Is Panda Research a Scam? My Honest Review!

By | September 9, 2015

is panda research a scamI assume that you are looking for a way to make money online and you stumbled upon survey sites. What are survey sites? Very simple! Websites which pay you for taking surveys, simply give them your opinion and they might pay you. I reviewed a lot of survey sites and I could not find a single one that paid well. Is Panda Research different? Or is Panda Research a scam? Let´s find out! Here is my Panda research review!

What is Panda Research?

As I said and as you already know, Panda Research pays you for taking surveys. They will provide a list with surveys you can take on a regular basis. However that is not the only way you can make money with Panda Research. You also can earn money by referring other people to Panda Research. I see a problem here, but I will come to that later.

Another way to earn money is to read emails although the maximum you can earn here is $25 per payout, so it really is a small extra income.

Can you really make money with Panda Research?

I know that you only came, because you asked yourself this question and I am going to answer it honestly. It is possible to make money with Panda Research, BUT it is definitely not as much as they want to make you believe. In the picture below you can see, that they want to make you believe, that you will get $3 for one survey. I mean this is not much, but it is still higher than that, what Panda Research is going to pay you actually.panda research review

If you scroll down you will see that the rewards for the current top offers are lower!panda research legit

I know from experience that all (so far) survey sites do not pay as much as they say. A common method survey sites use is, that they do not actually pay you, they let you earn credits instead of money. If you have enough credits you can cash out those credits and get money. You will need to take a lot of surveys and this way they manage to pay you less without you even noticing it.

Don´t waste your time

Coupons? Discounts? What??

This is another way survey sites try to fool you. You can earn coupons, discounts and giveaways in Panda Research which is always bad. I mean, why do you want to sign up for a survey site? To make money right? Right! So why do they pay you with coupons, or something like that? They do, because it is a lot cheaper for them.

Making money with referrals?

Okay, if you are just a normal person who doesn´t know affiliate marketing or something like that, you can referr your family and friends to Panda Research, but that´s it. If you really want to get more referrals you need to know how internet marketing works. I mean there are programs that teach stuff like affiliate marketing. For example my #1 recommendation, but I would not promote Panda Research. There are other affiliate programs which pay better.

Is Panda Research a scam?

Although they pay not as much as they say and they use methods to get around the payment like paying you with coupons or discounts, this website is not a scam. You really can take surveys and you will get paid really low.
You will waste a lot of time for that and in the end, maybe you can make one or two dollars per hour, day, week.

Panda Research is a waste of time!

What I want to say with that is, that you should not waste your time for doing stuff that pays really bad just because it is easy. There are a lot of other ways to earn a full time income by working from home. I make money with affiliate marketing. I was a completely new to that and today I make a consistent income with affiliate marketing.

You want to know how I achieved that? I simply looked for a training platform that explains what affiliate marketing is and teaches me how to be successful at it. This program is such a training platform. They provide an easy to understand training on affiliate marketing, they have a big community that can help you and they provide tools which will help you to succeed.

What I like about it is that they let you test drive their program as long as you want. So if you don´t like it you can just leave without any questions asked.


Hope I could save you some time with my Panda Research review!

Have you ever been successful with paid surveys? Let me know in the comments below!
Any question? Leave me your question in the comment section 🙂

All the best,



8 thoughts on “Is Panda Research a Scam? My Honest Review!

  1. Melody

    Thanks for the great review. I hadn’t heard of Panda Research but I have signed up with a number of survey sites. You would need to work for an awfully long time to actually make money. I just recently signed up for a survey site that I actually paid for (silly me). All I got was a long list of free survey sites. Hmmmm I could have found those myself. After a phone call asking me for $3000 to invest into a business that I knew nothing about alarms went off and luckily I got my money back.

    While survey sites are not scams I agree they are a waste of time.

    1. Pierre Post author

      Hey Melody,

      yeah, you can´t call survey sites a scam, but they make fals promises in terms of the payment for example. Great that you got your money back! Wow $3000, huh? That is what they call “Call our expert!” It is always the same with the programs these days.

      Have a good one Melody!


  2. Maureen

    Hi Pierre Your information about surveys is spot on. Years ago I signed up for a Survey program I think it was called Survey Scout. It is still around today. I answered a lot of survey and I really don’t remember getting any money at all. Survey are very time consuming and I don’t know about you but my time is precious and valuable. Total waste of time. There are a lot better ways of earning an income other than surveys which you were kind enough to point out.
    Wishing you luck in your money making endeavour.

    1. Pierre Post author

      Hey Maureen,

      yeah surveys definitely are a waste of time. I feel sorry for you that you wasted your time back in the day, but hey, you learned from it. That is why I am writing these reviews, to wake people up, I want them to be aware.
      Good to hear that you agree with my review.
      Thank you very much Maureen.


  3. Kelley

    NO I HAVEN’T as a matter of fact Panda Research owes me $700.00 for a year worth of work. I want a job I can do at home and get real checks in the mail. We need extra income we are trying to move and it costs so much now. I really need that $700 and I got played I am very p******!

    1. Pierre Post author

      Hey Kelley,

      I absolutely understand you. I also got scammed in the past and it is a really horrible feeling when you don´t get the money you actually earned.

      Unfortunately I can´t tell you that there is a magical method to make that $700 from home in a blink and I am sure that you know that yourself. What I can tell you, however, is that I make a consistent income online and my income is rising like hell.

      The method I use to do that I learned from this online community. You can join for free, there is a paid membership, but you can use their training program for free and learn what I have learned.

      It is not a get rich quick scheme, but if you stick with it and if you are willing to work, you will make money from home and I can guarantee you, I make more than $700 with that method.

      Hope this helps Kelley!

      All the best,




    1. Pierre Post author

      Hey Frances,

      I am very sorry to hear that they refuse to pay you.
      Unfortunately this is very common for websites like Panda Research. A few people get paid and the majority of the members will never be paid.

      Sorry that I can´t help you more at the moment. That´s why I write those reviews, to help people to avoid those scams so that they not waste their time.

      All the best,



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