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How to Become a Product Review/Sponsored Post Blogger?


How to Become a Product Review/Sponsored Post Blogger
Disclosure- This post contains affiliate links.
Update- New companies added

So you recently started a blog, build up some traffic to it, have some fans following you on social networks, and you'd like to recommend some products to your readers that would benefit them but you don't know how to get these products for free.


I've been a product review blogger since the summer of 2012 and I really enjoy receiving different products from Big Name Companies and Small Companies to help them promote their products.  This bring awareness to my readers about products they may not know about and that it may help them.


Whether you're a beauty blogger, food blogger, or mommy blogger, companies are looking for you to review their products on your blog and some companies may compensate you for your reviews.






These are prerequisites that companies will look at to decide if they'll let you review their products:




1. Google Analytics (unique visitors and page views)
2. Social Media Followers
3. Email Subscribers 




Some companies may be more lenient when it comes to deciding if they want to have you review their product or not.




Here are some companies that will help you be able to sign up to become a product reviewer, sponsored posts, and make some money:


 

1. BzzAgent- BzzAgent is one of the leading word of mouth marketing website that people can sign up and get started in joining campaigns to review products.  They only offer Big Brand Companies products for people or bloggers to review.  The more you review, the more campaigns you'll be able to join. Payments is by points that is redeemable on the website MyPoints.


2. Swaggable- Swaggable is a word of mouth marketing company that offers a variety of products for people and bloggers to review.  They offer small and name brand products to try and review.  It does not pay.


3. Tomoson- Tomoson is a place for bloggers to find companies in need of bloggers to review their products.  You must first fill out an application and then get approved by the company in order to review their products.  Before you complete your application, it'll show what requirements you must pass so you don't waste your time filling out a application and it gets denied.  They have some opportunities that you can get paid.


4. Smiley360- Smiley360 is a word of mouth marketing website that offers products to test for people and bloggers.  They only have name brand products to test and sometimes you must fill out an application before you're able to get into a product testing campaign.  It does not pay.


5. Sverve-  Sverve has a list for female bloggers to join brands that are currently in need of bloggers to review their products.  Each post has how much you'll be compensated.  The more endorsements you have, the better your chances at reviewing products or write sponsored post.  (Make sure to endorse me!)


6. Business2Blogger-  Business2Blogger has a list for bloggers on the business board to join different brands that needs bloggers to review their products or write sponsored post.  Each post has how much you'll be compensated.


7. ExpoTV-  ExpoTV is for bloggers/vloggers can connect with brands to test their products on a web cam.


8. Influenster- Influenster sends a box of different products to test and review on your blog, social media, word of mouth, Youtube, etc.  They are a invitation only company (I do not have anymore invites left).  It does not pay.


9. SheSpeaks- SheSpeaks is for women influnsters to test products and give reviews on their blogs, social media, word of mouth, Youtube, etc.  You must fill out an application before joining.  The more active you are in the SheSpeaks community, the more chances you'll be able to test products.


10.  Massive Sway- I just signed up with this company through SITs Girls and so far I've found some sponsored post and product reviews that paid $100 or more.  I haven't done any just yet because the requirement of pageviews that the companies want is on the high side and I'm currently working on that.  This company you must fill out an application and be approved.


11. Bloggy Moms- I just signed up with this mom blog community and haven't done any product testing with them yet.  I heard they email you about current opportunities.


12. Clever Girls Collective- This company is very selective with what bloggers can join their website.  You must have very high traffic and pageviews.  They don't want bloggers that are strictly product review bloggers.  I was denied in their program but you can try to see if you can get in.  They offer paid product testing and paid sponsored post.


13. Blog Dash- This company is a blogger's outreach network that companies uses to find bloggers to promote their products on their blogs.  I personally haven't used this company but will be signing up soon.


14. Izea- You are paid to write sponsored post, tweet sponsored content, and instagram sponsored content.  You choose what company to work for through Izea's platform. Payments is by Paypal.


15. Blogsvertise- This company offers display ads and sponsor post opportunities. This is another company I haven't used yet but look forward to signing up in the future.


16. Markerly- Markerly is a new website for blog influencers to connect with leading brands to test their products and also do sponsor post.  In order to be approve to join this marketing platform you must have at least 10,000 page views a month.


