Time to Make BIG MONEY from Review Sites!
February 25, 2009 5:53am CST
I personally believe that review sites are a good way for beginners to make decent amount of money. I also feel that for freelance writers this can be a good platform before you take up any assignments. Most importantly they pay better value for your time compared to PTC sites, MYLOT etc. (The earning potential can be anywhere between $50 to $500 for full/part timers) So here is the list of Review and Blog advertising sites that I have compiled which can help you earn some money. Some of the below review sites require you to have a blog of your own as they pay commission based on the hits. (Somewhat similar to Adsense earnings) I encourage readers to comment whether they have received payment from these sites so that it can help beginners. The list is below: 1. Reviewstream.com- My personal favorite review site at the moment: Earning money with Review Stream is very simple. You write reviews of anything you can think of, from books to movies to cosmetics to your physicians/locations/electronics etc etc. The site has two paying rates. You can get paid the full rate ($2) or you can be paid a bulk rate ($0, 40). From my experience it's more probable to get paid the full rate if you write about a location (hotel, restaurant) and/or if your review is original and nobody else covered the subject before. Every Vote pays you. Publish all your reviews link to all your sites, social networking sites and promote. Every one you pay - you will earn $0.10 and you will get $5.0 which is a minimum payment for voting. You don't have to open account with them. Everything is managed by email & name. Go to the home page, there you will find "Write Review “image. Click on that image that will take you to the page where you can start writing reviews. International members are welcome. Minimum Payout is of $50.00 and which will be paid using PayPal. 2. Ciao.com – You have to write reviews from the list of products that you see on their site. You can earn 0.01 per rating u give and get 0.01 if someone rate u helpful,0.02 if very helpful and 0.03 if exceptional. International members are welcome. Minimum Payout is of $5.00 and which will be paid using PayPal. 3. Comparedbyus- One has to write reviews from the list of products that you see on their site. They give $0.25 for a quick review, while they give you $1 for extended review. Products which has received less than 10 reviews will only be paid which means if you are the 11th person to rate the product you won’t receive anything. So make sure to review only those products that have received less than 10 reviews. Beginners are not allowed more than 10 reviews per month. International members are welcome. Minimum Payout is of $20.00 which will be paid using PayPal. 4. Dooyoo.co.uk- UK MEMBERS ONLY. Get paid to review just about any product or topic you can think of and become part of an active community. To the best of my knowledge Minimum payout is at £5, by cheque. 5. Nutritionaltree.com - Get paid $1-$1.50 for reviewing products. Your reviews need to be minimum 30 words. The maximum number of reviews per signup is 50. Multiple signups from the same person are not permitted. There is no minimum balance you have to earn but there is a maximum of 50 accepted/approved reviews, so you can earn between $50- $75. You can either you request a paper check or have the earnings sent to your PayPal account. I know of many online friends who were paid few months back. I am not sure if they are still accepting reviews. If they are accepting reviews then you will be paid. 6. Softwarejugde.com - You get paid to review software products on their site. They pay up to $50.00 for a top notch review which is extremely difficult to get but they do pay minimum $1.00 for each review. International members are welcome. Payout is set at $200 through Western Union only. 7. Payperpost.com- You will be paid money to review other sites and products on your blog. Earnings will depend on the quality and popularity of your blog. 8. Shvoong- This site is very similar to other paid review sites such as Dooyoo and Ciao except that at Shvoong you can only write reviews on other publications, such as magazines, websites, books, newspapers, etc. You can also write about the subject of Medicine and Science. You earn royalties from your reviews - advertisements are displayed on the same pages as your reviews, and you earn money every time someone views one of these adverts/clicks on one of these adverts. The more people you can get to view your review, the more money you can expect to earn with Shvoong. THIS TURNED OUT TO BE A BIGGER POST THAN I EXPECTED SO I HAVE JUST INCLUDED THE SITE NAMES BELOW. YOU CAN COLLECT INFORMATION FROM THE FAQ SECTION. ALL THE SITES ARE LEGITIMATE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE HOWEVER I AM NOT A MEMBER OF ALL THE SITES I LISTED. YOUR INPUTS ARE WELCOME TO HELP BEGINNERS READING THIS POST. 9- Sponsoredreviews.com—Somewhat Similar to Payperpost.com above 10-Reviewme.com- Similar to above site. (You can make some money by reviewing products on your blog) You receive the review request and if you chose to accept it you write minimum 200 words about the product and you post it on your blog and you notify reviewme.com about the completion of your review. You get paid in the beginning of each month according to the reviews you have completed. 11. PayU2Blog- PayU2Blog is a smaller player in the sponsored review market. As a PayU2Blog publisher, you will be given paid posting assignments on a weekly basis based on the blog profile you create. 12. SocialSpark- SocialSpark is a social site where advertisers can handpick bloggers to help them promote their products and services through sponsored reviews or display advertising. 13. www.smorty.com. 14- Bloggerwave 15- Blogitive IMPORTANT: Plagiarizing - It is not at all allowed here on these site. Many people want to earn money fast and for that they copy contents from some other site and use here. But they don't accept this thing here; if they will come to know this thing - your account will be terminated.
