Rejecting ReviewMe Offers

It’s no secret that I get a ton of ReviewMe requests. It’s the old, “When it rains, it’s pours” analogy and the review request has been pouring in this month. However, some of the requests have almost nothing to do with what this blog covers. For example, I received a request from a site selling a “Resveratrol.” What the hell is that? According to the request:

Resveratrol is a phytoalexin (antibiotic) produced naturally by several plants to primarily protect them against fungus. It has been found that this also has a number of beneficial health effects, such as anti-cancer, antiviral, neuro-protective, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and life-prolonging effects have been reported. Our capsules have a high amount of Resveratrol, as we have looked at the various studies and found no capsules being offered with the equivalent amount of Resveratrol as reported by the scientific studies.

Now I realize I cover many topics besides make money online. However, I don’t believe I have ever once wrote about a phytoalexin. Why this company would order a review from me is very strange. Maybe they think readers would be interested in the product or maybe they think I can’t say no to the money. Being as evil as I am, I am tempted to just provide a link to them in this post, call it a review and take them for $300. 😈

Reader Finally Strikes ReviewMe Gold

I guess we can file this under the, “See. I do know what I’m talking about” category (that is, if I had one).

I sincerely want to thank you for a piece of advice given on your site.

I recently entered the ‘ReviewMe’ game and took your advice of sponsoring a few of my own reviews to show advertisers what they could receive if they purchased a review.

Yesterday, I received payment for a review ordered directly through me and today ReviewMe sent me my first email telling me that someone had purchased a review.

My first thought when I received the email was “I owe this to John Chow” so I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me make money online. πŸ™‚

Kumiko Suzuki

Now, if I can just get her to join AGLOCO.


51 thoughts on “Rejecting ReviewMe Offers”

  1. Vik says:

    I guess the reason people do it is because you’re a 5 star blog and $300 is an awesome deal so that’s why you get so many trying to get you to do their review.

  2. Hmm, if I sponsored my own review it would have to be something that isn’t real. Like doing a review of Spiderman 5 or something. OH… that is a great idea. Need to look into that.

    1. Marc says:

      That’s interesting, but I think I can come up with better things to promote than something no one will search for πŸ˜‰

  3. thesilly1 says:

    Now that you’ve written about phytoalexin you probably ‘could’ do the review me. πŸ‘Ώ

    Seriously though great work Kumiko!

  4. Dian says:

    It’s going to be really hard john to get her to your agloco member :))
    eventhough she had great writings as always πŸ™‚

    1. John Chow says:

      I like it when they resist. It means they’ll be unshakable once you turn them. 😈

      1. Kumiko says:

        I get the feeling AGLOCO wouldn’t accept me even if I wanted to join!

        1. Hawaii SEO says:

          Congratulations Kumiko! πŸ˜€

        2. Derrich says:

          Whatever! They probably have a “Welcome to Agloco, Kumiko” party already planned. They’re just waiting for you to pull the trigger. πŸ˜›

        3. Joshua says:

          Make them pay you the big bucks when you sign on to promote Agloco!

      2. Babak says:

        Kshhh… Luke… ksshhh I am you.. father..

        Noooooooo!

        πŸ˜†

      3. James says:

        The last sentence in that post is one of the funniest I have seen here.

  5. Babak says:

    “Now, if I can just get her to join AGLOCO.”

    πŸ˜†

    What’s the difference if anyone joins or not? Agloco won’t be paying anyone anything.

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s a joke. Makes no diff to me if she joins or not. I’m still increasing by 300 per day. 😈

      “Agloco won’t be paying anyone anything.” Pretty matter of fact headline. That’s what I like about the Internet. It’s posted on a blog so it must be true! :mrgreen:

      1. Babak says:

        LoL, I know John, that’s why I put the laughing emoticon in there πŸ˜‰

        btw, congrats on the increase John. When they convert to actual downloads and receive actual $$ I’ll raise my glass to you (once again).

        If we go by the Kontera example, more than 50% won’t even download/install when (if ever) the viewbar becomes available. And consider that Kontera is a well established company which is paying $$ out immediately…. while Agloco has admitted that it won’t pay. I’d wager the % will be closer to 20% – again assuming its not vaporware.

        Cheers

        ps I hope you realize that this isn’t personal πŸ™‚ I actually like and admire you more than you may imagine

      2. Marc says:

        “It’s posted on a blog so it must be true!”

        I guess that’s why we need a blogging code of ethics. I wonder if all of this is going to make people smarter about where they get their information or more gullible?

