Welcome to my Take Surveys for Cash review. Here I will be assessing whether or not I think Take Surveys for Cash is a scam or legit…
If you’re not in the mood for reading, I have made a video about Take Surveys for Cash:
First of All – Who is Jason White?
A search on Google for “Jason White internet marketer” brings up this guy on several websites. I can’t guarantee 100% that this is him, but it looks like it probably is. Here are a few bits of information:
- Top 7 Inspiring Inbound Marketers that can Boost Your Creativity [URL removed because it no longer exists] lists him at number 2. Apparently he is Director of Search Engine Optimization at Dragon Search.
- SMX East 2014 Speaker Series: Jason White’s ‘Stupid Successful’ SEO Guide to Keywords, Link Cleanup and Personal Success says he is an expert speaker on SEO. He seems like a real expert on the subject with a lot to say.
So if this really is him, and he’s such an SEO expert, then surely the best way to earn money online is to follow his SEO tips rather than do surveys? Anyway, let’s continue with looking at how easy it is to make money online completing surveys using this system…
What the Take Surveys for Cash Website Claims
When I first saw the Take Surveys for Cash website, I thought “here we go again, this is another site that makes overblown claims about how much you can earn from surveys. We get the usual story about how he was in debt and then discovered a unique way to turn his life around.
Take a look at this:
Now, straight away, here are several things that jump out at me from this:
- $500 per days seems a lot just from doing surveys.
- How can we ever know whether that check image was Photoshopped?
- The mention of a “secret trick” is a classic tactic to make this sound more amazing than it probably is.
Also, here is an image showing “typical” list of survey offers:
Again, this could easily be a Photoshopped image, and it brings up yet more questions for me:
- It could be completely made up. How do we know these are actual typical amounts offered?
- Even if some offers are that high, how likely is the average person to get accepted for them?
- How much time would you need to spend going through the list of surveys looking for the best ones?
Anyway, once you get past all the WOW factor that this sales page throws at you, there is a form at the bottom to enter your email address to find out more. I entered a fake email address, which then brought me to a second page.
By entering your email address, this does two things:
- It indicates to them that you are interested, so selling to you will be a lot easier from this point on.
- It adds you to their mailing list, so they will be able to keep trying to sell to you via email.
There’s nothing wrong with that in itself. It’s just standard internet marketing behaviour. But on the 2nd sales page you do get hit pretty hard about how wonderful this all is, for example:
They also say that most surveys sites don’t advertise online because they don’t want to get too many people applying.
They totally contradict themselves further down that same page when they say: “Companies DESPERATELY need people to take their PAID surveys and give their opinions!”
REALLY?? So they are really desperate for people to take their surveys, but they don’t advertise online because they don’t want too many people applying? What? That doesn’t make any sense!
What they are doing here is at one point trying to convince you that their system is special because it contains the best surveys you can’t find anywhere else, and then trying to hurry you into signing up by telling you that the companies are desperate for you to complete their surveys.
I’ve seen this kind of sales talk on other “make money online” sites, for example, Real Translator Jobs. They are hoping you are so desperate to earn money online that you won’t notice that it doesn’t even make any logical sense.
What Factors Would Indicate that it is Genuine?
- Does it sound realistic? – No. I don’t believe it is likely that the average person will earn $500 per day from completing surveys.
- Do they admit it requires work? – No. They claim that you only have to spend 20 minutes per day completing surveys.
- Do they sound genuine? – No. I wish there was a video of someone speaking to the camera, but there isn’t.
- Can you take a look inside? – No.
- Is there a free trial? – No. If you want to try it, you will have to pay the money.
What Factors Would Indicate that it is a Scam?
- Are they trying to rush you? – Sort of. While there is no actual countdown timer like you get on some sites, they do try to hurry you along a bit.
- Does it sound too good to be true? – Yes. I don’t honestly think it is this easy to make that much money per day.
- Do they say you’ll get rich quickly? – Yes. They are saying that just completing a few surveys a day is all you need to do to earn a lot of money each day.
- Are they secretive about how the money is made? – No. There are no actual secrets here. They are up-front that it involves completing surveys.
- Do they claim it’s never been seen before? – Sort of. While they are not claiming that doing surveys for money is a new thing, they do claim that they have the best surveys.
- Does the video seem fake? – Yes.
- Do they claim it doesn’t require work? – Yes. Just do a few surveys and you will earn $500 per day. Seems legit (not).
Does Take Surveys for Cash Have Any Upsells?
Okay, take a look at this. I’m going to show you a useful trick that you can often do to check whether a “make money online” website has any upsells. It doesn’t always work, but often it does.
Scroll to the very bottom of the page and look for the word “Affiliates”. If you find it, click it. This should take you to a separate page that is only intended to be seen by people who wish to promote it, NOT people who might want to buy it. This is where they brag about how much money you can make from promoting it:
You may have to look around the page a bit to find anything about upsells. In this case it’s about half way down:
So it’s showing downsells as well as upsells.
So what does this mean?
It means that if you try to click away from the site, they will try to keep you there by offering you the lower price of $27, then if you try to leave a 2nd time, they will offer you a further reduction to $12. Man, they REALLY want that sale!
Then once you have bought the main product, you will be offered 3 further products in succession, valued at £37, $24, $24. This means that if you were to pay the full $39 for the main product, then bought all the upsells, it would cost $124.
This is a dirty trick because it means that the main product is probably not worth much, and to truly succeed you need the other products. It’s dishonest, and it earns it a huge black mark as far as I’m concerned.
What are Other People Saying About Take Surveys for Cash?
- jefflenney.com – “This program is just like the others – Full of Shit!”
- beginatzero.com – “This is just another ploy to get your money”
- pajamasandtie.com – “A blatant scam. They charge you for things that you can find for free elsewhere.”
- freehelpmakingmoneyonline.com – “You won’t make anything that is worth the time you put into it.”
- mysuccessonlinemarketing.com – “I am 100% positive that this program is a scam.”
- barenakedscam.com – “It is basically a sales funnel for you to buy more stuff.”
There’s really nothing new here. It’s just another paid surveys site. It’s just another shiny, impressive sales page that promises so much more than it can ever deliver. It’s just another way to con unsuspecting people out money. My advice: stay away from this and similar paid surveys sites.
I hope you found my Take Surveys for Cash review helpful. If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below. I always answer all genuine comments.
Wishing you great success,