Reviewstream - I'm reviewing everying in my house, and I have some questions...
June 25, 2008 7:30pm CST
Well, I've caught the review bug, and I just can't stop reviewing things!!!! It hasn't been 72 hours yet, so I don't know if any of my reviews have actually been accepted, but I'm having fun so far As I'm new I have all sorts of questions for other reviewers out there, if you'll be so kind... What sort of things do you review? I've mainly been doing products that I find around the house, although I read somewhere on the Reviewstream site that you can review anything, even your husband or wife! So I'm thinking of maybe doing my daughter . I've been ticking the 'accept bulkmail' box for some of my reviews. Is this wise? What proportion (roughly) of your reviews get paid the full $2? How long are they supposed to be? I know that if you submit and they tell you that your review's not valuable, then you can add some more words and it will get accepted. But is there an upper word-limit, or are short, to-the-point articles always better? If your review isn't accepted do they tell you why? (I can't imagine they'd have the resources to be too specific with all the reviews that they must get). Have you reached the $50 payout? How long did it take you? Is it still fun after you've been reviewing a while, or does the novelty soon wear off? Have you run out of things to review yet? (It must happen sooner or later!!?) Woa, sorry for all the questions. Obviously, don't feel that you have to answer all of them, but any answers/experiences would be much appreciated!!
• United States
26 Jun 08
Oh? I didn't know that they actually let you review just about everything, that's great! I'll definitely have to check it out but on some sites similar to this when I put a lot of time and effort into it, it never seemed to have gotten accepted! I don't know why, really. It was on daytipper.com & I see people that entered one sentance worth of stuff and they end up getting paid for it, and i'm like ehhhh? It's really confusing. Ahhh well. I guess it's worth a whirl just to see if I actually can get paid. I have a question for you since it's kind of related. Are you allowed to submit one review to more then one site? Let's say I joined review stream, and uh.. one of the other sites that pays you for reviews(none are coming to mind), would that be allowed? Or you have no idea? I imagine it wouldn't.., but I haven't been able to find anything solid saying it wasn't. Oh, also! Let me know when you get paid by one if you do, and tell me what that one was about! That would be greattt, thanks!
26 Jun 08
Yes, apparently you can review anything, as long as it's something specific (eg. Tetley tea, rather than just tea in general). Yes, I'm not sure whether any of mine will actually get accepted yet, and I'm seeing similar things on this site to what you've said; some of the reviews that you can read on the site are very short. Yet for some of the longer reviews that I've done, it wouldn't let me submit them until I made them even longer! On the other hand for a couple of things I reviewed it let me submit very short articles. It's a bit confusing I guess there's some logic to it somethere!!?? As for your question, yes, I can answer it. Reviewstream are very specific about this in their rules, which state that "... the reviews you submit CANNOT BE PUBLISHED ANYWHERE ELSE, not even on your own website". They say that if you submit a review to Reviewstream you are not allowed to send it to any other site. And conversely, if you've submitted one to another review site then you cannot re-submit to Reviewstream. And if you break the rules then they ban your account. I'm sure that it'll be ages before I get paid (if I do!) as you don't reach payout until you've earned $50.00, and each review (if it's accepted) pays either $2.00 or $0.40. So I'm sure it'll take a while... I'll let you know what happens though.
27 Jun 08
Well, I just found out about the first few reviews I did. Out of the four reviews, one got accepted at the full $2.00 rate (that one was a review of my mobile phone), two were accepted at the lower rate of $0.40 and one was rejected. The rejected one was sent with a note to say that they didn't want to pay me the price I was asking for it, and this was one of the ones where I hadn't ticked the box which says that I'll accept payment at the 'bulk-rate' of $0.40. This gave me the impression that it would be accepted if I re-submitted it at this lower rate, so I have, and am waiting to hear. I'm quite pleased with these results so far, and I'll probably do some more and see how I go. I'm still having fun with it, but I'd really love to hear from someone who's actually received payment from Reviewstrem to find out how long it took them!! I think this would spur me on, as $50 seems so far away...
• United States
26 Jun 08
I wrote one review for them in which they said the review was not valuable. It was fairly short so I plan to add another paragraph to it. I know there are other people on my lot who write for Reviewstream so they should be able to tell you more about it.
26 Jun 08
Yes, I've found that when this happens if I add a few more sentences then they always get through this initial stage. I still don't know yet whether any of mine have actually been accepted past the 72 hours check, but I think I should hear about some of them quite soon! I read somewhere that reviews should be around 300 words or more, but I'm finding that for some of the ones I've done they'll accept a much shorter review than this. I'm thinking that perhaps for some subjects they're just more particular? I haven't worked out any pattern to it yet, but hopefully I'll notice one before long. Good luck with your reviewing, and thanks for your answer!