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
  • cars
  • desktop & laptop computers
  • camcorders
  • cameras
  • TV
  • home gyms
  • treadmills
  • 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.

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3 Responses to Earn Extra Holiday Cash With ExpoTV

  • Mario

    I have tried several survey sites and free bucks site is the only survey site I personally prefer. you receive $ 0.50 just for signing up and you can cash out at any time and receive your earnings within 30 minutes once you have accumulated a minimum of $0.50 or more. I recommend this website to anyone that’s looking to earn extra money online.

  • Jessica Bennet

    You’re right, the amount they’re paying may not be much but while Christmas is on it’s way, one would surely like to get some extra cash to spend it the way they want and make the celebrations as big as ever. That’s a good initiative my ExpoTV and worth appreciating!

    In fact, if you’re into online shopping, you would get plenty of such offers around this time of the year. But apart from availing offers, one should follow simple budgeting tips which can help him avoid falling into debts this Christmas. A handful of such tips are available at http://www.mortgagefit.com/budgeting/51tips-christmas.html




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