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New Service: ReviewU Now

Right now I have around twenty unanswered ReviewU requests. They’re sitting in my queue, alone and unloved, waiting for the day that I will write about them. Why haven’t I reviewed these sites yet? Well, honestly, there’s nothing wrong with most of them. They’re perfectly good sites, and I like to have something to rant about in my ReviewU entries. In other words, I don’t find them interesting and don’t really want to write about them.

Yesterday this site passed 100 RSS readers for the very first time. It occurred to me that I now have a sizeable audience, and that a plug from me may hold some value. I’ve always said that it’s ultimately up to me whether or not I review your site in a ReviewU, and now I’d like to launch a new service that will guarantee a review: ReviewU Now. This service will be pretty similar to ReviewMe, but without the middle man. In exchange for a guaranteed 300+ word review, I’ll be charging $$$. What will I do with that money? Well, I’ll probably use it to buy a bunch of Jones Soda, which I happen to adore. I’ll then take a picture of me drinking said soda with a sign with your site’s logo/URL on it. While this serves no practical purpose for you, it increases brand recognition for me. As far as I know, I’ll be the only blogger who reviews sites while drinking Jones Soda.

I’ll still offer free reviews, but of course, those aren’t guaranteed. If you absolutely want/need a review from this site, you’ll have to pay up. I’m starting it at $10 per review, and I’ll be increasing the price for every additional 100 RSS readers I get ($20 for 200 readers, $30 for 300, etc). I’ll scale that back once I hit 1,000 readers, whenever that happens.

I’ll be updating the ReviewU page shortly, and I’ll have a new button up as soon as I can. I’m curious to see how this will be received, so please let me know what you guys think.

EDIT: Button is up and the ReviewU page has been updated to include a description of the service and a paypal button.

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5 Responses to “New Service: ReviewU Now”

  1. C-Squared Says:

    Eventually, when you become super rich, you can create your own brand of soda and drink that instead. Although…Jones Soda is pretty great.

  2. Sabrina Says:

    Never heard of Jones Soda but I’d quicklike pay for a review for $10, get that page up and I’ll pay up…this is exactly the kind of site I’d pay to review MouthyGirl.com.

  3. Geoff Says:

    Ok, it’s up.

  4. Sabrina Says:

    You’ve got mail at PayPal. :)

  5. Andreas @ Xavier Media Says:

    I would say that it’s worth the money :D , but what if a boring site pay you for the review? Then you have to do the review anyway :???:


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