PaidViewpoint Reviews and Features

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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:

  • Cash for every completed market research survey. No points, chances or tickets.
  • No screen outs without a cash reward once you've been invited into a survey.
  • A carefully crafted survey taking experience that's clear, fun, and engaging.
  • Privacy is respected and personally identifiable information is not sold 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 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 TraitScore. 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 if your account is in good standing
  • Receive your reward within 72 hours of request
  • Reward options include PayPal payments (all countries), or e-gift cards to Amazon, Walmart, etc. (for members in the USA and Canada)
  • 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.

Handy Browser Notifications

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 (research 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 TraitScore. 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 website (i.e. international users may find it difficult to find full paying surveys; surveys that are not just $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 TraitScore and Earn More

PaidViewpoint's patent-pending TraitScore 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 TraitScore 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 for each research survey!

Referral Program

PaidViewpoint offers a generous referral program where you will earn 20% of what your referrals earn for taking research 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.

VIP Community Builders

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 (2381)

5 Star Reviews (1780) 74.8
4 Star Reviews (349) 14.7
3 Star Reviews (87) 3.7
2 Star Reviews (62) 2.6
1 Star Reviews (103) 4.3

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pays not very often

January 17, 2020 by luis from Canada

to reach the first 20$ it takes about one year.
not worth it.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on January 19, 2020

HI Luis,

We are sorry to hear that our site did not work well for you. You won't make much money if you wait for survey invites; we don't send out many email or SMS invites. It's always best to check your dashboard for surveys that spontaneously appear. As these surveys are completed by other respondents, the surveys disappear from your dashboard. Another reason that may prevent you from getting many surveys is missing demographic information. If you'd like us to examine your account, please open a support ticket from within your account.


August 1, 2019 by Joyce from United States

I have wasted over one year trying in vain to earn enough to redeem. Have heard from these clowns once in the last 3-4 months. Can't even get a reply when I email them to find out why I'm not getting surveys, either. I'd give them ZERO stars if I could. They have lost all credibility with me and I regularly warn everyone I know to AVOID (IF You're Incredibly Lucky You'll Get) Paid (Before You Die Waiting to Cash Out) Viewpoint.

The Most Overrated Survey Site

April 5, 2019 by Mark from United States

I was a member for 3 months, and I only made $21 total. Most of the surveys were only for $0.10, and on some days there were no surveys available to take. Also, they keep asking you the same questions over and over again, to check your consistency. They don't deserve a high rating. Avoid this one.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on April 6, 2019

Hi Mark,

We are sorry to hear that you do not like our site. We have different philosophies than other survey sites. Firstly, we highly believe in consistency (hence the repetitive Trait Surveys in the beginning of membership). Secondly, we believe in NOT bombarding our respondents with countless surveys. This bombardment creates Respondent fatigue, a real challenge to the Market Research Industry. Lastly, the economics principal of supply and demand apply here. Perhaps we just don't have the amount of surveys available that you were expecting.

We also do not send out invites for every survey you may qualify for. It's best to log in to our site throughout the day, if possible, for surveys that may be waiting in your dashboard for you to complete. Our surveys are issued and completed in real time. Throughout the day, surveys may appear and disappear from your dashboard as they are written and completed.

Will you make a living with PaidViewPoint? No, and we realize this. But, if you stick with us and add us to your internet making family of sites, you can make some nice extra money.

We wish you the best of luck and have a nice weekend,
At .10 a survey?

February 2, 2019 by Bill from United States

I was a member of paidviewpoint for 2 years had a 10,000 trait score and it took the whole 2 years to make $30.00. When I finally got to my last $15 I unsubscribed, also logged in everyday being 69 I don't think I have enough time left to make another $30.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on February 2, 2019

Hi there, Bill,

First of all, Thank You for giving PaidViewPoint a try.

Our site does not send out many survey invites. PaidViewPoint works better for you if you log in many times a day (if able) instead of once a day. Our site deploys surveys in 'real time'. Surveys appear as they are written and become available and disappear from your dashboard after they are fulfilled by other members. If you log in once a day, it is very easy to miss these surveys.

Please check your profile to make sure there are no missing categories.

You can also open a support ticket from within your dashboard for us to examine your account.

Surveys are rare.

December 20, 2018 by Kelly from Brazil

For those who live in Brazil, it is not worth it, as it only comes research that is worth 3 cents. From time to time there comes research worth more, but this is rare. The payment is fast, but it took me years to be able to ask for it, for rarely seeing research.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on December 21, 2018

Hi there, Kelly,

We apologize for your international experience. It usually does take international users a long time to reach the mandatory $15 cash out requirement.

As an international member, it can be challenging to make money on our site. Sometimes, this is because we do not have a large enough sample size from your country or because our clients are mostly looking for USA based respondents. Occasionally our clients ask for world wide respondents, but this is rare. Other reasons for lack of surveys can be that your demographics are inconsistent, incomplete or conflicting. We are trying to build the opportunities for our international members but this requires a lot of resources and time.

If you would like us to examine your PaidViewPoint account for any conflicts, please open a support ticket from within your DashBoard. We thank you for trying PaidViewPoint and have a nice day.