I also signed up with Viva Research long ago, since they sound like a paid survey site. (Viva Research and Panda Research are two of those websites that you have to join their panels yourself to find out the truth)
However, immediately after logging into to my account, I found out that Viva Research works pretty much like Panda Research (also call themselves research?!) – their so called paid surveys are actually paid offers – what a big scam! They are NOT a marketing research or paid survey company at all! I also did some research on Viva Research and had heard lot of complains against them not paying/crediting members.
My advice: Do NOT waste your time with Viva Research and STAY AWAY!
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