If you’ve ever wondered what working for the tech press is like or suspect that PR people use bungs to get good coverage, you might find this interesting.
If youâ€™re reviewing something thatâ€™s problematic â€“ perhaps there are clashes with drivers on your computer, or some weird issue youâ€™ve discovered â€“ what happens next? If you spend time tinkering, and calling technical support, and it runs to two days, then youâ€™ve made Â£80 for sixteen hours work. Thatâ€™s not even minimum wage â€“ and thatâ€™s the biggest reason why there are errors with reviews.
You might have 350 words (or 750, for just under Â£200) to explain a product, to get over the idea of what it does, and why it might or might not be worth a look, and you need to get it done fairly swiftly, if youâ€™re actually going to come out ahead, or youâ€™d be better off flipping burgers.