ReviewsArena.com: a Review and Alternative

by JadeDragon on June 11, 2010

Online crowdsourcing site ReviewsArena.com is a great deal – for the people who created the site. Read their own description of their deal carefully.  http://www.reviewsarena.com/write.php Basically they want you to write reviews of clickbank products for them.  You get the commissions on sales for the first month and than they swap in their ClickBank code forever more.

Writing reviews of products with affiliate links is a fine way to make money online. However, if you are going to make the effort to earn passive income through affiliate marketing, you really should plan to earn for more than a month.

ReviewArena even suggests writers spend time promoting their reviews with backlinks and forum posts.  Great idea, if you plan to own the reviews for the long run.

Rather than handing away all your hard writing work reviewing products so other people can reap the rewards, you would be far better to:

1.  Go to BlueHost and get your own top level domain.  Use the word “review” in the domain if you like.

2.  Set up a WordPress blog for free within BlueHost

3. Join Clickbank or ShareaSale to find products and sites to review

4. Write reviews with affiliate links

5. Do some backlinking to build traffic

6. Enjoy passive income for years to come

A much better passive income plan than writing for Reviews Arena to say the least.  Here is a great read at Clicknewz on How to Write a Product Review.  I love the idea of posting a question asking for reviews of a product and saying you will use them and post a link back there.  Pure genus.

{ 2 comments }

1 Master Dayton June 12, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Love this review. Quick, to the point, very well laid out and with enough description to understand your point of view. And I agree – writing a review to only get one month worth of commissions is a rip-off for the writers. Better to go it on your own.
.-= Master Dayton´s last blog ..The Freelance Writing Business: Let’s Talk About Momentum =-.

2 JadeDragon June 13, 2010 at 12:12 am

I try to point out the bad and the good. Hey the business model is pretty profitable and they have lots of people writing reviews. Maybe a place to look for ideas on what is profitable to review with affiliate links?
.-= JadeDragon´s last blog ..How to Build an Online Author Platform =-.

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