It seems kind of ironic to review a site that posts reviews. SharedReviews.com is a website that shares part of its ad revenue with its users who write reviews. Basically, it’s a mixture of a Facebook for review writers and a review website. I have been a member for the past month or so and I have a ton of fun with it. It’s a great way to get connected with others online and be able to write your opinion. There are some upsides to it, and a few downsides, but that’s expected with every site… except Flurbl of course, Flurbl is just all upsides… :).

The Upsides:

SharedReviews.com is a great place to connect with other people and read about products you like or want to find out about. On many occasions I find myself looking up products that I am considering buying and then reconsidering after I read a review about it. It has saved me from buying many bad products several of times. Also, it’s just fun to talk to other people and see what they have to say about your reviews. I have met many kind people through SharedReviews.com.

They have a great website that is fun to use. You can vote for other’s reviews and comment on them as well as friend request people and send them messages. It’s a fun online community and a great way to get your word out there.

Another great thing is that SharedReviews.com pays you for writing reviews and voting for other’s reviews. Their ad revenue sharing program is pretty good, but I wouldn’t expect to make an online job out of it. It’s just nice to get a payment once in awhile, no matter how small.

The Downsides

Although SharedReviews.com shares some ad revenue with you, they barely share. Either that, or they aren’t making much off of their site (which would be hard to believe). They don’t pay you upfront for writing a review, nor do they pay you upfront for voting for other’s reviews. You never know how much you are going to get paid until the end of the month or later. You can receive 100s of votes for your reviews, vote for 100s of other reviews, and write 20 reviews in one month and still only earn $0.10. For some reason, I doubt they only made a few cents off of your 20+ reviews… something seems fishy.

Another downside, or should I say frustration, is that SharedReviews.com has the right to rent out your reviews to companies. For instance, say a magazine needs a quick review about the new iPhone. They can contact SharedReviews.com and ask to rent a review to publish in their magazine. SharedReviews.com may be paid $100 for this (I really don’t know how much, I’m improvising) and you could never see that money, or if you do it’s most likely in the low dollar to cent range. It’s just frustrating that these companies pay meager amounts for such hard work. At any rate, be aware that your reviews aren’t really “yours” anymore when you publish them on SharedReviews.com.

They also don’t offer a referral program, which stinks. They tell you that you should promote SharedReviews.com just to get more users to the site so that they will vote for your reviews. It doesn’t quite sound like a wonderful reason, seeing as that voting money doesn’t really add up to much, but it’s a reason. That’s not why I’m writing this post, I just thought I’d let everyone know about SharedReviews.com for another opportunity to earn some money and have a little fun while doing it.

I would recommend SharedReviews.com just because it is a great community website to meet others and read about products before you buy them. Who knows, maybe in the future they will pay you more to write and more to vote. For now, I wouldn’t consider SharedReviews.com a great source of income, but the money adds up quickly when you’re just trying to have fun. If you end up signing up for SharedReviews.com don’t forget to friend request Flurbl!

As always, feel free to post your experience with SharedReviews.com and tell us any helpful hints you have!