You know the products….the ones you see if you happen to be an insomniac or a Mom who is up in the middle of the night and has the TV on. They are called “As Seen on TV” products and they actually have a tester panel where you can sign up and become an “As Seen on TV” product tester and possibly be selected to test their products. This is similar to free paid surveys but usually will just involve you getting to keep the product you test and likely will not have a monetary award to go along with it.
I do want to issue a warning, I have NOT tried this. I cannot confirm if it is legitimate or not so you definitely need to proceed at your own risk. Do NOT, however, pay a fee if they require it. I can pretty much assure you that a legitimate “As Seen on TV” product tester panel will not charge a fee.
From their site:
What is the Product Testing Program?
The As Seen On TV Product Testing Program is a program that allows our community to get their hands on new products before they hit the market and give us feedback on how to improve them. It costs nothing to join, and you’ll be selected based on how the product matches the demographic information you provide.
Why do you have the Product Testing Program?
We receive hundreds of product submissions per week, and simply don’t have the time to test them all. The program was created to let our customers get more actively involved in the product development process and help us identify which products will have the mass appeal we’re looking for.
What do I get?
You will be among the first people to see and use a new product that hasn’t been released to the public yet. In addition, you’ll get to keep whatever products we send you! We pay for the shipping, and there are no costs to you what so ever.
How does it work?
When we have a new product ready for testing, a group of testers will be selected. If you are selected, you’ll be contacted by email and asked to confirm your shipping address. Then we’ll send the product to you and all you have to do is use it! There will be a survey to fill out at the end and also a place to discuss the product with us and other testers along the way. Test periods will typically be 1 to 4 weeks. At the end of the test period, you get to keep the product.
How many testers are selected for each product?
The number of testers will vary with each product, but it will be anywhere from tens to hundreds of users.
Can users outside of the US participate?
Sorry, but right now only people that live in the continental US may participate in the program.
As I mentioned, only sign up for this if there is no fee associated with it and you are comfortable filling out the form. I do not have personal experience with this company.
Signup to become an “As Seen on TV” product tester!