The other day I was going through my RSS feeds at my pageflakes.com profile when I read a post that Jem had posted about ReviewMe. Curious about what it was about, I decided to take a look throughout the site to see if it’s similar to the other review-and-get-paid-sites, and was a bit enthused that it was slightly different (and maybe even better.)
First glance on the index page, and there’s not much of a description of Review Me at all. This is most likely because the site is built for both bloggers and advertisers. Since I’m not an advertiser, I obviously chose the ‘bloggers’ section, where I’m presented with four simple steps to getting started.
- Submit your site for inclusion into our ReviewMe publisher network. Begin by creating a free account using the link below.
- If approved, your site will enter our ReviewMe marketplace and clients will purchase reviews from you.
- You decide to accept the review or not.
- You will be paid $20.00 to $200.00 for each completed review that you post on your site.
The signup process was quick and easy. The only quirk I have with the form itself, is that the SSN is viewable, as opposed to being the usual “asterisks,” however the signup form is secure, so I wasn’t too worried about it.
After logging into the account, I’m taken to the the blogger control panel, which allows me to see new message items (eg: Reviews I’ve accepted, and how much time until they expire), what reviews I have waiting for me, as well as the various links to edit your profile, submit reviews and your blog (as well as managing them), you can also view your payments as well. During registration, you do not submit your blog then, so I went ahead and submitted my website, atourworst.org. It was immediately accepted to start receiving reviews.
You’re allowed to add 6 websites to receive reviews (when you’re a blogger.) However, sites may either be rejected or accepted, pending they have meet the qualifications. To be accepted into ReviewMe, a blog must meet a minimum number of citations, subscribers, and traffic.
All in all, so far I do like how everything seems to be set up. I also like that you’re not required, as a blogger, do write positive reviews. Granted, I’m not going to go out of my way to bash, but I like that I’m allowed to essentially write how I feel. I don’t use this review sites as a main source of income, but rather as a way to earn some side money here and there when I feel up to it.
This post is a paid review for ReviewMe. Right now I’m going to have to say that I’m going to stick with it, and see what else turns up, and when the 1st of December rolls around, I’ll see if I’ll get paid $20 for writing this review.
If you’ve already joined up for this site, or if you haven’t, please do share your thoughts on the website or even being paid to review.