How To Make Money Online By Writing Reviews
Review Writing is a separate field of its own on the internet when it comes to money making scenarios. Reviews have a tremendous ability to influence purchase decisions both online and off. A recent study has shown that 80% of customers read at least 3 reviews online before buying a product. Companies know that fact well, therefore this is where the game begins and where money-making opportunities exist.
For a website, blog or content writer there are a few things to consider with review writing:
- Reviews can be used to create quality content and done correctly are highly desired by internet information seekers. There is never a shortage of products or services to review and people love to hear about products before trying them out.
2) Search engine Friendly: –Reviews are very search engine friendly content. Product Reviews get very high traffic from search engines for mostly all categories from books to cars to software. Everybody makes a google search before shelling out their hard-earned dollars when making purchases. So reviews have a lot of high traffic keywords.
3)The More Products You Review The More Choices Your Readers Have – You are helping People by providing choice and quality information through reviews – maybe it’ll help you go to heaven 😉
4)Be Genuine in your Review. Don’t tell Fairy Tales. Let facts rule.
There are 3 ways to make money out of Reviews
Let a Company Hire you to write a review: – No it’s not a dream, the only requirement for it is that you should be the owner of a High Traffic Blog. When 10,000 People in the world read you daily, what company would not like to get the benefit of having your review be in front of so many readers?
Of course to succeed with this strategy you need to write quality blog articles and have a solid reputation online. People should respect your words.
The second step is to not hesitate to contact Companies relevant to your niche blog with an email about writing a paid review for them. Your Email should have your Google Analytics stats proving why you are the right person for the job. The Fact is companies love to get good reviews about their products because reviews on the web are a cheap advertisement alternative and are far longer lasting than most traditional forms of advertising.
Companies shell out lot of money in promotions and this is one important method they often utilize. Let the company measure your influence on the web through your google analytics and some may come sprinting to your door.
Affiliate Marketing – Writing Reviews can make you lot of money just with an affiliate link for the product included as part of the review. Affiliate marketing works great with review writing. When you inform people about why a product is useful, why would they hesitate to make a purchase if it benefits them?
Remember reviews are quality content. Making money with other methods can create income, but reviews come back to you again like a boomerang in the form of search engines traffic looking for product reviews.
And again always be honest and trustworthy with your reviews. Your reputation is important and people are counting on you to provide a quality review.
Tying In Review Writing To The Big Picture Of Creating A Successful Blog
The Internet is a space full of freebies to download, you can even download money if you know where to look for it (the last part was a joke – if you could download money for free I would’ve found it already). So, In a land full of Freebies how do you make your blog profitable?
The most important thing to remember with search engines is that their primary goal is to make themselves the number one most used search engine, a spot currently held by Google. This allows the search engine company to charge a premium to its advertisers and other corporate sponsors and as a result, creates the largest profits for its shareholders.
The primary strategy used to do this is to create an experience in which you and I, the search engine users, want to use their product, the search engine. So, every time we use the search engine we discover high-quality results that were very close to the kind of results we were looking for with no crappy results or spammy links in the mix. This leads to the first principle of blog creation for SEO:
1.Worthy Ones Shall Be Ranked First
So, Create a Blog that’s Worth Being Seen By Millions of Visitors.
The Second Thing, More Traffic = More Money.
That’s A Self – Explanatory Equation
For Creating a Worthy Blog, there is no substitute for Quality Content, Of course, other SEO Tactics have their Role to Play.
The Third Thing – before we Dive into making money- have the patience of Saint, because, in the beginning, it pays to be patient.
Blog just to blog, money and traffic will come if you implement good strategies and tactics, but don’t lose site of your main focus.
- Adsense & Advertising:
It’s Simple. You Have a Blog with a lot of Visitors reading Your posts. It’s now a HotSpot. It has great potential to advertise all sort of things. Now the journey begins.
Advertising is the most popular and usually successful way to make money online for a blog. Now comes the job of getting Advertisers. If you are the owner of a famous blog, advertisers will find you and will email you. Just keep Your contact email on the blog and you can fix a deal with them.
Not So Famous?
Not a Problem.
This is where you use Adsense and other advertising, the best of which are:
now on to…
2)Selling Your Own Services
Have you developed a set of 6-pack abs in a gym? If Yes, start teaching others how to develop them. Everybody has some special inclination towards something in life. Create a Niche Blog about your hobby or skill that you are passionate about.
When readers start to feel that you are an expert in what you are talking about, then they will gradually ask for more from you, you can offer more in the form of services. Services can be in form of consulting or freelance services. A good example of selling services are wellness programs, Skincare Advice Blogs, SEO Expertise, and many other areas which just are waiting for you.
3) Affiliate Marketing
After Adsense, Affiliate marketing is an incredibly versatile way to make money online. It can beat all the ways mentioned if it is done in an intelligent manner. It all starts with choosing the right product or service to sell. Choose products related your Niche blog because your readers know it’s your domain and when it comes to this subject, nobody knows better than you.
Do not choose incredibly expensive products at first unless you understand and are very good at target marketing as they don’t have good conversion rates. Ebooks and courses are the best and most easy to sell. ClickBank, Amazon Associates, and commission junction are excellent affiliate programs. Affiliate Marketing works best when coupled with review writing and Email Marketing. Before choosing a product to sell, do research about it and check whether it is really worth promoting or not because bad advice can ruin your brand name.
4)Write Reviews Revisited
I consider Review writing a very smart way to generate income online.
- Reviews can make great traffic generating content.
