How to Become an Amazon Product Reviewer

Set up your profile

You can’t become a product reviewer if you don’t have an account set up, right? So, get an Amazon account and then go to and you’ll go to your profile page. Keep this professional looking and up-to-date, because this is where people will go to contact you and see your reviews.

Join a reviewer website

There are a few out there that you can get involved in. iReviewHome and Reviewso are just a few. These websites get you access to products and promo codes that usually discount the item by 50-75%. You need to be a part of these sites because it gets your name and profile out there so you can have access to more deals and products.

Stay on top of your reviews

Don’t buy or get a product and then wait 2 months to put up a review. This sets a bad standard for your work and will also repel future companies from you that are looking for product reviewers. Usually a time span of about 2 weeks is ideal to get the product, use it enough, and then provide a decent and well-thought review.

Be Helpful!

Putting a star rating on Amazon and then just having text like, “it was good” or “it didn’t work as well as I thought it would” is not helpful! Tell them what you liked and didn’t like about the product, how you most effectively used it, and it what sort of situations it’s a good buy or bad buy. The more helpful you are, the more people who will follow your reviews, which means the more products companies will want you to try out for them.

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Amazon Trade-In Program

Amazon has a very long list of things you can trade in, including cell phones, laptops, cameras, books, textbooks, music, mp3 players, and much more. It’s easy to access and the shipping is free on your end. Once you decide to send in your items, they will print you off a shipping label to use. You can see online immediately what their offer is for the items you decide to send in. This makes it convenient to decide if it’s worth it or not to send in the items you have.

Mechanical Turk           

mTurk is a site that usually offers short tasks, referred to as HITS, that require very little skill or outside equipment besides a computer with internet access. HITS have tasks like transcription, data entry, information verification, etc.

The payout is usually less than $1 per HIT, which isn’t much but it also doesn’t require a lot of effort. This work offers a very laidback atmosphere and an ability to work as you please without a big commitment. A site like mTurk List can help you find lucrative HITS. You will get paid through Amazon Payments which can be transferred to your bank account or you can spend on the Amazon website.

Customer Service

Amazon has many work at home jobs available. They have seasonal, part-time, and full-time employee positions that involve answering customer questions and assisting in the sales process. Amazon hires residents of Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

Amazon Associates

If you sign up for Amazon Associates, you can earn 4% or more of a commission from Amazon when you direct people to This is great if you are a blogger! All you have to do is write about a product you love on Amazon and post a link for people to click on from your site. The more sales you send their way, the more your commission increases. You will also make money from purchases people make if they buy other things after they’ve already clicked through your website because, Amazon keeps track if they bought other things right after visiting your site as an Amazon Associate.

Kindle eBooks

If you consider yourself a writer, or feel like you have great insights to share, why not publish your work? Instead of going through the hassle of finding a publishing company that will accept your material, you can just publish it yourself. With just a few clicks of your mouse, and minimal investment, you can publish through Amazon Kindle.

The best part is, no upfront cost is required to sell eBooks through Kindle Direct Publishing. Once people buy your book you will give a portion of your profits to Amazon in some cases, but you will be paid a royalty of 35% to 70% depending on the price of your book. Overall, you can’t beat Amazon’s built-in customer base and affiliate program.

Amazon FBA

A really popular form of side income right now is called “Fulfilled by Amazon”, or FBA. How it works is you purchase merchandise at a cheap price, usually through a wholesale company, and then you send it to Amazon to store and ship. You sell the items at a markup price and Amazon will take care of shipping the items to the customer.

This process does require an investment, but after you purchase the merchandise and ship it off to Amazon to fulfill the orders while you enjoy the income. There are many people who make much more than just a side income selling with FBA.

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