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How To Make $25 In 6 Minutes


Get paid for what you’d normally do for free., a startup company in its pre-launch phase hoping to become the next TripAdvisor, is looking for people to provide video reviews for their hotel database.   To build their database, they are paying for hotel reviews.

And no, you don’t have to be Martin Scorsese.  All you need is a smartphone with video capabilities and 3 minutes of your time after you’ve checked into your hotel.

Simply video four short segments (less than 90 seconds each) of key areas of the hotel such as the room, lobby, exterior, restaurant, or fitness center with spoken narration, upload your video and viola, you’ll make $25.

3 Easy Steps to Earning $25 for 3 Minutes of Your Time

  1. Take 4, 90 second videos of key areas of your hotel
  2. Narrate each video (spoken narration)
  3. Upload your video

BONUS: This weekend only,  June 21-23, 2013, the first 20 people to review any hotel in the United States will earn $75.

Videos must be uploaded by midnight on Monday, June 24, 2013.

Time zone was not specified so to be safe, go with Eastern Standard Time.

You must also email [email protected] with the hotel and city, state you want to review in order to qualify for the $75 deal.   If you could mention that you heard about the offer from Traveling Well For Less it would be appreciated. (I do not receive any compensation from HotelConfidential.

By telling Karen you heard about the offer from me, it lets her know where you learned the offer and helps their marketing efforts.  Again, Traveling Well For Less does not receive any compensation when/if you tell HotelConfidental you heard about the offer from me.)

For more details, visit’s Facebook page here.

Can I review a hotel outside of the US?

As Bob the Builder would say, “Yes, I can.”

HotelConfidential is looking for reviews in any city and country.

What qualifies as a hotel?

Motels, hotels, resorts, bed & breakfast establishments, inn, and hostels.

What does not qualify as a hotel?

Airbnb, home rentals, apartment swaps, couch surfing, and other types of rentals.

How do I get paid?

You’ll be paid $25 for each video review via PayPal.

Do I need to reach a minimum payment threshold before I’m paid?

No. You will be paid $25 for each video review.

Is there a limit to how many video reviews I can submit?

At this time, there is no limit to the number of video reviews you can submit.  However, the $25 offer for each paid video will not last forever.

The $75 bonus offer is only good this weekend, June 21-23, 2013.

Is there a limit to how much I can earn from submitting video reviews?

At this time during our pre-launch phase, there is no limit to how much you can earn.

How old/young can you be to be paid for video reviews?

Age is just a number.  During the pre-launch phase, Hotelconfidential will pay everyone, young or old, for their approved video reviews.

Video reviews that contain profanity, and/or are unprofessional, or are simply bad, won’t be paid.

Hotelconfidential is looking for quality amateur video reviews.

Summary of the fine print:

  • $25 paid for each approved video reviews of hotels.
  • An unlimited number of video reviews may be submitted during the prelaunch phase.
  • Hotelconfidential reserves the right to end the $25 per video review payment at any time.
  • Reviewers must submit an application and be approved before a video review will be paid.

I have not submitted a video review so I can’t attest to how quickly the payment is processed.  But felt this information, especially the $75 bonus per videos submitted this weekend, was too important to delay passing along the information.

Disclosure: Information is provided as a courtesy. receives no compensation from HotelConfidential and was not compensated in any way for this offer.  

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Saturday 22nd of June 2013

Thanks for the tip. I will certainly try it out this next week. I just got my smart phone, so if I can figure it out, this should be fun.

Debbie Schroeder

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

Hi Kim,

Hope you can figure it out. :)


Saturday 22nd of June 2013

Thanks Debbie! Great tip - I am planning a trip to Boston over the 4th and staying at 2 hotels. :-)

Debbie Schroeder

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

Hi Cheryl,

Excellent, glad I could be of help. :)


Saturday 22nd of June 2013

Wish I had known this while I was in Cancun last week but I will definitely file it away for my upcoming trip!

Debbie Schroeder

Saturday 22nd of June 2013

Hi Susan,

I hear you! I had a busy travel month (Sydney, Boston, Anchorage, Toronto, and Ottawa) and stayed at 9 different places. Wish I had shot video.

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