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A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« on: November 24, 2014, 09:52:12 AM »
At this point, I honestly believe I have done the impossible.  Disregarding length, this is a must read for any and everyone. 

It was a year, 1 month and 17 days ago, October 7, 2013 to be specific, when I registered for a membership with Paid Viewpoints.  From the outside looking in, it seemed like a great site.  It definitely met all my expectations:  cash outs via PayPal, $15 low minimum threshold and the 72 hour maximum waiting process to receive your payment.  For me, nothing could be that.  I figured, with the "exceptional" criteria, I could make a few cash outs within a month and steadily profit very well.  However, I was extremely and horribly wrong! 

I know every site is different and unique in its own way, but Paid Viewpoints is not your typical survey site.  Instead of receiving money per survey, for example, $1.25 for a 12 minute survey, Paid View Points pays its members per question.  At first glance, you, or at least I did, could think that this could be a potential benefit for members, but let me assure you, it is nothing to get excited about.  For a survey with 13 questions, the pay per question is $0.01.  Therefore, the total earned is $0.13 for the entire survey.  There are other survey with specialized topics that offer more than $0.01. 

*** The most I ever made per question was $0.08, and the highest total for a survey that I ever earned was $1.58.  ***   

With that said, there are also surveys that do not offer money.  These particular survey award you with points, which is an "addional perk" called a Traitscore.  The gist of the Traitscore is to gain as much as you can.  Once you receive 9000 (the maximum limit), you will be included in the top !0% of members and earn more per question.  In my opinion, it is just a constol system used to redirect your focus from the below average earning potential. 

Fast-forwarding to November 22, 2014, I received a survey that finally allowed me to reach the $15 threshold.  I requested payment that same day.  I received my earnings via PayPal on yesterday, November 23, 2014.  The only aspect that made this whole dreadful process worth it; the ability to receive earnings in less than 24 hours. 

Overall, if I had the chance to do it all over, I wouldn't even register for Paid Viewpoints.  It is a complete waste of time!  I spent a year, 1 month and 15 days to receive a total of $15.30, when I could have easily double or even tripled that amount elsewhere.  I sincerely apologize for this long post, but I wanted to share my experience.  My time is valuable.  I prefer not to have it wasted, therefore, if I can help someone to avoid this time trap, I consider it a huge plus. 

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 11:39:14 AM »
Thank you for sharing this.  I am sure it will benefit more than a few work at home newbies.  I sure wish I had read a few posts like this 7-8 years ago when I was just starting out at this while in college. I would have saved myself so many hours of completely wasted time with the many survey sites, very similar to this, that I ended up trying and ultimately abandoning because I couldn't earn anything.

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2014, 12:50:38 PM »
I made about $3 before realizing the cash out was $15. I just delete the emails now. I'm tempted to work to the $15 but it just seems to be a waste of time when I can be doing something that will actually make me some decent money.

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2014, 02:04:15 PM »
Thank you so much for this review of Paid Viewpoints. I am not a big fan of survey site for this very reason. Reaching the threshold for payment seems like an eternal task and that's if you even qualify for the surveys. Now I know for sure to steer clear of Paid Viewpoints.


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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 04:05:58 AM »
I think your story is a typical story for online earners who have tried survey sites, paid to click sites and other micro jobs sites. :P
I have not cashed out any from all those survey sites that I had registered before. It is because there will be just two or several surveys at the start but nothing will ever be available again. So no chance of reaching the minimum payout. :P

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 01:46:12 AM »
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I think your story is a typical story for online earners who have tried survey sites, paid to click sites and other micro jobs sites. :P
I have not cashed out any from all those survey sites that I had registered before. It is because there will be just two or several surveys at the start but nothing will ever be available again. So no chance of reaching the minimum payout. :P
   


Well, I politely and respectfully disagree with you, zararian.  This is my story on this particular site; however, not "my typical" story.  I have actually made $350 on one and about $125 on another.  This all in a time frame of months, by the way.  Then, on random, every now and then surveys and focus groups I participate in, which include mobile apps, I have earned an additional $150.  Therefore, I have and have been profiting on surveys.  Paid Viewpoints is just a blemish in my portfolio.  No worries, though!  I'm a very optimistic person.   ;)

 On the other hand, it sounds like you, just like I have done with Paid Viewpoints, have ran into a few bad ones around the way yourself.  Well, just so you know, there are legit and paying sites out there.  The challenge is finding them.  Hope you find one that meets your expectations.   8)

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 06:37:46 AM »
To some extent I agree with Zararian. The legit survey sites aren't that many. Most, I've noticed have high minimum payout requirements which I believe is a means of encouraging members to give up long before they make enough money to demand for their money. So while there are a number of legit survey sites which you can make some good cash from most are semi-legit [in that they actually do pay some people] or outright scams.

