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The email system has been down for 3 weeks. Sign up, but don't receive a verification email so can't sign up.The telephone number they provide tells you to email them.Email them, no reply.Worst customer service I have come across.
There are different ways you can use Bview this includes to find reviews,promote your business and also find vouchers. Bview did use to pay out members for writing reviews but that has finished now. They did pay me out when I wrote reviews for them. Now I use the website to find out other things like voucher deals.
Something Bview offers which no other website does is their voucher section for local places.In your local area business's registered will offer certain deals and discounts because they are linked with Bview. I saw a company offered 5 free driving lessons in mine and all I had to do was ring up and quote Bview. I just wonder what other areas have so look at this good section on the site.
So many reviews are available on Bview now you can find all your local places on the website. I often check up on takeaways which I have never used to find out about their food on the site. The reviews are not all true with some people saying the wrong things about takeaways on the site. Everyone has different taste so the reviews you can not always take for granted on the site.
Business owners have a good chance of promoting their business through Bview. They can promote it for free and have it listed for free on the website. This would be very ideal for any company starting a business and looking for free promotion.
Having just becoming a member on Bview I have wrote some reviews on some business's. I love the look of Bview it's just so nice with a good look to the site. Simon Miller is in charge on the site and he helps out with any queries. I noticed that people said Bview did pay for reviews but there was no mention of it at all on their website. Sent a email to Simon who responded the next day and told me they did actually pay for the first 20 reviews written on the site.
Once that was done I wrote 20 reviews and got my money from Bview at the end of the month. They do ask for good quality reviews at the best standard and you can not copy your reviews from any other site over either.I enjoyed writing reviews on here but felt the payment method was low.
Another good discovery I made about Bview was their local voucher scheme. This is exclusive to them where local business's in the area offer discounts to members of the site. I have found some very good deals in my local area so that is one part of the site to check out.
Bview makes it much better to go to other business places in the local area because of the amount of reviews on the site. You normally find a city or town full of reviews with members but some places like Liverpool have got no reviews at all. Bview is still growing and can help out with making a decision of going some where in the local area.
When I first started using Bview, it was (probably like many other people) because it offered me the opportunity to write about places and get paid for doing so - at the time the offer was for an Amazon voucher when you'd written a certain number of reviews. I enjoy writing, and like most people I shop for things, visit pubs and other places of business and so I found it quite easy to find plenty to say about things.. Oh and I'm pretty outspoken too lol.
After a while however, the reason for visiting wasn't just so I could write about places I'd been... I found myself visiting so that I could see what others thought of somewhere I was thinking of going - particularly useful I've found when looking for somewhere out of town to stay, visit or eat for example. Dooyoo and Ciao and similar types of site have been around for a while, but they're product based. Bview is different in that you're reviewing places - businesses - not products. Not only that, but you can review a specific branch of a particular business too which makes it much more easy to be specific about a shop or a restaurant or hotel for example.
I also love the fact that it is a service that is free for it's users to use as well as offering an incentive for people to write here - this means you get really good involved people who participate regularly. They've added a blog (which I also now write for), and a coupons/vouchers section where you can find discounts for online stores, national offline stores and even sometimes local offline shops as well. It's a really nice touch I think because it keeps people coming back to the site regularly even if they haven't got anything new to write about.
The one thing that Bview does which I'm not so keen on is that when you write there, you need to split reviews into pro's and con's, and I find this can be a bit restrictive. Also some people take it to mean list a few things rather than just putting their thoughts down, but I'm sure that's something that Bview will look at somewhere down the line. Perhaps the ability to put a dozen or so words in pro's and a dozen or so in con's AND write a review that's not specifically one or the other would be nice as is done here on Dooyoo and over on Ciao as well.
These days Bview offers members the ability to earn cash rather than vouchers, and it's possible to cash out monthly by cheque. There are two or three levels of payment as well depending on if you're new to reviewing, or have been doing it a while, or are considered very good by Bview and bumped up to their special levels where they ask you to take on an area and look after it - add a few pictures, write a few words on the place that sort of thing, so there's the potential to be a really big part of the community there as well as writing what you think about various places.
Now here's another one of those review sites we're all so obviously fond of, being members of Dooyoo. Bview allows you to review local businesses galore, not just shops and restaurants, but also doctors, dentists, builders and whatever else you may be using in your vicinity. The idea is to support local businesses and to share your experiences with them, with a view to helping others, and there's the added bonus of vouchers being on the site. Of course you can also review major companies such as Ebay and Asos, but the emphasis is on keeping everything local. You can also earn money for writing reviews, I believe there was a special promotion a few months ago, where you could earn 30p per review but I believe that they system may have changed (though there's no mention of it on the site). They pay out monthly using Paypal which is also a bonus.
