Surveytime is a paid survey site where you supposedly can get instantly rewarded for completing online surveys.
But is Surveytime legit and really a fast-paying survey site, or is it a scam to stay away from?
I have joined and tested it myself and have used it regularly over the last few years, and I have also been paid by it many times.
So let me just reveal right away that it is legit since I know from personal experience it pays. That does, however, not mean it is necessarily worth it for you.
In this Surveytime review, you will learn exactly what you get and how it works so you will easily decide if it is a site for you or not.
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- What is Surveytime and what does the site offer?
- How do you get paid?
- How much money can you make?
- Can you use it on mobile?
- Who can join Surveytime?
- Can you get support?
- Surveytime complaints
- Final verdict
- How to join Surveytime?
What is Surveytime and what does the site offer?
Surveytime.io is a very simple and easy-to-use survey site that offers you to share your opinion through surveys and get paid for this.
It is so simple that it almost confused me when I first joined:-) This might sound strange but there is not much information on the site, so I was even quite suspicious when I first saw it.
I still decided to join, and as already mentioned, it definitely turned out to be a legit site as I have now been paid by it myself several times.
But to know if it will be worth it for you or not, let's look at exactly what it offers and how it works.
I have created a video that gives you an inside look and shows you exactly how to use Surveytime. In the video, I will also show you payment proof so you know it is a site that actually pays. You can also read all the details below the video:
It is, as mentioned, very simple, but this might also confuse you at first. There are some steps you need to take to earn, and I will explain these below.
Step 1 – Register and confirm your email
To get started at Surveytime you, of course, first have to register. You probably already figured that out yourself:-)
The reason I am still mentioning this step here is that the registration process is a bit different from most other survey sites.
It is very easy to join by just giving your email and name.
It is, however, different in the way that you do not have to choose your own password which kind of confused me at first.
After you join, one will automatically be generated for you and sent to you via email.
Also, as usually on survey sites, you need to confirm your email. This step is important on Surveytime – without confirming your email, you will not be able to get your rewards out.
So these are the initial steps to join. Still, quite straight forward even though a bit different. What confused me at first was, however, the next step.
Step 2 – Fill out a profile survey
The next step on Surveytime is a bit different from most other survey sites.
Right after you join, you are asked to take a survey to fill out your profile so they can match you with surveys.
Most survey sites have a profile you can fill out to get a better chance to qualify for surveys so there is nothing unusual in this in itself.
But on Surveytime you have to fill it out before you even get to the member area. This is a bit unusual to be asked to spend 10-15 minutes doing an initial survey before you have even seen what it offers in the member area.
This honestly made me a bit suspicious.
During the profile survey, I was also asked the same questions several times and it made me a bit annoyed and I was not sure what was going on.
The reason for this was, however, probably to check the consistency of my answers to see if I answer surveys honestly. So if you join, make sure to answer honestly so you can give consistent answers.
Luckily it did not take too long to fill out. It says it should take you around 15 minutes but for me it only took around 10 minutes.
I was honestly about to give up during the initial survey because I was a bit confused about what was going on and not sure if it was legit, but I was also curious and had to finish it to see what would happen:-)
I am glad I did. Because even though the initial sign-up process confused me a bit, it turned out it had some really good survey options once you are a member.
So make sure to fill out the survey profiler if you join – it will be worth it on the other side:-)
Step 3 – Take surveys
I was very curious to see what Surveytime actually offered on the inside.
It actually turned out to be quite a lot of survey opportunities. When I first joined Surveytime, there was a list of surveys inside the member area. This has, however, changed. Now there are two ways you can get access to surveys here.
One way is to log in to the member area. Here you will then see if there is a survey available for you.
It works like a survey scanner. It looks for surveys, and if there are any, you will get the message you can see above. This does not mean you will necessarily qualify for the survey. But if you do not qualify, the scanner will scan for another survey and see if there are other surveys available.
Sometimes it can take some patience to find the surveys you qualify for, but there is a good number of surveys available through the member area. There might even be times when there are none, but then you can check back later.
This is all you can find inside the member area. There is not even a profile where you can edit your password or anything like this. There is just the survey scanner.
