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Using Smiley360 to Score Products Before Anyone Else
I love the amount of time I spend working for Smiley360. Not only have I found it to be a really fun company, but I like the fact that it allows me to do some things that are different from the rest of my professional responsibilities. Working as an independent contractor for Smiley360 allows me to test out some really great products. (See more ways to get free stuff doing product testing jobs here.)
How it Works
You shouldn’t expect to get high quality, expensive products right after you join Smiley360, while the company does get some nice things to test out, they only send those to the testers who have been around for a while. The good news is that it’s possible for anyone to quickly build up points and the more points you have, the better the products you get to test will be.
Another thing I really like about the company is that in addition to making it possible to try out some of the hottest brands in the country, but Smiley360 also goes to great lengths to use the lifestyle choices you have made and the things that interest you and uses this information to pair you up with products that you’ll actually find useful or interesting.
Once you get a product you’re encouraged to test it out in any way you see fit. Smiley360 doesn’t care how you use the product, as long as you do something with it. In addition to using it, you should tell your friends and family all about the product. You will also be provided with a list of things you can do via the website which will help you improve your community status and increase your ability to score products that are in high demand.
Smiley360 strongly urges participants to use their favorite social networking websites to generate buzz about the products being tested.
Do You Have to Love the Product?
The whole purpose of Smiley360 is for manufactures to get a solid idea of how their product works. While the manufactures certainly hope that you’ll love it, if you don’t, you should be honest about your opinion. When you provide honest feedback, it allows manufactures to do two things. First they can decide if they have to go back to the drawing board and revamp the product before releasing it to the public. Second, the feedback from Smiley360 allows them to determine exactly who makes up their target market.
I’ll admit that when I first heard that Smiley360 was a product testing company, I was hesitant. I have always found the idea of testing products to be compelling, but most of the companies I’ve approached expected testers to pay a fee before they would be given samples of the product. Not Smiley360. They don’t charge any fee at all. There’s no cost or risk to the product testers. As soon as I heard that, I knew it was going to be a good fit for me.
It should be mentioned that Smiley360 doesn’t pay at this moment, but participants are allowed to keep the products that they test, which to me is just as good as a paycheck, especially if it’s a product I would have ended up purchasing anyway.
As of right now, Smiley360 is only available to people who currently reside within the United States. I have no reservations about recommending you sign up for this interesting and well-run program. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.