PaidViewpoint Reviews and Features

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123 10th St., San Francisco, California  94103 US
Tel: (415) 364-8601   Contact: [email protected]
Operated by: AYTM

PaidViewpoint Quick Overview:
Rewards Offered: Cash paid via PayPal Amazon gift cards Walmart gift cards
Member Opportunities: Online surveys Mobile surveys Refer-a-friend program
Redeeming Rewards: $15 USD minimum account balance required. Rewards processing done within 72 hours of request.
Similar Panels: Branded Surveys, Tellwut, Opinion Outpost, MySoapBox

Paidviewpoint is an online surveys website where you can earn PayPal cash and gift cards for answering online surveys. PaidViewpoint is operated by (Ask Your Target Market) and with your help, AYTM is revolutionizing the market research industry by making quality market research easily accessible and affordable to businesses large and small everywhere.

How PaidViewpoint Works

Paidviewpoint gives survey takers around the world the opportunity to participate in paid studies on their surveys platform. Becoming a member is free and only takes a few minutes.

PaidViewpoint is built upon 4 principles:

  • Pay cash for every completed market research survey.
  • Never screen you out once you've been invited into a survey.
  • Take "boring" out of the survey answering experience.
  • Respect privacy and do not sell personally identifiable information to anyone.

Survey Taking Experience

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New Member Cash Bonus

Join and immediately get a sign up bonus deposited into your account. Amounts vary per country, but for USA and Canada, it is $1.00. An activation code is not required in order to receive the $1.00 sign up bonus.

How PaidViewpoint Determines How Much You'll Earn Per Survey

Every survey gets a fixed portion of the sale price allocated to the respondents who answer the questions. That pot of money is divided up between the respondents, based on their TrustScore. Adjustments are made to level the playing field so that newer members of PaidViewpoint are treated equally well as compared to longstanding members. The respondent pool is divided into groups and the higher-level groups get paid more for each survey answer.

Payment Options

PaidViewpoint offers online surveys in exchange for cash and gift cards. All cash-out payments are made through Paypal or their partner, Virtual Incentives.

  • Get paid when you have accumulated a $15.00 USD balance.
  • Receive your reward within 72 hours of request
  • Reward options include PayPal payments (all countries), or e-gift cards to Amazon, Walmart, etc. (USA, etc.)
  • If you are located outside the USA, you be paid to your PayPal account, or issued an e-gift card in US dollars
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How to Get More Surveys

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Getting Notified for New Surveys

Paidviewpoint does not typically send an e-mail notification to members when a new survey becomes available. Instead, surveys are posted to user dashboards. Upon logging in, you may see a message in the top right corner that says, "1 survey available". PaidViewpoint recommends logging into your account regularly to be able to take these higher paying surveys, versus waiting for an e-mail invitation.

One way to easily check for new surveys is to keep a tab open on your web browser that has the Paidviewpoint website loaded. When you see a red dot on the tab icon that looks like this: a new survey is available in your account! If a study is ultimately difficult to fill, Paidviewpoint may then opt to notify members when these full surveys (biz surveys) are available and require more responses.

Member's Tip! Don't wait for PaidViewpoint to e-mail you surveys. Log in to your account regularly to see full surveys (non-trait surveys) posted there first.

Survey Lengths

Survey lengths vary, but are typically between 5-6 minutes. All surveys have limits placed on the number of characters in a question (120-240) and in survey answers (90-120) to give a Twitter-like feel. The number of answer choices is limited. Long, classic, complex, matrix-type questions are forbidden and the number of open-ended questions (where you have to type in answers) is limited. The maximum number of questions in a survey is limited on average, to around just 10 questions long.

Daily Surveys

You can wait until new surveys are posted to your dashboard, but you can also take "Trait Surveys" and earn between $0.03 and $0.10, on most days. These Trait Surveys not only serve to increase your earnings slowly, but also helps increase your Trustscore. Note that receiving trait surveys regularly may depend on your region.

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Is PaidViewpoint Legit or Scam?

It's barely appropriate to even question whether Paidviewpoint is legit or a scam. PaidViewpoint is operated by AYTM (Ask Your Target Market) - a legitimate and well-regarded market research company with millions of members worldwide. They offer legitimate surveys to their respondents and pay them on time. Although some users may have varying levels of success with the program (international users may find it difficult to find full paying surveys; surveys that are not the $0.03 'trait surveys'), it doesn't mean that the panel itself is illegitimate, never mind a 'scam'.

Community Features

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Increase Your TrustScore and Earn More

PaidViewpoint's patent-pending TrustScore system was invented to assess the candor and consistency of survey respondents and to incentivize these characteristics. The higher your TraitScore, the more you can earn per survey. A high TrustScore allows you to receive the maximum number of surveys per month. Achieve a Traitscore of 9000, and become part of the top 10% of members. This means you'll earn even more per answer!

