One of the things you may hope for, when you start a blog you want to make money with, is to get paid to write reviews.
So how do you go about getting those?
There are actually a few simple ways to get you going, and I have tried them and they do work!
They worked both for me and some of my clients I coached from the beginning of their blogging days.
If you don’t have any reviews on your site, no one will offer you to do one, because they won’t know you do reviews! So start reviewing anything you can get your hands on that is in your niche.
If you were starting a blog like this one and wanted to review all the cool premium plugins, start reviewing the free ones! Review every plugin you use on your blog and write your honest opinion about it.
Write detailed reviews with a lot of facts, your experience with it, how it helped you, why you love/hate it.
Don’t limit yourself to text only, do videos as well. Here is little tool I loved and reviewed that sparked an email from a person that paid me to review a product of his (useful tool so check it out):
If you are not in the blogging niche, you can still do this easy. Writing niche – review everything you read, car niche – review cars and car parts of your friends and family and so on. Just pick what ever is available to you and fits your blog.
Tell people you are doing reviews
Write a page about your review service and explain to possible clients how they would benefit from a review you would do.
It could be a video review posted on your YouTube channel with 500 subscribers. Or a post on your blog that gets 500 visitors a day. List all the benefits they would get from you as well as what they can expect and what the price is.
Make sure they understand you are not going to give a 5 star review to a sub-par product. You need to value your credibility and you are not selling positive recommendation (that is what ads are for), you are reviewing a product.
Honesty is the best policy in this case.
Look for opportunities
Go through blogs that deal with similar topics as you are and see what reviews are they doing.
By law, they have to note that the review is paid for or that they received a free copy of the product to review it. So when you see something like that on a post, you can safely assume that the company is open to paying for reviews or giving away free copies of the product.
If there is something you can offer them in return, contact them and ask them if they would like to give you the opportunity to review the product! Tell them what you bring to the table and you are one step closer to doing it.
Sometimes, the hardest part is starting it. Once you get the ball rolling and have a lot of reviews up, they will start coming to you!
To enhance your reviews, I highly recommend the Author hReview plugin (link takes you to my review of the free version of the plugin). It will make your posts stand out both on the blog and in the search engines!