You're online when you come across PaidViewpoint. They promise they're the “friendliest experience ever for survey takers,” but you've been scammed before and can't help wondering whether it's legit or not. In this review we take a closer look at what this lesser known survey site has to offer.
What Is It?
PaidViewpoint is a GPT (get paid to) survey site that promises its users a fun and happy experience. Earn cash by referring friends, taking surveys, and filling out questionnaires.
The site is owned and operated by Umongous Inc. They are prominently known for their ownership of AYTM, a website whose clients utilize data from answers to surveys and other forms of market research. Not much else is can be found about Umongous except that their headquarters is located in San Francisco, California.
Signing Up For PaidViewpoint
Anyone is free to sign up with PaidViewpoint as long as they're 13 years or older. Don't stress, registration isn't invasive and you're only required to give the basics.
Before continuing, make sure to verify your email with the given verification code. No verification means no surveys, and no surveys means no cash.
While with some sites you can earn up to $5, when you sign up with PaidViewpoint you get a mere $1. To reach your highest potential with PaidViewpoint.com we recommend you take part in their referral program. For each friend you refer, you earn 20% of all their earnings for life.
Surveys are the main feature this site has to offer. On average, you get about $.10 per completed survey. Sometimes there are a few that go from $.30 to $2, but these are more sparse because they go fast.
PaidViewpoint believes in keeping things short and sweet, which is why you'll never have to type out long, drawn out answers to any of their surveys. They say surveys only take 2-3 minutes, but we found that they take a few more than advertised.
The great thing about their surveys is that once you're in, you're in. You'll never be kicked out of a survey because you don't qualify, just get there before it closes.
“Trait Surveys” are an added feature that pays you to give more personal demographic information like your health and medical conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political views, religious beliefs, psychological makeup, trade-union membership, and things you buy or plan to buy. These pay between $0.03 to $0.10. Take them regularly to slowly up your earnings and Traitscore.
Your Traitscore has notable influence on your surveys. The higher your Traitscore, the more you can earn per survey. A high Traitscore also allows you to receive the maximum number of surveys per month.
PaidViewpoint has no points system, it's cash only with an occasional gift card from Walmart or Amazon. This can be great if you need quick cash. The problem is the amount of time it takes to accumulate your earnings.
Every question you're asked pays cash, you even earn a few cents for every question you answer while signing up. $15 is the minimum payout, and when the time comes you can choose to keep it as cash or turn it into a gift card.
Payout is delivered into your PayPal account in less than 72 hours.
The amount of information you provide depends on the types of surveys you do. If you choose to do their “Trait Surveys,” you'll definitely be sharing more about yourself than in their regular surveys.
They take “reasonable” security measures, which raises a red flag with us. You're trusting people you don't know with very personal information so it should be more than just reasonably protected.
Most complaints were about the money.
When it comes down to it, you don't earn a whole lot of money with PaidViewpoint, and users are now beginning to realize it. When you only earn a couple cents per survey, it takes a lot of time for profit to accumulate.
So Is It Worth It?
We do not recommend putting your time into PaidViewpoint. It all comes down to the money and privacy.
Yes you can earn money, but it takes a long time for things to get going. It's like a snowball on a not so steep slope. And if it's not the money, it's definitely the privacy. No one should ever have to compromise their privacy, even if it's with a website that's paying you lots of money.
In the end, this site just isn't worth it. You would be much better off setting your sights elsewhere.