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      10.08.2009 11:20
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      Help hound

      Helphound is one of many sites that help with choices on where to go in the local areas. I have been using Helphound to read some reviews on the places I want to go. The difference on here is some business owners are actually signed up and when you write a review about their business they actually respond back. Helphound's whole purpose is to make sure everybody is helped including the customers and the business owners.

      For someone like me the best thing about Helphound would be their review of the day scheme. You can get a ten pound Amazon gift voucher for writing the best review of the day. I thought it would not be possible to do that but last week I actually managed to win the review of the day on the site!

      A ten pound voucher was given to me on the same day and I was happy with that. There are no other ways of making your self a reward on the site apart from writing the best review of the day. Helphound has a lot of people writing daily so chance of winning review of the day are around 1 out of ten. That is not a slim chance by all means.

      I prefer to write a long review on here because I get the chance of getting a ten pound voucher. Helphound's design is not attractive I feel the website could make it more simpler or attractive.Just that minor issue with the site everything else with them seems perfect.

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      31.01.2009 13:16

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      great website

      This is a brilliant website if you are looking for anything and everything. It is a review website similar to doo yoo. You can write reviews and get the bonus of receiving amazon vouchers if you write good enough reviews. They have a helphound reviewer of the week who will receive amazon vouchers as well.

      It has reviews of just about everything that you could possibly imagine from reviews of appliances to restaurants to hotels, just about anything. If you are looking to promote your business then helphound is a brilliant website to use. You can pay a monthly subsrciption to promote your business.

      The website has really grown in the last few months and it big names like 02 and pizza hut are really starting to use the website for promotion

      I would say though that the website is not the most user freindly. The search option sometimes comes up with falseoptions for the business or thing that you are searching for. Other than that though, this is a brilliant website to use if you are a business or customer alike.

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      01.12.2008 15:27

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      Hello Dooyoo-ers it's Hanna here from HelpHound,The slow speed of the site you mention was caused by a large number of visitors, all of whom were writing reviews, because of the popularity of our paid review scheme. This coincided with a lot of work being done on the website to improve it, which resulted in the site slowing down. We've now reprogrammed large parts of the website which should solve the problems. Thanks for all your kind words, we are really pleased you enjoy writing for HelpHound, keep up the good work! Thanks, Hanna@HelpHound

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      08.11.2008 09:03
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      I ended up on this site after reading a review on Dooyoo. Since I like to write and also am looking to make money, this seemed like an easy way to make a little extra. Unfortunately I joined this site at the wrong time, so I will review this in the whoel perspective.

      The website is www.helphound.com and the site is easy enough to navigate. Ths site is about business reviews and you can read and write about businesses and places. The payment is 25p per review, and you have to write 100 reviews to get the money. As far as I know the money was either paid by cheque or direct into your bank if you gave them your account number and sort code - something I don't tend to do to places I don't know.

      To write 100 reviews sounds hard, and I admit it was quite hard. You type in the name or type of business in the box in the left hand side and you can put the town in the box below and search for the results. However I found if I typed the business in eg Argos and put Fife into the search bar then it would come up with the Argos's in the Fife area, and since i've been to the ones in Kirkcaldy, glenrothes, dunfermline, edinburgh, leven and so on then I could write about all of them one after another.

      The reviews only had to be 50 words long and it was just your experience about the shop, so I would write if they were usually well staffed, tidy, stock levels and so on. You don't have to read or review anyone elses work. I found this site was all about the money, and I don't think my reviews were that good. More so because I was just writing much the same things for the same shops that were in different towns. I would never put that standard of writing onto Dooyoo, as i'm sure I would be rated pretty low.

      After reading another review on Dooyoo I read that they had stopped paying for the reviews, so I e-mailed them on the Contact section of the site. I got a prompt reply back to say they had stopped paying since the 13th of october and I should have been informed of this. They said although I has wrote reviews after this date if I gave them by details they would pay me for my reviews even though I hasn't wrote 100 reviews. By this time I had wrote 70 reviews, so I thought if they were paying for all my reviews, which is how I read the e-mail then I would end up with £17.50. I promptly got my cheque and got ........ £3.50!! So I don't know when they done the cut off, but I guess at least I got something.

      This site was alright, but I think if I made it to the 100 reviews, then I wouldn't have anything else to write about, but you'd be surprised at how quickly you can knock the reviews up.

      I would go back to this site if they started paying again, but I wouldn't go back for free. I never had any contact with any other members, so I didn't get the community spirit as I find you get on Dooyoo.

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        05.11.2008 19:12
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        Good site built up over a year

        Before I start this site has now stopped paying for reviews and started offering sort of competition incentives like write about your profession and the best one gets an Amazon voucher. If you sign up for the newsletter they have all the information about this in there.

