I received a question today about reviewing products before promoting them as an affiliate and I thought that it was such a good question that I'd talk about it over here.
Here's the question…
I have purchased Affiliatenaire, Membernaire, and Homepreneur Habits, so I feel pretty confident in writing reviews about them.
Do I need to purchase those to be able to write about and be an affiliate for those products?
My husband and I just went through a bankruptcy and our brick and mortar business has become very slow, so right now, buying those is not an option, although, I would like to some day. I am hoping that I can generate enough to be able to pay for my membership in Affiliatenaire and Membernaire because I am learning so much and feel like I am finally able to do something that will generate some income.
Thank you for all that you and Jimmy do for us. I for one certainly appreciate it.
Here's my response….
Regarding your questions of buying up all of the courses, take your time. Please. It seems like I've been talking people out of buying courses lately more than talking them into buying, but you need to keep your roof over your head and implement what you've already learned before buying more.
If money is tight, then hold off on writing your own affiliate product reviews and, instead, post the following to your blog.
- Set up text interviews with experts. (I'd be happy to do an interview if you email me a few questions.)
- Give away free reports, audios and videos from Brandable Stuff.
- Record short audios or videos on your PC and post them to your blog. You can do tutorials, video reviews, audio interviews, videos with a flip camera of your office or you, anything that you can imagine related to your blog topic.
- Review other courses that you've taken even free online courses.
- Post free reprint articles from FreeAffiliateArticles.com or Free Reprint Articles by Women – I always recommend that you write your own introduction though, when posting reprint articles.
- Review business books that you can get from the library.
- Buy some cheap business PLR here or grab this free PLR from my site.
That will keep you growing your blog (and keeping your focus) without breaking the bank, until you can afford to purchase more courses and review them properly.
PS. We do provide drafts of product reviews in Jimmy D. Brown's affiliate center, but of course recommend that you review the course personally for best results.