How to Make Money by Writing Reviews for Brands

A step-by-step guide to monetize your blog by writing reviews

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How to Make Money by Writing Reviews for Brands

I have seen that people nowadays do not buy a product blindly on just someone’s recommendation.

They go for in-depth reviews which cover each and every detail of the product along with their negatives and positives. Covering up every aspect of the product is the best thing about a review.

You get to know the worth of the product as well as if it’s worth spending so much money on the product.

But the question which pops in our head every time we read a review of the particular product is that whether the review is true or fake.

Well, friends, I know it is not your fault. Because you come across many such chitter-chatters that tell you people get paid for writing fake reviews of the product.

This is where you lose hope and start thinking twice before buying a particular product. But that is another side of the story which happens rarely.

Most of the blogs which write a review of the products provide a detailed and genuine review so that it creates authority and trust factor for their website. Only established blogs write reviews of well-known and reputed brands.

When my blog became popular among social platforms, I got the offer for writing reviews for some recognized brands. It was a great opportunity for me to explore the market and know more about different products and services available in the market.

I realized that it is a good way to make money by writing reviews for brands either for direct sales or affiliate promotions. So, I decided to write reviews.

But before writing these money rendering reviews, be sure about few things.

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Follow these Steps to Make Money by Writing Reviews for Brands

Yes, you can make money by writing reviews. Reviews should not be just causal posts; they need to be well planned and executed. Here are some guidelines to create impressive reviews for brands.

1. Be Sure that You Have the Desired Blog for Writing Reviews

If you’re a newbie blogger, then you’ve to follow a few tips like these:

  • Pick up a relevant niche for your review blog so that it doesn’t look like regular blogs.
  • Set up a website with the help of web hosting companies. They will provide you a domain name, web designing and other significant multi-functional features to make your online presence worthwhile.
  • Approach the brands which deal in products and services and join their referral or affiliate program.
  • Reviews can be based on comprehensive research or personal experience. Referral marketing involves those product reviews which are based on your own personal experience. But when you are going for affiliate marketing program of various brands, then the reviews will be based on thorough research of the product by many channels.
  • Experiment with the diverse range of content by attempting to write great review stories for your readers. The top-notch keyword-based content is the way to attract more traffic. Take the help of tools available in the market to make your content writing journey easy. For example, rich snippets, SEO, traffic funnels, etc.

For beginners, they should follow all the above points in a set pattern. But those who have fully established blogs, they can jump up to the point given below. It will provide you other relevant information for making money by writing reviews for brands.

2. Understand the Difference Between Advertisement and a Review

Before writing a review, first, clear out the difference between an Ad and a review.

An Ad is just a source of information about the availability of the product in the market. Whereas, a review is a critical analysis of a product and it narrates each and every aspect of the product or service, including its features and pros and cons.

An Ad is a quick display of features of a product from the point of view of the manufacturer. A review is an unbiased approach towards a company and takes into consideration all the components as it relates to its target audience.

3. Think Yourself to be an Influencer

Before writing any review, think that you’re an influencer, a person who can affect anyone’s decision making process and buying habits.

When you have a good reader base, you will want to recommend such products which will be helpful for your audience. You can even write a review about those products and services which you have already used and stood to benefit from.

You won’t get paid till you do not link your reviews to the affiliate links of various brands like Amazon or Commission Junction.

Your blog will monetize, and you will be paid as per the clicks on the particular product or the commission on sales of the product.

Once you become an influencer for your audience at a high level, you can also offer the audience freebies, gift items, free guides, etc. in order to encourage buying.

4. Choose the Item Which You Want to Review

This step is imperative for an already established blog, which decides to start review writing. You have to consider many points before you begin with writing reviews:

  • Will your blog’s theme suit the product you have chosen to review?
  • Will your audience take an interest in the new category of your blog?
  • Do you have enough resources to explore the new field? (for example, a person who can write for you or time allotted for research of those products and services)
  • Will this shift of idea benefit you in the future?

