Is Gold Opinions a Scam? (Well, This is Interesting…)

Is Gold Opinions a Scam?

Welcome to my Gold Opinions review where we're going to answer the question, "Is Gold Opinions a scam?"

I have to tell you:

Right off the bat, we have a problem.

It looks like this is some sort of membership site. A membership site to take surveys? Why would you have to pay to take surveys? Have you SEEN how many survey sites are out there?

Perhaps there's a good explanation for this.

As of now, this isn't really making any sense, but let's take a closer look and find out...is Gold Opinions a scam?

Let's get into it!

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Gold Opinions Summary

Product: Gold Opionions
Cost: $1 for a 7-day trial, and $27 / month after that
Owner(s): Unknown
Good For: Absolutely no one

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What is Gold Opinions?

Gold Opinions claims that you'll get paid for sharing opinions with them and that members earned over $8 million worldwide. Simply answer questions in a survey and get paid! 

Their sales page claims that you can make up to $50 for premium surveys. (That's crazy. I want to see the person that's made that. And if they did, it probably took them several days to complete that one.) 

Gold Opinions - Make $50 per survey

They say that they remove the hassle so you can focus on giving your opinions.

They also say that other survey sites charge a 30% commission fee, and with your membership to Gold Opinions, you'll get to keep 100% of the money that you earn.

Hmmm.... 


How Does ​Gold Opinions Work?

I thought of actually plunking down my hard-earned $1 to take a look inside the system. But, I decided not to only because I don't want to deal with the hassle of having to cancel before the $27 monthly fee hits.

And I don't really need to see inside. I've seen this type of thing before. In fact, you can see my My Survey Jobs review to see a similar product. (At least you don't have to pay to take surveys on that site!)

This type of survey site is basically a middleman for other survey sites.

They will list a bunch of survey sites in their member area that you then have to go off and sign up for individually.

Why This Isn't So Good

There's really no point to joining something like Gold Opinions. All they're doing is listing survey sites. You then have to go to each of those and sign up separately. Those survey sites will pay you, not Gold Opinions.

And if Gold Opinions isn't paying you, then they wouldn't be taking a percentage of the fees anyway.

The only purpose that this site exists is because they make affiliate money from these survey sites when they send traffic to them.

In other words, let's say you get into Gold Opinions, and you find a survey. You click on it and you go off to the survey page. Let's just make up a name and call it Surveys 123.

Gold Opinions will make a little commission off of Surveys 123 because they sent you to them.

So not only is Gold Opinions making money that way, but they're also charging a monthly fee to do this?!

I imagine some guys sitting around thinking about how they can make the MOST money off of people.

Don't get me wrong. Making money is fine. It's great even! We make money, we spend money, it's the law of circulation.

Charging money for something is fine too, but only IF it actually gives someone some value. There's no value here, and that's what I'm against.

Don't worry.

I have some alternatives for you, so keep on reading.


Is Gold Opinions a Scam?

Since I didn't buy it and completely look into this, I don't feel comfortable calling it a scam.

However, I think it's really scammy to charge people for something that they can get for free. Especially since they're already making money off of you through affiliate commissions.

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Gold Opinions Review - Pros

  • None

Gold Opinions Review - Cons

  • You have to pay a fee to take surveys
  • They use fake testimonials (see below)
  • Survey sites in general take a lot of time for little pay
  • Every time you have to sign up at a different survey site, you have to give your personal information to them

Those Fake Testimonials

I doubt anyone is actually making money with this. In fact, those testimonials aren't real.

Gold Opinions - Fake Testimonials
Gold Opinions - Fake Testimonials

How do I know?

You can do a Google Search on images and see where else they show up.

Gold Opinions - Fake testimonials on Google

Sometimes marketers find some random images, stick a name to them and create a testimonial.

Gold Opinions - Fake testimonials on Google

One of the testimonial images also shows up on a stag party website, which includes some very "interesting" photos. (I wonder if that guy knows he's on there!) I'll spare you the details, but you can use your imagination. 🙂

This is a major red flag for me. It's easy to get a testimonial if you have a good product that actually works and gives you results.

Survey Sites Bum Me Out

Survey sites just bum me out in general because they take so darn long to complete and you get so little pay for your time. I'm not even sure why some people love them so much. To each their own, but I just feel there are better ways to spend your time.

