I was referred to My Survey by someone claiming that I could make cash on their network. I quickly found out that this was only half true, and if I wanted any shot at making real money I would likely have to work the equivalent of two full-time jobs to make even a part-time income. None of this sat very well with me, so I did some digging on the internet and uncovered even more unsettling details. I’ll share all of that and more in the MySurvey review below.
I am not an affiliate for MySurvey.com. Many people reviewing My Survey online are paid for their reviews, but I am not one of them. I’m just an internet entrepreneur that is always on the lookout for what’s working and what’s not so that I can do my best to guide people on how to legitimately make money online.
Long story short: I really enjoyed MySurvey when I first joined! About a week later, I was furious.
I take surveys online in my downtime to make a little extra money. A survey site like MySurvey should help with that, not make it almost impossible.
Their surveys pay SO much worse than other competitors like Swagbucks, and they have a horrible reputation for banning users just before they reach their payment threshold.
It was clear very quickly: if I wanted to maximize my earnings with the little time I can spare to take surveys, MySurvey was not the place to do it.
Since leaving MySurvey, I’ve been a member of Swagbucks for several months. I’ve made a lot more money with much less effort, my account hasn’t been banned (kind of important), and I have MANY more offers to choose from.
If you’re like me, and your goal is to make some extra money from paid surveys in your downtime, I can’t recommend Swagbucks strongly enough. I tested the top 16 paid survey sites in the world, and nobody else even came close.
That’s the moral of the story! If you want to read a lot more, my in-depth MySurvey review can be found below.
I understand we’re all pretty busy these days, so if you don’t have time to read the full review or look at all the screenshots below, here’s the gist:
If you want to join a survey network that rewards you with points that you can use to enter into various sweepstakes, MySurvey.com might be a good fit. Their interface is pretty easy to navigate and if sweepstakes entries are what you want, you’re not going to be disappointed.
However, if you’re going in with the assumption that you can make cash and generate a part-time or full-time income, you’re going to be upset. Even though many people promoting MySurvey say you’ll make money, they’re withholding some truth so that they can earn a commission off of you (they get paid when you join through their link).
You earn sweepstakes entries by completing surveys, you only earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards/cash through PayPal by referring friends (proof in the full review below). You get paid the equivalent of less than $1.50 per friend that you refer, so unless you’re referring people in droves you’re very unlikely to make any kind of real income with this survey network.
Long story short: Looking for sweepstakes entry points? Good – MySurvey will be a good fit. Looking for cash? Bad – MySurvey isn’t going to be worth your time.
Creating an account with MySurvey was pretty simple. They requested all of the standard information: name, address, phone number, marital status, household income, etc… Every survey network needs this personal information to accurately distribute surveys to the members that companies want to hear from.
There weren’t any red flags here, and I had an account setup and ready to go in around 2-3 minutes.
After you join, MySurvey needs to collect some more details like information about the car(s) you drive, your financial situation, etc… They refer to these as “Lifestyle Surveys” and every new member has to complete these before being served other survey options.
These take approximately ten minutes each and are fairly brainless. If you know information about yourself (which I hope is the case) then you should be able to breeze through these and earn your first couple of “Sweeps Entries”.
This is an interesting distinction that MySurvey makes. When you answer surveys, you receive “Sweeps Entries”, not points. Sweeps Entries, as you might assume, can be cashed in for a very small chance at winning something. Points can be redeemed for cash with MySurvey, but there are a couple of catches.
You can only redeem points for cash using PayPal. If you’re in a country that PayPal doesn’t accept accounts from, you’re pretty much screwed. You can still redeem for gift cards and other things, but there’s no direct way to turn your points into cash other than PayPal.
Points are only earned by referring friends, which means in order to make cash with MySurvey you have to refer friends, not complete surveys.
The point-to-cash ratio is roughly 110 points per U.S. dollar, and you receive 150 points for each friend you refer to MySurvey. This means you’re earning roughly $1.36 for each friend you can convince to join.
So if you want cash, you better have a massive social network that you can get to join. In order to clear just $100, you’d have to successfully refer 74 friends. That paints a pretty bleak picture for anyone hoping to join MySurvey to make a part-time or full-time income.
By poking around on the internet, I found other MySurvey reviews exposing the company to have kind of a bad reputation among former members. A lot of people built up points and were about to make a little money only to have their points disappear, their account go inactive, or have their account suspended:
So if you’re going to join MySurvey for sweeps entries or to make a quick $10-$20 by referring a few friends, keep these negative reviews in mind. You may spend a lot of time and effort to get those points/sweeps entries only to have them taken away before you have a chance to redeem them.
Like many people reading this review, I was pretty excited when I first heard about MySurvey. It sounded like a legitimate way to make a little extra money online and I was anxious to get started. What I discovered quickly after joining and completing my first few surveys was a very different picture than was painted by the person who convinced me to join, unfortunately.
If you want to poke around and try to accumulate points for sweepstakes entries, go for it. Just keep in mind that your account might be deactivated/suspended at any point without notice and prior to you winning anything. Also keep in mind that you could spend years answering surveys and entering sweepstakes without ever winning anything – it’s just like playing the lottery.
If you’re trying to generate a legitimate income online (whether it’s part-time or full-time), MySurvey is definitely NOT something to pursue. You’ll waste a lot of time and energy averaging a few bucks an hour at best, probably not even equal to minimum wage, and your time will be invested much better elsewhere.
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