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.
It’s interesting to see quite a lot of people deciding to take part in this, even if they’ve previously been very anti-paid to blog or anti-adverts. I’m looking forward to how the whole thing pans out – whether the amount of advertisers can support the amount of bloggers signing up and whether they’ll want the mixed reviews they may get.
As I said in my original post, I won’t be taking part, but I definitely feel less hostile towards paid reviews than I do PPP entries.
Oooh.. ReviewMe sounds cool and easy. And then you get paid? I shall check it out. 🙂
I’m from despair btw.. take care! 😀
[Comment ID #2040 Will Be Quoted Here]
I know that I’m a bit more hostile with payperpost (as I’ve probably already mentioned) because it’s just TOO easy, and people don’t put forth any kind of… “effort” into making the entries interesting. To me they ALWAYS feel forced, boring, monotone, and then the links.. GOOD DAMN THE LINKS!
Either way if this does end up working out, I definitely won’t let it take over my blog. I don’t like adverts be it in blog or ad form. I just think of this as a once or twice a month deal. I’d hate to lose what little visitors I have, because I only post about reviews.
Interesting… I joined one like that..and I got rejected >_
Interesting…. I joined pay per post, and, I must say that it wasn’t anything I was proud of. It really wasn’t what it was cracked up to be.
I didnot like the overall system with pay per post, they seemed to just allow about just anything to go on about posting. I like ReviewMe. It seem to be something of a nice system. I’m currently using reviewme for another website of mine that is how do we put it ”private” I also do agree with what you are saying about most of the post people make. If you are going to post about something why not make it something readers will enjoy.
I hope it works out for you I was the same way as you with the info.
That reminds me an off-topic part of my comment. Thanks for the comment jordan and I agree even tho to me I didn’t see that we was waring or anything so yeah.
I was also thinking, do you play world of warcraft =] If you do maybe we can play some time ;p
good luck with the review me =]
I hope this is not like when there was Netbux and you had to view banner adverts and got paid. I have seen too many sites go down.
Who owns ReviewMe.com? I did a search and their registration has been privatized. The only info I see is that their host is at rackspace.com
I think for once, I will step back and see how this site goes before I might think of trying it.
Comments are closed.