07. Product / Business Reviewer.
Startups or individuals usually look for people who can write reviews for their products or services to encourage the audience to make a purchase. If you love to write and looking for online business ideas, then this can be a great option. You can either get started with a profile on freelancing websites or contact companies directly.
You can write reviews for them in exchange for a monetary reward by becoming an influencer. Even better, if you have your own website or a blog, you can write a post about their products.
Its highly recommended to read some studies, guides & blogs before trying your hand in product/business reviewing. Here are a few examples of good review websites where one can participate : thewirecutter.com, blazereviews.com, topreviewedten.com.
What Makes a Good Review?
- Proper spelling and grammar. I cannot stress this enough as you want brands to see you as professional.
- Diplomacy. If you honestly dislike a product, don’t be rude and bash it. Be honest but kind, and share why you were disappointed.
- Be Helpful. Try to answer questions you may have had about the product, or share a trick you learned when you used the product.
- Photos and Videos. Videos in some cases they are very good to have, if you have a YouTube account, all the better!. Take clear photos of you using the product or product features that you like or dislike.
- Contact the Company. If you end up with a product that you cannot in good conscience leave a 3 star or higher review reach out to the brand first and see if they can fix it. Then once you write your review you will also be able to state how the company handled the issue. Very very helpful info for other buyers.
- Disclose! Per FTC (Federal Trade Commission) you must tell others if you received a discount or got the item free in exchange for a review. Honesty is the best policy always.
Are you wondering how to get paid to review products at home?
Yes, you can get paid to test products for FREE! Top Brands need people like you to review their new products not yet on the market. And, for your feedback, you’ll be paid by:
- Gift Cards
Keep in mind that it’s always free and legitimate to become a product reviewer getting paid for your feedback. Keep reading for a list of 50 Free Product Testing Panels to join below!
I’ve been testing products for cash, gift cards, and merchandise for the past 11 years, and love doing it! It has become my full-time job now. I get about 4 to 5 full-size products and sample products to review a month. I’m getting the first exclusive look at up and coming products not yet on the market. Also, I am able to test new products for free and keep the products too!
I’ve tested, Electronics, Toys, Food Products, Beauty Products, Household Products, Baby Products, Adult Products, Clothes, Websites, and so much more!
Why Does Brands Need Consumers to Join their Paid Product Testing Studies?
The reason for paid product testing is that brands would like to know what consumers think about their newest products they’re developing to be sent to stores, but before they do that they need consumers like you to give their opinions. Having consumers giving insights about the brand’s new product development will help them save time and money just in case the product doesn’t do well, needing required changes.
How Does Product Testing Work? How Can You Become a Product Tester?
First, you’ll need to sign up with a market research firm that offers product testing at home (Product Testing Panels List is Below). Once you do this, the market research firm will send you screener emails to fill out to see if you’ll qualify for their current product test jobs.
When you fill out their screener survey, they’ll let you know at the end if you are eligible or not. For example, let say the brand is looking for people to test out their new makeup, if you don’t use cosmetic products then you won’t qualify. If you do, then you’ll be eligible for the product testing job.
Once you get the approval to test, the brand will ask for your address to send you the product to evaluate for a week or two. Then, they’ll follow up with you with an email asking for feedback about the product you’ve tested. When you’re done, you get paid! WOO HOO! Simple right?
|Free Beauty Products from L’Oreal over $300 Worth!|
How Much Can You Make Being a Product Tester?
What’s great is that you can test products and keep them too! So, test products, keep it, and get paid! A win-win!! You’ll feel good that you had a voice and played a part in the latest product creation.
How much you get paid varies. I’ve been paid anywhere from $3-$500. There was a time I tested a website in beta format for HBO (now called HBO-GO), and they paid me $100 for doing it! All I had to do is test out their website, watch movies, then give my feedback. Easy money!
So when you register, make sure to fill out your profile, that’s a critical step to your success in testing products. You’ll get the proper product testing opportunities that fit your demographic.