17. Cision- I just found out about Cision through SITs Girls Facebook page.  You sign up and PR companies will contact you with press releases of companies needing bloggers to review products or do sponsored post.


18. PinchMe- I just found out about this company by one of my readers.  PinchMe provides sample products each month.  In return, you must share your opinions about the products you receive.


19. SponsoredReviews- Bloggers get paid to write honest posts about advertisers products and services.


20. Live in Five Media-  This company contacted me through email.  They work with Brand Influencers to help bring brand partnerships and extra content for your blog.  You name your rates for sponsored blog post, videos, tweets, pins, Instagram, and more.  I just signed up and waiting to see what opportunities they bring me.


21. Mom Central- I just discovered this website from another blogger who got free clothing to try out and review.  You sign up to be on their blog roll and they'll contact you with opportunities from name brand companies. 


22. BrandBacker- If you're a fashion and/or beauty blogger, mommy blogger, vlogger, menswear blogger, or lifestyle blogger, this website is a good company to link up with brands to get paid to do sponsored posts and product reviews.


23. BlogPRWire- I found out about this website on another blogger's blog.  They are PR relations website that'll send you PR News and sponsorships.


24. BlogMeetsBrand-  This company is new that helps marketers find bloggers to market their brands.  You set how much you'll charge per post and social sharing.


25. Crum Creek- You can become a ambassador and get free samples each month and coupons.


26. BBloggers- I discovered this PR company on Twitter.  If you're a beauty/fashion blogger you can sign up to get connected with beauty brands.  You set your price for each post you do.


27. Purex Insiders- Purex Insiders are a unique family of enthusiastic social media influencers and bloggers, dedicated to sharing their genuine experiences with products and exclusive offers.  You'll be able to test products with leading household brands.


28. Cooperatize-  I discovered this company on Facebook.  You get paid to do sponsored post.  You get to choose how much you'd like to get paid.


29. Izea- Companies are looking for social media influencers to advertise their brand or products.  There is a list of companies to choose from to join and earn money.


 30. Infolinks-  They are one of the most popular companies that you make money from your content.  All you have to do is add a code they provide you and they'll automatically add links and banners to your content and once someone clicks it you'll make a commission.  Easy money!  Check out the video below.






Below are even more companies to join:

































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If you're looking for a particular product to review on your blog, you could always contact the company directly and they may send you the product or samples for free.



Blogs with a high amount of traffic and have a huge following will start noticing businesses contacting them directly for the blogger to review their products.  This can really set your blog to another level because you can request compensation for your reviews and your blog can turn into residential income.  Just make sure that your reviews are your true opinions so you don't mislead your readers.



Important- Make sure all blog post that is sponsored or you've been compensated to test a product is disclosed in your blog post.



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Is there any other companies that offers product testing and sponsored post for bloggers not on my list?  Please do share in comments.





90 comments:

  1. This is a very valuable information, thanks for posting this....

    Have a great Holiday

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    1. Thanks Maria! You have a happy Holiday as well!

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  2. Large number of subscribers (Buy YouTube Subscribers) will help you reach next stage, get higher ratings and give you a good bragging.

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    1. Buying subscribers is really not good because it be fake people that will not interact with your videos. It's a complete waste of time. Building subscribers naturally is the way to go.

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  3. This is a great list of resources. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thank you for this! I just pinned it for later, as a blogger that's just getting my feet wet with sponsors and review it's a great resource!

    Stopping by from SITS

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mel! I'm glad you found this post useful!

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  5. Louida,

    Thank you for compiling this list. I've signed up with some of the companies, and like you, was not accepted due to my stats not being high enough yet. The companies that I've worked with so far have been great.

    You have informative posts, so I know you'll continue to grow and get accepted to whatever site you join.

    Cheers,
    Marie
    Substance of Living

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    1. Yeah Marie I'm working hard at getting to that point. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This is an awesome post Louida! I found you in my Google search on the topic. I recently decided to look into possibly doing more on my two main blogs. Your recommendations are very helpful. I'm a SitsGirls member too. :-)
    Thank you,
    Elizabeth

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    1. Thanks Eliz! Glad to hear you're a SitsGirls member too! I didn't realize that this post is already ranking on Google.

