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How to Become a Product Tester for Amazon in 2020

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By now, I’m sure you’re well aware that Amazon is home to millions of products, many of which I’m sure you want to buy right now.

Well, what if I told you that there were ways to become a product tester and get these products for free or at a steep discount?

I know it may sound like a scam, but I can assure you, like all of my guides, that it is, indeed, possible!  You just need to know where to look.

In today’s guide, I want to talk about how you can become a product tester for Amazon, no matter who you are, as well as where you need to go right now in order to do so.  As in all of my guides, they are 100% honest and I would never promote something I wouldn’t use.

If you love the idea of Amazon freebies, then strap in because I’m about to share a lot of resources!

How to Become a Product Tester for Amazon

Wait for an Amazon Vine Invite

Amazon offers its own product testing through a program known as the Amazon Vine program.  Unfortunately, this program is by invite only, but you could see an invite if they consider you as a “trusted” reviewer.

To increase your chances at an invite, the FAQ does note that it’s based on several criteria, but mostly on the helpfulness of the reviews judged by other customers.  Basically, it’s going to be your goal to write reviews that get a lot of thumbs up.

Again, while you can’t apply to the program, try to create an in-depth review for every product you buy on Amazon, leaving your honest thoughts.  Your goal is to make it as helpful as possible so that you can get some thumbs up from other Amazon reviewers.  Eventually, if Amazon’s algorithm likes your reviews, you could see an invite.  Just be in depth in your reviews and try to be helpful, that’s all.

As an Amazon Vine participant, you can review products by both publishes, studios, labels or any vendor participating on Amazon.  You are then welcomed to leave an honest review, no matter how you see it.  While you won’t get paid, you do get to keep the product.

To learn more about the program and how it works in detail, refer to the official FAQ linked below.



Join a Facebook Group

There are Facebook Groups for literally anything, including options to become an Amazon product tester.

What you’re going to want to do is search for something along the lines of “free Amazon products” or “Amazon product tester.”  You will then want to filter your results so that you’re only seeing groups.  If you don’t know how to do this, don’t worry as I did create a simple how-to guide in my quick guide to Facebook garage sales.

With that list, take a gander at the most popular options, usually the ones with the most people.  Before joining, however, just make sure that there has been some activity as of late as some groups do go dormant.  Even though there are a lot of people, it doesn’t always mean there will be a lot of action.

To start getting products to test, all you will need to do is read the rules in how you can get a free product and then wait for sellers on the platform to start testing.  Usually, sellers will post pictures and ask who’s interested.  You will just need to be fast in replying as they tend to go fast.

Using a Facebook Group can be tricky since there’s no feedback system or system in place, but they seem to work.

There are a ton of them, so I can’t recommend one or another.  Instead, use the search tips to find that’s of interest to you.

Become an Influencer

This one can be harder if you don’t have an online audience, but don’t feel as if you need hundreds of thousands of followers to qualify.  Even if you have a thousand followers right now, you may be able to qualify.

And, if you don’t have any followers, you can build a following over time with the right niche.  Start with the many free YouTube tutorials or even consider downloading a Udemy course to see how you can grow your social media platform in as little as a few weeks.  Yes, it will take some works, but like anything, it can pay huge dividends in the future.

Websites, such as GiveawayService.com and Tomoson, let you apply for hundreds of products sellers are willing to give you for free in exchange for some social media promotion.  Amazon even runs its own official “Amazon Influencers” program, where you can get rewarded whenever someone shops through your storefront.  It may be something to check out if you feel you can send a lot of traffic from your social media platforms.  This makes a it a lot easier as you won’t have to go out there and find someone who wants to work for you.  These platforms do all of the dirty work for you.

Consider an Amazon Product Testing Website

Before I talk about the many Amazon product testing websites, let me preface a few things first.

For starters, all of these websites have no affiliation with Amazon.  They are simply marketplaces where Amazon Marketplace sellers want to give you their product in exchange for a review.  These reviews, hopefully positive, can help them rise in the Amazon searches as this is a large factor that can help an item rank.

While I’m personally not a fan of these sites, they can present you with the opportunity to try out hundreds of items for free.  All of these websites work in a similar way, where you will be asked to buy the item up front and you then get reimbursed after your review is confirmed.  Every website has its own terms and conditions, so make sure you know the rules before using.

Cashbackbase

Cashbackbase is one I have mentioned a few times, particularly in my how to get free stuff on Amazon posts.

This very easy to use website allows you to test out a myriad of products for free or sometimes at a very steep discount.

All you need to do is purchase the item, leave a review after you sampled it and then get cash back once your review is confirmed.  It’s one of the many Amazon-like product testing sites online, but I would say it’s one of the more popular ones, the main reason I’m listing it near the top of the list.

