It’s no secret that we are super frugal around here. It’s all for a good reason of course. Besides keeping costs down and saving money wherever we can, there are a couple of ways we pick up a little something extra. These aren’t serious income streams, but they’ve been a great (which in my book, means fast) way to earn gift cards.
Today I want to share EXPO with you. I have been really impressed with how quickly and easily I have earned gift cards by creating simple video reviews on EXPO.
I was a little hesitant to believe the potential when I first signed up for EXPO. It seems like many of the earning-points-for-gift-cards opportunities out there (ahem… surveys) take forever to get enough points to cash in and it really amounts to pennies an hour when you factor your time into the equation.
I quickly learned that isn’t the case here. EXPO is an easy, fast, and fun way to earn gift cards. After being a member for just over a month, I earned over $50 in Amazon gift cards.
On Expo, you make video reviews of products to earn points toward all sorts of gift cards. When you first sign up, you will only see the long list of most-wanted videos. These are for specific products, most of them fairly new to the market. I browsed through there and only found a few items that I had. I was bummed and thought that EXPO wouldn’t work out for me.
A couple days later, I got my first set of “invitations” via email. Unlike the huge list of most-wanted videos, these opportunities were ones I could actually do. I saw how I could actually earn money with EXPO.
Several times a month you will receive invitations to review different products. The invitation will give a description of the qualifying products and tell you the point value for each. You can accept or reject each invitation. Sometimes the invitation is for a specific product (review your Cricut Expression), sometimes they are for a brand (review any Tide product), and sometimes they are open-ended (tell us about your favorite product for new moms). In fact, sometimes they aren’t even about products (show us what you pack in your kids’ school lunch or what’s your favorite fall activity).
When you decide to accept an invitation, I suggest planning to make your video as soon as possible. Each invitation has a limited number of video uploads that will earn points. Video opportunities worth more points can fill up within a couple days, though many never reach their quota. You will be able to see how many more uploads they are accepting.
So what does the video need to include?
- Your unbiased opinion on the product
- Your face (not just audio)
- A clear image of the product you are reviewing
- 1-2 minutes of description and review
- Shoot the video in the room where you would use the product
Have you tried EXPO yet? Give it a try and let me know what you think. The link in this post is my referral link. You should get 500 extra points when you upload your first video.
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