- Jun 13, 2018
I’ll be reviewing PaidViewpoint today. PaidViewpoint is a survey site. Yeah, there are tons of survey sites out there, but PaidViewpoint has a pretty interesting feature: they never screen anyone out of a survey once that person starts taking it. Anyone who’s been reading my reviews will know that I absolutely hate getting booted out in the middle of taking a survey. That’s why PaidViewpoint’s pledge caught my attention. As good as that is, it’s only one of PaidViewpoint’s four “principles.” They are (and I’m paraphrasing):
- They pay cash for every survey you complete.
- They never screen out a member once they’ve been invited to take a survey.
- They respect your privacy, and won’t sell your personal data to anyone.
- They strive to make answering surveys fun and not boring.
So everything looks good on paper. But how are they, really? Read on for my PaidViewpoint review!
PaidViewpoint: First Impressions
PaidViewpoint’s website doesn’t look like much. It’s got a primarily black background, and the homepage doesn’t look very enticing. You’ll have to do some clicking to know more about the company, but when you find the info, it’s pretty extensive. All the info you would possibly need are there in the website - you just have to do a little bit of clicking to find it. But I don’t think they’re deliberately trying to keep the info from being found.
My Hot Take: Design is a bit meh, and you need to do some clicking to get the info you’re looking for, but overall my impression is still a net positive.
How to Earn on PaidViewpoint
This is where it gets fun! On PaidViewpoint, you complete surveys and get paid in cash - no points (and no need to mentally convert your points earnings to cash). I like earning in cash. It’s straight to the point. You can redeem your cash earnings as, well, cash or as gift cards.
You will receive notifications of available surveys both in your email inbox and in the site itself. Like I mentioned a while ago, once you get an invite, you won’t get disqualified mid-way. This is a huge deal for me, and I’m sure it’s also a huge deal for other people.
There are two types of surveys on PaidViewpoint:
1. Market Research Surveys - This is the “regular” type of survey. Companies hire PaidViewpoint to conduct surveys for market research. Surveys can cover a wide range of topics, but are always simple to take. Market Research Surveys are only about ten questions long, and written answers have a 90 to 120 character limit. So these are some of the easiest surveys to take!
2. Trait Surveys - You will receive about one trait survey per day - this kind of survey is the most common one on the site. These are pretty simple surveys and were designed to get to know you better. If you’re wondering why PaidViewpoint doesn’t disqualify members mid-way through taking Market Research Surveys, it’s because of these Trait Surveys. When the site knows more about you, it already knows beforehand that you’re truly qualified for a particular Market Research Survey.
Trait Surveys are still paid surveys! Plus, completing Trait Surveys increase your “Traitscore.” When your Traitscore hits 9,000, you’ve reached the upper echelon of PaidViewpoint. Being on this level means you will get to earn more for each survey you complete - it’s definitely something to work towards!
All good survey sites should have a referral program. I’m happy to report that PaidViewpoint’s is pretty top-notch! You will earn 20% of your referrals’ own earnings. (They don’t get deducted 20%, thankfully. The bonus you get comes from the site). You can refer an unlimited number of people, but your earnings per referral is capped at $25. Still, not bad.
If you have 100 active referrals (those that have completed a survey within the last 30 days) you will be bumped up to VIP Community Builder status. When you hit that tier, you won’t have to wait for your referrals to cash out before getting your referral fees!
As tempting as it is to create a bunch of fake profiles, don’t. The site has an advanced… er, computersy programming thing, that can spot fake or dummy accounts. Getting caught may invalidate all your hard-earned earnings.
There’s a sign-up bonus when you, well, sign-up. The amount varies from country to country, but for the United States and Canada the bonus is $1.
My Hot Take: PaidViewpoint has one of the best survey programs I’ve ever seen! Yeah, the earning methods are limited to the two types of surveys (plus referrals), but here it’s a case of quality over quantity. They made sure the surveys are short and easy to take. Plus there’s the fact that you won’t get disqualified from a survey you were invited to take. Major props to these guys!
Your earning potential will depend on the time you have to complete surveys, and the number of Market Research Surveys that get assigned to you. As good as this site is, there will be times when you won’t have any Market Research Surveys to take. Trait Surveys, though, are given daily. But earning potential for those are suitably small - only about $0.03 to $0.10 each.
So manage your expectations. You’ll be making enough for beer money, but not enough to send your kids to college.
My Hot Take: Earning potential is okay. It’s just about average compared to other survey sites.
When you’ve accumulated a minimum of $15 in earnings, you can request a payout. You can request cash (which is sent via PayPal) or Amazon or Walmart gift cards.
Rewards are processed within 72 hours of request, but I’ve read that others have gotten their earnings the next day!
My Hot Take: This is super-awesome. The $15 minimum isn’t the lowest I’ve seen, but the super-fast processing more than makes up for it.
How to Join
Membership free and open to anyone 13 years old and above. Here’s a link for ya:
Click the “Register” icon on the homepage to start the registration process.
Take note: if you decide to change your phone number and email later on, your balance will either be reduced to zero or frozen for 180 days. The site does this to validate your new details. I’m not a fan of it, but it is what it is.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
PaidViewpoint is legit! They are one of the best survey sites I’ve ever checked out. Payout per survey is a bit average, but everything else about the site is excellent.
I highly recommend you add this site to regular rotation.
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So that’s my review of PaidViewpoint. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you used the site? How did you find it?
Let’s hear your stories!