Creating Product Review Videos

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Hello All!

I have recently started a YouTube channel and it is going very well. I'm creating videos based around all things internet marketing.

As I am progressing with the channel, I'm starting to think of ways to monetize other than just ads on the videos. I would like to review digital products such as Warrior Forum WSO's, products for JV Zoo, etc.

However, I'm having a difficult time coming up with a way to review products without:

A) Buying the products
B) Reviewing the product honestly, but not giving away the method. That would obviously defeat the purpose of trying to push the product as an affiliate

I'm looking for any advice or feedback as to how I should go about this. Thanks!
#creating #product #review #videos
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    If you want to sell WSOs or JVZoo products you join as an affiliate - if you want to 'review' without knowing anything about the products you are trying to sell, you'll probably be on the same path as 90% of the other affiliates doing the same. The 10% that make money with reviews are focused on specific tools and products designed to solve a defined problem.

    You can't 'review' something you don't know anything about - unless you regurgitate the sales pages and published 'testimonials'.

    Basing a business around 'all things internet marketing' is too broad in my opinion. If you choose to sell MMO products designed for IMers - become an expert in one or two areas.

    Better yet - why not review products that are items you have a true interest in - that you have as a hobby or experience in? To often new marketers think the only way to 'make money online' is to sell 'mke money online' products - and that can be the most difficult path to take.

    Probably not the answers you want - sorry. I'm more known around here for 'get real' rather than for 'just keep trying'....
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    • Profile picture of the author NilbogKing
      The channel has been going great so far. Already to 750 legitimate subscribers and some videos with over 30k views. The broad spectrum has worked pretty well so far. I guess I should have said I'm trying to extend our monetization reach rather than simply making this sound like something I just dredged up.

      I appreciate your input. I don't mind actually using the products and figuring out if they work, but I don't want to put hundreds of dollars into products at this point. I'm looking to try and get insight on how to get review copies for promoting.

      I guess promoting tools instead of methods/e-courses would be a better route since I wouldn't have to worry about giving out the method.
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      • Profile picture of the author gianbizz
        You may do some research about the product you want to promote easily by googling.
        Or you can pay a freelancer to do it, ask them to create a review article for the product.
        So, you could find ideas to review it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexandar33
        30k views seems like fantastic number for the start. Many people even if they pay never reach that number in first couple of months because they use wrong strategies. Promoting of tools instead of methods is far away better choice, with 750 subscribers you have huge potential to make things BIG!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex July
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      If you want to sell WSOs or JVZoo products you join as an affiliate - if you want to 'review' without knowing anything about the products you are trying to sell, you'll probably be on the same path as 90% of the other affiliates doing the same. The 10% that make money with reviews are focused on specific tools and products designed to solve a defined problem.

      You can't 'review' something you don't know anything about - unless you regurgitate the sales pages and published 'testimonials'.

      Basing a business around 'all things internet marketing' is too broad in my opinion. If you choose to sell MMO products designed for IMers - become an expert in one or two areas.

      Better yet - why not review products that are items you have a true interest in - that you have as a hobby or experience in? To often new marketers think the only way to 'make money online' is to sell 'mke money online' products - and that can be the most difficult path to take.

      Probably not the answers you want - sorry. I'm more known around here for 'get real' rather than for 'just keep trying'....
      I think it's not the best idea.
      What would I do? I would choose 1 reliable offer, buy it, and upload 20-30 valuable videos on different types. At the end of each video I would say "If you, guys, wanna learn more on making money online, click the link below, and buy a product".
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    The say is that 'You have to get your hands dirty'.

    Without actually using a product you can't review them to the full.
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  • Profile picture of the author robinaraoz
    Hi NilbogKing,

    Great question!

    One thing you can do is to approach the product creator and see if they can give you "review access" to the product and explain that you have a Youtube channel were you want to promote their product.

    In many cases I have received review access. Enough to properly review the product without purchasing it.

    You could also ask if they would give you review access in exchange for a written and/or video testimonial.

    Robin A. Palmer
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    It will be a little difficult to deliver an honest review video without getting inside the product. You can contact the product owner for review access. Most will be happy to help, since you are going to promote.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartprofitmoney
    Originally Posted by NilbogKing View Post

    Hello All!

    I have recently started a YouTube channel and it is going very well. I'm creating videos based around all things internet marketing.

    As I am progressing with the channel, I'm starting to think of ways to monetize other than just ads on the videos. I would like to review digital products such as Warrior Forum WSO's, products for JV Zoo, etc.

