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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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 (2297)

5 Star Reviews (1702) 74.1
4 Star Reviews (345) 15.0
3 Star Reviews (85) 3.7
2 Star Reviews (61) 2.7
1 Star Reviews (104) 4.5

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lost phone number so I'm punished for it

June 10, 2017 by Christopher from United States

I either had to freeze my earnings for 6 months or burn it all to verify another phone number! that's not right! I froze my earnings and I'm not happy about it. HORRIBLE Terms of service to do that to your survey takers.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on June 11, 2017

Hi there, Christopher,

We understand your frustration. We have this rule to help prevent people from attempting to break the rules and operate more than one PaidViewpoint account. We suggest that you only change your registered phone number following a cash-out when your account balance is back to zero. If you have changed your registered phone number, you are permitted to change back to the original number at any time.

If you would like to discuss this issue further, please write to me [email protected], ask for me personally in your email.


May 17, 2017 by Michele from Canada

I have been a member since Feb 2015, have yet to reach $15.00...Traitscore is 10000-the highest possible. Reached out to them, but still only get profile surveys every 2-3 weeks for $0.03 a pop.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on May 17, 2017

Hi there, Michele,

There definitely is something wrong in your account. Please write to us at [email protected] Mention me in your email, I will look at your account personally.


April 9, 2017 by steven from United Kingdom

wait weeks for a survey then they expect you to waste 20 mins for a 42 pence survey ?? They can delete my account for all l care, this site is a total waste of time, l would be 75 before l got the chance to get a payment

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on April 10, 2017

HI there, Steven. Sorry about your experience. Please write to us at [email protected] There may be a problem with your account demographics or other problems.
3 Cents a Survey? Forget It.

January 16, 2017 by Stuart from United Kingdom

So far, all I seem to get are these 3 cent surveys. In the time I have been with the site I have made $1.67. I got $1.07 for signing up, so that's 20 trait surveys for a grand total of 60 cents.

At this rate I will have to do another 445 of them just to be able to cash out. What a complete waste of time. I'm going to cancel my membership of this garbage site.

Freezes or deletes earnings if you change payout email address!?!

January 5, 2017 by Jane from United States

If you want to change your paypal email address on paid viewpoint, they will either erase all your earnings and leave your point balance at zero, or freeze all future earnings for 180 days?! They claim this policy is to stop people from cheating and opening multiple accounts, but how does changing the email address on a single existing account help you to create multiple accounts? They need to understand that sometimes people switch email providers. It doesn't mean they are up to some nefarious scheme to defraud their survey site.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on January 6, 2017

Hi Jane,
1/6/17 reply: We realize life events happen making us change our emails and phone numbers. But, there has to be some kind of security system in place to discourage these members that try to cheat. The common person may not know how to cheat a website, but please understand, that is the ONLY goal of a dishonest computer savvy person. And remember, the cheating always starts with a single email and they build from there. As you can see with countries allegedly hacking elections and internet spying this is a real threat. We invite you once again to write us. Often, things are satisfied by a short email. Please mention my name so it gets funneled to me directly.

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We are sorry to hear that you do not like our site and think we are being sneaky. We value our members and without our members, we would have no one to answer the surveys from our customers. Most likely, you are misunderstanding our site and rules. Usually these kinds of complaints are solved without delay by writing to us directly at [email protected] You may write to me directly if you prefer personalized customer service.

The Burn/Freeze rule had to be enacted because some members were trying to cheat and open hundreds of PV accounts. Our Burn/Freeze rule on phone numbers and PayPal addresses are explained on our FAQs page as notated below:

You can change your registered phone number (and PayPal address) at any time. However, each time you change your number, your account cash balance will be zeroed. Alternatively, you can freeze your earnings for 180 days at which time you’ll be asked to validate the same new number to unfreeze them. This helps prevent people from attempting to break the rules and operate more than one PaidViewpoint account. We suggest that you only change your registered phone number following a cash-out when your account balance is back to zero. If you have changed your registered phone number, you are permitted to change back to the original number at any time. No member can use a number that has ever been used by another member.

We hope you write to us and hope you stay with us.