The Path to Becoming a Review Blogger
A couple of years ago I had the desire to start a blog, but did not know where to begin. I started by writing a couple of posts about the daily mail that I received. Much of the items were free and sent to me via sampling programs and such.
It became clear very quickly that while I thought that was a viable topic, it was not enough to fill an entire blog. I began to brainstorm, and that is when I received the suggestion to do product reviews.
Once I decided on reviews, it was a matter of where and how would I get the products. I decided to start simple and wrote a company that makes an alternative to tubbed whipped cream.
I went to the company’s website, and began looking around and located the contact information. I wrote up a quick note basically saying that I was interested in reviewing their products on my blog. As I hit send on the email, I seconded guessed myself and wondered if I conveyed the message I wanted to convey. To my surprise about an hour later I received an email from the head of marketing saying that they were sending some coupons for review!
To say I was ecstatic was an understatement, and so I decided to email a couple more companies. To my surprise I had a positive response, and packages on the way.
What made the companies take a chance on a blogger who literally had under 50 views a month? I am not sure about that other than I offered them a fair and honest review of their product.
Since that day almost 2.5 years ago, I have done over 500 reviews of products ranging from household, personal, kids items and everything in between. I now get sponsored posts from companies, I get approached about covering local events, I go to trade shows and I get to giveaway some awesome products. I am also a brand ambassador for a couple great companies and I am always trying something new.
I have more cat toys than our cats need (extra I am able to donate to the shelter where we adopted our cats), some favorite snacks (jerky is a favorite around here) and have replaced my pillows, sheets and bed s
The time has come that I share my secrets with you all – there is no reason why more people can not do this! I did not have a magic formula, I did not have any “in’s” with the companies, I had never worked in the this type of industry. I had nothing more than a site name and desire to do this and you can too.
Over the next couple weeks I will be posting different topic’s and different paths to becoming your own review blogger and how you can start your own site.
What would you like to know about becoming a review blogger?
Let me know and you may see your question answered in upcoming posts!