A few months back I wrote an article on how to make money writing for ReviewStream.com wich I can summarize with three simple steps: write a review, write another review and keep writing. Those simple steps are all what’s needed to eventually make some money at ReviewStream, but there seems to be a catch. Let me start by giving you some context.
I started writing there on may and have been writing since. I’m sure there’s money on Internet for freelance writers, I’ve been paid many times on many sites but I just haven’t got any dime from ReviewStream because I haven’t earn the 50 dollars needed to request payment. I’m getting closer but the process seems to be getting harder every day.
On the article I mentioned early I said that all what was needed for ReviewStream to publish a review and credit the author with some money (whether the full rate or the bulk rate) was to write something of about 200 words (although I recommended making it of at least 250) in correct English and that was it. The review could be of almost everything at least it was written both correctly and with the needed words. I wrote that because that was what used to work for me. Then I came to realize that after having earned around 30 dollars ReviewStream started to reject some of my reviews. All they said was “YOUR REVIEW IS NOT VALUABLE AND WE’RE NOT INTERESTED IN IT”, harsh words I can tell you.
I wrote three or four more reviews, all of different things, some where about software, some other about a restaurant and so on but all got rejected. I reviewed my writing – all seemed to be fine. I then try making one review longer and submitted it again and then ReviewStream accepted it and after four or five days they published it. The problem was the extension, I had to make all my reviews at least 300 words for them to get published. But then my reviews where getting rejected again, I increased the words to 400 and now I’m getting closer to 500 hundred.
ReviewStream doesn’t seem to be easy any more. I’m writing reviews of almost 500 words and getting paid the bulk rate on almost all of them so here’s an update for my “Simple Steps to Make Money at ReviewStream.com”: if any of your reviews get rejected and they say it’s not valuable and they’re not interested just make it longer, try making it 300, 400 and even 500 words. If you think you can sell a 500 word review better at some other place don’t doubt it and publish it there, but if it’s not much work to make your reviews a little longer then keep writing for ReviewStream.
I will share just one last “secret” with you: I got paid the bulk rate (which right now is 50 cents) for many of my reviews but I discovered that those I wrote of electronic devices (mobile phones, computers, laptops, and any other gadget) where paid full rate so those are the things you should start reviewing.