Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. I'm being compensated for writing it.
ReviewMe, a new service that launched yesterday, aims to match up advertisers who want buzz for their products, with bloggers who are compensated for writing reviews on their blogs.
Depending on the size of your blog, which ReviewMe automatically checks using a combination of Alexa traffic and Technorati blog rankings, you can get anywhere from $20 to $200 per review.
The sign-up process is fast and straightforward. Everything is upfront and fair – you’ll see what the advertisers have to pay to get a review on a particular blog, along with ReviewMe’s 50% cut.
To kick start their launch, ReviewMe is offering money to review their site (like first come first served, it’s first written first paid, it seems until they spend all of their $25,000 budget!)
Now although this is not new (other services have been doing this for some time), what’s refreshing is that ReviewMe wants you to write *an honest* opinion and provide a disclaimer that it’s a sponsored post. You can write something positive, or if you think the product lacks something, then a constructive criticism is welcome. That’s refreshing!
For many of you bloggers, as your blog grows, you’ll be faced with the eventuality that you have to pay more and more to upgrade your server or buy more bandwidth (Neatorama had to switch three times this year alone!) For this reason, I feel it’s worth it to introduce ads and properly disclosed reviews like ReviewMe.
What do you think? (Go sign up: Link!)