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How to Get Paid to Test Products at Home?

Hey there! I'm Lou Martin from Atlanta, Georgia. I'm a full-time lifestyle blogger at Product Review Mom.

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For 9 years, I've been testing and reviewing new products for cash and getting more free merchandise to keep at home. This has been a way to help me make extra money and also learn about the next big thing that companies are about to introduce on the market. I test about 5 or more different full size products a month.

A lot of people don't realize that Big Name Brand Companies are paying people to test their stuff and give their reviews about them so that's why I've created this article.

Product testing is always free to consumers and your information is never sold. It's fun being able to test stuff that are not yet in stores. It's like getting the exclusive first look on up and coming new products!

You can also visit my blog for a list of over 30 companies that provides free paid testing jobs.



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How Does Paid Product Testing Work?

How Can You Earn Money?

Do you ever wonder how companies come up with ideas on items that we use today or improve current products that are in stores?

Companies look for everyday people like yourself to test their stuff and give your reviews about it and they're willing to pay you for your time and opinions.

When you qualify for a product test, the advertiser will send to your home a product of theirs to test for a certain amount of time and write down each day how you like or dislike it and if there is any changes that needs to be made.

Sometimes you may receive a product you've already use in your home, so the company would like for you to stop using it for the time being and use the product test they've sent you in the mail.

Within a couple of weeks, the company will send you an email with a survey questionnaire you have to answer about the product you've tested. The survey can be a bit repetitive but do know your making a difference by voicing your opinions about the product because your letting the advertiser know if you liked their stuff or not and if they needed to make changes or just drop the product idea all together.

Having consumers test their products helps let the advertisers know if the product would sell in stores. If companies just put out a product in stores without getting opinions from consumers can be risky because the product might not sell and the company would've wasted their time and money.

Incentives for the stuff you've tested at home varies. Payments can be about $5-$100 depending on what product you test and how long the product test trial is.

I remember testing a website for HBO in beta format and they paid me $100 for testing their website for about a month. I was able to watch free movies on the internet and on the go free. It was very fun to give my opinions about their new project they were doing and also getting a reward for it!

This is a product test I did with Glade

This is a product test I did with Glade

This is a product test I did with Glade

How Can I Qualify?

Companies are looking for certain types of people to test their products, for example, lets say a company has created a new fruit juice product and wanted to get consumers opinions about; if you do not drink fruit juice you more than likely will not qualify for the product test.

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To see if you'll qualify for their product test, the advertising company will first send you a screener to fill out. Once the screener is complete, it'll tell you if you've qualified for the product test or not. If you've qualified, you'll be asked for your name, address, phone number, and email so they'll know where to mail your product test. Remember that advertisers only send product test to real addresses, not P.O. Boxes.

This is a test I did with Bic Razor

This is a test I did with Bic Razor

This is a test I did with Bic Razor

Check Out These Funny Videos

These funny videos shows different people trying out and giving their opinions about smartphones.

Group of Seniors.

Group of Toddlers.

Group of Models.

Group of Surfers.

Group of Guidos.

Becoming a Product Tester is a Great Way to Make Extra Money Free at Home

Get Paid For Your Reviews!

I've been a product tester for years and being able to voice my opinions with the products I've tested is very rewarding! Being able to see products I've tested now on stores shelves makes me proud that I've made a difference!

There are so many different products I've tested that I've lost count! LOL! Some products I've tested are shampoos, conditioners, taste testing different kinds of frozen foods, food kits, and granola bars. I also tested lotions, perfumes, paper towels, toilet papers, wipes, diapers, air fresheners, and so much more!!!!

Remember that you'll not make a whole lot of money becoming a Product Tester, but it's a great way to make extra money on the side. So don't quit your day job! LOL!

Join a Paid Medical Trial Study

Another Way to Make Money for Free

Another way to make money for free is to have different products tested on you in a hospital setting. These types of studies can pay you thousands of dollars!

A medical trial studies are done with volunteer patients with certain conditions to find out whether a new drug will be safe, effective, and treat the patients current condition.

Now doing these types of studies is at your own risk and the health care provider will give you a consent form for you to fill out.


Benefits

  • You'll play an active role in health care.
  • You'll gain access to new research treatments before they're available.
  • You'll get expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial.
  • You'll be helping others by contributing to medical research.


Risks

There are risks to medical trials.

