At first sight, SurveyCompare looks like a normal survey panel with a lot of opportunities.
But is SurveyCompare a scam or really legit and full of opportunities?
In this SurveyCompare review, I will give you all the details about what you really get from joining. As you can see from the headline of this review, it is not a survey panel I am very impressed with.
But that does not mean it might not be the right option for you – so continue reading and see what it has to offer and if it is safe, and then decide for yourself, if it is worth joining for you or not.
If you instead want to go directly to my top recommended survey sites that are definitely worth your time, just click the link below.
What is SurveyCompare and what does the site offer?
The main address for Survey Compare is SurveyCompare.net – this particular website is also known as SurveyCompare UK.
But the company also has websites with many other addresses for many other countries. It is the same kind of website, but you might find it with different URLs and different designs in different countries.
I will go more into this later as you can join it from many different countries.
But no matter which country you join SurveyCompare from, it will offer you the same which can be a bit confusing at first as it is nothing like most other survey sites.
The company behind the SurveyCompare is Marketing VF Ltd, which is a company based in the UK. However, it is unclear to me what this company actually is, as I will explain later.
I just want to make it clear that this review is based on what I found out by testing the site myself and it is my opinion about what you get out of it. So take it as an opinion only and use it to form your own opinion and conclusion.
So let us by first going over what SurveyCompare offers:
The supposed earning option – Access to paid surveys:
When you first come to SurveyCompare’s website, it looks more or less like any legit survey panel.
It clearly shows that you can sign up for free, take surveys, and then get paid in cash or rewards. And you can easily find the button to sign up for this.
There are also pictures of the rewards you can earn like PayPal, Amazon, gift cards, and more. This is all very normal, and it looks like you can just sign up and start taking surveys.
However, it is not like a normal survey panel – it is in fact not even a survey panel. It is a site that is built to recruit members for survey panels. Nothing as such wrong with that. I am also happily referring people to the survey sites that are worth joining.
I do however not think SurveyCompare is completely transparent about what it offers if you sign up.
Especially if you are new to taking paid surveys and do not yet quite know how it works – then it is very possible you will think you will actually earn on SurveyCompare.net (which you will not as I will explain later).
That is the main reason I created this review. Not because it is a scam or it is dangerous to join, but just simply because I think any potential user has the right to know what really to expect and what they get before signing up.
What happens when you sign up for SurveyCompare?
As mentioned above, SurveyCompare does not work quite like most other survey sites so let me explain exactly what happens after you join.
When you sign up you first have to fill out your contact info like on any other survey site.
The next step does however not take you into a platform, where you can start taking surveys. You are instead getting a list of survey sites they recommend you to join.
You do not sign up for them right away, but just select the ones you think sound interesting. When you have chosen the survey panels you want to sign up for, you can continue.
All you now get is a message saying you have to check your email, and then have to click the link to each survey panel in the email to sign up for them.
You do not get access to SurveyCompare as such as there is no members area – you just sign up and allow them to send you links to survey sites, so they can get paid a commission.
There is nothing as such wrong with this and with signing up to receive news and offers about paid surveys.
What I do, however, not like about SurveyCompare’s approach is that it is not transparent what you get, in my opinion.
It is set up and looks like you are going to sign up for a survey panel where you can earn, but you do not get access to any. You just receive links, and then you have to sign up for the actual survey sites.
Below I have made a small video showing when I am going through the sign-up process for SurveyCompare, so you can see for yourself what it looks like:
In my opinion, it is a waste of time, as it does not provide any value to sign up for SurveyCompare. It is just an extra step you have to take instead of just signing up directly at the survey sites.
You can see it is only a comparison site and a survey aggregator if you look closely on the website before joining – but this is likely only possible if you have taken a lot of paid surveys before so you know what to look for.
But SurveyCompare is not trying as such to hide what it offers. But if you are new, I just do not think it is clear enough what you will get.
But basically, all you can do on SurveyCompare is to sign up to have them send you some links. And after that you will start getting more or less daily promotional emails from them.
However, to be fair I want to mention that all the survey sites I have seen they send links to are legit survey sites, and they are not trying to get you to sign up for the scam sites that cost you money. So it is safe to follow the links they send from what I have seen.
Also, I like that in the FAQ section they are very honest about the income potential. They mention that it will not be a way to make a full-time income and will not make you rich.
In my opinion, it is still not worth joining, but at least they only promote legit sites.
How do you get paid?
I just want to make it clear that you actually do not get paid on SurveyCompare itself. Even though you can see images of PayPal, Amazon, etc. on the website.