I'm in two minds about bview. Although I welcome the opportunity to earn money over the internet by writing reviews, the payout is quite low due to not receiving extra points when reviews are read. The minimum payout is low, at just a fiver, but to earn that I'd have to write 17 reviews, whereas with Dooyoo I could get by on writing a few less and relying on review reads. The amount you have to write is 150 words, and most reviews stick to this, but I feel like the quality is not the same as a Dooyoo review as people don't spend as much time on a well thought out review. There is also less of a community aspect, and people rarely seem to read my reviews, and are more concerned with writing reviews of their own. I also don't like the fact that they will use your full name on the site (I have had to put my initials), as I prefer to use an alias on the internet.
I believe that Simon Miller is the community manager on the site, and I regularly receive e-mails from him about site promotions, such as getting £5 for writing ten reviews. They always respond to any e-mails, and it seems like the site has a very personal touch as you're encouraged to send any questions or queries. I like the idea that you can add photos and videos to your reviews, though I don't really use this feature, I feel like perhaps Dooyoo could benefit from this.
I think the premise of Bview is admirable, as many local businesses are struggling at the moment, but something needs to be done to encourage the community aspect, so people respond to reviews more. I also think the rewards need to be consistent, such as Dooyoo where you get standard amounts for reading and writing reviews. I will probably only use the site again when they send me a new incentive.
I signed up to bview about 3 months ago. I got a email from Simon saying that if I write 10 reviews I will get a £5 amazon voucher. When I did my 10 reviews I had to email Simson saying that I had done them. About a day later I got a email back saying thanks for doing them and if I wanted to i can write more reviews and I would 30p for every review I did. I way told that I have to write 150 words to get 30p. You get a email saying when the dead line is for writing reviews.
To sign up to bview is really easy and the layout is very good. You can find most place that you want to write about. Most of the time I just put in the name of the shop or the town it is in.
bview is a place where you write reviews for businesses. When you log in there are search boxes and you can type in what you are looking for, where it is and the location.
You dont have to rate all that you have to do is write a review. I think that is is a very good site to make some money from.
I have done about 27 reviews and i am going to write a lot more.
I would Recommend this site so if you are not on there go and give it a try.
Thanks for reading
Bview is very similar to this site except that local businesses are the subject of reviews and the site is not nearly as good as dooyoo.co.uk. Rather than explain anymore of the site which should be self-explanatory, here are my reasons for saying that it is not as good.
Firstly, the pay rate is not nearly as good. Although some people seem to have been offered better deals, I was offered £5 for 15 reviews of 150 words or more and 30p for each review after this. There are no rewards for a particularly good review or for people reading them. This clearly is no match for dooyoo.
Secondly the website is not as well done. You can see how many reviews you written, but there is nothing to say which of these qualify for money, how much money you have earned or that you can withdraw any money. This is all handled in emails or private messaging with the operator.
This gives the site a clumsy feel for me and it does not let me work out where I am with money earnings etc.
I have been using Bview now for a couple of months and find that it is one of the more user friendly and efficient review sites which actually pay you in good, old fashioned hard cash!
Basically, once you have signed up for an account (which is relatively simple to do) you can start to write reviews of restaurants, shops, services, any type of business you can think of. If it isn't already in their database you can add it manually using the 'add a business' function and then write the associated review.
They ask that reviews are a minimum of 100-150 words in length and to be honest, in my opinion, it is virtually impossible to write a decent, informative review in less than that anyway. They do specify that they want original reviews which are unique to their site which unfortunately means you cannot cross-post your work elsewhere or use your reviews from Qype or other such sites.
Once you have written 10 reviews on an area you can apply to become a local expert which will see the amount you are paid per review increase from 15p to 30p. To become a local expert you have to email Simon who personally deals with such requests and confirms the same based on your reviews. In my experience he always personally answers emails within a few days (although whether this will continue as they get bigger I do not know!).
As regards payment, they do this all for you and you do not have to request it or anything. They figure out what you are owed for the month and then pay it directly into your paypal account and email you to let you know the amount it will be. This works fantastically for me as I don't have to think about what I have earned for the month.
This last month there was a special offer on where they were paying 50p per review as long as you wrote more than 20 for the month, this is very generous in my opinion and has meant that for having done about half an hours worth of reviews a few days a week I have earned around £50 for this month. On the website it does say you can always earn up to £100 in a month as a local expert so I think this is the cap or maximum you can earn in this way.
Easy to use, convenient, fairly well paid - especially with special offers and reliable review site.
