Here at ShoutMeLoud, I have talked about various methods one can use to earn money from his blog. Today I will be talking about SponSored reviews which is another lucrative method for you to make huge income. Typically when you use an Ad network like AdSense, Chitika or any other, you need to wait a long time to get paid. More over, you will be getting few cents for click and payment comes after a long time. On the other hand Sponsored review will help you to make more money in single shot. Before I share more details about Sponsored reviews, I have listed down some of the best make money blogging articles which you should read:
What is Sponsored review or Sponsored post?
Most of the time you review different products related to your niche on your blog and you don’t make any money out of it. In sponsored review you typically review a product related to your niche and get paid for it. Typically either you reach out to potential advertiser who might be interested in buying a sponsored review on your blog or advertiser directly contact you for sponsored post. There are many pros and cons of sponsored posts and if you do things ethical way, you will end up making huge with these posts. Here I will outline various tips and tricks for you to get sponsored articles.
In 2014 Sponsored posts are being replaced by native advertising where you blend ads in a way it looks like part of the content. Well I will not talk much about native advertising here as it’s a separate topic all together to discus. For now, lets look at the methods which you can to get sponsored reviews for your blog.
How to get sponsored reviews and make money?
The most important advice which I would give you here is to have a well designed blog with targeted audience. This way you can earn huge with single paid post. If you still have a blog with cluttered design, spend next few hours giving a professional look to your blog. Make sure you have a logo and your sidebar have important elements like subscription box, Facebook like box, recent posts and other which reflects your blog personality. Once you are done with it, it’s time for you to work on following:
Have an advertisement page and..:
Advertisement page or media-kit is one major way to get sponsored reviews. Create an effective media-kit which shows what your blog is all about and what your advertiser can expect out of it. Apart from giving options for display ads also offer option for sponsored review. A Sponsored review pricing is usually more than your native ads. Here are few articles which you can read to learn about advertisement page:
- What is a Media-kit and what you should know about it?
- 15 stunning example of Media-kit for your inspiration
Reach out to potential advertisers:
This method is exactly same as finding the direct advertisement but in this case your proposal would be for sponsored review. Make sure you reach out to only those product owner which have good reviews. After all you don’t want to endorse a bad product and lose your reader trust. You can also ask a review copy of the product/service to try out and come up with an honest review. Here is a grey line with Sponsored post which you should manage carefully. Many time you just have to spread the news about the service/product and don’t necessarily try it. In such cases make sure you don’t mention that you are using this service or now using.
Point to remember:
- Pick only trusted product/brand/service for sponsored post.
- If the product is crappy after trying it, say no and deny the offer.
- Add a disclaimer in the post saying “This post is sponsored by $Brandname”
By Writing 2-3 sponsored review, you can easily make $100-$500. Do remember always target advertiser who are related to your niche. Else you might lose the trust of your readers.
You can join Izea network to get sponsored post for your blog and also for your social-media profile. While signing up make sure to chose brand as an option if you are using your blog to advertise.
What’s your experience with Sponsored review so far? How much money you have made and do you know of any good Sponsored review ad network?