If you have a flair with words, don’t put your talent to waste.
You could turn it into an opportunity to earn an income, and one way to do it would be by writing reviews for various products and getting paid for it.
Here are 20 websites where you can make money writing reviews on all kinds of products, from books, movies, and music to clothes, electronics, food, software, and everything in between.
This site, although branding itself as a “Get Paid to Review” site, is different from others listed here, in that it is more of a cash back site than a straight paid review.
You are rewarded with cash for shopping online through their site, then coming back and answering a quick survey about the product you bought.
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You can expect up to $75 for reviews you give.
They also have paid surveys you can take. But I use this site mostly for shopping. It’s great to use for those times when you’re going to buy something anyway. Instead of just going to some other website and buying the product, buy it through Vindale, use it for a few weeks, come back and take a short survey and get paid for it.
I use it all the time. Last time I used it was when I was applying for the Discover card. I saw that Vindale was paying $30 if I would go through them.
So, instead of going to Discover Card’s website, I went through Vindale. Applied and got approved for the card, took a survey 2 weeks later, and got paid $30 for a card that I was going to get anyway.
2. User Testing
This is one of the few sites where you get paid to review websites. Basically, website owners go to them to use their panel of reviewers to test their website on different levels (user friendliness and things of that nature).
Basically, website owners go to them to use their panel of reviewers to test their website on different levels (user friendliness, load time, ease of navigation, and things of that nature).
As a reviewer/tester, you’ll have to visit the website, spend some time looking around, performing searches, navigating through the site, etc.
You get $10 for every website you review.
Now, you have to use their online screen recorder to capture your entire visit to the site. They also recommend you talk throughout the video, commenting on your experience. So, you will have to invest in a mic if you don’t already have one.
On dooyoo.co.uk, you get paid when you review products and services after using them.
Based on your first-hand experience, your reviews will help others decide before purchasing a particular product.
How it works is that you earn dooyooMiles when you write the reviews. DooyooMiles can be turned into cash, vouchers, or be donated to a charity of your choice.
You also get extra points when people read your reviews.
The best product reviews of the month will be awarded as well.
Shvoong Update: No longer in business.
Shvoong is the place to find summaries and reviews about almost everything.
It is a great review website for those who love reading because you get paid to write summaries and reviews of books, articles, newspapers, academic papers, and websites.
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They like shorter articles (under 1000 words), so the readers quickly get the gist of the reviewed item.
Shvoong gets its revenue from ads on the website, and reviewers get 10% of the revenue. You can collect your payment on the fifth day of the month when it reaches $10 in your account.
You can collect your payment on the fifth day of the month when it reaches $10 in your account.
One of the popular paid survey websites, Ciao, pays its members when they write reviews on various products.
Reviewers leave their feedback on a wide number of categories such as beauty products, books, electronics, entertainment, food, household products, travel destinations, and recipes.
Your earnings are based on ratings given by the other members on your reviews. You can request to be paid when it reaches £5 in your account.
6. Review Me
This website is relevant for bloggers who like to write reviews.
You register your blog and the advertisers select the blogs whom they want to review their products, services, websites, etc.
When your blog has been submitted and approved, advertisers will be able to see your blog’s presence.
There are several payment methods, that is by check with a minimum amount of $25, ReviewMe Prepaid MasterCard with a 20$ minimum, and PayPal with no minimum amount.
ReviewStream is another of those paid to review websites that are popular.
The reviews can be written on software, electronics, hotels, restaurants, books, and clothes among other categories.
You earn $2 for every review written if it is a ReviewStream hot topic.
You also earn an extra $0.10 whenever another member casts a vote for your review.
You can be paid using PayPal when you have earned $50 in your account.
SharedReviews works like a social network website. Reviewers are able to write for items listed in over 400 categories.
The website shares half of its generated revenue from its advertisements with the reviewers.
Also, when you cast your vote on a review submitted by other members, you will get a share of their revenue.
It is something different because you are paid when you vote for reviews written by other members.
9. Rate It All
According to the company, RateItAll is a fun social way to write and find reviews about everything.
Reviews include items from various categories from cars, celebrities, and food to bars, games, books, music, movies and travel.
This website stands out because the reviews are written in the form of bullet-pointed lists. It would be based on the different topics and everyone can give their opinions on the products.
Members receive 50% of the revenue from the advertisements displayed on the website.
Carrot Reviews Update: No Longer in Business.
You are paid $3 when you write your first review here but for every review that you write after that, you earn $1.
You also earn money when you read and rate the reviews written by others.
