SurveySay is not the same as the other survey companies I have looked at. In fact, it is hugely different. Like, really, really different.
First of all, there is very little information out there about the parent company, Varsityplaza, LLC.
They do have a BBB file that shows they have been in existence for 13 years and that they are located in Virginia.
There is no information about its founders or CEO at this time.
There is one complaint related to spending a lot of time taking surveys and making very little if any, money. This is from 2016.
Since there is only one complaint and it was so long ago, the company has an A+ rating. I am not sure this means a lot, however.
SurveySay has no BBB file of its own.
Sign up is easy peasy because all you have to do is enter your name, email, birthdate, and demographic information.
You do not even create an account with a password.
What is SurveySay?
It is not a paid survey site at all. It is simply a site that connects you to paid survey sites.
When you sign up, you are given links to other sites that offer incentives to take surveys.
You then choose the ones you want to sign up for.
How Much Does SurveySay Pay?
Um, it doesn’t. It pays zero dollars. No money at all is paid out by SurveySay.
However, you can theoretically make money taking surveys from the sites they suggest to you if you join those sites and take surveys with them.
The pay for each survey from the sites you join through SurveySay will vary based on the site and the individual survey that you take.
There are reports that there is a $25 cash out minimum, but I cannot find that on the SurveySite anywhere, and each of the other survey sites will have their own cash out minimums.
I signed up for an account despite knowing that I could sign up for each survey site on my own without a middleman.
I was given the option of Ipsos iSay and MySurvey.
I found another review that listed other options were given to them, but each of the other options I already had an account with.
This leads me to believe that SurveySay uses your information to determine which sites you do not already have an account with before making suggestions.
This is actually good, because most sites state in their terms that multiple accounts are grounds for dismissal.
I clicked on the MySurvey link, but frankly, their sign-up process is very long, and I was busy trying to review SurveySay.
I didn’t want to get off track, and it was frustrating to have to sign up for another site directly after signing up for this one.
What is the Point?
That is a really good question. The best part about SurveySay for you is that it is free, and it gathers some of the major survey companies in one place.
For SurveySay however, there could be many more benefits that do not do you any favors.
I do not know that this is true, but based on my research, the following seems to be the case.
SurveySay likely gets affiliate funds from those survey sites that are recommended. For each person who signs up with them, they likely get paid.
In addition, they may be selling your information to third parties.
The privacy policies list the things they use their information for, and it does not say they sell it to others.
However, they do mention that they set up an account and that they use this information to pay you.
It may be that the sites you sign up for pay you through SurveySay, but I cannot see anything on their website that would lend credit to this idea.
There is no place to see a dashboard or anything similar.
Literally, the only thing on the website after signing up are the links that take you to other survey sites, a logout link, and links to home, privacy, terms, contact us and unsubscribe.
Is Survey Say Legit or a Scam?
Well, they aren’t scamming you out of money, because it is free to sign up.
I just continue to wonder what the point is.
Why not just go sign up on those sites directly?
It seems like an extra step and handing your information over unnecessarily.
It’s sketchy that they don’t charge but collect the information, and then they have no surveys of their own.
The only way they could make money is from the survey sites they recommend and selling your information.
They don’t appear to be an actual scam, but I am not sure they are legit as a paid survey site either. They seem to be something else altogether.
Have you been using SurveySay for a while?
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