Many of our site visitors have the same question… what is the difference between a paid survey company and a paid survey directory. Let’s start with what is a paid survey company.
Paid Survey Companies
Paid survey companies are the actual marketing research firms that small and large businesses pay to gather data for them. These companies are in business for only two reasons, first, to build online surveys to administer to their members and two, to collect the data & analyze the results. They then take the data and their findings and turn them over to the companies looking to create or revise a product. These are companies like Opinion Outpost, Lightspeed Research, MySurvey.com, and Global Test Market.
Paid Survey Directories
Paid survey directories are websites like ours which produce a list of paid survey companies to sign up with. The legitimate paid survey directories are those that never charge money for their lists such as sites like Survey Scout. Yes, site like Survey Scout will produce a list very similar to ours, but they charge for something that is freely accessible to the general public, which in our opinion, is dishonest and downright fraudulent.
Other paid survey directories like ours which are legitimate resources for finding paid survey companies to sign up with are as follows:
YellowSurveys.com (Watch out… their site looks like it was built in the early ninety’s)
I hope this has been a helpful little post about the difference between paid survey companies and paid survey directories. If you have any questions about either, please do leave a comment below.