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Top Paying Surveys Review
Date Added: 7/1/2009     Reviewer: RickSwanson
 
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Top Paying Surveys Description

Top Paying Surveys is a members-only, subscription-based website which promotes itself as a “home-based” business opportunity. The basic concept behind Top Paying Surveys is that large corporations are willing to compensate individuals by completing surveys about their products and services. Top Paying Surveys positions itself as a middleman between people looking to generate extra income completing surveys and the companies that are interested in this information.

Top Paying Surveys Detailed Overview

There are probably very few people that wouldn't want to earn some nice extra income, especially if it can be done from the comfort of their home. Companies like Top Paying Surveys lead you to believe that it can be extremely easy to earn large amounts of money by completing surveys online for major national corporations. Does this sound too good to be true? Well, in this short article, we will take a look at exactly what Top Paying Surveys is all about and whether or not what they claim is true or merely a scam.

What is Top Paying Surveys?

Top Paying Surveys is one of many websites that market themselves as an opportunity for people to earn a nice part-time income by completing online surveys. The truth of the matter is that large companies are indeed looking for qualified individuals to evaluate their products and services, and they are willing to compensate them for this. What Top Paying Surveys doesn't tell you is that you can locate these companies on your own without having to join a membership site like Top Paying Surveys.

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Is Top Paying Surveys a legitimate business opportunity?

There is no question that the opportunity to assist corporations in evaluating their products and services is indeed a very real business opportunity. Keep in mind that a corporation may spend millions of dollars to bring a new product or service to market, so spending a smaller amount to get much-needed market intelligence is well worth it.

The problem with Top Paying Surveys is that they are not being truthful with their promotions. Websites such as this sell their "memberships” by claiming to assist their members and finding survey opportunities. However, if you consider the fact that the companies themselves are willing to compensate people for completing surveys without requiring a “membership”, then why should you have to join a website like Top Paying Surveys? The answer is that you shouldn’t have to do this, and further, you should never have to pay anyone to work for them. In essence, this is what Top Paying Surveys is trying to convince you to do.

Before you decide to join one of these sites, take a moment to dig into the details of their membership agreement, and you will notice that all you get is a list of sites to take surveys on which is a list that you could have compiled on your own at no cost. Lastly, you should be aware that major national research corporations do not pay people with cash but rather cash equivalents (i.e., gift cards), so if a survey site is claiming to pay large cash sums for survey completion, it should be a warning to stay away.

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Top Paying Surveys Reputation

Top Paying Surveys is one of a number of such subscription-based websites that claim its members can earn large amounts of cash part-time by completing surveys online. Unfortunately, Top Paying Surveys is like many other similar websites in that they have a history of deceptive marketing practices and should not be considered a legitimate business opportunity.

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Walk away!

This site says you can earn $5-$30 per survey. What it should say is, IF you sign up for 100's of other offers you can earn . 50 a survey. IF you "qualify" for certain surveys you have to order the product to earn your "free gift card". This site directs you to other sites that will inundate your email with offers, but none that pay the mentioned $5-$30. I have requested my $39.95 back, we'll see how that goes. If you are looking to make money without spending money, this is NOT the place to do it. Read the fine print carefully before you sign up to any of the free stuff or free trails, most of them have some kind of a fee attached to them. BUYER BEWARE!
 
 


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avatar   by nvsurvey2009 on December 13, 2009 at 8:56 PM CST

 
 
 
I’m not into surveys anymore

I needed some money last summer and while searching the web I found Top Paying Surveys. I’m from America, so here the survey opportunities are far greater than in any other place. I paid my last 40 bucks on this hoping that I would make my money back in no time. I did receive a lot of surveys in my email, but most of them paid very little. I was disappointed but I stuck around for one month and I managed to get my $40 back, a profit of $20 and two shopping vouchers. It was nothing of what I was expecting and I just gave up because it was not worth it. I’m just glad I got my money back.

After a month I started receiving fewer and fewer surveys so I don’t recommend this site to anyone.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by probrent2 on December 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM CST

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A few months ago I was in need of money and my friend told me to try Top Paying Surveys. I was disappointed. I wasted my 40 $ only for signing. The worst thing about this site is the insane $40 joining price. I also didn't get any payouts. I was thinking that I could make more than $ 40. In my opinion, try sites that you can create a free account not for $ 40. If you want to get money from surveys sites please check the site, I do not recommend this website at all. It's a waste of time and money.
 
 


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avatar   by davidd on December 1, 2009 at 8:51 PM CST

 
 
 
Stay away from that site

A few months ago I was in need of money, so I was trying every opportunity that came to me, even some that were quite fishy. Unfortunately Top Paying Surveys was one of those and thе 40$ I spent was lost for good. The first thing is that I had stumbled upon before the exact same surveys in free sites. Also the criteria to qualify for those surveys were very hard to meet. With a lot of effort, I was able to make just 3 surveys, but that was just not enough for cashout.

