Friday 10 November 2006

A Review of

Sponsored Post*:

Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to review "review me" - yet another "get paid to blog about something" facilitator. This review will self-destruct in 48 hours...

Well, based on a tip-off from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity, I surfed over to and signed up. Signing up was a breeze, taking all of 2 minutes, and I was very relieved to find that they accept non-US addresses and will pay via PayPal, not just US cheques. The sign-up acceptance is instantaneous (I didn't even have to go check my email), and I could straight away enter the details of this blog. One difference from, say, PayPerPost that was immediately obvious was that ReviewMe only allows a maximum of SIX (6) blogs per membership. I can't imagine that this would be a real problem for any legit bloggers as you'd have trouble writing original content for that many blogs on a regular basis.

The only review opportunity at present appears to do a review of ReviewMe itself (hence this post). They price how much a review by your blog will cost, based on estimates of readership, topic etc. I'm priced at $40 per review, of which I'll get paid 50%. So, theoretically I'll earn $20 for this review. This is 2x - 4x more than a typical PayPerPost "opportunity" so it will be interesting to see how this develops. ReviewMe seems to be a bit more businesslike that PPP, which may or may not win them advertiser marketshare. On the other hand, the required review word count is 200, whereas PPP is often just 50. I wonder how this blog wordrate (around 20c a word) compares to off-line rates? I vaguely remember print articles are often paid a word rate of similar magnitude.

You have to log back in and submit the URL of your review within 48 hours of accepting it. I've no idea yet how long after submitting a review URL you get paid - I'll let you know in my next exciting "Blog Monetization" post.

*It's nice that ReviewMe insists that you tag sponsored posts as such, they even give you suggested tags to use!

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