Get Paid For Your Opinions By Completing Online Surveys For Paid Viewpoint

Bakari Chavanu 12-10-2011

paid surveys onlineAny experienced and savvy Internet user will tell you that money can be made online from home. Whether it’s working and writing for a site like MUO, maintaining an ad-supported blog site, or giving your opinions on Paid Viewpoint. PV, a market research survey site, has created a unique process for getting views from their members, making sure they get paid for their time and effort.


Paid Viewpoint, operated by Ask Your Target Market, has been used for many of the professionally designed infographics that appear on this and other sites. My experience with Paid Viewpoint is limited to testing it out with a single survey, but it has received great reviews from other reviewers of paid surveys online.

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How It Works

Paid Viewpoint has streamlined the survey taking process, so that you don’t spend more than six minutes on average completing a survey. You earn points for each survey you complete.

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The payout comes when you have earned $15 in points. You can earn even more points through what Paid Viewpoint calls its TrustScore system, which basically requires you to be consistent and honest in your responses. Paid Viewpoint doesn’t collect or share your personal information, but it does want to get a sense of the personality traits, demographics and interests. Paid Viewpoint uses this information in deciding which survey requests you respond to.


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You can earn additional points through Paid Viewpoint’s referral system–when your friends sign up and complete a minimum of six surveys. Paid Viewpoint has set up a way to invite your friends to the site via your social networks.

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Paid Viewpoint is an international site, but it only makes cashout payments through PayPal, which is done within 72 hours of you reaching your $15 USD earnings.


Taking Surveys

Even as you registered for a Paid Viewpoint membership, you began earning points and money. Most of the registration survey questions involve demographic information about you – including employment and marital status, level of education, and career background.

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Many of the marketing surveys are based on products like the iPhone, kitchen products, logo design, and brand appeal. You can choose to be notified about a survey through your e-mail, phone or text message. There is a limited time and number of responders to respond to and complete a survey, so you will need to log into your account as soon as possible when a survey notice arrives.

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Based on the first and only Paid Viewpoint survey I’ve taken, I found the process to be quick and easy, though some of the questions were a little vague. As you complete the survey, you are told how much time it would take to get it done. Paid Viewpoint said its surveys typically take no longer than 5 or 6 minutes “but the longer a survey is, the more you will earn.”

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TrustScore System

As a Paid Viewpoint member, your goal is to achieve a TrustScore of 9,000 or better. Paid Viewpoint says this “will place you in the top 10% of PV members and means you earn more for each answer”.

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The TrustScore is based on how consistent you are in responses you provide from survey to survey. So for example if you respond in one survey that you earned a college degree, but in another survey, you say you got a professional degree, Paid Viewpoint may view that as a inconsistent response.

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Inconsistencies in demographic information, based on my experience, might be attributed to how you read and understand the question. You can update your demographics between surveys to make it more consistent with your responses.

While Paid Viewpoint may never become a full-time gig, $15 can buy you a music CD, an e-book, or a few drinks at the bar.

If you are a Paid Viewpoint member, let us know about your experiences with the site. For other paid surveys online, check out this article You Actually Can Earn Money by Taking Online Surveys Read More .

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  1. rezze
    March 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    - I have joined many survey sites they are good but they take time for payment which is very irritating for everyone,i have joined a site which is amazing . the best thing of this site is that it pay at a weekly cycle and joining is freeI have earned many points and Tango Card which is a very special gift card. Value on a Tango Card can be redeemed for other popular gift cards, donations and local business options - all without any fees or expiration dates. joining is free for everyone. CLICK

    • Bakari Chavanu
      March 12, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Rezze.

  2. rezze
    February 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Any one who have not participated in any online programs before, should join this website which is not scam and you can believe and rely on , it gives you very interesting survey and pay maximum point for your best effort. you can get 500 point free for joining and get amazon gift card after 2500 points. I am a member of this site from last 2 years and I love to take survey. This is my one of the favorite online survey site. Click here-

    • Bakari Chavanu
      February 19, 2015 at 4:18 am

      Rezze, interesting to here that the site is still around. Thanks for the update.

  3. James Bruce
    November 14, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Update: Been getting a single "trait" questionnaire everyday now for the past few week, each of which earns a measly 3 cents or so. I have yet to receive an actual questionnaire that earns halfway decent money, so I think it's obvious this site is just a scam. At this rate, I will never make the $15 threshold. Stay the hell away from this BS, at least if you live anywhere outside of the US.  

