Vindale Research Review – Is Vindale Research a Scam or Can it Make You Money?

By | February 21, 2017


Vindale Research Review

Surveys are definitely the most popular way to make a quick buck online. There are so many sites out there that pay you when you take a survey and Vindale Research is one of them.

There are many different opinions on Vindale Research, some like it and some don’t.

Is Vindale Research a Scam?

First things first no it is not a scam. It is a legitimate way of making money and Vindale Research provides a platform for you to take surveys.

They do have other stuff you can check out like a Facebook page and a Twitter page which does have a decent following so that kind of adds to the credibility of the website.

What is Vindale Research?

Unlike other website where you get paid to do a lot of stuff, I would say Vindale Research is more focused on answering surveys.

You won’t find the offer walls where you can play games or download apps to earn money here.

The good thing here though is that you don’t earn points and trade them for money, Vindale Research is more direct. You get paid money for answering surveys here.

Vindale Research studies for money


They call surveys studies and each offer will show you how much money you make as well as the duration, which is pretty standard information.

How do you make money with Vindale Research?

#1 Intro survey

When you join there is a little survey called the accelerated training tutorial, which is something like a tour of the site and how it works. Completing that will grant you $2 straight away and it just takes about 5 minutes or less.

#2 Regular surveys

Regular surveys or studies are those that you find in the image above. There are new ones everyday and you do get an email to notify you of new surveys which is pretty handy.

#3 Reward codes

Remember I mentioned about the Facebook and Twitter pages? Well they will post a question like ” The highest ranking military officer is George _________ ” and you have to fill in the blank.

If your answer is correct you can go to the reward code section and get $0.10 for your correct answer. They have reward posts pretty much everyday and all you need to do is snoop around to find the question.

#4 Daily Questions

Another fun thing you can try out daily is to answer the daily questions which can be found on their Facebook and Twitter page as well.

The question might be something like ” What is your biggest change in opinion? “. You are only allowed one answer per account. They will then choose the best 20 answers and each winner gets $0.50.

#5 Referrals

You can get money from referring people to sign up as well.

The way it works is that once that person signs up and has made $1 you will get $5.

If you’ve noticed the accelerated training tutorial gives $2 upon completion so really it isn’t that hard for someone to make $1 here.

The payment process

So now we know how much you can potentially earn lets take a look at how you get paid.

There are 2 ways to get paid, paypal and by check. Payments will be made at the end of every month and will take no longer than 3 weeks to arrive.

For checks, you have to reside within the United States to be able to receive the check. For anyone else it is recommended to use Paypal.

The kicker here is that a minimum of $50 is required for you to get paid. That is a lot especially if you compare it to sites like PrizeRebel or Swagbucks.

The Pros

  • You get email notifications when there is a new survey
  • There aren’t any points shenanigans here, what you see is what you get ( I’m talking money )
  • The sign up intro training that gives you $2, not many other sites just hand you $2 like this
  • Daily rewards and daily questions can be fun if you enjoy answering trivia questions or just giving your opinion

The Cons

  • The $50 required is insane but this sort of explains why the practically give you $2 for free when you sign up
  • If you’re slow surveys might disappear
  • The amount of surveys you get will depend on your demographics

What do others say about Vindale Research?

A lot of people seem to complain about Vindale Research, and to be honest I can’t say I don’t feel their frustration.

Sometimes when you get an email telling you about a new survey, you might not get it even if you take it like 1 or 2 minutes just after you’ve gotten the email. This personally happened to me and is pretty ridiculous.

Another common complaint is that you might end up answering the pre-survey instead of the survey and end up getting disqualified, ultimately wasting 5 minutes of your time.

To be honest I have a neutral stance here. Survey companies do want to target specific people, if you don’t qualify it’s no one’s fault. I mean there are even people out there that just randomly give answers hoping to just end the survey fast which is why sometimes you get a question like ” To pass this question select the 2nd answer from the bottom “.

Although there are theories out there that say Vindale Research is already taking your answers to those pre-surveys and kicking you out saying you don’t qualify so they don’t have to pay you.

Honestly I believe those who make it to the $50 mark love the website and those who keep getting disqualified hate it. Some people are getting like $10 surveys that are extremely specific, to the point where you have to answer questions to test your knowledge.

I’ve personally seen a $5 survey but sadly it was gone when I clicked on it ( as usual ). On average most surveys will be $1 or less.

Should you join Vindale Research?

Honestly I would say no. $5o takes a lot of commitment here, I’m talking months. You will probably get frustrated before you reach that point.

Don’t get me wrong here, Vindale Research is a legit site. The problem is it might be unrealistic for anyone to earn that much without having to smash their heads on the keyboard out of anger.

One thing you should take note of, results will vary for everyone, this is true for all survey sites. Your location and demographic will ultimately define your experience with surveys so what I’ve said might not be true for you. Who knows? You might even find an enjoyable experience with Vindale Research.

If you aren’t keen on answering surveys everyday but still want to make money, I suggest you check out Wealthy Affiliate ( not a survey site just saying ) which is free to sign up as well.

If you have any suggestions or questions please comment below,



2 thoughts on “Vindale Research Review – Is Vindale Research a Scam or Can it Make You Money?

  1. joshua collins

    Hi Lucas,

    Great Review! I’ve tried Vindale Research before and I have to agree with you it’s not the most effective survey site to go about getting money. I have to admit though that while the surveys don’t pay great the referral system could be something to invest time into.

    What would you recommend for me to try out instead of Vindale?

    Cheers, Josh

    1. Lucas Post author

      Hey Joshua ! Thanks for the compliment 😀

      Good suggestion on the referral program though too. I usually overlook those when reviewing.
      To answer your question my personal favourite is PrizeRebel because of the low minimum cash out requirement.

      Have a nice day 😀


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