What is MyView? Honest Review on MyView

What is MyView? It is a reputable survey panel that has been around for many years. Do you want to know if you can make money online via this company? Read my honest review on MyView and find out if it is legit or a scam.

What is MyView - Honest Review on MyView

What is MyView?

Name: MyView
Website: www.myview.com
Overall Rank: 35 out of 100
Reward:  Amazon gift cards, e-voucher ($15 minimum)
Fee: $0
Processing Time: approximately four weeks (or more) to redeem points

What is MyView? MyView is operated by Critical Mix (formally known as Authentic Response) and it is based out of New York. Critical Mix is a research marketing company that has been around since 1996.

MyView was created in 2008 with the primary objective of collecting feedback and opinion from the targeted group of people.

It is a legitimate survey panel that rewards their members for spending time on answering and giving opinions on surveys. MyView rewards respondents in the forms of gift cards (e.g. Amazon, CVS, Best Buy, Old Navy).

As a member of MyView, you will be invited to give your opinions on a variety of products or services, such as movie trailers, gadget items, and video games.

In term of their business model, MyView is quite similar to Opinion Outpost that I have reviewed previously. There is nothing special about this survey panel. In general, MyView has almost all standard survey panel features.

If you are wondering if MyView is a scam, don’t worry as it is a legitimate survey site. MyView also has a security certification from TrustE which indicates the site is legit and trustworthy.

One thing is worth mentioning about MyView is they have been rated F by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). This is caused by the fact that they had not attended to many complaints that had been raised by the consumers in the past.

How To Make Money With Only MyView?

It is pretty easy and straightforward to sign up as a member of MyView. Simply go to the official sign up page (see snapshot below) and fill up the form. Remember to choose the right country as you sign up.What is MyView - Honest Review on MyView.

You are eligible to earn money with MyView if you are above 13-year-old.

For the time you have spent taking the surveys, you will be rewarded through MyView Points that are redeemable via PayPal, charity donations, Prepaid Visa Cards, iTunes, Sears, and gift cards.

For each survey, you will be notified the average time that you need to spend to complete the survey. Once you finish the survey, the MyViewPoints will be credited to the Balance History page on the portal.

What I like about MyView Points is that you will also be rewarded partially if you cannot finish the entire survey.

The MyView Points you accumulate for completing a survey will be credited almost immediately to your account once the survey is closed.

In order to cash out, you will have to make sure that it is sufficient to cash out $15 (approximately 20,000 points).

One of the tricks to get more survey invites from MyView is to start doing the invited surveys as soon as you can. If you register and do not participate in their invited surveys, they stop sending you the new ones.

Why MyView Makes Sense?

(+) You will be rewarded (partially) even if you do not complete the surveys.

(+) You will get “Just for Trying” points whenever you are disqualified from taking the invited surveys. This shows the  legitimacy of the company and their sincerity in appreciating your time spent.

(+) Relatively low cash out threshold, $15. Unlike Only Cash Surveys, their cash out is set at $50. If you have been taking surveys, $50 takes a long time to accumulate.

(+) MyView pays promptly and they have a very good reputation for being a prompt paymaster. Once you redeem your points, MyView issues the e-voucher code almost immediately.

(+) MyView sends a lot of survey invites as compared to many other survey panels in the market.

(+) MyView has done a very good job in giving customer support. If you visit their “Customer Feedback” page, you will see all forms of feedback from members are disclosed to the public.

There Must be Some Negative Sides of MyView

(-) The biggest drawback is they do not pay out “real” cash. You only can redeem points for gift cards and e-vouchers.

(-) MyView Points will be forfeited following 90 days of account inactivity.

(-) It takes long to have MyView Points  be credited for the survey you completed. After completing the survey, you may need to wait for a month or two to get the points credited. You will be provided a confirmation code after every survey. You are reminded to keep the code as it will be used to confirm if payment for that particular survey has been made.

(-) The MyView Point system is confusing. It is not a problem to only MyView but to any survey panels that use Point system. As I mentioned above, you require approximately 20,000 points to redeem a $15 e-voucher. This is because I cannot pinpoint exactly the conversion rate. Sometimes, I need 33,000 to redeem a $25 Amazon Gift Card.


To be honest, this is the shortest survey panel review I have ever made because it is nothing special about this product.

It is just not worth spending your time taking surveys with MyView if your intention is to make money online. Even if they payouts real cash to their members, it takes way too long to process the reward redemption.

If you are looking for a survey panel to make money online, I do not recommend MyView. I suggest you take a look at Vivatic or MySurvey

If a survey income is not exactly what you are chasing for, consider running a blog. Read the following articles to learn how I make my online income.

  1. Why Should I Seriously Consider Running a Blog?
  2. Earn Money Online as Affiliate Marketers
  3. Ways to Earn Money at Home | $10,000 Template

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4 Responses

  1. Xander says:

    Hi Alex,

    Really nice and thorough review on MyVeiw. I have been scammed out of a lot of time over the last few years trying to make a sideline income. Reading your review just confirms to me that nothing has really changed. And the fact that you can’t get cash payouts makes it even worse.
    What is your opinion on online surveys? Should I rather be looking at something long term?

    • Alex Y says:

      Hi Xander,

      Thanks for giving it a read. I hope it gives you some insights of what survey panels can earn you.

      It can be frustrating taking surveys online as there are way too many weaknesses, such as long payment processing period, difficulty in getting qualified in surveys, and worst of all, they do not pay. Do not get my wrong here, not all survey panels are like that.

      Making money with survey panels is not my first choice. I have shifted my focus to affiliate marketing, in which it earns me a lucrative income and it is a sustainable income. If you would like to know more, you could sign up for Free email course from me – Free Email Course.


  2. Chris says:

    I really enjoyed your, “How Can I Make Money Online Without Being Scammed” post. There are truly lots of unscrupulous people out there trying to prey on others and scam them out of their hard earned money. I too have tried many schemes that promise making money and found them to be more hype than promise. How did you find your way to WA? I was shopping around for a great opportunity when I found WA. Kyle and Carson sure have done an excellent job of helping others through this platform. To your continued successes and keep up the diligent work on how to give the credible online marketers a good name.


    • Alex Y says:

      Hi Chris,

      I am glad my post does give you some insights and valuable information to you.

      I always believed in affiliate marketing and had tried to look for a platform to learn how to build a solid website and monetize it. I was too scammed a few times before I found WA through Kyle.

      I am happy to know too that you are also a member of WA. I hope your website is coming along!



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