Surveyeah Review – The Definitive Australian Guide
Updated 22 July 2023
We reveal how much you can earn from working for Surveyeah’s platform, who they’re looking for and what’s involved.
Our review covers the following:
- What is Surveyeah, and is it Legitimate?
- Earning and Redeeming Rewards
- Must-Know Facts
- Pros and Cons
- Frequently Asked Questions
What is Surveyeah, and is it Legitimate?
- Surveyeah is a popular and widely used online survey rewards platform, although most users are based in Europe where the company is based. Unlike other platforms like Ipsos iSay and Opinion World, which have operated for decades, Surveyeah launched around 2014 and came to Australia shortly after.
- Surveyeah describes itself as a “panel provider with more than 500,000 members in 50 countries worldwide (as at August 2018); the members are known as “Panelists” are profiled on specific topics”.
- The company is based in Switzerland, and a profile of the founder explains more.
- Despite not being as well known as local-themed survey sites, thousands of Australians sign up to Surveyeah every year, and its members participate in online surveys on various topics and receive cash for the time and effort invested. This is the standard process with any legitimate survey site, and Surveyeah is no exception.
- While there are some negative reviews online about the Surveyeah platform, this is typical of any survey site and our users rarely report any issues with the platform. We have listed these in our Pros and Cons section below.
How Do I Sign Up?
Signing up for Surveyeah is a straightforward process:
- Visit the Surveyeah website and click on the “Sign Up” button.
- You’ll be prompted to provide some basic information, such as your name, email address, and date of birth.
- You’ll need to double-check your name and all other personal details.
- Next, you’ll fill out a more detailed profile survey which asks your marital status, living situation, household size, income level, number of pets etc. This survey collects demographic information that Surveyeah uses to match you with relevant surveys. It’s important to provide accurate and complete information here to increase your chances of qualifying for surveys.
- Once completed, you’ll be able to see the dashboard and the surveys available.
MoneyHub Head of Research Christopher Walsh walks through Surveyeah’s sign-up process in the video below:
Earning and Redeeming Rewards
Each survey on Surveyeah has an associated dollar or cent value, which can vary depending on the survey’s length and complexity. After completing a survey, the payment is added to your account.
Know This: Surveyeah can take up to three weeks to credit the payment; we take the view that this is a huge risk as rewards should be instant, as they are other other survey platforms. We continue to receive Surveyeah user feedback – if you have any comments to share about platform please contact our research team.
What Can I Earn?
- Once you’ve accumulated a sufficient balance, you can redeem them per their list of rewards; PayPal transfers, Visa credits, Amazon.com.au vouchers and gift cards. The minimum reward cost $10 (for the Amazon voucher), while PayPal transfers need a $34 balance.
- Each survey will take around 10-30 minutes to complete, roughly earning between 30 cents and $1.50 for every minute (based on Surveyeah’s estimates).
- We estimate you’ll earn around $3+ an hour if you continuously complete surveys, however this is near-impossible so Surveyeah will, for most people, serve as something you access every few days for 10-30 minutes.
Before signing up, be aware of the following:
- Your demographic profile determines your survey eligibility. Therefore, updating your profile regularly can help you qualify for more surveys. However, if you’re over a certain age and single, it’s realistic you’ll be less ‘in demand’ for surveys than someone with young children aged between 25 and 45. This is because Surveyeah, like any survey company, is paid to do research for brands that mass consumers buy. If you’re not spending regularly, you’ll be less relevant to Surveyeah (and arguably many other survey sites).
- Surveyeah is committed to data privacy and security. They follow strict procedures to ensure that your personal information is secure and used appropriately for research purposes. Their website makes further confirmations that “you will not be required to provide your full name”, “we will never ask for bank details to send payments”, and “you are not required to provide your address, the vouchers are digital and we will not send advertisements in the mail”. This means that while every question you answer is recorded, the integrity of Surveyeah’s business relies on privacy, and your details are carefully guarded.
- Surveyeah’s rewards system is straightforward. There are no confusing points; however, it may take time to accumulate enough of a balance to reach the $10 Amazon.com.au reward threshold – how many surveys you do will directly influence how much you earn.
Pros and Cons
Surveyeah is a popular survey site across Australia, but it’s arguably a long way from considered a top-performer and we suggest reviewing our list of trusted alternatives before signing up. We don’t like the limited reward options and the fact it can take up to three weeks for survey payments to be credited. We outline pros, cons and user feedback to help you decide if Surveyeah is right for you:
- Global trust: The platform operates in Europe and offers surveys worldwide and has operated for around ten years, years and has hundreds of positive reviews from customers from these countries.
