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Points for Amazon review

Post by AmySmiles » 23 Apr 2018, 21:14

I think that if you are asked to do a Amazon review that you should get bonus points toward your reviewer score. Maybe like 5 points.
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Post by jvez » 24 Apr 2018, 01:40

5 points directly to the Reviewer's Points? I think 5 points is too high and may be a bit unfair. People who can write Amazon reviews already have the advantage of getting a wider book selection. Besides, I think there are also some users who still can't post Amazon reviews due to the minimum purchase restriction.

What about giving additional bonus entries to the daily giveaway instead of points? This is just my take though :)

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Post by AmySmiles » 24 Apr 2018, 06:25

I can't participate fully in the giveaways because the only social media I'm on is Pinterest. So it would be the same for those who can't do Amazon reviews. Make it one point then. What incentive do I have to take my time to write another review?
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Post by jvez » 24 Apr 2018, 07:10

I'm also not one for social media so I don't have much hopes in the giveaway. And I've been thinking, perhaps if the site places a maximum limit of points you can get (just like they do with the other categories), I think giving points would be okay.

Like I mentioned above, if you can write Amazon reviews you have more books to choose from. Some authors require reviewers who can also write reviews on Amazon. So you get more chances to get paid and more choices of books. I know a larger number of choices may not seem like a good advantage at first, but I know of some reviewers in the higher levels who say it's actually an advantage for them. Perhaps because their payment is higher than $5 so they feel the incentive. And because their payment is okay, they don't mind writing two reviews. I guess we have to work our way up the levels first as well.

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Post by AmySmiles » 24 Apr 2018, 08:00

jvez wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 07:10
I'm also not one for social media so I don't have much hopes in the giveaway. And I've been thinking, perhaps if the site places a maximum limit of points you can get (just like they do with the other categories), I think giving points would be okay.

Like I mentioned above, if you can write Amazon reviews you have more books to choose from. Some authors require reviewers who can also write reviews on Amazon. So you get more chances to get paid and more choices of books. I know a larger number of choices may not seem like a good advantage at first, but I know of some reviewers in the higher levels who say it's actually an advantage for them. Perhaps because their payment is higher than $5 so they feel the incentive. And because their payment is okay, they don't mind writing two reviews. I guess we have to work our way up the levels first as well.
That makes sense maybe I'll feel that way when I can get paid too. I've only done two so far. I am reviewing one that will pay me $5 once I am finished, but I just feel like it is so hard to get points on here that a little compensation for the extra work would be nice. I've even done quite well on my review scores and am struggling to get points, I have just a little over 50. I don't have a whole lot of time to be active on the boards so the little points I get for that takes forever to obtain. It was just an idea.
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Post by jvez » 24 Apr 2018, 09:17

astarnes wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 08:00
jvez wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 07:10
I'm also not one for social media so I don't have much hopes in the giveaway. And I've been thinking, perhaps if the site places a maximum limit of points you can get (just like they do with the other categories), I think giving points would be okay.

Like I mentioned above, if you can write Amazon reviews you have more books to choose from. Some authors require reviewers who can also write reviews on Amazon. So you get more chances to get paid and more choices of books. I know a larger number of choices may not seem like a good advantage at first, but I know of some reviewers in the higher levels who say it's actually an advantage for them. Perhaps because their payment is higher than $5 so they feel the incentive. And because their payment is okay, they don't mind writing two reviews. I guess we have to work our way up the levels first as well.
That makes sense maybe I'll feel that way when I can get paid too. I've only done two so far. I am reviewing one that will pay me $5 once I am finished, but I just feel like it is so hard to get points on here that a little compensation for the extra work would be nice. I've even done quite well on my review scores and am struggling to get points, I have just a little over 50. I don't have a whole lot of time to be active on the boards so the little points I get for that takes forever to obtain. It was just an idea.
I understand how you feel. We're on the same boat as I don't use social media as well. I tend to lurk often in the forums, but even if I post a lot it still takes time to accumulate points. But who knows? Perhaps the admins have read your post and are already considering your suggestion. I do hope they give us more options to get points though. And by the way, I think 50pts for just 2 reviews is not bad. I myself took longer to get to level 2. And I've read posts from some high level reviewers that it took them almost 3months to get to around level 5 I think. So perhaps it does take a long time to get there. Let's not lose hope though. Good luck on your first paid review :)

