Mummy Confession: I love trialing and reviewing products, especially for my baby!
Over the years as a mum, I have found several places which offer product tests for mums and babies, as well as places that just take your information and give it away to spam emails and phone calls. I have listed only the legitimate ones I have used below. I have actually signed up and received products from all of these companies.
As far as I know, I don’t receive any compensation or perks for referring people, but because I like trying new things, I love sharing them with others, too!
I’ve seen several ads on Facebook and other pages that claim to allow you to product test, but in exchange, they give your information to companies who spam your phone with calls and textsor your email with third party offers. So beware anytime you give your personal information.
In order to receive these free products, you do need to review these products, whether it’s online, on social media, or privately with the company giving out the products. Obviously availability and how often you get any products will vary, but your best chance is to reply early to call outs, and do what you need to complete your reviews quickly to qualify for more product tests.
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Social Soup– Social Soup is Australia’s largest influenced community. If picked for a trial, you help to influence the products a company creates and give reviews and feedback both on your social medias and on the social soup website. These are generally smaller sized samples I’ve found.
Home Tester Club– Home Tester Club lets select people try and review products on the market, as well as provides some friends with products to try as well, giving them the opportunity to review and join in the club.
Mum’s Say by Kidspot– Kidspot Mum’s Say allows members to take part in exclusive product tests and events!
Mouths of Mums– This product testing ranges for all sorts of products for mums and babies. I’ve been able to test a couple of products here, including the Ingham Free Range Chicken which I recommend!
Black Box Australia– Black Box Australia is a sample box which you review over social media as well as on their website. In order to qualify for your next box, you need to complete the reviews of the products once you receive your box.
Social Mums by Kidsbusiness– Kidsbusiness deals with connecting brands and social media influencers and Social Mums is their dedicated outreach to getting mums to try various products in exchange for social media posts and reviews. You need to sign up by filling your email address. I’ve tried a couple products through this one, and they have given generous sizes to try.
Various Survey Companies– Many survey companies will email you chances to test out various products depending on your profile with them (and if you get in quickly). With these chances, however, you agree not to talk about the products you have tested. As you are helping to shape the products companies will release later, you may or may not see them in stores. Toluna has a specific place on their website to look out for product tests.
Various Baby Product Companies– Now, I wouldn’t be able to name any or all of them, because I don’t know when different places need product testers. My advice for this is to follow any Brand or Company on social media that you would like to try, and also sign up for email updates. If they need anyone, they will potentially email or post on Facebook or other social media. I have seen a few call outs, so the chances are likely if you follow all of the brands you love that you could see them as well. However, it’s not often and not guaranteed you will be chosen to test their products.
Review products you already have!
If you already have baby products to review there is also the option to write reviews on them some in exchange for points and vouchers! There are a few brands that do this (I’ve mentioned which ones I have actually tried, but haven’t yet redeemed vouchers)
Mouths of Mums-In addition to sending out products to review, you can also review products you use or have in exchange for points which you can redeem. In addition to that, by engaging in the community you can earn more points, too!
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Now, all of these ways I have been able to test products and give my feedback to various brands and companies, so I’m not giving information on places I haven’t tried yet. Have you been a product tester before? How did you come across the opportunity?