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How to Become a Product Reviewer

Tips, tricks and general advice on how to get in on PR/giveaways for your blog

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Comment by Ellen C on January 28, 2010 at 5:40am
I've spoken on the phone with several companies about review products. I'ts not unusual. Nobody is going to scam you just by knowing your addresss. It's a matter of public record. Anyone can go into your town or county office and request that and more. I can understand being careful but don't worry about something that common. Now if he wanted your social security number and your maiden name, I'd question it.
Comment by Cheri Elmore on January 28, 2010 at 2:50am
Kylee Thx for the heads up on truetwit- I do remember one of those being sent to me when I followed a Blogger once. I will definitely have to get that!
Thanks Tami for explaining how that happens sometimes...
On another note, I am now curious as to what the others of you are talking about. The letter received for a book review...
This is raising questions as to how I will know when a legit e-mail is sent versus a fishing or scam thing... AND how are they getting your e-mail (unless it is in your contact info) - To prevent phishing stuff do you have instructions in your contact info to list something specific or what have you so bots can't get through? I don't want to send my addy & ph # to someone thinking it is for a Vitamix (my dream) and end up getting scammed. Although many people have my address, I don't know how people can scam you by having your address that is already pretty public knowledge, just not everyone on the internet knowing it. Can anyone explain this? Sry it turned into a few questions all in one thought.
I guess I will be researching companies with a fine tooth comb!
Oh! Does anyone ever get phone calls for reviews or at least speak on the phone w/ any companies/PR Reps once the initial offer is given to go over details, etc? Thx guys!
Oh! & Good Luck w/ the new review for those who will be doing it.
Comment by Christy on January 28, 2010 at 1:45am
Hey Richele: Check your MBC inbox...I looked him up too, seems legit but so much for being special :P
Comment by Richele on January 28, 2010 at 1:35am
Oh..I did want to mention the guy who emailed us all about the books is a real guy. I did do a search on him.
Comment by Richele on January 28, 2010 at 1:18am
LOL. See we all thought we were special for a moment. Did he say in your letter that he got your name from other moms? Since his book is published by doubleday, I figured I got the email because I review books for DoubleDay. I bet he is just doing random searches of mom bloggers and emailed all he could.
Comment by Christy on January 28, 2010 at 1:01am
Hey---I got that book review email, too...weird! He seemed really nice, but now I'm all paranoid!
Comment by Richele on January 28, 2010 at 12:35am
If I make a giveaway last too long I'll forget about it..lol. I run short sweet giveaways..about a week.. really.
Comment by Richele on January 28, 2010 at 12:34am
The guy wrote me back so he will most likely write you back as well, Tiffany. But then again, I did tell him I needed 100 copies..LOL..no just kidding.
Comment by Kim Kihega on January 28, 2010 at 12:28am
Angie, I typically go 2 weeks. Bigger items go longer, it really all depends on the product. I've found that after the first few days, entries die down anyways until the very end.
Comment by Tiffany Derr on January 28, 2010 at 12:19am
I thought he sounded very professional! Will let you know if I hear something back!
 

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