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How can you get paid to write customer reviews for products?

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There are countless product reviewing websites and work-from-home employment websites, such as Flexjobs, that provide writers the opportunity to review products for pay. Each review opportunity works differently. Some will pay for completed surveys while others pay per review or per post on a website.

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In order to obtain income from writing online reviews, search employment or work-from-home opportunity websites.

Writing reviews is not only an online market. Companies pay for mystery shoppers who visit restaurants, salons, banks and stores as regular customers and report back on their experiences. There is a Mystery Shoppers Providers Association. A mystery shopper can get paid for feedback and often earn free products, meals and experiences associated with the job.

There are many websites, e-books and resources that have information about finding legitimate jobs for reviewing products and services, such as "The Mystery Shopper's Manual" by Cathy Stucker and "Get Paid for Writing Reviews," an e-book available on Kindle.

Legitimate employers who pay for reviews are credible, have a website and contact page and offer employment without charging any fees to the potential employee. The myth of work-at-home jobs being scams is not usually the case, according to Entrepreneur Magazine. Although there are scams out there, writing reviews is a legitimate way to make money, but it is not a get rich proposition.

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