There are so many survey sites out there nowadays it can be hard to know what is worth signing up for. I can tell you from experience they definitely are not all credible and some are pretty much scams. I’ve signed up with ISurveyWorld to investigate whether it’s a legit survey website or a scam.
Now let me tell you upfront, before you read this review, that I actually do NOT recommend ISurveyWorld. There are plenty of other legitimate survey websites that are much better in my opinion.
First of all, this website has a lot of issues!
For example, if you scroll down to the bottom you’ll see the copyright says 2013 (they haven’t bothered to change that in 5 years?) The terms and conditions link is in Spanish, even though the entire page and rest of the link options are in English. It just doesn’t fit well.
After I joined, I found that the back end of the website had several more errors. The buttons to join other survey sites (pictured below) has text that isn’t in alignment, the submit button on their survey questionnaires is in Spanish even though the rest of the site is English, and the button to redeem your PayPal cash is entirely misspelled! (Reddem??)
If nobody cares enough to fix such obvious errors, how legit of a company is this?
The cashout minimum is set at $25, and they payout with PayPal cash when you’ve reached the threshold. That’s a positive if you aren’t a fan of gift cards.
You get $5 just for signing up, which is also a plus. You don’t have to do anything to get your $5 other than create an account, so no catch there.
However, the surveys offered are not well paying. it will take you a really long time to earn the additional $20 to be able to cash out at all, so you have to take that into consideration. Here are some current surveys are offered, with estimated length times:
Assuming it only took you the estimated 15 minutes to complete each survey, the stated reward is $1. So that’s a maximum of $4/hour. However, these surveys are a jumbled mess and it will probably take you longer than the given time if you can even get a chance to complete one at all.
When I went to take the first survey on the list entitled, “Fun Survey!!!” it estimated the time is only 10 minutes and you get a reward of 50 cents. I spent at least 10 minutes answering questions about purchasing a new TV – and when I though I was done, it started asking me my age, birth date and nationality again. Then it redirect me to ANOTHER site… only to then say the website was experiencing technical issues?
I tried again this time to complete the “Easy General Study” survey that is advertised to take 15 minutes and reward you $1. Again, I spent quite a few minutes answering a whole bunch of questions, and then was redirected to a site called Survey Say and prompted to sign up through them.
I tried a few others on the list and the same situation – you need to spend several minutes answering general questions and then you’ll be redirected to another survey site altogether. It’s very time consuming and I was not credited for any effort I put into this, even though it seemed like the first survey I took was the actual survey and not just another screening questionnaire.
If this site has its own surveys, I have yet to find one. Like I explained above, each one I clicked redirected me to another survey site.
It is pretty clear this survey site is mainly a portal to other survey sites and doesn’t have much to offer on its own. Whoever owns this site gets paid for your personal information and when you join the other survey websites it redirects you to. Now that doesn’t really make this site a scam, but it’s pretty deceiving when you think you’re trying to take surveys and you just keep getting redirected and not credited for any of the effort you put in!
The main problem is ISurveyWorld really holds no value on its own. I don’t see any benefit for you to sign up with them versus just signing up directly to the other survey websites they suggest you join.
I don’t like this practice and I would recommend you join a more reputable survey site. There are plenty out there that don’t operate like this and actually have their own surveys for you to take.
I wouldn’t call ISurveyWorld a scam, after all it’s free to join. However considering the low payment, not crediting for surveys and the lack of surveys offered directly from ISurveyWorld, I would recommend you stay away from this site and join others that are way more legitimate. Like I suggested before, Swagbucks and Survey Junkie are pretty decent survey sites if that is what you are looking for.
But I must caution you that you aren’t going to make much money from taking surveys online, even if you do take them with a legitimate company. Most people who take surveys earn way less than minimum wage so in my opinion, it is not worth your time. However if you do really like surveys just make sure you are signing up with ones that are legit.
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