UPDATE: When this post was initially written, Product Report Card had decent ratings and reviews. As of November 3, 2017, we have received numerous complaints about the company and have decided to remove all of their links from the website. They have also lost their B+ rating with the Better Business Bureau — they now have an F rating. We do NOT recommend Product Report Card.
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By Kimi Clark
Product Report Card- maybe you've heard of it. But the big question is, can you make money online using Product Report Card?
Let me share a little info with you so you can decide for yourself.
Product Report Card is a site that allows you to sign up to receive paid survey invitations via email. It takes less than five minutes to sign up, and it's 100% free.
Once you have signed up, your first survey should arrive in your inbox within 24 hours. You get paid for each survey you complete, so yes, the more surveys you take, the more money you will make.
You won't qualify for every survey, and some do require a purchase or some sort of sign up, but not all. I completed a LinkedIn survey and earned $2.50, I didn't have to sign up for anything, and it didn't take much time at all.
You can choose to be paid in cash, in free products or in gift codes to redeem for products. (Note that there is a $25 threshold for payout).
You can start earning money with Product Report Card right off the bat by filling out different profiles. These profiles will help the company know which surveys you're more apt to qualify for, so I would recommend doing as many of these as your time allows.
They don't have to be completed all at once, it's at your own discretion. The money you can earn from setting up your profiles ranges from 25¢ to $5.00.
It took me under 10 minutes to complete about 7 profiles (I had previously completed a few), and I earned around $7.75, including a $5.00 bonus for completing all my profiles. Not too bad, huh?!
Once you've completed all of your profiles at Product Report Card, you qualify to become a product reviewer. What this means is that you can earn money for reviewing the products that you already own and use, which I think is super cool! The payout is typically around 50 cents and the review process is simple. The average time it takes is about six minutes.
For the review, they actually want you to write (up to 500 characters) what you think about your product. You need to give your review a title, and then elaborate on a few things that you like the best and the least about your product. They also would like you to feel free to include any suggestions you might have for the manufacturer about how they could improve their product, which I think is awesome.
You include info both about the product you own and yourself, and they give you some very basic questions with simple just-click-the-circle multiple choice answers. Easy peasy. They also want your opinion as to whether or not you would purchase this particular product from the same manufacturer again, or recommend it to a friend. Upload your product picture, and hit the submit button, and you're done!
Product Report Card can also help you make money by helping you save money! You can research just about any product at Product Report Card, find out almost everything about it, where you can purchase it and how much it costs.
This is very helpful when you have a limited budget and are truly searching for the best deal, and also when you want to compare features of a product side by side so you can make an informed decision as to which one to purchase.
It's definitely not a site that you will earn big bucks with, but if you're looking for a fun way to earn a few dollars here and there, it might be a good choice for you to make money online using Product Report Card. It's also very helpful when shopping for new items and could save you tons of time you'd spend researching new products for yourself.
It's also worth noting that Product Report Card has a B+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Kimi Clark is a career stay at home mom turned writer and blogger for hire with a passion for business. She specializes in posts about writing, blogging and entrepreneurship, as well as all things parenting and motherhood. Owner & Founder of The Mom Shopping Network, you’ll find her there writing, hosting giveaways, and supporting moms in both their business and motherhood journey. She’s also a devoted wife and mother of four who loves the beach and her early morning coffee.