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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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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Is Paidviewpoint 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 (2505)

5 Star Reviews (1885) 75.2
4 Star Reviews (365) 14.6
3 Star Reviews (86) 3.4
2 Star Reviews (64) 2.6
1 Star Reviews (104) 4.2

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Takes forever!!!!!

March 17, 2020 by Liz from United States

PaidViewpoint sadly should hang it up. Most survey sites have 20-30 surveys or more per day. PaidViewpoint MIGHT have one or two every three days. It is clear that they do not have the business that they need to provide surveys. It took me 6 months to get to $15.00. I was at $14.50 for 2 months, I thought I would NEVER get to the $15.00 cash out at 10 cents a survey. I have a high trait score too and it didn’t seem to matter. Please DON’T waste your time. There are plenty of other survey sites that are way better!

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on March 18, 2020

Hello, Liz,

We understand your comments and we are sorry to hear that you are unhappy with our site. Yes, PaidViewPoint is different than other survey sites; we do not offer 20-30 surveys per day. We believe that respondent fatigue, which skews results to our clients, is a serious problem. Our loyal members seem to give higher quality answers than respondents who are looking to make quick cash by answering dozens of surveys a day. We hear this from our clients.

We appreciate you giving us a try and wish you well in this bizarre time of the pandemic.

13 Months of Wasted Time!

January 24, 2020 by John from Canada

After waiting 13 long hard months, getting a survey once every 3 days for $0.03 (10 questions), reaching 10K and a total of 4 emails earning actual money. I lost all of my earned $16.47 as my cell phone number was changed due to a lousy cell phone coverage provider...I had the option to have my account frozen for get this...180 Days! That works out to less then $0.87 CAN/month. I make more then that in my bank account with daily interest - RUN AWAY from this COMPANY!

UPDATE: I went over my records...the cell phone number associated with my P.V. account was for my Huawei Nova Plus. After the 2 year cell plan expired, I got as new cell phone, an LG G7 One & a new cell provider (the previous company didn't care at all to email or call to keep me as a customer after $90/month for 2 years), a new cell number, all resulted in...having to push so hard I nearly broke my finger using Sat.Nav. (even after adjusting it to most sensitive setting), then I get no service up north while out on deliveries where it worked the previous week, then some stupid update to the O.S. changed my overhead view to side view, then it starts dropping calls & not getting texts MY BOSS WAS FREAKING OUT!!! - I NEARLY LOST MY JOB!!! This site is the ONE-AND-ONLY site where I had to include a cell number. I always use my landline number as : the land, the house, the landline have NEVER LET ME DOWN for the past 14 years I've lived here! I tried the FREEZE option, I read & understood the "keep earning money while account is frozen" aspect, but I didn't want to wait a 1/2 year for $15. I then opted for BURN account, therefore it is IMPOSSIBLE to log into a deleted account to mention : Survey Police & your Name. BOTTOM LINE : I thank-you for your help & 1/2 Passive-Aggressive reply, but it's too late! Thank-You, Bye.

Why so many good reviews?

September 19, 2019 by Marc from Australia

I just can't see why this site has so many positive reviews. There is an extraordinarily long process of filling out details which, from what I could tell, could literally take months to complete. Maybe if you live in the USA the system works better but for me it turned out to be an utter waste of my time. I deleted my account and will never go back.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on September 21, 2019

Hi Marc,

First of all, thanks for giving us a try from Australia. We do not understand why you feel that we have a long process of filing out details that would take you months to complete. We ask for some demographic information, yes, but that form is short. In the beginning, we do send a lot of surveys asking for product usage, habits, and other traits to determine your consistency, likes, and dislikes. Unlike most survey sites, you are paid for these simple, short questions.

You will not make a lot of money on our site if you wait for email or text invites. We do not send out many of those. However, if you checked our site through out the day for surveys that spontaneously appear (and disappear as surveys are fulfilled by other members) you would make more cash.

And finally, yes, a lot of our clients are looking for responses from members who live in the USA, but some clients look for world wide respondents. We are sorry to hear that you closed your account but we do understand our site may not be for everyone.

Won't let me log in

August 24, 2019 by Luke from United States

I had $3.00 in my account, and now they won't let me log in.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on August 26, 2019

Hi Luke,

If the suggestions below don’t work, please write to us at [email protected]

It’s always best to clear your cache. If you forgot your password, you can request a reset from the login page.

Hope this helps,
Don't waste your time, should be reported to the BBC

July 29, 2019 by Brian from United States

I fail to see how this site is ranked so high? Since signing up, I've yet to take an actual survey, just the ones that are profile type (which they call 'trait') questions that apparently are supposed to build some kind of goofy 'trust' level and raise you to a level where you get more points. These are worth next to nothing, 10 cents.

Of the 2-3 real surveys I've actually be sent, not been able to take a single one as they put a three hour limit on them which is freaking lame as most people work or have other daily matters where they are not going to be able to check their e-mail constantly to see if this site has an actual survey. (And they give you an insulting screen with a couple of pigeons an a message about 'early birds' getting the survey!) I've even read on here that they don't send out e-mail alerts for every survey, so again, I guess I'm just supposed to check into the site constantly, totally lame. So basically I've thus far earned about what I could earn taking a SINGLE survey on any other site. Yeah, the site does work well, and you do always qualify for and get paid for the trait surveys at least, but it's going to take months to even reach the $15 minimum cash out level. This whole thing seems based around profile than actual surveys and I'm really wondering why waste my time when I could be making more on other sites that have you set up a profile from the start then give surveys you can actually take.
Since writing the above, I've dropped the site, they don't even send out e-mails anymore for anything, so what the hell is the point? Totally lame, waste of time site that should be reported to the BBC