Amazon is one of the most popular online marketplaces around, and a large number of people has gotten used to buying various things from it, rather than go to a real-world store and make the purchase. However, few people know that there is a way to actually get things for free.
If people want to buy a product, they will usually look at what’s on offer, and then see what the reviews say. Depending on the review, they will decide if the item is worth the money. Once satisfied, they will buy it. Also, some people will leave a review on the Amazon listing, explaining where they stand regarding that particular product.
This having been said, if you’ve spent time reading Amazon reviews, you may have noticed that there are also a few people who never actually buy the product, but receive it for free. They basically act as sales drivers for a particular product.
For example, if a product doesn’t have any reviews, then nobody will want to buy it. If nobody buys and tests it, then there won’t be anyone to write reviews. The need for reviews grows as more and more companies start selling through Amazon’s FBA program, not only due to the increase in competition but because people tend to be extremely careful when considering to buy something from a lesser known brand.
As a result of this, companies have started to send review products to various individuals.
You’ll basically help companies get their products out there, and they will pay you by sending you free products. Everybody wins, and if you get bored of a product, there is nothing stopping you from going online and putting it up for sale. This way, you will actually get money for the reviews that you leave.
This guide will help you do just that. With the tips included below, you will be able to ask companies to send you products for free, in order to write comprehensive reviews about them.
Again, there are hundreds of new products that are entering the Amazon marketplace each day, and this will make things easier for you. Also, this means that you will be able to choose the products and companies that you are interested in.
Now, there are two ways of becoming a “professional” reviewer on Amazon: A simple way, and a more difficult one.
Let’s start with the difficult one.
The hard way to get into this activity requires that you find a way to be part of an Amazon community called “Vine Voice”. Why is this the difficult way? Well, because you will have to create a reputation for yourself, and then to hope that you’ll be noticed by a community member who will be willing to send you an invite.
Unfortunately, this automatically means that you will have to buy products, in order to be able to leave reviews. Your reviews will have to be detailed and useful to the customer. In other words, this way will require an initial investment, however, once you’re in the community, your reputation will create a lot of review opportunities with all sorts of companies.
One way that could potentially enable you to bypass the need to invest a lot of money in products is to look for cheap items that will only set you back a couple of bucks and to review them. Alternatively, if you’ve been buying things from Amazon for a few years, then go back to the listings of those products and start leaving reviews.
That’s the hard way, now let’s look at the easy one.
If you don’t like the idea of buying products in order to leave reviews, you can also sign up for Tomoson.
A large number of companies that sell their products on Amazon use Tomoson in order to find people that will review their products, which they, of course, send for free.
Most of the time, companies will send individuals 100% off coupon codes that can be used in order to buy the products, however, there are cases in which a company will have a reviewer actually buy the product from Amazon, and then reimburse him.
The sign-up process is simple, but you will need a few things in order to get started. Here are the main steps that you will have to follow:
• Create a profile at Tomoson.com;
• Connect your social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter (Yes, you do have to be active on both of them);
• Create a blog which you will use to share your reviews, in addition to the review section on Amazon;
While it may seem complicated, this way will enable you to get free products without having to invest any money beforehand, and setting up a blog isn’t a difficult process. You can create a free blog in a matter of minutes.
If you look around, you will also be able to find Amazon review websites. These have been built largely on the same concept and will enable you to get products or discounts in exchange for your reviews. However, some of these websites tend to be a little shady, and you should always pay a lot of attention before signing up. Furthermore, keep in mind that some companies will want to send you their products from the other side of the world, which will take a while.
Choose your preferred method of starting out with these “professional” reviews, and you’ll start getting things in the mail in no time.
As a word of warning, there may be companies that will ask you to lie and give them a great review regardless of the product’s quality. Never compromise. If you give a product a good review and then people buy it and notice that you lied to them, your credibility will suffer, and companies may avoid working with you in the future.
You may be skeptical. Give these methods a try, and see how things work out.