You must certainly stay away from this thing. It is quite suspicious!
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by dido2905 on December 1, 2009 at 8:07 PM CST

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Not worth the time

I joined this site hoping to get great paying surveys. I was sorely disappointed. Afterall I can find my own survey sites. This site is just a redirector to other sites. I wasted my 40 dollars signing up. I cancelled my membership last month after not only receiving few surveys but little email support. This site misleads you in claiming that they provide the surveys when actually most if not all of them you can sign up for free. I also didnt get any payouts which isnt surprising so steer clear of this one. All the top good survey companies are available to signup for free. And you will get paid directly from them.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by vlgaqppf on December 1, 2009 at 4:56 PM CST

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Not worth the time

I have been to many survey cash sites and it seems to be a trend that they all have an underlying catch to what you have to do to get the money, and this one is no different. While they have plenty of surveys for people to do, they are a bit shifty on giving the payout. I did six surveys and still have not received any form of payout. Not to mention that their payout rates are not worth the time that you spend doing the surveys and the site runs really slow. And don't forget the hundreds of spam emails that I have received on behalf of this site. Just a general warning, stay away from this site, it is not worth your time or effort.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by marie20vill on November 30, 2009 at 3:31 PM CST

 
 
 
Worst Case Scenario

This site is horrible, point blank. This website actually reminds me of a typical “pay site”, essentially you pay and it just redirects you to other sites that you can easily find using any search engine. The worst thing about this site is the insane $40 joining price. I only decided to do it because I was thinking to myself “hey maybe with this site I can make like $50 a month” or so, which is possible with some free survey sites. As many have stated, most of these surveys (actually like 100%) are surveys you take for free at free survey sites like SurveyHead, Opinion Outpost, PineCone, etc. Also what stinks is these surveys look like they capture your IP or something, because when I retook a survey that I did on other sites, I was getting a “you have already have taken this survey” message.

Waste of time and money. Companies like this should be shut down.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Red_Dragon on November 4, 2009 at 6:23 AM CST

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Just lost my money

I have always loved to do online surveys to compliment my online earnings. But the ones I do are from free sites. Well I decided to pay the membership of this site hoping I would end up getting higher paying surveys. To my disappointment, I got scammed big time with this one! The surveys were just the same ones that I regularly take. I have to admit getting qualified for a survey is not something easy, so I thought maybe the surveys sites they recommend to us have short and easy to qualify surveys. Well I just threw my money away on garbage, paying for something I was already doing. Now I know that I should never pay to get paid.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by rickypaulina on October 31, 2009 at 11:18 AM CST

 
 
 
I was a fool for paying to get paid

I joined this site hoping I would be able to make money quickly. I paid the membership fee, hoping I would at least get it back through payout. I was completely wrong. All the surveys on this site I had taken before on other free sites or I had seen them before in other survey sites. I then realized, was I paying to take surveys that I could have found for free somewhere else? I did not want to believe it and tried taking surveys anyway. To my disappointment, I found that I had a difficult time attempting to get qualified for surveys. I always had horrible luck with surveys for companies, and I only had qualified for two from the entire list of essays I did. I barely made any money back. I actually did not make enough to cash out. I quit the site because I was really angry that I actually paid $40 for taking surveys, which I could have done for free elsewhere.
 
 


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Not worth the money

When I first saw this site I thought it would be a great way to make some easy cash. Then I noticed it was about $40 to sign up. It said you could make the money back fast, so I bit the bullet and paid for it. oh wish I didn't, I am totally unhappy that I did. Most of the sites it took me to were ones I could so easily have found on the internet myself, and also I would go so far through a survey for it to say "sorry you do not qualify to take this survey" seems they got what they wanted now jump out before they have to pay me.

I do not recommend this site at all. You will simply be giving money away. I have gained nothing and will probably never earn back my money.
 
 


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Why would I pay to make money

When I first saw Top Paying Surveys I thought it would be a cool way for me to make some extra spending money. Then I saw that it was almost $40 to sign up. It said you could make the money back fast, so I bit the bullet and paid for it. And guess what? I am totally unhappy that I did. Not only are the sites ones that if I looked hard enough on the internet searches I could have found myself, but most of the surveys they sent me were ones that I started to take then it came up that I no longer qualified for them. It was like they got the answers they wanted and then dropped me so they did not have to pay me.

