How would you like to get paid for sharing your opinions and viewpoints? I know I would.
Well that is what the survey website Paid Viewpoint claims to be all about.
When I came across Paid Viewpoint, I was curious to see how this survey site compared to some past survey sites I have tried.
To be honest, I never cared much for making money with survey websites because they all seem to share these few things in common:
- Time consuming
- Low earning potential
- Difficult to qualify for surveys
I decided not to let my past bad experiences deter me from giving Paid Viewpoint a fair shake, so I decided to give it a shot
My first impression of the website was pretty good.
The website looks legit. They clearly took some time and spent some money into making everything look professional.
There is a demo video on the homepage that is a couple minutes long that described what Paid Viewpoint is about.
What is Paid Viewpoint about?
After seeing and participating on countless survey websites, I really would have liked to see a survey site that does things a little differently to really differentiate themselves from the pack.
The demo video was pretty informative and I would say pretty creative. That was a good first impression for me actually, because I like uniqueness and creativity.
From what I learned, Paid Viewpoint’s goal is to make survey taking a more enjoyable experience for users.
I liked that idea. I don’t know if you have ever taken a survey before, but I can tell you they can be boring as hell!
The idea of improving the survey taking experience for survey takers definitely appeals to me.
But the question is, how do they make survey taking less of a chore and a more enjoyable experience?
Paid Viewpoint claims to use:
- Eye catching graphics
- Interesting layouts
That are all designed to make the survey taking experience more fun and engaging.
Some things I like about Paid Viewpoint
After creating my account, there were some things that caught my attention.
Paid Viewpoint makes the claim that once you are accepted into a survey, that’s it, you will not be screened out.
What does this mean exactly?
Well if you are unfamiliar with other survey websites, a common problem is that you can be dropped from a survey that you are in the middle of taking if you don’t meet certain demographic requirements. And you will not get paid for the questions that you have already answered.
As you can imagine, this results in a lot of wasted time and frustration.
I think it’s pretty cool that Paid Viewpoint eliminated this problem with their program.
Another thing that I like is that Paid Viewpoint pays you per question instead of per survey like most other survey programs.
They also pay you for answering the questions that are asked during the registration process which is pretty cool.
How do you get paid with Paid Viewpoint?
Once your balance reaches $15 with Paid Viewpoint, you are able to cash out. I like the fact that you are able to receive a payout to Paypal, and not some crappy gift-card like most other sites.
That’s great, but does Paid Viewpoint work?
Okay, so I was pretty impressed with what I found out about PV up to this point but it was time to put it into action.
Registration was simple of course. Just input your email address and create a password. You will be sent a verification email, so use your real email address if you intend to actually activate your account ?
I like to use a junk email address for websites like this in case they decide to sell my email address or send me endless amounts of spam. Just a tip.
As I mentioned earlier, PV pays you per question and will also pay you for the questions asked during the registration process.
Some of the basic questions asked during this process are:
- Social security number and bank account info – lol just kidding ?
- Paypal address
- Phone number (not optional unfortunately. I’ll explain)
They paid 5 cents for answering the gender question and 10 cents for recording my birthdate. Not bad, but remember these are just 1 time payments for these questions. You won’t get asked basic questions like this in the future.
After completing the basic information about myself, I was taken to the next page where I was asked to add my Paypal address. Obviously it’s important that you input a legit Paypal address here if you intend to actually get paid for the surveys that you participate in.
Or hey, you can complete all the surveys for free. If that’s the sort of thing you are into ?? ??♂️
But if you are like any sane person, you would like to get paid for your efforts. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can always make one for free.
Lastly, in order to complete the registration process you will need to verify your mobile phone number. Unfortunately this step is required and not optional. If you want to get paid then this is a required step that you have to take.
You have the option to verify your number by either calling the phone number provided or by texting the number provided.
If you go with the texting option, you will simply need to text a verification number to them and that will confirm your identity as a living human person. Yay for being a living human person.
If you decide to opt for the call verification process, you will need to call the number provided and speak the verification number in your most sultry and seductive voice. Okay, just kidding on that part.
Once the phone verification process is complete, you will be able to start making some serious cash. I mean you can probably just quit your job now and max out all your credit cards while you’re at it!!
Kidding! Don’t do that!
How much money can you make with Paid Viewpoint?
Although I did like the setup and layout of PV I hate to say it but the earning potential isn’t all that much different from other survey sites that I have participated in in the past.
I did make over a dollar for just completing the registration process which is sort of cool. The problem with this is that it’s only a one time registration process. You won’t be able to re-register daily and make a dollar doing it.
After the registration process I was able to complete a few surveys and made another 50 cents. But as expected, I kind of hit a wall with the surveys that I qualify for.
So I currently have $1.81 in my Paid Viewpoint account with no additional surveys for me to participate in right now.
Is Paid Viewpoint worth it?
That’s a tough question for me to answer for you.
So is PV worth it to me? Well, no not really.
If your goal is to make a few dollars every couple of days and cash out maybe once a month when your balance hits $15 then yeah Paid Viewpoint can be worth it for you to try out.
If your goal is to have a consistent and steady side income then I would say that taking surveys is not the best option for you. The money is not substantial enough, and the surveys are too inconsistent.
A better option for a side income
If you are looking for a substantial side income that you can earn from home, the best option is to start a small online business.
If that sounds complicated and time consuming, trust me, it’s NOT!
I have an online business that I started while working a full time job. My online business eventually took over as my full time job when I started to make enough money to support myself and my family.
The program that helped me to build my online business is called Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate is a online training program that helps people like you and me build a profitable online business from scratch and with no prior knowledge of having an online business.
The best part is, they offer free memberships so you can give it a try without having to invest any money or disclose any personal info.
I actually have a full review of Wealthy Affiliate if you are interested in learning more about the program.
Thanks for stopping by to read my review of Paid Viewpoint. I hope I was able to provide some helpful insight.
If you have a personal experience with Paid Viewpoint, or you have any questions about anything that I didn’t cover in my review, please leave them in the comments below ↓