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.

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not for Belgium

December 30, 2017 by Leslie from Belgium

They let you register and let you answer endless profile questions but you never reach a cash out level if you live in Belgium. Although the helpdesk is very friendly and punctual in answering.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on December 31, 2017

Hi there Leslie,

We are glad you found our help desk friendly and punctual.

Yes, sometimes the respondent's country of residence can make surveys appear less frequently. Many of our USA based Market Researchers are looking for US respondents. Occasionally, Market Researchers will open their survey to world wide respondents. Remember, surveys are dispatched in real-time, usually during US waking hours. The surveys are usually fulfilled in a few hours. If you log on a few times a week, you will definitely miss these better-paying surveys. We are trying to build a bigger, stronger international presence but this takes time and a lot of resources.

Happy New Year in Belgium. We wish you health and happiness.

Don't bother if you live in Canada

September 6, 2017 by Julie from Canada

While the surveys are normally quick, it's still a waste of time. I have been earning three cents a survey, which would accumulate quickly if there were a few available every day except it's one survey every other day! I also have more than 9000 on that trait score so I was expecting more invites or at least have my earnings rounded up to a nickel, but no! Going to give up.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on September 7, 2017

HI Julie,

Something doesn't sound right. Please write to us at [email protected] since you are anonymous here in Survey Police. There could be a reasonable explanation for you not getting the better-paying market research surveys from our customers.

not for canada

July 5, 2017 by Gaetan from Canada

If you are willing to earn 3 cents a week and reach the 15 dollars pay out after many years then this site is for you.

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PaidViewpoint responded to this review on July 6, 2017

Hi there, Gaetan,

Something doesn't sound right. It should not take a respondent from Canada this long to cash out. Please write to us at [email protected]
We do not send out invites on every survey that you may qualify for. If you wait for invites, you will not make much cash. But, if you log into your PaidViewPoint DashBoard many times throughout the day (if able) you most likely would see surveys waiting for you to complete. 
Also, the best way to maximize earnings is to post our site to your blog (If you have a blog). Be sure to get a PV referral link first. You will earn matching winnings from any one who joins under your link. To get this referral link, go to your DashBoard and select the Blue "Friends" icon. There are 3 choices to refer friends. 
We hope you write to us so we can examine your account.

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.