- Be sure to Cover pros and cons in your review article
- Easily links with affiliate marketing.
- You will earn money from your review with an affiliate link even after 6 months or a year.
- You can spread your reviews with the help of Email Marketing
5)Make A Book of your Blog and sell it.
Making an Ebook out of your Blog content and selling it right on Your Niche Blog with an attractive squeeze page is one thing happening a lot on the internet these Days.
Start By Understanding Your readers, read their comments and get feedback about what readers are asking for.
- It helps to choose the right theme and style to use for your Ebook.
- Publish a lot of free quality content on your blog, which will generate interest from readers and establish your credibility and expertise. Your readers should know that you are an expert in what you are talking about. This also sets the stage for the sale of your ebook. It makes people wonder if your free content has such good quality, then how beneficial is your e-book going to be.
Email marketing is a very powerful tool for making money online. I often say that email marketing is the king of online sales. Your single email with an affiliate link to your subscriber list, depending on the size of your list and its responsiveness can generate from $100s to $1000’s, or more, all from a single e-mail.
It’s a really a magic wand. Readers need a very good reason to subscribe to your e-mail list, as sadly many e-mail lists have become just places to put offers in front of people rather than high-quality resources that a reader wants to be a part of. There are a few lists that I am a member of that I regularly check out the product recommendations mentioned. The reason is that the people recommending them use the products themselves, are very successful marketers and have provided a great deal of value to me by being on their list.
Offer a useful guide, or course, something that helps them solve a pain point, often referred to as a lead magnet and never ever spam or mistreat people on your list.
Before Discussing it, Let’s start with an Example – TutsPlus. Just look at this site and you’ll understand why tutorials can generate revenue. Tutorials like reviews are another thing that make quality content. Providing information is the most basic thing on which internet stands. For making Money out of tutorials, make a membership site with your WordPress blog, which can be easily done with the help of Plugins. Start by teaching the first Module for free in in each section, then put the rest in a Premium section. Make very vivid tutorials by using video tutorials, images and possibly a podcast. You can also sell them by making eBooks of them.
8) Membership/Premium Content
Membership Blogs are another emerging trend over the net these days. If you are producing a lot of quality content and don’t want to give it away for free, a Membership/Premium Site is a way to go. A WordPress blog can easily be converted to a membership site. Start by posting Quality Free content. It will serve as the “lead magnet” for your Membership site. When readers start asking for more out of you, you can present it in the form of Premium content with restricted access. Readers don’t hesitate to pay if it’s helping them in some way. Make this a part of your Sales Strategy. You can collect money with the help of Paypal in the initial phase. Later on you can install your own payment gateway system.
9)Sell Your Blog
Last but not least. Sell your Blog. Selling your blog makes a one-time large cash payment.
What things determine the price of the blog?
Google ranking, your monthly traffic count, the popularity of your brand name over the internet, your email funnel and of course how much it makes every month. There are lot of websites where you can make it available for sale. One popular site is flippa.com. So when starting a blog, it’s often advisable not to attach your personal name to it unless you are building yourself as the brand. Because later on if you wish to sell it, it’s much easier to sell a non-person centered domain name.
- Affiliate Marketing Tips
Affiliate Marketing is a very well-known way of making money online but poorly utilized to its full strength. It’s one strategy which can surpass all others whether its adsense or selling products if presented to your Visitors in a intelligent way.
First, let’s discuss What is not a smart way to do affiliate marketing.
- Picking up any random Product from any Popular site like Amazon and expecting it to sell
The Three Most Successful Affiliate Marketing Strategies are as follows:
- Affiliate Marketing through Advertising Banners.-the most popular one
- Review Writing about a product and Placing An Affiliate link at the end
- Email Marketing with an Affiliate Link.
A Few Tips that can do miracles with Affiliate Marketing
1)Sell Relevant Products: -Affiliate Marketing Works best in Niches so consider Niche blogs. Your Readers know you well consider you an expert in that subject, so if you are recommending it, it must be worth checking out. What not to do – Do not try to sell Playboy Magazine in your self-improvement Blog.
2)Choose Products Wisely:-Before You start promoting a product, take your time and do your homework about that product. How high a conversion rate your affiliate link has is proportional to how worthwhile the product is and how good the advertising is. Choosing the right product to sell is the most important first step. Again, Do research about it. Read reviews and learn what others are saying about it.
3) Avoid selling products you have never used or would never use. Try to sell those products in which you have confidence. It makes a lot of difference in sales. It’s easier to sell a good product.
4)How to choose a good selling product? Start with Google and look for new and bestsellers. Promoting new products always attract more bees as if they were made of honey. People like to try things they haven’t tried before.
5)Browse through click bank MarketPlace:-For me it has been a great place to look for affiliate Products. Each Product has stats like average sales and the commission it gives.
6)Clickbank vs Amazon Associates: –ClickBank gives you higher commissions in sales which go from 50% to 75% while Amazon barely goes above 15% in commission. Naturally more commission is more money.
7)Write Reviews: It’s always easy to put an affiliate link in a review of a product. Praise it and promote it and sell it, but be honest about it.
8) Always put catchy Images and Advertising Banners if you’re trying to make sales through Adsense.
9)Make a post, then search for an Affiliate link about it and just glue the two things together. This is another way to create Sales.
10)Look at how others are doing it. Inspiration is Vital like Respiration.
11)Look through related Forums about what’s making sales on web. Then Go for it.
So, there you have it a mini-treatise on writing reviews to generate revenue and how this ties into other online income producing strategies.
Let me know your thoughts…
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