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How to become a Products Reviewer or Tester ?

by nickswim / November 8, 2004 12:57 AM PST

I am not really sure where to post this question. I would like to become a product reviewer or tester for comptuers software, audio, tv's, cameras, phones, and video games. What do I have to do to become one and how to do find out information about it?

I have found somethings on the internet but they are not legit sources. Can you help me out?

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Same Here
by rikitiki321 / February 24, 2011 12:08 PM PST

I have this same..issue. I would like to become a reviewer for cnet. How would I be able to do this?

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Watch for an editor position opening...
by John.Wilkinson / February 25, 2011 3:51 AM PST
In reply to: Same Here

All editorial reviews are written by CNET editors, paid employees that typically have a background in writing and a passion for technology of one form or another. Thus, to become a reviewer, you'd first need to watch for an editorial job opening with CBS Interactive (which owns CNET) and submit your resume. However, all members are welcome to submit their own reviews of products and software, which appear in the User Reviews section of the product pages.

Hope this helps,
John

Note: This post was edited by forum moderator to correct a character encoding issue on 02/25/2011 on 11:51 AM PT

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The community needs your review.
by quillion / March 21, 2011 2:45 AM PDT

Given the information I disclosed in my recent post I'd image the qualifications of the OP are probably better than those of many of the "professional" reviewers. Post user reviews and if they are actually useful and you include your email address, people might Paypal you.

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Not recommended...
by John.Wilkinson / March 21, 2011 8:03 AM PDT

Soliciting donations in forum posts, user reviews, etc. is grounds for deletion, and those who persist may be banned without warning. You can criticize a CNET product review, post your own review, apply to become an 'official' reviewer yourself, and even start your own review site, but the TOS draw a line at Paypal.

John

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