What I said was I wouldn’t have paid full price *at the time*. After evaluating the product the risk factor is gone as I know what I’m getting, and I can assess how much I would pay for it then. In some cases this is really easy because I genuinely want another one right away, so if I am willing to buy it at their current price then I absolutely can fairly appraise it. If I like it but cannot say I’d buy it at full price, then I express as much in the review, and may adjust my score accordingly.
Have you tried houseparty.com. You don’t get paid but can get free products (food and beverages, tv, movies, music, household products, and products for kids). I think you have to apply to be a host for whatever products you are interested in, invite friends and family, and best of all, have fun!! I’m going to apply to a few today.
Pick a seller (if the product has more than one) to send your request to. Try to find the sellers email on their page, or thought Google or Facebook. If you can’t, just message them on Amazon by clicking “Ask a question” on their page.
No. Members are not paid to participate in the program or to write reviews. Members will receive free product in exchange for writing reviews. There is no pressure or expectation to write positive reviews, and negative reviews do not affect membership in the program.
Please get K. Ellington to stop continually harassing me for the honest 1 star review I posted on Amazon. It’s an honest review, and for a product that even the Seller has removed from purchase because of its potentially toxic ingredients! Hopefully your entire business does not run on bullying, and it is just this one person.
I often rely on Amazon product reviews when I make a purchase. This article is 7 years old. I certainly hope that if it is no longer relevant, that Amazon still monitors reviews for fraudulent entries.
First, as a buyer I see “verified” reviews as slightly more legitimate than non-verified reviews. Others may see them as the only review they trust, while some buyers may not care. If it is important to you, then here is how you can go about it.
Your Amazon profile is created the moment you sign up for Amazon. You can view yours by signing into Amazon (if you don’t have an account, you’ll need to sign up), then navigate to “My Account” (see pulldown menu next to Cart/Basket), then scroll down to “Personalization” section and click on “Your Public Profile.”
In addition, starting May 6, product reviews will be available for all eligible listings. eBay sellers who previously opted out of product reviews on My eBay will be opted back into product reviews. If you opted out and want to opt in to take advantage of the benefits of product reviews before May 6, you can do so on My eBay.
Anyway, I left it at that and really didn’t give it too much more thought but about 2 weeks after updating my public profile I received my first email with a request to review a novel…I was totally surprised and delighted. Its been about 2 months now since I followed the advise here and I am now getting on average about 10-12 requests a week now ranging from beauty products, bluetooth wireless headphones, knitting needles and crochet hooks (incidentally I had mentioned on my profile one of my hobbies being knitting and crochet), clothes like summer dresses and tops, photography props for babies, kids accessories, Remote Control Dog Training Collars (I have 2 small but very barky dogs so this was ideal!!), LED fairy lights, books, both novels and children’s stories, vitamin supplements, Latte Coffee Mugs, etc etc. I am blown away at how well following your advise Tristan has worked. I’ve also been approached by 2 companies who are launching new brands on Amazon and are requesting reviews for their new products upon launch. I have only to date had to decline 2 requests, these were for products that neither I nor my family would make use of and I don’t think there is any point in accepting products just for the sake of it being free!
I recently signed up with Elite Deal Club. Basically you can get free/ deeply discounted products in exchange for an honest unbiased review on Amazon. I don’t think it would be worth it if you don’t have Amazon prime, since you would have to pay shipping. I have gotten 18 products so far. Totally worth it!!!
Nice article. I don’t mean to sound negative, but I have been on most of the panels that you have suggested and the only one that ever has truly panned out for me is productreport.com. They definitely do send products for you to test. I once got $150.00 for just answering moderator questions for 4 days. They have slowed down now and its been hard to get the required 25.00. Most of the other places rarely send out anything worthwhile. The Nielsen company I scanned for over 2 years faithfully almost 3 times a week and finally was able to “cash out” with a pair of iphone headphones. What a joke. I hope others are more successful than I have been on these places!
I signed up with I Love to Review to get free (and highly discounted) products with the express understanding that I would review it honestly on Amazon within 72 hours. There is also the VIP Power Club I don’t currently know of any others.
However, I like writing honest reviews and reviews that actually help people, even if they don’t receive votes for it. I’ve seen some Vine reviewers who were honest, but the majority are not, imo. I’ve seen positive Vine reviews for products where all the non-Vine reviews were poor. So while I’d love to be a Vine member, I don’t think I’m dishonest enough for it.
Apologize for your mistakes, clarify product information, and thank customers for taking the time to leave feedback. You don’t need to respond to every review, but definitely take the time to show that you care.
I recently participated with Netgalley – they provide a service to authors and publishers to provide industry professionals, bloggers and reviewers with an advance copy of a book with the expectation that it is publicly reviewed. I received a copy of a book within a genre I’ve read for over 30 years – it was terrible. Terrible in a way that was very obvious and less subjective – I could barely finish it but I did to provide my review. I struggled with whether or not I should review it – I had received something for free and felt bad – also, you have to post the review to the publisher which can potentially affect your ability to receive more titles from them. In the end I reviewed it honestly and noticed that there was a flurry of positive reviews from people using this same service. Yes it’s possible they liked it – but seriously the book was that awful that I doubt it merited 5 star reviews. I won’t review another item this way and learned that you just can’t trust reviews given in exchange for something because people feel beholden to the giver or actually are beholden to them should they want to continue to get free things.
I love tomoson!!! Best one of all these. Gives me so many products a month I usually have abt four items at a time to review and it’s so easy!!! Amazon review trader has been slow they were good when I first signed up one of the very firsts to get a product from and got a few more however now I keep getting deals without being prime eligible so then I end up having to pay for shipping when the product is free which is ridiculous however I can not figure out how to know if it’s prime eligible or not before I Accept the promo. And then I try and contact the sellers and no response. This is an issue with abt four of my promos right now and I can’t seem to get and answer so I’m not really a big fan of them anymore. I am completely satisfied with tomoson tho :). Can’t wait for more updates if you have any.
NOTE: the difference between this company name link and the other company name link above it is that the one under the title of the product is a search link (does an Amazon search for that name), and the Sold by link is a link to their Amazon storefront.
Here the site more or less serves as a placeholder for you to indicate your intent to review products. Once an opportunity arise, the website will contact appropriate members for potential review work.
You might have already incorporated coupons into your shopping routine, but you can probably find even more if you visit coupons.com. The site lets you search for items by categories, such as apparel, food and personal care, so you can make sure you get the best deals for items on your shopping list.