Aug 27 2007

Sell Your Own Sponsored Reviews

Bloggers and advertisers alike can benefit in cutting out the middlemen like Payperpost and ReviewMe. It means more money for the blogger and less money for the advertiser.

How I Made 100$ in a Day

Sponsored reviews for BAYB has really slowed down lately and there is no reason for that. Our blog is thriving and growing everyday. Since we aren’t lacking on our end, it must be who’s selling the blog posts for us.

So after browsing the digital point forum like I usually do, I noticed an interesting thread. The title read something like “20$ for a Blog Post”. What was even more interesting was the amount of response it had. Why can’t I do that? Previously my main focus was on sidebar link sales…

Learning from this person I also listed my own thread “Blogposts 25$” That’s fair right? Through Reviewme our price could run from 60-100$. In the thread I listed approximate traffic levels (300 unique visitors+ per day) and basically what kind of review they could expect.

Not only did I get interest and sales for posts on BAYB, but I even sold a review for Fantasy Football N Stuff.

Don’t Overprice

One “fatal” mistake you can make when trying to sell sponsored posts, is pricing yourself out. Just because ReviewMe and Sponsored Reviews “value” your blog at 100$ doesn’t mean you can sell them at that price. Remember you only get about half of that anyways.

I often see many PR0 blogs with low traffic charging 50-100$ a review. What value are you going to give a potential advertiser? No “google juice”, no traffic. At 50-100$ that’s an expensive backlink.

Digital Point may not be the best place if you are a newer blog. Most are either looking for traffic, or some page rank blogs. However there are other possible forums that you can advertiser your blog on. If you don’t know where to start, sell low then gradually increase your price

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    October 12th, 2007 at 7:36 am
  1. Rhys said:

    One thing I would be careful of with this is that there is no seller/buyer protection. Sure, with a blog post, it’s not such a big deal, but I recently sold something on DP Forums and it was from a fraudulent paypal account. So I lost the item (which was a google adwords voucher, no biggie) and the cash.

    August 28th, 2007 at 1:09 am
  2. issa said:

    Thanks for this post! It’s the first time I’ve heard of this way to get paid by blogging. Hmmm.. =)

    August 28th, 2007 at 4:27 am
  3. sitefever said:

    It’s never too early to start charging for reviews. If you’re a new blog with low traffic, charge something like $5. As you mentioned, as long as you price it right, there is no reason why any blog could not charge for their own review.

    August 31st, 2007 at 7:40 am
  4. Missy said:

    Yes, this is a good idea. I might try it and see what kind of response i get, for my vegetarian blog. My blog is new, so it does not have a PR yet, but it is predicted at PR5. I know this has probably been asked a million times, but when is that elusive Google PR coming out? Isn’t it like way overdue, i thought it was suppose to come out sometime in August. Anyone have any idea on what is the latest with that.

    August 31st, 2007 at 8:32 pm
  5. Matt said:

    some people have already reported getting updated, while my blogs havent. There is no real way of knowing unless your PR’s start changing

    August 31st, 2007 at 8:45 pm
  6. BlogOxide said:

    That’s what I just intended to do. In fact I did good with v7n contextual thing on one of my blog but really needed to know what to do with a new blog and found this article here. Thanks!

    September 15th, 2007 at 1:22 am

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