Get paid to watch movies
From previewing trailers to writing reviews, these women have discovered ways to turn their passion for the big screen into cash!
“I make a full-time salary writing about movies”
“I’ve always enjoyed watching movies and I admire people who can create stories about fantasy worlds. Since I was always talking to my husband and friends about the films
I saw, I decided to start a movie-review blog (MovieReviewMom.com). And when I learned that I could make money doing this, I was so excited.
“My reviews are from a mom’s perspective, so I include tips on whether the films I see are appropriate for a particular age and I suggest conversation starters for parents so they can talk about the movies with their kids. I also give each film a grade and I write about scenes I liked and didn’t like, plus interesting quotes and funny lines from the movie. In addition to my reviews, I pitch ideas to other websites who pay me to write articles for them. Typically I see between two and five movies a week at theaters or on DVD and I work between 4 and 16 hours a week.
“I set up my blog on Blogger.com. To monetize it, I use the Amazon Associates Program, which allows you to recommend, link and make money off products people buy on Amazon. The products I recommend might include the DVD of the movie or merchandise or products that were in the movie. I also run ads on my blog through ad networks and through advertisers I seek out.
“Traffic to my blog has grown through word of mouth and social media, and sometimes I print up advertising cards and pass them out to moms at the theater to get the word out.
“Getting paid to blog is so much fun, plus I earn a full-time salary doing it. My job has paid for trips with my husband to China and Greece!”
Trina Boice, 54, Summerlin, NV