        I used to write reviews for this site, I wrote about a 1000 in all over about a year. It was good money for little extras and the payment was prompt and the staff on the site were very nice.

        They send a weekly email that is quite funny and picks a reviewer of the week so you can check out their reviews. There is the option to write about businesses or places. The places reviews had to be a lot longer and you got paid more for them.

        When I started writing for them the site was very empty and I got a lot of the first reviews for the areas in which I have lived and visited. Over the year it grew a lot in size and so many more people joined which is why I think they have stopped paying, its simply not possible to pay so many people when some people might add to it for free.

        Its useful to use if you want to find say a resturant in Leeds, or a solicitor in any town. Then you will get peoples true opinions or personal experiences of that business. I often like reading other peoples opinions to see if they had a different experience to me.

        Its a great resource online for people who may be going to a new town and want things to do. Apart from this site I havent seen anything that good on the internet for the same idea.

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          03.11.2008 13:08
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          excellent website, unfortunately doesnt pay anymore though.

          I came across this website from a review on dooyoo. When you visit the website there is no mention of making any money, its just simply looks like a website to read reviews on businesses.

          Anyhow i emailed the company, and very promptly i was emailed back and told that yes they do pay 50pence for a new review, £1 for a place review and 25pence for a review thats not the first. You only have to write 25 to 50 words, which is very simple.

          I wrote about 20 reviews a day and made about £250 in a few weeks, they always paid on a monday, either via bank transfer or cheque and i found the site really fun and enjoyable to use. I thought i'd run out of businesses, but i used there find a business checklist reminder and finding businesses was much easier from there on in.

          Unfortunately all good things come to and end, and they stopped paying for reviews a few weeks ago.

          The website is really colourful and its still worth a look if you are planning a trip away, as there are some great reviews on restaurants and places to stay etc.

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            23.10.2008 15:26

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            i made £210 in 2wks just wished i had found it sooner

            helphound - was a great site for all whether wanting to find information on a business near you, or earn a few pennies writing reviews. In the space of 2 weeks i earnt £210 and was totally addicted so was devasted when they emailed all members to say they were withdrawing the payment scheme until further notice. Fact was they had become too popular for people joining and writing reviews to be paid buit lacked support and sponsership from business to keep this going. You can still write reviews but you will no longer be paid. They were true to their word though and paid everyone even new members who had not met the 100 review criteria needed for payment. Both the payment team and the guy who runs it are very helpful and quick to repy to any questions. Just hope in the near future they start paying again but somehow doubt it.

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            20.10.2008 20:15
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            Great website however they no longer pay which doesnt give people the urge to want to do them anymor

            I only found this website a couple of months ago however for the time i used it it was great. They no longer pay for reviews now hence why i dont do them anymore as much as i enjoed doing them its always better if theres a little bonus at the end of all your typing!

            Compared to dooyoo i often found it hard to think of places to review. With helphound you could only review shops or places.You got 25p for a review and if you was the first to review it was 50p. You could also do places like towns wtc where you received a £1.

            With helphound you had to email them once youd doe 10 to check if you could continue, then again at 100 as to weither you could continue then they sent your details to payment section. The best thing about this was that you got paid cash into the bank. I only received one payment as it took quite a while to do 100 reviews.

            There wasnt any bonus for people reviewing your reviews though. I much prefer dooyoo and its easier to get around but helphound was a good one whilst it lasted. You can still write reviews you just dont receive anything as too many people had joined.

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            20.10.2008 01:32
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            a really good review site!!!

            Helphound WAS a site you got paid for reviews through but at the moment they have stopped paying. everyone got paid (so i think, im still waiting for mine) what they were due but i dont know whether they are going to start paying for reviews again?! its a pity as it was a really good review site, easy to use and really good rates of pay, 25p for a review, 50p for a 'first' review (a place not reviewed before), £1 for each area review and 5p for each photo you added (maximum of 2 for each review). you had to ask for your reviews to be checked to see if they thought they were good enough for you to carry on and you had to write 100 reviews before you got paid, however i never got to my 100th but fingers crossed im still getting paid for the ones i did do :)

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              15.10.2008 16:18
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              Great way to earn a bit of extra cash for xmas

              Helphound is a review site that i have recently been introduced to through the internet.
              With helphound you basically write reviews for buisnesses and places in your area and get paid for doing this.
              For each review you write they will give you 50p if it has never been reviewed before, 25p if it has previously been used and £1 for a town review or city.
              I have been doing helphound for the past month and have earnt quite a bit from doing this.
              The site is laid out nicely and easy to find all the places and buisnesse you want to review.
              To start with you need to write 100 reviews and get approval that you can carry on with the reviews. You get paid weekly for the reviews as long as you have made over £25. Its a great site for earrning a little extra cash. I have earnt £250 in 1 month so far for about 10 hours work.
              The only negative is the site can be very slow and prone to crashing and like dooyoo you also have to write a certain amount of words. 25 if reviewing a buisness and 250 words for a place.

