Ciao Review – Get paid for Your Opinion.

Ciao Review (2017)

Business Name: Ciao

Year Founded: 1999

Owned By: Microsoft


Starter Membership Price: $0 (Sign Up)

Personal Rating: 8.5 out of 10

About: Ciao has a large community with millions of members that review and rate millions of products and services online, primarily for the benefit of other users and consumers. In addition Ciao members rate the quality of the reviews by a scale ranging from “off-topic” to “exceptional” and the author gets paid according to the views and ratings they receive for their review. There are also bonus programs like the Premium Fund.

ComScore states that in 2013 Ciao had about 28 million unique visitors per month just in Europe. They have since expanded in the US market and the number of users are rising each year.

Why Choose Ciao?

This company has been on the scene since 1999 and have been developing very well over the years, they even got the attention of Microsoft that bought Ciao in 2008 and has owned it since.

You will definitely not feel overwhelmed here in any way since there is no major demand either than writing reviews and rating others for writing theirs.

If you like engaging socially there is an opportunity to do so through the private messaging system.

  • Free to sign up. no risk involved and no payments.
  • Basic training is available.
  • Community support from members.
  • No previous experience is needed.
  • Many extra ways of earning bonus payouts by writing top quality reviews.
  • A simply laid out Help Centre.
  • Top of the range secure hosting platform and support.
  • Access to hundreds of thousands of reviews and products.
  • A good spam free policy and regulations to keep out the riffraff.



Who can partake?

  • Anyone who wants to earn extra income online.
  • Retired and Elderly.
  • College and University Students.
  • ‘Stay at home’ Moms and Dads.
  • Ambitious young people with adult supervision.
  • Those interested in writing reviews on products and benefiting from it.


The Premium Fund

Extra rewards are paid to authors who write high quality reviews, that make it easy for buyers to make a decision. This is calculated by an automated algorithm Ciao does not reveal to the public, this is in the interest to prevent abuse and bias.

Every month Ciao gives away approximately £1500 to these writers.

Personally, I am not a prolific writer but have managed to receive £5 for one of my reviews recently. This verifies that the Premium Fund works.

Obviously the more reviews you write the higher the chance more of them will be selected and you will make more than £5 every month but this is where quality counts, not quantity. If you write 20 decent reviews per month and they all selected this could turn into £100 per month. You do a proper job the first time then earn passive income from your reviews that are helping buyers make better choices. Is this something you think you can do?


How crediting works

Ciao is financed by Merchants Partners and Advertising Clients thus some products and categories are of higher financial importance to Ciao than others. The more money Ciao makes from its clients the more it can give back to it’s community.

There are three different levels of payments for positive review ratings.

  • The One Pound sign products will yield 0.5 pence
  • The Two Pound sign products will yield 1 pence
  • The Three Pound sign products will yield 2 pennies

You will discover ways to earn bonus payment. For example, if you the first person to write a review on a certain category, service or product you will get paid double for your review ratings from Ciao community members.

If you write good quality reviews (part-time or full-time) you can earn a really good income.

The Affiliate Program

Ciao will pay you 50 pence for every relative, friend or acquaintance you introduce to Ciao, provided that they write at least one review on a product or service. Additionally you will receive the equivalent of 50{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911} of his/her earnings for he first six months.

If you really want to benefit more out of this opportunity try and invite good writers as they will write quality reviews, get paid and you will get 50{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911}.

You will receive your own unique referral link to share on social media or with your email lists. If you have a website there are banners you can set us as well.

You can invite anyone directly from Ciao also through their convenient “invite a friend” function.

A Ciao membership is FREE and to be part of the affiliate program is also 100{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911} FREE!

If you have a Ciao account you automatically qualify to be an affiliate – SIGN UP HERE



Ciao UK is mainly suited for United Kingdom based residents but you can use a third party creditor such as Payoneer to request funds when making withdraws if you don’t live in the UK.

Overall Evaluation & Conclusion 

Can only give Ciao a round of applause for their professional conduct since I have been with this company.

There are some great community members on Ciao who are willing to help you succeed.

Please feel free to comment bellow if you have questions, concerns or any feedback. I will be happy to assist in any way possible 😉

Best regards,



  1. Mark Baker

    Hi Kamil,

    Interesting read as I had never heard of them even though they have been around for a long time. Do you have an idea of what the average member earns per month and whether there are many that earn a full time living there?


    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Mark

      I recently joined as a friend of mine has been doing it for a while. It really depends on how many reviews you write and how they get rated by the Ciao community. At the beginning you might not earn so much because it may take you some time to accumulate top quality reviews on your account but once you have 20, 50, 100 really good ones it seems you can earn a decent income.
      The premium fund is really exciting because you never know how many of your reviews will be selected. When your reviews are rated as “exceptional” then your review will be nominated for the premium fund draw. In my first month I managed to earn £5 for one of my reviews, considering I’m not a professional writer this is quite exciting 🙂

      Best regards,

  2. Arooj

    I wonder is it available here in Asia? I am from Pakistan.

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Arooj

      You can use Ciao in any part of the world and if you want to withdraw the funds you have earned for your reviews you can use a site like Payoneer (they charge 2{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911} for UK transactions).



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