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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December 14, 2014 by Leo from United Kingdom

Unreliable! On their first page in big print they tell you how easy it is to earn points and on their FAQ that the number of points for completing surveys “will always be written in the survey description.”

What they DO NOT tell you is that often they just calculate an average of the time respondents take for filling a survey, especially Cint surveys. It is written somewhere in website small print and then you realise the survey mentions it, but does not specifies that it is not your own time they consider.
So you end up with unfair calculations, you never know what you will get for your time and I saw even promised 1300 points slashed in half despite having use almost an hour to complete the survey.

Website facelift?? c-s has not been helpful. I had to ask several times for a few surveys which finally were rewarded after almost a year. I then had to send a reminder after 6 weeks I did not receive my payment.
I ditch unfair misleading untrustworthy companies.

The only positive thing is £4 paypal payment quite achievable BUT ONLY IF they send you surveys and you qualify for them. Also I don’t think they pass to respondents Paypal fees but you have to check this as it could have changed.

slow payers

November 5, 2014 by David from United Kingdom

A lot of work to get to 4000 points for a measly £4 which takes ages to get. Surveys are infrequent and you get screened out a lot. There are frankly better companies out there


October 9, 2014 by FRULLONI from France

A lot of companies pay you with loteries and you never get any reward at all ! I'd rather complete surveys with Hiving especially now the site and the procedure are completely new.
I've always been paid and they always answer my questions.

Good experience making extra money!

September 29, 2014 by Ann from France

I have been a panel member of Hiving for 1 year and I have had a pretty good experience. It can take a while to earn points for surveys (as almost all of the surveys companies) but it will pay in time. I have often asked questions and they respond immediately.

Nice way to make extra money

September 22, 2014 by audrey from United States

I joined Hiving US a while back and i'm quite impressed with their system. There have been a few times when I had technical difficulties but the customer service was quick to sole it. Plus I always get paid for my time.