Have you ever wondered how people get free stuff in exchange for reviewing items online? Look no further. Here is the best comprehensive guide for how to get free stuff.
Edited to add in 2020: I wrote this post in 2015 and it was my most popular post for years. People love free stuff! When I was big into clipping coupons I discovered how to get free stuff and wrote this post to share my findings. So many websites will send you free things in exchange for a review. I have since moved towards a more minimalistic lifestyle and no longer do this. However, it is still a great way to get free things in exchange for your honest review.
How to start reviewing items online for free stuff
Step 1: Read these two posts
If you’re a mom or a mom to be, you’ll love this post on how to get over $500 worth of baby freebies: The Ultimate List of Baby Freebies
If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I love freebies. My favorite part of being a blogger is getting the chance to try things out for free and review them. When I first started doing reviews I only got samples, now I regularly get free furniture!
It’s so easy to get free stuff in exchange for reviews. Not just for bloggers, but for everyone. Not everyone knows where to start. That’s why I put together this comprehensive list of how to get free stuff in exchange for reviews.
While you don’t have to be a blogger for all of these programs, it certainly helps. It can’t hurt to have a large social media presence when you are trying to get the word out about products. I definitely suggest getting a Twitter, FB, Instagram, and Pinterest account if you plan to review items regularly. YouTube is another great way to review items.
Learn more about becoming a social media influencer by reading this post.
How to get free stuff in exchange for reviews through word of mouth marketing companies and influencer companies
If you love to share your opinion on social media, you’ll love working with word of mouth marketing companies. It’s a great way to try free full size products in exchange for spreading the word about it on social media.
Here are my favorite word of mouth marketing companies:
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How to get free stuff on Amazon
UPDATE: Amazon no longer allows you to review their items in exchange for freebies. This being said, many sellers still do it. You can still do this on an individual basis, but most big groups listed below are limiting their reviews on Amazon.
This is the most fun and easiest way for me to get free stuff because independent sellers put stuff on Amazon all the time and they need reviews in order to sell more products. People trust reviews!
Here are a few sites that help you get products in exchange for reviews on Amazon:
The best way to get an item for free is to contact the seller directly and ask for the item in exchange for a review and social shares. I’ve had better luck doing that!
If you really love Amazon, you should consider selling on there too! Check out this course from The Selling Family to find out how to get started earning big bucks on Amazon.
Blog Ambassador Programs that Give You Free Products
Here are my two current favorite blog ambassador programs:
I’ve also had a lot of luck contacting the PR people for companies I’d like to work with. I just contacted Rustoleum for a collaboration and they sent me free paint!
Get the complete list of blog ambassador programs
From searching online, I found a fabulously comprehensive list of blog ambassador programs from Tiffany Reviews. It’s the best list of Ambassador Programs I’ve ever seen.
She has even more on her blog! Please make sure to visit Tiffany Reviews to get the full list of blog ambassador programs.
Am I missing any? What’s your favorite way to get free stuff?
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