Once your site is established — with a few dozen posts under your belt and a small stream of traffic — you will probably have more opportunities to make money with your blog than you have time for.
Just this morning I just finished a nicely-priced skin care product review (which combined bartered promotion and paid posting), declined six offers that were under my price point, and I still have over $100 in sponsored posts waiting to be written. And that doesn’t include any of the affiliate marketing, merchandising, sales, advertising space, or continuity program income that trickles in day and night passively.
Multiple streams of income is definitely the way to go when making money on the web.
Still, I’m always looking for new ways PopCred members can make money with their blogs. Today I received an offer from a website referral service called 32reviews. I hadn’t heard of this site before but decided to test it out and let you all watch the process of starting fresh with a new money-making opportunity and evaluating it for future income.
As the process moves along, I will update this page to include my progress in the program along with my opinions about how viable this system is.
If you choose to click through and try the program as well, please comment below and share your experiences!
I went to the 32reviews site and signed up for a free account. Immediately I was given access to my account, profile, and a referral account to invite others to join.
Within a few minutes, I was emailed a confirmation that included my account information. About ten minutes later, I received a “Sample Test” request. It had a link I was to click to go to a test site to see if I could follow the “detailed instructions” well enough to pass.
Once I got there, I read the instructions in the right sidebar carefully. I suggest you always do this with any service you use. It will save you time, money, and pain!
The test review page told me to click through to a website. The link forwards to a Lushli Facebook app. I changed the settings so that only I can see posts for this app on my timeline. (Why would I want to provide free advertising for a test app?)
Once I added the app, I went to the Lushli Facebook page and a popover opened with the three steps I should take. I was instructed to complete each step on the app and then write up my opinion on each of the steps back on the 32reviews “live test” page.
After about 10 minutes of work, my browser threw a temper tantrum and refreshed every single open browser window. Seriously.
After a bit of maintenance, I restarted the browser and started the review process again. On each section I added two paragraphs of pros and cons of my experience. Then I submitted the information. I got a confirmation page indicating that my submission was successful.
Now, I’m waiting to see if the information I submitted was sufficient.
Update: May 31
This morning I receive an email stating that I passed the test. I am not an “active user tester.”
The next step is to watch my email for notifications of paid review opportunities.
More to come!