How to make money and get freebies from product testing.
The Champion Idea
Test, check and even taste products for businesses – from electrical goods to clothes to chocolate to beauty products.
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Product testing companies can reward you with cash or goods or both for your reviews and for spreading the word about products you like.
You need to fit the criteria the company is looking for – including demographics, sex and age. Check carefully that you fit the bill for a particular testing task.
Some companies send you goods to try and you give them feedback. Others want you to review a product and then share it with your social network and friends and family. Others will want you to visit a testing facility to undertake controlled research. Understand what you need to do and if you are up for it before you get started.
Often product testing opportunities go very quickly – so you need to be alert to the opportunities and check regularly.
Check more than one site to see what is on offer and when.
There are a lot of dodgy product testing sites around that seek to gain your personal information to scam you. Be careful. Check online ratings and forums and do a bit of online research before you sign up.
Consider using a temporary or alternative email address to avoid being deluged by a lot of marketing e-mails and offers.
Be prepared to do a number of online surveys and provide online market research before some sites send you physical products to review.
Product testing sites:
Services specialising in sampling products and then spreading the word: