By Patti Hale
Since many people search for reviews about products before they buy, a site filled with reviews can attract a lot of traffic. Advertisers feel they can sell more products from a good review and they are wiling to pay to have a review on a site where it is likely to get traffic–(read not a new blog without any traffic or Page Rank )
Review for Pay Sites are websites that either hook you up with advertisers wanting to have their product reviewed on your site or sites where you do reviews of products on their website and share in the revenue of the site.
For a short time when I was writing for Squiddo, I applied to several of these companies and got turned down. Most of the rejections that I make note of in my descriptions were because the review page was not old enough and the others were because I was on Squiddo which they didn’t think qualified as a “real” self hosted site.
If you’re interested in doing this type of work, I recommend setting up a site now and letting it “age” a little while before applying. Most of the review for pay sites require your blog be at least 2 -3 months old before being accepted.
I would also recommend reviewing products you are able to give an honest favorable review for since 1) you are risking your online credibility by recommending shoddy products and 2) advertisers will very likely only want to pay for favorable reviews–although many of the sites say that’s not the case.
Regardless, there is now a requirement to reveal any monetary relationship you might have with the advertiser.
In my opinion, there is a place for good honest reviews. I know I look at reviews before I buy. However, I am also very selective about which sites I take advice from. Therein lies the balancing act writers getting paid for reviews must manage or else risk losing readers.
But if you’re up for it, here’s the list:
Review for Pay Sites
Best 5 of Everything
Writers make top 5 lists in any subject and receive a share of advertising revenue
This is a Revenue sharing site. You o not have to have a blog but approval is not immediate. PR 4 gives good back links.
This statement from Bloggetizer pretty well sums up why I didn’t have any blogs approved: “If your blog is new, isn’t indexed, has a Google Page Rank less than 3, has little or no content, or banned from search engines, there probably aren’t going to be too many people interested in advertising on it.”
Pay based on Page rank of blog. Blog must be approved.
Blog must be approved. Mine was not.
Must have site approved. Must provide three links in your blog to advertiser and mention them in 100 words or more, no review required. Advertisers assigned.
Buy Blog Reviews
BBR allows you to write reviews about other websites and get paid for it. Site must be approved.
You earn on this review site whenever another member reads and rates your reviews.
Write at least 7 articles per week and get paid $225 a month. However, your blog has to get 50k+ page views/month (measured by Google analytics).
Another review site. They have a huge choice of products that you can earn money writing reviews about. Each review has to be at least 20 words. Revenue sharing
In Blog Ads
Write only the reviews you want on your pre-approved blog
Link From Blog
Earn with your blog, write legitimate reviews, survey or opinions of advertisers products and services. You can also earn money by referring other bloggers to the site. Blog must be approved.
Registered for LinkWorth. Was turned down because Squiddo (the site where I was applied from) did not count
“LinkWorth is one of the web’s largest and most innovative marketing portals . Our products consist of text link ads, paid blog reviews, in-text links, in-content pay-per-click ads, rotating text ads, hosted content pages, article submission, directory submission and many more.”
Add your blog or blogs for review, view Advertiser’s “Live Campaigns”, select to Blog about Campaign Releases that match your interests. Get paid every 30 days! $5-$15 per post NEED 2 MONTH OLD BLOG
Pay Per Post
1. Register Your Blog
2. Evaluate and Respond to Leads
3. Write Posts and Get Paid
Blog Must be approved.
Have to submit blog and get it okay’d. $5 per post
This site actually did contact me after a month or two but when I saw the email, I thought it was spam and eliminated it, lol!
Pay u 2 blog
Connects writers with advertisers who have products to review
Rate It All
It’s a cross between a social networking site and review site that you get paid 50% of revenue. No blog needed.
Real Media Group
They need freelance article writers and product reviewers. Pay $3,$4 & $5 per article.
Write reviews on their website and get paid by Clickbank ID that stays on for 30 days. After you make a referral, you will earn a commission if the customer purchases any product from that site up to 60 days later.
Get paid from $20 to $200 for reviews on your approved blog.
A review site, this site lets you earn by letting you place Amazon affiliate links and Google Adsense on your reviews.
Pays $1.50 for reviews. You do not have to have your own blog
Get share of revenue for reviews you write
10% of revenue sharing. You write reviews or summaries about previously published stuff. You can also earn extra money by referring other writers to Shvoong. No blog necessary.
Place ads on your blog, blogs must be approved.
List your blog and advertisers will come to you then you have option to accept or decline. Search for advertisers and bid on jobs. Must have blog that is at least 3 months old with at least 10 posts. Blog must be indexed by Google and major search engines. You get paid for honest reviews online on an advertiser’s products and services. You will get paid $5 and up for each blog. There are many reviews for you to choose from to write about.
This one is little different. You don’t write the content, but the advertisers or sponsors do. Sponsors write a guest post about whatever they want, you publish it on your blog and get paid. Must have blog approved.
Write full consumer product category reviews
Write articles & blog reviews
Suggest & write for new categories (and earn up to $300 per category!
Competitive Pay Rates
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Automatic Payments 2X A Month
No Professional Experience Required
Write for our freelance writer’s program (outside of Star Reviews)
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