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10 Amazing Product Tester Jobs

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Have you ever wondered if you could drink beer for a living? Well, you can — and that's just one of many cool jobs on our list. brown54486/iStock/Thinkstock
Have you ever wondered if you could drink beer for a living? Well, you can — and that's just one of many cool jobs on our list. brown54486/iStock/Thinkstock

Product testers, usually hired by marketing firms for companies launching new products, get to evaluate and provide feedback on items before they hit the shelves. The best perk of being a product tester is getting to try out new goods before anyone else and keeping them when you're done. Most firms consider the product itself as payment enough, but some marketing panels may also offer monetary compensation.

Depending on the type of product, you can do testing at home, or a marketing firm may ask you to come to a location and participate in a panel. Most marketing websites and consumer panels try to match you to the demographic to which they're selling, so you'll typically test products that appeal to you. If you're a parent, you might investigate baby items and toys. If you're really into makeup, you might get free lines of makeup to try out. Then you'll fill out a survey, talk to a marketing team or, if you're a social media mogul, post your reviews of the products online. We chose 10 cool product tester jobs we found for you to check out. Keep on reading!

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