You just sign up. Then you have to review two products that you've tried. Advanced members need to vote you 'in' to the advanced program....it takes 5 votes....and for me it only took a couple days to get 5....so not bad. Then you pick products to test/review. The value of the allowed product depends on your current ranking. $30, $40, $50, $75, anything over $75 is assigned by admins..