Earn Extra Holiday Cash With ExpoTV
December 12, 2007
If you have a video camera, you can earn some extra money this holiday season, and it has nothing to do with YouTube’s recent announcement. I was looking for some video product reviews while Christmas shopping online last night and ran across a site named ExpoTV. They will pay you to review a product on tape and submit the review via their website.
The amount that ExpoTV pays for the review depends on the product that you’re talking about. It seems they pay either $2, $5, or $10 based on which type of product you review. Their website has a list of all the categories, associated products, and how much they pay for each. To make it worth your while you’d probably want to focus on the highest paying items. I browsed through the products and picked out all the $10 reviews.
- car seats and strollers
- desktop & laptop computers
- home gyms
- exercise bikes
- elliptical trainers
- large appliances
- musical instruments
- copiers & fax machines
I own most of the things on this list, I imagine in one Saturday I could film a short review of each one and pull in around $120 for the day. ExpoTV does cap each user at 75 videos so the maximum you could earn would be $750. That’s a lot of videos to make, even if they are only 2–3 minutes each.
If you’re funny or creative with your review and it becomes really popular, it could pay off over time. ExpoTV has a pay per play feature where you earn 1 cent every time someone watches your video. I don’t imagine you’d bring in much from this route; it takes 100 views just to make a buck.
It seems that ExpoTV realizes many people aren’t familiar or comfortable with recording and publishing their own videos so they provide a summary how to section where they cover topics such as video gear, planning a shot, getting the right lights and sound, editing the video, and sharing it on their site.
Although video reviews won’t pay all your Christmas gift bills they could at least make a dent and it sounds like kind of a fun way to make some extra money.
Earn Extra Cash – Other Methods
- Get paid for your opinion with Paid Surveys and Survey Scout
- Earn money by reading emails and trying products
- Sell on eBay
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