LEGIT Earning Station Review: Make Money Doing Surveys - Scam or Legit?

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There are several ways to find out whether a survey site is legit or not. The most obvious one, of course, is whether they actually pay you or not. But before you even register, there are a few things you can check.

I’ve been using survey sites for several years now, and I’d like to think I’ve developed a keen sense for separating the legit ones from the scams. One of the things I usually look for is the amount of information they provide potential members.

Providing sufficient info may seem like an obvious thing to do, but you’ll be surprised by how many sites neglect to provide easily-accessible information. Scam sites operate by being deceptive, or providing misleading information. I’m not saying all sites with sparse info are scams, but it definitely makes me think twice.

Legit ones don’t have anything to hide. One example of a legit survey site is EarningStation. When you check out their site, it’s easy to find info on important topics such as ways to earn and payout methods.

So the site gave me a pretty good first impression. But does that good impression apply to the rest of my experience? I’ve been using EarningStation for quite a bit, and can now write a detailed review on the site. Read on!

Overview

EarningStation is a survey site. Most of you will already be familiar with survey sites. But for those who aren’t, a survey site usually gives points to complete surveys, play games, take offers, and other online tasks. Once you reach a minimum amount of points, you can either request a cash payout or redeem the points as gift cards for various shops and establishments.

Survey sites are also known as GPT (or “get paid to…”) websites. The name pretty much explains it.

EarningStation is a relative newcomer in the rewards scene. I usually prefer working with long-standing sites, but EarningStation looked pretty professional, so I made an exception with them.

How to Earn on EarningStation

EarningStation is pretty similar to the other survey / GPT sites. You complete surveys, do tasks, then get paid in points. The actual list of tasks sometimes changes. In fact, when I recently checked the site, they didn’t have any survey tasks available.

This shouldn’t alarm you because available tasks depend on the clients that have signed up with the company. Like I mentioned, the list of tasks changes.

Currently, here are the tasks that are up on the site:

Read “Ernie’s Mail”

Earning Station wants to pay you to open and read emails! You will receive mail in your inbox, which usually contains ads and info on all sorts of cool offers. You’ll have to open with 72 hours of receiving. Once you open it, you will have to click the “Confirm Ernie’s Mail” button.

Do that, and a monetary reward ranging from $0.01 to $0.50 will be credited to your account.

Make sure you don’t unsubscribe from Earning Station emails, because doing so will also unsubscribe you from the Ernie’s Mail program.

Watch Videos

This is one of my favorite ways to earn on Earning Station. I usually love watching videos anyways, so it’s cool to also earn in the process. Earning Station has thousands of videos to choose from, usually pop culture- and current events-related.

Earning Station pays $0.02 whenever you watch the daily video, which is usually their highest-profile video. After that, you will earn $0.02 for every ten videos you watch on Earning Station.

Play GSN Games for Cash Back Rewards

This method doesn’t exactly earn you money, but it’s still pretty cool. Earning Station has partnered with The Game Show Network, which has lots of fun online games.

Earning Station members can get back 20% of every dollar spent on The Game Show Network. Let’s say you spent $10 on Game Show Network. Since you’re a member of Earning Station, you will get $2 credited to your Earning Station account! I usually spend loads of money on Game Show Network so it’s really nice to have a cash back program to help support my gaming habit!

Do note that it takes up to 30 for the funds to be credited to your account.

Shop with Groupon for Cash Back Rewards

Earning Station has another cash back reward, this time for Groupon, one of the most popular e-commerce platforms on the internet.

As an Earning Station member, not only will you get good deals in Groupon, but you also be entitled to a 5.5% cash back bonus for each item you purchase!

It’ll take up to 45 days for the bonus to appear on your Earning Station account.

EarningStreak: A Way to Earn Even More!

The site definitely wants to gain a foothold in the industry. To do this it needs to build a large user base. To encourage more people to use the site, EarningStation has the EarningStreak program. Earning streak incentivizes members to use the site even more. In exchange, it boosts the earning potential of members who meet a certain amount of activity.

When you maintain $0.25 cents in earnings for at least ten days, you get a monetary reward, plus a free spin on their EarningStation spin wheel! The spin wheel contains all sorts of rewards and goodies for members.

For your first ten-day streak, you will get a $1 reward (plus a spin on the wheel). That amount increases by $0.25 for each consecutive ten-day streak, up to a maximum of $3.50. Once you hit that amount, the streak is reset and you can go through the process again.

EarningStation is pretty strict about streaks. If you make less than $0.25 even for just one day, you’ll go back to square one.

Be on the Lookout for Promo Codes!

Earning Station will sometimes hide bonus codes (a string of letters or words) in various places online, including its social media pages, blog, and emails. Once you spot the code, simply put in the Bonus Code text field on the site, and get an instant cash reward!

Now, this is really fun. It’s like having a scavenger hunt. Bonus codes expire after a period of time, so you’ll always have to be on your toes.

To keep track of all these codes, be sure to check the EarningStation Bonus Codes thread on Earn That Buck. The community regularly adds codes to the thread as soon as they find them.

The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

I think it’s obvious that I really like this site. Earning Station is totally legit! They’re a small company, but I expect big things from them later on. I really hope that with a larger user base they’ll be able to provide more ways to earn and more rewards!

Your Turn

This review is based on my own experience earning cash on EarningStation. Now it’s your turn to share. Have you used the site? What tasks did you do, and how much did you earn?

Let’s hear your stories!

