Zap Surveys is a survey app that supposedly makes it possible for you to earn by sharing your opinion on the go.
So it does not as such have a website, but only an app.
But is Zap Surveys legit and worth it or should you go for alternatives instead?
Let me reveal right away that I am not very excited about this app. That does however not mean that it might not be the right way for you to take surveys and it is legit as you can get paid from it.
In this Zap Surveys review, I will share all the details, my experiences about the app, and what I like and dislike about it, so it will be easy for you to see if it is an app you want to download or not.
What is Zap Surveys app and what does it offer?
Zap Survey is an app for Android and iOS. It is owned by the company “Apps that pay” that also owns other survey apps and survey sites.
You can mainly earn by doing surveys, but there are also a few other ways to earn a bit extra. The opportunities in the app are:
Option 1 – Paid surveys:
Paid surveys is what Zap Surveys app is mostly about, and it is the way you can make the most money. The surveys are offered through three different third party portals – Peanut Labs, TabResearch & SaySo For Good.
If you are using survey sites already, you have probably seen these names before as these portals are used by many other surveys sites like for example PrizeRebel and ySense. These sites do however offer a number of other earning methods as well, and overall have better opportunities than Zap Surveys, in my opinion.
These three portals are the only ways to take surveys through Zap Surveys, which can give very limited options in some countries. But overall they do give you access to quite a lot of surveys, though.
Be aware that the first time you want to take a survey through one of these portals, you will be asked to fill out your basic demographic info again (age, where you live, gender, income, etc.) and you have to do it for each portal.
It can be a bit annoying, but at least it is only the first time you are using them, you have to fill it out. After that, it will be remembered by the app.
Option 2 – Joining bonus survey:
If you had seen any of the ads for Zap Surveys, you have probably seen that one of the big claims is that you are guaranteed to get $6.25 for your first survey.
You get a starter survey to get you going as soon as you join. This is a very short and easy survey. It is around 8 easy questions, and it only takes a few minutes to do. To do this introductory survey, you actually get $6.25 into your Zap Surveys account. That is a very nice start.
But be aware that it will NOT be this easy to earn with the surveys you will have access to after that.
This is just a joining survey with extra high reward and very quick and easy questions to get you started. So do not expect that you will be able to continue making money this fast and easily through the app.
In general, the rewards for the surveys is a lot lower than this.
You can earn a little bonus by sharing about Zap Surveys on Facebook or Twitter.
In the app, you choose “more” in the menu line and then you can select “share”. It will then show you the screen, you can see in the picture here.
By clicking Facebook or Twitter, you will be taken to the platform, where you share a link to Zap Surveys to promote them.
This will give you $0.50 for each of the platforms you share on. Be aware that you will only get this bonus once, so you will not earn more, if you, for example, share several times on Facebook.
Personally, I do not really like promoting like this on my personal profile, but that is, of course, a matter of personal preferences. And if you do not mind, it can be an easy extra 50 cents to make.
When you go to the option of sharing, it can be a bit confusing, as you can also see the option to like Zap Surveys on Facebook and rate the app. At first, I thought that I would also get paid to do this – that is not the case. You will only get paid, if you share a link about Zap Surveys on your personal profile.
Also, if you try to like Zap Surveys on Facebook, you will be taken to the page of “Apps that Pay”. This is the company behind Zap Surveys, so you have ended up the right place even though it is a bit confusing being taken to a page with another name than expected.
Option 4 – Refer people:
You can earn a very small bonus by referring people to the Zap Surveys app. When you are logged in, you can find a referral code in your profile. If you send this code to somebody, and they write this code when they join, you will get $0.15.
This is a very small bonus, and almost not worth it in my opinion. Compared to many other survey sites this is a very poor referral program. So not a way you should plan to make a lot of money.
Option 5 – Daily login bonus:
You can get a quick daily bonus just by logging into the Zap Surveys app.
You just have to log in and then click a button and then you will get a small bonus.
It pays you $0.03 for every day you do this. So not huge earnings but it also only takes a second so if you are in the app anyway why not just click the bonus button.
Also, if you login every day for 45 days in a row, you will get an extra $0.75 bonus.
Below, you can get a preview of how the app looks like, in this little video I found that is made by the company itself:
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Use Zap Surveys referral code to get joining bonus
I shortly mentioned above that as a member of Zap Surveys, you will get a referral code, you can share with people.
The bonus you as a referrer gets is so small that it is almost not worth it. As the person joining, using a referral code can however give a nice extra starting bonus.
If you use a referral code when joining, you will get a $0.75 bonus. So by using this, and doing the initial short welcome survey, you will have earned $7 within a few minutes.
So if you want to join, this can be a great way to start. It will still take a while to get to the payout threshold, which you can read more about below, but it is still great to get a fast start.
To get a referral code you need to find someone that is already a member. I used to have such a code, but have decided no longer to use the app for the reason I will explain later in this review.
But if you really want to join, it can be worth checking if you know anyone that is already a member so you can use their code and get the bonus.
How do you get paid?
You earn cash in dollars on Zap Surveys app. Once you have reached the payout threshold, you will be able to cash out through PayPal, Amazon gift cards, or Visa e-cards.
The payout threshold is $25, so you have to make this before you can get the money out. In my opinion, this is a bit too high, and I prefer survey sites or apps that have a lower payout threshold.
It especially seems high because Zap Surveys app does not offer that many ways to earn and does not offer the highest rewards, so it can take a long time to get to the threshold even with the great joining bonuses.
There are fast paying survey sites where you can get your earnings out a lot faster and personally I prefer using these.
Zap Surveys also says that it will donate 10% of whatever you earn to charity. I think this is really nice and a great idea from a survey company. I was however not able to find more information about which charity it donates to, so I cannot tell more about it than this.
How much money can you make?
Zap Surveys App will be able to make you a little extra money, but do not expect more than that.
The portals that it offers surveys through has some opportunities, but it very much depends on the country you live in. Where I live, they do not give a lot of options, and therefore the app is not great for me.
In general, it does not offer very many options. To do surveys on the go, I instead prefer using some of the big survey sites that have apps as they have many more options, and therefore also better earning opportunities.
Who can join?
As long as you have an Android or iOS phone, you can download and join Zap Surveys app.
However, it is no longer available in all countries. The problem is just that you cannot see a list of the available countries on their website. The lack of information about Zap Surveys before you download it is a general issue, in my opinion.
So if you want to know if it is available in your country, you have to try to go to Google Play or the App Store and see if it is available to download.
Zap Surveys app has some potential, but I am not impressed by it. It is, however, legit and you can potentially earn on it.
But it is definitely not a good option for all.
So let’s finish this review by summing up the pros and cons so you can get a better overview before you decide if you should download it or not.
- Easy to use
- Pays through PayPal
- Great joining bonus
- Limited earning opportunities
- Has a high payout threshold
- Does not have a lot of info available until after you join
As you can see, the app has both some good and not so good sides.
Personally, I prefer taking surveys through other sites, as there are many better survey sites that offer more opportunities and lower payout threshold.
As Zap Surveys is quite easy to use, it can, however, be worth considering joining as a little extra survey option if you really want to join as many platforms as possible.
If you have any questions about Zap Surveys app, any comments, or any experiences with it yourself you would like to share, feel free to leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you and hear about your experiences as well.
Zap Surveys App rating
- Money/time ratio
Zap Surveys app is quite easy to use. It has a great joining bonus, but unfortunately the survey opportunities are not as great as on many survey sites, so it can take you a long time to reach the high payout threshold.
Therefore, it is only really worth it as an extra option but if you want to prioritize your time, there are many better options, in my experience.