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Monetize Your Blog with Sponsored Reviews

Posted by Melanie Phung on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 10:05 am

Note: I wrote this post in 2007. The link landscape has changed since then, and am not recommending or nor do I endorse this service.

A while back I had a couple of thoughts about various paid blogging services, including SponsoredReviews.com. From the advertiser’s perspective, I didn’t think SponsoredReviews.com offered anything better than its better-known competitors.

I’d been wanting to try going through the process of writing a paid review for the service to see what kind of experience it provided to the bloggers. I had a choice of either waiting for someone to approach me directly (a la ReviewMe) or bidding on an open project. However, none of my bids were being accepted at what I considered to be a reasonable fee.

Finally, this week a company called My Content Website accepted my bid of $5.00, 35% of which goes directly to SponsoredReviews.com. That’s the lowest net payout possible of any of the services available for this method of monetizing one’s blog.

Plus, because the blogger has only 5 days to finish a review after the bid is accepted, but at the same time doesn’t have any idea when an advertiser will accept the bid, the odds are pretty good that you’ll miss that opportunity (and once you’ve missed the opportunity, you can’t rebid).

If you’re looking to monetize your blog via paid blog posts, I wouldn’t recommend SponsoredReviews.com.

This has been a sponsored post (which is enough to pay about enough to buy a decent cup of coffee).

Update:
By the way, if SponsoredReview.com doesn’t accept your post, check that the URLs and anchor text match the request exactly — the automated system that checks the links is case sensitive!

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