Im on this quest of finding ways to live my life fully but with spending less and on that quest I’ve done secret shopping and product reviews as a means to eat without paying and to receive the products that I would normally buy for free. I’ve mentioned in one or two blog posts that I do secret shopping and I’ll be posting an update below but first I want to talk about a company that I’ve come across that basically sends you brand name items for free in exchange for product awareness promotion on your end on your social media accounts.
BzzAgent is a media network that recruits “BzzAgents” to evaluate products and services and then share their opinions on them with people they know, and then report back to marketers on their findings. via survey police.com
BzzAgent- The Scoop-
So I’ve been signed up with this company for about 2 months now and in that course of time I have received 2 products to sample and one offer for a cell phone service in which I declined. The process of signing up with the service is rarely easy and best of all not really time consuming. I mention time consuming because this site is similar to survey sites in the way that you fill out surveys to qualify you for certain products to receive. The surveys on BzzAgent are rather short usually being 1-3 questions.
I signed up using my Facebook login and upon creating an account was referred to a page of surveys. The list of surveys appeared daunting at first but I was pleased to find that I was able to complete all of the surveys in less than an hour because they were rather short surveys with only a few being longer with 10+ questions. For a few weeks nothing when I logged in, just more surveys which I completed. After about 2 weeks or so of being signed up I was invited to my first campaign. A campaign essentially is an invite to receive a particular product free of charge in exchange for your opinion on the item in addition to promoting the product thru your social media accounts and other media accounts if applicable. The promoting aspect of it is ok, so in short with this site you do not get paid for reviewing products but you do receive items for free or far below retail prices. Check them out here: www.bzzagent.com
My personal opinion on BzzAgent is that it a way to receive items for free only if you are willing to provide feedback and promote product awareness on your social media accounts. It is by no ways any means to living the good life but instead an easy way to receive items for free from time to time. Don’t expect to make money or travel to Italy for free while providing feedback although I must say that I am on the hunt for such programs.
Update On My Secret Shopper VenturesI’ve mentioned a few times before that I have been doing secret shopping for the past few months, when I receive my first check from them I will gladly share the company to you, I’m due for my first reimbursement in a week so I’ll update the name then. Anywho, in regards to how its working out, its been good thus far HOWEVER I must reiterate that you must make sure that your schedule allows for you commit to your assignment! This particular company will hold cancels against you and if you cancel more than 3 times in a year you will NOT receive any more assignments from them. I say because more than once I found myself under stress because I had to take time to complete a report versus working on my jewelry site venture. So I haven’t completed any assignments since Labor Day weekend. I must say that secret shopping is the answer to eating out when you don’t want to pay for a meal, I mean I can name so many important things to spend money on than dining out frequently.
I’ve been seeing new assignments on the site for massage parlors and diamond ring shopping but as I mentioned before I am not doing any more assignments until I receive my first check. Until next time…..