Surveys, it has a lot to offer. If anyone is already a member of their site be sure to comment on this post and let us all know your own experience!

If you would like to join Your Free Surveys or just have a look around here is the link: Your Free Surveys

Lightspeed Panel is the Way to Go!

I’ve done quite a few surveys in the past few weeks and I’ve been dealing closely with Lightspeed Panel . They’ve sent me a few surveys that paid very well. I was even asked to join a focus group which would have earned me around $100 for one and a half hours! Pretty cool.

So, what is Lightspeed Panel? It’s a very large survey company which was founded in 2000. It’s owned by a large communication service group called WPP. Lightspeed Panel is an international company, which is great for a lot of people outside of the U.S. and U.K.

How does Lightspeed Panel reward you for your surveys? Well, in a few ways. Sometimes they’ll give you an entry into a sweepstakes for $5,000 or they’ll give you Lightspeed Points which are redeemable for everything from cash to gift cards to a few cool prizes.

Lightspeed Panel has some of the best surveys I’ve taken. Most of their surveys have a status bar which, although has no effect upon the survey or the amount of time it takes to complete it, makes it feel like every survey is quicker than average, not to mention it’s just fun to see how far along you’ve gone in a survey.

One of the best things about Lightspeed Panel is that it’s free to join! Lightspeed Panel will send you surveys for free and you get paid! What more could you ask for? Just be honest in your survey answers and I guarantee that many more surveys will follow, maybe even a few focus group requests.

I would strongly recommend Lightspeed Panel. It doesn’t cost anything and they send you surveys a few times a week, making it possible to earn quite a bit of cash. Check it out for yourself! Here’s the link!

Survey4Profit Updated Review

A few weeks ago I posted a mini review about Survey4Profit. I promised an update, so here it is!

I’ve been using Survey4Profit for about two weeks now and I have mixed feelings. Basically, they haven’t sent me any surveys, except for maybe one (?), but I honestly can’t remember. Every few days I get an email from them, anticipating a paid survey, but all I get is a message saying “here’s a few sites we think you might be interested in,” and they list 2-4 sites for me to sign up with… which, I’m going to be honest, is disappointing and kind of sucks. They made it seem as though I was going to get paid surveys, and that I’d make a lot of money with them.

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In essence, they are just getting your email address so they can send you links to a bunch of paid survey websites, which are legit sites, but Survey4Profit itself isn’t really a paid survey company. They earn money every time you sign up with a website through their emails or links, which is okay, but I just wish they would tell you that Survey4Profit intends to get you connected with paid survey websites, not that they will provide you with surveys.

I think that Survey4Profit is overall a good, trustworthy site. Technically they never say that they will directly send you surveys, so I can’t say they lied about anything, they just let all of us assume that they will send us surveys. And, one thing that I must point out is that they do connect you with tons of paid survey sites that are well-known and well established. Survey4Profit is a great site for beginners in the paid survey industry, as they give you great information and wonderful links. Also, they have held true to their promise about not selling email addresses or spamming. I only get emails about 2 or 3 times a week from Survey4Profit and I still have no junk mail in my inbox!

Is Survey4Profit worth it? Honestly, I will probably not use their services, but that’s just because I have already signed up with numerous paid survey sites and I already know my way around the paid survey world quite a bit. If you are well established in the paid survey industry, I would say that Survey4Profit is probably not worth signing up with, but as for beginners, I would recommend it.

Please feel free to post your own experiences with Survey4Profit by leaving a comment!

Should You Have to Pay to Make Money?

My biggest annoyance with making money online is having to pay websites who promise that I’ll make thousands of dollars. It would be fine with me if they took a small percentage of my earnings (maybe around 3%) if I used their program to make money online. At least then I would know that their program actually works, or else they wouldn’t make any money either. Everywhere I read things like, “You shouldn’t have to pay to make money!” and “Getting a job should be free.” But since we’re working online and only completing paid surveys or similar, are we technically getting a job? Even if we are, everyday people pay companies to help them find jobs.

By now you’re probably thinking that this is outrageous and that I don’t know what I’m talking about. Personally, I think that making money online should be free. All these paid survey companies and paid offer companies are making more money off of everything we do for them than they pay us. One thing I realized is that I’ve never had to pay to sign up with a paid survey website. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had to pay for signing up with any “get paid to” website. The only sites that I’ve seen that require a fee are the ones who claim they have the method or program that will make you hundreds of dollars.

So, you have to think; are you paying to get a job or are you paying for a program that shows you how to get paid surveys, or likewise, online. Technically when you sign up for a paid survey site you aren’t getting a job, and they clearly state that in the Terms and Conditions. Unfortunately most of these paid survey programs just throw you a list of paid surveys that you could have gotten anywhere else for free and give you barely any advice whatsoever. Even worse is that on top of the fee they get for your membership they make money every time you sign up for a website through them. Basically, they could have given you a free membership and still made a ton of money off of you. Makes it feel like you’re being taken advantage of, huh?

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All in all, you shouldn’t have to pay to make money online. Some ways of making money online, such as affiliate programs, may be more profitable if you invest a little money in advertising, however in order to take paid surveys or do other “get paid to” programs, you should never have to pay. After trying those programs that promise you’ll make hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars, I can honestly say that they do not work and that all the information they offer can be gotten for free at other places (like!).

Feel free to take advantage of our free paid survey database and send us an email ( if you have questions about making money online or if there’s something you’d like to be written about.