Creating Great Content / 02-05-19

How To Monetize Your Website: Tip #8 Reviewing Products

By Almond

Heads up, writers! Reviewing Products is one of the most popular ways to monetize your website.

If you have a particular passion for writing and a flair for words, this is the tip for you!

Reviewing Products is an opportunity to write and earn for your website.

It is exactly how it’s done: Reviewing Products—the choices are literally endless—and writing your reviews with integrity and honesty.

For those who are in the know, Reviewing Products is already being done over at Amazon reviews and companies being reviewed actually give FREE products and stuff in exchange for reviews.

Would you like to get in on the action?

Here are a few sites you can check out if you want to begin Reviewing Products for posting on your website. If you’re good at what you do, they will either pay you or give you freebies in exchange for reviews; a win-win for you and your website.

  1. Vindale Search

This is their tagline: “Get Paid to Take Surveys Online.” Though it is a paying site, this works as a cashback portal rather than a straight pay-up/cash upfront site. You need to shop, earn cash back, and answer a survey about what you bought. You can get paid up to $75 for reviews, same with surveys. So if you need to buy something anyway, get on their site and get paid for it through reviews and surveys. You also get something for watching videos and referring friends.

  1. Software Judge

If you have strong opinions about software, whether positive or negative, and want to get paid for your reviews, you are in the right place. We pay up to 50 dollars for tell-it-like-it-is, no marketing BS, straight talking software reviews. HOWEVER, it can’t be just ANY review for ANY software. We only accept HONEST reviews for software LISTED at SOFTWAREJUDGE.COM (the list isn’t huge, but you can pick what you like).” (, 2010)

Be warned, however, that they will police reviews and if you even have one sentence that isn’t yours, your review will not be posted. This site pays up to $50 if your review is good and a minimum of $1 depending on the software being reviewed. You can submit up to a maximum of 3 reviews per day and once you reach $200, you get paid via Western Union.

  1. Crowd Tap

This site will give you the chance to earn rewards for honest and straightforward feedback on different kinds of brand offerings, services, and products. Here on this site you take polls, take pictures of the brand/s and posting said pictures, and go on text campaigns or what the site calls “text missions” in exchange for gift cards and freebies.

  1. Influence Central

Founded in 2007– yes, way ahead of the rise of influencers — this site offers bloggers and influencers a platform to voice “opinions” that convert into sales. The best thing about this site is that they actually set you up with brands that fit your preferences. You get paid via Paypal.

  1. Modern Mom

Moms who are into blogging will find this site a delightful way to earn while providing genuine and helpful information, tips, and everything mom-related to fellow moms around the world. Once you become a member, you can start reviewing products that you, yourself, have used.

 Benefits of Reviewing Products To Monetize Your Website:

  • Income-generating.
  • High conversion. More than banner ads and email.
  • Allows you to connect with decision-makers and leaders.
  • Chance to get noticed as a popular affiliate.

Downsides of Reviewing Products To Monetize Your Website:

  • It is impossible to always write good-to-great review. Yes, honesty is the best policy. Otherwise…clapbacks, backlash, and negative feedback if you compromise honesty for ka-ching, ka-ching.
  • Once your review turns against the brand, you may not be able to work with that brand again. Then again, you’ll sleep great at night knowing you made the right decision to be 100% truthful.
  • Some of the products may not be relevant in the long-term.
  • You need to be a wordsmith and a grammarian.

Interested in writing reviews but don’t exactly know if you can write well?

Our writers can help.

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