Is Survey Money Machines Legit?

I’ve been asked a lot lately “is survey money machines legit”? So I thought I’d take the time to sign up and see if it’s legit or not.

NAME: survey money machinesis survey money machines legit

FOUNDER: Hailey Gates



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A Little bit about the company

First off there used to be another company by the same name but without the ‘S’ on the end of machines, that website is no longer available.

This company and that company is/was run by a person called Hailey Gates who claims to be a stay-at-home mom with three young children happily making money by completing surveys who by her own words has been doing this very successfully, so much so that the companies she completes surveys for now want her to find other people like her to take part.

She makes it clear on the main page that you never gonna get rich just by completing surveys which is completely true, so if that’s what you think is going to happen you’re going to be in for a big shock.[su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#d0d0d0″]

The signup

After giving your email address you’re presented a video which claims you will be making good money very quickly, there is also the promise of a little surprise in the first email.profile page welcome video

Having kept my eye out for my little surprise the only surprise I got was no emails, none whatsoever so i tried contacting Hailey at the email address on her contact page but was told the address was not found, so  I’ve got no way of contacting her which is extremely frustrating.

Now i’m not sure at this point if this means that they are no longer trading or just haven’t updated the contact details. I’ll carry on and see what happens.

You then have a series of 11 questions to create a profile but one thing i noticed that when I opened up a new window i had three of the highest paying companies already there for me without having to complete my profile so I went back to complete my profile to see if this would 3 highest paying

I have to say the questions were pretty simple and straightforward but the three highest paying companies remained the same.

These companies were:

  •  toluna opinions (broken link)
  •  mysurvey panel (broken link)
  •  global test market (broken link)

you’re then shown a further two

  • inbox pounds which unfortunately is also a broken link (see pic)
  • give us your two cents which is also a broken link in fact all five companies had broken links which seems really strange considering with give us your two cents they claim  to have started with them recently and they did pay quickly

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in the top bar there is a section called rewards, it turns out i’ve accumulated 500 points not sure what for, but you need at least 2500 points to get a gift card and that gift card is worth $25. It looks like you will get special private panel surveys from them and that is how you earn these points but you get these by email which like I said at the moment isn’t working.[su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#d0d0d0″]

Access at last!

So after lots and lots of fiddling around and checking different areas of the site​ I finally found a way to access the survey companies.

Now if you remember all the links what I had in my opportunities were broken so that was it I couldn’t go any further and to be honest I nearly gave up, but hey you never get anywhere in this world if you give up at the first hurdle, right 🙂

now on the homepage there is a link that lets you see the top 20 without having to register, it took me a while to actually see the word ‘here’ which is the actual 20

once on that page you’re presented with a special note that claims there is one survey company not on the list and to be able to see it you have to sign up, this particular survey company is meant to be the highest paying one.

Because I’ve already registered I already know the top three highest paying companies and the only one missing is mysurvey panel which I can’t actually access because the link is broken.[su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#d0d0d0″]

How can this be free?

As stated on the homepage this service is free, totally free you don’t pay anything to Hailey gates not directly anyway.
Look at the screenshot of the homepage.stipend
well I don’t know about you, but what the hell is a ‘stipend​’ ……turns out it’s a fixed regular payment.
So in a nutshell Hailey gets paid a ‘stipend’ for referring you to these companies, she’s basically an affiliate which is why she’s eager to get you to sign up to as many as possible, the more companies people sign up to the bigger her payment.
I’ve highlighted her affiliate ID and campaign ID so you can see what looks like, this means that this particular company knows that you have come from Hailey’s company and that they have to pay her and not someone else who will have a different ID.affiliate id
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Surveys surveys surveys

okay hands up who else thought this was about completing surveys for companies that need our opinion, I’m holding both my hands up because of clues like

  • the ​company name
  • and everything stated on the homepage

well while going through the list of ‘surveys’ I came across #14 in the top 20 list:, having clicked on it to see if the link was working I was taken to a site that had absolutely nothing to do surveys.

I decided  to dig a little bit further into this company and found out that it’s actually a product on clickbank. clickbank

Remember we asked how this can be free, well it is, but some of the companies listed are for products that COST money, not all, but some will charge you and this is another way she makes money.

  • ​#8 Mindfield Panel
  • #12 Fusion Cash
  • #17 ShopTracker
  • #18 Panda Research

all take you to a bogus certified winner claim form winners claim form all carrying Hailey’s affiliate ID

Take a quick look at this Youtube video, please be aware he uses a bit of colourful language so if you’re easliy offended you may not want to watch.​

Now the funny thing is all the above companieis are real companies so why send you to a scammy winners ticket??

  • ​#1 Toluna
  • #5 Admired Opinions
  • #6 Opinion Outpost
  • #7 YouGov
  • #15 Pinecone Research
  • #19 Ampario
  • #20 Ebates

seem to be to only legitimate ones out of the 20 listed, i’ll let you make your own mind up on that one.

The remaining 9 companies either take you to different companies or tell you as soon as you land on the page that they are sorry but you didn’t complete the survey successfully…… WHAT!! i’ve not even attempted to complete your stupid survey (sorry this is really getting to me now) or the links just take you to none at all.

