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Offline dinostodivas

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« on: May 10, 2016 @ 09:08 AM »
I'm hoping some long time bloggers can help me out here. I recently had a company reach out to me wanting me to write a product review.  They agreed to send me a sample of their product for a "sponsored" post.  When I explained that I charge $50 for sponsored posts, they said they were surprised and thought the product I was getting would be the "sponsored part".  I'm very new to this and this would be my first sponsored post. Every website I have seen regarding product reviews have said "don't write for free!"  Am I wrong here? How in the world do you review a product if you don't get the product to review? They have asked me to send it back which I will gladly do.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated as to how product reviews normally work?

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« Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2016 @ 02:49 PM »
 A lot of companies want you to review their products for the price of the product itself. Some bloggers are OK with that, others are not. It is up to the blogger, but I agree that you shouldn't have to work for free if you choose not to.

I would suggest making a "work with me" page and outline your conditions - such as a sponsorship/writing fee. If companies are not OK with that, they will be made aware and will not proceed. You might also add that you will not send the product back should you end up not liking it and your review would not be favorable - it is up to them if they do not wish an unfavorable review to be posted - but that they should state that up front. Otherwise, you will post your honest review and move on. I also include in my terms that any giveaways will be provided by the contact so I don't have to incur shipping costs, or have to go to the post office on my own time.

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« Reply #2 on: Aug 12, 2016 @ 01:05 PM »
This is some great advice.
I have sponsored posts on my "To-Do/Research" list and I have also found many bloggers who are fairly adamant about not reviewing products "for free." Coming up with terms and conditions for sponsoring posts is what I have problems with. Granted, I am probably FAR away from my first sponsored post as I have a fairly new blog and am trying to gain readership first; but I am such a perfectionist and meticulous planner that I want to prepare for things well in advance. :)
Thank you for this info, it is great advice and I will definitely make note of it!
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 12, 2016 @ 07:26 PM »
i agree having a clear link where potential sponsors can get a hold of you is important..

I'd like to add, you should make those pages "no follow and no index" if they have very little content or..

if the content is long but duplicate.

example: little content, CONTACT US, WORK WITH ME
Example: long but duplicate, terms of service or privacy policy if you used a template or wordpress plugin to generate those pages.

all the best
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