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Post by CatInTheHat » 24 Apr 2018, 11:15

astarnes wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 08:00


That makes sense maybe I'll feel that way when I can get paid too. I've only done two so far. I am reviewing one that will pay me $5 once I am finished, but I just feel like it is so hard to get points on here that a little compensation for the extra work would be nice. I've even done quite well on my review scores and am struggling to get points, I have just a little over 50. I don't have a whole lot of time to be active on the boards so the little points I get for that takes forever to obtain. It was just an idea.
Keep in mind that the Amazon review is only a few sentences. I never write more than 3-5 sentences in the Amazon review. Also note that the process to earn points and get to the high levels is not supposed to be quick. 50 points at 3 months is not bad.
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Post by AmySmiles » 24 Apr 2018, 11:41

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Keep in mind that the Amazon review is only a few sentences. I never write more than 3-5 sentences in the Amazon review. Also note that the process to earn points and get to the high levels is not supposed to be quick. 50 points at 3 months is not bad.
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I understand that, but it's still more work, more time etc. I just thought it would be nice to receive something for it. It was just a thought.
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Post by grahase71 » 25 Apr 2018, 09:26

I'm not a 'pininterst, or a twitter' type person----I do Facebook and I'm posted a couple of my reviews on Facebook and followed and liked the bookclub; I've written fair reviews (I think) and posted reviews on Amazon and my score is just not getting there. I'm trying hard not to get frustrated because I love to read and enjoy writing the reviews, but this 'score' thing is just not happening for me. :(
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Post by jvez » 25 Apr 2018, 10:56

grahase71 wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 09:26
I'm not a 'pininterst, or a twitter' type person----I do Facebook and I'm posted a couple of my reviews on Facebook and followed and liked the bookclub; I've written fair reviews (I think) and posted reviews on Amazon and my score is just not getting there. I'm trying hard not to get frustrated because I love to read and enjoy writing the reviews, but this 'score' thing is just not happening for me. :(
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I'm also quite new here and I must say the score thing really takes a while. I don't use social media so that's already one problem. But I was told it really does take time to go up the levels, and we just have to be more patient. You should try posting more on forums. It really helps. Or comment on others' reviews. Once you comment on others' reviews, they tend to comment on your reviews as well. Views and comments on your reviews count as additional points, too.

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Post by CatInTheHat » 25 Apr 2018, 19:51

grahase71 wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 09:26
I'm not a 'pininterst, or a twitter' type person----I do Facebook and I'm posted a couple of my reviews on Facebook and followed and liked the bookclub; I've written fair reviews (I think) and posted reviews on Amazon and my score is just not getting there. I'm trying hard not to get frustrated because I love to read and enjoy writing the reviews, but this 'score' thing is just not happening for me. :(
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I noticed that you've only made 21 posts in the forums so far. Getting more active in the forums will help. It also just takes time. You've only been a member for a little over a month. If you write great reviews and participate, you'll eventually get there.
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 02 May 2018, 02:20

AmySmiles wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 11:41
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Keep in mind that the Amazon review is only a few sentences. I never write more than 3-5 sentences in the Amazon review. Also note that the process to earn points and get to the high levels is not supposed to be quick. 50 points at 3 months is not bad.
I understand that, but it's still more work, more time etc. I just thought it would be nice to receive something for it. It was just a thought.
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50 points in 3 months is a big shot! It do, I too ran after it like a mad dog but it is possible to gain.
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 02 May 2018, 02:21

CatInTheHat wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 19:51
grahase71 wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 09:26
I'm not a 'pininterst, or a twitter' type person----I do Facebook and I'm posted a couple of my reviews on Facebook and followed and liked the bookclub; I've written fair reviews (I think) and posted reviews on Amazon and my score is just not getting there. I'm trying hard not to get frustrated because I love to read and enjoy writing the reviews, but this 'score' thing is just not happening for me. :(
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I noticed that you've only made 21 posts in the forums so far. Getting more active in the forums will help. It also just takes time. You've only been a member for a little over a month. If you write great reviews and participate, you'll eventually get there.
That's true! It takes to get to the top but you can.
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Post by MsTri » 14 May 2018, 15:47

grahase71 wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 09:26
I'm not a 'pininterst, or a twitter' type person----I do Facebook and I'm posted a couple of my reviews on Facebook and followed and liked the bookclub; I've written fair reviews (I think) and posted reviews on Amazon and my score is just not getting there. I'm trying hard not to get frustrated because I love to read and enjoy writing the reviews, but this 'score' thing is just not happening for me. :(
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I'm not, either. In fact, if you looked at either my Twitter or Pinterest account, you'd see that they ONLY have OBC stuff. But it still counts towards BotD Giveaway entries, not to mention "points", when I do the required action, which only takes a second per action.

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