Honestly, when it comes to product testing, and completing paid online surveys, it’s really about how much time you put into it. The more you do, the more money you make, it’s that simple. Also, you’ll start receiving a lot of paid product testing opportunities in your inbox if the companies sees you’re an active member, even get a chance to join high paying focus groups, join webcam studies, and video studies
Top 50 List of Free Product Testing Panels
(Paid Product Testing)
These product testing companies below are my personal favorites I use to get free products at home to review and get paid by either Cash, Gift Cards, or Merchandise. The more product testing companies you sign up with, the more money you will make. (Sign up now before these panels don’t accept new members)!
1. Opinion Outpost– Opinion Outpost is the #1 Top Leading Product Testing Website, and signing up with them is a big time must! I remember testing a household product for a couple of weeks, and I was paid $100 doing it! Because of Opinion Outpost I became the top product reviewer that I am today!
2. Product Report Card– If you’re looking for high paying product testing opportunities, you need to sign up with Product Report Card RIGHT NOW!!! Also, they have a lot more ways to make money with them as well, including fast payments. Oh yeah, I tested a coffee product with them before earning me $150 for my feedback, also I was invited to join a $300 and $500 paid projects! Learn more about Product Report Card.
3. OneOpinion– OneOpinion is the fastest growing legitimate product review company and joining this popular panel is a must if you’re looking to test the top newest products! Everyday they have several opportunities to make money on their website. You will help companies make better products and earn cash for your time and opinions. Must be 13 years old or older to join.
4. Toluna Influencer Panel– Toluna is a high ranking panel with members earning money every day! I get quite a bit to test with Toluna Panel, and the pay is good! When you sign up, keep an eye out for product testing email invites. Also, Toluna has high paying focus groups with payment of over $100 or more! ⭐Get Paid by Cash and Gift Cards
5. i-Say Panel– i-Say is the mother of all product testing panels, and joining them is a must if you’re looking to test products. Receive high paying product testing opportunities making over $50 and more! Learn more about i-Say Panel.
6. Tellwut– Tellwut is a huge fan favorite helping members make extra money online daily! Members are making a lot of money monthly with Tellwut. It’s such a fun and rewarding panel with the cash you earn building up fast! Excellent customer service.
7. Univox Community– Univox Community is another excellent, well-trusted panel that offers household product testing worldwide! They also offer paid focus groups, clinical trials, in-home usage tests, online bulletin boards, taste tests, and mystery shopping studies. Learn more about Univox Community.
8. Daily Goodie Box– Daily Goodie Box will send you boxes full of full-size products as well as samples, and in return, all they ask is that you give your honest opinions about the products you received. Not only do you receive a variety of different products from leading brands, but you’ll also get coupons too.
9. Product Testing USA– Product Testing USA allows their members to test a variety of all the latest tech, gadgets, fashion accessories and more. They even give members the opportunity to mystery shop some amazing stores and fantastic restaurants all across the US. All you need to do for them is write a simple review in exchange for keeping their chosen product for free! Right now, you have the chance to test the new iPhone 11 Pro!
10. PinchMe– Each month (Sample Tuesday), you get to choose what free samples you would like to try out from a list PinchMe provides you. Once you do your picks, PinchMe ships all your samples for free. In return, they ask you to give feedback on the products you received. I did an unboxing video about PinchMe.
11. Swagbucks– Swagbucks is an excellent panel to join because you make money on every single survey you take, even if you disqualify, you still get paid! I’ve tested quite a bit of beauty products from Swagbucks, with testing paying me $30 or more.
12. MySoapBox– Time to stand on your soapbox and have your voice heard! MySoapBox is a trendy panel with many ways to earn rewards for your insights, for example, test the latest products from top leading brands, make money from paid surveys, join high paying focus groups and much more with excellent pay!
13. Survey Junkie– Survey Junkie is one of the most popular site to earn cash by testing products and being an influencer. Survey Junkie is a huge fan favorite, and rightfully so since their members make a good amount of money for their influence about an array of different topics, products, and services. Learn more about Survey Junkie.
14. LifePoints– Join one of the largest influencer communities in the world. They’ve rewarded over $20 million to their members in the last year alone! Share your opinions on numerous products and popular brands, and get paid for it! Earn points that can be redeemed for rewards of your choice. Join today and get 10 LifePoints to kick off your earnings!
