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ReviewMe – Another Paid to Blog Site

Some time ago, back in July of this year I signed up for the pay for blogging site ReviewMe. Similar to Pay Per Post and SponsoredReviews, ReviewMe pays bloggers to review products/websites and write about them on their blogs.

Apparently when I originally signed up, there were no review offers that matched my blog so I never wrote anything for them. Subsequently I’ve received a few email notifications from them advising that there are available “Campaign Offers,” but my plate was too full for me to look into them.

Yesterday I got another such notification so I decided to check it out to see what the offers were all about. Apparently, when I signed up I submitted this blog (No Job for Mom), so the review offers should be in line with this blog’s subject matter (or so I thought).

I signed into my account and found two offers; one offer was for a gambling site and the other for a World of Warcraft gaming site, both offering to pay $5 per review. Hmmm, I don’t think so.

In looking through my inbox, it seems that since I signed up in July, I’ve received five emails from ReviewMe advising of available campaign offers. I don’t know if it’s because my blog is not what they’re looking for or they just don’t have many offers.

If you’re looking to make money through paid blogging, check it out, but from my experience, I wouldn’t expect too much from them.

Has anyone else had much luck with ReviewMe?

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Zoe November 15, 2008, 7:43 am

    I’ve never tried ReviewMe because I heard (perhaps wrongly?) that doing paid reviews on your site interfered with how your site was ranked.
    I thought it sounded interesting though, and would have liked to try it out, but after reading your post I’m glad I didn’t do it!

  • Felicia November 15, 2008, 7:55 am

    Hi Zoe,

    I heard something along those lines that paid blogging can negatively affect your blog’s ranking. I don’t know whether or not that’s true, but it’s sure worth looking into.

    Having that in mind, I usually test my paid blogging opportunities on my “dummy blog,” A Few Cool Products. I was surprised to see that I actually submitted this blog to ReviewMe back in July. Guess I had a brain fart or something.

    Having a dummy blog is a great way to test out all of the various services to see if they positively or negatively affect the blog. The good ones make it to the “real” blog and all of the negative opportunities stay on the dummy blog.

  • Alex November 16, 2008, 3:03 am

    Hi Felicia,

    It’s interesting you’ve got those offers. An advertiser would usually set criteria for a blog that suit his review offer. Now, besides looking for a relevant blog, most serious advertisers would look for blogs with a pr of 4 and above, with a bunch of other variables.
    The gambling, gaming, etc. sites, however, look for cheap ways to add another linkback to their site, less for quality traffic. So they set up the minimum offer price and it gets sent to every blogger who doesn’t limit his price.

    So, I can assume that once you get past pr3, which your homepage currently has, you will be receiving more relevant and higher offers. Although, you domain name, at the first glance, could possibly lead an advertiser to believe that it’s another parenting site, not relevant to his niche. So, update your profile accordingly.


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  • Alex November 16, 2008, 2:44 pm

    Oh, and another thing. I’d like offer my opinion on testing negative/positive effects on a dummy blog that you mentioned in one of your previous comments.

    The “effects” can take a while, even months to occur. That alone is a deterrent for me to use a dummy blog as a benchmark. Moreover, you aren’t always certain that it was your last change that caused the effect or the one before, or was it a sum of the two…
    All of the effects can be found in sources online, because people have been there and done that.. 🙂

    Anyway, am I harassing you with my tech/seo babbling?


    Alexs last blog post..Funny Mars Mission Commercial

  • Felicia November 16, 2008, 2:17 pm

    I’m going to remove this blog from there and add my dummy blog instead. But I believe you’re right Alex.

  • Felicia November 16, 2008, 2:49 pm

    Hi Alex,

    No, you’re not harassing me. As far as the dummy blog goes, it’s a blog that I don’t really care if it does well or not. It’s my playground.

    If the dummy blog disappeared tomorrow, I probably wouldn’t notice. It’s a nice case study, however. It gives me something to do when I’m bored and I’ve annoyed my kids enough where they won’t have anything to do with me 😀

  • Felicia November 17, 2008, 3:00 pm

    Hi John,

    I signed up for linkxl with no luck so far. I’ve had better luck with Text Link Ads.

    Maybe they just don’t like my blog.

  • John Lessnau November 17, 2008, 2:51 pm

    The problem with paid posts is that often you have to write about things you really don’t believe in to make money. Give http://www.linkxl.com a try. You are able to sell links in your regular/normal posts so you don’t need to sell your soul writing PR articles.

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