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  7. Thank you - I will definitely be sharing with other newbie bloggers.

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  8. This is a great list. I am so happy to have this list. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. There are quite a few of these that I have joined and haven't heard a peep from. I wonder sometimes what the criteria is that is missing from my page? lol

    I do love getting the products to review. If I am not getting a package a few days a week, I feel pretty sad! I will definitely be adding a few more from your list. You can't have too much variety.

    http://itzybellababy.blogspot.com/

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    1. I know a lot of these companies looks for a certain criteria before approving. That could be the case.

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  10. Great list! I've been using Tomoson for a month and love how easy it is with quality products. I've checked into a couple of those companies and some aren't quite as clear cut. Any suggestions on which are closest to Tomoson? I'm going to look through them all now but curious to hear your opinion.

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    1. Hey Danielle,

      I haven't seen another company similar as Tomoson. Tomoson is by far the best product reviewing company for bloggers.

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  11. This is incredibly helpful. I've been using Tomoson for about three months now and I love the ease of the site. I try to check at least once every other day to see if there are any promotions that I qualify for. For affiliate marketing, I use Amazon and Share-A-Sale. I've already had some success with both and as I've just made the leap in to being a full-time stay at home mama to my 6 year old and 18 month old sons and 8 week old niece, having a little extra income to put aside is fantastic. I've decided that this year, I'd like to just save up any income I make from blogging and use it for our Christmas budget. It was going to be a lean holiday no matter what, so every bit helps!

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    1. Thanks! I always keep meaning to check Tomoson to see if they have good products available to test.

      Making money online is great and always helpful to supplement your current household income.

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  12. Hi Louida!

    Thanks for the list of companies. I would like to get into writing reviews for review and sponsored post companies. But I am trying to get more experience writing reviews first. I will check these out.

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    1. You're welcome Stephanie! Once you start writing reviews it'll become easy.

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  13. I really appreciate this post! Helps me out greatly! Thanks!

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  14. This is a great resource. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. such a great list! I've been reviewing through Tomoson and influenster but I'm glad I stumbled upon this post and found some other potential great ones!

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    1. Thanks Diane! And thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Thank you for sharing. How do you address no follow tags in sponsored reviews?

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    1. Do you mean as in how to create a no follow tag? Or how to tell a brand that the tag will be no followed?

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  17. Thank you for this informative post. Would you recommend any companies/websites that focus on beauty products? Thank you!!

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    1. Sign up with Cision and let them know you're a beauty blogger and you'll start getting PR companies pitching you to review beauty products.

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    2. I went to the website, but their website is so confusing!! I will check them out tho.

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    3. It is a database that PR companies use to find journalist, bloggers, etc. Also, check out my blog post here http://www.productreviewmom.com/2014/10/how-to-become-makeup-product-review.html

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  18. This post was very usefull, I just start blogging recently and I'm so sad I don't know how to promote my blog and my youtube chanell, I don't have the possibility to buy a lot of products to review them or to test so I can tell people if its good or bad, and I tried to subscribe on different sites to review things but some of them don't accept me because I don't have audience and the rest doesn't delivery to my country :( please help me or give me an advice what should I do

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    1. I'm unsure what country you're in but how I got started as a product review blogger was buying my own products, getting samples from stores, and using programs like BzzAgent, Tomoson, and Smiley360. When I was featured in Dr. Oz magazine earlier this year talking about me being a product tester it really given me a boost.

      What you can do is try to find samples, go to stores and see if they have them. Don't give up and keep at it!

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    2. I'm from Romania, I found a few sites with free samples and I signed up I hope that I'll receive them. I will not give up. Thank you!

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  19. Found this during a google search. Amazing list yo have going and exactly what I was looking for! Just wanted to let you know (even though you probably already know) that Tomoson is paying now. Not all of them are paid reviews but a majority of them are! Have a great day :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica I forgot to update that Tomoson.com offers some paid opportunities, the ones with the dollar signs by them.

