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Getting bloggers to review your product

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by singingsleep, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. singingsleep

    singingsleep Regular Member

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    Hi all, I am having a hard time finding peers to advise on this so I figured I would post it here and see if anyone has been in a similar situation.

    I researched selling physical product in a niche, found it to be profitable and low risk etc. Well, no one buys the product without having blogger reviews done on them. I'd known this, but the problem now is the big and mid level bloggers seem to be backlogged. I don't have any contacts in the industry and offers to pay/sponsor projects with them are falling flat, surprisingly (who turns down money? lol...) I have contacted a fair amount of people but not all of them. I have read that 5-10 mid level blogger reviews are as good or better than one big one, I am assuming it's going to take 30 or more small blogger reviews which is going to cost me a hell of a lot more than I was planning, but not impossible.

    The problem is, things I "have read" aren't always panning out, lol.

    Has anyone ever promoted a product that pretty much relies on blogger reviews? If so, how did you rub elbows with bloggers or encourage them to accept you or reach out to them? If you had to use lower level bloggers, did you see the same results by using a lot of them?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Is there a way you can get them a piece of the action? Sometimes, offering a joint venture instead of just a free product or paying them straight up, is a nicer incentive. Give them a cut of the sales they drive for reviewing your product. Bigger bloggers like this offer more since they can leverage their traffic.
     
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    i guess you are not paying competitive prices that can be the reason why people are turning down your offer... have you researched the charges bit?
     
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    @coreyvf I had silently considered this, but thought it wouldn't be a viable option since the venture is so new, I mean me personally if I were in their shoes I would love that offer. It's great to hear someone say that has worked though, I will definitely start putting that offer out there.

    @gary2 Due to the nature of the niche and legalities, I just kinda threw the idea out there gently without discussing numbers, but from my research I am willing to offer much, much more than what they get from display ad spots or anything like that, publicly at least. Maybe I should throw out the actual numbers to them? The niche and scene is hardcore grassroots and organic and clique-y, I'm kinda afraid to just ask straight up if I can pay them off, there are only a few top bloggers for this and I don't want to offend them, piss them off or mess up my future chances with them etc.