Looking for an easy way to make money online? How about making money with your own online review site! Its not as complicated as it might sound. Review sites are basically sites that post information and review about different products and services. To make money with a review sites, you have to become an affiliate of the product or service you want to write review on. Becoming an affiliate allows you to get a commission every time someone buys that product or subscribe to a service using the links provided in your review.
A lot of people make it to complicated for themselves to make money online. If you want to earn money online, you need to keep it simple and straight forward. Here is a 6 steps guide for building a review site to make money with:
Pick a niche
Choose what kinds of product and service you want to write reviews on. Its best to focus on one niche than reviewing different kinds of products. Specializing gives you more credibility. Pick a niche that is popular but not too competitive.
Get your site ready
You can either buy your own domain name like MyReviewSite.com or use free website and blog sites to create your review site. I would suggest buying your own domain. It only costs about $10 a year for the domain and few dollars a moth for hosting it. Having your won domain gives you more control over your site and it looks more professional. However, if you are just starting out and don’t have or want to invest any money yet, using free blogs is just fine.
Register with affiliate networks
The most popular and easiest way to make money with an online review site is to become an affiliate of the product you want to review, so that if someone buys that products through the links provided in your review, you get a commission.
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Today most merchants have an affiliate program where they give commission to people for promoting their products. But, trying to find products one by one and registering for their affiliate programs is time consuming and very hard to keep track of. That’s why its best to use affiliate networks to find products to promote.
Affiliate networks are basically sites where advertisers can find people to promote their products and publishers and affiliate can find products and services to promote.
Registering with an affiliate networks make it easy and quick to search and find products related to your niche to promote. Some of the best affiliate networks include MaxBounty, CommissionJunction and ClickBank. You can also use Amazon affiliate program to find products to promote.
Pick products to write reviews about
After registering with a few affiliate networks, its time to find good product to write reviews about. Most networks will tell you what products are hot and doing well. Try choosing products that are selling well, as it makes it easier to promote and eventually sell a popular product.
Also, I believe to be able to give an honest review, you need to use the product yourself. I know that many review sites don’t do that. They simply review and promote any product that they can get their hands on. I think its unethical, but, its your call.
Now you need to write reviews about the product you chose to promote. You can either use your own experience to write detailed reviews about the product or higher ghostwriters and pay them to write for you, if you don’t mind spending some money at first.
Promote your review site
In order to make money with your affiliate review site, you need to generate traffic. To do that, you have to promote your site. There are many ways to promote your site. I personally think the best way to promote a review site or any kind of site for that matter is through article marketing. You can write articles with a link back to our review site and submit to article directoires. Again you can write yourself or higher ghostwriter to write articles for you. Article marketing is one of the cheapest (if you write article yourself it would be totally free) and most effective ways to drive traffic to your site.
Follow these steps in order without complicating it and you will succeed. Just keep it simple. The main thing is to take action today and get something going. This is it, this is how you can make money with an online review site of your own.