If you're a person who likes to think freely from mainstream influences and is excellent at applying logic and example to why you love or hate stuff, Epinions will be your dream come true. What I find funny is that many the scathing reviews that I wrote on Amazon were heavily scolded by Amazon users (especially my anime reviews, anime fans on Amazon are immature little shits when it comes to people who don't agree with them) were all rated very highly by Epinions users. While it's usually not a lot, you can get some dough if your reviews get enough hits and acclaim from others.
However, Epinions doesn't get a +5 because the website is a bit slow when it comes to updates, and the database is a tad unstable when it comes to what you can review there. Also, if you're going to cross-post reviews on Epinions and another site, make sure there's someone already on Epinions that can vouch for you because the mods will accuse you of plagiarism, though that shows that they make sure the reviewers on their site aren't plagiarizing little snotrags.
I've been reviewing for over 6 years now, and it appears a week doesn't go by without me dropping at least 5 reviews( for the moment), so I guess it's safe to say that reviewing is a solid hobby of mine, and I know that I'm not quitting any time soon. Not until my personal goals are made anyway. Along the way, I have been on many different review sites with Amazon being the most notable, and after their big change some three years ago, in combination with all … more
Epinions.com is a general consumer review site that was established in 1999. Epinions was acquired by Shopping.com(known as DealTime.com at the time of the acquisition) in 2003, which in turn was acquired byEbay in 2005. At Epinions, visitors can read reviews about a variety of items to help them decide on a purchase or they can join for free and begin writing reviews that may earn them money and recognition, according to the site's FAQs.