15. Valued Opinions– This panel is an oldie, but a goodie that’s been around since 2004! Valued Opinions is a panel which rewards their members for taking part in market research studies, like product testing, diary surveys, online surveys, mobile surveys, and also paid surveys for teens.
16. National Consumer Panel– You like to shop right? Why not get paid for it! National Consumer Panel wants to know what kind of products you buy in stores to help with their research studies on shoppers and purchasing trends. National Consumer Panel will send you a handheld scanner to scan all your purchases, and watch all your points rack up! Easy peasy!
17. Pinecone Research– Pinecone Research is an invitation-only panel, and I have the private link for you to join now!!! This is the most popular, #1 Top Rated Product Testing Panel, so you got to join them! You won’t be disappointed. Pinecone Research is strictly a product testing company only.
18. VIP Voice Panel– Are you looking to join high paying research studies? VIP Voice Panel is for you! Not only do they have top paying surveys, but you’ll also have opportunities to test household, beauty, electronic products and more at home and get paid for doing so.
19. YouGov– YouGov have shorter surveys, meaning it’ll take less time to complete them and earn money. They offer product testing, online surveys, as well as business and IT type of surveys, plus earn money taking surveys on your phone, and they have surveys for teens.
20. ACOP– ACOP is a powerhouse research panel that has been around since 1986. They were also one of the very first companies I started using to do product testing studies. They give you a decent amount of money-making opportunities that include product reviews, judging new ad campaigns, paid surveys, and diary studies. Speedy payout!
21. BzzAgent– BzzAgent is my favorite! I get so many free stuff to test that I’ve lost count! Great company! Doesn’t pay, but I love getting so much stuff each month! And it’s good, popular products that just came out on the market that they are trying to get more reaction and engagement.
22. Smiley360– I been with Smiley360 for years, and tested a variety of different products with them, mainly beauty products. Smiley360 doesn’t pay though.
23. McCormick– If you like the McCormick brand of foods and seasonings, they offer to review their products seasoning products and meals, and you’ll get paid for it. They also have contests at times too.
24. Johnson & Johnson Friends & Neighbors– I use to get products to test from them quite a bit when my daughters were babies and toddlers, but not so much anymore since my daughters are teenagers. This name brand company is perfect for mothers with young children.
25. LOreal Product Testing Panel– I get new products from LOreal to test, but for some reason, it’s hard to qualify for some of their testings. But when you do qualify, you get a boatload of free beauty products!
Did you know that you can join clinical research studies in your area testing out medical products, and can be paid up to $1000 or more? Yes, very true! You’ll be paid for your time and travels to a medical research facility. Check out current clinical trial studies to join free:
26. Irritable Bowel Syndrome– Must have symptoms of IBS include diarrhea and abdominal pain, and must have report symptoms for at least 6 months to qualify.
27. Autism– Must have diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and do not have a history of seizures in the past 6 months to qualify.
28. Migraine– Must have a diagnosis of Migraine headaches, and is otherwise healthy.
29. Eczema– Must have been diagnosed with Eczema for at least a year to qualify.
30. IBS and Diarrhea– Must be 18 to 65 years of age, living with IBS-D for at least 6 months, and have no history of inflammatory or immune-mediated GI disorders including, but not limited to, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis, and celiac disease).
31. Chronic Cough– 1 year or more of refractory or unexplained chronic cough and have received the appropriate therapy and continues to cough.
32. High Cholesterol– Must have High Cholesterol, Hyperlipidemia or High Triglycerides to qualify.
33. Ulcerative Colitis– Must have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (is an Irritable Bowel Disease affecting the large intestine) to qualify.
34. Uterine Fibroids/ Endometriosis– Must have reports diagnosis of Uterine Fibroids/ Endometriosis and reports regular menstrual cycles.
35. Depression– Your depression must have been treated with antidepressant treatments.
36. Diabetes (Diet & Exercise)– Must have type 2 diabetes and must be controlling their Diabetes with DIET and EXERCISE.
37. Crohn’s Disease– Must have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, active symptoms: diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, mouth sores, and cramping. up to $625
39. Gastroparesis– Must have had Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes for at least 5 years; Display symptoms of Diabetic Gastroparesis for at least 3 months; A history of at least 2 vomiting episodes in the last two weeks before study screen.
