If you like sharing your opinion and you love getting free stuff, you’ll want to join these product testing programs that give you the opportunity to review products and keep them when you’re done.
Product testing is when you try out a product for a company and you give them your honest opinion of that product through a survey, quiz, or discussion questions. Most of the time this happens online but sometimes you may be asked to do a product testing in person.
Also as part of the product testing, you may be asked to act as an influencer, and share your opinion of that product with friends and family and on social media.
After you’re done trying out the product, you’ll be able to keep the product for free. It’s also possible that in addition to keeping the product, you’ll get paid for your review time.
Types of Products You Can Expect to Review
The types of products that you test can vary depending on what these companies think will be a good fit for you. If you have children, you’re a great candidate to test stuff for kids and if you’re a runner you may get to test the latest running shoes. Products like food and electronics can be tested by just about everyone.
Products that are frequently given away in exchange for product testing include food, beauty items, small appliances, electronics baby items, books, DVDs, apparel, shoes, and natural items.
Programs That Let You Review Products and Keep Them
Below, you’ll find a list of the best places to sign up for product testing. All of these programs will let you keep the product that you test.
When you apply, make sure that you fill out your profile completely and honestly. The more information they have about you will it make it much more likely for you to get picked.
Influenster: Influenster is looking for social media influencers to spread the word about products that range anywhere from single cup coffee makers to the newest cosmetics. You can get one item to review or a box of products to review.
Smiley360: Smiley360 sends out boxes of products like vitamins, candy, and even pillows that they want you to spread the word about on social media. After you’ve reviewed them, you get to keep them.
L’Oreal Consumer Testing Program: When L’Oreal develops new makeup, skincare, or haircare products, they look for women to test them. You’ll get to keep everything you test and you may even get some bonus products for completing your review.
BzzAgent: BzzAgent is another influencer program, where they send you products to try and want you to review them and spread the word about them. You’ll get to keep whatever you receive.
House Party and ChatterBox: Throw a house party and invite all your friends to help you try new products and review them. ChatterBox works the same way but they’re only for you, so need to throw a party.
Vocalpoint: Throw a party for your friends while you test out the newest products and samples.
Crowdtap: Choose your favorite brands that belong to Crowdtap and build a relationship with them. They may ask you to test products for them in exchange for your opinion.
ThePinkPanel: This product testing program is open to women around the country who want to test the latest beauty products including fragrance, makeup, and skincare. Often you’ll also get paid for testing the products.
Minute Rice: Join the Minute Riceipe Club and you can test new rice products plus get coupons.
InStyle: Join the InStyle Trendsetter program and you’ll be eligible to test brand-new products for InStyle magazine.
Brooks Running: Test products for Brooks Running such as running shoes and sports bras which you get to keep after you’ve tested them.
Glamour Glamspotters: Join Glamour magazines inner circle so you can test and review new beauty products before they become available to the public.
Mead4Teachers: Mead4Teachers is open to teachers that will receive some Mead products to test in their classroom in exchange for their opinions.
Vogue Insiders: Vogue Insiders is another magazine product testing program where you’ll test the latest products featured inside the pages of Vogue.
Parenting Mom Testers: Become a mom tester for Parenting magazine and you’ll test the latest toys, games, books, DVDs, video games, health products, bath products, and baby gear.
MomSelect: MomSelect is a program testing website for moms who want to try out new products geared for babies and kids.
Mills Advisory Panel: Try out the latest General Mills products and help influence the look and taste of your favorite products.
McCormick Consumer Testing: Product test McCormick products and keep them for free after you’ve given your honest opinion.
Snuggle Bear Den: Give your opinion on Snuggle products after you’ve tried them for free.
Johnson & Johnson Freinds & Neighbors: Johnson & Johnson will send you some of their products and ask you to share what you thought. You’ll get to keep any products that you test.
Homeschool: Homeschoolers can try out and keep books, kits, and more when they product test for this website.
Moms Meet: Become a Mom Ambassador for Moms Meet and you’ll be able to try out new natural products for yourself, your baby, and your home.
Naturally Savvy: Become a Savvy Sampler buy trying out the newest natural and organic products. You’ll get to keep whatever you try in exchange for your opinion.
Writing Your Review for the Products
After you’ve completed your product test, you’ll usually be asked to write a review, fill out a survey, or participate in a discussion about the product. It’s important that you be honest when you do this, even if you have some criticism for the product. The company wants to improve their product if needed. The more in-depth you go with your reviews and answers will give them valuable feedback.
Tips on Getting Picked for Product Testing
Here are some quick tips on how to get picked to be a product tester again and again.
Completely and honestly fill out your application and profile
Keep an eye on your email for pre-screeners to test particular products
Don’t be afraid to contact the product testing company if you haven’t heard from them for a while
Follow the programs on social media if available, sometimes pre-screeners will be announced there
If you get a product to test, follow the testing directions and give your feedback in a timely manner
Complete your survey, discussion, or review honestly and thoroughly
Source: the balance