      3. Matt Jones says:

        The irony is that your counter arguement is also on a blog!

        1. Babak says:

          Matt, Matt, Matt… when will you learn that facts don’t matter? that attitude is more important?

          :mrgreen:

  6. Garry Conn says:

    Nice to see that you are selective with which reviews you accept and which ones you don’t.

    1. Marc says:

      I agree, that’s one of the main complaints from the peanut gallery. I’ve always found John’s sponsored posts to be quite reasonable. This is why, he ditches the junk.

      That says a lot too. Each review John rejects is saying “I’m not going to take your $150, go shop elsewhere.”

  7. Thats funny that you have to reject some. It makes perfect sense, and sounds like its a good problem to have for Mr. John Chow the web guru!!!

    1. Matt Jones says:

      I think quite a few people have to reject them, if they are too off topic it doesn’t matter how much they are offering (to an extent…)

  8. That is awesome, and funny you have been rejecting at first thought you’d think you would accept them all and take the cash money. But not necessarily, make sense though!

    Its a good problem to have sir!

  9. sonu says:

    All that may be because of blog marketing in internet world…… πŸ™‚

  10. Shaun Carter says:

    I have never heard of Resveratrol… but it’s interesting that ebay is the Kontera advertiser for that keyword.

    1. Derrich says:

      eBay and ToSeek A advertise for everything. Probably a good idea to eliminate those from your list of Kontera advertsers. 😎

  11. When you’ve included “drugs” in your list of categories, John, you know you’ve truly turned more evil than you already are. πŸ˜†

    1. Derrich says:

      I could use some Resveratrol right about now. Seriously, though, I wonder what the AdSense payout is for Resveratrol…or through Kontera. πŸ˜‰

  12. moneymaker says:

    wow thats good right, to have plenty of offers!

    for me, I’m still waiting for my first review … haiz

    1. Just sit tight, man, it’ll come; besides, with a name like moneymaker I’m sure you live up to it somehow. πŸ˜‰

    2. Derrich says:

      You and me both, moneymaker. Have you tried PayPerPost? I’m hestating, but getting close to pulling the trigger for some practice.

      1. Matt Jones says:

        Why are you hesitating? PayPerPost are great, and they just bought a new company so who knows what they are about to do! :mrgreen:

  13. Wow, and now with this link she will increase her traffic and then maybe get another review πŸ™‚ that’s cool.

    OFFTOPIC: I don’t know. But I had this feeling… i’m watching futurama, and Elzar looks a lot like John. Not sure? check an Elzar pic

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elzar#Elzar

    pretty similar, isn’t it? 😯

  14. hahahaha nice find

  15. Dj Flush says:

    lol John you already Reviewed that Resveratrol πŸ˜€ hahaha

    God you have some tactics

  16. Good call on that Resveratrol, John. Since there’s such a disconnect between your blog’s category and their site, it would have been a quick way for the client to waste $300. A better site for it would have been a health blog or a naturopathy/wellness blog. Sometimes, less is more. Sure, a review in a low traffic highly targeted blog might yield less direct visitors. However, due to the precision targeting, the linkback and direct traffic are more valuable.

  17. Abdul Aziz says:

    Agloco have missed their 2nd deadline if I m not mistaken. Hope its well worth the wait.

    1. Derrich says:

      It’s like that album you’ve been waiting for all year, and it keeps getting pushed back. *sigh* πŸ™„

  18. Tobsy says:

    The day Kumiko joins Agloco, time will stand still and the universe will implode.

  19. “Now, if I can just get her to join AGLOCO.”

  20. I made this suggestion! =P

  21. Russ says:

    Hey, when are you going to raise the cost? I think you should raise it in $50 increments. I hope one day I can get some ReviewMe’s!

    1. Matt Jones says:

      yeah he said he was going to increase the cost not long ago… imagine when he makes $1000 per review!

  22. Resveratrol??? What’s next? Viagra? Review Me becomes a consumer product review!

  23. Amanda says:

    It is a good idea but i really wish they would update quicker as I joined reviewme too soon and now have to wait.

  24. Simonne says:

    Wouldn’t it be a good idea to redirect those guys to other bloggers, who would like to cover that strange topic?

  25. It is better not to write than writing about what you do not know a thing!

  26. You could fire your image, by making wrong comments

  27. Thank god you reject some ReviewMe sites. If you didn’t, this blog may just seem like spam!

    -Sam from Market Matador

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