survey lion reviewThere are many survey sites you can join to earn by sharing your opinion so it can be hard to find the right ones for you.

One option is SurveyLion.

But is SurveyLion worth joining or a scam survey site to stay away from?

I have tested the site thoroughly myself, and in this SurveyLion review, I will give you all the details about what you can expect from this survey site.

After reading this review, you will know, if it is a site worth your time, or if you should rather spend your time on other sites.

In case, you decide it is not the right site for you to join, I will also show you some great alternatives, you can join instead.

What is SurveyLion and what does the site offer?

SurveyLion is a consumer panel website and is owned by Canadian Viewpoint, which is one of Canada’s largest opinion data collection companies.

So SurveyLion has a very reputable company behind it, which is a good sign, and let me reveal right away that it is a legit site, and it is safe to join.

However, that it is legit and safe to join does not necessarily mean it is worth your time, and for many people SurveyLion might not be, as I will explain during this review.

But let’s first go over what SurveyLion offers so you can see if it might be for you:

Option 1 – Paid surveys:

SurveyLion is a pure paid survey site, which means it more or less only offers surveys as a way to earn.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, and the sites that only offer this are usually very easy to use. That is also the case for SurveyLion – it is very easy to figure out how it works, so it is easy to get started.

The design is a bit outdated, but that does not matter too much, as it is still easy to see where you need to go to take the available surveys.

Once you log in to the platform, you can see a list of the available surveys for you.

SurveyLion paid surveys examples

SurveyLion does, however, not offer a very big number of surveys compared to similar sites.

The ones it offers pay fairly well for your time, but as it does not offer more regular surveys, it will not be a site you can make a lot of money on compared to for example a site like Swagbucks or similar sites, where you have many daily opportunities to earn.

When there is a new survey available, you will receive an email invitation. So you do not have to log in to the site to see if there are any available surveys. This makes it easy, but again – do not expect to get too many invitations.

Option 2 – Refer your friends and get a bonus:

invite friends for surveylionSurveyLion actually has one extra way to make a little extra money in addition to taking paid surveys.

You can invite your friends to join the platform, and if they join and become an active member, you will get a bonus.

The bonus you get for this is pretty good. You will get $5 for each friend you invite that becomes an active member.

Active is defined as someone that has completed at least one survey, or someone who has attempted to take at least 3 surveys but ended up not qualifying for them. So this is not too difficult to live up to.

However, it is not something you can earn a lot on. You can only invite people through email, which means you cannot share a link on, for example, a website or social media, which is possible in many other referral programs. Furthermore, you can only get paid for inviting people that live in Canada.

So this feature has a lot of limitations, but if you have a lot of friends in Canada, have their email address, and know they would like to become an active member, it can be a way to earn a little extra on SurveyLion.

Below I have made a small video tour of SurveyLion, so you can see what it looks like inside the platform yourself:

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How do you get paid?

Now you know what ways you can earn money on SurveyLion, so let’s now look at how you can get your money.

When you take a survey or invite a friend, you will get paid in dollars. This money will be accumulated in your SurveyLion account.

One thing that is really great about SurveyLion is that there is no payout threshold, which means you can get paid already when you have taken your first survey if you choose to.

However, this is probably not a very good idea due to the payout method SurveyLion offers. It only offers to pay by check, and it does not make much sense to get a check for only $1.

surveylion payout methods

SurveyLion only offers to pay by check.

In general, I think it is very poor that you can only get paid by check. This is not a very flexible way to get paid from a survey site, and especially if you live in a country, where you do not have dollars as the currency, as you then also have to pay an exchange fee to the bank.

For these reasons I prefer survey sites that pay through PayPal, as it is a lot more flexible, and you can get your money a lot faster that way. In my opinion, it is a big minus that SurveyLion does not offer more flexible payout methods.

But if you like getting paid by check, and if you live in a country where you have dollars, it might be a good way for you to get paid.

Once you request a payout, you will have to wait a bit. If you request a payout before the first of any month, the check will be send on the 15th that month. And then you have to wait until the check actually arrives.

So it is definitely not one of the quick paying survey sites.

How much money can you make?

To be honest, you should not expect to make a lot of money by being a member of SurveyLion.

It is a legit site, so you can make a little extra cash, but compared to many other survey sites, it does not give very many opportunities.

In general, taking surveys is not something that will make you rich, but if you find the right sites, it can make you a good amount of extra money on the side – but do not expect to make too much from SurveyLion.

Later I will show you where to find the sites that give the best opportunities if you want to give them a try instead.

Can you use it on mobile?

Being able to use a survey site on mobile devices is very important in my opinion. It makes it possible to take surveys whenever you have a little break, are waiting for the bus/train, or similar.

SurveyLion is not very mobile friendly. I mentioned earlier that it has an outdated design, and that becomes very clear if you try to use the site on a mobile phone. It is not optimized for mobile phones at all, and everything is very small and difficult to see and use.

Being able to easily use a survey site on mobile phones can make it a lot easier to make money, and that SurveyLion is not optimized for mobile devices makes it a lot less user-friendly, in my opinion.

Who can join SurveyLion?

survey lion canada only?Usually, it is quite simple and straightforward who can join a survey site. It is, however, a little confusing and unclear on SurveyLion.

On the website, it says you can join no matter where in the world you live as long as you are 16 years old. When you try to register, there is also a long list of countries you can choose, so it looks like anybody can join.

However, if you try to join from a country that is not Canada, you will get a message saying that only people living in Canada can join SurveyLion. This is very confusing and contradictory to the rest of the info on the website.

You can, however, still choose Canada as your country and then join no matter where you live, but it does not make much sense, as it could lead to problems once you request to have a check with your rewards.

So theoretically anybody that is 16 years old can join SurveyLion, but practically it only makes sense if you live in Canada. If you live in CA, there are, however, so many better Canadian survey sites you can join that will be a better use of time, in my opinion.

And no matter whether you live in Canada or not, there are sites that give a lot more opportunities, which we will get to next.

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Final verdict & alternatives

SurveyLion is definitely a legit survey site, and you can earn some extra money there.

But let’s finish this review by summing up the pros and cons to give you a better overview before you decide if it is the right side for you to join or not.


  • prosOwned by a reputable company
  • Has pretty good rewards in relation to time spent
  • No minimum payout


  • consDoes not offer many opportunities
  • Unclear who can join
  • Only pays in check
  • Is not optimized for mobile use

I like SurveyLion has no minimum payout and the rewards are pretty good in relation to the time spent on each survey.

However, that does not really matter in my opinion, as the overall user-experience is poor, you can only get paid by check, and there is a quite limited number of opportunities.

It might be a site worth joining as an extra platform if you live in Canada, but overall it is not a survey site I think is really worth the time.

There are many survey sites with a lot more and better opportunities, and they also have a lot better payout options, in my opinion. You can see a list of the best survey opportunities by clicking the link below.

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If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with SurveyLion yourself you would like to share, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.


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SurveyLion is a legit survey site, and it gives decent rewards for the time spent. It does however not give very many opportunities to earn, it is confusing who can actually join, and it does not offer any flexible payout methods.

It can be a site that can earn you a little extra, but mainly if you live in Canada. No matter where you live, there are however sites with a lot better opportunities.

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