Reviews need to be original and unique, there is a cap on how much you can earn so this could never really be a second income.
I signed up for this site after reading a few people on Dooyoo saying it was good. There seemed to be an incentive of writing so many reviews and getting an Amazon voucher, but this offer had just ended. So I was under the impression if I wrote anything then I wouldn't earn, so on the advise of a member I didn't write and kept an eye out for any offers coming up. I got an e-mail from Simon, who seems to be the site man, and he wrote that I hadn't wrote anything and if I wrote 10 reviews and e-mailed him, he would give me a £5 Amazon voucher. Sounded good enough. So I wrote my 10 reviews, e-mailed him and asked if I was still to keept writing would I earn anything. he said that he would pay me 30p per review, and he could make my Amazon voucher into cash! So I have been writing since. For some reason he says he can pay me up to May 8th, and perhaps beyond. Not sure why.
Anyway, what is bview? The website is www.bview.co.uk. You write about businesses. If anyone out there wrote on helphound, it seems quite similar in its format. You login near the top of the page and once you are logged in then there are search boxes up the top to type in what you are looking for, where and the location.
Simon says my reviews must be 100 words, but i've heard some people say they should be 150 words. My reviews aren't that long, as there is only so much you can say about the McDonalds up the road from me! It's not so much about what the business is, more about what that branch is like, so I tend to mention a bit about the food, but concentrate on my experience of that place, what parkings like, how long it takes to get served and so on as all branches of a place will be different.
I've wrote 48 reviews so far, and it is quite easy to find businesses to review. I normally type eg Chip Shop in the What bar, and Fife in the location bar, and then find all these Chippies that I know of in the area.
There isn't any rates needed here, you just get on and write your stuff. It is an alright site, and fair enough it may not pay you as much as Dooyoo, but since the reviews are short and sweet, then it doesn't take long to knock u a few pound.
Recommended, so go have a look.
BView is an internet site that is similar to dooyoo and which might interest some readers. It is another way to make a bit of money on the side!
I joined BView after reading some reviews on there for shops that I wanted to visit. The sign up process is quick and easy. You have to provide your email address and name and create a password. To be eligible for a higher reward scheme you have to also upload a profile picture. This was quick and hassle free for me.
Initially you have to write ten reviews of shops or businesses in your area. Once you have done this you can apply to be a 'local expert'. To do this, send an email and ask for your reviews to be checked, and ask if you can become a local expert. If you are told yes, as I was, then your previous ten reviews and all reviews you write from then on will be paid at £0.30. If not, the reward is quite paltry (about £0.10 I think).
When I first joined, to write a review you had to fill in several boxes to state whether or not you would recommend the shop or business, what rating out of six you would give it for quality, value and reliability, and then write a title and the pros and cons of your experiences (to at least one hundred words). Then you had (and have) the option to add tags and photos. To be a local expert you must add either tags or photos, or both, to your reviews.
Now the system has changed and when you fill out the quality, reliability and value sections BView automatically calculates whether or not you recommend it, or are neutral. I think this is a shame because even if a business does not have excellent quality and value for money does not mean I won't recommend it. However this is their system and it's the one reviewers have to follow.
Also the pros and cons section has now just become one section for you to write about your experiences with the business.
I have had two payments from BView so can confirm that it is legitimate. You can get paid by cheque or by Paypal. I have had Paypal payments which have all been processed fine.
You can edit information for businesses and you can vote for other people's reviews. However, none of this earns you or them any money.
Like dooyoo's Circle of Friends, BView allows you to follow people, so you get alerted when they write another review. They might choose to follow you back. BView says that this creates a community but I don't think it does because there is not very much interaction between members; you don't get messages, people don't write on each other's post board and there is no way to write a comment on other people's reviews.
It is always possible to contact Simon at BView if you have any queries, and his email address is on the website. I have found that it takes him about three days to reply but he always does reply.
The payments are not calculated on the same day each month which I find a bit annoying but I like the fact that you get your money each month no matter how much you've earned.
Overall I would recommend BView as a way to earn some extra money for those who enjoy writing reviews.
I found this review website through Dooyoo, someone had written a review here about their top ten review websites, so I decided to take a look.
The site has most places on it that I wanted to review, but there were a few that weren't, in this case it is easy enough to add a new place. It is also easy to change any details you might notice that are incorrect, eg, wrong street name.
It is a free to join site that allows it's member's to post reviews of any length about any places they have visited. It asks that you only write about places you actually know about and have visited recently and that your review is not based on a visit 3 years ago for example. When writing your review you have the option to have your name against it or remain anonymous. Reviews must not be copied from other sites.
