What Is CrowdTap and Why Bother?
I found Crowdtap a couple of weeks ago when a few other work at home opportunities that I do regularly didn't have much available. 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. They are looking for people that can complete “missions”. Basically, a mission is testing products and then writing about it and giving feedback. You do NOT need to have a blog – so don't get stressed about that.
Crowdtap Rewards and Missions – Tell Me More!
So, obviously like I stated above there are missions that you can complete. These missions are catered to the interests and brands you selected during your Crowdtap sign up. It's free to join. There are three types of missions:
Polls: These are by far the easiest. You're basically asked a question and check off the answer that suits you most.
An example of one of their polls might be: “How many times a week do you eat at McDonald's?”
Questionaire: Are basically polls, but more in-depth. Several questions regarding a product.
Samples: You'll need to apply for these. If accepted, you'll use the product and give feedback in review form. (These are worth the most points.)
What They Need
Crowdtap is looking for people who are willing to discuss different products – I guess Marketing Influencer is a better term. Once you've signed up and selected your interests and brands, you'll see mission opportunities. You can check for new missions, every single day too!
For example, here is a section of the newest mission opportunities on my CrowdTap Dashboard:
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. (Read about more product testing opportunities here,Become a Product Tester.)
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. Dunkin Donuts coffee, Unilever products, Curel lotion are a few that I got to do a Crowdtap review on.
So – yes, you can get gift cards, product sample and other rewards – but what about pay? 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 com
You're 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. Check it out if it sounds like something you'd be interested in. SIGN UP