The Global Survey Group is a company which claims to match you with reputable, legit market research companies so that you can complete surveys online from the comfort of your own home.
GlobalSurveyGroup.com says that the surveys they provide pay anywhere from $0.50 to $10 upon completion, and that motivated survey takers and panel participants can earn up to $250 a month in supplemental income.
It is free to join the Global Survey Group, as long as you are over the age of 18 and a citizen and current resident of the United States. All you must do is fill out a brief informational survey in order to get started.
Is It Legit?
When evaluating online survey companies, one of the first things you must do is check to see if you are being charged for membership. Legitimate market research companies will not charge you for membership.
This company says membership is free, as they are paid by the market research companies themselves for signing up new survey participants. However, they also recommend you to sign up with a variety of companies; make sure none of these companies are charging you for membership either.
Global Survey Group also encourages members to sign up for as many surveys and panels as possible, in order to have the most opportunity to complete surveys, which is good advice. And finally, they quote a reasonable expectation of earnings: between $10 and $250 a month.
What to Look Out For
There are two things that new members should be cautious about when it comes to signing up with this company. First, you are not being provided with surveys by this company personally. They are simply a portal to connect you with other companies.
This means that you must do individual research on each company you sign up with – how their compensation plan works and how their privacy policies operate specifically.
Second, Global Survey Group says they will use the information they receive from your surveys not just to give to research companies, but also to send you targeted ads, promotions, and coupons, as well as additional information on their products and services.
For this reason, you may want to set up a special email account just to handle your incoming surveys and marketing emails resulting from the surveys. If for any reason you have complaints about the process and wish to cancel, you can Unsubscribe from their survey on their FAQ page.