Reviews??

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I’ve seen on several blogs that people do reviews for products. Sometimes they get paid to do it, sometimes not. I just received an offer via private message to do one; however, I’m curious how people find these offers. Do people contact you, is there a way to find these ‘offers’ online? I’d love to get in to doing these, but I don’t know how to go about getting there. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated! 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Reviews??

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you try the honey chicken recipe 🙂 As far as reviews and giveaway products go, I’ve had company’s contact me directly. And I’m not signed up through any product review services at all. I’ve always asked how they found out about me and they just say “around the bloggosphere.” So definitely network with other bloggers ie. leave comments on their blog, facebook, and twitter. Casual conversations of course, and companys just kind of…find you! You also have more control over saying no to an offer. I’ve turned down many companies just because the product was not relevant to my blog at all.

  2. You can try this one:
    Bloggerdise
    Also, some of the mom blogging communities have review opps every now and then. I’ve done them for Mom Blogger’s Club and Mom Blog Society.

    The best thing to do is to get yourself established. Do a lot of networking. You could also do reviews of things that you already own to get started–obviously you wouldn’t be paid for that. Most of the reviews I’ve done have NOT been paid, but I got to try the product for free.

    Also, you can join companies like MomSelect and MomsMeet and Tomoson. Always look at people’s posts–they’ll usually say which company they got the opportunity through.

    HTH,
    Michelle
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

  3. There are websites where PR people look for bloggers to do reviews. So far I get most of mine through networking with some local mom bloggers. I don’t have many offers, been turned down pretty often too, but its slowly picking up. It purely depends on how valuable the PR person thinks you will be to their brand, and what you feel the best compensation is.

      • If I come across the one website I was thinking about I will post it. I remember filling some stuff out on it, but I don’t think I had any responses from it.

        Oh, and another great place to network for reviews is blogging events and conferences. Kinda bummed I missed out on BlogHer for that very reason.

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