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, 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 regularly increase your earnings, but they also help increase your TraitScore. Note that receiving trait surveys regularly may depend on your region.

PaidViewpoint App

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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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: 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.

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'.

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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They are going to pay me in next life.

August 24, 2017 by saralkumar from United States

It has been a year since I joined paidviewpoint. And if I can't even earn 15 dollars in a year then you gotta be kidding me. And it is amazing how trait surveys has reduced to almost zero ever since I reached 12 dollars. And there are no other surveys. I would suggest if they cannot provide enough surveys then reduce cash out limit from 15 dollars to maybe 5 dollars. This whole thing of 15 dollar cashout limit and non existent surveys make it feel that this website is here to get free work out of people and never pay them. I am very very disappointed.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on August 24, 2017

OH no, Saralkumar, something doesn't sound right. Please write to us at [email protected], ask for me personally.

Sometimes leaving demographics empty can cause this lack of surveys. Sometimes lack of consistency will make you a unreliable or untrustworthy respondent. Yes, trait surveys will reduce in time. If your demographics and consistency are ok, you should see the better-paying surveys from our actual customers. Don't worry, we are NOT interested in fooling people and there is a legitimate reason for the $15 cash out. A lot of thought and planning went into making our rules and we want to be fair. Again, please write me so I can personally examine your account.

A survey (any survey) would be nice

May 12, 2017 by Doug from United Kingdom

Joined but apart from their profile surveys, nothing else has appeared
Based on recent reviews I MUST be on a different PaidViewpoint as to date all I've manged to earn is $2 over several months, so someone's not being honest in their reviews

3 years still no payout

December 2, 2016 by Gary from United Kingdom

I have been a member of paid Viewpoint since November 2013 and am still just over a dollar short of cashing out I am a member of many survey sites,but this one is by far the slowest in being able reach payout,dont bother.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on December 2, 2016

Hi there, Gary (and others with the same problem),

Please write to us at [email protected] I see that you are writing from the UK. This can be part of the issue, but it shouldn't take 3 years before you can cash out. There are many factors that go into making a respondent site; country of residence, consistency of your answers to our in-house 'screener' questions, consistency of your answers to our clients questions, nonsensical answers like "ghjkl" count against you, empty demographics when you registered, and many many other factors. Building this site is a very challenging task for MR companies, but we really try to make it 'right'. Please write to us since this forum is anonymous. Please mention me in your email.
100% Pretentious Company & Not Worth Working For!

October 20, 2016 by Colin from United States

The survey is pretentious, and the support staff is pretentious, self-centered, overly sensitive, and controlling. The support staff doesn't treat its panelists with the same dignity and respect that they demand their panelists show them. In other words the support staff plays by a one way street instead of a two way street philosophy and attitude. The same rules that apply to you, don't apply to them. If the support staff doesn't like you they block you from ever using their website again. In my opinion it's a crappy website, and I'd give it a 0 Stars rating if I could, because that's what I believe it deserves. I hope this was some help for you in your choosing the right surveys for you to be a part of. Have a great day my fellow Market Research Company Survey Panelist-Survey Taker.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on October 20, 2016

Hi there, Colin,

As you may know, email responses can be misunderstood and frustrations can rise and I think that is what happened here. I have personally reviewed your four emails from October 7th and our representative's one email from October 7th.

I feel a responsibility to my company to oppose your title of this review "100% Pretentious Company & not worth working for". I suppose you had an issue with the sentence that our representative typed: "Please know that going forward forward, we will only respond to professional communication." This is the response that seemed to escalate your last two emails. We apologize if we offended you with that response. However, requesting a professional manner in communication is never a pleasant or an easy thing to request no matter which side the conversation you look at. Once again, emails can be misunderstood and tempers fire. We wish you luck on your next endeavors.

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No surveys

October 5, 2016 by Richard from United Kingdom

I have been with this Panel for months, I regularly do the Trait surveys which boost my score and I answer them honestly but just never get any actual Surveys.. I am guessing UK members do not get any surveys just the $0.03 traits..

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on October 5, 2016

Hi Richard,

Please write to us at [email protected] I will personally check your account for anything that might be preventing you from getting surveys. Sometimes, problems can arise when an important trait like income, age, gender, or others is missing.