Survey Savvy Overview
Survey Savvy is a site where ordinary people like you and I can make easy money taking online surveys. These surveys are conducted for the purpose of market research. Big companies pay a lot of money to get opinions from consumers and that is what these surveys are doing. Survey Savvy gives you money as an incentive to complete the surveys in the first place.
They also have what is called SavvyConnect which is an application that pays you just to have it installed on your computer. I’ll talk more about this all.
How You Make Money
The first thing you will have to do is sign up. This is free to do and only takes a minute. After that you will have to complete your profile. To do this you will have to answer all sorts of questions about your household, income, education, and much more. This is important to fill out accurately because it will be used to match you up with surveys that are appropriate to you.
Survey Savvy will then email you survey offers that they find are good for you.
Most surveys you can expect to take anywhere from 5 – 25 minutes and pay between $0.50 – $3.00, with the longer surveys paying more.
One of the great things about Survey Savvy is the cash out threshold. You only need $1 in your account to be able to cash out. This is much better than most sites, some of which require $10+ before you can do so which can take a while to get to.
Also, the SavvyConnect application that I mentioned is pretty cool. Its just an app that runs in the background and monitors your behavior. You will get paid for each month that you have this active.
How Much Can You Actually Make?
Survey Savvy isn’t that great when it comes to making money. This is the norm nowadays with paid survey sites. I just reviewed Panel Opinion & MyPoints the other day (2 other survey sites) and its the same story with them.
First of all, the surveys offered here are nothing special by any means. They pay right around what the industry standard is… which is not much. As I said, $0.50 to $3 per survey is what you can expect.
Second, there just aren’t that many surveys available for you to be making much money. You can only expect a handful of surveys per month.. but of course this is largely dependent on your demographic and the needs of Survey Savvy’s clients.
In order to start earning from SavvyConnect you will need to have it installed for at least 30 days. From what I have heard you will get paid somewhere around $5/mo for each type of device you have it installed and active on (tablet, phone and PC).
SurveySavvy is a very reputable market research paid survey company, and also is the very first online paid survey site I joined, so I have been a SurveySavvy member for about 5 years now. They send surveys regularly. At the beginning, most of the surveys I received are IT related. but starting about two years ago (2007) I also get more general surveys in a variety of topics as well. IT related surveys seem have higher payout, but general surveys usually pay quite well too. I also have done high paying phone interview and focus groups for Survey Savvy. I receive about 2-3 surveys every month, and qualify about half of them. I have made close to $400 dollar since joining SurveySavvy panel.
SurveySavvy pay cash via check, you need to request payment yourself, and there is no minimum requirement to request payout and I suggest you cash out as soon/often as possible (according to SurveySavvy’s Terms and Conditions, you might get charged “Service Charge” if you are inactive for 12 months) I generally receive my survey payment check in about 5 – 8 weeks afer requesting payment.