Have you ever wondered how to review Amazon products and get paid cash? Did you even know it was possible? It’s not necessarily a get rich quick plan, but here are three tips to review Amazon products and get paid cash.
No Paid Reviews Allowed
Have you ever wanted to review Amazon products and get paid cash by writing reviews on their website? This is specifically against Amazon’s terms of service. Companies aren’t allowed to pay you for reviews. They can send you products for free to review, but you have to decide for yourself whether receiving that product is payment enough for review. If it’s something you’ve wanted or been interested in trying out, then go for it, but generally, this probably isn’t a good value for your time.
Try Affiliate Marketing
One way to review Amazon products and get paid cash is to start a blog where you review products. In your review, you will link to the product using a special type of link through the Amazon Affiliates program. If someone clicks through the link in your review and buys the product, you get paid. Here, you aren’t getting paid for your review specifically, you’re getting paid for your recommendation of the product.
Now, that doesn’t mean that you should automatically say that every product is good and that people should buy it. That isn’t going to lead people to feel confident in your reviews. But if you try a product that you don’t like, at the end of your review, you can link to a similar product that you do like. “I don’t recommend buying product A; product B is a better option.”
The fun part of this is that you don’t just have to review single products. You can do lists of recommended gifts, or the “top five home organization products.” Whatever you want to write about, you can link to a product. And the great part about this is that the income isn’t a one-time thing. Once your post is out there, as people come across it and click your links, you will slowly be earning money.
You can also be part of the Amazon Influencer program and use your social media account to point people towards products you love and earn when they buy something you recommend.
But Someone Offered Me Money for a Review
Did someone offer to pay you for a review on Amazon? Well, it isn’t illegal to write a paid review – it’s just against the terms of service. So if you choose to post a review for money, you won’t get arrested or anything like that, but you do risk your account getting closed. That might not be that big of a risk for you, but I personally just don’t think it’s worth it. Besides, I rely on those reviews, and I would hate to see them getting taken over by fake paid reviews.
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Megan is a 40-something government employee in the Washington, DC area. She got interested in Personal Finance when she got out of college and realized that her paycheck wasn’t going to go as far as she had hoped. Since starting this blog, she has managed to buy a house and make a solid start on her retirement goals, and hopes to help others do the same. Here is her story:
In 2007, I was a gainfully employed 20-something with no debt but not a lot of knowledge about personal finance. It was a co-worker’s comment about Roth IRAs that sent me to the internet, searching for information. It was then that I realized that I really didn’t know a whole lot about personal finance and that my current financial situation was due a lot to inherent frugal tendencies, generous family members, a fear of debt, and good luck. While that was working for me, clearly I needed a better plan.
While I had no debt, I was also pretty much living paycheck to paycheck and not worrying about going over budget (I say this as if I had a real budget) because I had an emergency fund set aside to cover any overages.
Except that’s not what an emergency fund is for.
So I did a lot of research, read a lot of blogs, and decided that I needed a plan. I needed to budget. I needed to know what I was spending my money on. I needed to prepare for the future.
I decided to create a blog not only to make myself accountable to others but also to share the knowledge that I gained along the way. I’ve learned so much from my fellow bloggers, and I hope that my readers can find something useful in what I have to share as well.
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