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Tips for getting chosen for Product Review Club, etc.

Ali de Bold

For the Product Review Club, we will always look for the most appropriate reviewers based on the survey questions AND based on whether you have reviewed things in the past. We also look at the quality of your social sharing

If it is a toss up between another member who participates actively on ChickAdvisor with reviews, forums etc and someone who has never reviewed anything on ChickAdvisor, we will always choose the active member. Why? Because the companies that provide products for you to review are counting on your opinions.

Further, your reviews help us grow, so why wouldn't we show extra love to those of you doing your part? Something to keep in mind!

***UPDATE: DECEMBER 2015***

Hi Everyone! I know a lot of you look to this thread for tips and advice and thought it high time I update the original post as there have been changes over the years. Here is what we are looking for when choosing who will be selected for these offers:

1. Are you the right fit for the product? We want to match the product exactly to who it is designed for.

2. Your current reviews on ChickAdvisor. You need to have reviewed at least 5 items on your own from products you already own and love. We are looking at the quality of your reviews. Do you provide helpful, detailed feedback? If you don't like something are you constructive with your criticism?

3. Your social participation. Do you use our hashtags? What is the quality of your social postings? Do people like you and follow you? Our favourite posts are things like Instagram images when you get your products (we love it when you are in them!). Helpful tweets and Facebook posts are also much appreciated. Some of you have even done Youtube videos and blogs. LOVE those!

4. When we send you a product, do you review it? If not we can't choose you again. There are so many of you in our Product Review Club. It's not fair to choose someone who doesn't review over the many others who will.

That's it! I hope it helps and thank you all for your questions and interest in our program!

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Apr 09, 2008 @ 06:39 pm

290 Replies

takoda

Try writing more

First off I'm not saying you have written bad reviews, so please don't take this wrong in any way! Also not every person will be the right fit for every product even though you might feel like you are. Some companies are looking for specific people to do the reviews for their products and you may not fit all of the things that they where looking for at the time. You also have to keep in mind how many people are members. Over the last few years the member base has grown and will continue to do so. When they only have say 200 products to give out and thousands of members it takes time to be picked. I know it seems like some people are picked every time and it can be frustrating, but if you truly do want to be a member you can’t give up. I know someone that has tried for over a year and only just got chosen to do a review, but I’ve also seen others that have just joined and have been chosen right off the bat. You just have to be the right fit.

That being said you can try this the next time you write a review. Before you start to write, think about what you would want to know about a product if you were looking on here to find out about it before you bought it. Just writing that you liked it and it was good really doesn't tell people what the products is, does, or why you liked, or didn't care for it and the same goes for a place you might be reviewing. Let people know where they can get the product, or where the place is located if it’s a place that you are reviewing. Let them know what you paid for an item and if you felt the cost was worth it or not. If you can, tell us what is in a product, is it all natural, is it hypo allergenic, and is there a possibility of it causing allergies, did this product cause you any irritations, or did it have any negative effect on someone else in your family. If it’s a place tell us how the service was, was it clean, were the prices reasonable, where the people there friendly and helpful. Different things like this that people want to know before they buy a product, or spend money at a business. These are some of the things that I think about before I start my reviews. I’m not saying this will guaranty you a better shot at being chosen, but it will help you to write a better and more helpful review. Witch will get you noticed not only by ChickAdvisor, but also by the companies that are looking for good reviewers.

I hope this helps you out, good luck down the road!

Jul 14, 2013 @ 08:29 am
mrstofu

Thanks!

I'm new to the site as well and those are great tips!
Jul 14, 2013 @ 03:03 pm
stedee7

Yes

Thx. Makes sense
Jul 20, 2013 @ 07:37 am
a_ms

Tips

Those are really good tips and I'm trying really hard. I like sharing my opinion on products and trying new things. I will try to remember these great tips.
Aug 18, 2013 @ 06:48 pm
nicolthepickle

Thanks

II'm new here as well so I appreciate it.
Just a question. If you prefer to choose active members how do people who have never reviewed anyone actually get a product to review. Just keep trying?
Aug 27, 2013 @ 06:44 am
mamaluv

Re: not getting picked very often

I'm on staff here at CA so here's the insider scoop! There are a number of factors that go into our selection process.

1) Most importantly, which candidates are "best suited" for a specific product?

Answer: Often the criteria are wide open. In the case of our recent Review Club for Crest Pro-Health, we only asked people if they brush their teeth regularly which the vast majority of you answered "yes". However, sometimes we are specifically looking for certain consumers - people who have kids, people who have rarely/never tried that brand, or people who regularly use home hair colour, for example. It's different every time depending on the specific product being offered. This is where a lot of people are de-selected because they do not fit our target profile.

2) Product Review Club commitment

Answer: as per our Review Club requirements, you need to have reviewed at least 5 products on our website. There are always tons of people who apply and have zero reviews (or email us to say "I reviewed stuff on another site, does that count?"). We need those 5 (or more) reviews on ChickAdvisor in order to determine if you're a real person or a spambot.

3) Activity on ChickAdvisor

Answer: We play favourites! If you are on ChickAdvisor semi-regularly, comment on articles, review products (not including just Review Club stuff), etc, you will have the jump over someone who shows up only to try to score freebies. The more reviews you have, the better your chances, though this is by no means a guarantee.

4) Luck of the draw

Answer: we ALWAYS have far more people signing up than we have products to give out. If we have 200 products and 1000 people are identified as excellent fits (see point #1 above), then you have a 1 in 5 chance of getting in. Again, high activity Chicks will have a slightly better chance than lower activity Chicks (point #3 above).

In conclusion, if you follow the above tips you most likely will get picked at some point. Don't give up!
Aug 27, 2013 @ 07:24 am
grammal

gramma is here

Looking forward to working with you
Aug 27, 2013 @ 08:08 am
gingercorsair

New application

With the new applications to review products, there is nowhere to enter your ChickAdvisor profile. I feel like I might be getting skipped over because you guys don't know that I am applying and an active member!

How can you tell, with this new format, if the person is a member or not?
Aug 27, 2013 @ 09:00 am
mamaluv

reply to gingercorsair

Q: how can we tell if you are a member or not

A: you may not have realized this, but you have to be logged in to even complete the necessary survey. Because of this, our survey tool already knows who is who.

You might not have qualified recently for other reasons. Other times, some people's emails have sent our notifications directly to their spam filter and they didn't receive our congratulatory email. Everyone should make sure that @chickadvisor.com is added to their email "white list".

Hope that helps!
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:10 am
heater_11

Inlightened

Thought I could only review products that were sent out now I understand better.
Aug 27, 2013 @ 02:10 pm

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