Is Springboard America Legit? (Good Luck America!)

Is Springboard America Legit? (Good Luck America!)

Springboard America claims that YOUR opinion has the power to change your life and America's future. 

Well, that's a really bold statement. But first let's take a look at whether Springboard America is a legit make money online opportunity...

Springboard America Review Summary

Product Name: Springboard America

Founder: Launched in 2009 by Vision Critical (now Maru/Matchbox)

Product Type: Online Paid Survey

Price: Free

Best For: Americans who wants to make some extra cash

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Summary: Springboard America is a legit survey panel for Americans. But the extremely low earning potential is just like many other survey panels. It's just wasting your time with such paid survey sites.

Rating: 40/100

Recommended: No

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What is Springboard America?

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Springboard America is one of the leading online market research companies in the US.

They are actively working with companies and policymakers in the United States and help them collect the research information they need.

So, they offer the opportunity for panelist (survey takers) to make some money while providing their opinion.

Springboard America surveys on a pretty wide range of topics, but mostly surrounds consumer behavior and preference.

One thing to take note is that Springboard America is one of the very few survey panels that actually touch on political topics. So there will be questions regarding US politics if you're their target demographic.

How to Make Money with Springboard America?

There are only 2 ways for you to make money with Springboard America, unlike survey panels like American Consumer Opinion, which offers a number of ways for you to make money with them.

One example is to make money via product testing, which can be a pretty high-paying survey thing to do.

1. Online Surveys

This is the typical method for all online paid surveys.

For Springboard America, their surveys are relatively short. Most surveys can be completed within 10 to 15 minutes.

For the 10 to 15 minutes survey, you can earn on average between $0.50 to $5. But you have to know that those $5 are not common.

You should be happy if you could earn just $1 per survey. That's pretty good for a short survey.

2. Affiliate/Referral Program

The second way to make money with Springboard America is to refer people to join this survey panel.

You'll make $2 for each referral who has successfully signed up and set up their profile.

This is also considered quite a high-paying referral program.

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How to Join Springboard America?

It's completely FREE to join Springboard America.

All you need to do is to sign up on their website and complete a questionnaire.

Almost every survey panel requires you to answer a questionnaire before they accept you and send you survey invitations. This is for them to know your demographic and send you the relevant surveys.

Some things you need to answer in the questionnaire include your name, Email, date of birth, employment status, income range, credit card number, credit card security code...

I'm just kidding about the credit card, LOL! Don't ever give your credit card information to any survey panel because there's no legitimate survey panel that requires you pay a fee to join. Remember this!

Anyway, just be completely honest with your answer because that's how they determine what surveys are suitable for you.

Your personal information is pretty safe with Springboard America. That's one of the benefits. So, don't worry about giving away your personal information. (Except CREDIT CARD INFO!)

How does Springboard America Pay me?

Springboard America is another panel that uses a point system.

You're rewarded with a certain amount of points after completing each survey. This ranges from 50 point to 500 points.

1 point = $0.01

You need to accumulate at least 5000 points ($50) before you can cash out your earnings.

There are 4 main ways you can cash out:

  • Bank Transfer
  • VISA Prepaid Card
  • Amazon Gift Card
  • PayPal (They've just added this popular payment option)

A lot of people were complaining about the lack of PayPal payment option. They finally have it now.

Pros & Cons

The Good

1. Free to Join

There's no hidden fees or upsells within Springboard America which is a good thing.

Never join any survey panel that requires you to pay a fee. Almost all of them are scams!

That's the first thing wikiHow warns you: Don't ever "Pay-to-Play".

2. Mobile & Tablet Friendly

Another good thing about Springboard America is that you can actually take surveys on any devices you like. There's no need to download any Apps.

Also, the system is smart enough that you can switch between devices even if you're half way through a survey.

The Bad

1. High Cash out Threshold

A lot of legit paid survey sites allow members to cash out with just $10.

However, Springboard America requires one to reach $50 before they can cash out. This is considered pretty high threshold for paid survey.

Just imagine you're earning $0.50 to $1 per survey. How long will it take for you to reach $50?

A lot of members have complained that it took them months to even reach the threshold.

