With more people looking to make extra money these days; many companies have taken advantage of this and pay people to test their products before putting them on the shelves.
While this type of home based income has been around for decades, until recently it was only available to select individuals who were very exclusive about how they got into the business.
Being a paid product tester is now easier than ever before but it does take a little work and sometimes good timing to get the right opportunity. Not only does being a paid product testerget you a little extra money, you get free products.
How to become a product tester?
The first question people ask is how to get paid to review products? It’s simple actually as long as you know how to spot the good opportunities and sites from the fakes. What you want to avoid is any company that asks for money. All of the legitimate opportunities do not ask for money, only your time and good reviewing skills. You simply sign up for sites that are known to offer paid product testing and give them your demographics such as age, race, sex, and other household information to begin.
What you need to understand is that companies are only looking for certain people to test products. For example: You wouldn’t hire someone with grown children to test baby products. It wouldn’t be pertinent for your business to do this and these companies work the same way.
Based on the demographics you fall into, you would only qualify for certain product test opportunities. Now to be honest, there are hundreds of sites which offer paid product tester opportunities and I’ll give you a few great examples and even what I was able to earn from them.
Fusioncash: Not only was I paid five dollars to sign up for the site, I received 20 dollars to try a new beer flavor and even got a six pack of the beer to try. I also received a 50 dollar Visa gift card to beta test new antivirus software. Not to mention the 500 dollars I have made over the last year doing surveys and other product tests. This site even explained to me through tutorials on how to become a product tester.
Opinion Outpost: I made 20 dollars on this site just to try a new cat litter for 3 weeks. The new cat litter worked great and I even received a coupon for a free bag just for writing a good review of the litter. I have also made five dollars here and there to try new chip flavors or deodorant products.
BzzAgent: This site doesn’t pay for product testing but it’s easy to sign up and receive dozens of free products in no time at all. There’s almost no limit to the number of free product samples you can get here.
Toluna: This is one of the better sites to get paid to review products and they pay pretty well overall. I have done quite a few tests here for cosmetics, paper products, and even a LED light bulb test that paid me 20 dollars. Most of the other product test jobs I have done here typically pay five to ten dollars per job. This is one of the better places to make extra money.
ACOP: This panel has good paying opportunities for product testers and even if you fail pre-screening, you still get some credit. I have made five to ten dollars at a time to review paper products and even e-books. If you are a parent of young children, they even pay five dollars at a time to review upcoming children’s shows about once or twice a month. They even email you the opportunities.
How Does One Review the Products?
Now that you know where to go, it is time to learn how get started. Once you sign up for a particular site, the opportunities typically show up based on your demographics. Once you choose an opportunity, are pre-screened for it and approved, you'll get a separate email with detailed instructions on what will happen next. You will receive the product via mail along with any other forms you may need to read. You'll either be reviewing the product via mail or internet site so make a note of any URLs you will need to bookmark or address to send the review to.
Follow all instructions carefully during the product test or you risk not being paid. Being a paid product tester requires only a few things as you will need good written English skills and excellent note taking skills. You test the product as explained in the directions and write a solid review about the product. Companies do not want to read simple two word reviews like “great product” or “didn’t like it much”. They want carefully explained, quality reviews that explain all of your experiences testing their products.
Now that you know how to get paid to review products as well as a few of the better places to try, you can get started as soon as possible and even while reading this. Just remember that companies are paying for your time and honesty so they can bring products to the public that are going to perform well. Your input makes a difference for everyone not to mention you get free products and make extra money at the same time.