Another thing i don’t like is her use of links within a certain offer which are meant to lead to the same offer send you to different locations when you click on different ones….very confusing.[su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#d0d0d0″]

to sum things up

​Things didn’t start off very well with not receiving emails and not being able to sign up for the first 3-5 offers presented to me, but once i managed to find a link myself to the top 20 it went from bad to worse….some were real, some weren’t, some took you a product you had to purchase and some took you to a winners claim form.

They make a really big thing of the fact it’s free to sign up with them and you don’t have to pay any company they represent…well that’s just not TRUE.

If you really want to participate in surveys then please take some advice and go straight to the company in question, a quick Google search will usually show you the right address and do some research on the company before committing yourself.

I’m going to leave you with screenshot of some peoples opinions:complaints

Hope this post has been of some help to you, but to be honest your time would be better spent doing something more financially rewarding…..want to know what that is……..enter you credit card details below for full access….ONLY JOKING.

Oh one last thing, i never did get my little surprise…….i wonder what it was.not-approved[su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#d0d0d0″]

But seriously if you are interested in making some good money then just copy what i do…just click below to find out how….no honestly click the banner 🙂

wealthy affiliate

Have you had any success with Survey money machines? or was it a total bust? Either way i’d love to hear from you. just leave a comment below and i’ll get back to you.

About Sharon

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12 thoughts on “Is Survey Money Machines Legit?”

  1. Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. You had saved many souls out there from wasting their time creating an account and earn imaginary money filling up surveys.

    Its so disappointing to see people like Hailey exploiting the internet to lure people ,give them false hopes about making extra money by filling up surveys. Shame on her!

    • It’s unfortunately the sad state of this world that people are ready to exploit your need for money in order to line their own pockets and give you very little or nothing in return.
      I hope i’ve helped some people out by giving them an honest review of this particular survey company, but at the end of the day it’s up to the individual as to whether or not they stay away.

  2. So sick and tired of all the scams . I have encountered numerous scams like these online , i fell for some but i have learned from the mistakes. Thank you for your review on this topic, it will help others as well to stay away from this.
    Greed is a funny thing, you just never know when it can get out of control.
    Thank you for the review

    • I don’t think i’d call it an outright scam that’s quite a strong word, but i can see where you’re coming from, Hailey Gates isn’t being totally honest is she, what she is trying to do is deceive the public who are probably in need of a little extra income. NOT GOOD.

  3. I am surprised by this. Sites like this lead nowhere. They are all lies. Thanks you so much for letting us know about this scam!
    I am trying to make some money online with affiliate marketing. I created a blog and now I’m hoping that it will be successful! I have been working on it for a couple of months. I think affiliate marketing is a good opportunity

    • Hi,

      Certain aspects of this site are genuine, but sadly there are other parts that are not shall we say all they seem to be. I,m glad you’ve chosen Affiliate marketing as an avenue for making some money, some good money really if you can stay away from the dark side and be honest with your readers. Put in the hard work and you will be rewarded.

  4. Hi, Sharon

    A very informative article and pretty sure you have done a lot of research in the company and related “survey” company. Many years ago, I was attracted by the No Free Charge and do survey at home. A lot of forms to be filled just to be a member so that they would send you the survey. Many are just interested in your personal detail, with an exception of few do the legitimate survey but the reward did not worth the time. Moreover, being in Asia, most surveys are focusing on EU and American country.

    No more survey works for me. Anyway, have gathered some good info here. Thanks.


    • Hi SK,
      Very interesting to hear your experience with these kind of surveys. I totally agree that the amount of time you put into these does not match what you get in return.

  5. First off I can see that you have done your research on each of your posts/articles very well done. Your detail on each of your posts show you have done your research and know what you are talking about.

    I like how you have organized your site. It makes for easy navigation to any post you have created. For me the color choices work great and flow with your site. Your writing shows that you have probably proof-read your work and it reads really well. it may not be professionally written but the words do flow well enough that any person can read it easily. Personally I also like your detailed descriptions but be careful that they don’t make your articles/posts so long that your audience looses interest. Sometimes less is more.

    Really there are only a couple of points that as a former webmaster for a non-profit for the blind I am going to point out. The most common type of color blindness is the color RED. When an individual with the red color blind type looks at your site, they will have not be able to read the “NOT APPROVED” link and will be hard to find the menu.
    The second thing that is very common is an actual link to your home page. As you actual home page or root page is a brief section of each post, it is a great place for a reader to quickly search the site and have a brief overview of each article.
    The last thing that I am going to point out is that the more posts you put under each category in your menu, the longer they get and the harder it will be to keep your audience for the links at the bottom. You may need to explore different options for getting to all your reviews. That may be an individual page with all the links listed out with only the most relevant reviews in your sub-menu.

    Overall a very well done site and very well thought out. Keep up the good work.

  6. Wow. Did they send you on a wild goose chase , or what? I love sites like this with the little trail of bread crumbs which go through window after window and eventually lead nowhere. The hallmarks of these are that you can’t get in touch with anyone and there is always a picture of a local mom making good money with kids clinging on to here. Thanks for the warning!


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