I love this guy's hilarious account of a time when he tried to make money doing surveys. I think he summed it up perfectly!

But hey, listen, if you love filling out surveys, then go for it. I ain't judgin'! I have 10 listed in my post Real Ways to Make Money Online (50 of Them!).

Want a better use of your time that will produce more money?

Keep reading.


Let's Talk About Affiliate Marketing

As I mentioned above, this site will actually get paid when they send people off to these survey sites. They get a small commission any time someone signs up.

This is called affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a completely legitimate business, and it's actually what I do.

However, I don't do it in the way these guys do, and I don't recommend anyone goes down that path.

Most major companies have affiliate programs. They can have people promote their products, and all they have to do is pay them a small commission (versus paying a full-time sales person), so it's a win-win.

I love it because it's a flexible work-at-home opportunity, and I can write about topics I enjoy and get paid to do so!

It's not a get-rich-quick scheme though (those things won't get you very far anyway). It requires time, patience, hard work and consistent commitment.

Have I turned you off of it?

Check out these affiliate marketing success stories and then see what you think!

I learned how to put this entire site together from a training platform. They teach you how to do everything step-by-step from start to finish. It's pretty great!

You can click here to see what it's all about.


Conclusion

You don't need to pay to take surveys. You can use my list here, or you can literally just go to Google and type in "Survey sites". I just saved you $27 / month.

If you want to learn how to make an income online that can eventually sustain your family (versus survey sites which are OK ways to make a few bucks here and there), then I highly recommend you check out this site.

You will learn how to put an affiliate marketing website together step-by-step, and you'll have a HUGE community to support you along the way. Click on the button below to get ALL the information.


What do you think? Is Gold Opinions a scam in your opinion? Do you think it's worth it to pay $27 a month for a site to aggregate survey sites for you? What do you think about affiliate marketing? Is it a good alternative? Leave me your thoughts below.


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4 thoughts on “Is Gold Opinions a Scam? (Well, This is Interesting…)”

  1. Hello Christina,

    I remembered that I saw this somewhere. I was about to pull the trigger too. But I see so many red flags. I decide to do a little more digging and found your review. This is absolutely absurd that you would have to pay for taking surveys? making $50 for a survey is never going to happen. I am glad that I found your review for reinforcement of my choice of not joining. Thank you.

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    • Thanks for your comment on my Gold Opinions review. It is absurd to have to pay to take surveys. Especially since you make so little money on surveys anyway. 

      Nope. No thanks.

      Glad you decided to stay away and save your money. 

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  2. Hello, Christina

    Survey sites?  Well acquainted with them and I totally agree about the amount of time one has to spend to make a buck.  I was with Toluna for about a year.  Took me half of that to earn enough points to get about $20.  Wasted time.

    $27 a month and you get to keep 100% of the money you make?  Hummmm indeed, Something fishy there.  Do I think it’s worth it?  Absolutely not!!!  That would be like sharing the 100%  of the money I do earn doing surveys and in the end, I would probably end up losing money.

    I say that because I was rejected for way more surveys than I was accepted for.  Would you agree this is the case?

    Do I think it’s a scam?  Like you, I haven’t taken a close look at it but The $27/mo and we don’t know who the owners are, well that’s enough red flags for me to turn and walk the other way. 

    Even though it takes time to build a website and get traffic and eventually start to make money with Affiliate Marketing, I still think it’s the way to go. There is a niche for everything out there and hundreds of millions of people are on the internet every day looking for information and merchandise so, even though it takes time, the possibilities are endless and it is totally worth it in the end.

    And your #1 recommendation is the best way to learn.  The community is top of the class as well.

    There ARE a lot of ways to make money on the internet.  Some are more profitable than others but, PLEASE FOLKS, stay away from surveys. Just my humble opinion:)

    Thanks for the heads up, Christina

    Wayne

    Reply
    • Thank you, Wayne, and I appreciate you offering up the experience you’ve had with surveys. It sounds quite like my own. 

      To me, time is the most valuable asset that we have. If something uses up a lot of time with little reward, then it’s out in my book. 

      With affiliate marketing, it’s a little different. It takes up a lot of time with little reward at first, but then your effort is rewarded later on and you continue to reap the rewards long after. Then it just snowballs and grows from there….

      Much better, in my opinion!

      Reply

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