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


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$15 USD minimum account balance required for first cash out. Rewards processing completed within 72 hours of request.

Paidviewpoint is a paid 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. Joining is easy and free and can be done using your e-mail address, or by connecting your Google or Facebook account. New member cash bonus 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 - once you fully register, you will see the amount instantly credited to your account.

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.

  • Receive your first payment with a $15.00 USD balance in your account. Your second rewards redemption can be made with $10 in your account, and all subsequent redemptions can then be made with just $5 worth of earnings in your account.
  • 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 will 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 is waiting". 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: new survey 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 find 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.

App Available

If you prefer to take surveys on your phone, and like having direct access to your surveys account, you may consider downloading the PaidViewpoint app. You can complete surveys directly from the app, check your account balance and cash out your earnings when ready. The Paidviewpoint app is available on Android only via Google Play.

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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 number of referrals and can earn up to a lifetime maximum of $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 been a member for more than 30 days and must be visiting the site and completing surveys on a regular basis.

Eligibility: Worldwide, 13+ (16+ in the EU).

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

PaidViewpoint Reviews (2267)

5 Star Reviews (1675) 73.9
4 Star Reviews (343) 15.1
3 Star Reviews (85) 3.7
2 Star Reviews (61) 2.7
1 Star Reviews (103) 4.5

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Went down hill after 3 years

March 12, 2018 by Jane from United States

When I first started using PVP, I was part of Instant Cash Sweepstakes. After that site shut down, I tried my best to keep using this service. Unfortunately, the more I earn, the less I'm sent trait surveys and higher paying surveys. The site claims to try to avoid bots and cheaters, but because they're open to international users instead of NA/UK, I already know that most of the countries notorious for cheaters and bots already zip through first come/first served studies. Being a member of a rewards site that's successfully kept their service bot & cheat free since 2002, I know PVP could put in more effort, even if it means not serving sites that most survey clients already hate anyway. Now that, after nearly 8 months of waiting for enough surveys to earn another $15, I'm cashing out and deleting my account. It's just not worth using anymore. I have other sites I can earn $20 within a month if put in the work, so I'm sticking to those.

Edit: I've looked at other reviews that offer glowing feedback, and I don't believe them. I don't doubt that they probably got some incentive that I won't get for leaving such a low review. But I'm just being honest. I don't have any beef with PVP, but I don't find them worth the effort anymore. The time between surveys, after I reach roughly $8, is nearly a month to 2 months, and I'll completely forget to log in to check, because their email system doesn't properly alert me. I've even had to go back and re-check the box to get updates. They've told me a few times it was my fault -- I never touched it. So... please. Get good, or PVP will shut down from poor service also.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on March 12, 2018

Hi Jane,

First of all, we are sorry to hear you will be leaving us. We realize our site will not be optimal for some users, this seems to be the case with you. We do not send out alerts or invites for every survey. If you wait for alerts, you won't make much cash. Since our site is "Live" or in-real-time, our better-paying surveys are probably fulfilling by the time you sign on to the sight every few days or so. The better-paying, first-come-first-serve, surveys are answered by real people like you. We know this because of extensive audits. And yes, Trait surveys (the smaller earning surveys) will slow after we learn more about you.

We are constantly learning and trying to improve PaidViewPoint. I will bring up your issues, especially the check box in your DashBoard, at our next panel meeting.

Have a nice week,
Worst survey site I've ever used

January 17, 2018 by Tatiana from Canada

I'm an active member on many different survey sites, typically earning at least $100 per month on most of them.

Paidviewpoint is the worst survey website I've ever used.
They suck you in with an initial money bonus, and a couple of big-paying surveys in the beginning, but reaching the $15 cashout limit seems impossible, so I would be surprised if anybody saw a penny of that initial bonus.

My year-to-date earnings are THREE CENTS. I check the website every day. I've been a member for nearly 2 years now. I haven't yet been able to cash out, and my balance has been stuck around $13 for over a year now.
I never get surveys on there, and if I do, it's their crappy 3 cent surveys.

Every other website I'm active on gives me lots of surveys, and it's pretty fast to earn a payout.
I sent an email to their customer service about 6-8 months ago, asking about my lack of surveys, and why I was unable to earn any money, and I was brushed off and basically told that they can't guarantee everyone is going to get surveys on a regular basis.
Frankly, I've given up on this website, and I would never recommend it to anybody else.

not for Belgium

December 30, 2017 by Leslie from Belgium

They let you register and let you answer endless profile questions but you never reach a cash out level if you live in Belgium. Although the helpdesk is very friendly and punctual in answering.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on December 31, 2017

Hi there Leslie,

We are glad you found our help desk friendly and punctual.

Yes, sometimes the respondent's country of residence can make surveys appear less frequently. Many of our USA based Market Researchers are looking for US respondents. Occasionally, Market Researchers will open their survey to world wide respondents. Remember, surveys are dispatched in real-time, usually during US waking hours. The surveys are usually fulfilled in a few hours. If you log on a few times a week, you will definitely miss these better-paying surveys. We are trying to build a bigger, stronger international presence but this takes time and a lot of resources.

Happy New Year in Belgium. We wish you health and happiness.

Don't bother if you live in Canada

September 6, 2017 by Julie from Canada

While the surveys are normally quick, it's still a waste of time. I have been earning three cents a survey, which would accumulate quickly if there were a few available every day except it's one survey every other day! I also have more than 9000 on that trait score so I was expecting more invites or at least have my earnings rounded up to a nickel, but no! Going to give up.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on September 7, 2017

HI Julie,

Something doesn't sound right. Please write to us at [email protected] since you are anonymous here in Survey Police. There could be a reasonable explanation for you not getting the better-paying market research surveys from our customers.

not for canada

July 5, 2017 by Gaetan from Canada

If you are willing to earn 3 cents a week and reach the 15 dollars pay out after many years then this site is for you.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on July 6, 2017

Hi there, Gaetan,

Something doesn't sound right. It should not take a respondent from Canada this long to cash out. Please write to us at [email protected]
We do not send out invites on every survey that you may qualify for. If you wait for invites, you will not make much cash. But, if you log into your PaidViewPoint DashBoard many times throughout the day (if able) you most likely would see surveys waiting for you to complete. 
Also, the best way to maximize earnings is to post our site to your blog (If you have a blog). Be sure to get a PV referral link first. You will earn matching winnings from any one who joins under your link. To get this referral link, go to your DashBoard and select the Blue "Friends" icon. There are 3 choices to refer friends. 
We hope you write to us so we can examine your account.