Do you have an opinion about everything that you’ve tried, and you tell it to everyone who will listen? Maybe, just maybe, it’s time for you to get an outlet for those opinions, in the form of a blog. I know, you’re probably concerned about coming off too harshly or you’re afraid that no one will be interested in what you have to say. But why not try?
In this article, we’re going to explore how you can get started with your own review blog and take a look at a few ways you can monetize your blog through advertising and affiliate networks.
Why should someone listen to you?
When the first question that comes to mind is, why should someone listen to you? Establishing your expertise is important in the work world, but it’s also important in the ‘blogosphere’. If you want people to come to your site and see what you have to say about various products, then make sure they know why they should be listening to you.
One way to do this is to practice writing reviews. Most websites offer comments and review sections nowadays, so start practicing your skills on those websites. Then, you can offer your username on those sites up when people come and check out your review blog, so they can see that you’ve done all sorts of reviews and are trustworthy.
What will you review?
Some people review almost everything that they purchase. Other people review certain products. What is your passion? What do you have a lot of? Here are some common topics that people end up using when they’re writing up reviews.
- Technology. Tech is a huge topic for reviews, so much so that whole websites (like CNet) are based on them. But people like getting reviews from individual people as well, because they consider them to be more trustworthy than corporations.
- Food. Everyone likes food, and everyone wants to know the best places to eat or the best foods to try.
- Odd things. You may find your niche in odd markets like antique toys or gardening equipment.
- Travel locations. People want to know that where they’re going is clean, trustworthy, inexpensive, worth the cost, or whatever else.
- Online Courses. There are tons of online courses covering a range of topics that you can review. From starting an affiliate business to building DIY herb gardens, if you can guide people towards the courses that suit their needs you have a valuable review site.
These aren’t the only categories out there, but it’s a start. What are you interested in? Just start reviewing what you have, what you’ve done, or whatever else.
Who will you review them for?
Who’s your audience? Everyone that is looking at the products you’re discussing, of course! Speak to those people like you’d speak to someone just like you, and find your voice in that. There are lots of people like you who probably see things similarly to how you do, so why not try to talk to them first? Others will likely follow.
Now that we’ve got all that down, I just have one more piece of advice for you. Get started. If this post has gotten you thinking about starting your own review blog, then find the blog site that works best for your needs, sign up, and get blogging!