Make sure you’ve read PART I of my guide to Paid Review sites:
Introduction to Paid Review Sites – Part 1 of Guide to Paid Review Sites
This was supposed to be Part 3. My bad. Part 3 will be my Tips on how to get your blog approved when you sign up to Paid Review sites. Stay tuned for that!
Before I go ahead with the guides on how to accept or bid for Paid Review tasks, let me share with you some tips on how you can get more opportunities for your blog.
Advertisers prefer to offer paid review tasks to bloggers who have their own domains.
Paid posts would look more professional and reliable if it’s on a blog with its own domain.
It’s pretty easy to set up a free Blogger (blogspot) or WordPress blog so there might be people or possible customers who wouldn’t want to read about a certain product or service on a blog with a Blogspot.com or WordPress.com address. There are some companies who create free blogs with Blogspot addresses to spam or get links for their website or blog. If you have your own domain, you would look more reliable as a source of information.
If you’re interested in registering your own domain, I suggest you do so with Moniker. They offer the cheapest domain prices. I’ve got 6 domains registered through them. It might seem kinda complicated to set up your domain with them but I have written a guide on how to do just that over at my other blog – How to Setup Domains in Moniker for Blogger. The guide was specifically written for Blogger users, but the setup process is pretty much the same with other sites.
Don’t be too demanding.
If your blog is not that popular, don’t set your paid post price too high. My lowest paid post rate is $5.00 for a 100-word blog post. I’m pretty okay with this since writing paid posts also helps me keep my blog updated for my Adgitize earnings. I just make sure my posts are all interesting and not just some random blog post for the sake of completing my requirement. But, hey, it’s all up to you what you want to do with your paid posts.
Now, if the advertiser is offering you a very low rate compared to the amount you usually get per post, especially when they have a lot of requirements with text links or contents, then, by all means, demand for a higher rate. I’ve done this a couple of times already and the advertisers were all willing to accept my request for higher rate.
If you’re already making money through Linkbucks like me, then, you have to make sure that you add an exception on your Linkbucks script to prevent the advertiser’s website to open with Linkbucks ads with it. Why? Because most Paid Review sites are very strict with how the advertiser’s website is linked to your blog.For instance, Blogsvertise. I got a couple of posts that were declined before because the advertiser’s text links on my blog were automatically converted to Linkbucks links.To add an exception to your Linkbucks script, follow my guide:
Be creative with how you use the text links required of you.
You can simply talk about something that happened to you or a friend, something you saw on TV or in a movie, or even like a random rant so you can insert the text links. It’s pretty tricky so you really need to think about how you would incorporate that text link to your blog post without compromising your blog’s quality and your readership.
Make sure you follow the link requirements.
If the advertiser requires you to insert 3 text links, then, you have to follow them. No exceptions. If they want a REVIEW, write an actual review and don’t just insert the required text link (I’m guilty of this LOL).
This is why I love this certain paid post site (I had to remove the name). They only require you to post 1 text link on your Paid Posts. Thus, it makes the whole Paid Post thing easier for you. However, the opportunities are automatically approved and you are required to complete all of them so inserting those text links on your posts can really be tricky. Hehehe. But, still, I love them!
Your paid posts should remain on your blog FOREVER.
If the Paid Review sites found out you were deleting your paid posts after you got paid, your account may be suspended or deleted without notice.
Make sure you follow the word count requirement.
If the advertiser wants you to write a 200-word post about them or with their text link, you MUST follow or your paid post will be rejected.
Read the requirements carefully.
Otherwise, your account might get suspended.
Not all paid post opportunities were created equal. I mean, some advertisers are more lenient wth their requirements; some are very strict. For paid review sites where you can bid for opportunities, if your blog doesn’t meet any of the requirements, DO NOT BID on the opp. Your account may be suspended or banned if you do this.
For instance, the advertiser only wants PR4+ blogs to bid. If your blog is at PR2, don’t bid on the opportunity. If the advertiser wants blogs about TECHNOLOGY only and yours is a personal blog or about family, don’t bid.
Submit your Paid Posts before the deadline.
If you don’t, you’ll miss on the paid post opportunities. And, for most Paid Review sites, if you continue on missing your deadlines, you’d get fewer opportunities next time around. You’ve got a whole lot of competition in writing Paid Posts, so, make sure you maximize your earnings from them by doing what’s required of you. And, another thing, if they see you’re finishing your paid opportunities early, chances are, you’d get more opps.
Note: This post may be updated in the future as I think of more tips on getting more paid opportunities and fast approval of your paid reviews/posts. So, make sure you check back or bookmark this page for more tips in the future!
Stay tuned for:
Part III – Tips on Getting your Blog Approved
Part IV – Reviews of my Highly Recommended Paid Review Sites (stay tuned for this!)