So, before selecting an item to write its review, you need to think about every aspect.

You need to see which type of audience you are targeting. And, if the potential viewers will stick with the change in the long run.

If you have a user base of young viewers, you can go for writing reviews about latest technology like smartphones, headphones, laptops, etc. Choose your product widely keeping in mind all the above factors.

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How I Made Money by Writing Reviews

In this part, I will help you with all the necessary points you must consider while writing the best engaging review for your readers.

1. Lay Out the Structure of the Review

I always prepare a proper structure before writing a review for any product. The structure herein means the format as per what comes first and what next.

I always divide the section of the review so that the reader gets clear insight about what I am writing. The next part is about the detailed research and finding answers to the questions like:

  • What is the purpose of the product or service?
  • How is this product different from other competitors?
  • Who will be the target audience?
  • What are the negatives of the product?
  • From where will the users get the product?

All these questions have to be answered in the review itself so that the reader gets an exact idea about the product and know whether it is beneficial for him or not.

A comprehensive review must cover all the essential points so that it does not confuse the reader. So, my friends, this strategy works well on my reviews and gives clarity about the product to be purchased. You too can frame all these points and start earning from the review.

You can use the review plugin SchemaNinja that is specially developed for people who want to make money from product reviews.

2. Cover Up Every Aspect

Make your review a comprehensive one which covers every detail of the product, whether it is a good point or a bad one. Never try to glorify your review with the attempt of only selling the product, and earning money.

The readers are very smart to catch these tricks of yours. They will never buy the product which looks like an ad. This may result in losing your credibility as a pro blogger because any product cannot exist without any cons.

Design your review with full disclosure of facts about the product and service and leave it for the user to decide. What I mean to say here is that an analysis constructed wisely and systematically will gain the trust of your readers.

3. Consider Your Target Audience and Readers

We can further divide this point into two stages –  one for beginners and the other for established blogs.

The beginners have to start from the initial steps of blogging. That is, to get the desired number of readers of their blog by applying every technique, be it a SEO or niche related strategy or using the rich snippets to hike your ratings and rankings.

In the initial stage, your layout and the tools you use will help you to understand your readers. And after that, you can capture the market slowly by writing reviews about various products and services.

Now if I talk about myself, then let me tell you, that I am exploring this field from last seven years. And, I know about most of the techniques, which you can apply to get more traffic, apart from gaining the trust of the blog readers.

This span of time has allowed me to understand my readers very well and I outline my strategies according to this understanding. If your reader base is from a technical field, then offer them the products which are of their taste. Make use of the written language accordingly.

4. Recapitulate the Attributes

I think this is the point where many reviews fail to explain the purpose. Look, friends; there are always two kinds of readers in the market.

One who will only go through relevant and highlighted points of the review and make a decision. And, the one who will go deep into the content to get the maximum info about the product.

Whenever you post a product review, make sure that both types of readers get the best out of reading the review.

Make a point to summarize every feature of every product at the end. So that even the fast scanning minds can get the whole idea by just reading the highlighted and summed up features of the product.

5. Use Attractive Images, Call to Action Buttons and Affiliate Links

I always try to make my review as attractive as I can to induce the thought of buying the product as soon as the reader goes through it.

Friends, along with far-reaching content, use of high-quality pictures and call to action buttons along with affiliate links are equally essential for the overall display of the review.

Any affiliate program will have its own call to action buttons. Like – Buy Now, Check For Discount, Buy Only On Amazon, Amazon Exclusive Product, etc.

Any affiliate program you join will provide you the affiliate links for the products and services which you can use in the content, images as well as in call-to-action buttons which you have inserted below each product review.

6. Be Ready for Every Admiring as Well as Disapproving Comment

As you very well know that no two fingers are equal, so the same goes with your blog’s different kinds of readers.

It is not necessary that all your readers will agree with all the points you have stated in your review. Be ready to face the harsh side of review writing, as you have to answer and deal with all the negative feedback with a positive approach.

