Get Paid for Writing Product Reviews
There is only one website to my knowledge which pays people to write product reviews,
and this is Ciao. Ciao also pays people
to answer surveys which are periodically emailed to the targeted market.
Ciao pays money when you write a review on a product and post it on the website. Every
rating and read which it receives by other Ciao members will give you a certain amount of money.
When you have searched for and located the product/service which you would like to
review, click through to the get the details. You will reach a page that will show any
existing reviews of that particular item, adverts and auctions relating to that item and
any description or specification details. There should be a list of options on the right
hand side of the page. There is one option to 'Write a review', clicking this will take
you through to the form where you can submit your opinions.
There are a number of boxes that you have to fill out and options that you have to
choose when submitting a review. You have to think of a title, something that may make
people want to read it and that reflects your opinion of the product in question. The
"Advantages" and "Disadvantages" sections are self explanatory, you should try to write
too much here rather than too little.
The next box is for the main review and this should be at least five or six paragraphs,
but the more the better. Then you will have some drop down menus that are related to what
you are reviewing. You need to select one option even if the options sometimes aren't
relevant. The next step is to confirm that the review is your own work and then you can submit it.
It is possible to add pictures to the end of your review in order to round it off and
make it look more professional. This can only be done once the review is submitted to
Ciao. Select 'Upload Pictures' and you can add as many as seven images from your PC. They
need to be titled and in some way related to what you have written about. It is only
possible to add pictures, once you have moved off of your white dot (read below for more
info on the colouring system).
Where the Review Goes
As soon as you have clicked the "Publish" button at the bottom of the "Write a review"
page, your review will go live. It will appear on the recent reviews list, on the homepage
until someone else submits another review and also in your personal account. It will be
read and rated by other members of the Ciao community and they may also post a comment on
the review. It will also be visible to non-members and they may stumble across your review
via search engine.
What is a Rating?
When another member reads your review, they will more than likely give it a rating.
This will be based on how useful and relevant they found the review to be. The ratings
range from "off-topic" for a poor and irrelevant review to "exceptional" for those really
outstanding contributions. A "very helpful" rating is the most commonly awarded rating and
a "helpful" rating is certainly not be sniffed at. These ratings will reflect how good
your review is and where it ranks in the list of other reviews on the same subject. These
ratings and user reads will also give you community points.