Newest Review: ... addiction into me. For the past week I have spent my days marking all of the products I use out of 5 in my head...... Is this normal? The... more
Author Name: daisylee3
Date: 28/05/11, updated on 29/05/11 (82 review reads)
Advantages: Make friends and money while building up writing skills
I joined Dooyoo just over a month ago, which ofcourse is nothing compared to alot of other people on here; especially as the majority of people who i've met on the site so far have been here for an avergage of 5 years each! That alone shows what an incredibly good website Dooyoo is, and that people trust the sites system - making any newcomers more confident that Dooyoo do indeed keep there payment promises.
I joined the site after hearing about it via a thread on MoneySavingExpert.com, and thought it sounded a brilliant, easy way to make a bit of spending money, which to an extent is true.
Brilliant? Yes. It's an ingenious idea for both the site owners and the consumers to make money, aswell as the consumers unbiased opinions bein an enormous help to people in the position of making a desision whether to buy a certian product or not.
Easy? At first i thought so. I randomly grabbed a handful of items and reviewed them to what i thought was of decent quality. Others didn't think so, and i became quite upset at one point soon after joining as i felt my reviews and writing skills were been patronised. I didn't give up, though! I wrote and wrote, building up my dooyoomiles as i went, and soon started revieving some more encouraging, positive comments, which made me feel great! I have now earnt my first crown which is beyond words how proud i felt upon recieving it!
Dooyoomiles, in my opinion, are one of the main reasons people write. Ofcourse, many of us do it to relax and to get things off our chest, send out warnings of substandard products or simply want to tell everyone how great a product is and if it's worth a try. The whole site enables users to build up there skills and make money in the process, which i feel is brilliant. The money is a big motivation to write reviews the highest standard possible and develope communication skills; via reviews, the writer communicates to a wide audience; alot of dooyoo reviews come up in google search results so can literally be read by anyone who's interested in the product you've reviewed.
Friends on the site are also a motivation because of there kind comments and encouragement; i've made 2 or 3 friends that i talk to regulary on Facebook, and i feel if i were to never use dooyoo again i'd be letting them down!
The fact the website is nicely laid out, welcoming and simple to use is great too and it feels somewhat like a social networking website, which encourages me to log in to see if any of my Dooyoo member of trust friends have posted anything new that i can have a nose at!
So far i've thoroughly enjoyed been a Dooyoo member and can't resist logging on atleast once a day. I find myself in the supermarket picking things up purely so i can review them! So far i'm proud to say i have made over £70, which is £70 i didn't have before and will help greatly with my savings!
Ofcourse there's downsides, such as the people who may post copied reviews/revenge rate/make offensive comments about your reviews and/or spelling etc, but the positives outweigh this and the DooyooTeam seem quick to respond to any violations of the Doyoo rules. Another downside is people who have say, 500 reviews with 10,000 rates, but haven't rated anyone elses reviews. In my opinion this isn't partipating in the whole concept of Dooyoo, but ofcourse it doesn't stop me from rating there review if it's of interest to me, as i enjoy reading reviews by other people who've had experiences with products i own/would like to own!
Overall, i'd say i'm more addicted to Dooyoo than any other site, including eBay and Facebook! It's a great oppurtunity and keeps my mind busy even when i'm just sat on the laptop, and helps with my writing/spelling skills. I'd reccomend Dooyoo to anyone - whether you purely want to share your opinions, want to make friends, or simply want to make a bit of extra money.
Summary: Dooyoo Addiction!