To earn any money you must write reviews of a specific length mostly over 100 words, but for some promotions they require to be more than 150 words. Any anonymous reviews will not be included in the count for paid reviews. They seem to offer different promotions to different members, as I am currently writing for 45p per review. Once you write your first 15 reviews you need to contact Simon (He's the only contact that I have had to deal with) to become a local expert. You will earn 30p per review plus any promotion this is on (at the moment, you receive 5.00 for writing 15 reviews).
Payments are made to you at the beginning of each month, by cheque or amazon voucher. You will be notified by email regarding the amount and the approximate date of payment (within a few days).
I have been writing here for a few months now and have already received 2 payments. Overall I am very happy with the site and the way it is run. Any time I have emailed Simon, I have received a quick reply to any questions I have. It is a pretty straight forward site and are happy to help if anything is unclear to you. I would definitely recommend this site.
Bview is a website which is similar to Dooyoo as you can earn money and prizes for writing reviews. The amount that you earn is dependant on what promotion they have running and whether or not you are a local expert.
Once you have wrote 10 good reviews you can then request to be a Local Expert and then you can up to 30p per review.
If you have joined up and haven't wrote many reviews then they will quite often e-mail you and offer you prizes. Recent ones included £50.00 Amazon Voucher for writing 100 reviews. A half case of win for writing 75 reviews. A £5.00 Amazon voucher for writing 10 reviews (available every month at present).
I would highly advise using this site. The reviews need to be 100+ words and you can review many local business and companies in your area. I have done about 10 or 15 reviews there so far and I am thinking about working towards this months promotion of a half case of wine (3 bottles) when writing 75 reviews or more. I can easily think of 75 business/companies in the area that I have used and that I could review.
I would highly recommend joining this website as it is another way to earn a little extra money online. The site is very easy to use and so far I've found every single business that I've searched for.
I am rating this website 4/5 as it's easy to use, pays pretty good prizes but you can't copy reviews from other websites which is a slight downfall.
There seems to have been an influx of websites of late all promising rewards for writing reviews on local businesses. In case you haven't noticed, I am a whore to the review writing scene and have worked my way through most of these sites in an attempt to sort the wheat from the chaff. As I check through my reviews on Bview.co.uk, it would appear I first stumbled upon the site back in August 2008. Unfortunately, back then, similar sites such as Helphound and Qype were offering far more lucrative incentives for my reviews and so Bview fell by the wayside until they emailed me a couple of months ago offering 30p for each review I wrote. After a pitiful attempt at earning some extra funds for my rainy day account, an email last week promising 45p per review if you write 20 or more reviews this month has finally given me the incentive I needed to share my wit and wisdom regarding every pub, kebab house, clothes shop or bank I have ever frequented in a desperate bid to earn enough to cover the extortionate costs of renewing my passport.
But as Julie Andrews famously sang, let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. Bview is a website which enables you to read and write reviews on local businesses. As a writer, it means you can earn a few extra pennies for writing relatively short reviews on any business you're familiar with, from your hairdresser to your dog's hairdresser, your dentist to the local DIY store he or she buys their drills from. There are thousands of businesses listed but you also have the option of adding a business that isn't already registered on the site so there really is no end to the businesses you can review. As a new reviewer, you will earn £5 for your first 15 reviews which is paid by cheque or Amazon gift voucher at the end of the month. Your reviews need to be at least 150 words in length. Once you've written your first 15 reviews, if they are of 'exceptional quality' (Bview's words not mine), you'll be invited to become an Local Expert which enables you to earn up to £100 per month through writing reviews.
As far as writing on Bview is concerned, it's quite an easy process, especially considering the low word count. I tend to write a minimum of 200 words as I struggle to give an accurate picture of a business in less but if you can be informative and concise then the payments here are quite reasonable. Whilst other users can rate your reviews, there is no incentive for you or them to do so as it is only writing reviews that attracts incentives. This can make it seem like a somewhat thankless task and Bview certainly lacks the community spirit that you find here on Dooyoo. It also means writing reviews can become quite tiresome quite quickly but the increased incentive of 45p per review this month will definitely spur me on to write some more reviews. The review writing process has changed in the last day or two and has definitely improved in my opinion. Until recently, your review had to be split into a pros section and a cons section which I found a tad cumbersome and disruptive in terms of my writing. Fortunately, this has now been changed to a simple box where you can write your review in one go, just as you would here on Dooyoo.
