LEGIT GetPaidToTry Review: Earn Cash by Completing Surveys - Legit or Scam?


Rookie Wordsmith
Jun 13, 2018
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There are a few surveys sites I haven’t heard about before, and GetPaidToTry is one of them. I believe the more survey sites you try, the better your earning capacity will be, which is why I decided to, uhm, try GetPaidToTry.

So here’s my GetPaidToTry review. Wanna know if GetPaidToTry is legit? Read on.

GetPaidToTry: First Impression

The first thing that caught my attention with this site wasn’t the design or the content, it was the name - “GetPaidToTry.” It’s a funny name, and it made me wonder, does the site pay me just for trying (and not doing)?

But anyway, the site itself looks pretty meh. Nothing special, then nothing bad either. What I don’t like about the site, though, is the apparent lack of info about how it works. Sure, there is some info - but it’s buried in the Terms of Use section.

My Hot Take: I didn’t hesitate to register, but I wasn’t super-excited, either.

How to Earn on GetPaidToTry

Based on that name, I thought I would get to try sample products and write reviews. Nope, GetPaidToTry is a plain old survey site. You answer surveys and earn cash in exchange for your opinions.

I always enjoy taking surveys, but most, if not all, the surveys on this site have pre-qualifying surveys. The site uses these to pre-determine if you’re a good match for the survey (for example, a survey about alcohol will not be a good match for a teenager). That’s pretty standard operating procedure among all survey sites, but GetPaidToTry’s are longer than average. Most times, it felt like I was already answering the survey itself.

Oh, and take note, pre-qualifying surveys don’t provide any earnings. If you don’t qualify for the survey proper, you get nothing.

Referral Program

The site does have a referral program, though. You will earn around $0.30 when your referral completes their first survey. And that’s about it. On some sites, you can earn from your referral’s own referrals - sometimes as much as three levels down. But here, all you’re getting is thirty cents.

Another thing I didn’t like about this site is the fact that there’s a limit of ten referrals. I sometimes go all-in on getting referrals, but I don’t have the incentive to do that on GetPaidToTry.


While not an earning method per se, you can try your luck with their daily, weekly, and monthly sweepstakes. You could win $100, $250, and $1,000, respectively, but the sweepstakes are for the US and some Canadian states only.

If you win, your prize will be sent within 30 days of winning.

My Hot Take: The surveys are decent, but the long pre-qualifying questionnaires kind of ruin things for me. The referral program is also pretty lackluster.

Earning Potential on GetPaidToTry

You won’t become a zillionaire on GetPaidToTry, but don’t count that against them (or any other survey sites, for that matter). Answering surveys aren’t supposed to make you rich. But it’s good for earning some extra pocket money.

On average, surveys on this site pay between $0.50 and $2. On a good hour, I was able to make $3, but my earnings fluctuated wildly.

My Hot Take: $3 in an hour is not bad, but I doubt anyone would be able to keep earning $3 an hour for an entire day. Like I said, earnings will be good for pocket money, but not for paying the rent or getting that fancy vacation.

Payout Options of GetPaidToTry

When you’ve accumulated a minimum of $10, you can redeem via your earnings as cash via Payoneer, or as an Amazon Gift Card

My Hot Take: Pretty disappointing that they don’t offer PayPal since I’m willing to bet that’s the preferred payment method of most people.

How to Join GetPaidToTry

Memberships are open to anyone in the world ages 14 and up. Membership is free, and the registration page is built into the homepage. I’m adding the link below. Ka-Chow:

Homepage: https://www.getpaidtotrysurveys.com

After you register, you will have to complete a 5-minute questionnaire to tell the site which demographic you belong to. Then after that, you have a bunch more profiles to complete… a lot of them. They are:
  • Personal Profile
  • Purchase Profile
  • Auto Profile
  • Technology Profile
  • Travel & Leisure Profile
  • Basic Profile
  • Employment Profile
  • Cell Phone Profile
  • Health & Wellness Profile
  • Gamer Profile
If you don’t like filling out paperwork, you’re going to hate registering here. It took me 30 minutes to complete all those, and that’s 30 minutes I didn’t earn anything from. Bummer.

The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

GetPaidToTry is legit, but the overall experience using it is pretty lackluster. The rewards are okay, but you need to complete a mountain of profiles and pre-qualifying questions just to start earning. An easy pass for me.

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Your Turn

So that was my review of GetPaidToTry. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried this site? How did you find it?

Let’s hear your stories!


Fred W

Jun 14, 2018
I wish I had someone tell me that I can actually get paid to try something (even if I don’t succeed at it) when I was younger. Instead, I decided to heed the great Yoda’s wisdom of “Do or do not; there is no try”. So I hardly tried out new stuff because I knew I wouldn’t be good at them, anyway! :p

I’m kidding, of course. Like Amos, I was initially interested in this site because I thought I would be able to test out some product or service and give feedback on my experience with them. Nope, it seems to be another in a long list of survey sites, at least according to several disgruntled reviews I read about it. But surprisingly, a friend managed to sign up last year and gave it a try. I asked him how it was. Here are his GetPaidToTry experiences in bite-sized nuggets:
  • He said he got reeled in by the promise of a $5 “activation bonus”, but...
  • He said he was flooded with pop-ups right from the start! And spammed via email!
  • The minimum payout threshold is pretty steep at around $20
  • He was tempted to try out the offers (so there seem to be other tasks here aside from surveys) but was put off by reports from former users who were kept getting charged for upsells and other fees on their credit card
  • There also seems to be some bait and switch scheme going on where you expect to get paid with a reward of your choice, but the site ends up offering you to try out some merch of their choice - which you have to pay the shipping and handling fee for! :mad:
So based on a lot of feedback and from my friend’s own experience, I think I will stay far, far away from this one. Nice try, though, hah!
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Rookie Wordsmith
May 16, 2018
Thanks for the GetPaidToTry review, bruddah Amos! I didn’t reply when you posted this review since I hadn’t tried the site out. But now that I have, I think my opinions on GetPaidToTry are pretty much aligned with what you said in your review of the site.

I think the site is all right. I tried it for a couple of months in the name of research, but I can’t recall the last time I gave it a try. I didn’t have too much issue with the prequalifying questionnaires and surveys, since I think that’s pretty standard with other survey sites. Besides, I kind of liked the fact that the site did try to determine my demographic, to be able to serve me better. So no point deductions for that.

But the earnings were just so-so. I was actually able to beat the $3 per hour ceiling that Amos mentioned. I was able to maintain that for one day – but I think that is an isolated case, because after that, earnings were middle of the road.

If anyone of you in the ETB community wants to give this a try, go for it. It’s a decent enough site that even if you decide to move on, you won’t do so because you got ripped off.
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