Is a Scam?

By Kyle / May 16, 2017

If you are thinking about signing up at to make money taking surveys, you might want to think again. BigSpot is not all its hyped up to be and I would not recommend this paid survey site to anyone.

Is a scam? I wouldn’t say its full-blown scam but what they are doing is somewhat “scammy”. In this review I will be going over what you need to know about this paid survey site before you decide whether to join or not, which ultimately will be your decision. Review

  • BigSpot.comName: BigSpot
  • Website:
  • Cost: Free to Join
  • Recommended?: NO, more on this later

If you are looking to join BigSpot you are probably looking to get paid by taking short online surveys… am I right?

Well what you might not know is that this site doesn’t work like it seems.

They break the process down into 3 simple steps: Join Now, Share, and Get Paid.

But it doesn’t work like this. You aren’t joining BigSpot, you aren’t sharing your opinion and taking surveys with BigSpot, and you aren’t getting paid by BigSpot.

What Is

BigSpot is nothing more than a site that refers you to other paid survey sites. They don’t offer any real valuable service of their own.

When you sign up to create an account at BigSpot, which requires you name, email, DOB, and race,  you will then be taken to your dashboard. And this dashboard consists of absolutely nothing except for links to other paid survey sites they are trying to get you to sign up for.

As you can see in my case they are trying to get me to sign up for i-Say, Global Test Market, and Toluna.

These are all legitimate sites that they are referring me to, but the point that I am trying to make is that BigSpot itself doesn’t do anything for you. Its not like they are matching you up with these incredible survey sites that are specifically picked out for you. These survey sites are your normal run-of-the-mill sites and I have reviewed all 3 of the ones above.

How Much Money Can You Make?

As I said, although BigSpot is a pretty scammy site and doesn’t really provide any value to you, the survey sites that it refers you to are legitimate and you can make money with them by taking surveys.

But unfortunately you aren’t going to make much. As mentioned, these are just your normal paid survey sites. There is nothing special about them. The industry standard as far as paying survey takers is pretty low and this is because it is very easy for these survey sites to get peoples’ opinions. They have no reason to pay any more because they are getting what they want… people are still taking surveys even with the low payouts.

With any of these sites you can expect to make anywhere from $3-$7/hr generally. And that is if you are taking surveys back to back.

But the problem with this is that you aren’t going to be able to take surveys for hours and hours on end. You will run out of surveys to take. Even if you sign up for all 3 survey sites that they recommend you will run out in no time.

That is one of the biggest problems with paid survey sites like this, the opportunity just isn’t there.

The Hidden Truth of BigSpot

BigSpot is in it all for the money. The only reason for the existence of this website is to make money.

You see you can make money by referring people to paid survey sites. Toluna, Global Test Market, i-Say, and just about every paid survey site out there have a referral program where you can get paid to recruit new members.

And recruiting new members is all that BigSpot does. They offer nothing of value and only exist to refer you to sign up for other sites.

Some of these sites will pay a small amount of each person you get to join, and some will even pay you continuously every time the members you recruit earn money taking surveys. Usually they pay you in “points” which is their own fake currency. But these points can then be redeemed for real cash, gift cards, and things like that.

What You Should Do

If you do want to sign up and get paid by taking online surveys, just go straight to the source. Skip BigSpot which is nothing more than an unnecessary middleman. Go straight to or any of the other sites and sign up.

Would you really want a site like BigSpot to make money off of you? I wouldn’t. If they provided anything of value then maybe I would, but the bottom line is that they don’t.

Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

Honestly I do not care much for any online paid survey site. The opportunity with these kind of sites just isn’t there and you barely make any money for the time you put in. They can be a nice way to make a few extra bucks when you are bored though, I will agree to that, but all in all you won’t make much money.

If you are interested in earning pocket change taking paid surveys, then the sites that BigSpot refers you to are all legitimate choices. But if you are going to sign up for them I would ask you to go directly to their site instead of going through BigSpot. You also might want to check out SwagBucks, which is a similar site that offers a lot of other ways to make little money and that I think is pretty good.

But like I said, I don’t really recommend any paid survey site. They just don’t pay much at all and there are better ways to make money online with your spare time.

I make a living working online for myself and I sure as heck am not going around taking paid surveys. I have written a post on what I do to make money online, how it all works, and how others can do the same. You can click the link below to read about it.

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Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you 🙂

About the author


My name is Kyle and I am the owner of Earn Beast. I created this website to explore the various ways of earning and mainly focus on teaching others how they can make money online. To learn how I make a full-time income online, Click Here

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