- Jun 13, 2018
Today, I’ll be covering Cashback Research, one of the many survey sites on the interwebs. Since there are so many survey sites out there, one really needs to separate the legit ones from the scams.
So here’s my Cashback Research review. Is Cashback Research legit? Read on to find out!
Cashback Research: First Impressions
“You won’t get rich, but you will get paid!” That line is one of the first things that’ll greet you when you visit Cashback Research’s website. I actually think under-promising us a good thing. See, I’ve encountered quite a few scam sites, and one of the common red flags is the fact that they try to promise that you’ll get rich answering surveys. This is ridiculous, of course. At best, answering surveys is good for some extra pocket money. Legit survey sites won’t over-promise. So right off the bat, that’s a good sign.
The site looks pretty plain, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There is extensive info on how the site works and how you can earn. There is also a thorough FAQ section, which I consider to be a requirement for any self-respecting survey site.
Navigation of the site is a bit tricky, though. You won’t find any links to the FAQ or other information on the homepage. You’ll have to click on the Member Login link, which takes you to an inner page where all those links are.
My Hot Take: I appreciate the fact that they don’t make any offers that are too good to be true. The site provides ample information, and the site looks fairly professional. Overall, a pretty positive first impression.
How to Earn on Cashback Research
There are several ways to earn on the site. They are:
Answering Surveys - This is the main way to earn money on Cashback Research. After registering (which I’ll be tackling in a bit), you will receive notifications via email whenever a survey that fits your demographic becomes available.
These surveys are available in-house (via their survey wall) or through other, third-party, sites (via their survey router). You can earn bonuses by completing surveys via the survey router, but be warned, Cashback Research doesn’t always accurately show how many surveys you’ve completed.
Reading Emails - This is pretty self-explanatory. Via their “Click Program”, the site sends you promoted emails, which you need to click and read.
Clinical Trials - Interestingly enough, they also offer opportunities for you to subject yourself to clinical trials to earn money. They don’t do the testing, of course. (Or at least I hope they don’t!) They simply refer you to labs across the country.
I know clinical trials are usually pretty safe, and pay really well. That said, I’m not sure I would trust a site that specializes in surveys and paid emails to connect me to testing labs. But this is up to you.
My Hot Take: This is pretty interesting. I like fact that the site has multiple ways to earn. I would stay clear of the medical trials, though.
Earning Potential on Cashback Research
The site uses a progressive payment method. The more surveys you complete, the more you will earn. As you complete surveys, you will earn badges, from bronze up to platinum. Earnings for each level are as follows:
Reading emails, on the other hand, pays $0.02 for each one you open.Bronze badge: Every new member starts off with a bronze badge and will earn $0.50 for each completed daily survey.
Silver Badge: You can move up to a silver badge if you register with 10 or more of the survey panels listed on your dashboard. You will also earn a $0.05 bonus for each daily survey ($0.55 each completed) and bonus cash offer.
Gold Badge: You can move up to Gold badge if you join 15 survey panels OR achieve 5 payouts A Payout is achieved when you earn $30 and request the payout through PayPal or by gift card. You will earn a $0.10 bonus for each daily survey or bonus cash offer.
Platinum Badge: Our members who stick with our site the longest can move up to Platinum badge status. You must achieve 10 payouts and will earn a bonus of $0.15 for each completed daily survey or bonus cash offer.
You can also earn $0.05 when you log in for the first time on any given day.
You will also earn $0.25 for each profile surveys you complete. These are 10 surveys that are assigned to you right after you register. So that’s $2.50 right away.These surveys cover Interests, Work from home, Education, Auto, Home, Personal Finance, Travel, Shopping, Technology, and Health, and are meant to determine your demographic.
My Hot Take: I like the different bonuses you can get, and how leveling up opens up greater earning potential. Pretty awesome!
Payout Options on Cashback Research
Once you’ve accumulated at least $30 in earnings, you can redeem your earnings, either as cash (via PayPal) or a variety of gift cards.
That minimum withdrawal is really high - it could take you ages to reach that amount. But it gets worse: they have a 30 day processing period! Not only will it take you a long time to earn, it’ll also take a long time for you to actually receive your earnings!
My Hot Take: Pretty disappointing. I think the minimum withdrawal amount and long processing period really diminish the awesomeness of this site.
How to Join Cashback Research
Membership is free, which is a good sign. Scam sites usually request an upfront “processing” payment from you before disappearing. The sign-up form of Cashback Research is built right into their homepage. Link below. Ka-chow:
Cashback Research Homepage: https://cashbackresearch.com
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
Cashback Research is legit. They’ve got great ways to earn, and earning potential is alright. But the payment processing system leaves much to be desired.
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So that’s my review of Cashback Research. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried earning on this site?
Let’s hear your stories!