Customer reviews are an important part of the Amazon shopping experience. How often have you read a review before making a purchase?
And now, you can help other consumers make smart purchasing decisions for themselves. What’s better? You’ll get gadgets sent for you to review—for free.
Amazon, through their Amazon Vine Voice program, sends free products to their top reviewers. Once received, all you need to do is review the product on the Amazon, and then you get to keep the product.
How does this work? Here are the exact steps you need to take in order to receive free stuff from Amazon:
1. Provide quality reviews for other products
You have to show Amazon that you’re a good reviewer, so make sure you start (or continue!) putting up honest, thorough and quality reviews for products you have experience using. It doesn’t matter how many reviews you have, since Amazon is only focused on quality reviews, whether they are positive or negative. Amazon receives a ranking that says how helpful your review was to potential consumers. The more helpful you are, the better chance you’ll have at becoming a top reviewer.
Krazy Coupon Lady advises that demonstrated expertise in a particular category may help you get an invite fast. So, for example, if you happen to be an indoor gardening expert, start writing Amazon reviews for products you’ve used in that category and you could make the list to receive free stuff faster.
2. Get invited by Amazon
Once you’ve proven your skills, Amazon will ask you to be a part of their Vine Voice program. That’s it. It’s invitation-only, so don’t try to cut corners. Once accepted into the Vine Voice program, Amazon will send you products to test and review.
If you’re still interested, here are a few tips to get into the program:
- Be an expert in one niche.
- You have to pay taxes on the retail price of your products, which is a 1099 tax form provided by Amazon.
- Don’t sell your free products after you receive them. That’s a big no-no.
- Have a strong social prescence so Amazon can notice you.
If you have more questions, check out the FAQ page as well as the posting guidelines so you know what you’re getting into.