I’ve come across another moneymaking opportunity called SponsoredReviews.com. It’s a paid for blogging type of site. What I like about this more so than a few of the others that I’ve come across is that they seem to want honest reviews.
Some of the advertisers on SponsoredReviews are new and are looking for a way to create a buzz about their site, while other advertisers have been around a bit longer but are looking to build backlinks and generate traffic to their sites.
Sign Up and Add Your Blogs
To sign up, go to SponsoredReviews.com create an account. Once you receive your confirmation e-mail you can then begin to add your blogs.
The blog adding process is a little interesting. I have a couple of blogs that I update rather frequently, and I also have ones for which I barely add new posts. Just for grins, I decided to add my most frequently updated blogs plus one that I don’t update at all.
The two frequently updated blogs were approved rather quickly. It took less than 24 hours. The blog that I didn’t update was rejected even quicker than my blogs were approved. I barely clicked the “Submit” button when I received a pop up saying something to the effect that the blog didn’t meet their requirements. No sense in fooling around. If the blog doesn’t meet the requirements, it doesn’t meet the requirements. I admired that quick rejection.
Once you have approved blogs you can search through the various opportunities and select ones that appeal to you and that are a good fit for your blog. The advertisers have a price range for which they are willing to pay. You place a bid and if it’s accepted then you write the post as agreed.
Some advertisers require a link backs while others don’t. Some of course want blogs with Google page ranking while others don’t. The stipulations vary from advertiser to advertiser.
All about the Cash
SponsoredReviews takes their cut right off the top. If you set your rate at $20 for example, Sponsored Reviews takes their percentage and you’ll end up with something like $13.00. So, if you want to make more than $13.00 you’ve got increase your rate accordingly.
I find the earning potential per assignment to be higher at SponsoredReviews than at Pay Per Post, Smorty and PayU2Blog (I mention those because those are ones that I’ve had time to check out). The assignments at SponsoredReviews ranged anywhere from as low as $5 to as high as $500 maximum bid.
The image to the left is a screen clip of a few of the assignment prices from today’s login (click on it for a larger, more readable image). I purposely cropped the advertiser’s names from the image. I didn’t want to violate anyone’s terms or conditions.
I attempted to claim one or two of the assignments, but the positions were already filled. I guess I have to get a better feel for when new assignments are available and the best time to claim them.
SponsoredReviews also has a referral program (as do most paid for blogging sites). The referral payout is not an exorbitant amount but every little bit helps if you’re looking to make money online. You get paid based off of what your referral earns. If your referral earns $50 you get $5, if they earn $200 you get $10, $1,000 you get $25. As you can see, you won’t get rich off of SponsoredReviews’ referrals, but to quote a wise man (my father), “It’s better than a stick in the eye.”
They appear to be a legit operation to me, but I’d love to hear from folks who have used SponsoredReveiws. I’d like to hear your take on them.
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.