Getting Paid To Review In A Nice Way

Not that you are “reviewing things in a nice way” but its a nice way to get paid to review – ReviewMe. Yesterday evening after mentioning earlier in the week that TLA were getting picked up by Mediawhiz, an email arrives in from TLA alerting me to, mentioning that I had been preapproved for the publisher system.

So what is Reviewme? In effect, another site that allows you to earn revenue from reviewing products. Of course, you’re allowed call products or web services as you see them….

We do not allow advertisers to require a positive review. The vast majority of reviews are measuredly positive, although many do contain constructive criticism. We view this as a bonus: how else can you quickly and cheaply get feedback on a product or service from influencers?

You’re driving traffic to the advertiser’s site, and in return you’re getting a little something for yourself (namely 50% of the revenue for the review).

Now, recently I was approached by another blog network to review X amount of links. I could request X links and be paid $5 per post, my posts having to be written within 48 hours of receiving the links (per link – i.e. 2 links = 4 day, 5 links = 10 days etc). In that situation, I would have to blog about plastic surgery in order to get accepted, but could receive better opportunities if I wanted to blog about dogs. For a group that said they were impressed by my technology and Irish related posts, what the hell would readers want with plastic surgery and dogs?

So you join Reviewme (not an affiliate link) and you’re entering a market place, exactly as TLA (Text Link Ads by the way). Sign up as a publisher or advertiser and if you’re approved you can start earning right away. The site’s interface is pleasant, easy to get around and lays everything on the table for you.

The payout is reasonable as well, I log in and see that on one particular blog, its worth is $40 per post, with $20 coming to me. $20 a post is a sure way better than a fiver a post, and you still get to select what you want. You do of course have to disclose that your post is a paid or sponsored post and you must meet a minimum word count of 200 words, but if you’re used to writing articles and reviews then it shouldn’t be of any problem to you.

So far the categories are plentiful, with Technology blogs and Web Development looking like they’re leading the way which can’t be too bad a thing!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post


  1. Pavlos November 11, 2006 at 12:37 pm

    ReviewMe is a great concept. My blog was pre-approved as well, so I signed-up. I didn’t consider similar solutions in the past because they didn’t allow for honest opinions and they allowed bloggers to mislead their readers.

    I think its awesome how ReviewMe allows for honest reviews and pays. Proof in a way that no publicity is bad publicity!

  2. Ken McGuire November 11, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    It certainly is. I’ve already earned myself $20 for a post, not bad going. Gives you incentive as well to increase links coming into your own site, as well as produce your own content in an effort to drive up your rankings through Alexa, Technorati etc. and thus put you on the upper scale of earnings 🙂

  3. Colleen November 15, 2006 at 7:34 pm

    I’m registered there as well. What are your throughts on Blogitive at ? I’ve be interested in hearing what you think of it. They’re really ramping up now and putting the call our for bloggers. If you’re not registered, use me as a referral –

  4. Ken McGuire November 16, 2006 at 12:29 am

    Colleen, thanks for the offer but it would be a very rare thing for me to use someone as a referral who I don’t know, particularly when the odds are that the person is spamming the blog for financial gain by earning a percentage of everyone they refer. I’ve seen your posts crop up on other blogs too….

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