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                14.10.2008 17:08
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                was good while it lasted!

                i only discovered helphound.com a few weeks ago, i heard about it on a mums website forum board and decided to give it a go.
                i joined which was really easy then you have to write 10 reviews on buisnesses and places you have been to or visited - min 50 words for a buisness and 200 for a place. you get 25p a buisness that already has been reviewed, 50p if your the first and £1 a place. you can include pictures as well for a bonus of 5p a pic.
                you email john (the person in charge) and he checks the reviews and then hopefully tells you that you can carry on and be paid for them.
                after 100 reviews you get paid by emailing john again and giving him either your address for a cheque or your bank details which means you get bacs i the next few days.
                i made £57.20 after my first 100 reviews - great for sitting on the computer for a few hours.

                unfortunaly helphound have just announced from monday that there will be no more paid reviews. but that they are working on introducing something new in the near future for rewards.

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                13.10.2008 13:01
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                The first that I had heard of Helphound.com, was when I read a couple of reviews about it, here on Dooyoo.

                I am always one for saving and making a few extra pennies, and I quite liked the sound of helphound.

                I decided to register and this was a very easy process. I completed my name and address, then gave my user name and chose a password. Easy, and I was registered.

                I chose to have a look around the site before I did anything else. It is easy to navigate and I read a few reviews written by some of the members. I went through the frequently asked questions and answers. I also read the rules.

                One piece of information is noticeable by it's absence. I could not find anything about payments. I have since managed to work it out. ( more about it further on in my review).

                Helphound wanted me to write reviews of, 50 words or more, on any business I had used. A business could be any type of shop, restaurant, cafe, takeaway, garden centre, pub or club etc. etc.
                I could also write reviews on places. These reviews have to be 200 words or more. By places they mean villages, towns and cities.

                For each review on a business I receive 25p.
                If I write the first review on a business I receive 50p.
                If I write a review on a place I receive £1.

                All I had to do was to enter the name of the business, I wanted to review, in the top right hand corner of my screen. I also had to enter the name of the town that the business was in.

                If the business I wanted to review was not there, all I had to do was add the business. I could then write my review. There is no waiting time. I have done this and have had no problems.

                Through reading other reviews about helphound on our very own Dooyoo. I found out that my reviews had to be checked after I had written 10. To do this I simply sent a message to john.williams@helphound.com and I received a message back saying I could continue. The message came back the same day.

                Before any payment would be made to me I had to write 100 reviews. It sounded a lot but I managed to do this quite quickly.
                I then sent another message to john.williams@helphound.com saying that I had completed 100 reviews. He messaged back the same day and told me my reviews were fine and to send a message to payments@helphound.com and tell them how I wanted to receive my payment. I chose to have a cheque sent to me. I did not want to give my bank details to have the money due paid into my account.

                My cheque arrived within 10 days and I was more than happy.

                I did not have to read any other member's reviews unless I really wanted to. The one's that I did read could be rated with either a happy or a sad face.

                As far as rating my own reviews was concerned I was allowed to rate either Positive, Neutral or Negative.

                There was no extra cash for reading and rating other member's reviews. I was simply paid for the work I had written. Helphound had no problem with the amount of reviews that I wrote each day.

                I found that there was no community spirit on helphound. It was simply a matter of getting my head down and writing my reviews.

                I am still writing reviews on helphound but I have to say that I prefer the community spirit on Dooyoo.

                At the time of writing this review I have had no problems with helphound and I hope this continues.

                Unfortunately, shortly after I posted this review, Helphound have announced that they will no longer award any payments for reviews written.

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                  25.09.2008 22:18
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                  Get paid to review.

                  Let's face it, whilst most of use love writing reviews, we're not members of Dooyoo for the good of Mankind. There's one thing that attracts the thousands of members and that's cold hard cash. So now you've found yourself addicted to reviewing every food you've ever eaten, every service you've ever used and every product you've ever used but you're finding your insatiable appetite for review writing is still unsatisfied. Welcome the new kid on the block, Helphound.

