I have been experimenting with a site called Smiley360. For anyone who hasn't heard of it, this site is social media junkie paradise. Since joining a month ago, I've been offered the chance to test out Campbell's soups, given great coupons, joined Twitter parties for the chance to win prizes and I've even won something!
The questions thrown up during the Twitter parties are usually things that anyone can answer such as what type of lunch you make at home, or how you use a certain product. You don't have to be fake to get noticed either, just give your real answers and Smiley360 will notice. As a matter of fact, I won a salad bowl set and some free tuna during a campaign for Starkist Tuna, and I didn't have to mention Starkist at all! (Of course, I'm mentioning them now, but that has nothing to do with anything other than explanatory purposes.) Don't be a commercial, be yourself when you join sites like this. Companies don't want your falsified sugar-coated feedback, they want the real deal so they know how to appeal to people better in the future!
The site works like this: You sign up with them and receive an initial practice-mission. It's to help you figure out how to work the site, how to share information with your friends and/or readers, and how to earn Smiles. By the time you finish your practice mission, you should be ready to go. Click the button to say that you are done with the mission and you're ready for the real deal! It only took me about a week to get my first mission offer. Check in frequently and let Smiley360 know what you think of some of your favorite products to increase your status on the site and get more mission offers. I only check in once or twice a week since I have such a busy schedule, and I still have gotten tons of mission offers.
The site itself looks a bit standard and doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but don't let that throw you off, this site is legitimate. This is one of my more favored sites for reviewing products as a matter of fact, and the best part is that you don't have to be a 'blogger' or a social-media-know-it-all to get rewarded by this site. Like I said before, they just want your honest opinion. The more real your answers, the more you help with your feedback. Besides, when you are genuinely interested in a product with your friends, you don't say "Try the new ABC Trashbags by Smith & Smith. Your family will love knowing that their trash is safe in these sturdy hypoallergenic bags. Don't wait, buy today!" ... And if you do talk like that with your friends, I hope you're doing it for comedic value! Think about what you would really say to people when you tell them about a product. That is what those companies want to hear, and that is what will get you recognition on the site.
So take a peek at Smiley's homepage to get started on your own missions!
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