SpeakUp Surveys Review – Scam or Legit?

If you are looking to make a bit of extra money taking surveys online then SpeakUp Surveys is one of your choices. But should you trust this place? There area fair number of paid survey sites out there that you can’t really count on too much and if you are wondering if this place is a scam or not then you are in the right place.

I took a look into it and in this short Speak Up Surveys review I’ll be going over a few things that you should know before you decide to go ahead and sign up or not. So take 5 minutes or so and read this over..

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  • Website: speakupsurveys.com
  • Cost to Join: Free
  • Recommended?: Not for everyone; more on this


SpeakUp Surveys is an online survey site that will pay you for your opinion. What they do is provide market research for big companies. Big companies want data on the market, they want to know what people are thinking so that they can improve products and ultimately improve sales.

SpeakUp Surveys goes out, collects this data, and gets paid for it. As an incentive to get people like you and I to complete the surveys they pay money.

Overall, this place is nothing special when it comes to paid survey sites. I have reviewed dozens of them and this is your pretty standard site of this kind.

Some other popular paid survey sites include SwagBucksCashCrate, Toluna, and MintVine.

How It Works

1) Sign Up

The first step is to sign up, which is free to do. I recommend holding off on this however until you read this whole review because you might find that this just isn’t for you.

If you do sign up you will need to enter some basic personal information such as your name, DOB, email address, and so on.

2) Take Profile Survey

Once you sign up you will then be taken to your first survey, which is just to get to know you better. Its a profile survey so that Speak Up Surveys can better match you with relevant surveys. This is very important to fill out accurately and I will go over why soon.

3) Take Surveys

After completing your profile survey you are ready to start taking real surveys and earning money. It might take a while for them to actually match you up with surveys however.

4) Cash Out

Once you get your account balance up to $5 you are able to cash out.

How Much Do The Surveys Pay?

Generally you can expect the surveys provided at Speak Up Surveys to pay anywhere from $0.50 to $3.00. Occasionally you will get ones that pay you more than this but generally speaking this is what you can expect.

And generally speaking again, you can expect these surveys to take anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes to complete. Usually the longer surveys pay more but its not always this way.

Complaints I Have

Boring Site

Overall, the website is very plain and boring. Some people might like this but I personally would like it to be a little more exciting and inviting.

SwagBucks is a good example of an exciting paid survey site, they have all sorts of games going on and ways to make extra money.

Lack of Opportunity

This is one of my biggest complaints. There is an overall lack of opportunity on this site because there just aren’t all that many surveys available.

This does have to do with your demographic and the amount of available surveys will differ from person to person, but still I think I should have had more surveys available.

Getting Screened Out

Getting screened out of surveys is when you start to take a survey and then get kicked out because you are not what they are looking for. This is a big pain and wastes your time but unfortunately will happen with any paid survey site.

To lessen your chances of getting screened out make sure to fill out your profile survey accurately so that they can better match you with appropriate surveys.

Low Pay

This is just how it is with paid survey sites nowadays…. you don’t get paid much. This has become the industry standard and unfortunately I don’t think its going to change.

There are some paid survey sites that will pay a bit more than others but they are all right in the same ball park. I would say that Speak Up Surveys is right there in the middle, maybe even on the lower side when it comes to how much they pay.

Can Only Refer 10 People

Survey sites always offer money for people that you refer. That is one of the best parts. But for some reason this place will only pay you for 10 people that you refer. After that you won’t make anything.

You will get paid 50 cents for each of the 10 referrals.

Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

Overall I would say that Speak Up Surveys is a decent paid survey site but not all that great. SwagBucks is still the best in my opinion just because they have the most opportunities to earn and they make it a lot more fun.

But honestly, I don’t really see the value in partaking in any paid survey site. Like I said, its now the industry norm to pay very little. It is very easy for these sites to get people’s opinions so they aren’t going to pay much… they just don’t need to.

I just don’t see participating in online surveys being worth the time that you have to put into it. There are better ways to make money online in your spare time.

I actually make a living working online 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 if you want to.

–> Click Here to learn about it 

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

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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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