Yes, everyone's reviewing these days. But since I don't get paid to blog and Amazon, Walmart, etc don't pay me to do reviews I do the pay or incentive for reviews sites. I am all for being opinionated so I'm going to write reviews anyway. I figure as long as I am writing reviews anyway I might as well make a little money from it. And I do mean "little". If your going to review anyway though, $100 is better than $0, it's a night on the town (or something new that you could review too). I've been doing Epinions for over 10 years. I do not write reviews as regularly as I should but I have a collection of over 300 reviews already that continues to earn even if i dont write. Add in that I write maybe 25 reviews a year and I end up making $60-$100+ a year. I save it up and either collect it at my husbands birthday to buy him something or when I want us to go out to dinner or something. If I did even just 1 review a week that would double my reviews to 52 reviews a year and I'd make more money. You can find my reviews at epinions.com-mom2emma. I also do Viewpoints when they're offering incentives, my reviews there can be found at Viewpoints.com-mom2howmany. Like currently they are offering a $10 Amazon gift card for 10 qualifying reviews before 2/26/2011 (see site for details) and they run this on a regular basis.
I will probably do some reviews on the blog when I want to add pictures to a review or do a comparison, things that aren't really available at the review sites. I am sure my first one will be the Ergo vs the Ergo Sport (with some mention of some others, I am sure, for comparison).