There is one more way you can get surveys. Once you have signed up, you will sometimes receive an email with a survey invitation.
You can right away see how long the survey approximately will take and if it is only available on desktop or mobile.
Receiving email invitations like this is very user-friendly, in my opinion. Just make sure to also log in and check for surveys inside the member area as not all surveys will be sent via email.
I have seen some people saying they had not received surveys for a while, but it was actually just the emails they had not received. They could still have found surveys by logging in.
Overall, the way Surveytime is created is very simple and the simplicity makes it very easy to use.
Not just the way you just get available surveys, but also the payout method as we will get to in the next section.
The surveys are taken through third-party providers, so you click a survey and are then taken to another site where you complete the survey.
After you have completed a survey, you will be taken back to Surveytime and can see the reward and decide how you want it.
Personally, Surveytime has worked great for me but I have heard feedback about others sometimes having technical issues with the surveys there – just so you are aware. But I will explain a bit more about this later in this review.
How do you get paid?
The payout method is another area where Surveytime is a bit different from many other sites.
The first thing you need to know is that all surveys give the same reward. Every time you complete a survey, you will get $1.
If there are no $1 surveys available, you might be offered a survey for $0.50 but you will always be told before starting the survey. And the general rule is that you will earn $1 per survey.
I have tried to get $1 for a 2-minute survey and also get $1 for a 7-minute survey. There is no differentiation which, of course, makes it very easy to know exactly what you get.
Some surveys will this way have a very high reward compared to other survey sites, while others might have a slightly lower reward. But overall the reward in relation to time spent is very good on Surveytime compared to many other sites.
At the moment of updating this review, Surveytime is also testing giving access to easier surveys for $0.50 but this is something you would have to opt-in for at the moment and it is in the testing phase so it might not even be available for you.
As soon as you have completed a survey, you will be asked how you want to get your reward. The type of reward available depends on your country. But most countries offer PayPal and Bitcoin as options.
Some countries also offer other payout methods. In the US, you can for example also choose to get paid with gift cards to Amazon, Target, and Decathlon in addition to PayPal cash. In some countries, you can also choose to get paid in Bitcoin.
PayPal as a payout method is used on many survey sites and is, in my opinion, a great way to get your rewards. And how you get your money like this on Surveytime is something I have not seen before.
As you can see in the image above, right after completing a survey, you have to choose how you want your money. I chose to get paid through PayPal.
I then had to verify my phone number. According to Surveytime, this is to protect your rewards and they will never use your number for anything else.
It was only for the first payout I had to confirm the phone number by using a code I received in a text message, so not a problem at all. And I have also not experienced the number that has been shared or anything like this as it sometimes happens on shady survey sites.
Anyway, it took less than 1 minute and once that was done and I chose PayPal, I received an email just a few minutes later that said I had now received my reward.
There are other survey sites where you can get your rewards already when you have earned $1 and get them super fast.
But it is the first time I have seen it like this where you right away get the money transferred and do not actively choose when you want a payout.
I think this has both advantages and disadvantages.
The advantage is that you will get your money right away. I like quick paying survey sites compared to the sites where you sometimes have to wait for weeks to have the survey confirmed before you can get your reward.
However, I also like being able to decide for myself when I want the payout. I think it can be nice to collect a bit of money in the survey site account and then get them paid out at once.
But overall, I think it is great with such a quick payout and it is one of the fastest I have seen, but if you prefer being able to wait and gather money in your account before you get a payout, then Surveytime is not for you.
How much money can you make?
There is, in theory, no limit to how many surveys you can complete on Surveytime as long as there are available surveys.
But there are, of course, not unlimited surveys available.
How many that will be available depends a lot on the country you live in. But in my experience, it has a decent amount available and it also has surveys available in countries where it usually can be difficult to find any.
So it is definitely a way to make some extra cash on the side. But it will, as all other paid survey sites, not be a way to make a full-time income online and not something that will make you rich.
But Surveytime can be a nice way to get to share your opinion and earn some nice extra cash at the same time.
Can you use it on mobile?
