Are you an avid shopper on Amazon?
What if I told you it’s possible to get the products you love for free, share unbiased feedback, and get paid for doing so?
I am sure the first thing you do when you find a new product that catches your interest on Amazon is to check out the reviews.
Positive feedback from previous customers tells you the Amazon product is worth buying, while negative reviews will force you to think twice before parting with your cash.
Reviews shape the decision-making process of prospective buyers, and that’s why Amazon sellers are willing to pay reviewers to comment on their products.
In this article, I will show you how to become an Amazon reviewer and the resources you need to be successful.
How To Become An Amazon Reviewer: Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the questions other people like you are asking about writing reviews on Amazon:
Can You Get Paid To Write Amazon Reviews?
Yes, you can join the Amazon Vine Voice program to get paid as an early reviewer that tests products before they are sold on the platform.
You can also use Amazon’s affiliate marketing programs to earn money when you review products on your blog or social media profile.
Is It Hard To Write An Amazon Review?
You must have a high Amazon reviewer ranking before most companies will consider paying you to review their products.
This also applies to the Amazon early reviewer program.
What You Will Need To Become An Amazon Reviewer
Here are the resources and qualifications required to start a side hustle as a paid Amazon reviewer:
- An Amazon Account — you need to create one to be able to write product reviews on the platform. Your account will also make it possible for you to buy and test the products you are reviewing.
- A Blog or Social Profile — you can have either or both, and you must have a large audience to maximise the earning potential of your affiliate marketing efforts.
- Product Review Sites — you will use these platforms to get a free product to review in exchange for feedback. Examples of such sites are PINCHme and Daily Goodie Box.
How To Become An Amazon Reviewer: Step-By-Step Instructions
I should first point out that paid product reviews are banned by Amazon.
Biased comments undermine the integrity of the review system and Amazon can go as far as blocking or suspending your account if you are found manipulating the system.
In spite of this, many Amazon sellers pay for reviews because of how crucial they are to edging out competitors on the platform.
You can create a separate account for your paid Amazon reviewer gig to retain access to the platform if you are ever caught and banned by Amazon.
If you want to play by the rules, I will suggest focusing exclusively on Amazon affiliate marketing off the platform (your blog and social media profiles) or joining the Amazon Vine Voice program if you are eligible.
Below are five ways you get paid to write reviews for Amazon products:
- Amazon Vine
- Amazon affiliate marketing
- Amazon influencer marketing
- Book review sites
- Survey sites
Method 1: Amazon Vine Review
Joining the Amazon vine program gives you access to thousands of products that you can test free and write reviews about before they are released to buyers on the Amazon marketplace.
Only honest reviews are permitted, and such reviews come with a special Vine Customer Review of Product badge.
You can only become an Amazon product tester by invitation.
You must have an untainted Amazon account and a good reviewer ranking to qualify.
You should also know that it is the company selling the product that pays you for your reviews, not Amazon.
Method 2: Amazon Affiliate Marketing
Product review bloggers can get paid to write honest feedback about Amazon products on their websites.
The review will include affiliate links to the product page on Amazon, and you will earn a commission anytime one of your readers clicks on your link and makes a purchase.
The companies whose products you are promoting will pay you via PayPal or any other agreed method.
Building up your blog traffic can drastically improve your chances of earning lots of money using this method.
Method 3: Amazon Influencer Marketing
If you are a social media influencer with a significant following on any of the major social media platforms, you can share your favorite products with your audience and earn a commission when they use your affiliate link to make a purchase.
You will need an Amazon Influencer account to get social media affiliate links.
You must be on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, or YouTube to sign up.
There are no barriers to joining the program provided you have relevant social media accounts, but your earning potential will depend on the size of your following and how much they trust your recommendations.
Method 4: Book Review Sites
Amazon Kindle authors are always looking for reviews to convince the platform’s algorithm to favor their books over other alternatives.
This is why many authors work with book review companies that connect them with reviewers.
The Amazon author gets reviews that help boost sales, while the reviewer gets free books or monetary compensation.
Method 5: Survey Sites
You can earn a few dollars or get paid with Amazon gift cards to provide feedback and participate in short surveys about Amazon products.
The money you can make with this method is very negligible and it’s only worth your time if you need a few extra bucks.
Some popular survey sites you can check out are:
- Survey Junkie
- Opinion Outpost
Similar Tutorials To Check Out
- How to Write a Review: this article will show you how to write engaging reviews and the tools you need to give honest feedback about the products you are evaluating.
- How to Write a Testimonial: discover how to write short and sweet testimonials that connect effectively with potential customers.
- How to Write a Brief: this article will guide you through the process of providing the right information about your project to ensure you get the results you want.
You don’t need to be a seasoned reviewer on the platform to earn some money as an Amazon reviewer.
You can start today if you already have relevant assets like a reputable blog or a sizable following on social media.
For those who are just building up their blog or influencer profile, you will have to invest time and money to get to the point where you have a loyal audience that can be leveraged to earn affiliate marketing income.