I do not recommend this site at all. You will only lose your initial investment. I have gained nothing for paying and will probably never earn back the initial investment.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by demon2469 on October 24, 2009 at 11:16 AM CST

 
 
 
Not worth the investment

I joined this site thinking I would make a little bit of money. After paying the fee, I received a bunch of surveys I was not even qualified to do. I would have to say that the majority of the surveys, I would get half way into and then knocked out because I no longer qualified. I never made one dime with this site. I will have to say that the list of companies is there, but I did not like how it is set up to where the demographics are obviously set to one or two areas. I would not advise paying into this site. I have made more money taking free surveys and qualifying more often.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by kyleskorner on October 14, 2009 at 7:22 PM CST

 
 
 
Not Top On My List

I joined Top Paying Surveys with the hope of making a decent income from taking on-line surveys. I am a member of several free sites and thought that because this site charged a membership fee, maybe, it really would offer more surveys at a higher rate of pay. Boy was I scammed!

I received very few surveys from them at all, and those that I did receive were more often than not ones that I didn't qualify for in the end. I ended up losing $40 and making nothing in return.

I think that if you want to make an income taking surveys on-line, you really should stick with the free survey sites that are available. At least with those, you don't lose anything if you don't qualify.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by lynnemg on September 30, 2009 at 8:27 AM CST

 
 
 
Better go with free to join sites

The only reason I paid them $40 just to join was because I thought I could earn much more than the free sites. That was also what Top Paying Surveys promised. However I found it to be an average survey site. You receive few emails and try out products and get paid anything from a couple of cents to about 10 cents. You could earn the same if you work on free survey sites working for the amount of time you do on this survey site.

It was a pain to earn back $40 and after working on it for such a long time, it is only now that my real earning starts! Normally you call sites that don't pay scams, but for Top Paying Surveys I have to make an exception. Even though they are paying, I consider them scam because they don't give what they promise.
 
 


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Not worth a PAID membership

While I did end up making back the $40 that I paid to join, there are plenty of other survey sites that offer a free membership and you can get paid or compensated by completing their questionnaires. The problem with Top Paying Surveys, is not only do you have to pay to become a member, but that they don't give you as many survey opportunities that they promise or promote that they will. In my opinion, it was a waste of a membership fee, and I've had just as much success with other survey sites that don't require you to pay them to join.
 
 


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Not really worth it but you should get you initial fee back!

I signed up for top paying surveys awhile back under the promise of earning lots of money. The membership fee is $40 which I was hoping and told I would get a quick return on. They do send you a lot of surveys but you definitely don’t make as much as they claim you can and maybe the biggest reason for this is that you can be regularly screened out of surveys so you don’t receive money for them. At the beginning there was quite a heavy flow of surveys and I made back my membership fee in a few weeks which was great and would still be if it carried on like that. Though, after this initial period I found the surveys arrived less often and I would be screened out more. I wouldn’t recommend this because although it is a good starter, the rewards are not sustained.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by coco on August 21, 2009 at 11:54 AM CST

 
 
 
Don't recommend it.

This website is a good scam. They call themselves the "top paying surveys". I joined them around a year ago. I was hoping to be able to earn lots of money, like they promised, and the only thing I'd have to do is answer surveys.

I only got around one survey in my email a day, and some days none at all. They promised to send us lots of surveys that interest me, but they didn't. Another thing I'm not happy about with this website is that you do a survey that takes around half an hour and you only earn 5 cents. That is nothing.

I've never received payment from this site, and I asked online friends if they have earned money too. Most of them said they quit it because it was too hard and not worth it, and some who requested it never got there payment.

I do not recommend this website at all.
 
 


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avatar   by pweetyprincess on August 21, 2009 at 8:53 AM CST

 
 
 
Why Pay when you can join for free?

You will make your $40 back within a few weeks by doing the surveys. But if you do not have the money to spend on the site right now, go find other survey sites that are free to join. There are many of them out there that are legit and if they do not pan out for you then you are not out anything. This site is legit but I would recommend joining free survey sites first before going to this site.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by angie828 on August 7, 2009 at 7:10 PM CST

 
 
 
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I agree with Pshilla. We spend $40 for the site and we don't get many surveys. It is hard to earn back the money that you spent for this. There are some other paying survey sites that really pay well and you don't have to spend that much.
 
 


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avatar   by Hornetlover on August 6, 2009 at 9:06 PM CST

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Top Paying Surveys

I signed up to this site a few months ago. I paid the 39.99 it costs to become a member. I made this back in about 2 weeks. I would not recommend this site. This site gives you legitimate surveys, and you do get paid for them, but there are many downsides. First, you do not get as many surveys as they advertise. Two, you make significantly less than they say you can make. Three, you don't qualify for that many surveys. This site is not worth the 40 dollar membership fee. I would look for a different site to take paid surveys on.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by pshilla55 on August 3, 2009 at 2:33 PM CST

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I wonder if it's true

I've been participating in Top Paying Surveys for four years now. How it works is that they send me the survey Package, I answer the questions as truthfully as I can, and send the questionnaire back. After a couple of weeks, they send me discount coupons and samples. I wonder if you can get more than that...
 
 


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