                  Not to tread on the mighty toes of Dooyoo, Helphound brings us a slightly different way to write reviews. Helphound predominantly focuses on businesses and that can be anything from your local newsagent to your favourite Chinese take-away to your internet service provider. As a reviewer, you can spread the love about your favourite businesses and warn others of the bad eggs. Helphound's guidelines specify that they like an average of 50 words per review. I have a bad habit of waffling a bit more but this doesn't seem to be a problem. Obviously, it's far fewer words than Dooyoo's guidelines. There also isn't a limit on the number of reviews you can write so you can churn out as many reviews as your inspiration allows.

                  The site is easy to navigate and if you can get around with Dooyoo, you shouldn't have any problems. It's all very much self-explanatory. Simply register, search for a business and get writing. If the company you want to write about isn't listed, you have the option to add it yourself in an instant. Then you can write your review, rate the company and upload pictures if you choose, either from the company's website or photos you've taken yourself. You are also able to read other people's reviews and search businesses to check out other peoples' experiences.

                  Now for the science bit, concentrate! Of course we all like to be rewarded for sharing our deepest thoughts and secrets, and Helphound has it covered. If you are the first person to review a business, you'll receive 50p. If someone else has pipped you to the post, you'll still be rewarded with 25p for your efforts. You can upload up to 2 photos per review which are worth 5p each. You also have the option of writing longer reviews (200 words+) about a city or town for which you'll get £1.

                  Unfortunately, the website itself doesn't make it clear that you'll earn these rewards. Instead, once you've written your first reviews you'll need to email john.williams@helphound.com for approval to continue writing. I did this during a weekday and had a response within an hour telling me they were happy for me to carry on reviewing. It also came with a guide attached which gives further details about what they are looking for in reviews and a helpful guide on thinking of businesses to review. If you're struggling, you're also allowed to review websites so you shouldn't run out of ideas with the whole internet to work through!

                  You need to write 100 reviews to qualify for your first payment and email john.williams@helphound.com again to have your first payment initiated. Payments are processed by BACS on a Sunday and I received my first payment today. Once you've completed you're first 100 reviews, payments are processed weekly on all balances of £25 or above. You can view your balance in the 'report' tab once you've written your first 10 reviews.

                  I can't fault this website as a place to write reviews and earn good rewards. It doesn't have the community feeling that there is here at Dooyoo but it's an alternative place to earn some extra pennies.

                  There's also a refer a friend scheme where you can earn £5 for each person you refer who writes 100 or more reviews. I'm not writing this review to line my own pockets but I may as well take the opportunity to mention that my user name there is the same as here so if you'd like to sign up under me (kitschkitty) I will be a very happy bunny!

                  So good luck to all the new Helphounders out there - I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar names and faces over there in the future!

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                    25.09.2008 11:46
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                    Overall I think the site is great if you want to find out about a place you are going to.

                    This is a site for making a few extra pounds. The site is about writing reviews on businesses and areas you have visited. First of all you need to write 100 reviews on businesses i.e. Tesco, family days out, clothes shop etc that you have been to, to earn your first pay. The review has to be at least 22 words you get 50p if you're the first to review the business, 25p if you're not the first and 5p if you add a photo (the photo can only be from the businesses website or one you have taken yourself), you can also review areas for each area you get a pound but these have to be at least 200 words. I got my first pay on Tuesday and made 46.50 which I was happy with as it only took me a few hours to do and any money helps. I think this is a great site although now I'm finding it hard to think of businesses to review as done all the ones I can think of, you get paid weekly which is great, and after you have done 100 reviews you only need to make 25pound each time to get paid. You can also make an extra 5pound if you refer a friend and they managed to do a 100 review. To improve the site I think they should add villages to the areas that you can reviews as at the moment you can only review towns and cities a lot of people have commented on this. I definitely recommend this site to everyone especially as it's coming up to Christmas and you will need some more money.
                    Also it is great if you want to find out about a place you are going to.

                    We have all just been informed that helphound aren't paying out on reviews anymore, you can still write them though but for free. They are looking into doing more things for the future so watch this space .Least we all earnt a little bit.

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                      23.09.2008 23:27
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                      Give it a go if you have a spare 10 minutes

                      Helphound is a fantastic way to earn a bit of extra money. As a stay at home mum with little time on her hands the ability to earn some money this easily is much appreciated.
                      Unlike this site you are able to review places you have visited, shops, schools,places etc so the list is endless to be honest.
                      As i live in a fairly small town not many places have been reviewed so i have been quite lucky in making a larger amount of money.
                      Because I enjoy writing any way to I find this a good way to chill and relax of an evening or when the baby sleeps, plus all the money goes away for my son.
                      You can make £1 for writing a review of 200+ words on a city or a town, 50p for a business not yet reviewed or 25p for any other business that has already been reviewed.
                      The oppourtunity to make money is there and if you have the time its a perfect way to uterlise this time.

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