A minimum payout amount is when a panel requires you to have a pre-determined amount of points in your account before you can redeem them for a reward or cash. For example, some panels may need you to have $25 while some may require $10 or less to cash out.
Every panel creates its own rules so it can set a different number. Some choose to make the minimum cash-out amount higher than the rest so that survey-takers stick around. When the amount is high, it’s an incentive for participants to keep taking surveys to reach the minimum amount.
Some panels don’t specify a minimum payout amount or have a super low one. This allows you to claim your rewards or earnings quickly. You then feel like the work you’ve done has been worth it. With high minimum payouts, you cannot depend on a consistent payout schedule. A low payment threshold makes it possible for you to earn something on a monthly or weekly basis.