I came across the “Brands Need You” site today (AKA BrandsNeedYou).
The site claims you can earn an easy $350 or more, just for sharing your opinion with top brands. In addition to paid surveys, you apparently also get access to clinical trial opportunities, and part-time work offers.
Sounds cool, but is it legit or just another scam?
What Is Brands Need You All About?
Brands Need You is essentially a ‘front’ for a site called Survey Voices.
What this means is that it’s not a company in and of itself, it is just a different name for the same company.
In other words- same sh#t different name!
Here’s what I mean…
As you can see, the BrandsNeedYou website is located on the same URL as Survey Voices (surveyvoicesresearch.com). And the sites are practically identical.
Why do they do this?
This is common in the world of marketing, and the reason is so that the people running the site can ‘split test’ which site converts best. In other words, which version of the same program gets the most people to join.
So when you join Brands Need You, you are in reality joining Survey Voices.
Which is owned by a company called Reward Zone USA, LLC, which is run by a guy named Mohit Sinlga.
How Does It Work?
The way this site works is by first of all getting you hyped up about making your first “easy” $350 online. All you need to do is put your email into the box and away you go.
But that’s not how it really works…
When you join BrandsNeedYou (AKA Survey Voices) you are immediately redirected to a bunch of other (third party) survey sites.
This is because Survey Voices is nothing more than a ‘middleman’. And they are earning a profit from you, when you join and participate in these third party survey sites.
So they want you to join these other survey sites to profit off of you.
Here’s a current list of survey sites you are redirected to as of writing this:
- Cada Cabeza
- Inbox Dollars
- Survey Junkie
These sites change fairly regularly too, and they also recommend other sites that aren’t on this list from what I can see. So my point is, this is not an exhaustive list of what they send you to.
In any case, some of the sites they recommend are legit, while others are not.
And one thing’s for sure, making $350 is NOT going to happen “easily”. This may not be much money but it IS in the world of survey sites.
These sites typically pay users between $1-$2 per hour on average (at best).
So you can literally spend days, weeks and even months earning even that small amount of money. This is why I never recommend survey sites to people in general. Because even the legit ones are a HUGE waste of your time.
Anyways circling back to the question of how this site works…
You put your email into the box on the BrandsNeedYou site, you get redirected to a bunch of survey sites and you then earn pennies completing surveys and ‘trial offers’ etc.
Lots of work, lots of SPAM, very little reward.
If you’re like most people, after a couple months, you’ll be looking for other (more profitable) ways to make money online.
Is BrandsNeedYou a Scam?
I don’t believe BrandsNeedYou (AKA Survey Voices) is a scam, no.
Some of the sites they link you to aren’t legit and have tons of complaints, but some are legit. And considering they aren’t charging you anything, and the income claims aren’t outrageous, it’s not a scam.
However I sure as heck don’t recommend this site.
Mostly because the earning potential from all of this is simply not worth it. And also because when you join a site like Brands Need You, you are going to be amplifying the amount of SPAM you get.
Not only will they be sending you tons of promo emails, but so will the individual companies you join.
And it goes without saying that sharing your email is very common place within this industry. So expect a solid serving of SPAM if you join this site.
Brands Need You is not an ‘income opportunity’ in and of itself, it’s just a front for Survey Voices. And when you join, you are immediately redirected to a bunch of other survey sites you could join yourself anyways.
That doesn’t exactly make it a scam, since they do link to legitimate sites, but it doesn’t exactly make me want to recommend it to you either.
Personally, I don’t recommend survey sites at all anyway, mostly because of the extremely low income potential considering how much work you put in.
But I guess in all fairness it can be an ok way to earn a few extra bucks.
What you decide to do is up to you, but hopefully this helps you decide either way.
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