August 7, 2008
Get Paid To Write Book Reviews
This sounds interesting. A new book review site is looking for anyone that loves to read. It is a wiki-style site and from the looks of it, you simply create an account, and you can start writing book reviews.
Book reviews should be 350 words, and the pay rate is $8.00 per review. And there are no limits to the number of reviews you may submit. The site has a template for you to write and submit reviews.
You can also use your Amazon affiliate number at the bottom of your reviews and earn on any sales made of the book you reviewed. Go to the Amazon web site and sign up if you do not already have an affiliate number--its free and easy.
Read and Review was just recently started on July 26,2008--so it is pretty much brand spanking new. But it is something I will be following and most likely trying out. Getting paid to write book reviews sounds like a great way to create an additional source of income. My only problem will be actually finding time to read, lol. I have always loved reading but with kids it's just not something I get to indulge in often. But heck, if I can get paid to read and write reviews, I may just have to make the time!
Aside from checking out the read and review web site, also send a quick email to email@example.com and you should receive an email back almost instantly that has
information on signing up, getting paid, etc. The email has more detailed information than the website itself has re: getting paid, so be sure and send your email as well as checking out the web site!
And if anyone does try this out, please let us know how it goes. I will probably be testing it out myself soon, and will update!
UPDATE 8-17-08: Apparently the response was overwhelming and there is now a post on the site that payments for new reviews is suspended until further notice. Reviews may still be submitted for credit, but at this time payments will be on hold.