Now, many advertisers will try to suggest that you do a review of their product for free. Also, sometimes if you don’t want to say a lot of good things about a product that you’re being paid to review, you may want to turn it down and just do a “free” review instead.
Here are a couple things to remember when doing reviews: Free and paid.
Things To Remember When Doing Free And Paid Reviews
Is This Related?
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 you feel that other users are going to get benefit out of this product, grab a sample copy of the product and review it.
Also, if you feel that there’s a product out there in the market that you think is worthwhile, you can just go out and do a review; don’t wait for an advertiser to come to you.
Note: You can also see if the company has an affiliate program that you can join.
Is This Product Free Or Paid?
Sometimes an advertiser will contact you and tell you about a free version of a product.
Whenever you are asked to do a review of a product, make sure you check to see if there’s a paid version of the product. If yes, don’t be afraid to ask for money to do the review. After all, you will be generating business for them.
In my case, whenever I get asked to do a review of any web service or product, I always check to see if there’s a premium version of the product. But if there’s only a free version, and that product seems useful, I’ll review it for free.
Paid Reviews vs. Free Reviews
Doing reviews will increase your authority and trust in your niche regardless of whether or not they’re paid or free.
But as a general rule, people come to you because they trust you, not because you’re trying to sell them things. Whenever you’re doing any review, make sure it’s honest and accurately reflects what you really think about the product.
So let me know: What factors do you consider when choosing to do a review? When do you ask the advertiser for money? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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