People have been emailing and asking me what I think of monetization models for programs like PayPerPost or BlogstoProfit. I’ve always tell people to try it themselves as I don’t have personal experience with them. However, I try to point the pitfalls of such programs and encourage people to write a disclosure of some sorts on their blog or post that it was sponsored in some manner or if they get a shilling off of it.
However, the problem lies on the fact that these initial programs do not require the bloggers to disclose anything about the review. And of course, the blogosphere being democratic and all that, you won’t expect half of them to really disclose anything. That’s why there are more anonymous bloggers than public ones.
The solution is actually simple, require them to disclose and this is what ReviewMe has solved in their new ad network.
How it Works:
1. Submit your site for inclusion into our ReviewMe publisher network. Begin by creating a free account using the link below.
2. If approved, your site will enter our ReviewMe marketplace and clients will purchase reviews from you.
3. You decide to accept the review or not.
4. You will be paid $20.00 to $200.00 for each completed review that you post on your site.
I believe they are the same people behind TextLinkAds and once your blog is approved in the network, you will get a price per post valuation depending on the BlogJuice you have (RSS subscribers, Alexa, and Technorati). Each user is only allowed up to 6 blogs to enter into the program and the system will automatically calculate your review price for you.
In my case, when I signed up and added this blog, it got a $100 review price tag, which means I’d be paid $50 or 50% of it for every review that I make of the products and services being offered for advertisement. The minimum allowable post for a legit review is 200 words and it is time-bound, meaning you have a certain number of hours or window before the offer expires. In this case, it’s 48 hours. Once you’ve made your review, you have to go back in and provide them with the URL of your post. I reckon they manually check each review.
In closing and as a matter of disclosure, this entry was actually my first official ReviewMe review of them.
P.S. I have added a new blog category for this kind of post so readers can identify them quickly. However, I don’t think I will be posting on this category very often.