I've only received one payment from Bview (although there may have been an Amazon voucher in the past that I've forgotten about). I chose to be paid by cheque and my earnings for last month arrived last week which was a quick service. As a review, although it feels a bit more like work than here at Dooyoo, Bview has provided my savings account with a small trickle of additional income and is worth a visit as an extra platform for earning money from reviews.
But it's important not to forget the purpose of Bview and the reason the site pays members to write reviews. Ultimately, it is a resource for users who are looking for impartial reviews on businesses throughout the country. Unfortunately, I find the reviews on here to be a bit hit and miss. Many businesses only have one review which can make it difficult to get an overall picture. One restaurant I reviewed as being awful has recently been reviewed by another user who raved about how fantastic it was. Perhaps it was the owners of the restaurant in question or this person was unfortunate enough to not know what a curry should taste like but for an inquisitive reader searching for a review on the given restaurant, neither my review or that of the other user would appear particularly helpful since they offer such opposing opinions. I've just looked up the Early Learning Centre in my home town and it has 3 reviews but not one of them suggests to me that the reviewer is familiar with the Burnley branch as they are all quite general opinions on ELC and not specific to the branch in question.
That said, Bview is reliant upon its reviewers to create a database of useful and informative reviews and whilst it continues to pay me to write, I'll continue to add my two penneth about various establishments across the country. If more people contribute helpful and informative reviews, then it has the potential to grow into an invaluable resource and the extra pennies in my rainy day account are certainly not to be sniffed at.
I have only been a member on Bview for a few days and have already written 11 reviews.
I heard about Bview from some friends on a site I use daily and thought it sounded good so I looked in to it and decided to become a member all you have to do is write reviews a bit like dooyoo really only difference being the minimum word count is 100 and you get paid 15p for the first 10 reviews.
After you have done 10 reviews You can email who ever is following you which you will be told who this is straight after sign up.I emailed my follower Simon.
You will then earn 30p per review so you are looking at £3 for just 10 reviews,To me thats not bad for probably less then an hours work depending how fast a typer you are even better if you are really fast at typing.
I have yet to see everything about Bview but what Ive seen in the first 3 days is very good.
I read about this site after reading a review on here about it and I'm always looking at ways to make extra money plus I really enjoy writing reviews too so I thought I'd give it a go!
***THE SITE IN GENERAL***
When you first go to the site you will see that is quite bright and colourful. You will notice there is a section which has the latest review and another section for top discount vouchers. If you scroll down there are some more sections which include Most Popular merchants and recent discount vouchers.
The vouchers sections give you 10% off of things such as meals and shopping. They always have a large selection of vouchers so its always worth having a browse through these sections, as it's bound to save you some money!
Joining upto thie site is very siple and only takes a few mins. jUst click on the Join us tab and fill in the appropriate details.
***WHAT IS THIS SITE?***
On this site you can search/look for local buissnesses, a bit like a yellow pages. When you have found the buissness you are looking for you can then write a review which has a pro's and a con's section. You CANNOT write a review on here which has been published on other sites, they don't allow this! You get paid for writing reviews about local buissnesses!
You can also add buissnesses which aren't listed and edit the information as well, if they have moved addresses, etc.
***HOW MUCH DO I EARN?***
I have to say that I think their rewards scheme is quite generous. You earn 15p for each reviw you write, but they have to have a minum word count of 100, (Easy!). Once you have completed your first 10 reviews you can become a local expert by sending an e-mail to someone called Samina on the site and they will read through your reviews and see if you qualify to become one of these experts.
If you do qualify to become an expert you will then start earning 30p per review, and you will aslo get 30p for your first 10 previous reviews as well. If you don't request to become a local expert you still earn 15p for each review.
This is made on the 5th of every month by paypal, amazon vouchers and by cheque. I haven't received a payment yet but will no doubt be due one of the 7th February.
***BEING A LOCAL EXPERT***
To become a local expert your reviews must have a minimum of 100 words per review. You must also have aprofile picture as well otherwise you will not get paid for reviews. If you add tags and pictures to your review, this will also earn you extra points as well!
***HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SIGNED UP?***
I have been on this site since 12th Jan 2009 and I have written 23 reviews, added pictures and tags as well, so in reviews I have earnt myself £6.90 so far, but it will be a little more than that as I have added tags and photo's to some of my reviews as well.
***WHY DO I LIKE THIS SITE?***
It's a great way to earn some extra cash and I enjoy writing the reviews. I thik the cash payout is generous and there is no limit to how many reviews you can write a day either. You could earn yourself quite a bit of extra money every month by writing a few reviews and adding pictures to them.
I think its great that they send payment every month as well, and there's no limit on what you have to earn before they send payment to you.
I would recommend this site, I think its great to earn some extra cash!