For those who enjoy trying new things and have no inhibitions being the first to try new products, there is a lot of fun in working as a product tester for money. This is something you can do to earn a little extra cash while simply trying new products in place of ones you would be using anyway.
Companies want to know what the average consumer will think about a new product. Often they try to manufacture products that are tailored to their general consumers interests. So who better to try their products and give their expert opinion than you, the consumer.
Often companies will have you fill out a short survey or profile to see where your interests lie and what particular products you use regularly. This will give them a good idea which products you should test and would have an opinion from which they could benefit.
Not only are you paid a small sum to test new products, but you also get exposure to new cutting edge products and technologies. In many cases the company will even allow you to keep the product you are testing. Who is up for free personal care items, snacks, or electronics?
The only thing that a company will ask in return from you is that you promptly fill out a survey after testing the product and give your honest opinion about it in detail. These opinion surveys are usually not very long and are sometimes followed up with a quick phone call for a little extra information.
This is not a get rich quick scheme, and you may not even be asked to regularly test products after you sign up for this job. Companies will hand out projects based on an individuals profile, and you will only receive certain ones for which you qualify. However, this can be a lot of fun and give you some free new products that you might just fall in love with.