At first sight Survey Bee looks like a survey site that will give you access to some great paying surveys.
But is Survey Bee a scam, or is it a legit site with plenty of opportunities?
I have tested the site myself, and let me reveal right away that there are things you are not told.
This does not mean it will not be for you, but you need to know what you are actually getting before you join. This Survey Bee review will show you all the details, so you will know all the details before you decide to join or not.
What is Survey Bee and what does the site offer?
At first sight Survey Bee looks like any normal survey site. There is a sign-up form, where you just have to give a little information to join, and you are told the three easy steps you need to take to get started.
Looks good so far right?
But after you join something else happens that might not be so clear, if you do not have in-depth knowledge about how survey sites work.
Below I have created a video review that will show you exactly what you will get, so you can see for yourself. If you prefer reading, you can also find all the details below the video:
The joining process is easy and there are no big warning signs. You just have to give some info, you get a few survey site offers, and then you are supposed to start earning.
However, when I saw they presented survey sites to me in the sign up process, I knew what kind of survey site Survey Bee is. You are usually not presented to offers during the sign-up process for survey sites that has a members area, where you can actually get paid to take surveys.
The next step of the sign-up process confirmed my suspicion. I just got to a screen saying thank you and to check my emails to sign up for the offers I had selected and keep an eye on emails from Survey Bee with more offers.
That is all you get – there is no members area. You just get a list of a few survey sites in the sign-up process, and then they will send you links to the survey sites, so you have to go there are sign up again.
And you will then start receiving regular emails with offers for sites you can sign up for.
You are NOT getting any in-depth information or details about the survey sites to help you find the best opportunities for you.
You are basically just signing up for their newsletter and allowing them to send you promotional links, where they will get paid, if you join through their links.
I do not have a problem with people making money on websites – I do that myself, as that is the only way to be able to afford operating and continuously update a website.
My issue with Survey Bee is that I do not think it is clear about what you get, before you sign up. In my opinion it looks like you can join and start earning on the site. It gives a lot of indications of this.
I know that if you look closely in the about section, they explain it is an aggregator as it is called, but of course most people will not go there before joining. So this info is too hidden in my opinion. It should be a lot more clear what you will get.
In reality all you get is a list of some survey sites, and continuous promotional links. From what I have seen, Survey Bee is at least only promoting legit survey sites.
But in my opinion it is still a waste of time to sign up, as they provide no valuable or in-depth info. They just give you a list, and you can find better list elsewhere without having to sign up for promotional mails.
How do you get paid?
When you first come to Survey Bee, you can see some examples of rewards, you can earn by participating in surveys.
The rewards displayed will depend on the country you live in. But in most countries it is for example Amazon gift cards and PayPal as rewards.
It could therefore look like you will be able to earn these rewards on the site. This is however NOT the case.
As already mentioned, you do not get access to a members area on Survey Bee. This also means you cannot earn any money on Survey Bee.
They are just showing you what kind of rewards you can get, if you join them, and then receive their promotional links and then go join the actual survey sites.
The rewards they show are definitely rewards you can get on real survey sites. In my opinion it is however a cheap trick to get your email to make it look like you can earn these rewards on the site itself.
I do not think they make it clear what you are actually getting, and therefore I want to make it clear here – You will not get paid by Survey Bee itself.
How much money can you make?
I think I have made it pretty clear by now that you will not earn any money on SurveyBee itself.
This does however not mean you cannot make money on paid survey sites in general. There are many great sites that offer this opportunity.
Survey Bee is also promoting some of these great sites. Just not very many of them, and there is no need to sign up to get access of a list and then have to go to the sites and join again.
One thing you have to be aware of with paid surveys is however to do it with the right expectations. It will not make you rich or a full-time income.
It can make some really nice extra cash to take surveys, it is easy to get started, you can do it when you want, and you will have your opinion heard on important topics at the same time, which is a great combination in my opinion.
So paid surveys are in general a real way to make some extra money, if you do it with the right expectations – you will however NOT make any money on Survey Bee.
Who can join Survey Bee?
If you still want to join Survey Bee, it is available in around 10 countries, and has sites in different languages. The website address is therefore different from country to country.
In the UK the address for example is surveybee.net, while it is most other countries has the country code at the end.
It is available in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and France.
No matter which country you live in, what it offers will be the same – No way of earning and just promotional emails. So no matter where you live, there are better survey sites in your country, where you will be able to earn on the actual sites themselves.
I think it is clear from this review I am not a big fan of Survey Bee. But let’s finish this review by summing up the pros and cons to give you a better overview, before deciding if it is for you or not.
- Free to join
- Only promotes legit survey sites
- No members area
- Not clear what you get before you join
- Does not provide in-depth info or advice
- You cannot earn on the site
- All you get out of joining is promotional emails
Personally I do not like survey aggregators, as none of the ones I have tested so far gives any real value in my opinion. Usually they just give superficial info and make it sound amazing to join just to get your email, so they can send promotional links.
This is also the case for Survey Bee – it looks like a survey site where you can actually earn, before you join. After you join, you do however not get access to earning on the site. You just get superficial info and links to some survey sites, they get paid to promote.
Overall, it is in my opinion a waste of time to join Survey Bee. And in addition to this, they are not clear about what you will get, and I really dislike tricks like this.
There are so many great survey sites. There is no need to use an aggregator to find good ones, as they usually only promote who pays them anyways. You can for example click the link below to see the top paying survey sites, where you will be able to join and earn directly on the sites.
If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with Survey Bee yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.
- Money/time ratio
Survey Bee is free to join, BUT it is not a regular survey site. You will NOT be able to join on the site itself, and before joining this is no very clear. You will just get access to a list of surveys, but not access to a members area. All you will do by signing up is basically to sign up to receive promotional emails.