I’m a Prime Member and do almost 90% of shopping online. I wrote about Prime Day 2017 and I participate in their monthly “Subscribe & Save” service for home goods. All three of my baby registries were managed by Amazon and I consider Alexa my personal assistant.
However, for obvious reasons, my favorite program is VINE. Through Vine, I receive free products from sellers based on my previous reviews and purchase history. The items I receive are targeted to my shopping history and preferences. I provide an honest review in exchange for these items and often get to test products before they’re launched nationwide. I know what you’re thinking. “How can I get into this program?” I honestly don’t know. They are very selective with VINE members and you have to be invited. We think it’s based on previous review history and purchase patterns. On a side note, writing reviews is vital to small businesses owners and as previously discussed, online reviews shouldn’t be taken lightly.
I research and vet my purchases very carefully. I will spend months reading and investigating a single item before purchasing. It’s not easy. There are a lot of fake reviews and it’s often exhausting. I only recommend products I personally use.
Because of my Amazon history, I was invited to participate in another Amazon service called, “Amazon Influencers“. They’ve offered me the ability to create a personalized page with products I recommend. This may not seem like a big deal but it will save me loads of time. I’m asked probably 3-4x a week for product feedback and ideas. Now – I can add items to my page and direct people accordingly.
You can hover over the text / chat box symbol and see a quick description. I am constantly updating and adding more products.
They are still fine-tuning the features but it’s been great so far. If there’s a product you don’t see listed, contact me. Maybe I’ve already done the research for you!