Paid Viewpoint – Pros and Cons

by Anna T · 10 comments

in Extra Cash, Paid Surveys

paid viewpoint pros and consI’ve been using Paid Viewpoint for a while now. If you’re not familiar, this is a paid survey site that’s a little different. They actually have a lot going for them because when you participate, you’re free of a lot of the problems you encounter with traditional survey sites (long surveys, slow to pay, etc.) While I still recommend this site if you like paid surveys, there are a couple of negatives in there that I’ve observed. So here you go:


  • The surveys are really short. I’ve bragged about this before. I love not spending more than a few minutes answering questions.
  • They pay fast. Yes, really fast. Most of the time you’ll get paid either the same day or within a few days after you request your money.
  • The site is very well organized. The layout is so easy on the eyes and simple to use. Very modern and no problems at all navigating around.
  • They pay in cash. No confusing points system here! You get paid in actual cash, not in points you have to redeem.


  • If you ever need to change your phone number, there is a security measure in place to ensure no one is cheating. Changing your number means that you have to either burn (zero out) your current earnings or freeze them, meaning you aren’t allowed to cash out for six months! They explained to me on Twitter that this is in place to prevent cheating. I understand, but hate having to wait six months.
  • Cashing out can take a while. Sure the cash out threshold is pretty low at just $15, but when you don’t even earn a dollar for most of the surveys, it can truly take a long time to build up if you don’t have a lot of referrals under you.

So there you have it. I will continue to use this site occasionally because the surveys are a piece of cake, but I am one of the unlucky ones who had to change their mobile number back in June. I had about $20 in my account at that time and I wasn’t willing to zero out my earnings, so here I am waiting until sometime in December before being able to cash out, which kind of stinks :( Overall though, they have more “pros” than “cons” so I certainly recommend them. One of the higher quality survey sites out there.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dina September 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I also like Paid View Point and Instant Cash Sweepstakes because the questions are short.
I don’t have a cell phone, but I got signed up (several months ago) and I just came from the Paid View Point website and it says you can also use a landline phones and cell phones only no VOIP.
Have had cash transferred to PayPal from Instant Cash Sweepstakes with no problem, but have not cashed out of PaidViewPoint yet.

Anna, I love your website and have told several people who I know have been looking for jobs to do at home about it.
Keep up the good work it is appreciated.


2 Anna September 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for the update and for sharing my website, Dina.

when I initially signed up for Paid Viewpoint, it looked like you had to have a mobile phone of some sort. I’ll update my review. Thank you!


3 Lisa Mills September 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I think it’s great that the surveys are short. I’ve opted out of so many survey companies just because the surveys are so darn long! :)


4 Alicia Washington September 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hi Anna. I didn’t know this about Paid Viewpoint. I am signed up with them as well but I didn’t realize that they would penalize you for changing your phone number. Thank you for posting this and I love your posts and all the hard work you have put into your website. Thank you so much!!!


5 Anna September 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Thanks, Alicia! They actually responded to me on Twitter and explained it wasn’t a penalty, just a security measure they have in place. I understand it but I do wish that I didn’t have to wait six whole months! But I do get why that protects users, too. You’re doing a great job with your site, too! I recommend it often!


6 Jean Haut September 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I have been doing Paid Viewpoint for awhile now and think i had cashed out once or twice so far. Their fun little quick surveys.


7 Sharon September 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

Good list but hoping to find more sites. I’m on a dozen of them and all that you have mentioned all good. paidview is great yes they ask for phone number but they haven’t called me or anything it was just used for confirmation of user they send you a confirmation number is all.. I have been paid a bunch of times so far. Just like instantcashsweepstakes have actually won the 50 dollar pot and 2 dollars so many times I lost count and win when my referrals win can’t go wrong there unless they don’t play. ANYONE NEED A REFERRAL JUST ASK.. always needing more people for my sites.. LOL. I do pretty good on making money online.


8 Nina December 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Hey folks, come join me at I love quick paid surveys here and thought you’d enjoy it too.


9 PunRun December 10, 2012 at 12:52 am

I used to do surveys with Paid Viewpoint then I stopped because sometimes the surveys are long and it will take me some time. I used to do it in my iPhone but since they have no app it is hard to zoom in and out so as to read the questions. Currently I’m doing NPolls which has an app that I can access anytime.


10 Warren May 25, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Hey folks, come join me at I love quick paid surveys here and thought you’d enjoy it too.


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