There’s a lot of different ways to make money writing reviews. Some of them may work for you, and some of them may not. However, you don;’t know unless you give them a try. With that said, below are a few tips I’ve put together for anyone looking to write up reviews and make money doing it.
1. Consider Writing For Review Stream
I can’t really say how good Review Stream is for publishing and getting paid for reviews. All I know is I used to write for Review Stream many years ago and I earned a few hundreds dollars per month. We’re talking about nearly 10, possibly more, years ago.
Basically, you join the site and write up a review. After you hit the submit button, they may buy it at the full-rate or at the bulk rate. At least this was the case when I was using them, but it looks like this has remained the same. If you’re looking to make money writing reviews, then consider joining Review Stream.
2. Launch WordPress Sites
You can create WordPress sites that are focused around reviewing products. You can also focus on building one large site that reviews items. At first, you probably won’t make money writing reviews, but eventually there are ways to generate revenue with your reviews.
For instance, when you have enough traffic coming to your site, you can place advertisements on your site. You can also review products in exchange for payment, but make sure you tell companies that you will not automatically give their products a rave review. Always give honest reviews, whether you get paid for them or not.
3. Use Fiverr
That’s right, give Fiverr a try to see if you can make some cash writing reviews on the site. What you do is offer your review services to buyers, and then collect money when they pay you. What kind of reviews can you offer?
The answer is simple, offer to review people’s websites, eBooks, software, apps and so on. You might be surprised at how many people are looking for feedback on their products, and they are willing to pay for it. Have a look at Fiverr’s website and see what other people are doing when it comes to review services.
4. Software Judge
I don’t think you can make a full-time living writing reviews for Software Judge, but you still should give it a try. If a review gets published on Software Judge, then you’ll get at least a buck, and the site claims it pays up to $50 for a review- But your review will have to be something special in order to receive that amount. I suggest writing up one detailed review, which has to be on software, and then submit it to see what happens.
Also, if you have luck with getting published on Software Judge, make sure you don’t submit more than three reviews per day. This is in their book of rules, which you can find here.
Hubpages was recently acquired by a company called Maven. You can focus on publishing reviews to Hubpages and then you can see if you earn anything from them via ad revenue. Sometimes reviews do well on Hubpages and other times they don’t. Nonetheless, the site is free to join, so it doesn’t hurt to try.
If you want to make money writing reviews, then give UserTesting a try. The way it works is you review websites and/or apps, but you have to make a video. If you’re not a fan of this or don’t like the idea of it, then UserTesting is not for you. On that note, the videos have to be at least 20 minutes long.
My Final Piece Of Advice
My advice is to only write honest reviews. One, it’s the right thing to do and two, people can tell when someone is BSing them. Do not try to whip up a bunch of false, misleading or BS reviews with the hopes of raking in cash.
Writing reviews is pretty easy to do and fun, but don’t expect to be able to earn thousands. I’m not saying it’s not possible and that you can’t do it. If you are planning to earn big money or hope to, then you need to put in the work, which means you might be better of launching your own site or blog, just as I previously mentioned.