Frequently Asked Questions
We get asked a lot of questions about our ProductReviewJobs ("PRJ"). This page serves as a more-detailed overview of our service, and we've listed answers to popular questions down below.
Q: Why am I being
asked for my personal information?
A: Above all else, we need to make sure you're real. Our
research clients are trusting us to get their products and services in the
hands of real, and unique people. So, we need to make sure your email address
is valid, and we run some other checks (in real-time) as well, including phone
number validation, address validation, IP address validation, and more. Your
information is also used to determine which product tests, focus groups,
clinical trials, etc. are available to you, since some have strict guidelines
on how many people within a certain zip code we can get, etc.
Q: Is this a scam?
A: No, we will never ask you for your credit card information,
payment in any way, or anything like that. The most frequent complaint we get
is that people don't understand what our site actually does, so we're hoping
this Frequently Asked Questions section helps with that!
Q: After I test products, will my payment come from
A: No, your reward/payment will come directly from the
independent research company that project was for. *PRJ does not conduct the
research ourselves. Our service finds these projects online and in our network
of market research clients, then delivers them to you via email. The projects
are always conducted 100% outside of our website.
Q: Will I receive a W2, or 1099-MISC tax form for my
earnings? Also, do I need to report this on my taxes?
A: *PRJ and its clients will only issue the tax forms required
by law, which start at minimum $600 in a year earnings per company. Again, remember that
your earnings addressed in Q1 above are coming from each independent market
research company, so it's unlikely any 1 individual company will generate $600
of costs with you in a calendar year, since we have hundreds of companies in
our system. With that said, as a taxpayer this does not excuse you from
tracking this income as part of your yearly earnings, and although companies do
not need to report earnings under $600 to the IRS, that does excuse you from
reporting that income to the IRS. We recommend that our members keep notes on
which companies have paid them, the amount, and the date received.
Q: If you aren't actually sending me products, what
does PRJ do?
A: Market research companies provide great opportunities for
individuals, but they are usually terrible at finding people online. They list
craigslist ads, post on low-follower Facebook accounts, ask family and friends
to participate, etc. That's where we come in- we partner with all of those
research companies to find people for them. And rather than run ads all the
time for specific projects, we built this website so we can have pool of
qualified, interested people ready to go. So, when a research company brings a
new project to us, we already have your info, and we'll email you the invite.
We help our members get early access to these new projects and alert them as
they come in, rather than trying to constantly find new ones online.
Q: Do I need to pay for the products first, and then
I get reimbursed later? Or do they send me the products up front?
A: Simple rule- leave your credit card in your wallet. We try to
avoid any projects where our members are asked to buy something up front, so
just don't ever do that. If you come across a project asking you to buy
something before you can test it, please email us to alert us of it. This does
not apply to projects that ask you to go to a specific store and detail your
experience ("Mystery Shopper")- that's actually fun but yes, you'll
need to be reimbursed afterward rather than paid before.
Q: I’ve been a member for a while, and I haven't
gotten any products. What do I do?
A: Please continue to be patient. We know it's frustrating, but
we're still a relatively new website, and our network of market research
companies is still growing. Product tests are rare. What's more common are
other projects we offer- paid clinical trials, online focus groups, and online
paid surveys. We look at it like this: we're not going to email you or bother
you a lot with things that are not product tests or free samples, so it doesn't
hurt to just sign up and be on our list. We'll reach out to you when we have a
project that fits. If you're very eager to start right away, our site does
recommend a few other comparable websites that have been around longer and offer
a similar service.
Q: I was told I can make $X amount doing this. Is
A: Our maximum amount you could earn is based on a very active
user, doing all types of things on our site. Example week: you participate in a
paid clinical trial ($300) + you test a new product ($50) + you scan groceries
receipts for a project ($50) + you take a bunch of online surveys ($100). These
are estimates on rates only, and factors in your time invested. More common, we
hope our members can earn an extra couple hundred bucks per month doing a
variety of the above at a more relaxed pace.
Q: There are a lot
of options, where would you recommend, I start if I'm new to this?
A: After you join, we send a welcome email including 5 sites.
I'd recommend you sign up to 2 of those websites (just to
start getting some frequent email invites for paid surveys). Occasionally check
back in on our page productreviewjobs.com/finish,
since that recommends 3 programs for you, and it changes over time. Usually, a
grocery-scanning project can be found there, and/or an app install project,
that both are easy to accomplish and relatively passive. You would also find
any available clinical trials on that page. If you have more time available in
a regular day, try visiting our job page (see answer to the question about
Q: I'm looking for a part-time or full-time job
where I can work remotely, or work from home. Do you offer that?
A: We have an entire page dedicated to finding WFH/remote jobs
for you, productreviewjobs.com/jobs
Q: After signing up, I've decided this isn't for me,
how do I remove myself from your lists and site?
A: If you got an email from us, there is a link to unsubscribe
at the bottom of the email. We do not ask any further information from you;
just click the link and you'll be unsubscribed. If you would like your
information removed from our system completely, just contact us via email or
respond to the email you received from us, and we'll remove it.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us via email!