3 different ways to make money with product reviews!
Writing reviews on your blog is a great way to earn a nice income online.
A review is simply a blog post in which you are telling your readers what you've found about the reviewed product. It's supposed to be unbiased and complete.
A complete review should portray the PROS and CONS, features and uses of the reviewed product.
It should end with a conclusion influenced by your level of satisfaction and real value of the product.3 ways to earn money with product reviews
There are 3 review types to make money
1/ Sponsored reviews
Here, the company pays you money to write about their product on your blog. If you have a popular blog in your niche, you are going to be approached severally by many different companies.
The danger here is sometimes bloggers run after the money and forget about value. I have personally rejected offers to review gambling products because that's fully off my niche. Such offers often come with very attractive financial backings. But think about your audience first.
In some cases, companies may try to influence the direction of your opinion. Never let that done on your blog.
You should follow the FTC's endoresment guide. It obliges you to reveal information about your reviews to be transparent and be as honest as possible with your readers.
Many companies would want you not to mention the post is being sponsored. They want you to sound natural and uninfluenced. But the FTC requires a clear disclosure statement that you have been paid to promote a product.
2/ Affiliate commisions from reviewed product
Apart from being paid directly by companies to review their products, you can do affiliate product reviews to generate sales and earn commissions.
In this case, no one influences your opinion. But you must be transparent as well and not only rush after the commissions.
While you want your readers to buy so you earn the commissions, you should lay focus on the value they get should they make up their minds to buy based on your recommendation.
3/ Affiliate commissions from a recommeded product.
You may be reviewing a product because you want to recommend another product. You have two competiting products. Do a complete review of the product with less value, showing your readers why they shouldn't buy it.
Then recommend the other product that's of higher value. If you do bring out clear differences and state your opinion, chances are that your readers who were interested in the reviewed product will switch. That way, you earn commissions from purchases of the better product
2 reasons why people make bad reviews
- A huge pay from product creator
- The urge to earn affiliate commission
Result of bad reviews
- Loss of readership
- Loss of trust
- Loss of business
It's sweet to generate income from product reviews. But as recommended by the training here, you should focus on building trust with your audience. That actually will help you make more money with time.
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