Last time we talked about Paid reviews : Good bad or Ugly. This is the time when we should talk about the other side of Paid review. Should we do a review for free or should we do for money.
Paid or free Reviews are totally dependent on the kind of product you are reviewing. There are few aspects which I believe anyone should consider before deciding to do a review for free or paid.
If the product which you have been asked to review is relevant to your niche, don’t be afraid to do a review. If you find the product useful for your reader base and feels that other users are going to get benefited out of this product, grab a sample copy of the product and review it.
Free or Premium
Most of the time when an advertiser will contact you he will tell you about a free version of product but most of the time, they will not tell you about paid version of the product. This is something misleading. When you are asked to do a review of a product, make sure you see if that website has premium version of that software. If yes, don’t be afraid to quote some thing for the review. After all he is not telling you about his product for social service. It’s business for them.
In my case when ever I have been asked to do a review of any web service or product review, I scan that website and product and see if there is any premium version of that software is available or not. If that product seems to be useful and free, I review it for free but in case if the product is materialistic in any form, I always send my quotation for the paid review. One more thing, don’t be ask to send a review copy of product which are reviewing.
What factor do you consider to create a difference between paid and free review?