They say that one of the easiest ways to monetize your blog is to write sponsored/paid reviews. All you have to do is to register your blog to a sponsored/paid review site and then you can start earning once your blog has been approved. But before you register your blog to any sponsored/paid review sites, you need to know or consider these 3 pointers.
- First, your blog must be 3 months old or older with more than 50 entries or posts. Blogging platform such as blogger/blogspot, myspace.com, xanga.com, livejournal.com, i.ph and vox.com except free blog from wordpress.com are accepted by these sponsored/paid review sites. Having your own domain name is a “must” because you can have more oppurtunities compare to a subdomain. On my experience, I’ve earned 70% more on my own domain rather than my subdomain blog. I don’t know what’s their reasons but most advertisers prefers a blog with own domain to review their products or sites.
- Second, your blog must have a page rank from google. Blogs with 1/10, 2/10, 3/10 google page rank earn less compare to a blog with 4/10 or higher page rank. Why? Because the price of an oppurtunity will depend on your blog’s page rank. You can sit back and relax if you have a 4/10 or higher page rank while those who has lower page rank have to wait on a sponsored/paid review site’s market place. So before you register your blog, make sure it has a higher page rank. How you can achieve this page rank? You can earn points to achieve this google page rank by exchanging links, do some tags or meme, put up a contest linking to your site and posting your url to a forums site.(make sure it’s a “dofollow” link). By the way, google penalize a blogger by giving them a lower or 0/10 page rank once they caught his/her blog has sponsored/paid posts. You can prolong your page rank by putting away any sponsored/paid review sites widget on your blog.(Thanks to ambo for this info). So keep the fire burning before google slaps you!lol!
- Third, Alexa rankings and Technorati Authority. Your blog needs a high alexa ranking. Some sponsored/paid review sites checks your site popularity through alexa. You can generate high alexa ranking by registering your blog to entrecard.com, using SEO and posting relevant comments in a blog post/entry. While you can generate technorati authority by exchanging links, do some tags or meme, put up a contest linking to your site and posting your url to a forums site.(make sure it’s a “dofollow” link).
Once you attained these 3 pointers then your ready to register your blog to any sponsored/paid review sites such as buy blog reviews, Linkworth, payperpost, reviewme, sponsor reviews, smorty, payu2blog, blogsvertise, socialsparks. Here’s a photo of my First Month Income From Sponsored/Paid Reviews. Enjoy blogging!