Wed, 15 November 2006
I came across a new site for bloggers called ReviewMe. It's a site that bloggers can sign up for and get paid for writing reviews. You submit your blog and if you're accepted they email you offers from advertisers to review their site or product for a fee (the fee is determine by your blog traffic). What I like about the idea is they don't require you to write a positive review and they do require that you disclose that you are getting paid to write the review. You can also refuse to review a product if you don't feel like doing the review.
There has been a lot of talk about other sites that paid bloggers to write reviews but don't require them to disclose that they are being paid for the reivew. I like the fact that this site is different.
Advertisers can go to the site and enter tags and get a list of blogs that would be proper for their product. They can also see the cost and pick the site(s) they feel would best hit their target audience.
After I signed up for the service the first review I signed up to do was their own site (ReviewMe). So here is the disclaimer that this review is being paid for by ReviewMe. I think it's a smart idea because it helps spread the word about the site.
I don't have any history beyond looking at the website and signing up to do reviews so I'll let you know how it works out. I also promise to disclose if I'm getting paid to write about something you read or hear from me.
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:53pm PST