Hey guys, Enkay is finally back after being bogged down with school for the past few days. I still have exams coming up but since I get a little time off I figured I would get the ball rolling. So, most of you are familiar with ReviewMe, Sponsored Reviews and PayPerPost. If you are new to blogging then its important to understand how these services work.
How Do These Work?
The basic idea is that you are “paid” or “sponsored” by an advertiser to write a blog post about their product, service or website. Sometimes you may be required to write only about the benefits but other times you can write a full critique. According to me a full critique is the best way to go for an advertiser because they can find out what they are doing right as well as what they are doing wrong so they can improve upon the negatives.
Are They Worth It?
Paid reviews can be a great source of income for your blog and if you remember they contributed a large part of my income during my first couple months blogging however, over time I realized that reviewing products or services that were not related to the theme of my blog were not a good way to keep readers interested. If you ever decide to sign up for ReviewMe, PayPerPost or SponsoredReviews you need to remember that if you are a start up that it may not be the best idea to talk about unrelated topics.
One of the mistakes I made was to accept reviews that were unrelated to the theme of my blog and even though I received payments for these reviews, I was unable to acquire new readers and that wasn’t helping my blog in the long run. So hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and know that reviewing other blogs or products/services related to blogging are probably what will help you the most as you can connect to your readers and give them something they want to read about.
Hopefully you see that being paid for a review is one thing but using that review to your advantage to gain readers is another. Hopefully you will take my advice and if you guys have any questions or need help just leave me a comment and ill get back to you.
I want to thank everyone who supported me during my 3 days of hiatus from blogging due to school work. Thank you to TheKingKongBlog, Adsense Tracker, Simon, RomanDock & Blogging The Movie. Here is a video that will help you relieve your stress in case you are dealing with work-filled days!