41. Nintendo Game Testers– Are you a gamer? Do you like the Nintendo brand? Test Nintendo games. As you can imagine, playing video games for a living can be great fun! As a product tester at Nintendo, you could have the opportunity to test development software, identify programming issues, evaluate the product for content guidelines, and document quality-assurance checks. Nintendo currently works with two different contractors to provide qualified associates to work as Game Testers at Nintendo of Americas headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Please note: Nintendo and its product testing contractors do not offer off-site beta testing or other remote access options. All positions are located in Redmond, Washington.
42. Microsoft Playtest Gamers– Whether you play once a year or every day, whether you’re six years old or 60, whether you pre-order the latest consoles or wouldn’t think of paying for a game – Microsoft want feedback from you! Take a few minutes to tell them what you like to play, and they’ll match you to future studies.
43. Homeschool– Product Testers are the lifeblood of the Homeschool community. They don’t create anything – not a book, not a product or a new section on our site – without running it by their beloved Product Testers first. And they thank you with free books, free kits, and free Special Reports.
44. Reebok Testing– Have you ever wondered how Reebok makes footwear and apparel that genuinely meet your athletic needs? It’s because Reebok tests their footwear and clothing on REAL ATHLETES. So they need your help to test new, never-before-seen Reebok products. Apply to the Reebok Product Testing Program, and you’ll be part of the product development process and get a rare glimpse of the latest cutting-edge Reebok technology and design – a unique opportunity for any dedicated athlete.
45. BrooksTesting– It’s pretty simple: they send you gear, you use it. You use it on morning jogs, on race days, in the sun and the snow. Any time and any place you run and then let them know how it worked (or didn’t work) for you. Your feedback is what helps determine fit, function, and design of all our future products.
46. Gen.video– They help brands and agencies partner with influencers to drive awareness, engagement, and sales. Must have a webcam to join.
47. Mills Advisory Panel– Share your thoughts about food and food products. By letting them know, you’ll be improving the General Mills products you use every day.
48. Instyle Trendsetter– Love Instyle? As an InStyle Trendsetter, you’ll have regular opportunities to share your thoughts, opinions, and preferences on a variety of style topics from fashion to beauty to home décor. You’ll also have insider opportunities to evaluate brand-new products, and even give us feedback about InStyle itself!
49. Allure Beauty Enthusiasts– As an Allure Beauty Enthusiast, you’re at the top of your beauty game—with insider access to exclusive offers, VIP events, and the chance to sound off about trends, product launches, and beauty preferences.
50. Certified Field Associate– Do you like movies? Get paid to watch videos and also other things in movie theaters.
Steps on Becoming a Successful Product Tester
1. Create an email dedicated to your product testing invitations, so you’ll not miss an opportunity to test products from leading brands. I like to use Gmail for my emails. Also, when you sign up for a market research panel, make sure you confirm your membership.
2. Complete product testing surveys as soon as possible before invite fills up and no longer needs new people for their product testing assignment.
3. Always tell the truth! Brands need truthful people to evaluate their products. If you lie, companies will not know if they need to make any improvements to their products. Also, you can get yourself removed from their program, and not get paid.
4. Do not speed through a survey that the brands send you. Product testing Panels could not use your survey if they noticed that you rushed through it. Your inquiry will look like your answers are untruthful and cannot be used which will lead you to get removed from program and money you earned is forfeited.
5. Sign up for more than one product testing program. The more product testing websites you sign up for, the more chances of being invited to join current product testing campaigns.
6. Always fill out your demographic information with each product testing website you’re signed up with. This helps market research firms know which product testing surveys are better suited for you, and more than likely you’ll qualify for.
7. Never expose information about new products you’ve seen on a survey to anyone. That can lead you getting kicked out the program and forfeiting your payment.
Choosing a business is totally a personal decision. You may find a lot of other possibilities, but coming up with some small business ideas that yield higher profits is little tricky. So, choose your passion from the above list and turn your dream into reality.