 

cherber50

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i signed in to refresh my memory i had been doing surveys there but the process was slow and i do not think i ever did a payout after 6 months or more so i went on and tried to do 2 surveys they are so slow loading and there is nothing wrong with my pc. Maybe i will give it a try later we shall see
 

nightfademusic

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I am really pleased with Earningstation . I've only been using it since close to the beginning of this year and I'm getting $25 payouts almost every month. You do the daily list, then watch videos until you get the $.25 daily goal. Do this ten days in a row and you get a bonus which increases by another $.25 every ten day streak you additionally get. The top bonus is $3.50 so I'm getting $10.50 every month just in bonuses. So easy to do and almost mindless to earn. I would highly recommend anyone not using Earningstation to start doing so.

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momarch

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I enjoy earningstation. Its one of the few sites, if not the only one i can think of where your referral earnings count towards your goals. You need to earn 25c a day here to maintain a streak to receive bonuses. If you have lots of referrals and they earn you 25c, you can do nothing :)
The daily list there is very easy to complete and earns you 9c if you complete it. Then there are coupons you can print for 20c or if you run out of them try some of the top survey surveys. A lot of times they are low dollar and low time like 4 mins 18c, and i find that more often than not they are very accurate with the time. Its a great site, you get bonuses every 10 days you maintain your goal...i average about $25 a month here, and spend minimal time on it...just a few minutes a day. If you really spent time with it im sure you could earn a lot more. My last pay out pictured below was 6/22 and i already have $17.94 in my account.
 

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juusto1974

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True and I have lost points before for not logging in, luckily I contacted them and they gave them back, but warned me they would only do so once. I was just collecting points, not sure why, as I didnt really want the coupons, so was happy to cash in for Amazon . I will continue till I get another card, then decide what to do then if to keep it or not. Good luck!!
 

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Unless you are not from the US, its a mistake to NOT sign up for this site!!

As has already been posted, all you need to earn is .25c a day, to complete your bonus streak.

I am up to an 82 day bonus streak and the last bonus I got was $2.75
In 8 more days my bonus will be $3.00
Plus after you get your bonus you get to spin the wheel, after my bonus I spun the wheel and got another .35c

Do the To-Do List, I do the last 5 which earns me 9c, then I do one of the coupon offers on offertoro for 20c and thats it! You dont have to actually print the coupons, just keep your printer off, but make sure you clean out the printer folder every couple of days so that once you start up your printer it doesnt start printing out all the coupons.

If you cant do the coupons, then run the smorestv videos till you get your bonus streak
 
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momarch

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Unless you are not from the US, its a mistake to NOT sign up for this site!!

As has already been posted, all you need to earn is .25c a day, to complete your bonus streak.

I am up to an 82 day bonus streak and the last bonus I got was $2.75
In 8 more days my bonus will be $3.00
Plus after you get your bonus you get to spin the wheel, after my bonus I spun the wheel and got another .35c

Do the To-Do List, I do the last 5 which earns me 9c, then I do one of the coupon offers on offertoro for 20c and thats it! You dont have to actually print the coupons, just keep your printer off, but make sure you clean out the printer folder every couple of days so that once you start up your printer it doesnt start printing out all the coupons.

If you cant do the coupons, then run the smorestv videos till you get your bonus streak
i hit day 250 today....i got 15c on the spin...i dont care if i get 5c...its extra money :D
 
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msmoneybags

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@momarch Oh My Goodness on day 250?!?!? Good for you!

I think I was on day 30 when the site wouldnt load for me and I started to panic that I would lose my streak lol
 

cherber50

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I am really pleased with Earningstation. I've only been using it since close to the beginning of this year and I'm getting $25 payouts almost every month. You do the daily list, then watch videos until you get the $.25 daily goal. Do this ten days in a row and you get a bonus which increases by another $.25 every ten day streak you additionally get. The top bonus is $3.50 so I'm getting $10.50 every month just in bonuses. So easy to do and almost mindless to earn. I would highly recommend anyone not using Earningstation to start doing so.

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I did not do well there maybe I didn't give it enough time I just reopened it and will give it another try and see how it goes than I can give a more honest account of how they are.
 

Kanvi

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i hit day 250 today....i got 15c on the spin...i dont care if i get 5c...its extra money :D
Holy are you using any automation tools such as GreaseMonkey in FireFox to do this? I have never been able to continuously log into one site every day for that long.
 

momarch

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Holy are you using any automation tools such as GreaseMonkey in FireFox to do this? I have never been able to continuously log into one site every day for that long.

No i am not sure what those are....and would be afraid of using something that could get me banned. It just takes a couple minutes...sometimes i dont need to do anything cause referrals have it all done ;) Im in a FB group that many members are part of this site and many of them are a lot more ahead of me :)
 
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I just cashed out on my first $25 from Earningstation.com. It is a legit site that pays you for taking surveys, polls, watching videos, shopping and much more. This is one of my favorite sites because your earning potential is higher than alot of other GPT sites. The way I make or earn the most money on this site is by completing the daily poll, filling out surveys, watching videos and making sure I enter in those promo codes which get sent to your email just for being a member. You can also earn a definite 9cents a day for doing the daily tasks and if you do that for 10 days in a row it gets you a dollar. I know that earning 1 cent or 5 cents here and there seems like nothing, but if you commit to it, and have the time, those cents add up and turn into dollars. Its a nice way to make some extra side money where you can be your own boss and work on your own time and schedule, I would recommend opening up a savings account and just put all of the money you earn in there. And if you think about it, you will have way more money then with what you started with, and it's free to join. If you have patience and you enjoy computer and the internet then this site is definitely for you. Here is my referral code, I definitely recommend that you join and check it out ! Good Luck !! http://www.earningstation.com/account/register?ref=1532225
 

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msmoneybags

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This is my 3rd payment from them, I just LOVE this site! Too bad its only for USA members only :(

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