- Simple earning: Each survey has payment amount stated upfront, so you know what you’ll earn and pick the most relevant and lucrative options and easily see the dollar (or cent) value.
- Low threshold for pay outs: $10 Amazon vouchers are the entry level award, or $34 via PayPal.
- You need to be ‘transactional’ to be surveyed: The number and type of surveys can be limited based on demographic profile; the more you spend and behave like a typical consumer, the more you’ll be invited to surveys.
- It takes up to three weeks for survey payments to be added: We think that’s far too long – other survey sites credit points or money in minutes, and it’s not unfair to users to impose such a long delay.
- The rewards can take some time to earn: The minimum reward is around $10 (Amazon.com.au voucher), but as surveys pay between 30 cents and $1.50, this can take some to to generate the reward.
Over 90% of Surveyeah’s online feedback is positive, but around 5% negative feedback is notable and helpful to be aware of as you consider whether or not to join. While the vast majority of Surveyeah’s members have no issues completing surveys and cashing out rewards, some common themes and issues are mentioned by a minority of users. Please note the reviews we inspected are international; we cannot isolate Australian-specific feedback but have not come across anything problematic in our research. The general negative experiences are as follows:
- Privacy concerns: Some users felt uncomfortable with the level of personal information the site required for registration and participation in surveys.
- Difficulty qualifying for surveys: Several users complained about being disqualified after completing screening questions or wasting their time at the end of the surveys.
- Delayed or missing payments: Many users complained about delayed payments, lack of payments, or not reaching the payment threshold after a substantial period.
- Time inefficiency: Many users found that the time they needed to spend on surveys was not proportional to the rewards offered, creating a sense of inefficiency and frustration.
Frequently Asked Questions
We suggest reading Surveyeah’s comprehensive FAQs for any further information beyond our common queries below.
How often can I take surveys?
The number of surveys you can take depends on your demographic profile and the current research needs of Surveyeah. It’s a good idea to check the platform regularly for new survey opportunities and promptly respond to email invitations.
How long does it take to receive PayPal transfers?
The processing time for PayPal can vary, but our research suggests you’ll receive payment within 1-3 days of requesting it.
What happens if I don’t qualify for a survey?
If you start a survey but don’t qualify to complete it, you’ll not earn anything. However we suggest you always provide accurate and consistent responses to improve your chances of qualifying for future surveys – survey sites actively use fraud prevention and look for inconsistencies to ensure their data has integrity, so always be truthful.
What types of surveys can I expect on Surveyeah?
Surveyeah offers a wide variety of surveys spanning various subjects. These can range from product and brand opinions to advertising effectiveness, political polling, and more. The types of surveys you receive will largely depend on your demographic profile.
How long does each survey typically take to complete?
This can vary widely; between 10 to 30 minutes is the average. Longer and more complex surveys typically offer more money.
How much can I earn per survey?
What you get paid per survey depends on the survey’s length and complexity. Each survey’s payment rate is clearly stated upfront, so you’ll know how much you can earn before you start. In most cases, surveys pay between 30 cents and $1.50.
Can I participate in surveys on mobile devices?
Yes – Surveyeah is accessible on multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets. This means you can take surveys at your convenience, whether at home or on the go.
I signed up and haven’t received any survey invitations. What’s going on?
The number of survey invitations you receive can depend on various factors, including your demographic profile and the current needs of Surveyeah’s clients. If you’re not receiving many survey invites, consider updating your profile to ensure it’s accurate and complete.
How long does my earnings balance stay valid?
Your account balance does not expire.
- Surveyeah is a legitimate survey site that allows you to earn rewards for sharing your opinions and insights.
- While the income is $10 or $15 here and there, it can be a productive and rewarding way to utilise your spare time.
- We like the fact that the dashboard is simple to navigate, and that you earn cents and dollars per survey, not points. However, we’re not happy about the delay in how long it takes to add payments to your account, and we see this as a big drawback of the survey site.
- As with any survey site, it has pros and cons, and success requires understanding how the system works and being relevant to the research it wants to complete.
- Surveyeah won’t be for everyone, and Ipsos iSay and Opinion World are Australian-focused alternatives that operate very similarly to Surveyeah (but credit your survey points near-instantly and not after three weeks).