CashSurveysOnly.com is a site that advertises itself as being able to teach you how to make an online income from home through paid surveys. The site claims that you will be able to make enough money to stop worrying about where money comes from and to buy all the things you want.
In this review of CashSurveysOnly.com I will look into the claims the site makes and explain whether they are realistic or not, and look into whether it in general is a site worth joining.
What does CashSurveysOnly offer?
CashSurveysOnly.com is not as such a paid survey panel. The site is instead offering a catalogue of survey sites. So by becoming a member, you will get access to a database of survey sites that only pay in cash, as this is the speciality of this site.
The site is very much focusing on the benefits that it claims to give you, and focuses on explaining how it can give you freedom to be your own boss, not having to commute to work, and that you will always have enough money to do what you want.
On the front page of the website, you will in fact see a list of 10 reasons why you should join and the freedom this can give you. A common theme of these reasons are that you by signing up and doing surveys through this site, you will be able to become rich and do whatever you want, wherever you want, and whenever you want.
I think most people will find this thought very appealing, and it is tempting to join and try to get access to a life like this yourself. But before doing so, I will suggest you to continue reading. It might not be as easy as it sounds!
What does a CashSurveysOnly.com membership cost?
To get access to the database of cash surveys, you have to buy a lifetime membership. It says that the usual price is $59, but you can get it for $29.95. As classic trick to make it look like you are saving money, if you act fast, and it also says that this is a very lmited offer. But this offer will not go away, so take your time to think about it before spending the money to join:-) it is just a trick to create a sense of urgency, and make you act before you think or do further research.
After some extra fees, the price will end you being around $35 for a membership. This is a pretty good price, if it would give you access to a lifestyle as promised, but that is highly unlikely.
CashSurveysOnly.com does promise at 60 day money back guarantee. But if you carefully read what it says on the website, then you can see that you can get your money back, if you do not think you can earn ANY money by doing online surveys. You will definitely be able to earn some money, but probably not the amounts that the site claims. So my guess is that if you end up wanting your money back, you can end up in an argument about the terms and what it takes to get the money back. It can be argued that you did make some money, so your membership terms are fulfilled.
I want to make it clear that this part about getting the money back is not something I have tested. But it is something that I can figure out might be the case from having a lot of experience in the online world and with survey sites. And therefore these terms sounds a bit strange to me, and it is definitely something to be aware of, if you want to join this site. And if you have different experiences with this aspect, please feel free to let me know in a comment below.
The danger signs of CashSurveysOnly!
From my extensive experience with paid surveys, I can mostly easily spot when you have to be careful about a survey site. I have written an article about the general signs of survey scam sites. But below I will go over some of the danger signs I specifically noticed about CashSurveysOnly.com:
Danger sign #1: It costs money to join:
If you have read any other articles on my website, you will know that I often mention that this is a big warning sign for me when it comes to paid survey sites. Legit surveys sites do NOT cost money to join.
And there is no reason to pay for a membership to get access to a database of paid survey sites. You can easily find these for free online. You can for example check out the Top paying survey sites list on my website, or google around and find plenty.
I am not saying that you will not get access to a list of survey sites by paying for a membership – I am simple saying that it is a waste of money, as you can easily find this information for free, and from more honest sources that do not try to sell you information that should be free.
Contrary to many other sites that try to charge you for this kind of information, CashSurveysOnly.com are at least honest in the way that you right away can see that it cost money to join. Several other similar sites try to hide this until you have given up your email address. That does however not mean that it is worth the money.
Danger sign #2: You can become rich from doing survey:
In all my articles, I make sure to make it clear that you will NOT become rich from doing surveys. You can definitely make some nice extra pocket money, and I enjoy doing this myself. But doing surveys will not make you able to quit your job and buy new cars, new houses and all the other things you might want. This is a false claim, and any site that claims that you can make this kind of money doing surveys are clearly just trying to sell you an unrealistic dream to make money themselves.
It is however possible to make really good money online, if you are willing to make an effort to for example build an online business. So if you are looking for this kind of income, you should look in that direction. If you are happy with making a bit extra pocket money, paid surveys are a great way. But you just have to make your goals clear, and not let yourself be seduced by sites that promise quick wealth online.
Danger sign #3: No information about the owners:
Contrary to many other sites that try to charge you for doing paid surveys, CashSurveysOnly does have an about us page. It is however very vague and general information you can find here. It does not really say anything about who is really behind the site. It is just another page that try to point out the advantages of joining the site and what it can give you.
Usually, sites that are legit and have nothing to hide, will have a more personal about page, where you can see some actual information about the founders and the company behind.
Danger sign #4: Constant annoying pop-up to get your email:
Every time you click on a new page on CashSurveysOnly.com, a pop-up asking for your email will pop-up. This pop-up promises you that your right away will get a paid survey, if you type in your email address.
An email pop-up is not itself a danger sign. Many sites has a pop-up to get people to subscribe to their newsletter (including my own website). But usually pop-ups are honest about you signing up for a newsletter, so you know that you in the future will receive information from a certain site. In this case, you will just think you will get a test survey, but you will actually start receiving emails that try to convince you to paid for a membership.
Can I make money on CashSurveysOnly?
Above, I have mostly explained why I think CashSurveysOnly.com is a site you have to be careful joining. But what about the money aspect? If you pay for a membership, will you then actually be able to make money?
You will get access to a list of survey sites, and I am sure there will also be some legit survey sites on this list. And by signing up to these surveys sites, you will be able to make some money – just not the amounts that the site promises.
But there is absolutely no need to pay to get access to such a list, and it is in my opinion dishonest to charge people for this kind of information.
There is however also another way where you might be able to make a lot of money on CashSurveysOnly.com. The site has a referral program, which means that you can get paid every time you refer somebody else to the site. If you know a lot of people you can refer, or if you have a website with a lot of traffic so you can refer people that way, you might be able to make good money this way.
But that means you will make money from referring people to a site that is actually not worth referring people to. And you will make money when people pay for something they actually should not be paying for. Not a way to make money I would recommend, and that is also why I for example do not have a link like this to this website in this article. I will only refer people, if it is something that is actually worth referring people to.
What to do, if I want to do paid surveys?
As mentioned, there are plenty of free and legit survey sites, and you can get access to all this information for free. You can either google paid surveys in your specific country, you can have a look around my page at some of the other information I have about surveys sites, or you can visit the link below to see a list of the survey sites I have had the best results with.