I know you have heard a lot about how to start a blog and the different niches ranging from technology, sports, fashion, politics etc. that you can start blogging about and how you can make lots of money from it and today I will be sharing with you another blogging method you can also use to make money online and it’s called a product review website/blog.
A product review blog where full details of a certain product is given with an affiliate link attached to it.
Most often than not, before a person purchase any item from an E-commerce website they first go online to get more information about the product before making up their mind on what to buy. This is what a product review blog does. Product review websites earn most using affiliate links and you have the potential to make over ₦100,000 on a monthly basis when done right.
The cool thing about starting a product review blog is that you don’t necessarily have to own the product you review. There are two ways to make money with your product review blog and they include
Sponsorship: This is when a company contacts you to help them write and post a review of their products to your blog and you get paid for doing that. The only difficulty in getting sponsorship is that your blog would have grown to a certain level with hundreds of thousands of monthly users for you to land a deal. (Don’t let that scare you)
Affiliate Marketing: You can still make lots of money using affiliate marketing. This involves you signing up to become an affiliate for top eCommerce websites like Amazon.com, Jumia.com.ng, konga.com etc. then pick products you want to review and post it on your website with an affiliate link.
Read Also: How to make money as an affiliate on Jumai and Konga
How To Signup: When you visit this eCommerce websites, scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see “Become An Affiliate” click on it and sign up.
How A Product Review Website Works (Base on Affiliate Marketing)
Let’s say Samsung just released a new phone and one of the eCommerce websites you signed up for as an affiliate has it on their website, you can write a review of that phone stating it’s features, functionality, durability etc. and then post it on your blog with a custom affiliate link you get so when anyone visits your blog and go through the review and makes a purchase of that phone, you get a commission.
Tip: When is comes to affiliate marketing, the higher the price of the product the higher your commission would be.
Read Also: How to create an Amazon affiliate website
Like I said earlier, you don’t have to own the product for you to start a review blog, whatever product you choose to write about, you can do a research about it using the product description and what other customers are saying about the product to write your own and post your affiliate link.
I am sure by now you understand what a product review website it so without wasting much time lets jump into how to create one.
Read Also: How to get the best affiliate products to promote
How To Create A Product Review Blog
There is no magic that is needed to start a product review blog, all you need is to focus on things you are interested in and a good writing skills.
Pick A Niche
Well when it comes to creating a product review website there are different niches you can pick to start writing about which includes
Technology: phones, laptops gadgets etc.
Fashion: men’s fashion, women fashion, kids fashion etc.
Interior decoration: seating room, bed room, bath room etc.
whatever you know you have interest in is what you should start writing about.
Sign Up As An Affiliate
This is where you would have to sign up to the different eCommerce websites you would want to review their items so you can get a customer link so when people buy using your link you get a commission. eCommerce websites such as Amazon.com, jumia.com.ng, konga.com etc. are good affiliate networks to join.
After you have been approved to be an affiliate, the next thing you would want to do is get a domain and a hosting plan. When it comes to picking a domain name, it is advisable you pick a name that is catchy and easy to remember. After you have picked your domain name then you will have to host the website using a hosting platform for WordPress. Hostnownow.com, whogohost.com, web4africa.ng etc. are good hosting companies you can use.
Get domain and hosting for your blog on Hostnownow (affiliate link)
There are other platforms that offer free domain and hosting that you can also use to create your product review blog and they include: blogger.com, wix.com, weebly etc.
Tip. For you to be able to have full control of your blog I advise you use a WordPress hosting plan.
Customize Your Blog
Once you have gotten a domain and a hosting plan, the next step is to customize your blog. WordPress has lots of responsive themes you can use and they are easy to customize. Either go to wordpress.org/themes or Google wordpress themes to choose any theme you want. If you are a beginner and don’t know much about how to create a blog, you can head over to YouTube to get tutorials on how to design any wordpress theme you desire.
Start Writing Reviews
After the above has been put in place, you can start writing reviews on different products you want to promote. The trick about writing a review I have found out is to use the description given by the seller of the product and other customer’s reviews that have bought and used the product.
Grow Your Blog
Once you have successfully launched your blog and have started posting contents with your affiliate link on it you would want people to visit your blog and this can only be possible through marketing your blog. There are certain things you need to do to grow your blog and they include
SEO: Search Engine Optimization helps your content rank front page on Google so when anyone search for a product you have reviewed, Google will rank your page high and drive traffic to your blog.
Social Media: Going social is also a great way to grow your blog, there are millions of people using social media and if you can get the products you review to them they can as well buy using your link.
Read Also: 7 trusted social media platforms to grow your business
Advertisement: This involves you spending money to get traffic to your blog. For beginners I advise you stick to the first 2 until you start making sales.
Believe you would not start making money immediately, when i first created a product review website, it took me over 3 to 4 months before I made a sale. you have got to consistently post new contents and grow your blog audience and surely you would start making sales.
Following this steps I have laid down, you would be able to start your very own product review blog and start making money today.
Other Product Review blog You Can Create
Comparison blog: Where you compare different products and their prices so people can easily choose what to buy.
The Best Blog: Where you pick out 5 to 10 products out of a hundred stating why they are better than the rest so people can easily make a choice.