Nov 15 2007

Sponsored Reviews Launches Affiliate Program

One thing Sponsored Reviews was lacking was an affiliate program. Problem solved!

Blogger Referral

The blogger referral is kind of low. At only 5$ per blogger, the incentive isn’t very high to actively promote your affiliate link. Earning the 5$ plus a small percent of what the blogger makes each post would definitely be more enticing. Especially if you could manage to refer an active blogger.

When you refer a blogger you get paid once the blogger once they get a blog approved.

Advertiser Referral

advertiser-referral.JPGAs usual, the money is in referring advertisers. Sponsored Reviews claim you can earn up to 175$ per advertiser. The payouts are based on money spent by the advertiser.

The average advertiser spends “several hundred dollars” so you “should” get at least 25$ per each advertiser you refer. Of course, theres that strong chance that you get nothing.

Your referral payouts will be made once per month. The cookies set for your affiliate link is 180 days so that’s a great plus to the system.

Are you already a Sponsored Reviews member? If so, are you going to use their affiliate program? If you aren’t a member, are you going to join now?

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17 Comments on this post


  1. JC Carvill said:

    I am glad to see that companies are more willing to give up more money for us to do work for them. Thanks for this post!

    November 15th, 2007 at 1:49 pm
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    no problem, are you already a sponsored reviews member?

    November 15th, 2007 at 2:29 pm
  3. Mark said:

    I’m a SR reviewer. Have been since May, I think it was. You can make good money if the advertisers find you. I agree, $5 isn’t much, but it’s a start. :)

    November 15th, 2007 at 10:20 pm
  4. Dennis Edell said:

    I agree with Mark, a start is a start. I’ll probably sin up and promote; I just won’t go too far outa my way until I see some start to come in.

    Where on the site did you see the program announcement?

    November 16th, 2007 at 5:26 am
  5. Matthew Henrickson said:

    when you log in its on their announcements.

    make sure to click my link to sign up :) its appreciated

    November 16th, 2007 at 11:00 am
  6. James (SponsoredReviews) said:

    Hello Matthew,

    There is a chance that we will increase our payout for bloggers in the future (or add a percentage based on earnings), but as it stands there is no shortage of bloggers signing up, so it isn’t our top priority.

    As for advertisers however, the average advertiser spends over $200 so there is a good chance to earn some decent money there. There are also a lot of advertisers that spend over $1,000 and $10,000.

    Thanks for checking it out!

    November 16th, 2007 at 11:15 am
  7. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Thanks James for stopping by. However by giving more incentive for recruiting bloggers, we are more likely to display the affiliate link, that attracts BOTH bloggers and advertisers. For 5$ per blogger sign-up, and the off chance of recruiting an advertiser, it’s not worth it for most of us.

    For the average blogger, we aren’t going to refer many advertisers.

    November 16th, 2007 at 12:15 pm
  8. James (SponsoredReviews) said:

    Thank you for the feedback Matthew,

    What payout would you suggest that would encourage you specifically to place the banner on your site?


    November 16th, 2007 at 12:25 pm
  9. Matthew Henrickson said:


    Well I wouldnt place the banner, but Id definitely be interested in promoting it more, through RSS Feed etc. I currently promote Text Link Ads a lot due to the payout of 25$.

    What I was thinking was along with the 5$ affiliate referral, you would also get a % of the bloggers future earnings. Maybe 1-5%?

    I’ve earned a total of 219$ to date. If someone referred me at the beginning (with 5% incentive) they would of earned a little more than 10$. Sponsored Reviews would still be earning that 30% per post, and it gives bloggers more reason to promote the sponsored reviews service.

    November 16th, 2007 at 12:36 pm
  10. James (SponsoredReviews) said:

    Thank you Matthew,

    We were considering a percentage and will take your feedback into consideration.

    5% may be a bit high considering our total profit margin which is closer to 10% after transaction fees, server costs, employee costs (support, programming etc), bulk discounts to advertisers (up to 15%) etc..

    Thanks again,

    November 16th, 2007 at 12:45 pm
  11. Matthew Henrickson said:

    true that may be a little high, something is better than nothing though :)

    thanks for the response

    November 16th, 2007 at 1:47 pm
  12. Dennis Edell said:

    All signed up, thanks!

    November 18th, 2007 at 12:37 pm
  13. Matthew Henrickson said:

    thanks for signing up, two referrals

    November 18th, 2007 at 12:49 pm
  14. Dennis Edell said:

    I signed up 2 referrals?

    November 18th, 2007 at 12:55 pm
  15. Matthew Henrickson said:

    lol no, you signing up gave me my second referral. thank you

    November 18th, 2007 at 5:23 pm
  16. Dennis Edell said:

    I couldn’t find the 2nd post you did on this, so I’m leaving this here.

    Well it works! I did ONE post on it, when I read yours back in November, and just received a $55 dollar payment.

    Don’t ask me how LOL.

    December 18th, 2007 at 5:15 pm
  17. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Wow Dennis congrats, we just got a 20$ payment ourselves.

    Heres my second post on it:

    Im sure your earnings will subside a bit, unfortunately

    December 18th, 2007 at 5:46 pm


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