RetireAt21 made a great post yesterday detailing 10 “make money online” blogs and charting them out based on their paid review results. Michael Dunlop, from RetireAt21, purchased paid reviews from each of the 10 sites and kept track of the results from each.
This is an extremely useful chart with invaluable information. What’s even better is that Michael told me that he plans on purchasing more paid reviews from other sites in the future and update the list. It would be great to see the results from a John Chow or Zac Johnson review.
Okay, so I’m a bit biased being ranked #1 and all, but you can’t deny that such a list is very useful. Michael Ranked me #1 because:
“Tyler gave the best review by far, offering suggestions, constructive criticism and feedback. He obviously researched the website and did a great job because of it!”
While I’m ranked #1, two other blogs beat me for CPC. Jonathan Volk at $0.14 and Courtney Tuttle at $0.17. I can’t tell you how cheap this is for highly-targeted traffic, especially in this niche. And especially in such volume.
I’ve been preaching for a long time now how my paid reviews are a bargain when compared to others available, and here’s some more proof 🙂 However, it’s important not to take this chart as written in stone. Some products and websites fare better than others, it’s only natural. If you want a review done of your pedicure site, it will naturally get lower interest than if you got your graphic design business reviewed.
A few other notes about the chart:
- My paid review price is now $130, but when Michael purchased it the price was $120.
- Michael got the John Cow review half-price; his actual price is $200 which would make the CPC $0.60
- Infected By Bugs offered to refund Michael his money because of the low CTR, and kept checking with him how his advert was going and if there was anything he could do. In the end he placed an advert on his forum as added compensation.
I really appreciate the list, and will definitely return to it when I do my large marketing promotion for PublisherSpot in a couple weeks. I’ll most likely be purchasing reviews from the top 5 blogs on the list, as that will be give me over 1,000 highly-targeted clicks within a day or two alone!
Thanks again to RetireAt21 for sharing his results with us.