Hiving Reviews and Features

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4000 point ($4) minimum account balance required to request rewards or payment.

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The Hiving is panel that was founded in 2007 by a French market research company to help brands better understand their audience. Since then, the company has grown to have a presence in 20 countries around the globe. "Hiving" refers to the term of "bringing a focus back to life at home, while still keeping open and strong communication with the outside world".

Survey Details

As a member of The Hiving, you will generally be sent 1-4 surveys per month, but it depends on your demographic. Each survey usually takes between 5 and 20 minutes to complete.

Collect "Hiving Points"

Each time you complete a survey, you will be rewarded with "Hiving Points". The amount of points collected depends on the complexity and length of the survey. Once you finish a survey, don't panic if your points don't show up in your account right away, as it can take up to 30 days. This is because the survey must be full before it can be closed.

Refer a Friend!

You can also earn points by introducing your friends to Hiving. Each time a member that you invited to join completes a survey, you will receive a percentage of the points allocated to that survey, without reducing the amount of points they receive themselves. There is no limit to the amount of people you can invite!

Hiving Point Conversions

In order to redeem for rewards, you must accumulate 4000 Hiving Points. Here are some quick facts about Hiving Points:

  • Hiving Points don't expire
  • You can exchange your Points for cash once you have collected at least 4000 Points
  • Cash exchanges are made in stages of 4000 (4000 ($4), 8000 ($8) or 12000 ($12) Points)
  • 1000 Points = $1.00
  • The Points System is susceptible to change but any changes will not affect the value of the Points you currently have

Reward Options

There are three different options that points can be spent on: Redeem for cash via PayPal, request an Amazon e-voucher or donate your points towards a charitable cause!

Test Free Products

In addition to taking online surveys with The Hiving, you can take advantage of testing new and exciting products from home! Try out a free gift and get paid for doing so.

Other Fun Activities

On The Hiving website there is tons to explore! As a member, enjoy lotteries, raffles, quizzes and competitions. There are also interesting articles about research related subjects.

Hiving Reviews (54)

5 Star Reviews (4) 7.4
4 Star Reviews (1) 1.9
3 Star Reviews (4) 7.4
2 Star Reviews (6) 11.1
1 Star Reviews (39) 72.2

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screenout near survey completion

November 21, 2023 by Tony from United Kingdom

I completed a survey from the email invite but there was an error page at the end no no points. I did another survey which was long with those horrible multiple drop-down menu answers & huge number of attribute questions for each brand etc. When the survey was finally finished I only got 267 pts about 25p. Other sites would have paid £1 or more.
If you want to do surveys here. only click on the list on the home page where at least they tell you the length & points for each survey. Don't click on the emails.

WARNING they are gone

May 11, 2022 by Jose from Portugal

There's no facebook page, twitter page and no answers from member contact or commercial contact.
Had an issue with a completed survey the is not credited, no reply.
I am now actively contacting the survey companies that I receive links to to expose them!

Hiving blocked my account and wont reply to my email

February 6, 2022 by Gita from South Africa

Hiving blocked my account permanently and they are not replying to my email - I have points with them - what do i do.

One of the very worst

January 16, 2022 by Oliver from United Kingdom

I thought Peanut Labs was bad; I thought Branded Surveys was bad, but Hiving is truly awful. Aside from the achingly slow load times, the screen out rate is insanely high and, worse, they have a habit of waiting until you've 100% completed a survey, then telling you you've been screened out.

they will reject you after you completed the surveys

July 8, 2021 by Kathleen from United States

I stopped using this survey site. I have completed two surveys this week and when I was directed back to the Hiving landing page I got the message that I didn't qualify and got no points. They will also take away points they have given days later before you make enough to cash out.