Ever thought of earning money by writing reviews on software? Capterra allows you to do this. If you can provide 1-2 hours per day, you will earn a good amount.
Through this article, We will understand how you can write reviews that will be valuable to the companies and in return will help you earn money.
We will discuss the following topics in this article:
What is Capterra?
Capterra is a platform containing reviews from different software. Just like before going to a new restaurant, you check reviews of it on google.
Similarly, for software, users come to Capterra to check if it has good reviews or not. Software companies pay Capterra if reviews on their software bring out new customers.
And from the revenue generated, Capterra pays the reviewers $5/verified review.
Capterra Registration Process
Capterra has 3 ways of registration. They are google, Linkedin and email. I will recommend you to join through LinkedIn as I have seen most of the verified reviews are from it.
If you don’t have a LinkedIn account I will tell you the exact steps that you should follow to create one.
I will also talk about creating a LinkedIn account for people who are currently not doing a full-time job. We will discuss it later in this article.
But for now, lets us get clear with the complete registration process.
If you don’t have a LinkedIn account and want to open an account with Google or email, you can surely go ahead and create it.
Once you create the account successfully, go to your profile settings and fill in all the necessary details as shown in the image below.
Remember to fill in the same job details that you have in your LinkedIn profile.
LinkedIn account settings if you don’t have a full-time job
Here we will discuss the important settings in your LinkedIn account if you don’t have a job currently.
The 2 important fields in LinkedIn that are necessary are
1. The company you work for
2. Job Role
You can provide something from the below examples:
Example 1: Company – UserTesting/Utest/Testerwork
Job Role – Tester
Example 2: Company – Clickworker/Oneforma/Teemwork
Job Role – Internet Judge
So if you are someone who frequently works on tasks from the above companies, then definitely you can provide any one of the above examples in your LinkedIn account.
Remember to provide the same in your Capterra account profile settings as well.
How to get invited to write reviews?
You will only be paid for your reviews when you are invited to write paid reviews by Capterra. To achieve this you can follow the below method:
Do a sample review on software – Before doing paid reviews, you should write a review for any software of your choice to speed up the process.
This will help Capterra understand about you and they will send you an invite faster.
The paid review invite mail will look something like the below image.
How to select software to review at Capterra?
Once you get invited, you can start writing paid reviews. Now before starting to write reviews and earn some money, You should remember to only select the software which you have used before.
This will help you write the reviews better as you will have good knowledge about the software.
You can search for the software you have used in Capterra and find out if it’s available for review or not. Once you have a list, go to google and search for “App Name + Capterra Review”.
Let us take an example, you want to review Gmail and Airmeet. So you will have to search “Gmail Capterra Review’ and “Airmeet Capterra Review”.
This will show you how many reviews are currently verified and available for the software. If there are too many reviews, it means the competition is very high.
You should choose software with around 2500 or fewer reviews. It doesn’t mean that if you write a review for popular software, you won’t be getting paid.
It’s just that the competition is high. Providing a sample image of Gmail Capterra review in google search:
If you are confused then you can check our detailed guide video on Capterra given below.
Note: The video is in English
Step-By-Step Process to write a review with Tips
We will write a live review here step by step. The software we will consider is Sublime Text.
This is one of the software which I have used extensively during the last few years so I will be easily able to write a good review on it. So let’s start the review process.
Step 1: First we will google “Sublime Text capterra reviews” and check its competition.
It has 844 verified reviews which is not very competitive. So we can definitely consider writing a review on it.
Step 2: Search for Sublime Text in capterra. And login with LinkedIn as shown in the below image to make the process faster.
Once you log in, fill in necessary details such as Job Title, Organization Name, Industry, etc. Remember to provide the same details as your LinkedIn account.
After you fill in these details, there will be three important questions which can be seen in the image below.
Step 3: Once you complete the above steps, you will need to rate the various features of the software which is self-explanatory. The next part is where you will be writing the actual review.
This is a very important step and the quality of your writing will decide if your review will get verified or not.
I have written the review and I am providing the screenshot below for a quick reference.
Once you submit the review, you will have to wait till further communication from Capterra They will let you know if your review is verified and published or not.
Tip: Writing a good review can be tough, so you can search in google about the software and get a sense of how to frame sentences in the review.
Payment Process and Proof Of Capterra
For every review that gets approved by Capterra Team, you will receive $5. In a month you can do 10 paid reviews and this can increase as per their demand.
All the payments in Capterra are done through gift cards. You will have a choice between Amazon Gift Card, Mastercard/Visa Virtual Debit Card, Target Gift Card.
You can use any gift card of your choice. Personally, I like the Mastercard/Visa Virtual Debit card as it can be used in almost every merchant or store.
Providing below the gift card that I have received for my verified reviews.
If you would like to know how you can redeem the gift card and use it then check out the below video:
Note: The video is in Hindi with English subtitles
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