2. Only Available for American Residents

Like I've said in the beginning, only Americans that are actually living in the US are allowed to join.

If not, they'll tell you that you're not their target audience:

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Even if you try to fake your location, they'll know unless you use VPN.

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3. Extremely Low Earning Potential

Springboard America states that on average you'll receive around 1 to 4 survey invitations PER MONTH.

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Let's be very optimistic and imagine they pay you $5 per survey and you receive 4 survey invitations per month.

You're only making $20 per month which is not even half of the payout threshold!

Not only that, some of the surveys are not rewarded in terms of cash. Some of them only allows you to take part in contests like a lucky draw for you to win some rewards.

Most of the time you'll win nothing, which means you completed the survey and you are rewarded with nothing.

How are you going to make any money with such a low earning potential?

4. Payments Take Forever

Another common complaints among survey panels is that it takes forever for people to receive their payout. Springboard America is no different.

There are people complaining that it took up to 3 months to receive their money, which is pretty ridiculous.

But with the addition of PayPal as another payment option, I believe this will not be a major problem.

5. Poor Customer Service & Support

Springboard America has a really poor customer service and support. A lot of members have been ignored despite they keep contacting them via Email.

Some took very long to receive a reply. And by the way, Email is the only way to reach their customer support.

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6. Poor BBB Rating

Lastly, Springboard America has a "F" rating and it's not even accredited by Better Business Bureau (BBB).

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Is Springboard America Legit?

Yes, Springboard America is a legit survey panel that doesn't require you to "pay-to-play" and actually pays you.

However, like many other survey panels, it's just too hard to earn money, not even a minimum wage. You can only do it as a hobby or time-killer but don't expect to earn anything much.

So basically, Springboard America receives a pretty average user rating.

But if you really want to take online surveys, Survey Junkie is a much better option which is available not just in the US.

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 10 comments
Orion - February 24, 2018

Hi Jerry,
Thanks for this review on Springboard America. I see they are legit but would rather “waste” my time on something more profitable!

I have tried my hand at surveys before, but never cashed out on them…they make it so hard to get to the threshold!

I absolutely agree with your recommendation on affiliate marketing. I have invested in Wealthy Affiliate too, and they are simply the best platform out there for making real money online, believe me!!

Keep up the good work,

    Jerry Huang - February 25, 2018

    Hi Orion,
    Thanks for your comment!

    The threshold issue is very common among online paid surveys. The earning potential is simply too small and the threshold is too high. That’s the trick they use to scam people. I’m glad you had that realization.

    How’s it going with WA? Wish you all the best!

Norman Richards - February 24, 2018

It is just so sad that these type of systems can’t offer more even though they make it sound like you have found your rainbow and pot of gold. As always, I believe that if it is not worth it then you should look for a platform that can help you to make real money by creating a successful online business. Wealthy Affiliate is the place where you can make real money and live the kind of life that you always wanted to live.

    Jerry Huang - February 24, 2018

    That’s true. Totally agree with you Norman!

Norman Richards - February 23, 2018

The cons outweigh the pros and the rest of what you said just give this system two thumbs down. Thanks for providing this valuable information that is such a great help and an eye opener.

    Jerry Huang - February 24, 2018

    Hi Norman,
    Yes the cons definitely outweigh the pros. It’s just a waste time if you try to make money with Springboard America.

Melinda - February 23, 2018

I think I’ll pass on Springboard America. It sounds like a lot of work for a small payout. I prefer affiliate marketing myself. You can make decent money by setting up a website that has affiliate offers on it. I love your recommendation of Wealthy Affiliate. I have been successful with them and they are very affordable. It is perhaps the best investment that I have made.

    Jerry Huang - February 24, 2018

    Awesome Melinda,
    I agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate is the best investment I’ve ever made. Wish you all the best in your affiliate marketing business 🙂

Fabian - February 23, 2018

Thank you very much for your article! I was thinking about joining Springboard but thanks to your review I know that this is more a waste of time.
Keep up the good work!
Best regards,

    Jerry Huang - February 24, 2018

    Hey Fabian,
    You’re welcome! Glad this helps 🙂


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