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2014, 08:40:29 AM »
I think I probably have mentioned this before but I personally find it REALLY hard to make any money, let alone "decent" money, on a survey site. In fact, most of them are just as bad as GPT click sites. With that being said, I do know that some people have managed to make decent money on survey sites but I don't understand how they do it. I guess it's like people don't understand how I can make decent money on mTurk. Ultimately, you're going to find what works for 1 person simply isn't going to work for another, which is why there's so many great, different ways to make money online today :)

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2014, 08:52:43 AM »
Some sites are exactly like that, they are not worth it. Your story reminds me of musicxray, that took me as well over one year to collect $20...

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 02:40:48 PM »
I very much appreciate those who share their experiences honestly! I can say from my own experience that Pinecone research does pay 300 points per survey if you use the cash reward option these 300 points are worth  3 dollars, which you can have mailed to you as a check or sent to your pay pal account. When I first started with Pinecone research they would automatically mail you a 3 dollar check after each survey. Now members have to request payment, the minimum is 300 points ( equal to 3 dollars when using cash reward option) I like being to cash out when I choose to rather than having 3 dollar checks mailed after each survey. I am currently making 12  to 15 dollars a week and also now get offers to receive free products which I then receive a survey that reviews the product sent. It is a good little egg to have in your basket, you wont get rich but you will get paid without having to have a minimum cash out that takes an extended amount of time to meet you can cash out as you go, one survey at a time if you choose to. I also noticed that when you respond to your emails stating a survey is available for you right away and don't miss the end dates on surveys, the amount of surveys you receive will become steady.

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 11:25:37 PM »
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At this point, I honestly believe I have done the impossible.  Disregarding length, this is a must read for any and everyone. 

It was a year, 1 month and 17 days ago, October 7, 2013 to be specific, when I registered for a membership with Paid Viewpoints.  From the outside looking in, it seemed like a great site.  It definitely met all my expectations:  cash outs via PayPal, $15 low minimum threshold and the 72 hour maximum waiting process to receive your payment.  For me, nothing could be that.  I figured, with the "exceptional" criteria, I could make a few cash outs within a month and steadily profit very well.  However, I was extremely and horribly wrong! 

I know every site is different and unique in its own way, but Paid Viewpoints is not your typical survey site.  Instead of receiving money per survey, for example, $1.25 for a 12 minute survey, Paid View Points pays its members per question.  At first glance, you, or at least I did, could think that this could be a potential benefit for members, but let me assure you, it is nothing to get excited about.  For a survey with 13 questions, the pay per question is $0.01.  Therefore, the total earned is $0.13 for the entire survey.  There are other survey with specialized topics that offer more than $0.01. 

*** The most I ever made per question was $0.08, and the highest total for a survey that I ever earned was $1.58.  ***   

With that said, there are also surveys that do not offer money.  These particular survey award you with points, which is an "addional perk" called a Traitscore.  The gist of the Traitscore is to gain as much as you can.  Once you receive 9000 (the maximum limit), you will be included in the top !0% of members and earn more per question.  In my opinion, it is just a constol system used to redirect your focus from the below average earning potential. 

Fast-forwarding to November 22, 2014, I received a survey that finally allowed me to reach the $15 threshold.  I requested payment that same day.  I received my earnings via PayPal on yesterday, November 23, 2014.  The only aspect that made this whole dreadful process worth it; the ability to receive earnings in less than 24 hours. 

Overall, if I had the chance to do it all over, I wouldn't even register for Paid Viewpoints.  It is a complete waste of time!  I spent a year, 1 month and 15 days to receive a total of $15.30, when I could have easily double or even tripled that amount elsewhere.  I sincerely apologize for this long post, but I wanted to share my experience.  My time is valuable.  I prefer not to have it wasted, therefore, if I can help someone to avoid this time trap, I consider it a huge plus.

I cashed out 3 times in 2014 with Paidviewpoint, yeah it does take a long time, but it doesn't bother me because it's not as if I'm waiting on this money to a pay a bill, when I do finally reach cash-out it just feels like a bonus, because the surveys are super short and to the point. Also, if you get your "trust score "up to the maximum you will occasionally be offered surveys which range from around 60c to a couple of dollars, dependent on the topic and our peronal demographic I guess.

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2014, 01:11:00 AM »
Thank you for this information.  I actually signed up many months ago and felt that my time with Paid Viewpoints was a waste of time.  I actually have a really hard time with a lot of the survey sites because some of the surveys are very long and tedious, and they pay out is low.  It takes quite awhile to make a large chunk of money.  The one survey site that I've found to be beneficial is MySurvey.  They do in fact pay, because I've received payment from them.  They also have a app for your phone which is kind of nice.  However, I don't log on very often and tend to overlook the emails.  I need a job that is going to pay consistently each month and not sporadic.  But, good luck.  Some people have what it takes and this is not meant to be negative.  I just don't have the patient I suppose.

