Getting started writing product reviews and posting your reviews on your blog or web site isn’t as hard as you might think. This article will give you some general information on how you can start your very own product review blog.
The first thing that you need to do is come up with a name for your review site. Once you have that, it is time to pick a blogging platform. You will find that those who write product reviews and post them on their blogs usually choose blogger or wordpress for their blogging platform. In my personal opinion, one is not better than the other, so the choice boils down to your personal preference.
Before you get started publishing any type of review, you need to educate yourself on the laws for your state and country. Here in the U.S.A. we need to have a Terms of Service and Disclaimer Policy posted on our sites. You can find several free examples of these online by doing a web search. You will need to get one posted up on your site before publishing any reviews.
Your next step is to write some sample product reviews. I suggest picking a few items from around your house and write honest and unbiased reviews about those items. You will want to include graphics with your review showing how that item is used in a real life home setting.
Once you have some sample reviews posted, it is now time to advertise and promote your new site. You will need to generate as much traffic to your site that you can. It is also recommended that you add a site tracker widget to your blog so that you can provide traffic information to the companies who request it.
I recommend that you draft up an introduction letter about you and your site so that you can contact the companies you are interested in and offer them your product review services. Some companies will accept this type of information via email and others will require that you postal mail your press/media kit to them.
Setting up and getting started with your own product review blog is not very hard. It will take a lot of hard work, time and patience before it takes off and requests roll in.