I write a lot of product reviews here on my site. It’s not all I do, but there are tens of thousands of products in the make money online niche and people are interested in knowing if they’re any good before they spend their money on them. I don’t blame them; most of the products in this niche are scams of some sort, or they’re selling rehashed information that might have worked ten years ago but won’t help you make money now.
I go to a lot of trouble to make sure that my product reviews are accurate, and I rarely review a product for which I don’t have access to it. I want to see what it’s about before I tell my readers what they might be getting into. My traffic stats show that it’s the reviews that bring most of the visitors to my site. Funny thing though – my email suggests that a lot of these people aren’t reading the reviews at all.
This is my second blog post about product reviews in the past two weeks and it’s part helpful information and part rant. I’ve written before about how creating a blog that features product reviews as a prominent part of your content can be a great way to draw visitors to your site as well as a great way to make money online. You write about products that people are interested in buying, you review them honestly, and your visitors can decide if they want to buy them or not.
It’s possible to make money from reviews of products that you like as well as products that you think are terrible. If you like it and think it will benefit your visitors, then by all means, provide a link that will make it easy for them to buy it. If you don’t like it, and let’s be honest – not all products are great, then you can provide your visitors with a link to an alternative product that will help them. You can say something like “I don’t think this product is all that helpful, but if you’re interested in a similar product, you might want to try this one.” This system works great most of the time, but sometimes, even honesty can get you in hot water.
If you’re looking for a good entry point into making money online, one great way to do it is to write product reviews. Consumers love product reviews; they like to read about a product before they buy. If you shop at Amazon regularly, you probably check out the reviews before you buy. Sites such as Yelp or Trip Advisor get a ton of traffic because people are interested in seeing what other people have to say about something they’re thinking about buying.
Product reviews offer a terrific way to make money in just about any niche. You can write product reviews about just about anything, pointing out the pros and cons of any product. If you like the product, you can recommend that the visitor buy it. You can also, for their convenience, provide an affiliate link that will take them to some merchant who will sell it to them, and you’ll get a commission out of that. What if you don’t like it? Then you should explain why you don’t like it and then offer them an alternative that you like better, along with a link to buy that product instead.
The content here at Workonlinefromhome primarily consists of two things – helpful articles about how to set up and maintain your online business in affiliate marketing, and product reviews. The reason for writing the “how to” articles should be obvious; it’s a way to help people learn how to do things. The reason I write product reviews is a bit more complex.
I write product reviews for several reasons. There are tens of thousands of products out there that promise, for a price, to either make money for you or to help you make money easier or more quickly. A few of those products work, but most of them do nothing. While it is possible to make money online, you’re going to get quickly discouraged if you jump in as a newbie and spend a lot of money on junk products or scams, when you could be putting your time and money into something that will do a better job of helping you. Part of what I do is to help you find the products that will help you, so the product reviews, good and bad, work towards that goal.
A lot of people who would like to make money online are afraid, for whatever reason, of getting involved in search engine optimization, or SEO. I’ve written before about SEO basics, and I’ve never found it to be particularly difficult to attract traffic based on search engine optimization alone. Still, a lot of people are scared of it and they’d rather find some way of making money online that doesn’t involve spending a lot of time tweaking a Website.
That’s fine; we all have to work within our own comfort zone, and if you’re not comfortable with SEO, then you need to find another way to get traffic to your Website without the benefit of optimized pages. I came across a method recently that has been proven to work with time and I’ve used variations of it over the years and I can attest to the fact that it will work. It isn’t even all that difficult to do, but you will spend a bit of time doing some off-site work in order to get the visitors to come to your site so that they’ll buy your products and allow you to make money.
It’s easy to make money with product reviews, or at least, that’s how the story goes. There’s no shortage of reviews of anything on the Internet, and sites like Yelp or Trip Advisor make it pretty clear that the public not only enjoys writing reviews of things, but they also enjoy reading them. As a result, many Websites exist only to provide the public with reviews of things so that they can make informed choices about whatever it is they might wish to buy.
You can make money writing product reviews on your own Website, too. That’s sort of a fundamental part of affiliate marketing – you find some topic you care about, find some related product that you think might be of interest to your readers, and talk about that product in a flattering way in order to persuade them to buy it. Then, if they do elect to purchase the product, you can earn a commission from it. That’s sort of Affiliate Marketing 101 and if whether you’re directly reviewing a product or simply writing favorably about it, you are, in essence, reviewing the product for the public’s consideration.