Monday, March 6, 2017
Reviewstream.com - a scam
I've been using revewistream.com for quite a while now.
If you're wondering what it is, it's a site whereby you get paid to write reviews for them. They claim to be rather free about what you write about and how you write.
But is it true?
Yes, it is ...BUT that is before you near your minimum cashout rate. And the way they calculate the cashout rate is very odd - it's the normal rate of your first accepted review x10. Meaning if your first review is accepted at a bulk rate ($3) but the normal rate of that particular type of review is $15, your cahsout rate is $150.
Although they claim to let you write anything and like how you would talk to your friend about the item/product, they do reject your reviews. And you'll never know why, because their reason will always be vague. (Sounds fishy? Yes it is, meaning they can reject anything at anytime as and when they like)
If you ask me if they pay? I am VERY skeptical. Some say they do, and some face what I faced. They started to reject EVERY SINGLE of my reviews (although I write them the same way I did with my past accepted reviews) when I am just about $20 away from the cash-out. The reason is obvious, huh?
One of the reason they gave is laughable, "is thit available in countries other than yours?" If they bother to check, the product is being sold in online shopping sites that ship worldwide. The rest they just copy and paste their usual line of "Helpful and entertaining information you provided is too limited or not unique enough to buy it. Thanks" To be honest, when I read the reviews on the site by other users, I can see tons of useless, unhelpful and not unique reviews. I've seen one that says "this product is nice, I drink it always. I drink it when I watch movie, when I have my meals or just alone like that. It's nice because my sons love it, my husband loves it and even my daughter loves it." (something along this line). Very unique, right? I can just change the product picture to another beverage and it would still work! Who cares if your whole family likes to drink it, what do I get from knowing about it? I want to know about the product!
If you ever do write for this site (at your own risk), I suggest YOU DO NOT READ the reviews there. It's not that all of them are bad, some are really good, but very often you come across a review that has no value at all that will make you really frustrated and confused about why your review is being rejected while they are being accepted! It will be frustrating, trust me especially if you put in numerous amount of efforts into all your reviews.
Also if you do a quick search online, there are no payment proofs from them posted online by users after 2014. (Well, at least I didn't find any, I only find a few from before 2012)
Although I really don't wish to be saying this, but I think Reviewstream is a SCAM! I don't think I will ever make that few dollars to reach the cashout. All my efforts of writing 40 over reviews for them will be gone down the drain.
Beware of this scam site! They just give you false hope and then left you angry and sad by rejecting your reviews when you near the cashout!