- Jun 13, 2018
Hey everyone. Today I’ll be reviewing Viewfruit. It looked like an interesting site, so I decided to give it a try.
If you’ve been looking for survey sites to try out, or if you’ve been wondering whether Viewfruit is legit, check out my review!
Viewfruit - First Impressions
My first impression of Viewfruit was not very good. But let’s start with the positive. The site has a nice, clean design. It has lots of info, about itself and its programs.
But what really stuck out at me was how badly-written this website is. I mean, I can sort-of understand what the content is trying to say, but I need to stare at it for a few moments first.
Content Matters (Warning: There’s a Rant a Comin’)
Listen, I know I’m “just” one guy on the internet mouthing off through his reviews. But if any of you are planning on starting your own website - whether it’s a survey site, blog, shop, or what have you - listen up. Good writing matters. And if you can’t write well, at least make sure your grammar is on point.
Clearly-worded content matters, especially if you’re trying to attract an international audience, which Viewfruit claims to be doing. It matters because a. you’re supposed to communicate stuff clearly and b. having badly-worded sentences makes you look sketchy.
Reading the copy (industry speak for word or content) on Viewfruit was like dragging 100-grit sandpaper over my eyes. The site had dead links (clicking “Awards Recommended” took me to the login page) and so much badly-worded content.
If I weren’t writing a review, I would turn away and go to my happy place of proven survey sites. But I think a review of this site would be of some use to the Earn That Buck community. So let’s truck on, shall we?
How to Earn on Viewfruit
Viewfruit has only one earning method:
This is basically the same as most other survey sites. You qualify for surveys, and for each one you complete, you earn points. For anybody reading whose new to the survey site scene, I’ll explain a few concepts. (Survey site OGs will be familiar with these, but look at it as a sort of refresher course.)
Getting Paid to Take Surveys
If you’ve been wondering why survey sites pay us to share our thoughts and opinions, here’s why: market research. Companies like to minimize risk as much as possible before making major business decisions.
Let’s say a guitar manufacturer wants to make a new guitar model. Before it finalizes all the features and specs of the new guitar, it might want to know what the market wants. But since the guitar manufacturer would be busy, you know, actually making guitars, it would hire a survey site to conduct those surveys. Since the survey site gets paid to send out those surveys, you also get paid to take it.
Qualifying for Surveys
You’re probably wondering: “What if I don’t play guitar?” Here’s the thing about surveys (whether on Viewfruit or other survey sites): they’re usually designed with a specific demographic in mind. If you don’t fit that demographic, you will most likely get disqualified while taking the survey. That’s right, you can actually get booted out of a survey in the middle of taking it.
Let’s say you’re taking that survey about guitars. If the site decides you’re not the right demographic for it, (maybe you don’t play guitar or aren’t musically inclined) you’re out. I can understand why a person wouldn’t be qualified to take a certain survey, but it sucks to have to know after you’ve invested time in it.
But this isn’t unique to Viewfruit - it’s pretty much standard operating procedure. The only way to try and mitigate this is by completing your profile. When the site knows as much about you as possible, there’s a strong chance you won’t get assigned surveys your not qualified for in the first place. Disclaimer: I’m not 100% sure if this works, but there’s no harm in completing your profile, right?
Some survey sites will pay you in cash (which is usually sent out via PayPal, but checks and prepaid credit card load are also common). Other sites will give you points instead. Each survey or task gives you a corresponding point reward. The longer or more complex the survey, the more points you get. You can then redeem these points as cash or gift cards later on.
I can’t really tell which method, whether straight-cash or points, is better. Whichever option the site uses, you still get paid in real-world money in the end.
Viewfruit gives you points first. You’ll have to do some points-to-cash conversions to know how much actual money you’ve earned (which I will discuss later), but the important part here is that you still get your earrings in cash.
Cool? Cool. Okay, on to the other activities you can do on Viewfruit:
This isn’t an earning method. It’s just a glorified group chat, where people sound off on a variety of topics. Yeah, it’s pretty easy to ignore this feature.
You can vote on different topics through V-Vote. Like V-Chat, you don’t earn through this method. Hard pass.
Completing surveys will give you anywhere from 100 to 5000 points (the equivalent of $0.20 and $12, respectively).
Your actual earnings will depend on the number of surveys you actually get to complete (remember what I said about being disqualified in the middle of taking a survey?)
I also need to remind you, surveys will shut-out members (even while they’re in the middle of taking it) when the company has received enough answers. So it’s in your best interest to take the surveys as soon as they’re made available.
When you’ve accumulated a minimum of 2,500 points (the equivalent of $5) you can request a payout. Earnings are sent via PayPal or gift cards for online shops like Amazon .
I like that the minimum withdrawal is super-low. While I usually just save my earnings, overall it gives people the flexibility to withdraw their earnings more frequently. So props for that.
With that said, do take note: your payout request is checked every Friday, and once approved it’ll take another 5 working days for it to be redeemed. So let’s say you make a payout request on a Sunday. It’ll take 5 days for the points to be checked, and another 5 days for processing. That’s a pretty long wait!
A Word of Warning
I’ve been reading up on other people’s opinions about Viewfruit and, well, opinions are mixed, but tend to skew towards negative. Here are some common complaints about Viewfruit:
- Just one earning method - taking surveys
- Frequent disqualifications from surveys
- Hardly any surveys for most demographics
- Confusing user experience
- The mobile app keeps giving errors
If you’d still like to try Viewfruit out, you can register in the page I’ll be lining below:
Registration Page: https://ph.viewfruit.com/Index/register
They also have a mobile app for earning on the go:
While the site seems to be geared towards the Asian market, it is also available in 32 countries.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
Okay, how do I say this? Viewfruit isn’t a scam. I’ve seen people get paid. But the overall experience is pretty dismal, and if you don’t qualify, you’re out of luck. So, I’ll label Viewfruit technically legit, but I can’t give it my endorsement.
I recommend avoiding this site and instead using one of the other legit survey sites that are available.
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Well, that ends my Viewfruit review. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried this site? How did you find it?
Let’s hear your stories!