Survey Junkie: Is the Payout Worth It?

In short, Survey Junkie is worth it; the payout is also worth it. Rather than wasting time on social media – and not getting paid at all – why not take surveys and get paid for it? That’s what I’ve been doing since I discovered Survey Junkie, and I highly recommend it.

Here’s, basically, what you can expect from Survey Junkie.

Sign up

It’s easy to sign-up, and it’s free. Simply go to to get started.

Survey Junkie sign up

Once you sign up, you can immediately start taking surveys.

When you return to the website, you can easily log-in using your Google or Facebook account, so it only takes one click to sign-in. They make it super easy for you.

Start taking surveys

Once you’re in, it’s time to start taking surveys.

You will always have a list of about 12 surveys on your home page to choose from.

They generally look like this.

Survey Junkie 60 point survey

Notice the survey above will give you 60 points (or 60 cents) if you choose to take it and complete it.

In the upper right hand corner, it tells you about how long it will take to complete. Notice that this one says it should take about 15 minutes (most of the time these figures are pretty accurate).

If you decide to take the survey, simply click the green button that says, “Take Survey.”

If for some reason you get into a survey and it kicks you out because you don’t qualify (usually this happens within a few minutes), you will still get 2 to 3 points just for trying – which is nice because it’s better than nothing.

This does seem to happen quite a bit. The good news is – it doesn’t waste a lot of time if you are rejected. You can get right back to taking other surveys.

Sometimes, you will get kicked out of a survey because you don’t meet certain requirements – an audience a company is trying to target. That’s okay because there are plenty of surveys to take.

When you go into your history tab you will see two things.

(1) Your current points (as well as your lifetime points).

Survey Junkie lifetime points

(2) Your most recent surveys and payouts.

Survey Junkie payout

Notice that some of the payouts are only a few points (that is from not qualifying and being kicked out of that survey).

You can see that it happens quite a bit, but again, it doesn’t waste a lot of time since it usually occurs within a few minutes of taking the survey.

You can also see that, so far, I have made over $18, or 1800 points, and I haven’t even been doing it for a week yet. And even then, I’ve still only done a handful of surveys a day.

If I had to average it out, I’d say I’ve made about $5 a day, and I’ve probably spent about an hour a day doing them (just to give you an idea).

Once you complete a survey (or get kicked out of one), new surveys will load automatically. You will constantly have a fresh batch of surveys ready to take whenever you’re ready.

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Complete your profile

One thing you will want to do is make sure your profile is complete (you will also earn points just for doing that).

There are little boxes under your profile tab that will be unchecked until they are completed. Once completed they will look like this.

Survey Junkie profile

When your profiles are completely updated (which takes only a few minutes), you will have a better chance at making more money and taking better surveys. That’ because the surveys will be curated for your profile.

Here’s what Survey Junkie has to say about it.

Survey Junkie my profiles

Remember to complete your profiles. It doesn’t take long, and it gives you more opportunities for earning points.

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Redeem your points

Once you reach the $5 threshold, you can redeem your cash!

Survey junkie $5 threshold

It’s all easy up to this point, but here’s where it gets rough.

When you go to redeem your first $5 (or more), you will have to wait for a phone call from them. This will likely take a day or two.

When you go to redeem your points, you’ll be asked to enter the “call queue.” Once you are entered, they are supposed to contact you by the end of the day, so make sure you can answer your phone when they do.

I want to say that it took 2-3 days before I was able to get a call from someone. Once that happened, I was able to redeem my points.

Good news is – you only have to do this once.

Your options for redemption are e-giftcards, PayPal, or bank transfer. I go with the cash option via PayPal – it seems to be the quickest way to get your funds from what I can tell.

After that, it should be smooth sailing. Next time you reach the $5 threshold, you can redeem your points right away using any of the methods above.

Then you’re off to taking more surveys and making more money!

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What I like

What I like about Survey Junkie is how easy it is to get started, and you can start making money right away, too.

Making money online is not as easy as people make it seem. After a couple of days of taking surveys, I’ve made more online than I ever have (probably sounds pathetic, but it’s true).

I also like how some of the surveys are curated specifically for you. This allows you to take surveys that you actually enjoy taking. Or at least, surveys you can relate to.

Even if you start taking a survey and get kicked out – because you’re not their target audience – you will still get a few cents for trying (as opposed to other survey companies that might give you nothing).

Even when that happens, it’s not often, and it doesn’t waste a lot of time. If you get kicked out, take your 3 cents and move on to the next one.

It’s not hard to find surveys paying 50-90 points, and they don’t take very long to complete, either. If I had to guess, I’d say the average survey pays 50 cents and takes 15 minutes to complete – although I could be wrong.

Either way, if I saw 50 cents on the ground, I’d pick it up for sure. That is literally what you are doing by taking these surveys – creating coins out of thin air.

Yeah, you’re not gonna make a killing, but who cares! I’m just trying to make 50 cents appear whenever I want – like magic. That’s almost what I’d compare it to.

Lol! It’s pretty remarkable when you think about it.

Finally, I will say this: how much time do people waste playing around on Facebook?Countless hours a week, I bet.

Why not take surveys instead? You’ll actually get paid to do that!

People are comfortable wasting time on Facebook – for free – while Facebook sells their information to advertisers; why not spend the same amount of time doing something you can get paid for?

Seems like a no-brainer to me.

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What I don’t like

So far, there has only been two things I don’t like about Survey Junkie.

(1) Getting kicked out of surveys, which isn’t that big a deal.

(2) Having to wait for that initial phone verification to get paid, which is only a one-time deal.

But that’s it!

Not much to complain about so far.

Final thoughts

Overall, I have enjoyed using Survey Junkie!

I’ve already made $18, which tickles me to death (I’ve only been using it for a few days).

Sure you can make way more money doing something else, but that’s not the point.

If you have time to scroll through Facebook, you have time to take surveys. Why not take surveys and get paid?