  • There may be unpleasant, serious or even life-threatening side effects with the experimental treatment.
  • The treatment may not be effective for the participant.
  • The trial may require more of your time and attention, including trips to the study site, more treatments, and hospital stays.

© 2012 Lou Martin

Have You Ever Worked From Home As A Free Product Tester?

hazelzanele22@gmail.com on October 25, 2018:

No i have no

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on March 20, 2015:

All you have to do is click the links to sign up with what ever company you're interested in.

Cher on March 15, 2015:

I am every interested in getting started. What can I do?

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on March 06, 2015:

Must be 18 years old or older.

cindycour on December 18, 2014:

I love to here more about the product, sounds like fun

Emma on November 24, 2014:

How old do you have to be?

Evelina from London / Frankfurt / Vilnius on July 27, 2014:

Any ideas where to get someone who could do a video review of a software?

Robert Connor from Michigan on July 18, 2014:

Great Lens we love it!

Mala Papachan from Matlock Bath, England on June 20, 2014:

Wow, I am so impressed with your work, it's so clear and laid out beautifully. Yes, I am surely coming back and will try the ones suitable for England as I think a lot of them require you to be a US resident? Thank you very much for sharing this superb list!

charles1961 on June 17, 2014:

No but I would love to give it my best at trying different products I love shopping for new and different products

stephanie-andia on May 13, 2014:

no but i am very interested!!

stephanie-andia on May 13, 2014:

@Louidam1 LM: hi louidam1- i really like your blogging page- which site would you say you can make the most cash quickly?

williamslaw on May 12, 2014:

Great lens.

noornoor on April 24, 2014:

HI,, iam jordanian from the middle east,is there any chance to get test opportunities,can you give some advices plz..have a good day

deniseraerodriguez on April 19, 2014:

Would you plz email me? deniserae81@gmail.com I need help with my blog, and nothing works :/

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on April 03, 2014:

@mars007: Make sure you're filling out any screeners survey panels gives you. Also, companies are always looking for certain demographic. I noticed that women with younger child get more opportunities to test products and make more money completely surveys. I make several hundreds of dollars a year with survey panels but not lately since I haven't been doing them since now I get free products directly from companies to test and review on my blog.

mars007 on April 03, 2014:

i'm registered with most of these survey companies, but rarely get test opportunities. maybe one once a year w all combined. mostly just do surveys for very little points that takes me over a year to make the $20 needed to cash out or i fill out most of the survey and get told its no longer available and get zero points,

valerie-leclere1 on April 02, 2014:

no but i would like to valerie leclere test products in my home without having to take surveys

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on March 19, 2014:

@anonymous: For some reason I haven't gotten any good surveys from them lately. Only do surveys that has points that you can later redeem for money.

Some surveys will lead to testing a product at the end so don't give up! But right now my favorites are MySurvey, Toluna, and Valued Opinions because they seem to always have product test surveys. I'm doing a product test now for Valued Opinions.

anonymous on March 19, 2014:

Hi Louidam,

I just signed up to take surveys with SurveySpot. You mentioned receiving products to test from them and cash for testing. So far all I'm doing is filling out surveys for a chance to win $10,000 in a drawing. Is there an opportunity for more than this on Survey Spot that I'm missing?

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on March 14, 2014:

@dilipyadav: You're welcome! Enjoy!

dilipyadav on March 13, 2014:

thanks for the lens!

nice list.... will try one of them.

geosum on March 01, 2014:

Great lens. I'll be checking them out.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on February 25, 2014:

@Angel_Lou: Hello Angel Lou,

Sites are mainly for people in the US. Visit my blog to find International companies.

Angel_Lou on February 25, 2014:

Any link I clicked on tells me that service is not available on my territory? Is Europe therefore in outter space for those companies?

lshooks on February 13, 2014:

thanks for the information on home product testing. I have never done it before because I fought it was a scam. But Im going to try to do it. thank you

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on February 09, 2014:

@lilbrat69: I'm not for sure what survey companies you've joined but some pays the next day and some can take up to a month to pay. Make sure you read their payment policy for details.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on February 09, 2014:

@lilbrat69: Thanks for stopping by! I know you'll enjoy product testing!

lilbrat69 on February 08, 2014:

thanks so much for all your helpful info my email is jessicapeet93@yahoo.com if you come across anything else thanks again ill let you knowhow it works out for me

lilbrat69 on February 08, 2014:

hello thank you for sharing all this amazing useful info ive been signed up with numerous surveys but they take forever to pay my email is jessicapeet93@yahoo.com if you have anymore info on testing products at home thanks again

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on February 06, 2014:

@klckustoms: Click on the links I provided in this article and just sign up from there.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on February 06, 2014:

@klckustoms: Click on the links I provided in this article and just sign up from there.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on February 06, 2014:

@klckustoms: Click on the links I provided in this article and just sign up from there.

klckustoms on February 06, 2014:

hi how do i sign up?

