How To Build A Killer Review Site…
Today I am going to teach you the known facts about making money with review style websites and how you can get started.
First let’s look at a few facts about review sites before I dig in here.
Pretty staggering statistics wouldn’t you say?
This leaves one question. If these work so well why isn’t eveyone building them?
They Simply Don’t Know How…
But, You Will….Pay Attention, Print This Out, Take Notes….
Part #1: Browse Online Market Places (Select A Niche From Known Markets)
The first thing you want to do is find a great niche market to get into. I suggest browsing Amazon or large online stores to find hot sellers.
Additionally, get into a market that you can build into a huge, large scale site (more on this in part #4). Sites like eBay and Amazon allow you to browse the top selling products.
Let me give you a couple examples. First eBay has eBay pulse which will show you the hottest markets on eBay. You can also break down the hottest markets by category too. Can it get any easier to find a hot niche?
On Amazon just look at the home page as it’s filled with all the hottest merchandise. Just make sure you’re not logged in to Amazon when you’re looking over the homepage or it will skew the results.
Also, you can visit Amazon’s top sellers page here. They update this hourly I believe.
These are just a couple of the many places you can start the thinking process.
Keep in mind this is only for niche selection ideas and you do not have to use the affiliate programs for these sites. You can use any affiliate programs you’d like.
Part #2: Layout Categories
After you pick your niche do all the normal stuff like buy a domain, install wordress and setup your configuration.
Next, layout your categories. You can do this via style, size or brand. Get as many categories listed as possible.
The reason we do this? Oganization. If you’re organized you can easily crush out a review site that can grow to enormous peaks.
Part #3: Pretty Theme
Get a nice theme. You’ll want a small budget for this.
I have 2 options for you.
Option 1: Join The Review Formula
Inside I’ll give you an awesome $97 review theme as part of the course. This theme is easily customizable and works with any affiliate program. It’s also designed just for review sites and is point and click simple.
Option 2: Genesis Themes
These are simple, geogeous and easy to use. The only downside is they’ll cost you almost what you’ll spend on the entire Review Formula Course including the theme I give you!
The nicer your site looks the better for graphically heavy sites. This is the main reason I suggest having a nice looking theme.
Part #4: Build Large
One thing you can do with review style sites is build theme large. Anytime a nw product comes out in your market it you can immediately review it. This will not only allow you immediate exposure and immediate traffic as you grow but it will position yourself as an authority.
Having those categories laid out as mentioned early will make your growth extremely simple.
Part #5: Promote Everywhere
You can do it all with this style of site. You can promote via video, article directories, social media or any other method. I really love video in this market because people love videos about product reviews. Youtube, Vimeo and Metacafe work nicely here.
I have also found that socia media (Facebook, Twitter, Etc) will share your reviews if you make them in-depth and make them personal.
Part #6: Track it
You’ll want to know how many clicks your product listings are getting so you can figure out what you most porpular items are.
It’s also important to pick a #1 product. A reviewed product that you want to promote over all the other products on your site!
Because, as people read your reviews (some good and some bad) they’re going to want to know which one you recommend as the best. In my experiences your #1 product should account for the majority of the sales your review site brings in!
This is the one product that you tell everyone about that comes to your site. The one you stamp as your BEST.
Don’t forget to promote your site normally by pumping it into the search engine ranks, link building, share it on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, articles, press releases and whever else you can.
Finally, have fun with a review site. Take the task seriously but keep the mood light. Enjoy building it and drink a glass of your favorite beverage while doing so.
Remember, as with all other sites, you can outsource any or all of the tasks to speed things up. You don’t need to do all of the writing yourself.
Have you ever built a reviw site? Planning on it? Have questions, comments? Do you love me or hate me? Let me know below.