You are not actually paid for writing the review, @Sandy Wood . How it works is that companies that sell products on Amazon want people to try those products and leave an honest review. What they do is let you get the product for almost free so that you can try the product. Some products are actually free, some cost a dollar or two. What you get for doing it, is the product that you are trying. So, when I pay $1 for a $15 item, and just have to write a review on Amazon , it seems like a great deal to me. While this's will not put any money in your pocket, it will save you money on items that you would have to buy anyway, or might want to buy anyway.