Well everyone else is blogging about it, I thought I might just join in and see what the fuss was about.
Reviewme is basically a service for bloggers where you sign up and get paid to review stuff, the first review is this one, the review of the site/system iteself.
It seems ok for a few minutes to sign up to get a possible $100 for a review, sadly my site is not worth so much though.
It’s by the same people as Text Link Ads which I also use as it’s non intrusive, I don’t really like loud, flashing or graphical adverts.
So TLA suites me well, I can put the links anywhere and they aren’t in your face, it doesn’t make a lot but it pays for the hosting.
I’m hoping for the same kinda deal with Reviewme, I can choose what I have to review so I don’t have to whore myself out.
It’s a neat concept (Apart from them keeping half, which I think is a little harsh..it should be more like 70/30% as we are doing the hard work!).
Basically the problem occured that people are getting ad-blind, they aren’t seeing adverts so people will cool new exciting products still want to be seen but the traditional adverts were no longer working..
In step blogs and the global market place, as you’ve seen I’ve already reviewed quite a few things, those weren’t paid, I just did it as barter trade for free stuff..so this is one step further as they are virtual services or software, everything is done online and I get paid to review as there is no free stuff..
It seems neat and I’ll be waiting to see what kinds of reviews I get offered (if any at all..) and see if it’s worth paying attention to or not.
But I should get paid for this post, so that’s a start.
I can’t really give a proper objective review of the service as it’s only just started so let’s give it some time, I think their initial strategy is just to create a buzz and get the name out there, get bloggers talking about the service and get people interested in having stuff reviewed.
I do like the fact that the reviews don’t have to be positive, advertisers are told up front that reviews may be negative and most likely will contain constructive criticism. For me this is a positive thing as in the fact I’ve found people are very willing to hear the constructive criticism and make changes to improve their service or product.
This review of Reviewme is of course sponsored!