June 29 2017
So you like stuff but you don't have a lot of money to keep buying yourself new products all the time. Plus you need a hobby to keep you occupied between school and sleep, of after your hours working in an office. Why not look into becoming a paid product tester?
What is a Product Tester?
A paid product tester is precisely what the name suggests. They are men and women, of varying ages, who get paid to test products and tell the company what they think about those products. After you have provided your review to the company, you get to keep your products and get paid for your efforts. That's right - you get paid to receive free products and review them for a company. Paid for your hobby. Sounds good right?
What Can You Test?
The products you can get paid to test vary wildly. One week there might be air fresheners or the latest and greatest in marking pens. But the quality and size of products can increase - or decrease - according to the companies who are willing to pay you for your time spent reviewing their products. Really, you can't say much bad stuff about a company who is willing to pay people some extra scratch to get to try out things they received for free.
Benefits of Being a Product Tester
If you are in need of some ways to fill up your free time, a part-time job might sound tempting. However, after a long day at work the idea of having to spend your weekends at a restaurant or retail counter rarely sounds appealing. Get paid to test products and bring a little cash flow your way. Plus, testing these products can be done in your own time. Talk about the best hobby-cum-part time job out there!
Cons of Being a Product Tester
As with most things there can be some negatives if you get paid to test products . You might receive a pen when you were hoping all day it would be a new house cleaning product. Or you might receive a new house cleaning product when the worst part of your week is having to clean the house. Plus, the money isn't particularly amazing. You aren't going to be able to save up for a mortgage down payment getting paid to test free products.
Still, getting paid to test products is a fun way to spend your free time doing something productive. You'll make a little extra money, which never hurt anybody. Plus you'll get a lot of new stuff out of it. Which you can gift to friends if it doesn't really suit your style or interests.