    • Bakari Chavanu
      November 15, 2011 at 12:59 am

      Bruce, sorry to hear you having those problems. I have been getting actual surveys like ever three days on average. I'm only up to about $5, mainly because they only pay about 2-5 cents per survey i respond to. It looks like I responded to 30 surveys so far, and have only made a little over $5. I think your pay goes up as your trust score goes up. I didn't expect this to be a big money maker, but I have found the system works as described—at least so far. Will I continue with it? Not really. I can make money better doing other things. 

  4. admin
    October 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    What about the phone number prompt when registering?  The number is invalid when dialed.  Others say they have not seen this.  Can you clarify?

    • Bakari Chavanu
      October 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      Oh, you may be referring to a number to verify if you want to receive survey requests via your phone number. I didn't use that option. Hopefully the developer will respond to your question. Nevertheless, I didn't have to call a number in order to register.

  5. Tina
    October 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for clarifying!

  6. Gog
    October 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Can Non U.S residents participate these paid survey programs? In past time, I tried programs which smiliar to these, but I cannot because I am non U.S residents

    • Anonymous
      October 13, 2011 at 10:21 am is a global site and you can be from anywhere. is for US residents only.

    • James Bruce
      October 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

      I'm in the UK, and I just signed up. I earnt about $1 for that. Although, there aren't actually any surveys available for me yet, it seems.

      • Bakari Chavanu
        October 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

        James, I've gotten about one every three days on average. But I think it depends on your demographics and trust factor in terms of how many you get. Some of the survey questions are a little ambiguous, so a particular survey response might contradict with your demographic responses.

  7. Guest
    October 13, 2011 at 2:59 am

    I wonder if the editors intend to reply or just let this one slide.  Very surprised at them.  Great site otherwise.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      October 13, 2011 at 4:42 am

      Guest, I didn't have any problems signing up on the site, and I checked around to see if there any complaints about it before writing the article. I'll see if I can get one of the owners or reps of the site to come on here and comment on issues  that have been raised.

    • Aibek
      October 13, 2011 at 6:22 am

      we are looking into it. stay tuned.

  8. Admin
    October 12, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Did you guys do your homework on this  one?  Got two java trojans and during the reg it says to call to complete the process, but the number is invalid.  Thanks for leading me on and wasting my time MUO.  415-236-3095 

    • Bakari Chavanu
      October 13, 2011 at 4:35 am

      I went through the process myself, and I didn't get asked to call any number. Nor did I get java trojans. 

      • admin
        October 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

        One final step.
        You need to verify your cell phone or a land line number via SMS (text message) or voice message.
        Your regular carrier charges may apply. We give 10 cents bonus to help defray these charges.
        Why do we require phone verification?
        Call: 415-236-3095 
        and enter the security code: 38804#OR
        SMS "Code 38804" to 415-236-3095It's invalid

        • admin
          October 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

          The number is invalid and no, my system is not hacked.

        • PV/ICS Support
          October 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

          Hi Admin,

          We don't ask for Phone Verification for anyone outside of the US. If you are getting a message that the number is invalid when you call to verify, please write to us at Support at Paid View Point dot com and provide the long distance carrier you are using and the phone number you are calling from and we will resolve the issue. We have seen this happen in a few instances and we have worked to get it resolved for each individual.

          Thanks again, everyone, for your interest!

    • James Bruce
      October 13, 2011 at 11:31 am

      I didnt get any either. Are you sure it isn't your computer that is hacked? 

  9. Valentin Uzunov
    October 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    yeah i was under the impression that those types of website and services are pretty fishy at best!, can this actually be trusted 

    • Bakari Chavanu
      October 13, 2011 at 4:37 am

      Valentin, I've never done survey sites before, but so far this one seems legit. I haven't done enough surveys to get paid yet, but if that is a problem, I will certainly report it. 

  10. David Segall
    October 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    McAfee SiteAdvisor is giving one of it Whoa Get me Outta Here warnings.  Are you sure this is safe?

    • Bakari Chavanu
      October 13, 2011 at 4:40 am

      David, I didn't get any warning when I linked to the site or signed on, and my Cisco router typically does that if there's any problem. I did some checking about the site before writing the article, and didn't see any complaints. I'll see if I can get one of the owners or reps of the site to come on here and comment on issues  that you're raising.