My reviews at ReviewStream were all rejected

@famidea (112)
Manila, Philippines
November 17, 2015 6:35pm CST
I learned about Review Stream only last week. I was so excited I submitted more than 10 reviews for them already. I reviewed my cupcake maker, my pocket wifi, a restaurant, a movie, a pill, etc. Unfortunately, none of those reviews were accepted. I followed the guidelines: no plagiarism, make it conversational as if you're just sharing your experience to a friend. There's no exact word count written on their FAQ page, but I researched and found that it should be at least 250 words. Some users even say it should be around 500. Thus, I kept my posts long enough hoping not to be rejected. I also did some research on how to write an effective product/book/movie review. Include the pros and cons, describe your expectation, state more opinions than the description, how did you obtain the product, where to buy it, how much, etc. I also spent time reading the digest, to get some ideas how other reviewers do their work. Some have very lengthy post while some have brief posts. I listed information that I know will be helpful to other readers. But it's just so sad they did not buy my reviews even at a bulk rate. The reason was "review is not specific enough". What kind of specific they need? I can't see any supporting detail of what specific should be like. I really want to see my reviews published. Please help. What's your experience writing for ReviewStream?
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
18 Nov 15
Never tried it I am afraid. hope they don't use your reviews without paying you!
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@famidea (112)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Nov 15
I hope so. They're legit so perhaps they won't.
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• Dayton, Ohio
18 Nov 15
There is a name I haven't heard in ages. I wrote a handful of reviews for them! I just went over, and my account is still there, but the site looks very different now! The last time I was there was in 2010. As, for your rejections, I am not sure why they rejected them. Did you include details, such as various specifications, and explain how the specifications help or hinder the product?
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@famidea (112)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Nov 15
yes, I did. I read about some users claiming that Review Stream is stricter now.
• Dayton, Ohio
19 Nov 15
@famidea they seemed to change their rules regarding strictness right before I left. Looking over my records, at first submitiins were easier. Then there re more and more rejected.
• United States
18 Nov 15
I quit writing there because they kept rejecting my articles, I just moved on to other writing sites where i could make more mon money than just one upfront payment.
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@famidea (112)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Nov 15
what are some legit sites you know?
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@Trensue (5256)
• United States
18 Nov 15
Do they let you know why they were not approved? Are you going to try again?
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@famidea (112)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Nov 15
The feedback was vague. It was a one-liner without any explanation of what kind of "specific" they want. I don't want to try again. I guess I was just wasting my time with that site.
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@ridingbet (52692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
hmm! I just review and critique my students' case studies, that is all. regarding reviewing items, I have not done that... yet.
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• Philippines
18 Nov 15
I don't think im good with doing reviews, and if you got rejected what chances do i have getting my own reviews accepted. better find some were else to write.
@famidea (112)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Nov 15
I end up posting those rejected articles on my blog. If you'd like I can send you the link of that review they rejected. It's about Lazada.
• Preston, England
18 Nov 15
sorry it didn't work out for you there - such sites tend to have very specific tightly controlled criteria for what they want and reject material almost on a whim - quality control is one thing but such sites restrict creativity. Hope you are able to try again but pages like this will give you more freedom of expression
@famidea (112)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Nov 15
I agree. It's not an ideal place for aspiring or newbie writers. They should have explained what they really want rather than wasting a writer's time trying to figure out what's wrong.
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@babaraimc (1323)
• Pakistan
18 Nov 15
i dont know anything about this reviewstream care to share what this is about?
@famidea (112)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Nov 15
This site will pay you to write reviews for them. you can talk about anything under the sun: movies, books, a product you used, etc. As of now, the current rate is $7/review. But the price of articles varies from time to time. You have to make it original, based on your personal experience.
@UmiNoor (3487)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 15
My reviews were rejected too for the same reason. I think they have a quota or something. I really don't know. I gave up on the site. Not worth the stress of getting rejected.