How would you like to get paid up to 50 for writing 100, NO BS reviews of software titles?
Seems like the ideal money-making scheme doesn’t it?
Well, it looks good, but there are a few rules. Actually, just 4 (not sure if the last one actually “qualifies” as a rule though – you be the judge 🙂
And here they are (from the publisher’s website):
First. Submit only original reviews that you wrote personally. If we find out that there is a sentence that’s not yours (it’s very easy to find that out with Google), you won’t get paid. Even if you previously submitted top notch reviews that we really liked. We always run reviews through web search before paying you or buying software you requested.
Second. Don’t submit more than three reviews in one day. Better yet, submit one review and see if it gets published or not. If it does not get published, it’s not good enough, and we don’t want to spend several hours a day reading crappy reviews. Not everybody is good at this. However, you have to be good to get published. Also, don’t bother us if your English is very bad. It’s fine if you make some mistakes (we all do), but a person who only had two years of English classes in high-school or college isn’t someone who is qualified for this job.
Third. Besides freebies, like free reg keys and free games that we give away to best contributors, there are two ways you get paid. If you have 200 in your account, contact us via the form with the complete personal information necessary for us to send you the money. Right now the default method is Western Union, because money can be sent anywhere in the world in 15 minutes. Again, the minimum amount is 200 (two hundred dollars) because we don’t want to spend all our time in the bank. If you have at least 20 in your account, you can request any software, game or an e-book to be purchased. You pick any product you want that costs as many monies as is currently available in your account (or less), BUT it has to be a DOWNLOADABLE. We don’t want to deal with shipping costs (we’ve got a few reviewers who live in Australia) or spend time finding out why your package never arrived. In this day and age, you can pretty much buy any software in downloadable form, just send us the link, and we’ll get it for you. We won’t buy anything off Ebay for the same reason we don’t want to deal with merchants we can’t trust.
Finally. Don’t be stupid. Don’t review software that you never tried. Don’t say software is good, if it’s bad. Don’t try to write only positive reviews. Furthermore, never, never do anything that’ll piss us off.
I’m slightly skeptical of the “Western Union” thing… Consequently, I would check them out before you actually start getting paid and also ask them if you can get paid by check instead.
Other than that, I like what they are doing and think it could be an easy way to pick up some extra cash in exchange for simple reviews of software products you might be using.
The website is at: http://www.softwarejudge.com/rules
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