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!

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“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

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