Your optimistic attitude will help you in building trust factor among the users. And, they will engage in your work for a longer period.

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Last But Not the Least

I have made good money by writing reviews for brands, and now it is your turn to do so. Don’t leave any stone unturned in writing a captivating review for your audience.

But also remember – your blog’s authority depends on entirely on how you flip the things in a positive way without damaging your image as a review writer.

Over to You

Whichever brand’s affiliate program you sign up for, you have to consider all the points mentioned above and design your review writing as per the need.

I have done my part friends; now it’s your turn to establish yourself and earn money by review writing. What are your thoughts about earning money by writing review for brands?



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  1. Rangan Badri

    August 29, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Just superb guide to write reviews for money. Very detailed to the core. Deserves viral exposure.

  2. Susan Velez

    July 5, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Hi Jitendra,

    Great tips on writing reviews. While I haven’t done a lot, I do plan on doing more. I agree with you about it being a great way to earn some money with your blog.

    I am like most people. Before I buy a product, I always go to the Internet to see what I can learn about the product before I buy. Next, I’ll see if there is some type of discount available.

    I want to make sure that I make the right buying decision. You’re right, there are always a ton of reviews online about particular products. Sometimes it can be hard to tell which review is sincere and which one is just trying to make money.

    That’s why I think it’s important to include both the pros and cons of a product.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, you can bet that I’ll be using them as I start writing more reviews on my blog.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

  3. Roshan

    June 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Jitendra Good to see you here. This is a really awesome post. It’s best for the beginner as well as for expert. While writing a review we must consider that we are reviewing it not selling as the end of the day if visitor impresses with the review he/she must go for that product if they are in need of that.

    Thanks for sharing….

  4. Nisha Garg

    May 11, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Thanks for sharing the interesting information with us.

    Their are many website in the internet today which are paying your for writing the review from them.
    But you should have the sufficient knowledge for that particular product or service before writing the review and as mentioned in your blog post the review should not look like an advertisement but it should influence the others.

  5. Babanature

    April 29, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Hello Vaswani and welcome to Harleena’s bog 😉

    You’ve indeed showed us the best way to write a review and how to attract our visitor in buying what we share at our blogs.

    About the comment part, i feel every commenter has the right to comment whatever he or she feels regardless… your position is to answer they problems with a kick ass answer…

    You have dropped something nice and bravo for that…

    Do have a wonderful weekend ahead…

  6. Sayan Das

    April 23, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Really awesome,
    Actually I am little confused about review writing, this article inspires me a lot.
    I have seen many pro blogger, but you are really exceptional.
    Thnaks for this article. Keep writing.

  7. Philip V Ariel

    April 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Jitendra,
    Happy to see you on Harleena’s page.
    Great information shared in this post.
    Yes, these days most of the purchase are made via online, many buyers look out for the product reviews, I am sure in such a situation writing reviews are a wonderful option for making money. But one should be careful, in this area while making a review post. Some writers, doing this only after they personally utilized of experienced the product. Such write-ups will surely give a good punch too.
    The tips and suggestions you made in this post are worth notable.
    Thanks Harleena for publishing Jetendra’s write-up on this timely subject.
    Wish both of you a great time ahead.
    Best regards
    ~Philip

  8. Jelina Roy

    April 22, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Hey Jitendra,

    Glad to see you here on Harleena Mam’s Blog. Your guide is very informational. Reviews is a great way to make money, but I have not written many paid reviews, may be because I do not own blogging blogs, although I have written number of reviews of products I use.

    By the way, Thanks for sharing the guide Jitendra.

  9. Cori Ramos

    April 21, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Hi Jitendra,

    It’s nice to meet you. Thanks for sharing your personal tips for writing great reviews. I haven’t done many reviews but it’s something I can look into for some extra money for sure.

    Passing this great advice to share with others! Have a great day and weekend!

