What is Epinions.com

United States
March 22, 2007 11:16pm CST
I was wondering what this site is and how they work. How is your pay accumulated and are they worth writing for? I want to know what the average pay per month is, if you don't mind telling me.
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8 responses
• United States
23 Mar 07
I looked at that awhile ago, and it seems the only way to make money is by spending money on new products and writing reviews of them. Since most of what I buy is groceries, I decided there wouldn't be much interest in how I like them.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
From what I am hearing, it sounds like they are a bit like helium only you write reviews instead of articles.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
There's no such thing as average pay per month. Pay is very low, based on the number of reviews you've written, how they're rated, and the topics. Book reviews pay the least. If you're a regular consumer of popular items and can review them, you can make fairly decent money. Some people have been there for years. Pay is cumulative until you reach payout, but I don't remember what that is. Lots of info in the FAQs.
• United States
23 Mar 07
It doesn't really sound like this site would be worth my time if they are basically like Helium, you get paid in chunck change.
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@beckish (636)
• United States
25 Mar 07
You can cash out when you reach $10. :-)
• India
24 Mar 07
This is the site which promote various products and charge the company for that.a portion of that is distributed to reviewers.like,mouthshut.com,which of course does not pay a penny.I dont know whether this pays or not.if interested i can give you the name of various sites which pays.
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@beckish (636)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Epinions does pay, and they pay fairly quickly once you have accumulated the minimum payout of $10. I generally receive my check within a couple weeks. I have made over $1200 at Epinions over the years; it all depends on the quality of the reviews written and how much time one spends reading/rating/writing reviews. I love the site - it is my main internet addiction. :-)
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@beckish (636)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Epinions is a site for writing reviews that can help consumers make a buying decision. It takes a lot of time and energy to start making money from them. Pay is added up on a monthly basis and is compiled from income share - they pay based on how many non-member reviews you get I think. If you become an Advisor you also receive advisor income share and bonuses, which is higher pay. Check it out - it is a very fun site. You just have to be patient initially. :-)
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• Philippines
24 Mar 07
It's my first time to hear this and I am interested also in having additional source of income. I read the responses and I think this does not suit my interests. Thanks a lot for the information.
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@asteriskec (1074)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
I signed up for this site more than 5 years ago, I think. I've given several reviews on various items but after a few months, they announced a site overhaul. Since then I haven't logged in again. But don't expect too much money to be generated from that site.
@ichurn (611)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
It is my first time to hear that site. I know of other sites that pays when you write for them. Though, I'm just a beginner in those sites. I think more and more sites are coming out just like mylot. All the payments are quite low though.
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@AnythngArt (3303)
• United States
23 Mar 07
For a long time, I only had one lonely review on this site, although I have recently started to add more. It was a DVD review and all the time that this was listed, all I have accumulated is 4 cents. Either you would have to write a lot of reviews and/or get a lot of folks to read your reviews. Finally, they have moderators and lead folks who go in and "rate" your review, which as you imagine is a very subjective process. So those with the best review ratings rise to the top. Those who have been most active on the site and those who are leaders naturally have their reviews at the top and everyone else falls somewhere below. That's as "fair" or "frustrating" as you see it.