From where to shop and eat, to where the best places to live or work are, most people will freely share their ideas about these things with others. This can also translate to what the best products and services are out there and people talk about them with their friends and families via word-of-mouth. It’s what drives the market in many cases. This is called “reviewing” and it’s a popular way that many are cashing in via online blogs.
Blogging, which actually had its start in 1995 but has gained more popularity in recent years, is a way for people to spread the word about their opinions and first-hand reviews on things. Blogs are everywhere, thanks to the free services like WordPress.com and Google’s blogger.com that allow anyone to build a blog in a matter of minutes from any computer. A blog is essentially an online journal where you can share a lot of opinions and reviews of things daily and this Just Add Sweat guide will show you exactly how to get yours set up.
If you love sharing your opinions and reviews about different things, then you have the skills needed to build a review blog and start earning money for your reviews. How? Companies know that consumer reviews are a powerful marketing tool to get the word out about their products and services.
Many are willing to pay big bucks to people who are willing to review their offerings. There are paid surveys that companies send out to carefully targeted consumers. They can offer anywhere from $1 to $10 or more per review and are mostly sent out via email to people who sign up to do them. Combine this with posting the questions and answers on your blog for more earnings.
There are also research studies and product reviews that may include trying an actual product for a period of time and then writing an honest review. Those can pay between $15-75 for each review and you get to keep the product afterwards.
You can also earn from reviews by selling advertising on your blog and earning commissions from companies who sell the products you review.
I write product reviews on my Moomettesgram’s Musings blog and am partnered with several companies. Eventually, as you become more proficient at writing reviews, individual companies will seek out your talents.
To learn the step-by-step details of how to set up your up your review blog, pick up your copy of the Just Add Sweat Guide to Start a Review Blog. You’ll not only learn the nuts and bolts of how to get started, but how to make money and enjoy your new business.