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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2014, 02:57:13 AM »
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At this point, I honestly believe I have done the impossible.  Disregarding length, this is a must read for any and everyone. 

It was a year, 1 month and 17 days ago, October 7, 2013 to be specific, when I registered for a membership with Paid Viewpoints.  From the outside looking in, it seemed like a great site.  It definitely met all my expectations:  cash outs via PayPal, $15 low minimum threshold and the 72 hour maximum waiting process to receive your payment.  For me, nothing could be that.  I figured, with the "exceptional" criteria, I could make a few cash outs within a month and steadily profit very well.  However, I was extremely and horribly wrong! 

I know every site is different and unique in its own way, but Paid Viewpoints is not your typical survey site.  Instead of receiving money per survey, for example, $1.25 for a 12 minute survey, Paid View Points pays its members per question.  At first glance, you, or at least I did, could think that this could be a potential benefit for members, but let me assure you, it is nothing to get excited about.  For a survey with 13 questions, the pay per question is $0.01.  Therefore, the total earned is $0.13 for the entire survey.  There are other survey with specialized topics that offer more than $0.01. 

*** The most I ever made per question was $0.08, and the highest total for a survey that I ever earned was $1.58.  ***   

With that said, there are also surveys that do not offer money.  These particular survey award you with points, which is an "addional perk" called a Traitscore.  The gist of the Traitscore is to gain as much as you can.  Once you receive 9000 (the maximum limit), you will be included in the top !0% of members and earn more per question.  In my opinion, it is just a constol system used to redirect your focus from the below average earning potential. 

Fast-forwarding to November 22, 2014, I received a survey that finally allowed me to reach the $15 threshold.  I requested payment that same day.  I received my earnings via PayPal on yesterday, November 23, 2014.  The only aspect that made this whole dreadful process worth it; the ability to receive earnings in less than 24 hours. 

Overall, if I had the chance to do it all over, I wouldn't even register for Paid Viewpoints.  It is a complete waste of time!  I spent a year, 1 month and 15 days to receive a total of $15.30, when I could have easily double or even tripled that amount elsewhere.  I sincerely apologize for this long post, but I wanted to share my experience.  My time is valuable.  I prefer not to have it wasted, therefore, if I can help someone to avoid this time trap, I consider it a huge plus.

I cashed out 3 times in 2014 with Paidviewpoint, yeah it does take a long time, but it doesn't bother me because it's not as if I'm waiting on this money to a pay a bill, when I do finally reach cash-out it just feels like a bonus, because the surveys are super short and to the point. Also, if you get your "trust score "up to the maximum you will occasionally be offered surveys which range from around 60c to a couple of dollars, dependent on the topic and our peronal demographic I guess.


Well, I definitely commend your willingness to stay and continue to participate, however, that is where you and I differ.  There were just entirely too many negatives.  No, I don't need $15.00 to pay a bill, but I consider my time to be valuable.  For me to exert the effort and a time span of over year, I would hope to earn more than $15.30.  Yes, the short surveys were a nice plus, but the only real positive I experienced was receiving my earnings in 24 hours, which the 72 waiting period is what lured me in to begin with. 

You mentioned you cashed out 3 times in 2014, which I would assume would average out to a minimum of $45.00.  On IPoll, another survey site, I make $50 to $75 a month.  I have taken a survey there that required 18 minutes of my time.  For the 18 minutes, I received $24.00.  I also have the privilege of logging in to a dashboard of at least 8 different surveys on a regular basis versus waiting to receive them via email.  Ultimately, I know all sites are different and it might not be completely fair to compare them, but I do.  I am looking for the best site to earn with, and unfortunately, Paid Viewpoint just doesn't meet that requirement for me. 

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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2014, 05:24:09 AM »
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I think I probably have mentioned this before but I personally find it REALLY hard to make any money, let alone "decent" money, on a survey site. In fact, most of them are just as bad as GPT click sites. With that being said, I do know that some people have managed to make decent money on survey sites but I don't understand how they do it. I guess it's like people don't understand how I can make decent money on mTurk. Ultimately, you're going to find what works for 1 person simply isn't going to work for another, which is why there's so many great, different ways to make money online today :)

I agree with this. I find Toluna to be low paying - I sometimes get the same surveys from them as from other places and they always pay lower. If you're not in the US, do some research for your own country. In the UK, for instance, YouGov and Populous are both good survey companies.

My experience with Paid Viewpoint is similar to the OP - I've never had any surveys from them other than the traitscore surveys. I filled them out for a while - I think I'm up to $3 - but then I stopped. I'm not at my most excited to continue filling the damn things out. If I had any prospect of an actual survey, I would.


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Re: A Year, 1 Month and 15 Days Later ... ??!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2015, 09:27:11 PM »
I am having mixed feelings about paidviewpoint.com

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