Extreme Rebate

Extreme Rebate offers a variety of Amazon products, some being at no cost to you.  It’s just up to you to leave a review after you receive your product so that you can get your rebate.

The thing I like about this website is that you can see the top rebates available as well as the newest arrivals.  This gives you the opportunity to browse through items quickly before anyone else does.  Usually, your good items go fast.

  • Website:  ExtremeRebate.com

JumpSend

JumpSend works with hundreds of Amazon sellers, offering many products up to 90% off.

The site is very easy to use, letting you either browse the current listings or filter your results to find exactly what you’re looking for.

If you’re interested in any items, just request it, purchase it and then get cash back after your review is approved.

Rebatest

Rebatest is a site I reviewed as of late.  Much like Cashbackbase, they have a ton of opportunities, many of which won’t cost you a dime.  It’s another decent choice if you want to sift through hundreds of items that need to be tested.

The only thing I don’t like about this site, however, is that they push you to write a positive review or else you won’t get reimbursed from your purchase in some cases.  The wording makes it seem like you can get a lot of trouble if your review is nothing but a five star.  If you don’t believe me, read a lot of the third-party reviews I found online via a simple Google search.

However, the site can enable you to be a product tester, only that you will have to be certain your review is positive.  In the case you do want to leave a poor review, you can always talk with the seller prior to receiving a refund rather than rely on Rebatest for your rebate.

While I’m not a big fan of these sites since I see them as being unethical in some cases, it does allow you to be a product tester, the main reason I want to include them on this list.



SnagShout

SnagShout has a variety of products that you can test at a heavily discounted rate, but the main problem is that many items aren’t free.  It doesn’t mean it’s a bad deal, however.

Like the many websites I will mention, the process works in the same way.  You apply for a product you want to test and then review it after you receive it.  Once the seller confirms your review, you get paid by the site.

You can join for free, but before doing so, I recommend you check out the product offerings first before giving out your personal information.

TestZon

The cool thing about TestZon is that everything you see on the site is 100% free.  Of course, you will have to front your money to get reimbursed, but if you like the idea of not paying anything at all, it’s one to consider.

You can filter through your results or you can simply browse as you please.  It’s very easy to use the site and find what you’re looking for.

To learn more about how it works and how you can test Amazon products for free, refer to the official FAQ noted below.

Vipon

Vipon is another website that works just like Cashbackbase and SnagShout, only that you won’t find as many free items on the site.  However, it doesn’t mean you won’t find a freebie here and there.

To start product testing, you can view the many products without even signing up.  Find something you like and then apply for the test.  If you’re approved, you will purchase it, review and then wait for your review to get approved.  Once confirmed, you get cash back to your PayPal account.

The cool thing about Vipon is that it’s free to join with a pretty decent reputation online.

VIP Power Club

The VIP Power Club works a bit differently as they ask you to join the database before you’re able to view anything.  Instead, they will send you an email list, filled with the products you can “test” out.

In joining, the company will send you coupons for newly released coupons, up to 100% off.

After you receive you product, you will then have up to 10 days to review to keep your account in good standing.  They seem to be the most aggressive in rules out of the many, but it’s in a good way.  They do ask that you leave lengthy reviews as well as state that you received a product in exchange for your review.  It also seems that you can be as honest as you want, but there’s no guarantee you will continue to receive products if you leave negative reviews.

Joining is 100% free.

DealsJuice

DealsJuice isn’t as popular, but I wanted to include it here as I do see some deals on occasions.

The thing I didn’t like about this website is that they don’t offer a lot of freebies.  In fact, it was hard to find something less than $5.  While it could still be a deal, some people are often on the lookout for the freebies only.  That’s understandable.

DealsJuice is 100% free to join, but you can view the deals before joining.

Final Thoughts

If you want to become a product tester with Amazon, there are many ways to do so, as you can see.

If you want to get started right away, I would recommend one of the many Amazon review sites I mentioned above since I consider them to be the easiest way to start reviewing almost immediately.  While I don’t see them as being ethical, they can be of benefit if you find a product that you truly can leave a positive review for.  Worst case, if the product ends up being junk, you can always ask for a return through Amazon and still leave that negative review to avoid getting screwed over by the third-party site.  I would only use these websites if you see a product you truly need. Other than that, the Facebook strategy works in the same way as the websites, only that it will require a pinch more work since you will have to interact with the individual before testing.

For now, check out the many strategies I have mentioned.  I think I covered them all.   As always, if I am missing any options and/or you want to comment on anything I did mention, feel free to comment below.  I always love hearing from you!

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Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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