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on February 04, 2014:

@jmedina3332: Right now they're only accepting new members ages 18-24.

jmedina3332 on February 04, 2014:

I tried signing up for PineCone Research, but I don't know if I was successful. How can I check? My email is Joe.Medina22@Gmail.com

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on January 31, 2014:

@velvet53: It's saying your email is invalid. Please contact me.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on January 31, 2014:

@velvet53: I'll be emailing you shortly with invite.

velvet53 on January 30, 2014:

Hi, I am sure interested in the link for Influenster if you still have one left. My email is sando1053@yahoo.com

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on January 18, 2014:

@mars007: With Survey Panels it all depends on your demographic. I do very well with getting products from different companies and it could be because I'm a woman with children and do all the shopping in my household. Keep trying and don't give up!

mars007 on January 17, 2014:

I am signed up with the majority of the sites listed but most of them so rarely sent me any product testing offers, just survey links for surveys that take a year to cash out. I think I got a macaroni last year from Toluna and a brush from ACOP a few years ago, and after a few years of sending me nothing BzzAgent invited me to 3 out of 10 product testing campaigns that apply to me.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on January 13, 2014:

@GeorgeneMBramlage: You'll enjoy product testing Cercis!

Georgene Moizuk Bramlage from southwestern Virginia on January 12, 2014:

No, but it sounds fascinating. I've signed up with one of the companies you've listed.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on January 02, 2014:

@dlgiacobini: Survey panels offers a lot of product testing as well as paid surveys without needing a blog and that's why I have them on the list. If you want to do strictly product testing then you can sign up for BzzAgent.com and Smiley360, and you won't need a blog with those companies either.

dlgiacobini on January 02, 2014:

Hi, I don't know what I'm missing but the first 5 companies on your list I tried to sign up with are all "get paid for surveys". I don't want the surveys, I'm really interested in the product testing. Can you let me know what's going on please?

Thank You

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on December 18, 2013:

@pamala-mitchell-7: Hey Pam! All you have to do is sign up with companies that offers product testing at home. I've listed companies below you can join. They'll email you when product testing becomes available.

pamala-mitchell-7 on December 18, 2013:

hellomy name is pam from mesquite tx how do this work can you help me out on this thanks

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on December 09, 2013:

@Evelina Sa: I'm not too sure but you can try a website called Sverve.com to see if there is a company looking for software testers.

Evelina from London / Frankfurt / Vilnius on December 09, 2013:

Do you know any websites where people want test various online software and post the review on youtube?

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on November 19, 2013:

@anonymous: Thanks Dyvonne!

anonymous on November 19, 2013:

Very informative lens. I will have to revisit to check out the links indepth. Thanks.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on November 15, 2013:

@rainel95: Hey Rainel! I've listed companies above that offers product testing, all you have to do is sign up by clicking the links. Enjoy!

rainel95 on November 14, 2013:

Where can you apply for this

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on November 13, 2013:

@getmoreinfo: You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!

getmoreinfo on November 13, 2013:

This is really informative on ways to be a product tester, thanks so much.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on September 03, 2013:

@RANADEEP: Hey Ranadeep! I was skeptical at first too, but once I gave it a try and started to receive free stuff in the mail, I WAS HOOKED!!!

RANADEEP on September 03, 2013:

I was skeptical about it,but now I will try to do that!!

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on August 31, 2013:

@Awhina: Just sign up and you can become a tester!

Awhina on August 31, 2013:

far i just wanna start already

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on August 26, 2013:

@laurenrich: You're welcome Lauren! Glad you've enjoyed!

laurenrich on August 24, 2013:

This is a very informative lens. I have added it to my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on August 19, 2013:

@anonymous: Hey Angela! My favorites are BzzAgent, MySurvey, and Toluna.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on August 19, 2013:

@tonyaalves3: You'll enjoy it Tonyaalves! Thanks for stopping by!

tonyaalves3 on August 18, 2013:

I have not try out free product tester. I will try out some of your choices. Thanks for sharing

anonymous on August 18, 2013:

what is the best site to sign up too to become a product tester??

