In my never-ending quest to find ways to make supplemental income besides Associated Content to make money, I came across Reviewstream.com as a supposed method of making extra money. With the tempting promise of up to $2.50 per review, I happily strode forward and submitted 11 reviews in about 2 hour’s time, and waited for a response to see if my reviews would be accepted, and if so, how much money I would make for my efforts. Then I stupidly wrote an article encouraging other people to give Review Stream a try even before I had received a cent. Yay me.
How did I fare out? Out of 11 reviews, 2 were accepted, and not at the dollar amounts I had hoped. I made a whopping $.50 per review, for a grand total of one whole buck- which equaled out to about $.50 an hour for the time I spent submitting quality reviews (at least in my mind, anyhow) well over 250 words each and full of my opinions on the various products I had chosen to review.
The other reviews simply got a generic “we’re not interested in your review” with no following feedback that would deem helpful at all. I’m none too happy with this particular site, and after reading on Associated Content the other unhappy writers of Reviewstream.com I don’t believe I’ll be submitting anything else to them, since I think it will take me one helluva long time to hit that $50 payout. I have $49 more to go, and no real ambition to give this site another shot.
I can make so much more submitting the same quality reviews to Associated Content, and be able to make even more money on residual pay for people reading them. Hmm…maybe just writing for Associated Content for everything I want to write is just the way to go? If I were you, I’d give Reviewstream.com a try to see if it works out better for you, but based on my experience, reviewstream.com gets a huge raspberry thumbs down.
My suggestion? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Associated Content has always come through for me, and the performance pay I earn every month keeps growing. I’ll make more supplemental income overall if I just keep writing for Associated Content, as it is a trusted site that has always treated me well. Venturing outside of Associated Content for my writing experience just isn’t panning out so well. You’d think I’d learn. Maybe this time I will.