Hiving Reviews and Features

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Operated by: Hiving


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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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A lot of work and often for nothing.

January 10, 2014 by John from United Kingdom

When you complete surveys from Hiving UK you will find it impossible to track if you have been credited unless you contact customer services every time. They can also take months to credit you for that work. Surveys will get 75% completed and then say you are not suitable. I would avoid this company unless you enjoy doing a lot of work for nothing.

Over Complicated

July 21, 2013 by Robert from United Kingdom

Been a member for well over 1 year and not earned anything. Often receive emails regarding massive points available can never actually seem to earn them.

I also don't like the points system at all. Some may like it, but in my opinion it deliberately causes confusion and would prefer a traditional cash method.

The website is also not very tidy, very cluttered and difficult for members to navigate when searching for incentives available.

Over complicated, probably made to deliberately cause confusion.

no surveys

October 4, 2012 by Mary from United Kingdom

I get surveys coming in, but to date each time I click on the survey is full!!!At this rate I don't think I will ever reach payout, and despite emailing them about the problem a few times, it still persists! Unless you have a lot of time to waste, wouldn't recommend this site.

Good find

July 10, 2012 by Maria from United Kingdom

Not a bad site, occasional technical error but find their support panel very helpful. Joined a little while ago and received my first payout last week.