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on August 07, 2013:

@MissRubyStars: Thanks!

MissRubyStars on August 06, 2013:

Great info!

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 2013:

@anonymous: Hey Bianca! All you have to do is sign up and companies will send you info in your email box.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 2013:

@anonymous: Hey Judi! I've listed companies above that offers product testing, all you have to do is click on the links and sign up.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 2013:

@anonymous: Thanks so much Laurice! I love helping others find ways to make money free from home!

anonymous on July 09, 2013:

How can I do it I wanna try to do this

anonymous on July 08, 2013:

please tell me where I sign up to be a product tester? thanks. E mail is jepps2550@gmail.com

anonymous on July 06, 2013:

you are great helper, you posted tremendous ways to make money for free. I really honor you

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on June 25, 2013:

@WhitF0711: Yeah, there are a lot of legitimate companies that offers free product testing at home. Just got to weed out the scams.

WhitF0711 on June 25, 2013:

Wow, I cannot believe how many testing companies you have listed here! This is a great lens, as just randomly searching the web you can come across a lot of scams. I want to try some of these!

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on June 25, 2013:

@Doc_Holliday: Yeah that's not product testing if they don't ask for your feedback but you should try it out, you'll like it!

Doc_Holliday on June 25, 2013:

Cannot say that I have. I did once sign up for free sample products and it was cool receiving free stuff, but they never asked me for feedback.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on June 10, 2013:

@happy-birthday: You should try product testing out....you'll love it!

Birthday Wishes from Here on June 10, 2013:

No, I only did some surveys a few years ago. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful lens!!!

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on May 07, 2013:

@ChrisGoldInsights: Hey Chris! Yes, product testing is legitimate. Now if you're looking to get rich doing it then this is not right for you. It's more like making extra money on the side.

ChrisGoldInsights on May 07, 2013:

Hi, does this really work? I really need to make some cash fast and can't afford to waste any time..

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on May 03, 2013:

@anonymous: Hey Kris! I've never heard of this company and it sounds like a SCAM! Don't do it!!!! Product testing is always free and will never ask for your credit card information.

anonymous on May 03, 2013:

Have you ever heard of sample Awards.com ? They want me to pay a 1.99 for shipping and you have to put it on your credit card. Is this legitimate?

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on May 02, 2013:

@Pinasheart: You're welcome! You'll really enjoy product testing at home!

Pinasheart on May 02, 2013:

Thanks! It's nice to have recommended lists. I haven't tried this before but I've been wanting to!

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on April 30, 2013:

@anonymous: You're welcome Lolo! I'm glad this article is of help to you!

anonymous on April 30, 2013:

Hey Thanks for writing this up. I been looking all over for reviews for real people so I don't waste my time.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on April 26, 2013:

@annayjo: Product testing is fun!

annayjo on April 25, 2013:

This sounds really fun, thanks for a great lens!

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on April 23, 2013:

@jura: You should try product testing Jura....you'll enjoy it!

jura on April 23, 2013:

Iteresting maybe I should try .

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on April 22, 2013:

@AngelaKane: I love receiving gift cards after completing my product test! It is the best way to earn extra cash for small bills!

AngelaKane on April 22, 2013:

I test products for items such as gift card or credit cards. I think product testing is a nice way to earn a little extra money for small expenses.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on April 16, 2013:

@anonymous: Hey Jak! Wow that stinks! If you go to my international section of this article, you'll see a link that will send you to my blog with companies that offers product testing in the UK.

anonymous on April 16, 2013:

Good few years ago, my wife and i tested many products, from cigarettes to new disposable nappies.but when we moved out of London. we lost touch with the company.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on April 08, 2013:

@anonymous: You're welcome!

anonymous on April 07, 2013:

I have never tried this, but it is something that I will check out in more detail. Thanks for the helpful resource.

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on April 02, 2013:

@anonymous: A lot of people don't know that big companies are looking for people to test their new products. It's fun and also great to be able to keep the products. You should try it out. Thanks for enjoying my lens!

anonymous on April 02, 2013:

I've never tried this but it sounds interesting... Nice lens, very well put-together and presented!

Lou Martin (author) from Atlanta, Georgia on March 27, 2013:

@Vikk Simmons: Yeah the coffee was really good. I tested it recently with BzzAgent.com.

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