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How to Get Stuff for Free Online

Jul 19, 2008
Whoever said that you cannot get anything for free has obviously not been on the Internet. On the web, you can find a nearly limitless number of opportunities for free products, ranging from cheap appliances to expensive luxuries, such as iPods and game consoles. It is much easier to receive inexpensive goods than it is for higher end products, but if you are creative enough, the bounds of what you can get for free is extensive.

Companies are always trying to gather data about their products. Market research is a huge field, and one of the ways marketers conduct research is by having people try out products and give their feedback on them. Most of the time, product testers get to keep the items they are given to try. All you need to do is establish yourself as a product tester, and you will receive low and high end items alike to analyze.

There are two ways to do this; first, you can go from company to company, seeing if they have any positions of this sort open. Or, you can go to a business that specializes in connecting product testers to marketers. Joining a referring business may cost a fee, but there are a few out there that do not require any upfront payments. The minor downside to this option is that you do need to give some kind of report back to the company, although this usually does not take much time.

If you want to receive free products, but are not interested in testing them, you can simply request a free sample from a company. Businesses give free samples in order to attract customers, and even if they do not outright offer samples on their website, they will usually comply if you request one by email.

Like with product testing, there are websites which are made to specifically connect people with free sample pages, some of which charge fees and some that do not. Free samples are never expensive, and cost less than a dollar to the company to produce. However, with the rising cost of shipping expenses, it is getting more difficult to find companies that will send you free samples without requiring that you cover transportation.

Large ticket items, such as computers and MP3 players, can be acquired at no cost. Unlike product testing and free samples, you need to do quite a bit of work to earn these items. Expensive products are provided by incentive websites, which send out products with money earned from users completing offers. For example, a user may need to complete a sponsored offer and refer five friends to complete an offer before they are eligible to receive a product. Websites of this nature draw people in with catchy content, and initially make it appear like you do not need to do much to get an Xbox 360. Remember, while you can get many items online completely for free, expensive products are often unattainable without some kind of personal commitment.

By entering various online giveaway and sweepstakes contests, it is possible to win extravagant products without any work. Of course, being that the chances of winning are so slim, this is not something that should be depended on. There is a small chance of winning, and the more contests you enter, the better the odds of you receiving something. Although the certainty is many times less than with the other previously mentioned methods, contests are still a method of receiving free stuff online.
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