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What Is CrowdTap and Why Bother?
I found Crowdtap a couple of weeks ago when a few other work at home opportunities didn't have much available and I was looking for something to fill in the time. At first I thought it was a paid survey site but I was wrong. It's actually a product testing and reviewing organization.
What They Need
Crowdtap is looking for people who are willing to discuss different products. Filling out the product in formation only takes a few minutes and once you've completed on product, you'll be awarded points. The more points you accumulate, the better the products you get to review.
The Pros of Signing Up for CrowdTap
I love getting free stuff for points, and if I reach a high enough level I will be qualified to work as a product tester. From what I can tell, this means I'll get stuff like free lotions and other small samples, though I've heard the company works with Old Navy and other big companies and well rated reviewers can score some pretty nice free stuff.
I love the fact that once I've registered, which only took a couple of minutes, Crowdtap automatically deposited a dollar into my account. No, it's not much money, but it is a nice gesture.
I have found the site very easy to use. There's a good variety of products up for review and many of them happen to be products I already use all the time so I don't have to put much thought into rating them.
I'm not thrilled with the way that Crowdtap handles payments. I don't mind the fact that there has to be at least $10 in my account before I can cash out, that's fine, but I wish they'd do PayPal deposit. Right now they pay in the form of Amazon gift cards. Yes, I get a lot of stuff from Amazon, but the gift card won't pay my electric bill.
The amount you get paid depends on how many points you've earned reviewing products. I have heard some complaints that the company has a habit of increasing the number of points you need to have before being able to cash out.
Conclusion on CrowdTap
Your not going to pay any bills working for Crowdtap but it is a legit work at home opportunity and you can score some pretty nice free stuff. After working all day on an intense project, reviewing a few products for Crowdtap.com provides a little mental vacation.