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25 Feb 09
Oh my god such nice informations ,you have done a tremendous job for all mylotters,coming to ur post i tried review stream few times wrote good original reviews but they rejected after 3 days saying they dont need this. CIAO is genuine good site. But comparedby is a cheat site other sites i dont know are they allowing indian members to write.
25 Feb 09
Follow the tips below and try submitting few more reviews on reviewstream. -Quickly browse through some of reviews on that site to get a fair idea to see what people write to get their review accepted. -When you go to the home button you can see the review products requests at the lower page. Get your ideas there and write honest reviews for those products you have used. There is a big chance that your review will be for $2 because those are requested by people or by third party who needs content at their site. -Share personal experiences. Be direct at your personal experience. For EG- I purchased this ring for my brother. My brother was happy. It was his birthday and this was the best gift he had received. He hugged me instantly.. BLAH BLAH Although the above shows your personal experience but this is not direct. The actual product( ring ) has not been described as yet. @We cannot yet call comparedbyus a fraud site as yet. It has paid lot of members so far. I also know lot of reviews were rejected during the payment cycle period( including mine) but the fact is that they are still paying some members and I guess there are more strict than most other review sites in terms of review acceptance. Most of the sites listed above accept International members, if you want to try you hand on it. I would personally still recommend you on reviewstream.com.
25 Feb 09
Your review must be very short( rejection reason). Make sure that your review is of atleast 200 words to be accepted. Majority of the 200 words review are accepted. If your review is 200 word long and if you are still facing this error just add another 20-30 words to the same review and submit it again. It will surely be accepted this time. 200 words may seem big but once you start writing about a product you really know well then you will easily exceed 200 words and your chances of earning $2.00 per review also increases.
25 May 09
Review Stream should be honest about the reason for a review rejection instead of saying "you should improve your writing". That's very misleading. If it had said "your review is too short" from the get go, I wouldn't have closed the browser in irritation thinking the whole reviewstream.com website was a scam.
25 Feb 09
wow thanx for sharing such a nice information .... It is really useful for new comers .... is all these site support international members or they are country specific ... does they pay in India? and at last which is your highest earning site?
• Hong Kong
25 Feb 09
Thank you for the detailed information! That's really informative. I have tried quite a few of the mentioned and I am at $13 in reviewstream but I don't have the motivation to write more. I might pick it up again and try to reach the payout (hopefully) next month. I have also tried ciao before their change of paying method, after they changed it, I haven't been motivated.
26 May 09
I did start with review stream and have at least $10 on my account but have not continued for a while. I am quite busy with work. I also did join compared by us but stopped submitting considering that they are very strict and I was really confused since they keep on changing the rules. Well, the best review site that have paid me well was CIAO, I did earn a lot from them. But sad to note that they have already close for most Asian users. Well, I will try to check out some of those sites that you have suggested when I have the time.