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:

  • 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, and more (for members in the USA, UK, and Canada).
  • If you are located outside the USA, you will be paid to your PayPal account in US dollars. Gift cards will be converted into your local currency (from USD) and are available in $5 and $10 denominations.
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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 regularly increase your earnings, but they also help increase your TraitScore. Note that receiving trait surveys regularly may depend on your region.

PaidViewpoint App

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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 mobile app, check your account balance and cash out your earnings when ready. The Paidviewpoint app is available on Android only, via Google Play.

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.

9000 TraitScore Importance: Achieve a TraitScore of 9000 to become part of the top 10% of members who earn 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.

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Is PaidViewpoint Legit or Scam?

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Paidviewpoint is Legit

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 pay more than $0.03 'trait surveys'), it doesn't mean that the panel itself is illegitimate, never mind a 'scam'. Paidviewpoint is a safe, secure, online surveys website.

Eligibility: Available in 50 countries worldwide. Must be 13+ (16+ in the EU) to participate.

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

PaidViewpoint Reviews (2455)

5 Star Reviews (1847) 75.2
4 Star Reviews (355) 14.5
3 Star Reviews (86) 3.5
2 Star Reviews (64) 2.6
1 Star Reviews (103) 4.2

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You *must* have Paypal

April 25, 2019 by leslie from United States

Pay close attention to what it says at the top about needing a Paypal account. Yes, they offer Amazon and other cards but in order to get these cards, you still need a Paypal account.

As for surveys, they are very easy to do. I was always given an invitation by mail. Sometimes far apart, sometimes closer together. It's not like some other survey sites where you take an endless number of surveys which tell you you're not qualified and you end up wasting minutes-to-hours with that repetition.

Good setup. But remember, you need Paypal first. :)

Keep your same phone number

August 21, 2018 by helen from United States

I have been with this site well over a year. If you change your phone number you will have to wait 6 months before you can cash out. Feb of 2018 I reached the $15.00 mark and couldn't cash out because I didn't have my old phone number that I signed up with. So I had to wait an additional 6 months to cash out my $21.61

Good at First

May 7, 2018 by Kelly from United States

I enjoyed these surveys at first. Wasn't overwhelmed by the number of them and they weren't very long. I gained money steadily. But it was interesting how, when I was $1.95 from cashing out, the surveys just stopped. Haven't had a new one for weeks. Seems a little suspect.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on May 7, 2018

Hi there, Kelly,

Just a little explanation:

When you first join, we do send you quite a bit of the short, concise TRAIT Surveys. Once we learn a lot about you, those TRAIT surveys start to slow. The MR Surveys from our paying clients are built around a specific range of demographics. These MR Surveys can be harder to get or get answered within a few hours. If you don't log in at the random time, you could miss the MR Surveys from our clients. These Surveys come and go throughout the day in your dashboard. The method of completion and invite is "First come-First serve". Please write to us at [email protected] if you would like me to personally double check your account. Mention me in your support ticket.
Only one survey in months

November 18, 2017 by Nancy from United States

Maybe I'm the wrong demographic for the surveys that PaidViewpoint offers. But I have only completed one actual survey since I joined several months ago. They do send what they call a "traits survey" every few days; those are internal to PaidViewpoint (not surveys from their clients). It's always a series of 10 questions about your buying habits, income, future purchases, etc. You get 10 cents (and 10 points) for completing each one. After faithfully responding to every single one for months (I have almost 5000 points), I am guessing I just don't fit the right profile for the higher paying surveys. Disappointed with PaidViewpoint and moving on.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on November 19, 2017

Hi Nancy,

Something doesn't sound right. If you are still interested in answering surveys or getting a response, please write to us at [email protected] There could be a simple fixable problem or other issue.


June 3, 2017 by Desiree from United States

I get mainly $0.10 for each survey. Even the ones a bit higher are given so infrequently there really is no point. Took me over 6 mths to get up to $20...not worth it at all.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on June 5, 2017

Hi there, Desiree,

Please write to us at [email protected], it shouldn't take you 6 months to cash out. Sometimes there are errors or missing demographic traits that can cause you to be excluded from surveys. Please mention me in your email so I can look at your account personally.