I know it has been awhile but I just stumbled on a novel idea that I have to share right away. This site called ReviewStream.com offers user reviews on all sorts of topics and businesses. They are all supposed to be from independent contributors and I have no reason to believe otherwise.
What really sets this site apart is how they encourage you to contribute. They offer monetary compensation for qualified reviews. Roughly $2 per review which only takes a few minutes to write. Before paying they simply want to ensure your review uses proper grammar and gives a clear review including your personal opinion.
Anyway, please share your expertise, check out the reviews, and give someone a vote on a review. Contributors receive additional compensation for good ratings from readers. Sounds like something more sites will be doing very soon once this one starts stealing rank especially during a recession.