    Cori

    • Jitendra vaswani

      April 22, 2017 at 12:03 am

      Hey Cori I am really glad that you liking my advice sure try these review writing tips I am sure it gonna help you alot 🙂

  10. Rangan Badri

    April 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    There can’t be a better guide for writing reviews for money. I could detect the sincerity present latently in the words. No wonder you are a respectable blogger.

    • Jitendra vaswani

      April 22, 2017 at 12:04 am

      Hey Badri, Thanks a lot this is serious guide for people who want to make money through reviews. Do share this guide to your readers too 🙂

  11. Gaurav Kumar

    April 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Jitendra,

    Other than Adsense and affiliate marketing, Writing reviews is always a good way to make money blogging. It is always a good to idea to understand the product or service completely and go through every feature of that service to make sure when writing review, never miss anything.

    Thanks for valuable tips.

    It is good to see you here.

    Cheers!

    Gaurav Kumar

  12. Ravi Chahar

    April 20, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Hey Jitendra,

    Money making blogging has become one of the hottest trends. People are crazy about writing reviews but most of them mistaken it with selling.

    I agree with your points of thinking as influencer and learn the difference between selling and reviewing.

    Adding the image ALT text and affiliate link is the way to go. The product should be relevant to the niche you focus on.

    People review the casinos, edible oil products on their technical niche blogs.

    An informative post indeed.

    ~Ravi

  13. Lisa P. Sicard

    April 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Jitendra, I love your step by step guide here. I’ve done product reviews for products I’ve used but not many that I got paid for. I will have to review this carefully and learn how I can turn these reviews into cash. I love your point about be ready for bad comments too when you do these. I’ve experienced that one before! Thank you for this post!

  14. Sumit

    April 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Thanks Jitu for simply awesome hacks for making money online.

    Thanks,
    Sumit

  15. Ashutosh Jha

    April 17, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Jitendra,

    Glad to see you at Harleeena Mam’s blog. Agree to you to have a good blog, kind of influencer in nature to crack more deals.

    Thanks for sharing these tips.

    -Ashutosh

    • Jitendra vaswani

      April 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Hey Ashutosh, Thank you so much Yes good blogs helps you get more reviews deals easily.

  16. Sherman Smith

    April 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Hey Jitendra,

    These are pretty much the same steps I go through whenever I write a review.

    So far I’ve only written reviews on products that I use or have used in the past. I focus on the features that I’ve used and features that may benefit my target audience and let them know whether Ive used them or not.

    Pros and cons are a great way to build trust. Especially with the cons. There’s no product or service that’s perfect and it’s great to let your audience know that despite the great things they can benefit from it there’s always going to be drawbacks!

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

    • Jitendra vaswani

      April 22, 2017 at 12:05 am

      Hey Smith, thank you for commenting you know it better because you too doing reviews, writing pros and cons build trust to your readers, every product has pros and cons.

      No product is perfect in the market.

  17. Praveen Rajarao

    April 17, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Hello Jitendra,
    It is nice to read your article here and to understand the importance of product reviews. You have mentioned all the important aspects of the same and how to go about with writing a review and what to expect out of it. It is nice to see that you are able to make money doing the same.

    I agree with you that you need to be an ‘influencer’ to have an impact on your audience with a review. If you can change the mind of the reader about a product then I think you can be successful.

    Thanks for the article.

  18. Swadhin Agrawal

    April 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Jitendra bro,

    Glad to see you here. I am really in support of writing reviews that help and make money simultaneously.

    Vinay sir, here at Aha!NOW has written some awesome reviews that I personally am a big fan of and same goes for you at your BloggersIdeas blog.

    Attractive images and CTA buttons are the heart throb of a review and they surely boost the versions.

    Thanks for this post. I know this will help many with review-writing.

    Have a great week ahead.
    -Swadhin

    • Jitendra vaswani

      April 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Hey Swadhin Thanks a lot for being fan of my blog 🙂 I really appreciate your efforts and I hope my posts helps you in writing a better review posts 🙂




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