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.

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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 (2610)

5 Star Reviews (1987) 76.1
4 Star Reviews (365) 14.0
3 Star Reviews (87) 3.3
2 Star Reviews (63) 2.4
1 Star Reviews (107) 4.1

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Waste of time outside the US it would appear.

April 26, 2019 by Nick from United Kingdom

UK panelist from April 2017 to March 2019.

Total earnings - $16.01 - not even GBP.

Traitscore maxed out ruling that out a factor, and I pretty much qualified for every survey offered, so it was a shame that they paid so poorly and were so infrequent.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on April 27, 2019

Hello, Nick,

Yes, we pay in US dollars. This is because we are located in the United States and we state this in our Terms of Service. If we were located in the UK, then we'd offer GBPs.

Yes, surveys can be infrequent if you wait for email invites. Also, most of our clients will use the setting for USA based respondents since those clients are mostly located in the US. Occasionally, our clients will use the world-wide setting, but this is less frequent.

Our cash incentives are driven by many factors in order for us to remain profitable and operational. We have two categories of incentives; pennies to a dime for our in-house TRAIT surveys and much more for our clients' surveys. Most likely, you are answering our TRAIT surveys because you are either not getting many Market Research Surveys from our paying clients or because you are not logging in when a survey is waiting for you to be completed. Surveys appear and disappear from your dashboard as they are fulfilled and expired.

Thanks for giving us a try, anyway. We realize our site will not be a good fit for everyone.

Have a nice weekend,
Waste of time

October 15, 2018 by Lizzy from Nigeria

Was told if I achieve a traitscore of 9000 and above, I start earning more on each survey, I have
Achieved 10000 traitscore which they said is the highest but still earning 0.03 cent. Want to know if is not for people living in Nigeria so that I'll stop wasting my time

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on October 15, 2018

Hi Lizzy,

We understand your concerns.

Mostly, our clients are looking for opinions of users living in Canada, USA, and the UK. Occasionally we will receive a request from a client for a worldwide audience but these surveys are more rare.

We appreciate you giving PaidViewPoint a try.


October 14, 2018 by Lisa from United Kingdom

Tried to register, you have to verify your phone number but the number they give you to either call or text doesn't exist so I couldn't complete the registration and therefore can't claim the few cents I got paid for some of the registration questions.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on October 14, 2018

Hi there, Lisa,

First of all, thank you for your interest in registering with PaidViewPoint. We are sorry that you are having difficulties. Remember, if you are from the United Kingdom, as you specified in SurveyPolice, you must have international calling on your phone. Our telephone number is based out of the USA, so you will need to dial 00 before our 10 digit phone number.

Waste of time

August 21, 2018 by William from United States

I started with Paid Viewpoint July 24, 2017. I could not earn the $15 need to cash-out until Aug 10, 2018 I had to complete 89 surveys to make the needed $15.On other survey sites I have made 100's of dollars in the same time period.
Because of this experience. I have grave doubts about the money people claim they make on Paid Viewpoint.
Most of the "surveys" I was asked to take were for their "Trait profile". Being paid 10 cents, I asked about higher paid surveys. Their answer "If you have a timetable or wish to make money fast, you will be disappointed." If I had known this I would never have joined. Paid Viewpoint is a waste of time.

Idk how any of you gave 5 stars

August 15, 2018 by Jesse from United States

This site is a total sham lol. If you wanna barely make 15 bucks after a year of doing a 10 cent survey or 2 a day then this sites for you. I feel as if anyone here giving a good review is their employees. Not even exaggerating when I say this you can easily make 50-100 on any other survey site in 1/16th the time it takes you to make 10 dollars on with them. Up to 25 a referral you'll never see a penny from referring don't waste your time.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on August 16, 2018

Hi Jesse,

Thanks for sharing your experience even if it is not optimal.
We apologize that you feel disappointed with our site.

We pay fair incentives for the little time our members choose to spend answering questions.
The volume of survey invitations you receive from us fluctuates based on many factors, your Trait score, your response speed and history in the past, business demand for the opinions of people with your demographics and many other factors. Sophisticated algorithms manage survey invitations have been developed over the years to achieve a sustainable balance in our ecosystem. That said, we recognize that nothing is perfect and constantly tweaking and upgrading it to improve the experience for our members. If you feel that in your case you have experienced a bug or we haven’t fulfilled one of our promises, please reach out directly to [email protected] with your username and details of the issue. We check and resolve every single request.