    However, I'm having a difficult time coming up with a way to review products without:

    A) Buying the products
    B) Reviewing the product honestly, but not giving away the method. That would obviously defeat the purpose of trying to push the product as an affiliate

    I'm looking for any advice or feedback as to how I should go about this. Thanks!
    Hello,

    You should know all about the product, when doing reviews, I myself, buy products every year and many, and do reviews on them, with major testing for all products I use, I only do reviews on products I like and use, I never bad talk a product, not my style,

    Also you should be an expert in IM marketing if your going to do reviews on products, this way you gain the viewers trust, don't do it for the money, do it because you love IM marketing,
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Some people take product reviews at face-value, others don't. Will you be pitching to alot of newbies, or to alot of people making "some" money online, but still are looking for that extra "boost" or "secret" that will take them to the top? Honestly i would buy the product and review it. Just make sure you market the product review really good.

    Wouldn't be good to buy a $500 product to review with a 75% commission..... only to find out that nobody wants to buy it. Then you're stuck in the hole.
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  • Profile picture of the author HansDavid
    If you are promoting JVZoo or JVshare offers, you can introduce, not review, products while at the same time entice your viewers to buy from your links with personalized bonuses.

    I often wrap up the offers with freebie products that has upsells so I can secure more backend purchase from my bonuses as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrskl
    this is a great topic, I will keep my notification on this
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    Originally Posted by NilbogKing View Post

    Hello All!

    I have recently started a YouTube channel and it is going very well. I'm creating videos based around all things internet marketing.

    As I am progressing with the channel, I'm starting to think of ways to monetize other than just ads on the videos. I would like to review digital products such as Warrior Forum WSO's, products for JV Zoo, etc.

    However, I'm having a difficult time coming up with a way to review products without:

    A) Buying the products
    B) Reviewing the product honestly, but not giving away the method. That would obviously defeat the purpose of trying to push the product as an affiliate

    I'm looking for any advice or feedback as to how I should go about this. Thanks!
    If you are not actually going to go through the products you review, then don't bother.

    It's very easy to see when someone is doing a review that doesn't actually own the product.

    New affiliates think they need to buy every product in order to review it. That's not the case. You can always ask the vendor for a "review copy" of the product. Many vendors will give you one, even if you are not an established affiliate yet.

    It never hurts to ask. You'll be surprised how many vendors will be willing to give you access to the product, even if it's only for a few days. That's all you need in order to go through it and create a great, honest review.

    Reviews that are hugely successful for me are what I call "insider" reviews. This is when I do a screen shot video from inside the product's membership area or download page. Of course, you need to be careful not to reveal sensitive info like the download URL (most products today are built inside membership sites or have protected download pages, so this is not usually a problem) or any parts of the product that would give away the method.

    These type of reviews do a few things. They build trust by showing the viewer that you own the product. They build credibility by showing them that you won't recommend a product that you don't have a lot of knowledge about and that you would use (or do use) yourself. And they build your following because anytime there is a new product that the viewer is interested in, they are most likely going to check your channel out to get a "sneak peek" inside the product.

    Vendors have absolutely no problem with reviews like this, as long as you don't give the product access details away, and as long as you don't show the entire product.
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  • Profile picture of the author copywriterpros
    My friend made a YouTube video channel for children products (like a toys but as well with other content) and so far he is doing very well. If you can write something more about your general idea and what is your primary goal that would help a lot in order to determinate in which direction you should go.
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    There are intermediate sites for these things, I knew one but I can no longer remember
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Brindamour
    NilbogKing,

    It's always a great idea to actually own the product that you are reviewing. One other idea may be to review companies, you may be able to provide an objective review without actually owning the products. I have a friend that does this an he is a multiple 6 figure earner using this method.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I never used or reviewed a WOW guide but I had great success with pre-sell videos like this one. Simply shot off the vendor's site.

    There was a time when I made two per day, for a wide variety of niches.


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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Do it with pre-sell videos as suggested by Brent Stangel above, and/or start to create your own product and sell it. Don't waste your time!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bella Lopez
    Ok, here's what I do to affiliate. I am a freelance writer and a blogger. So, I connect with these new brands and tell them that I am open for affiliate on my Youtube and Instagram accounts.

    Once that is done, people start contacting you and they will send you their products for a post or a YouTube video and you can charge them accordingly.

    It can be a free product + affiliate or an upfront cost + affiliate.

    That's what works for me.
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