What Is Zap Surveys? Legit App, Or Waste Of Your Time?
While browsing the App store, I stumbled upon Zap Surveys. As I’ve recently been downloading and reviewing Apps that claim to help you make or save money online, this was ideal for me to look into.
My first impression of the app itself was pretty good. As in, the App looked decent. It looked modern and not like it had been put together 20 years ago like some I’ve seen.
But what about the actual surveys? Would I manage to complete one without being disqualified right away, (the most frustrating thing about survey sites). I quickly found out…
Company: Zap Surveys
Money Making Opportunity: Pocket Money
Overall Rating: Legit. If you’re looking for a paid survey app, this is a reasonable one to check out. I did manage to complete a few surveys…
Although, I only made around 30 cents or less for a survey. They do give a nice welcome amount of over $6 though. A big downside is that you do need $25 to withdraw, which does let it down :(.
What Is Zap Surveys & How Does It Work?
Zap surveys will pay you a small amount of money for completing surveys from companies they are affiliated with. The companies pay Zap surveys a certain amount per survey completed and they then share a portion of this commission with you.
They also donate a small amount of money to charity, which is a little something that makes them unique.
Downloading the app was quick. Once I opened the app, it asked if I had used Zap surveys before. If not, I needed to sign up via an email, or Facebook.
If you have a referral code, you can enter that just after filling in your basic details and you will make an extra 75 cents.
After signing up, I was told to start my first survey to earn $6.25…this seemed like a huge amount in comparison to what I’d usually be offered to complete a survey, (typically less than $1) so, I felt dubious.
The initial survey only consisted of a few questions.
After this, it said my account would be credited with $6.25. Sure enough, a few minutes later – it showed in my account.
I’m guessing this is a sort of welcome bonus amount and then expected the payout threshold to be high.
My suspicions were confirmed went to check the payout section of the app – you need $25 to withdraw anything, which is really high in comparison to other sites.
A majority of people that download this app, will simply get bored and quit before they reach the $25 needed to take their earnings out.
What Does Zap Surveys Contain?
On the main homepage of the App, there is a selection of different surveys available. For the most part, they connect you up with various survey providers, all of which I have seen in the past and are legitimate.
Containing what they say are daily surveys and high paying ones. They also say they donate 20 cents to charity for every $1 you make, which is a good gesture.
More surveys here and another charity incntive. This time, each time you get rewarded, they donate enough money for starving child to have a meal.
One I’m very familiar with, I wrote about Peanut Labs here.
Again, more surveys here and more donations to charity when you’re rewarded – this time donations to help stop children starving around the world.
This is something I haven’t seen before. If you have this section switched on; If one of their company partners is holding a promotion and you happen to be in their store, (ie; walmart) you will get a notification from Zap Surveys. Just open up the notification and do a quick swipe for 25 cents.
So, content wise, that’s pretty much your lot! Not a massive amount going on or tonnes of ways to earn. But I guess the important thing is whether you can get regular surveys and how much you can realistically make for doing them!
So, I went to look for my first proper survey….
My First Survey
I decided to have a go completing a survey, not having much hope I’d be able to.
I clicked the pollfish section, answered a few questions and a message came up to say they were looking for a survey for me. A few moments later, a survey was on offer.
One thing I didn’t like this time was, it didn’t say how much the survey would be worth, or how long it would take.
Thankfully, it didn’t even take 5 minutes and I DID manage to complete it. I wasn’t sure how much I’d made at first, but then saw my balance had increased from $6.25, to $6.63….. $0.38 was made.
A little disappointing perhaps, but it was incredibly quick. I thought I’d have another go. This time I went to Tap Research…
It was confusing here. I seemed to answer lots of similar questions over and over. I think I was getting thrown off of surveys, but it didn’t actually say that.
By the end of it, I’d made 25 cents. Not very much for what must have been 10 minutes or so. But, that said, it was a lot easier than many survey sites I’ve been on before!
Next I went to peanut lab surveys.
It took me about 10 minutes just to complete my profile and that was, yet again, answering all the same questions.
Your date of birth, occupation, income, how many children you have, what gadgets you have in your home and so on and so on…
When I did get to the surveys I was offered these:
As you can see above, they’re not exactly short surveys for a miniscule amount of money.
The highest being 45 cents, but I would have to spend 15 minutes doing it – and probably longer. Nevertheless, it seemed like the best option, so I went for that one.
I didn’t qualify for that.
I went for a 10 minute one for 13 cents, reluctantly.
I didn’t qualify.
I didn’t qualify for two more after than either.
Finally, there seemed one for 30 cents I might be able to do. It was meant to take 12 minutes, it probably took half that and I did mange to complete that.
All in all, I managed to complete more surveys that I would have been able to with many regular websites.
Unfortunately, the amount you get for completing them is very low – I can’t say whether that is always the case, you may get lucky and get the odd higher paying survey…
But more often than not, you’ll be lucky to make $2 in an hour on most of these sorts of Apps/sites.
Other Ways To Earn:
Challenge Daily Pick And Win:
There is a daily raffle where you can win a prize cash amount each day. Each day, you get a ticket into the draw. When I joined, it said there would be a 20 winners guaranteed. Although, the prize fund was only $7.50.
If people sign up via your referral code you earn $.15 cents and THEY earn 75 cents. So, it’s a good deal for them, more so than you – but a good incentive for them as well.
Share Zap Surveys via Facebook and you will earn an additional 50 cents.
ZAP Surveys PROS VS CONS:
- In my experience, my success rate of getting through a survey has been higher than with many survey apps/website. Peanut labs took the longest to get through a survey to the end, but it did happen eventually.
- Simple to navigate app.
- Bonus payment for signing up/completing initial survey.
- An extra 75 cents for logging in 45 days in a row, (although… not really much of a bonus is it… BUT, it doesn’t take any effort to login).
- Surveys only available via App, there is no website.
- Limited amount available and it is just surveys.
- High payout threshold of $25
- Payout via Paypal or Amazon giftcard.
- They donate part of their profit to charitable causes.
- Where is their contact details!? No FAQ and seemingly no customer service… who do you go to if something goes wrong? This is definitely a huge minus point for this company.
- You have to keep answering qualifying/profiling related questions again and again. This can get very boring very quickly.
Conclusion: Is Zap Surveys Legit, Or Just Another Survey Scam?
Zap Surveys is a legit paid survey app and has a generous welcome bonus of $6.25.
However, it will take you some time before you see that bonus, as you have to reach that $25 payout threshold, which is a shame.
The App was easy to understand and navigate and I managed to complete a bunch of surveys – having the most struggles to complete one with Peanut Lab surveys.
Although I know this is common with paid surveys, the repetitive questions really does get tiresome quickly. Having to answer those same old profiling questions again and again, just gets too much.
Lastly, I was shocked not to be able to find some contact details via the App? Where is their customer service info and where would you go for help, should you need it?
All in all, it’s not terrible, but it’s not that exciting either! I feel compelled to get my $25 though, so I may struggle on to reach that threshold.
Have you been paid from Zap surveys? What’s your opinion. Leave me a comment below.
Beyond Survey Sites And Apps?
If you want to make more online in the long term, you will have to look beyond survey sites and apps!
There are people all over the internet making both full and part-time incomes online, (and everything in-between). There are opportunities out there – you just need to know where to look.
Personally I make the most from my websites online, primarily from affiliate marketing and by building a website, you can generate an income that grows and pays off in the long run.
All the best,