Chapter 7: Review Posts
A great way of monetizing a blog is through writing reviews of products and posting them to your blog.
Just give an honest review of a product that's related to your niche and then put your affiliate links into the post.
Actually, this is a great way of selling Amazon products... and the beauty of it is that your posts can get picked up by the search engines, and then people who are searching for that product might see your post.
Obviously someone who types "product name + review" into Google is obviously potentially looking to buy the product.
I'm sure you've done it too. You're interested in buying a product and you want to find out what other people think of it before you actually buy it.
Often you've pretty much made the decision that you ARE going to buy it but your just looking for some reassurance.
So somebody is looking for reviews, they come across your blog post, buy the product through your affiliate link and you get paid.
The most important thing in a review is that you give an HONEST review of the product.
So - let's say you are running a blog about golf and you’re reviewing a book you bought on Amazon that teaches people how to improve their golf swing.
All you need to do in your review is explain a little about what's inside the product, why you decided to buy it yourself and what you really thought of it.
Don't be overly positive in your review because you think that will make people more likely to buy - all products have faults, no matter how good they are, and it's important that you tell people about the negatives as well as the positives.
Believe me - a couple of negative points in your review won't put people off buying it in the least because everyone expects to find negatives.
A review which ONLY talks about the positives and how great a product is will actually set off alarm bells for many people because they're going to think "hey, this isn't an honest review. The guy just wants me to buy this."
So - give an honest review and only recommend products that you actually truly DO recommend to people.
Before you write a review and promote a product, ask yourself "would I recommend this product to a friend?"
If the answer is YES then by all means go ahead and write your review and promote the product.
But if you wouldn't really recommend it to a friend then it’s probably best to pass that product by and choose to review something that you WOULD recommend.
Then, at the end of your review make sure that you have a call to action.
You don't need to be overly pushy with this - just say something along the lines of
"In conclusion I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to learn how to improve their golf swing. Click
on the link below to learn more about this and purchase "Product Name" today."
You get the idea 🙂