I debated about posting this, as I am re-reading my title and it sounds like the start of a spam email. However,I decided to go ahead and do it, since it truely does work.
When browsing Facebook, I always see ads for "free money by doing xyz" and normally ignore them. For some reason, I decided to click on the two sites I am listing below. Both are more or less identical, i.e. post a review on software, receive a gift card (Starbucks , Amazon etc..).
For both, each review took about 5 minutes, the hardest part was finding software to review. Both took about 3 days to look over the reviews and send out the gift cards. All of my submissions were accepted and paid out as promised.
Again, this is NOT a shill posting, I am in no way affiliated with either company, other than they seem to enjoy giving me gift cards for a tiny amount of work. I just wanted to pass them along in case anyone else saw ads for them and wondered if they were legit companies .
FAQ - https://www.capterra.com/reviews/faqs-reviewers
For my first review , I earned a $10 Amz GC, and $5 for each additional (I have done 5 more and ran out of things to review). I think you can go up to $50 total
G2 - https://www.g2.com/wizard/new-review/
This one is a tiny bit more complex, as you have to take an actual screenshot of the software, but the rest is fairly painless. If I remember, I think I got a $10 Amz GC for each review, up to 5.
EDIT: I added some pictures of the gift card emails I received. Again, not shilling, spamming etc.. just trying to pass along a rather easy way to make a little extra money!
EDIT #2 , i am not sure why this posting is not gaining traction. It was literally about 10-20 minutes of my time to get close to $100 in Amazon Gift cards. To the people who say their firewalls block these sites, here are some additional details.
Capterra - Bought by Gartner in 2015. Also plenty of news coverage by reputable sources.
G2 - Tech Crunch review - https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/24...-and-more/
I have used G2 before, a few months ago.
I think it was a $15 dollar Starbucks gift card for the first review, and then $5 for each subsequent review for a total of 5 reviews. I had plenty of software to review from work, so I did it.
Really easy, just give your opinion. A few times they wanted a screenshot and they were being picky because I didn't want to give too much information about where I work.. but they did pay up and customer service was nice and responsive. just my 2 cents.
EDIT #3. Here is a reddit thread that has a potential incentive link for Capterra. It appears you may have to use that to get the gift card payout. If that does not work, try viewing the capterra sites (and G2) and then go to facebook. You should see a targeted ad for their site. I still see it even though I clicked on it a long time ago.