Some survey sites claim that you can make a lot of money on them. There is no doubt that doing paid surveys is a great and easy way to make some extra money, but can you make as much as certain sites claim?
New Edge Surveys for example claims that you can make $200 a day, if you join their site. But is this really possible?
In this New Edge Surveys review, I will take a closer look at this survey site and show you what to be aware of before getting too excited about the outlook to making $200 a day with very little effort.
What is New Edge Surveys and what does the site offer?
New Edge Surveys is a site that says it is the “ultimate guide to making money online with surveys”. If you join, you will learn how to make a living from doing paid surveys. So the main product of the website is to give you access to information about how to find high paying surveys. You will however also gain access to material that will teach you how to get paid to read, get paid to drive your car, get paid to visit websites, get paid to watch movie trailers and more.
Or this is what the site claims that you will get out of a membership! During this review, I will show some signs you have to be aware of before investing too much time or money into this platform, as it might not be exactly what you expect.
How much money can you make?
According to New Edge Surveys, you can earn a full-time income from using the offers on the site. It says on the website that members earn up to $200 a day and the owners of the website use the list of surveys you can get there to make around $9,200 every month.
There is also a graph showing what you can earn from doing surveys. You can see the example below that shows a result of doing 17 paid surveys. The graph looks very nice and promising, but there is however no proof that this are surveys that are actual available.
According to this graph, the average pay per survey was around $20. It is not impossible to find surveys that pay this much. But in my experience, this will very rarely be the case. And it is definitely not an average for surveys in general. But of course maybe it is just because New Edge Surveys has access to a list of surveys that are available to no one else – this is the idea the site is trying to sell anyways. It is up to you to look at the info about the site and then decide whether you believe this or not.
What does it cost to join?
Yes there is a cost to join New Edge Surveys. In general, it is NOT a good sign that it costs money to join a survey site. But let’s still look at how much it would cost, if you decide it is worth a try.
It says the price is usually $69.95. But for a limited time, you can get a membership for $49.95. You do not have to worry too much about the price increasing though. It is a trick often used in marketing to create a sense of urgency and have you buy before you stop to think about it. I have checked the site over a longer period, and I have not seen the price change.
For the price, you will get access to info about how to make a living from surveys, and you will also get bonus info and material about how to make money in other ways as mentioned earlier in this review. It says that the bonus material is worth $270. Personally, I would never pay anything for the bonus material that New Edge surveys are offering, but it is of course up to the owners to set the value.
Why does it cost money to join?
This is a very good question. There are many free survey sites, so why does it cost anything to join New Edge Surveys?
According to the site itself, it is becaúse it has taken 4 years to gather a list of the surveys you will get access to. And the price is not to make the owner rich, but to cover the advertising cost – again this is the official explanation.
Personally, I do not see the need to pay for joining a survey site, and the most popular survey sites are all free to join.
Is it worth the money to join New Edge Surveys?
As you have probably already figured out by now, I am not a big fan of survey sites that charge a fee to join. To be fair, I have to mention that I have not paid to join the New Edge Surveys to check the exact info I would get (and I would never pay to join a survey site).
You will very probably get a list of survey sites, but paid surveys are not a way to get rich or make a full-time income. So when a site claims that you can make this kind of money, I get suspicious, and so should you. I have still not seen, found or heard of a survey site that charges a fee to join that is actually worth the joining fee. Again this is my personal opinion, and it is up to you to make the final decision, but you should at least consider some things before paying to join. Let’s go over some signs that you should be aware of.
Warning signs to be aware of
There are some signs that you have to be aware of before joining New Edge Surveys. The signs below will give you a good idea whether it is a site that is worth joining for you or not.
- It costs money to join:
This is the #1 warning sign when it comes to survey sites. You should never have to pay to join a survey site to get access to surveys.
- No info about owner:
When there is no info about who is owning or running the site, you should become a bit suspicious. If the owner behind the site does not want to be known, there might be a reason for it. That there is no info about the owner is not always a bad sign, but it is something that should make you look deeper into things.
- Claims of VERY high earnings:
Let’s get it clear – paid surveys is a great way to make some nice extra money on the side, BUT it will not make you rich. Making up to $9000 a month from answering a few surveys is simply not realistic even though it would be amazing if it was.
If you put the warning signs above together, it should be clear to you that you should be careful. At least do not expect for it to make you the amounts of money the site claims.
Is there a way to make money on New Edge Surveys?
Yes you can make some money on New Edge Surveys. I am sure you will get access to a list of survey sites, but it will not give you the income it claims´, and you will also be able to find lists with survey sites for free online.
But there is another way to make money on New Edge Surveys as well. It is through what is called an affiliate program. On the website it says you will get commissions, if you refer people to the site. You will get 75% in commission if somebody signs up through your recommendation. I could for example put a link to the site in this review, and if you clicked it and joined, I would get a commission for it. Nothing wrong with getting commissions for recommending sites, but I would however recommend a site just because of the commission, if I did not believe in the site myself.
That can of course bring quite a bit of money, BUT that also means that you have to promote and convince other people to join a site where they will potentially waste their money just to make money yourself. This is not a route I suggest going.
Conclusion – Go for the free (and better) options!
Usually I make a pro and con list in the end of my reviews. But in this case I do not have any pros.
First of all, I never recommend you to join a survey site that charges you to join, and I never recommend joining survey sites that claim you can become rich from joining them. This will only lead to disappointment.
But if you are interested in taking paid surveys and are aware that it will not make you rich, but can give some really nice extra money, then there are luckily plenty of great and free survey sites to join. You can check out my top recommended survey sites to get an overview of some of the best sites.
If you have any questions, comments or have any experiences with New Edge Surveys yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.
New Edge Surveys
Let’s get it clear that New Edge Surveys will not make you $200 a day. It is a site you have to pay to join, which in general is a bad sign when it comes to survey sites. There are many better and FREE options that I would recommend joining in stead – it can end up saving you both time and money!