But as already mentioned, you do not as such become a member of SurveyCompare. You just get links to survey sites. So you will also not get paid by SurveyCompare, but by the individual survey panels.
The rewards they show and mention are real – you can get paid through PayPal when taking surveys, which is my personal favorite method, and gift cards, and Amazon are also very often available on survey sites.
So in that sense, the rewards are real, but you will just NOT get them from SurveyCompare.
Who is really behind SurveyCompare?
I have already mentioned that Marketing VF Ltd is behind SurveyCompare. However, I found some very strange things in relation to this, as I was researching and testing SurveyCompare.
I am not sure what the info means, but I think it is important to know.
I wanted to know more about Marketing VF Ltd, but it was difficult to find any real info. I found the name and location listed in a couple of places, and both times it said it is in London. However, what is very strange is the links to the company website.
On Bloomberg.com there is a link to the company website address, but it is a link to a website that compares solar panels, which has nothing to do with survey panels.
On LinkedIn there is instead a link to a website that compares prices on franking machines.
It looks like the company has several websites that are similar to SurveyCompare, but just within other niches. Nothing wrong with having more websites, but it seems strange that the info I was able to find online is so inconsistent.
Furthermore, on the official SurveyCompare blog, you can find all kinds of different articles that does not necessarily have anything to do with paid surveys, and the blog has not been updated for many years as of writing this review.
For me, this sends a signal that the company has too many things they are trying to send me to, and in different directions, and there is a lack of quality in my opinion.
It does not mean it cannot be worth it and that it is not legit. I am just presenting my findings and what I think about it.
Signs SurveyCompare might NOT be worth it!
It is probably clear to you already that I do not think it is worth joining SurveyCompare. I, however, want to mention one more thing I noticed on the website.
There is some information about some survey sites. Mostly just factual info about what kind of rewards the different survey sites offer etc. But there are also user reviews displayed below these survey sites. User reviews can be great, but they can unfortunately also easily be manipulated or faked.
It says you can leave a review on the site, but I was not able to, so not sure where they come from. However, many of them do not seem natural. Let me give you an example.
It really does not sound natural, and in general, the star ratings of the survey panels are very high compared to the ratings on most other review sites with user reviews. This is not really natural compared to how people usually write reviews on similar sites.
I am not saying that these reviews are completely useless. But I am just saying many of them do not look natural so you should be critical when if you look at them, in my opinion.
Also, at the time of updating this review, the newest user-review I could find on SurveyCompare is more than 6 years old which also seems a bit strange, in my opinion.
Who can join SurveyCompare?
If you are interested in joining SurveyCompare you, of course, need to know who can join. This is where it might become a little confusing.
If you just go to the main website called surveycompare.net the name you can see is SurveyCompare UK which suggests you can only join from the UK. And that specific site it is also only possible to sign up if write a UK postal code.
However, SurveyCompare does also have websites for many other countries, but where it offers the exact same options. The URLs for these are slightly different.
You can, for example, also find SurveyCompare in Canada, Australia, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, India, Philippines, and South Africa.
But as mentioned, what it offers is the exact same thing even though the design is different in some countries – but in all countries, you sign up just to get some promotional links and you never get to a member area.
In general, I do not think it makes much sense to sign up for SurveyCompare. There are so many great survey sites, so there is no reason to waste your time on SurveyCompare. Just go to some of these great sites directly and sign up there.
SurveyCompare is not as such a paid survey site even though it might look like it at first.
So if you are expecting to earn directly on the site, you will likely be disappointed.
But let’s finish this review by summing up the pros and cons of SurveyCompare to give you a better overview before deciding if you want to give it a go or not.
- Only promotes legit survey sites
- Free to join
- Is honest about income potential for surveys
- You do not really become a member
- Not clear what you are getting
- Provides no real value
- Difficult to find info about who is behind
- Some reviews on the site do not seem natural
To be fair I want to say that it is not dangerous to join SurveyCompare. It is only promoting legit survey sites that are safe to join, and it is free to join. BUT in my opinion, it is a waste of time.
You do not get any value out of signing up, as it is nothing but a bunch of links.
But if you are interested in getting these links and signing up for their newsletter, then it might be the right site for you. Now at least you know exactly what you will get and that you do not get surveys directly on SurveyCompare.
Overall, if you want to make money by taking surveys, there are great opportunities, but SurveyCompare is not one of them, in my opinion, as it is not an actual survey site.
You can click the link below to see my top recommended survey sites, where you will be able to earn directly on the sites.
If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with SurveyCompare yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.