      I'm happy you found my post and it is useful for you! :-)

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  20. Wow! This is very valuable information. Just what I was searching for. Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.mommyonrecess.com

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  21. Thank you so much for providing an amazing list for those trying to get serious about blogging! Really appreciate it! <3

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  22. Great list! I'm very new to this. When you sign up on Tomoson, you're asked how much you charge for a sponsored post. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. It really depends on how much traffic your blog is receiving. Since you are just starting out I would put no more than $25.

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  23. Whoa. This is a GREAT list. I have pinned it to my 'Blogger Extraordinaire' board so that I can keep it as a reference. I am only a member of a few of these but I will be checking them ALL out. Thanks so much!! Xo

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning Jennifer!

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  24. Hey, all these blogs are only available in us?

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  25. This is a great list of resources. I am actually looking to connect with a few influencers for a product launch in July 2015.

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    1. Thanks! let me know what you are launching and I may be able to review it on my blog. But remember, I only review products that fits my lifestyle.

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  26. great list here! There were several I had never heard of.

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  27. You're such a generous soul Lou! I saw the list and I feel inspired already:) Thank you. Already used SponsoredReviews only once, and they pay fast. Bookmarked this!

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  28. Great post Lou! Thank you -

    What about using revenue sharing sites like http://www.TopicSpotter.com and posting Amazon or product reviews there and making money from Affiliate links and adsense. Was trying to come up with a low cost way of doing something like this.

    Appreciate your thoughts!
    Best,
    B

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    1. I never heard of TopicSpotter before, I'll need to check them out. Yes, bloggers can make money through affiliate links and Amazon as well. I mostly prefer making money through affiliate links because you can turn your blog into passive income, I explain that in my ebook.

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  29. Hi,
    I have not seen anyone mention Giveaway Service. I use that, Tomoson and AMZ Review Trader. I have a lot of success with each one. I love them.

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    1. Hey Jan,

      I have never heard of Giveaway Service before, I'll need to look into it. Thanks!

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  30. Hello! I have an anonymous blog and I don't like the thought of having to give too much information out and I am quite nervous that it will be leaked out. I really like the first website you mentioned but I don't want to give that much information out. Do you have any tips for me? Thank you!

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  31. Unfortunately you will have to give your information out if you want to work with brands. They will not sell your information. If giving out your address is what bothers you then you can get a P.O. Box.

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    1. Thanks for your help! I will try make a P.O. Box and see how that goes :)

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    2. Hi sorry I have another question. I have signed up for tomoson and I was just wondering if you knew how secure and safe it is. I am quite a small blogger and I am not sure if they will send me anything to review due to that. Thanks for all your help!

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    3. They are secure and I've used them several times before. I currently don't use them now since I don't care too much for the products they they have to offer on their site.

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  32. Hi, I love this post very informative. I have checked almost all the companies, It's just for me to join. I have joined a few already though. Keep up the good work it was very very helpful.

    http://www.delainemyles.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Delaine! I hope you find some good companies you'll really enjoy and make some money!

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  33. hii im just wondering do you know if any of these companies are worldwide? because I would like to sign up but am in ireland

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  34. Hello. Great page you have. I have a question about: Can I use several of these companies at the same time, or have a problem?
    I thank you attention! :)

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    1. Yes, you can join as many as you want.

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  35. Thank you for your tips. I have a blog I just started and really need some followers www.marytaylorsproductreviews.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome Mary! Start visiting other blogger's blogs and leave thoughtful comments. Join Facebook groups in your niche.

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  36. Thank you for this wonderful post. I have been an active user of product review companies and decided that I would start a blog to show everyone how easy it was to do it. My blog is slow going right now but getting inspirational ideas from fellow bloggers like yourself does show me that all the hard work will be worth it in the end. I would love to post a link to your page on my blog of pages that I am following if that is ok with you.

    http://www.mamasurvey365.us

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  37. I just want to thank you for writing this! I am a beauty vlogger on Youtube and am just getting started so I came across this when searching for products to sample and discuss on my channel. I think I signed up for most of these! So informative, it's greatly appreciated.

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  38. Awesome info , thank you very much GBG

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  39. I know that his article is older but, I am so grateful to you! So many bloggers and vloggers are very secretive with this information(I don't know why..there is more than enough to go around) Thank you so much! I was starting to feel like there was no hope..though I was trekking on and walaa..your post. Thanks again

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