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Not good at all.
Member Name: nin_squall
Advantages: not many sites pay you to write.
Disadvantages: slow, ugly, bad payoffs, bad system and interface.
Ciao is a website not unlike Dooyoo, where the users are paid for reviews of commercial products. Unlike Dooyoo, however, the site gives out mere peanuts, and nothing is given for the actual uploading of a review, rather, points are awarded for how many people look at the review, and you have to rate reviews to get people to do that.
It's not a good site. The design is ugly as sin and incredibly difficult to navigate. The reviews on there are generally of quite low quality and the catalogue really isn't that extensive at all. It's mostly just a read and click fest that doesn't pay well at all. Points are awarded seemingly at random on occasion, and I find if you check back once every few months you might just have a couple of quid waiting for you, which you can get sent to your bank. This takes forever and is barely worth doing, as the whole registration and interface processes are incredibly frustrating to use and difficult to look at.
Half of the reviewers barely speak English or just fill a review with 500 of the same word, and the other half are incredibly arrogant. There's not much moderation or quality control and the whole site just looks lazily thrown together. There's very little point in visiting it, unless you have a load of old Dooyoo reviews that you don't mind copying and pasting to Ciao. (they don't mind cross-posting.) In summary, you're better off just sticking with Dooyoo.
Summary: Not really worth it.