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How to Make Money Writing With ReviewStream

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ReviewStream is one way to earn money by writing online reviews. The website pays for 250-word reviews of products, services and consumer activities, such as shopping and entertainment, in more than 60 categories. Writers choose the topic and submit their reviews for publication. Reviews are paid for or rejected based on ReviewStream's evaluation.

Go to ReviewStream.com and sign up for an account. Click on the "Write Review" button at the bottom of the screen. On the left side of the new screen is a box for "desired penname." This is the name with which your reviews are associated. Enter a name, and click on "check" to see if the name is available.

Enter your penname again, if available, and enter your email address. If you want to get paid, your email address must be associated with your PayPal account.

Enter a review title and category. The title should be as specific as possible. Entering keywords isn't required. If you're undecided about which of two categories to choose, select the one that you think would drive more traffic to your review.

Enter your penname again, if available, and enter your email address. If you want to get paid, your email address must have a PayPal account.

Enter a review title and category. The title should be as specific as possible. Entering keywords isn't required. If you're undecided about which of two categories to choose, select the one that you think would drive the most visitor traffic to your review.

Rate the item you're reviewing. The rating is on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.

Decide the pay rate you're willing to accept for your review. Check one of RiverStream's two rates: "bulk" and "review."

Click "Submit" to turn in your review. You receive a message verifying that the submission succeeded or that an error occurred. Click the "back" button to resubmit your review if an error message comes up.

Tip

Spend only a small amount of time editing your writing. While grammar needs to be solid, style is less critical.

Review items a range of items: pens, lamps, couches, computers, audio speakers, TVs, VCRs, cars, books and movies.

The bulk rate is one-fifth of the review rate. ReviewStream pays the bulk rate if the review meets some but not all its criteria and if you check the bulk-rate box. If your review doesn't meet all the criteria and you leave the box unchecked, the site rejects the review. However, you may resubmit your review and get paid the bulk rate by checking the bulk-rate box. Reviews that don't meet any of RiverStream's criteria are rejected whether or not the box is checked.

Warning

The minimum payout is $50, which means you must write from 20 to 125 reviews to get paid.

Because your account consists of only your penname and PayPal email address, double check the accuracy of this information for each review you submit.

Submission errors may be caused by reviews of fewer than 250 words.

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