Bronze Wordsmith
May 17, 2018
So many survey panels, so little time! Once again, I am going to put the investigator’s hat on and check if another survey site is something worth giving a try, or one that needs to be avoided at all costs. The question I aim to shed light on today is: is Survey Voices legit or a scam?

As a disclaimer: before signing on with the site, I made sure to do my own research by way of other Survey Voices reviews. I looked at other trustworthy survey review blogs, forums, and even comments and feedback left by the site’s users. Right off the bat, I am going to say this – they are mostly of the moderate to negative variety.

Still, you have to get inside the belly of the beast to see how things really are at Survey Voices, right? So that’s what I did, and in this Survey Voices review, I will discuss what I discovered about this site that claims you can make over $300 just for sharing your opinions.



It’s important to note that Survey Voices is not a survey panel in itself. It basically provides aggregator services between survey-takers and companies that need some valuable market research. In simpler terms, think of it as a broker between someone selling a house (or a car) and its potential buyer.

Now, I don’t think survey aggregator sites are necessarily bad. If it has a great screening process in place, that would mean fewer chances of getting disqualified or screened out in mid-survey. Users can also choose which survey panels are a good fit for them instead of settling for the only available surveys that “fit their demographic”. But does Survey Voices reflect these good practices?


We’re probably all familiar with how signing up for a survey panel means answering basic pre-qualifying questionnaires about our age, gender, educational background, etc. Survey Voices asks potential users to do this…and then some. At one point, I was being asked to reveal my complete address and phone number! Basically, stuff that I don’t think any survey panel needs for my opinions, but suspiciously seems like a way to spam me with future offers and whatnot.

And what do you know, I was right. When I got to the Terms and Conditions consent form, there was mention of getting text messages, email, and phone calls upon clicking on the blue “I Confirm” button. Who wants that in exchange for a list of legit survey sites you can research on your own, anyway? But in the spirit of diving deep, deep down into the belly of the beast, I clicked on the blue button. Barely a few minutes later, my email was flooded with spam messages (the kind that claimed I won an exaggerated amount of dollars for I don’t know what reason – take note: this was before I’ve answered any surveys!).


Having said that, I think it’s only fair to investigate if Survey Voices does offer benefits to its users. I already mentioned that a good survey aggregator site makes sure that users are protected from spam by the mere act of screening out potential scammy sites because they have the capacity to do so, anyway. At this point, I am hoping for any kind of benefit that I can mention about this site because things aren’t looking so good from the get-go.

On that note, let’s see what Survey Voices offers as “pros” for its users (withy my personal takes on what they are really all about), and I will leave it to you, dear reader, to decide if they are truly worth it:

You can get $300 just for signing up

The first lofty claim by Survey Voices is that you can earn your first $300 with them just by entering your email and signing up. I am here to tell you that this is simply too good to be true.

My personal take? There could be a remote, very slight possibility of earning that much if you plod long and hard enough over the years, swim through the ocean of spammy offers and dedicate a huge chunk of your schedule to blocking, deleting, and filtering, and basically waste time trying to get to the Holy Grail of legit survey sites they are affiliated with. But you’re going to have to do that on your own because Survey Voices won’t be handing $300 to you on a silver platter.

You can get access to a list of legit survey sites

If you are already familiar with the kind of legit survey sites out there that pay on time, have a referral system in place, won’t screen you out all of a sudden, and keeps the surveys coming, then there’s a good chance you’ve already signed up to them and tried them out. Survey Voices basically promises you access to these – seemingly as if they’ve hand-picked and carefully pre-selected them for you, the survey-taker (spoiler alert: they haven’t and they won’t).

My personal take? Yes, there are some legit sites on here, but not that many. I recognize about half a dozen I’ve signed up for (by virtue of my own research and no thanks to third-party “agent” sites like this one) like Swagbucks and InboxDollars. Then there are the scammy-looking ones that I don’t even want to touch with a ten-foot pole. It just seems to be a mish-mash of good and bad survey sites, and it’s going to be up to you to figure out which is which, unfortunately.


Survey Voices is free to use

…at least there’s that. Survey panels should be free, otherwise, it’s a big red flag if they ask you for money just so sign up with them. The thing is, it’s a free service because they also get something out of your joining Survey Voices.

My personal take? As with all “agents”, aggregator sites typically make money via affiliate marketing. Again, affiliate marketing isn’t a scam practice in itself, but the way some third-party sites does it is that they basically make money off spamming users with so many offers that aren’t really beneficial to them. And the only way to do this is to ask invasive, personal questions – you know, the kind that you should not answer because it directly results in getting spammed?


Yes, there is.

Is it something I would recommend? No, it’s not.

The dozens of spam email I got was just the tip of the iceberg of unwanted offers on Survey Voices, it seems. In addition, you’re going to be offered some “paid opportunities” while you’re in the site. You might get roped in with such promises that “you instantly qualify for” along with a big amount of gratuitous money. These paid opportunities are only another form of click-bait ads and not anything that can earn you something useful. In short, they’re a waste of time and effort.


Is Survey Voices a scam? Or is Survey Voices legit? For me, it’s neither. It sits somewhere in the middle without fully committing to the values or traits of either.

One of my biggest issues here, apart from the ones I already mentioned above, is that Survey Voices doesn’t really concern itself with payout methods because they have nothing to offer on their own. If you find a survey panel you like, you are going to have to rely on their independent payment methods – after signing up with them AGAIN, that is. And that just sounds like a complete waste of time for me, because you could have done it by yourself in the first place.

Which leads me to my initial premise – you can search for legit survey panels on your own! This is why blogs like SurveySteve and forums exist – for research and to help you decide if a survey site is really worth all your time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears. The only way I think an aggregator-service site would be useful for me is if they come up with an actual list of new survey panels that are legit, and which they can vouch for with testimonies and payment proofs.

The idea of “agent” survey sites isn’t entirely a scammy or illegal one, I give them that. In the case of Survey Voices, what I think still makes them legit is that they do offer access to truly legit survey sites, at least for those who aren’t familiar with them yet. However, getting spammed by unwanted email or pop-up ads shouldn’t be part of the deal, especially since they are also making money off you by getting you to sign up. But I suggest that you err on the side of caution when it comes to survey aggregator sites. I personally have yet to see one where you won’t be spammed to death, or worse, have your personal information compromised.
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