If your review score reaches the point of the quality review threshold, you earn an extra $10 on top of what you have already earned.
Minimum requirements for cashing out is set at only $10.
This website allows you to write only five reviews a month, though, they may occasionally change the rules.
Epinions.com Update: No Longer doing paid reviews.
Epinions, which is also claimed to be the largest consumer review website, is where members can earn extra cash by writing reviews on products.
You can write as many reviews as you like and the more you write, the more you earn, of course.
For your first 10 reviews, you earn $10, and for 20 to 30 reviews you earn $20, and for 30 to 39 reviews, you earn $30, and so on.
You need to know about “Eroyalties credits” which is a tool to let you track how much you’ve earned from writing the reviews. The credits are redeemable in US dollars.
The income share is paid to members who have a minimum of $5 in their account. The money is paid through PayPal.
12. Software Judge
You get paid to write reviews on software on this website.
If you write a really good review on a software, you can earn $50 for it. For normal reviews, you earn $1 each time it is published.
Just choose from the list of software available on the website.
You are, however, only limited to writing three reviews a day.
This site connects bloggers with advertisers. So, if you own a blog, you can go here, pick a product and write a review about it on your blog.
What makes this especially attractive is that you can even use one of those free blog sites like Blogger or WordPress.com. Most paid to review sites don’t accept blogs built on free blogging sites, but this one does, and you should take advantage of it.
PayPerPost is really easy to use as long as you have a blog. It has updated to a newer version.
You add your blog, claim it to show you are its rightful owner and then wait to get paid when you write those sponsored posts on your blog.
Payment is made via PayPal after 30 days.
Another method of earning money writing reviews on your blog or website. This website lets advertisers connect with bloggers who will blog their reviews.
There is a large community for both advertisers and bloggers so it is quite easy to make a quick buck here.
Buy Blog Reviews Update: No Longer in Business.
Buy Blog Reviews is also a great way to monetize your blog. You can register your blogs here for free.
Don’t fret as they have hundreds of advertisers looking to buy posts on blogs.
You can also sign up as an advertiser to promote your website.
This website is user-friendly and explains everything on the main page.
Again, use your blog to earn you some extra cash and with Blog Distributor, you can certainly do it.
You are paid to voice your opinions on the various products and services on your very own blog.
They say you get paid more if your blog is more popular but they still value every blog that is registered with them.
Update & Warning:
Please use Blog Distributor (and any other site for that matter) I or anybody else recommend, at your own risk.
I got an email from Dean Saliba of MakeMoneyLessons.com recently. In it, he pointed out to a few of his posts where he argues that this company refused to pay him for his work until he took the fight to social media and basically tried to put their reputation on the line hoping they would pay him. Hi did finally get paid, but according to Dean, it was only half of what they actually owed him. You can read Dean’s posts here on his site.
I always do my research before linking to any site or service, but as you can see, you can never cover everybody’s experience.
That said, please also keep in mind that people do have different experiences with the same companies, just like out there in the real world, so dealing with online businesses is the same. Which is why it’s good to do your research before joining any site.
Note to Folks from Blog Distributor: In the spirit of fairness, I would be happy to hear and publish your counter response to Dean’s claim as well.
You can expect to earn a steady income when you register your blog with Blogsvertise.
How it works here is that the administrator will assign the writing tasks that include the advertisers’ requests on what to mention in your blog post.
No endorsement of the product or service is required.
ExpoTv.com Update: No Longer in Business.
ExpoTv.com is a rather different review site because you film your reviews instead of writing them out.
It is easy as you simply search for products you want to review and then make a video of yourself talking about the product.
Any kind of product can be reviewed but not prescription medicine, firearms, and tobacco-related items.
If you want to earn extra points, you can do so by participating in surveys and inviting your friends to join the website.
Yahoo Voices (formerly Associated Content) – Update: No Longer in Business.
YV, as I mentioned in a recent post about websites that pay you to write, is a site where you can make decent money by writing articles. But it also allows you to write reviews of various products and make money from it.
You can either opt for upfront payments, or you can get paid per page views (somewhere around $1.50 for 1000 page views).
Those are the websites that you can make use of during your free time if you wish to make some extra money.
It is crucial to be honest in your reviews that you are being paid to write. People will be reading your reviews, which will somehow play a role in their decision making when buying a product or service.
If you can, write your reviews based on your own experiences because that is what the websites and advertisers are looking for.
Otherwise, I don’t think it would be fair to get paid for reviewing something that you didn’t even use.