Referral Program

PaidViewpoint offers a generous referral program where you will earn 20% of what your referrals earn for taking "biz surveys". In other words, earn 20% from your referrals when they take surveys other than "Traits Surveys". You can have an unlimited amount of referrals and can earn up to $25 per referral. If you can refer friends from the USA in particular, you will likely find you can earn more.

For members who can generate large numbers of referrals, PaidViewpoint offers a VIP Community Builder Club. The benefit of the Club is that you'll be credited with 20% of a referred user's earnings immediately after they complete a survey, without having to wait to be credited until a referral actually cashes out their earnings. To get this privilege, you must have 100+ ACTIVE friends/referrals. Active means your referrals have to have been a member for more than 30 days and must be visiting the site and completing surveys on a regular basis.

Eligibility: Worldwide, 18+

Note: McAfee antivirus has been known to mistake PaidViewpoint as a "phishing" website. You can ignore this warning.

PaidViewpoint Reviews (1872)

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Decent Payouts on Short Surveys

July 7, 2020 by Nicholas from United States

I joined at the end of January 2020 and was doing surveys that were shorter than most other survey companies. There are not screening out of surveys such as Swagbucks or Survey Junkie. You always qualify, and if it's trait based surveys, you get $0.10, but for biz surveys, you get more. For me, the most I got was $3.14 on one biz survey on February 27, 2020. Not bad cuz it's not as time consuming as the other survey companies. They pay out using PayPal or certain gift cards. For me, our family shop a lot on Amazon so I always choose Amazon gift cards. Update: Love the shorter surveys. Once you reach 9000 traits points, you got more money.

Slowly but shirley, I mean surely.

July 7, 2020 by Rick from United States

Update: It took awhile, but I finally hit payday. I which I could complete more surveys, but there is no problems with any that I do complete.

I finally reached max trait score of 10,000. This was suppose to mean I would get more surveys - actually I am getting less.

I can't believe how high it's rated. In one year I received points for only six surveys. I made a payout almost solely on trait points. It must be me or my age.

05/15/2018 Cancelled the site.

10/31/2020 - After seeing Surveypolice's high rating I decided to try again.

06/04/2020 - So far it's doing better, but still not worthy of the high review

Patience wins out

July 6, 2020 by Ingrid from United States

Update 7/5/2020: I have updated my review several times since presenting my first opinion of PaidViewpoint. Of all those in which I participate, it continues to be one of the most reliable, consistent, and accurate survey sites (and I participate in a bunch). The team that runs it does so with judicious care, mindful oversight, and a touch of humor. Rewards are processed with expedience. Multiple stars, thumbs up, and kudos are more deserved than ever.
Original review: I have read mixed reviews on this site. People seem to either consider it a scam because they're not getting email invites as they expect or they're unhappy with how long it takes to reach the reward level. Occasionally I had issues with emails ending up in my spam folder or incorrectly blocked so that I missed them altogether. I was able to resolve that problem by clearing cache/cookies, updating my email, etc.....not the fault of the site) and I get several email invites every week now. As to the reward-per-survey (average of 10 cents, sometimes a bonus), I think it commensurate with what the surveys ask you to do. The questions are simple, the survey lengths are short, and I have yet to encounter anything in them that even remotely taxes my brain. If you're looking for fast cash and a lot of it, then the site is not a good choice for you. Personally, I'm the sort who sets aside loose change and watches it add up so PaidViewPoint works just fine for me. Once I reach them, the payouts are prompt and accurate.

Update 4/28/2017: This panel is still among my favorites and even more so when I compare it to other panels to which I belong. A lot of them have changed payout levels, earning conditions, and reward offers...and not for the better. PaidViewPoint continues to do what I liked about it in the first place and with a delightful sense of humor.

Update 6/20/2019 - I reviewed this panel in 2017 and two years later, they still rate 5 stars with me. Would give them 10 if I could! Earnings per survey may not look significant if you're focused on making a fast profit but they add up in a slow-and-steady fashion. The surveys are short, well-presented, no-nonsense, and easy to complete on the site. As you build up your 'trust level', you're offered more frequent surveys with higher value attached. Payouts are fast and efficient. Can't say enough good things about PaidViewpoint.

PaidViewpoint responded to this review on July 6, 2020

Thank you for taking your time to update your reviews, Ingrid. We are glad that you like our site. Thanks again for answering our clients’ surveys.

Great app to have.

July 6, 2020 by Rodwell from United States

I love this app for you can really answer surveys without the long and tedious qualifications that others give you (most of them you don't even qualify). This app does the work to find you surveys for you. YES. They pay out too. Most apps are complete scams. This one has been great so far. I hope to get more surveys.

Really legit

July 4, 2020 by Alonda from United States

PaidViewPoint is a great site. Most of the surveys are very short. I have collected a few times. Takes a little time to accumulate 15.00 but when you do you really can cash out. I plan to keep it because it is legit.

PaidViewpoint responded to this review on July 4, 2020

Thanks so much for the great review, Alonda. In case you don’t know, visit your dashboard throughout the day for surveys that spontaneously appear. These surveys disappear as they are completed by other members.

Have a great weekend,