Here's another survey site I've recently come across: eSurveySeeker. This place claims to have high paying surveys available as well as other opportunities that you can use to earn a little extra cash on the side. They're pretty new and not very heavily reviewed yet, so here's what I could dig up about them.
Before you go sign up, please know that there are much better panels out there to use than this one for paid surveys. For example, Opinion Outpost is one of my favorites.
There are some issues with eSurveySeeker, so please keep reading before you decide to join.
How to earn with eSurveySeeker
eSurveySeeker claims to have several different ways to earn money including paid surveys, focus groups, discussion groups and mystery shopping.
In addition to the multiple opportunities to earn, they claim a very high payout of up to $25 for your time spent taking surveys.
Is this for real? Well, very few paid surveys actually pay $25 a piece. Mindswarms pays $50 a survey so that is one exception. But for the most part, no, you are not going to get paid that much unless you get selected for a focus group. That doesn't happen that often.
I'm not saying that eSurveySeeker won't pay you that much, but I am saying it's not likely to happen. Because first off, they don't pay you at all. Read on to learn more about what I mean.
eSurveySeeker Pay Details
eSurveySeeker doesn't actually pay you for surveys. Instead, you're paid directly by the companies that request the surveys. eSurveySeeker is basically a survey “funnel.” You sign up, give them your info, and then they send you surveys from reputable survey companies. These are companies you could go and sign up with directly rather than going through eSurveySeeker to get access.
Most likely, eSurverSeeker is an affiliate for these companies and will earn commission for referring people there. That in itself is not a bad thing. I'm an affiliate as well for many opportunities I discuss on this blog. But the eSurveySeeker site is maybe a little misleading because they look like a survey panel, and it appears they would be paying you just from looking at the website. It's not until you read the fine print that you realize they aren't.
For some people this may be a good thing or a bad thing. You don't have to hit a certain amount to be able to get access to your funds, but on the other hand each company may take their sweet time paying you for your effort and eSurveySeeker has no control over that.
Who can sign up?
eSurveySeeker is open to individuals in the US who are at least 18 years of age.
Availability of earning opportunities
Since the surveys and opportunities pay so well, they're naturally somewhat rare. The FAQs state that you can expect your first survey within the first week or two of your membership and may get 2-4 surveys per month.
Since eSurveySeeker isn't a well established survey site, there's not a lot of information out there about them and how reliable they may be.
The fact that the companies requesting survey participants are in charge of handling payments can be viewed as a good thing and a bad thing so this is entirely up to you and what you're comfortable with.
As far as survey panels go, again, I really like Opinion Outpost. But please comment below if you've actually tried eSurveySeeker and had a good experience.