Another survey site grabbed my attention – this one is called Click4Surveys. The site certainly looks attractive with all the testimonials but can you really make money with it?
First of all I’d like to bring your attention to glowing testimonials on this website. Happy customers gave their photos to be put on the sidebar of the website. Other went as far as recording a great video reviews to tell you how amazing the site is and how you will be rich. However, with only a few clicks of a button I was able to find out these reviews were not from real customers but from paid actors. These folks earn money by creating videos endorsing ANYTHING you want for a miserly 5 dollars! Yep, for $5 you can get your own video testimonials on Fiverr (and many other websites).
The blonde that we see in a video and on the sidebar:
She offers $5 reviews of any product. Her listing can be easily spotted on top of fiverr (apparently she makes quite a few videos):
Now this “customer” from the sidebar:
Also offers videos (among other things) for $5. The owner of Click4Surveys didn’t even bother to ask this man to take a picture in a different place. As you can see the picture on the site and the picture on Fiverr are taken in the same room with same background:
So here is my first question: Should you trust a product that is obliged to fake their customer testimonials by hiring people off the internet?
How Do Survey Sites Work?
Is is true that certain survey sites, also often refered to as survey panel will pay out to its participants. However, the payouts are often very low. I recently reviewed another survey scam site and I mentioned how I was offered to fill out surveys and the average earnings for such work came out to $4 per hour. The minimum wage in Canada is about $10 per hour at the moment so surveys won’t make you money.
There are many many companies who might offer surveys from time to time for higher payout but these companies usually invite a very limited amount of people and they will never associate themselves with sites like Click4Surveys. Several websites will also offer vouchers and coupons of some sort instead of cash which is not ideal if you want to make money (and not McDonalds coupons).
And here is one of the most important things: You should never pay to join a survey site. These sites are teaching you anything or providing any kind of value to you. Although you are promised to be flooded with a bunch of well paying surveys – the reality is far from this. I can’t stress this enough: DO NOT PAY for joining any survey websites. All official survey sites are completely free to join. Click4Surveys promises the world to you at a cost of $97. However, right next to the checkout button they are offering you a 65% coupon which will bring the price all the way down to $34.
Now look at the left side they claim the offer is valid ONLY until today’s date (October 22nd). Re-visit their page on any other day and you will always see the date of when you are visiting the site. They are trying to pressure you into buying right now by creating a fake special offer. Fake testimonials, fake coupons, is there anything real about this website?
Actually going through Click4Survey site, reading their sales letter, their promises, looking at their special offer and pretty much everything else it makes me think of another site. Recently I reviewed GetCashForSurveys and I wouldn’t be surprised if same people were behind both sites. Remove a few words and the sites are identical.
Verdict for Click4Surveys: Spam.
Making Money Off Of Surveys
You can certainly make money online. However, proper survey websites will only be able to offer you a few hundred dollars per year at most. There are a lot of people who want to do this kind of work and there aren’t enough surveys. Most of the time only a few spots are available so you’ll spend your days waiting for “work” and not actually working. Here are some of the testimonials I’ve gathered online:
I have earned over £200 in the last year just doing online surveys while watching sport on TV or listening to the radio. The money from these – I always get cash if possible – just helped me pay for my new boiler. Next stop new windows! – jet9cat
In the last year I’ve made over £800 on online surveys, but it does take a lot of spare time and all survey sites were definitely not created equally. If I really busted a gut and did every survey I received I could probably double it.– nehpets81
Doesn’t sound too promising, does it?
If you want to make money online, then keep reading this review. If you still want to fill out surveys for $4 per hour then do yourself a favor and research real survey sites that don’t charge you anything.
Earning a Living Online
I’ve had my last job in 2007. I worked at an office (which I really hated) but you gotta eat, right? That year I’ve stumbled upon the concept of Online Marketing and I have been doing this for 7 years now. Unfortunately I am far from making millions of dollars per year but I don’t mind. I work for myself, I take vacations when I want and I fly overseas for months at a time. We call that the internet lifestyle. I don’t fill out surveys or click on some ads or sell my old clothes on eBay.
Online Marketing (also known as Internet Marketing) is a great way to build your own business without investing much (if any) money. After falling for quite a few scams I discovered Wealthy Affiliate. I decided to give them a try because unlike most other programs/services/products online they were pretty straight forward and never promised overnight riches. Folks at WA said they provide proper online business training and they told me to forget about magic shortcuts to millions since there weren’t any.
Well, 7 years later I am still a member of their amazing community. Every single day I still learn new things in this ever-evolving world of Internet. The best thing though – you can put your credit card away and join completely for 0$. That’s not a typo, basic membership is completely free. Check it out and see if it’s for you.
Have you ever fallen for a survey scam?