The VeggieBoards Reviews area is a great place to find products you haven't heard of and may enjoy. It's also a good way to find out if a product you're interested in is all it's cracked up to be or a total waste of money.
If you're a VeggieBoards member, and you haven't spent much time in the Reviews area, it's worth a look. In fact, there are many cool benefits to writing product reviews, so we've compiled a list with the six most compelling reasons to do so:
1. To recommend an awesome product.
Without product reviews, others may miss out on a really great product. Research shows that people are more likely to try a new product if they read a positive review first, or if it came highly recommended from a trusted community of experts.
2. To keep people away from a low-quality product.
If you've tried and disliked (or flat out hated) a product, it's useful to tell others about your experience so they can avoid the same problems.
3. To help people save money.
Why spend money on products that don't work or don't taste good? Product reviews can help other VeggieBoards members save money, which is always a good deal.
4. To help people save time.
It can be time consuming to figure out which new blender to buy or which vegan shoes last the longest. However, reading helpful reviews takes less time than simply researching products yourself.
5. To promote ethical products and companies.
There are a ton of companies out there who test on animals, use non-sustainable practices and who call themselves "vegetarian" or "vegan" when in fact they're not. Positive reviews of actual ethical companies help support those companies instead of other, less ethical companies.
6. To debunk poorly written reviews.
One of the best reasons to write a helpful and honest product review is because so many people don't. There are plenty of bunk reviews floating around on the Internet. Some people write positive reviews if they get a good deal on a product or if they get a product for free, even if the product doesn't work as it should. Other people write a positive review because they don't want to hurt a company's feelings. Some reviewers online are even paid to write positive reviews. The only way to combat unethical, dishonest reviews is to write honest reviews so people really know what they're getting when the invest in a new product.
If you're interested in writing some helpful product reviews at VeggieBoards, check out this tutorial for tips: How to write the best vegetarian and vegan product reviews ever!