The short answer to that question is yes. And if you’ve been doing the product review thing for affiliate profits for a while this post will be pretty basic to you. But I know there are many people out there, whether they’ve been online for a while now or just getting started, who haven’t ever put up a review site so this is for them.
For years review sites just really weren’t my “thing.” Sure I wrote reviews every now and then when I came across a product I really liked or disliked, but I never put up a site dedicated to one or more products until recently.
That is until a few months ago when I put up my first site dedicated to reviews of three main services in one niche. The site and niche in particular I won’t reveal because it’s in an adult niche (not porn!) but it’s doing well I felt there is alot of value to share regarding the process.
The average commission I get is a monthly recurring $12 (some higher some lower) and I’ve earned a total of $765.79 in approximately 3 months or so since I started the site.
While nice, $765 isn’t anything spectacular but the work I put into this in order to earn that is. So what did I do?
I found a nice looking review site template that focuses on three services (top rated, second best rated and third.) I wrote out a review for all three. I made the top rated review 100% positive, while the 2nd and 3rd showed a few flaws, but still sound really good.
The front page of the site shows a summary of each review in order from 1st to 3rd with direct links to the sites (affiliate links.) At the bottom of the page a write out a short, 2 sentence paragraph that links to each of the 3 full reviews using their respective anchor text (red shoe review) so each review page gets search engine love.
As far as the site goes that’s it. Next I wrote a handful of articles and submitted them to the top article directories. I targeted some laser targeted keywords in the actual titles of the articles to get direct traffic, then I used anchor text to link to the site in the signature of the articles.
I submitted a few articles every week for a month and a half or so. My site now ranks for “service review” (obviously “service” is each service) for each of the 3 services in Google.
So in total I have spend maybe 5 hours on this entire site and it has earned $765 and I earn more each and every month!
So are review sites worth it? You be the judge