Surveytime.io is fully mobile optimized and the website itself works well on mobile. But it does not have a Surveytime app.
So if you want to earn by taking surveys on the go, this is possible with Surveytime by going through the website or by clicking the invitation link in the emails you get.
Just be aware that since the surveys will be taken on websites of different providers, it is not sure all of them will be fully optimized for mobile.
Most of them definitely will be possible to take on mobile, but just be aware that there can also be surveys where it takes a bit a scrolling in and out.
The great thing about the survey invitations you get via email is that it here is clearly stated if it is only available for desktop or only for mobile. If nothing is stated, you can take them on all devices.
Who can join Surveytime?
Something I really like about Surveytime is that it is available worldwide.
There will, however, be different amounts of available surveys from country to country. But any country can join and it offers good opportunities even for countries where it usually can be more difficult to find survey opportunities.
The platform is also available in different languages. At the top of the screen, you can choose the language.
At the moment of writing this review, it is available in English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.
But many of the surveys will actually be in your own local language even if one of these languages is not your mother tongue.
Can you get support?
One thing that is a bit strange about Surveytime is that I could, at first, not find info contact info for their support on the website.
There is an FAQ section where you can get answers for most questions, but there is no contact info.
Just be aware that it is not as such an actual person called Tomy from Surveytime you will write to but it is just a general support emails address they are using.
However, you can also try to reach them through their Facebook page.
After initially posting this review I have, however, been told by many readers that they have not been able to get in contact with Surveytime and often it will took several messages to get in contact with them.
I have been able to get in contact with their support several times myself and have been told that they are working on improving the support. And after some of the negative feedback was posted on my review (see comments below the review), Surveytime actually answered many of them here on this review as you can see.
However, it seems the support is kind of on and off – sometimes they are very quick at replying and other times there is silence for quite a long time. This is not only based on my own experience but also based on the feedback I get from visitors to this website.
So it can take some patience to get in contact with their support and other times you might be lucky and get a fast reply. Personally, I hope this is something that will become more stable soon as it is not ideal as it is now.
After initially posting my Surveytime review, I have received a lot of feedback from people that have tried it. Some people love it and get really good results, but others also have problems with it.
I have heard several people mentioning that they complete a survey but sometimes then get an error and there are problems with the payment. That can happen at times but it seems like it regularly happens on Surveytime in some countries from the feedback I get.
Another complaint I hear is about then not being able to get a quick answer from the support when there are technical issues – because technical issues can happen on any site but the important thing is then how fast the support is at fixing this. But I have already gone into details about this above.
I want to make it clear that I have not had any problems with Surveytime myself and I have also received feedback from people that love the site and do very well on it.
But I also have to recognize that is not the experience of everyone and therefore wanted to add this section here so you get a more wholesome picture of what the site offers and the potential good and bad sides before deciding if it is for you or not.
Surveytime is a legit and simple survey site that pays out quickly.
This does not necessarily mean it is the best site for you. So let's finish by summing up the pros and cons so you can get a better overview to help you decide whether you should join or not.
- Free to join
- Available worldwide
- Pays out very quickly
- Usually daily opportunities
- Very easy to use
- You cannot decide when you want a payout yourself
- Sometimes support can be a bit slow
- There has been some complaints about technical issues at times
Overall, I think Surveytime is very user-friendly once you get used to how it works differently from most other survey sites.
If it is the right platform for you depends on a lot of the preferences you have in relation to payout methods.
If you like getting your rewards right away, then Surveytime gives some pretty good rewards for short surveys and you get your money right away.
If you prefer gathering more earnings in your account before cashing out, you should consider other survey sites instead.
One thing you just have to be aware of is that if you should run into problems on the site, the support is not the fastest. I have not had any problems myself and have been paid out without problems. But if you should run into issues, you sometimes have to be a bit patient with their support.
How to join Surveytime?
Surveytime is very easy to join. You just click the button below and will be taken to the sign-up page.
Remember to take the first initial survey profiler right after signing up to be able to get access to the surveys. Then you will be able to start earning right away.
I hope this review has helped you to see exactly what Surveytime offers and find out if it is a platform for you or not.
If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with Surveytime yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.